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|Location||Wall in South Vestibule|
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BEST Family Shield
Painted hatchmentDiamond shaped armorial panel used in funerals and monuments forming part of a memorial monument.
Quarterly first and fourth argent a chevron gules between three bundles of arrows points downward sable barbed of the second; second argent, a lion rampant gules overall a fess sable; third azure a fleur de lys or
Beste (Digby-Beste, Botleigh Grange, co. Hunts, and Abbots-ham Court, CO. Devon). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. gu. betw. three sheafs of arrows, two in saltier and one in pale sa. barbed and banded of the second, for Beste; 2nd, az. a fleur-de-lis ar., for Digby ; 3rd, ar. a fess sa. over all a lion ramp, gu., for Whittingham.
Need to redo the drawshield rendering (argent not or!)
Object - BEST Family Monument
Wall mounted memorial monument to Henry Best, his son and wives.
Text of accompanying inscription:
HENRY BEST. MA.A. Prebendary of this Church. died 1755. aged 57. his Relict. MERCY, daughter of Richard Whittingham Esq'. died 1777. aged 72. HENRY BEST. D.D. Prebendary of this Church, died 1782. aged 51. his Relict. MAGDELENE, daughter of Kenelm Digby Esq'. died 1797. aged 63.
Location - South Vestibule
The South Vestibule forms the base of the South Tower in the West Front. It is normally used as the visitor entrance and exit and the exterior door is fitted with an access ramp for disabled access.
Owner - BEST
Henry Best (father and son) were prebendaries during the 18th Century.
Owner - DIGBY
The daughter of Kenelm DIGBY, Magdelene married Henry BEST, an 18th century prebendary.
Digby (Drystoke, co. Rutland; the last male heir of this, the chief line of the great family of Digby, was John Digby, of Gothurst, son of the renowned Sir Kenelm Digby). Az. a fleur-de-lis ar. Crest- An ostrich ar. in the beak a horseshoe or.
Owner - WHITTINGHAM
Richard Whittingham's daughter Mercy, married Henry Best, an 18th Century predendary.
Burke lists what must clearly be close relatives:
Whitingham. Ar. a fess vert, over all a lion ramp. gu.
Whittingham (Penley, co. Hertford). Ar. a fess vert, over all a lion ramp. gu.
Whittingham (co. Sussex). Ar. a fess az. over all a lion ramp. gu.
(All the above
- ↑ "The General Armory of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales", Sir Bernard Burke, Harrison, London, 1884, P. 77
- ↑ "The General Armory of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales", Sir Bernard Burke, Harrison, London, 1884, P. 285
- ↑ "The General Armory of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales", Sir Bernard Burke, Harrison, London, 1884, P. 1105-6