Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s15. Baptistry vestibule 3

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. Noah
2. John the Baptist reproaches Herod Antipas and Herodias
1. The beheading of John the Baptist
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 s14 , 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.

NOE (Noah)

3. Noah, with a dove on his left hand and holding a model of the Ark in his right hand.

NON · LICET · TIBI · HABERE · EAM (It is not lawful for thee to have her) (Matthew 14:4)

2. John the Baptist reproaches Herod Antipas, with Herodias standing behind them.

MISITQUE · ET · DECOLLAVIT · JOANNEM (And he sent, and beheaded John [in the prison]) (Matthew 14:10)

1. The kneeling figure of John the Baptist is beheaded in prison. The executioner stands behind him wielding the sword.