024 / 025. Floor Slab - John Herrick d.1760
Location: North Aisle Floor
- This memorial consists of a rectangular slate slab, set into the floor The shallow incised decoration is inset with white inlay. The top panel consist of a coat of arms, deeply carved in the middle of two scrollwork supports. The coat of arms is very worn, but probably consisted of a shield bearing the arms of Herrick impaling Marshall, with a helm facing sideways with mantling. The arms were made up of Argent, a fers Vaine, Or and Gules ref (a). Below this there is a roped stringing pattern with dots separating the 2 parts of the face of the slab. The two main worded panels lie within a narrow surround, which is decorated with 2 wide stringing lines, with an elliptical and diamond pattern which is duplicated on the other side of the memorial. The 2 panels are split lengthways with another stringing pattern of dots and ribbons. This makes a frame around the two inverted Capitals. The bottom of the slab is finished off with more scrollwork. The panel on the left side is incised as follows:
Lines 1, 7.12 Gothic Capitals and Quadaratum Minuscule
Lines 2,4,5,6,9,11,13,15,16,17,18,19 Roman Capitals and Minuscule
Lines 3, 14 Roman capitals in Renaissance Form Deep Cut
Lines 8, 10 Italic Roman capitals & Minuscule
The panel on the right side is incised as follows:
Lines 1, 8 Gothic Capitals and Quadaratum Minuscule
Lines 2,6,7,10,11,12,13,15 Roman Capitals and Minuscule
Line 4 Roman Capitals in Renaissance Form Deep Cut
Lines 3, 5,9,14 Italic Roman capitals and Minuscule
- Second half of the 18th century
- H. 295 cms. W.120 cms
- Tinkler of Derby appears on the slab; but (see 018) he was perhaps responsible for moving the slab from elsewhere in the church...
- John Herrick was the second son of William Herrick of Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire. He was born in 1691 and married Elizabeth Thurnby, a widow, in 1715. She was the daughter of Samuel Marshall, a yeoman from Burton on the Wolds. (see 023)
- Top Section: This panel consisted of the Coat of Arms as described above, now badly worn.
Left Hand panel: Here Lieth/interred the remains of/JOHN HERRICK/of Beaumont Leys in the /County of Leicester. Gent. /second son of William Herrick/Late of Beaumanor, esq. /Who departed this life/the 1st of November, 1760, age 68 years
Also near this Place/ lie interred the Remains of /ELIZABETH/ one of the Daughters of /JN & ELIZABETH HERRICK/Who departed this life, the 24th of April, 1759/Aged 35 years.
Right Hand panel: Here Lieth/Interred the Remains of/ELIZABETH the wife/of JOHN HERRICK /of Beaumont Leas /in the County of Leicester/ Gent. And daughter of/Samuel Marshall,/of Burton Super Woulds. /Gent. by ANN His Wife./ She had issue by him two/sons and two Daughters/and departed this life the/27 of January ,1757/aged 73 years.
The rest is illegible.
- (Ref a) John Nichols: History and Antiquities of the County of Leics. Vol. 3 Part 1