Kenwyn, St Keyne or St Cuby

Tower west

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Wailes, William?
Main subject
Arms :- Trist (1776) and Milles (1781) : Browne (1850), Vautier (1857) and churchwarden Edward Carlyon (1847) : curate Polwhele and Cornish (1828).
Tracery subject
Royal arms and arms of Henry Phillpotts as Bishop of Exeter.
See notes 4 and 5.
  1. Death of Revd Richard Polwhele, , Exeter Flying Post p 2.
  2. Death of Sarah Cornish, née Kestell, widow of George Cornish, mother of Revd GJ Cornish, on , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 3.
  3. *Manufacturer from style of inscriptions, but font is also very similar to South transept west by Lavers and Barraud.
  4. Probably to commemorate appointment of Revd EH Browne (former vicar of Kenwyn) as Bishop of Ely Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 3, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6 (letter signed MWJ—perhaps Revd Jeffreys Wilkins Murray?), Western Daily Mercury p 2.
  5. Steps will be taken without delay to insert window commemorating the elevation of Revd Browne Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  6. Two memorial windows [presumably South Chapel south 1 and South Chapel south 2], each of three lights, will ere long be erected in the south aisle, and also an armorial window in the tower are in progress John Bull p 12.
  7. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol Ⅱ p 327. William Lake, Truro, .
  8. Death of Edward Trewbody Carlyon, , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  9. The arms of Vautier impaling Grant appear also in the right-hand light of Old Kea South aisle west.

Main lights

Tracery left: the royal arms.

Tracery right: Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter . The arms of the Diocese of Exeter (gules two keys in saltire or, surmounted of a sword in pale proper, hilt gold (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 335. , London, Harrison & Sons) are impaled with the arms of Phillpotts (gules, a cross argent between four swords erect of the last, pommels and hilts or (Burke , op. cit., p 800). The church was in the Diocese of Exeter when the window was inserted, until the Diocese of Truro was established in .

George James Cornish, vicar . The arms of Cornish of Blackhall are sable a chevron embattled or, between three roses argent, and the crest is a Cornish chough proper (Burke , op. cit., p 230). The parents of George James Cornish were George Cornish and Sarah Kestell, and the arms of Kestell are argent a chevron sable between three falcons close proper (Burke , op. cit., p 562). He married Harriet Wilmot, and the arms of Wilmot of Chaddesden, Derby are sable on a fess or between three eagles’ heads couped argent as many escallops gules a canton vairé ermine and of the fourth (Burke , op. cit., p 1119).

Richard Polwhele, curate –?. The arms of Polwhele are sable a saltire engrailed ermine, and the crests are 1. a Blackamoor’s head with an olive branch in his mouth and 2. a bull gules with horns or. The motto is Karenza wheelas karenza (Love begets love). (Burke , op. cit., p 812).

Richard Milles, vicar . The arms of Milles of Suffolk are argent, a chevron between three millrinds sable, and the crest is a hare sejant proper in the mouth three ears of wheat or (Burke , op. cit., p 687) The second wife of Richard Milles was Susanna Horndon, whom he married on at St Dominick, Cornwall. The arms of Horndon of Cornwall are argent a heron volant in fess azure membered or between three escallops sable (Burke , op. cit., p 507).

Edward Trewbody Carlyon, churchwarden –?. The arms of Carlyon of Tregrehan are sable, a plate between three castles argent each charged with a cross crosslet gules, and the crest is a demi lion rampant gules, ducally crowned or, collared argent, holding between his paws a bezant (Burke , op. cit., p 169). Edward Trewbody Carlyon married Frances Maria Trist (see below for arms of Trist).

John Trist, vicar . The arms of Trist are azure, a quatrefoil pierced or, within an orle of estoiles of the second, a canton ermine, and the crest is an osprey proper standing on a mount vert, and holding in its beak a fish argent (Burke , op. cit., p 1031). The motto of Trist is Nec triste nec trepide (Neither sad nor fearful). John Trist’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Browse (Burke, Bernard, Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders’ Kin, p 296. , London, Harrison) and the arms of Browse are azure, three garbs or, banded gules (Burke , op. cit., p 136). The other component of the crest is a garb or, banded gules, which probably comes from Browse. John Trist married Jane Milles, daughter of the Revd Jeremiah Milles, rector of Duloe (see above for arms of Milles).

Richard Vautier, vicar . The arms and crest of Vautier are or, an eagle rising proper (Burke , op. cit., p 1032). Richard Vautier married Isabella Jane Grant. The arms of Grant are gules, a boar’s head couped between antique Eastern crowns or (Burke , op. cit., p 420).