St Mary the Virgin's Church, Deerhurst (Memorial Brass/2)

Recent Photograph of St Mary the Virgin's Church (Memorial Brass/2) (Deerhurst)

One of a group of Cass[e]y Brasses, behind which can be seen portions of Saxon masonry and (yet another) blocked up doorway.

This brass records the death on 23 May 1400 of Sir John CASSY, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in the reign of Edward III, and his wife Alicia. The inscription reads (in finely cut black letters, with beautiful ornaments between each word) “Hic jacet Johes Cassy miles quondam Capitalis Baro S[ca]cc[ar]ii Regis qui obiit xxiii die Maii Anno Dni MCCCC, et Alicia uxor ejus qu~or [?] aïabus pp~er [propter?] deus.”.

The Chief Baron is represented in his robes, with a lion at his feet; his wife in a long loose flowing dress, fastened at the wrists and round the neck. She has a dog at her feet with his name “Tirri” engraved on his side.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 23rd May 2007.
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