Sir Nicholas Pelham memorial :: Shared Description

Sir Nicholas Pelham (1515-1559) of Laughton was son of Sir William Pelham and Mary (Carew). In 1537 he married Anne Sackville, they had issue 6 sons, including John and Thomas, and 4 daughters.
Sir Nicholas wears semi-armour; he is bareheaded and bearded. The women's clothes are considerably later in style - more typical of the 1590s than the 1560s. Anne Sackville wears a ruff, stomacher, farthingale, mantle, bonnet with rear lappet folded forwards, the hair forced up in front.

In 1549 he was made Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, and Knighted. He had also been a J.P.
At one point he was held in the tower for conspiracy, and his brother was involved in the Wyatt rebellion.
He was involved in the defence of Seaford against a French force which had previously burnt the village of Brighthelmstone.
The inscription on his memorial contains contains an amusing pun:
"What time ye French sought to have sackt Sea-Foord,
This Pelham did repelthem back aboord."
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ4110 : Monument to Sir Nicholas Pelham and wife, St Michael's church, Lewes by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4110 : Detail of Pelham sons, memorial, St Michael's church by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4110 : Pelham monument, St Michael's church, Lewes by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Sat, 12 Apr 2014, Updated: Sat, 12 Apr 2014

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