Boconnoc

North aisle west

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
1890
Number of lights
3
Maker
Not known
Main subject
SS Alban : George : Geraint
Tracery subject
Regimental badge of the Coldstream Guards. Left: arms of Dudley impaled with Leveson. Right: arms of Grenville with Pitt in escutcheon. Both arms are supported by angels.
Dedicatee
Lt Col Cyril Dudley Fortescue
Notes
  1. *Insertion=deathdate.
  2. Very much in Kempe style - manufacturer=CE Tute?
  3. Kelly’s Directory p 821, Kelly’s Directory p 1036.
  4. Death of dedicatee at Boconnoc: Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4
  5. Dedicatee was third son of of Hon George Matthew and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Fortescue.

The inscription below the window reads

Cyril Dudley Fortescue Lieut Colonel Coldstream Guards. Born . Served in action in the Soudan . Died . To the Glory of God and in memory of a beloved son, brother and uncle, this window is dedicated.

Nulli secundus (Second to none).

Tracery, top: the regimental badge and motto of the Coldstream Guards, to which Lt Col Fortescue belonged.

Tracery, left: the arms of Ryder, Earl of Harrowby (azure, three crescents or, on each an ermine spot sable, Burke 1884 p 883) impaled with Leveson (azure, three holly leaves or, Burke 1884 p 604) denoting the marriage of the dedicatee’s maternal grandfather, Dudley Ryder, Earl of Harrowby, to his maternal grandmother, Anne Leveson Gower. The arms are supported by two angels.

Tracery, right: the arms of Grenville (vert, on a cross argent five torteaux, Burke 1884 p 427) with the arms of Pitt (sable a fess chequy argent and azure between three bezants, Burke 1884 p 806) as an escutcheon in pretence, denoting inheritance by the Grenville family through Lady Anne Grenville on the death of her brother Thomas Pitt, Second Lord Camelford, a previous owner of Boconnoc, and thence through her sister-in-law, Hester Fortescue, née Grenville, the dedicatee’s paternal grandmother. The arms are supported by two angels.

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Left-hand light: St Alban, the first British martyr. In his left hand he holds a martyr’s palm frond and in his right hand a cross. His breastplate has a human head embossed on it, possibly a reference to his martyrdom by beheading. The knees appear to have been taken from a different design: they are too small, not oriented consistently with his upper body and the left knee in particular is pointing almost at right angles to his foot!

Centre light: St George, with the slain dragon at his feet. In his right hand he holds a broken spear; the tip is in the dragon.

Right-hand light: St Geraint. His left hand rests on a kite shield, and in his right hand he holds a spear.

Bottom left: Arms of Fortescue (azure a bend engrailed argent plain cotised or, Burke 1884 p 369) impaled with Ryder (azure, three crescents or, on each an ermine spot sable, Burke 1884 p 883).

Bottom centre: Arms of Fortescue (azure a bend engrailed argent plain cotised or, Burke 1884 p 369).

Bottom right: Arms of Fortescue (azure a bend engrailed argent plain cotised or, Burke 1884 p 369) impaled with Grenville (vert, on a cross argent five torteaux, Burke 1884 p 427).