Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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Index of Hatchments

Hatchments - A funerary Hatchment is a depiction within a black lozenge-shaped frame, generally on a black (sable) background, of a deceased's heraldic achievement, that is to say the escutcheon showing the arms, together with the crest and supporters of his family or person. Regimental Colours and other military or naval emblems are sometimes placed behind the arms of military or naval officers. Such funerary hatchments, generally therefore restricted in use to members of the nobility or armigerous gentry, used to be hung on the wall of a deceased person's house, and were later transferred to the parish church.

 4 churches with 19 Hatchments

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St Michael & All Angels Aston Clinton †1836: Francis 2nd Viscount Lake. He also has a monument in the church.

†1840: George Rowland Minshull. 2 hatchments which are virtually identical. He also has a monument in the church.
One of the 2 very similar hatchments.

†1876: Sir Anthony Rothschild.

St Peter Chalfont St Peter †17??: Sir Thomas Saunders.

18C/19C: Unidentified Hatchments, 3.

†1822: Captain William Gaskell.

†1827: Sophia Hibbert. (née Boldero), of Chalfont Park.

†1843: General Terence O'Loghlin. of Chalfont Grange.

St Mary Chesham †1759: Anne Lowndes. [hatchment 1] The daughter of Charles Shales.

†1780: Newe Barwick. [hatchment 8] (possibly Newe Barwick).

†1784: Coulson Skottowe. [hatchment 9]

†1784: Ann Skottowe. [hatchment 10] The widow of Coulson Skottowe (see hatchment 9).

†1808: William Lowndes. [hatchment 2].

†1831: William Lowndes. [hatchment 3].

†1848: Harriett Wilson. [hatchment 4] She was the widow of William Lowndes [see hatchment 3].

†1836: Mary Harriet. [hatchment 5] She married William Lowndes (see hatchment 6).

†1864: William Lowndes. [hatchment 6] He married Mary Harriett (see hatchment 5) and then Martha Sutton.

†1905: William Lowndes . [hatchment 7] (probably William Lowndes).

St John Evangelist Lacey Green 1825: Sir William Young 3rd Baronet. died 1824.
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