SK9674 : Skull detail, Randes Memorial, St Vincent's Burton

taken 10 years ago, near to Burton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Skull detail, Randes Memorial, St Vincent's Burton
Skull detail, Randes Memorial, St Vincent's Burton
A monument in memory of Christopher Randes, d.1639 and his wife Katherine. This has small kneeling figures of Father with four boys and Mother and three girls as well as a small babe (Moundeford) in swaddling clothes and an unusual strap work decoration down each side with memento mori. The interesting thing is that the right hand side tassel actually manages to hang upwards. It is assumed that this monument has been moved or restored since its original installation, and the decorated panel incorrectly reinserted.
Christopher Randes was born in 1573 in St Margarets, Lincolnshire, son of Thomas and Mary Randes. He first married Faith Dighton in about 1562 and they had 2 children, Thomas and Edmond. His second wife was Katherine Moundeford (b.1588) from Norfolk. They had 5 sons and 3 daughters. His son Christopher (Xofer) died in his 20's in 1639, apparently at the same time as Katherine. Moundeford died as a baby aged 3 months.
It is believed they lived in a large house on the site of the current Manor House.
The inscription reads:
"Christopher Randes, Esq, ye sonne of Tho. ye eldest sonne of Hen. Holbech, als Randes, D.D.,Bishop of Rochester and Lincoln, Reg Henry 8th. Leaving ye hopeful progeny of sonnes and daughters by his vertuos wives Faith Dighton and Kath. Moundeford, Feb ye 4th, Anno Dni., Fell asleepe in the Lord AEtat suaE 66. To the pietious memory of her dearest husband. Neare unto rest the bodys of Christopher Randes, Esc, and Katheren his wife, daughter pf Tho. Moundeford, of Lon. Dr in Phy. by whom he had issue 5 sonnes Tho., Xofer, Mounderford, Hen, John, and 3 daughters, Mary, Brigit,and Elizabeath.
The said Xofer departed Feb 4th Ao.Dni.1639."

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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Burton by Lincoln 
Church (from Tags)
St Vincents 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9616 7458 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.5711N 0:33.5962W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9616 7459
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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