Selby Monument, Ightham church :: Shared Description

There are two Sir William Selbys represented in this monument by William Wright of Charing Cross.
The lower effigy is William I, 1532-1612. The family lived in Berwick and had estates in Northumberland and County Durham. They were originally from Selby in Yorks.
William I was knighted in 1603, and never married. He was a cavalryman of some distinction, and moved to Ightham in 1591. When William I died, his estate went to his nephew William III.

William III 1556-1638, was a Gentleman Porter and MP, and became quite wealthy in his old age.
He married Dorothy Bonham, whose monument is adjacent in the church. They had no heir. He lived at Ightham Mote until his death.

The reclining style of the effigies was fashionable for a while around the time of Charles I, and it is similar to the Fettiplace tombs SP2712 : Fettiplace tombs, St Mary's church, Swinbrook
The upper, later effigy is a more casual pose.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ5956 : Selby Monument, St Peter's church, Ightham by Julian P Guffogg
TQ5956 : Selby Monument, St Peter's church, Ightham by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ5956 : Selby Monument, St Peter's church, Ightham by J.Hannan-Briggs


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Created: Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Updated: Tue, 30 Dec 2014

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