Kelway Monument, Exton :: Shared Description

The finest of the Harrington monuments is in the south transept and is known as the Kelway monument. Here are Robert Kelway, a noted Elizabethan lawyer who died in 1581, John Harington (the eldest son of James and Lucy) who married Anne daughter of Robert Kelway, and her child. John Harington was created Baron Harington of Exton in 1603 by James I and looked after the king’s eldest daughter Elizabeth, who was to become Queen of Bohemia. One of the rides in the Park, in Tunneley Wood, is known as the Queen of Bohemia’s ride. The monument is outstanding, made of alabaster and very well decorated. The effigy of Robert Kelway lies in the centre and, kneeling in front of him, his son-in-law and daughter with her child. The portraiture and the clothes are excellently carved.
Translation:-
Here lies Robert Keylwey a distinguished esquire amongst civilians (whilst he lived), renowned for talent, learning and virtue, who loved retirement, lived as a Christian and died in the Lord on the 21st of February in the year of our Salvation, 1580, and the 84th year of his age. He left Anne his sole heiress and only most dearly loved daughter married to John Harrington of Exton, Knt., whom he had always affectionately loved as a son and a friend, which Anne the said John had during the life of the aforesaid Robert two children, a son, Kelway, who died Dec 2nd 1570, 21 weeks old, and lies buried here with his grandfather, and also a daughter Lucy still surviving, and ‘may God grant her a long life. To pay, therefore, a just tribute to so dear and affectionate a parent and to leave to prosperity an evidence of their deep gratitude, the said John and have “raised this monument and dedicated it to their father, Keylwey, and their son, Keylwey (to their lasting memory if it so please God), if God will, as a sepulchre for themselves also.
by Julian P Guffogg
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SK9211 : Kelway monument, Exton Church by Julian P Guffogg
SK9211 : The eagle looks on – Church of St Peter & St Paul by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9211 : Robert Kelway, Memorial, Exton Church by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9211 : Kelway Harrington Memorial, Exton Church by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9211 : Anne Harrington, née Kelway, Memorial, Exton church by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9211 : Kelway Monument, Ss Peter & Paul church, Exton by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9211 : Robert Kelway, Memorial, Exton Church by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9211 : Kelway Harrington, Ss Peter & Paul church by Julian P Guffogg
SK9211 : John Harrington, Memorial, Exton church by J.Hannan-Briggs


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Created: Fri, 31 Aug 2012, Updated: Fri, 31 Aug 2012

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