Besides these monuments there was for upwards of a quarter of a century a tablet on the south wall of the chancel (immediately to the east of the monument to Lady Earle), which was erected by the late George Savile Foljambe, of Osberton and Aldwark (the grandson and successor of Francis Ferrand Foljambe already mentioned) to the memory of his first wife, who died in 1830 and who was buried in the middle of the chancel at Sturton, but when her body was removed to the new vault made at Scofton in 1858, the tablet was also moved to the church which had been built by her husband to her memory there.

This tablet had the arms of Foljambe impaling Milner above the following inscription:—

To the Memory
of his beloved wife
(the eldest daughter of Sir William M. S. Milner
of Nun-Appleton, in the county of York, Baronet,
by his second wife, Harriet Elizabeth, eldest
daughter of Lord Edward Bentinck.)
She departed this life December 28th 1830,
in the 21st year of her age,
leaving an infant son,
and her mortal remains were interred
in a vault beneath.
This tablet
is placed here by her afflicted husband,
George Savile Foljambe.
And now Lord what is my hope ?
Truly my hope is even in Thee. Psalm xxxix. v. 8.

The stained-glass windows in the church were all completely destroyed by the disastrous fire. One of these, the three-light east window of the south aisle, or Foljambe chapel as it has been called, was filled with stained glass, shortly after the restoration of the church, by Cecil G. S. Foljambe, Esq., now Lord Hawkesbury, to the memory of his first wife, who died in 1871, the subject being the Ascension of our Lord, above which, on scrolls in the two outer lights, were the words :—
"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye // gazing up into heaven,"
and below the subject the following :—
"I ascend unto my father / & your father and to my / God and your God."
In two small tracery lights were A and Ω, and at the bottom of the outer lights the alpha-omega monogram and I.H.S., and at the foot was the following inscription in capital letters:—
"To the Glory of God to the memory of his / Ancestors buried in this church & to that of / his beloved wife Louisa Blanche Foljambe who / died 7 Oct. 1871 & her 2nd son Frederick / Compton Savile Foljambe who died 21 Augt / 1871 this window is erected by C. G. S. F. 1875."
Under the centre of the window, on the east wall of the aisle, was a brass with six shields (three at the top and three below on a border of oak leaves) and the following inscription in capitals :—
In memory of LOUISA BLANCHE the beloved wife of CECIL GEORGE SAVILE FOLJAMBE of Cockglode, and eldest daur of FREDERICK JOHN and LADY FANNY HOWARD, she died 7 Oct. 1871 Aged 29, and is laid WITH HER 2nd SON IN THE VAULT AT SCOFTON, NOTTS; The above East Window of this Chapel is erected by her sorrowing HUSBAND.

The shields are as follows :

(1) The centre one at the top bears the arms of Foljambe, quarterly of eight, 1 Foljambe, 2 Thornhagh, 3  Savile, 4 Earl of Liverpool, 5 Ottley, 6 Shuckburgh, 7  Evelyn, 8 Medley. Impaling Howard, quarterly of six, 1 Howard, 2 Brotherton, 3 Warren, 4 Mowbray, 5 Dacre, 6 Greystoke.

(2) The left hand upper shield, Howard (Earl of Carlisle), quarterly of six as before, for Mrs. Foljambe's father.

(3) The right hand upper shield Cavendish, quarterly of six, 1 Cavendish, 2 Hardwick, 3 Boyle, 4 Clifford, 5 Savile, 6 Compton, for Mrs. Foljambe's mother.

(4) The left hand lower shield Howard impaling Lambton for the paternal grandfather and grandmother of Mrs. Foljambe (her grandfather being Major the Honble. Frederick Howard, 10th Hussars, who was killed at Waterloo, the "young gallant Howard" of Byron's Childe Harold, canto iii., stanza 29.

(5) The right hand lower shield, Cavendish impaling O'Callaghan for her maternal grandfather and grandmother.

(6) The centre lower shield is Thornhagh quarterly of nine, 1 Thornhagh, 2 Payne, 3 Ripers, or de Ripariis, 4   Bailes, 5 Jackson, of Hickleton, 6 St. Andrew, of Gotham, 7 Earle of Stragglethorpe, or Cragglethorpe, 8   Ayscough, of South Kelsey and Stallingborough, 9  Savile, of Thornhill and Rufford.

This shield is placed here because Sturton came to the Foljambes through marriage with the heiress of Thornhagh.

The brass, though damaged by the fire, was not destroyed, and, having been restored by Mr. James Forsyth, of Finchley Road, Hampstead, who originally executed it, has been replaced in the same position under the window, which has been refilled with stained glass.

The subject is the "Ascension," as in the original window, the sketch for which was in Lord Hawkesbury's possession in a book with some thirty or more others; and it was executed by the same firm, Messrs. Heaton, Butler & Bayne, of 14, Garrick Street, London. The treatment of the subject was slightly altered, for (as need hardly be said), the knowledge of the art of glass painting has advanced considerably in the last twenty-five or thirty years. Above the subject on scrolls, in the two outer lights, is:—

"I ascend unto my father & your father
& to my God & your God."

In the small pieces of tracery A and Ω as before, and on the inscription label at the bottom is the following inscription:—


Immediately above this inscription are three shields, one in each light.

(1)  That in the left hand light has the arms of Foljambe impaling Howard, shewing Lord Hawkesbury's first marriage.

(2)  The shield in the centre light has Lord Hawkesbury's arms and principal quarterings with coronet above, quarterly of nine, 1 Foljambe, 2 Thornhagh, 3 Savile, 4 Earl of Liverpool, 5 Jenkinson and Ottley quarterly, 6 Cornwall, 7 Shuckburgh, 8 Evelyn, 9 Medley.

(3) The shield in the right hand light has the arms of Foljambe impaling Howard on the dexter side, and Cavendish on the sinister side and coronet above, shewing Lord Hawkesbury's two marriages.

There were three other stained-glass windows in the church, all destroyed by the fire and replaced, but as there were no sketches in their cases, the subjects were reproduced, but the designs were of course new.

I.—The two-light west window in the tower, which had been erected by the late vicar, the Rev. W. E. Harrison, to the memory of a relative, was executed for him by Messrs. Clayton & Bell, the subjects being Our Lord's Baptism and Our Lord blessing little children. It has been replaced with the same subjects, the design and glass being by Messrs. Heaton, Butler & Bayne. The inscription on the label is:—

To the glory of God and in loving / memory of Richard Battye of / Skelton Hall York born 13th July 1834/ died at Myddle Salop 23rd Sept. 1873.

II.—The easternmost south window of the chancel, within the rails, a three-light window, had been filled with stained glass to the memory of the Rev. W. E. Harrison, the late vicar, by his friends and parishioners. It has been replaced by glass executed by Messrs. Drake, of Exeter. The subject was and is—Our Lord's charge to St. Peter (the church being dedicated to St. Peter), and underneath on the three lights is:—

Feed my lambs | Feed my Sheep | Feed my lambs and on the label:—

To the Glory of God and in memory / of the Rev. W. E. Harrison M.A. for 18 / years Vicar of this Parish 1869 to 1887 / This Window was / destroyed by fire 1901 and restored / by his friends 1902.

On a brass on the wall below the centre of the window, which has been restored, is this inscription:— This window was erected to the memory of The Rev. William Estcourt Harrison, M.A.

18 years Vicar of Sturton who died October 17th 1887. III.—The third window is the middle south window of the south aisle, a three-light window had only been filled with stained glass, shortly before the fire, by the present vicar, the Rev. Nesbit Willoughby, and his relatives, to the memory of his first wife. It was executed by Messrs. Drake, of Exeter, who have also replaced it. The subjects were and are:—

Faith,— | Charity,— | Hope.

Underneath the figures is:—

And now abideth Faith, Hope / Charity these three but the / Greatest of these is Charity. And on a brass on the wall, beneath the centre of the window, damaged in the fire but restored and replaced, is this inscription:—

To the Glory of God and in dearest memory of
Florence Mary Tottingham Wife of Nesbit Willoughby
Vicar of this Parish, born April 23rd, 1863,
died September 15th, 1897.
Erected by her sorrowing relatives and loving friends.

On a white marble cross in the churchyard outside, near this window, is the following inscription :—

In dearest memory of
Florence Mary Tottingham
wife of Nesbit Willoughby Vicar of
this Parish
B. April 23rd 1863. D. Sept. 15 : 1897.
Even so Father, for so it seemeth good in Thy sight.

Two other windows have been filled with stained glass since the fire, the work being executed in both cases by Messrs. Newberry.

(1) One is the large three-light window in the chancel, the westernmost one in the south wall. The subjects are:—

Miriam | David | St. Cecilia,

and the label is inscribed as follows :—

To the Praise of God and in / memory of those who have been called from Sturton to / join the Heavenly choir above. (2) The other window is the two-light west window of the north aisle, filled with stained glass by the Wilkinson family, and executed by Messrs. Newberry. On it is the following verse:— As ye would men / should do to you do ye / also to them likewise, and the label is inscribed as follows: In loving memory of John Wilkinson / of this Parish who died July 10th 1900 / aged 77 years. This window was erected / by his Widow and Family.

It may be mentioned that the font, which stood in the tower, was destroyed in the fire, and the present font, an ancient one, came from the old church of West Burton, near here, which has now been abandoned and disused.

Two brasses, executed by Messrs. Barkentin & Krall, of 291, Regent Street, with the following inscriptions, have been erected in the tower of Sturton Church by Mr. Foljambe since its reopening.

(1)  A brass, eighteen inches long by twelve inches deep, on the west wall of the tower, inscribed as follows:—1

NAVE FEB. 24. 1901.

(2)  A larger brass, 5 ft. 5½ in. long by 1 ft. 9 in. deep, is fixed over the inscription on Lady Earle's monument.

The inscription on the brass was intended to be identical with the covered inscription on the stone; but as there are some slight points of difference between the two, it may be well to add the more recent inscription here. On the brass itself, it is all in capital letters, and reads as follows:— Here lieth the body of Dame Frances Earle daughter of Sir Edward Hartup of Buckminster Bart. and Relict of Sir Richard Earle of Cragglethorpe, in the county of Lincoln, Bart., by whom she had Twelve children, of which, nine dying infants, only three lived to be married viz. Augustine, Richard, And Elizabeth. Augustine her eldest son, married Jane Nodes, and had issue Richard who died Unmarried; Richard, the second son, married Eleanor Welby, by whom he had only one son Richard, Who also dying unmarried the aforesaid Elizabeth is the only heir at law remaining who married John Thornhagh of Fenton in the county of Nottingham Esq. by whom she had eight children of which Six only are living, viz: Elizabeth, Frances, St. Andrew, Mary, Sarah and John. Elizabeth the eldest Daughter married Oswald Mozley, son of Oswald Mozley Esqr Elizabeth wife of the above mentioned John Thornhagh erected this monument in memory of her mother who died . . . . . .aged 80.

(1) The fire destroyed the whole Church except the tower, which, however, was much injured.