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

(11) ASHBURNHAM, St. Peter


11E Wall monument for John ASHBURNHAM, d. 1671

-  North chapel, against the North wall.

-  267(W) x 504(H) x 128(D); tomb-chest 252(L)~Excellent; some staining; slate front panel cracked.

-  In white and grey marble and black slate; three recumbent effigies in white marble with hands clasped in prayer and with feet to the East on a tomb-chest; John Ashburnham between his two wives, 1 shrouded; on the front of the chest, kneeling children as mourners (4 sons and 4 daughters) centred on a prayer desk; above and behind, and carried on polished black columns, M.I. (engraved) on slate tablet on back wall; over, an arched superstructure with scrolled pediment and achievement.

-  John Ashburnham, Esq. of Ashburnham, d. 15 Jun 1671, aet 67; his father, Sir John Ashburnham who died in Fleet Prison; Sir John's wife was daughter of Sir Thomas Beaumont, of Staughton, Leicestershire; she died aet 74, buried at St. Andrew Holborn; John Ashburnham's first wife was Frances, daughter of William Holland of West Burton; their issue - 8; his second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Kenn of Somerset, and widow of Lord Poulett of Hinton St. George, Somerset, she died aet 70.