freestone tomb and effigy bearing the date 1375
The bascinet is inscribed "IHC Nazareni " and at the sides miferere mei deus fecundum (Miserere mei, Deus, secundum). Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam misericordiam tuam - Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy
Rebuilt in 1843 on the site of a Medieval church
The effigy is of an armoured man said to be jack of badsaddle
i was reading an old readers digest which mentioned some old folklore from orlingbury.The tale involved the story of "Jock or Jack of Badsaddle", i've come across badsaddle spelt as batsaddle in one or two writings.The link with the dog being that "Jack" was supposed to be the man who killed the last wild wolf in england
John de withmayle is supposed to be the real name of the person in the tomb, with jock or jack said to be his nickname. We'll stick with jack,he was supposed to have lived at badsaddle lodge,an old manor house with a moat just to the west of orlingbury,the wolf being slayed in a meadow adjoining the manor. Other versions of the tale mention a wild boar and a wolf being killed, also that jack saved the life of the then king edward III who was also out hunting in the area. Edward the III incidentally being the grandson of edward I who gave the job of exterminating wolves and other vermin from several counties including northamptonshire to lord blatherwic.
Batsaddle, Bateshal [in Orlingbury parish]
надгробие приписывают мифическому Jack of Badsaddle ("истребителю последнего волка в Англии"). Никаких сведений о нем, кроме сказок, не обнаружено. Единственным правдоподобным свидетельством о владельце имения в период 1370-1380-х является следующее:
"Another Robert de Orlingbury held a quarter fee in 1347, (fn. 14) and an Adam de Orlingbury is recorded in 1351; (fn. 15) no later references to this family have been found in connexion with Orlingbury. It was apparently this manor which John Piel of Irthlingborough and others purchased in 1377 from Henry Piel, Archdeacon of Northants., and William Braybrooke, parson of the church of Cransley. (fn. 16) John Piel died in 1386, when the manor, with that of Irthlingborough and several others, descended to his son Nicholas Piel, an annuity of 50 marks being granted to his widow Joan"
Костюм, изображенный на надгробии можно отнести к 1380-1390-м (полунаголенники, декоративные канты на поножах, крепление вервелей покрыто декоративной накладкой). Поэтому до дальнейшего выяснения будем приписывать надгробие John Piel of Irthlingborough (+1386), хотя никаких данных о нем, кроме указанной статьи, не обнаружено.
В этой же статье указано, что имения "in 1285, when it was stated that Badsaddle, Withmale, and Orlingbury ought to be represented together as one vill at the sheriff's tourn", поэтому в надгробие могло принадлежать также одному из владельцев имений Badsaddle и Withmale. В предполагаемое время имением Badsaddle владел In the early part of the 14th century Sir John Trussell sold it to Henry Green the younger and Isabel his wife, the sale being confirmed by his son William Trussell in 1349. (fn. 53) Sir Thomas Green died in 1392 seised of the manor, which was then held of Richard Chamberleyn. (fn. 54) His son and heir Sir Thomas Green was recorded as owner in 1395
13 October 1373
William Logges has acknowledged the manor to be the right of William Thirnyng', as that which William has of the gift of William Logges (William Thurning, William Loggs)