Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

SMs3. St Mary’s aisle 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
Warrington, William
Main subject
Angel and two soldiers at empty tomb : Ascension
Revd William Woodis Harvey, Rector of St Mary’s.
Sarah Harvey, first wife of donor, died .
  1. Marriage of William Woodis Harvey to Miss Sarah Morgan of Penzance, Exeter Flying Post p 4.
  2. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3.
  3. Maker, insertion, donor, dedicatee Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3.
  4. Marriage of Revd William Woodis Harvey to Miss Frances Cox of Penn Cottage, near Beaconsfield, on , Berkshire Chronicle p 3.
  5. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3 Two very large East Windows of stained glass [Chancel east and South aisle east] have been put in, with a mortuary window [SMs3] in the aisle; and three other windows of stained glass [two of which are probably SMs4, and SMs5] are in preparation.
  6. The Ecclesiologist, No ⅬⅩⅩⅡ, June 1849, p 401. .Within the last few years five windows of stained glass have been inserted..
  7. The Ecclesiologist, No ⅬⅩⅩⅩⅢ April 1851, p 156. During the last few years, eight windows of painted glass by Mr. Warrington, have been put up in this church, at three several times. These were
    1845 Chancel east, South aisle east.
    1846 SMs3,
    1847 SMs4, SMs5.
    1850 SMs2, SMs6, SMs7.
  8. Polsue (J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol Ⅳ p 254. William Lake, Truro, ) conflates SMs2, SMs3 and SMs4 and their inscriptions, and thus refers to SMs5 as the second window in the south wall. He also gives the date in the inscription of SMs3 as ⅯⅮⅭⅭⅭⅩⅬⅡ (1842) instead of ⅯⅮⅭⅭⅭⅩⅬⅤ (1845).
  9. Reinserted by Fouracre and Watson in the same location, which had become St Mary’s Aisle of Truro Cathedral. Minutes of Truro Cathedral Executive Committee, TCM/435, .

Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen (Luke 24:5–6).

And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and … while he blessed them, he was parted from them (Luke 24:50–51).

In·Memoriam·Saræ·Harvey (In memory of Sarah Harvey, AD 1845).

Left: Angel announcing the Resurrection. Right: the Ascension.

Montage of the inscription that runs across the bottom of both lights, stretched horizontally for legibility.