Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s14. Baptistry vestibule 2

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
1
Maker
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
3. St John the Baptist
2. John the Baptist preaching
1. Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan
Donor
Walter Deeble Boger of Wolsdon, Antony, Torpoint, husband of dedicatee
Dedicatee
Amelia Harriet Boger, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Holmes Bosworth of Westerham, Kent, died aged 47
Notes
  1. Death of dedicatee, Morning Post p 1, Western Morning News p 1, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, Kent and Sussex Courier p 3.
  2. Intention to donate, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  3. Donor, dedicatee, subject, insertion, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7. The three windows of the Baptistry vestibule, the other two being s13 and s15 , were all given at the same time by the same donor in memory of the same dedicatee.
  4. The Baptistry vestibule has been re-ordered as the Chapel of SS Samson and Boniface.

TO · THE · GLORY · OF · GOD · AND · IN · LOVING · MEMORY · OF · AMELIA · HARRIET · WIFE · OF · WALTER · DEEBLE · BOGER · OF · WOLSDON · WHO · DIED · THE · · AGED · 47

The dedication runs across the bases of s13, s14 and s15.

S[ANCTUS] JOANNES BAP[TISTUS] (St John the Baptist)

3. St John the Baptist, holding a staff and a banner on which is written Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold the Lamb of God) (John 1:29).

PÆNITENTIAM · AGITE (Repent ye [for the kingdom of heaven is at hand]) (Matthew 3:2)

2. John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judaea.

HIC · EST · FILIUS · MEUS · DELECTUS [sic] (This is my beloved Son) (Matthew 3:17)

1. John the Baptist baptises Christ in the river Jordan, with the Holy Spirit descending like a ray of light. John holds a staff and a banner on which is written Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold the Lamb of God) (John 1:29). The inscription is a mis-spelling of Hic est filius meus dilectus.