East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(137) HORSTED KEYNES, St. Giles

Norman with 13th-century additions, North transept now gone, North arcade restored in 1888 - Nairn & Pevsner (540); in 1724 it was reported that the patron is William Pigot, a minor, and that one James Pigott owns a chancel in good repair (Ford); for the journal of the rector of Horsted Keynes (1655-79), Giles Moore, see Bird (Journal of Giles Moore); all arms recently restored.

137A Mural monument for Anthony ELLIS, d. 1712

-  North transept, West wall, above head height.

-  c.85(W) x 81(H)~Good.

-  White on black; pointed pediment over a cornice; M.I. (11 lines, engraved); signed (baseplate lower right): 'R. BROWN / 58, GT RUSSELL ST/ LONDON'.

-  Anthony Ellis, b. 1630 - bur. 17 Jul 1712; his son, Thomas, b. 18 Jan 1684 - bur. 8 Mar 1754; their descendant, George Ellis, of East Grinstead.

137B Ledger for Francis WYATT, d. 1713

-  North tower arch floor, partly obscured.

-  Inaccessible~Damage to East end; repairs and local losses.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills upper 50% of a freestone slab; head to East.

137C Mural monument for Richard WYATT, d. 1816

-  Chancel North wall, at head height.

-  100(W) x 116(H)~Good.

-  A thin black lunette on a narrow moulded cornice supported by fluted pilasters; a white oval plaque within a rectangular black panel; base moulding; below, 2 corbels with roundel decoration and a curved apron supporting an escutcheon; signed (lower right): 'Hargraves, Mason, Lewes'.

-  Richard Wyatt, Esq., of Treemans, Horsted Keynes, Sheriff of Sussex, d. 11 Jan 1816, aet 67.

137D Mural monument for Richard WYATT, d. 1753

-  Chancel North wall, at head height.

-  128(W) x 210(H)~Good; faded.

-  In grey marble; yellow marble frame around a white panel with M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black); above, an urn within a broken scrolled pediment on a moulded entablature supported on pilasters; below, base mouldings, then, a curved apron with coloured escutcheon; scrolled corbels; signed (left base moulding): 'R. Chambers' (with Hebrew M.I. to right).

-  Richard Wyatt, Esq., of Treemans, Horsted Keynes, d. Jan 1753, aet 63; his wife Susanna, d. 29 Jun 1774, aet 72, daughter of late Sir Thomas Molyneux, Knt., of Loseley, Surrey.

137E Mural monument for Elisabeth DALMAHOY, d. 1788

-  Sanctuary, North wall, high.

-  80(W) x 110(H)~Very good.

-  In white marble, unframed tablet; M.I. (12 lines, engraved, black), set landscape-wise; above, an urn on a straight cornice; below, black base moulding on 2 fluted corbels.

-  Elizabeth Dalmahoy, d. 13 Jul 1788, aet 61; daughter of John Board, Esq. of Paxhill; and widow of Alexander Dalmahoy, Esq.; her daughter Frances Ayliffe Dalmahoy.

137F Mural monument for George HAY, d. 1737, his wife Margaret, d. 1740, and family

-  Sanctuary, North wall, at head height.

-  88(W) x 191(H)~Very good; fading.

-  Mostly white marble; an escutcheon on a straight moulded cornice over an unframed tablet, set portrait-wise; M.I. (engraved, black) fills surface; ornamental scrolled lines; below, base moulding; black curved apron between fluted corbels.

-  Rev. George Hay, A.M., rector at Horsted Keynes, 32 years, d. 1728 [sic], aet 84; his wife of 52 years, Margaret, d. 1732 [sic], aet 84; their issue 11 - youngest daughter, Margaret, d. 16 Aug 1767, aet 70, the wife of William Dalmahoy, Esq., son of Alexander Dalmahoy, Bart.; also, Alexander Dalmahoy, died an infant, first son of Alexander Dalmahoy, Esq., of London; also Alexander Dalmahoy, Esq., of London, d. 10 Oct 1781, aet 57, and his wife, Elizabeth, second daughter of John Board, Esq., of Paxhill, Sussex; their issue - 2 sons and 8 daughters.

137G Mural monument for Saphira LIGHTMAKER, d. 1704

-  Chancel, South wall, at head height.

-  114(W) x 222(H)~Very good; rust spots; faded.

-  Grey marble frame; straight entablature; Ionic pilasters; M.I. (engraved) fills white marble tablet, set portrait-wise; M.I. includes a line of Greek; above, a decorated escutcheon; below, a thick curved base moulding; curved apron with foliate relief; cherub's head as corbel.

-  Saphira Lightmaker, d. 20 Dec 1704, aet 81, wife of Edward Lightmaker, Gent., of Broadhurst, Sussex, a widow for 44 years; daughter of Dr. Alexander Leighton, D.D.; sister to Robert Leighton, late archbishop of Glasgow, buried at Horsted Keynes; sister to Sir Ellis Leighton, Knt, also buried at Horsted Keynes. Her grandchildren - Thomas Pigott, son of William Pigott, Gent., of Limesfield, Surrey, d. 8 Mar 1702, aet 11; Mary Pigott, daughter of William Pigott, d. 10 Apr 1702, aet 21. Her great grandchildren - Thomas Osborne junior, d. 4 Apr 1706, aet 4; son of Thomas Osborne, of Newtimber, armiger; - Elizabeth Osborne, daughter of the same Thomas Osborne, 12 Apr 1706, aet 3.

137H Mural monument for William PIGOTT, d. 1722

-  Chancel, South wall, just West of 137G, at head height.

-  115(W) x 236(H)~Very good; rust.

-  Pendant to 137G; signed (lower left): 'Wm PALMER'.

-  William Pigott, Esq., of Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, d. 22 May 1722, aet 39; his wife, Jane, daughter of Rev. William Needham, BD, of Allresford, Northamptonshire; their issue - William, 20 Oct 1711 - (bur) 25 Mar 1729/30; Gervas, 30 Dec 1714 - (bur) 2 Apr 1728; Henry, 30 Dec 1715 - (bur) 7 Mar 1715/6; Robert, 13 Apr 1719 - (bur) 14 Jul 1719; Catherine, surviving in 1734.

137I Mural monument for Thomas PIGOTT, d. 1793

-  Chancel, South wall, at head height.

-  77(W) x 61(H)~Good; local losses (left corbel); faded.

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved, black) on grey marble tablet, set landscape-wise; cornice and flanking attached half-columns; below, base moulding and corbels with roundel decoration.

-  Thomas Pigott, Esq., 21 Dec 1738 - 5 Feb 1793, aet 55; son of Thomas and Catherine Pigott.

137J Ledger for Audrey WYATT, d. 1693

-  Reportedly on vestry floor, beneath carpet and obscured by furnishings.

-  97(W) x 118(L)~Sound.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a black slab.

137K Ledger for Mary LUXFORD, d. 1699

-  Reportedly on vestry floor, beneath carpet and obscured by furnishings.

-  85(W) x 168(H)~Sound; cut?

-  M.I. (engraved) on a black slab.

137L Ledger for Richard WYAT, d. 1660

-  Reportedly on vestry floor, beneath carpet.

-  86(W) x 170(L)~Poor; cut.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a black slab.

137M Ledger for Francis WYAT, d. 1723

-  Reportedly on vestry floor, partly obscured by furnishings.

-  110(W) x 155(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) in 2 stages on a black slab.

137N Grave marker for 'RW', no date

-  Nave floor, towards West end.

-  Size unknown (standard)~Good.

-  2 initials engraved on a square black panel.