Tomb of Simon de Leybourne. The Leybournes were a prominentlocal family,titled the Lords of Berwick. The effigy has crossed legs which signifies that Simon was a Crusader and, given the date of his interment, c.1315, he would have most likely taken partin the Ninth Crusade 1271–72.
The earliest monument of which we can find any traces in this church is that of Leyburne, described in a former page. On a comparison of the pedigree of that family with the architecture of the tomb, it seems most probable that the individual represented was Simon de Leyburne, son of Roger de Leyburne
BERWICK (Great and Little), a township in St. Mary-Shrewsbury parish, Salop
датировать изображенный костюм можно 1340-ми - см.:
P0226, 1345 - шлем поверх койфа, короткое сюрко
P0535, 1350? - шлем, корткое сюрко. общая композиция
P0564, 1342 - отдельный налокотник поверх кольчужного рукава
(Link) - Simon de LEYBOURNE (1251-1308)
(Link) - John 1st Baron de LEYBOURNE (1294-1348)
Arms: Roger de Leiborne - Or six lions rampant sable
Также памятник приписывают John de Leyburn of Beswick и здесь:
Title Detailed drawing of the monument tomb of another cross-legged knight in the abbey church of The Holy Cross in Shrewsbury
Collection The Sir Henry Dryden Collection
Author/Creator Dryden, Henry E L
Description The knight is supposed to be Sir John de Leyburn of Beswick.
John 1st Baron de LEYBOURNE (1294-1348)
провел бурную военную и политическую жизнь и памятник вполне мог быть установлен раньше его смерти, на одном из значимых этапов его карьеры:
- 1330 - He succeeded to the lands of his uncle, John le Strange, in 1330
- 1333 - in 1333 obtained a charter of free warren in his demesne lands in Cause, Berwick, Childs Ercall, and many other places in Salop; Ingram, Northumberland; Silverton, Harberton and Brixham, Devon.
- 1337 - He was summoned to Parliament from 21 June 1337 to 14 February 1347/8