All Saints' Church, Crondall

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Armigerous Memorials in All Saints' Parish Church, Crondall

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Brigadier Ronald Patrick George ANDERSON RE
Anderson (Edinburgh): Argent a saltire engrailed Sable between a crescent in chief and three mullets pierced of the field, two in fesse and one in base Gules.

The church contains a Giffard tomb dated 1563. The Giffard family held the Manor of Itchell for a number of generations.
The Arms of Sir John Gifford, knight, of Itchell, Sheriff of the county, d. 1444 were given as:

Argent ten torteaux Gules four three two one


A monument to John Henshaw (died 10 Nov 1789 aged 46), son of Walter Henshaw, late of Clear Place and his wife Elizabeth (died 22 Nov 1816 aged 76).

Dexter; Henshaw
Argent a chevron ermines between three cocks Sable beaked and legged Gules.
Sinister; ?
Per fess Sable and Argent a pale counterchanged - Charges to be identified.


A stained glass window to the memory of Captain The Hon Archibald Rodney Hewitt DSO, 2nd Battalion the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1915 at Ypres aged 32.. Second son of the 6th Viscount Lifford of Hill House, Lyndhurst, Hants. He his also listed on Panel 34 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. One of over 54,000 officers and men with no known grave.

Dexter; Hewitt
Gules a chevron engrailed between three owls Argent.


Crondall Church contains a number of memorials to the Lefroy family, only one of which, a brass (top left), depicts any armorial bearings. In the top right corner there are the impaled arms of Anthony Lefroy and Elizabeth Langlois. In the top left corner are the impaled arms of their grandson John Henry George Lefroy and his wife Sophia Cottrell

Dexter; Lefroy
Vert fretty of eight pieces argent on a chief of the second a hood (or cap) between two wyverns gules.

Sinister (lower left): Langlois
Azure a chevron Or between three crescents Argent on a chief Gules as many mullets of six points pierced of the third.

Sinister (lower right): Cottrell
Argent a chevron between three escallops Sable


Henry Maxwell of Ewshot House & Ramsbury, Wilts. Son of James Maxwell MD & Sarah. Died 22 July 1818 Aged 70. There are two monuments associated with Henry Maxwell. The first is to his wife Deborah Brydges, daughter of Edward Brydges of Wooten Court, descendants of the 1st Baron Chandos.

Dexter: Maxwell
Argent upon a Saltire Sable a man’s heart Or.

Sinister: Elizabeth Brydges
1st Quarter; Brydges
Argent on a cross Sable a leopard’s face Or.
2nd Quarter: Royal Arms - 1st & 3rd Modern France 2nd & 3rd England
3rd Quarter; Egerton(?)
Argent a lion rampant Gules between three pheons Sable.
4th Quarter; Stanley? Argent on a bend Azure three stag’s heads cabossed bendwise Or.


The second Maxwell monument mentions his daughter - full details still to be researched.
Henry Maxwell left the bulk of his estate to the Rev John Henry George Lefroy, nephew to his late wife and son of his oldest friend, Isaac Lefroy.

Dexter: Maxwell
Argent upon a Saltire Sable a man’s heart Or.

Sinister: Unknown
Sable a cross flory Or.


The church contains the tomb of Sir George Paulet of Crondall Manor, died 1558. He was the brother of Sir William Paulet, 1st Marquis of Winchester. His sister, Eleanor married Sir William Gifford of Itchell.

Sable three swords in pile points in base Argent pommels and hilts Or.

Dusabell RIVERS

There is a monument in Latin to a Dulcibella Rivers,;
Beneath a nearby sod rests Dulcibella Rivers. Bearing a name most fitting to the gifts with which her body and mind were endowed, she was the daughter of Barnabas Collnett of the Isle of Wight, Esquire. She was the wife firstly of Nicholas Love, Professor of Holy Theology and Master of the College of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Winchester, to whom she bore ten sons and five daughters, and secondly of John Rivers of Kent, Baronet, whose death she survived by a few years. She died on the 22nd day of May in the year of the birth of our Lord the 1657th and of her life the 68th.

Her son, Nicolas Love, was one of the Regicides and was granted the manor of Crondall during the Commonwealth.

The quartering of the Arms are questionable.
1st & 4th Quarters; Rivers(?)
Or a lion rampant Azure.
2nd Quarter; Love
Argent, three bars Gules in chief as many lions heads erased of the last.
3rd Quarter; Colnet.


A monument to Peter Walraven Esq (died 30th December 1737 aged 62) and to his wife Henrietta.

Dexter; Walraven
Azure between two mullets of five points a pale voided masculy conjoined Or

Sinister; Baker
Sable a griffin segreant ermine armed Or (Baker of Chester [BGA]).


A flagstone to Susanna Baker, wife of Henry Baker of Montgomery & mother of Henrietta Walraven, died 21 December 1728 aged 82

Crest: (Baker of Chester) Out of a ducal crown an embowed dexter arm vested Or and gauntlet of the same holding a tilting spear in bend without bur or vamplate enfiled with a ring Or. (BGA)

Rev Richard PAVLEY

A flagstone to Richard Pavley, died 1713 aged 66

Barry wavy of eight Or and Sable (BGA)