Bodmin, St Petroc

s3. South Chapel south 1

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Clayton & Bell?
Main subject
Suffer little children above scenes from the childhood of Christ
2. Suffer little children
1a. Adoration of the Christ-child by Mary and Joseph, with angels 1b. Adoration of the Magi 1c. Presentation in the temple 1d. Flight into Egypt
Tracery subject
Angel with child: two armorials
B1. Angel holding child
A1. Arms, crest and motto of Gilbert
A2. Arms of Gilbert et al.
John Pomeroy Gilbert, second son of Revd Walter Raleigh Gilbert, died aged 8
  1. Death of dedicatee Morning Post p 1, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  2. Insertion from date of death of dedicatee
  3. Manufacturer from style

Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God (based on Matthew 19:14)

To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of John Pomeroy Gilbert 2nd son of the Revd Walter Raleigh Gilbert Born Died

B1. Angel holding child
A1. Arms, crest and motto of Gilbert. The arms of Gilbert of The Priory, Bodmin are argent on a chevron gules three roses of the field, although the chevron here appears to be sable (black), not gules (red). The crest is a squirrel sejant on a hill vert feeding on a crop of nuts proper and the motto is Mallem mori quam mutare (Prefer death to change) (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 399. , London, Harrison & Sons).
A2. Various arms, and the motto of Gilbert.
1a. The Nativity. The Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph, an angel and the infant Jesus in the manger. In the background are an ox and ass.
1b. The Adoration of the Magi.
1c. The Presentation in the Temple.
1d. The Flight to Egypt