St Mellion, St Mellanus

s6. South transept south

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
3
Maker
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
Christ on empty tomb with SS Peter and John and Three Marys.
Tracery subject
Alpha and Omega symbols.
Donor
Miss Coryton (sister, probably Charlotte).
Dedicatee
Jemima Coryton (died aged 47?) and Elizabeth Coryton (died aged 35).
Notes
  1. Maker, donor, subjects, insertion, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 7, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6.
  2. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 307. William Lake, Truro, .
  3. Kelly’s Directory pp 814–815.
  4. Kelly’s Directory p 955.

s6. IN·MEMORY·OF·JEMIMA·CORYTON WHO·DIED··AGED LXX

IN·MEMORY·OF·ELIZABETH·CORYTON WHO·DIED··AGED·XXXV

The Resurrection. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 307. William Lake, Truro, , gives the age of Jemima Coryton on the inscription as XLVII (47); see below.

s6 tracery. Alpha and Omega symbols.

s6. The left-hand light shows the three holy women bringing spices to anoint Christ’s body, the central light shows Christ, with stigmata on His hands and feet, standing on the empty tomb and the right-hand light shows SS Peter and John.

s6 inscriptions. The upper inscription is at the bottom of s6 a and the lower one at the bottom of s6 c. The right-hand end of the s6 a inscription is misaligned with the rest of it and is written in a different font (compare the letter Y in CORYTON with the one in MEMORY, for example). J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 307. William Lake, Truro, , quoting the inscription, gives Jemima Coryton’s age as XLVII (47, implying she was born in or ) whereas the age shown in the inscription is LXII (62, implying she was born in or , which is not consistent with her mother being born in ). It seems likely, therefore, that the right-hand end of the s6 a inscription has been repaired with an incorrect value for Jemima Coryton’s age at her death.