Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Monument
"Small brass to Sir John Skipwith who died in 1400, showing the deceased in full plate armour with sword, misericord, feet resting on a lion.
This was removed from the church at Covenham St. Bartholomew"
St Mary, Covenham St Mary, Lincolnshire.
Grade ll* listed.
Sir John Skipwith
Attached to the rear wall of a tomb recess is this small brass to Sir John Skipwith who died in 1400, showing the deceased in full plate armour with sword, misericord, his feet resting on a lion. This was removed from the nearby, now redundant, church at Covenham St Bartholomew.
Sir John Skipwith
Brass in the chancel of St.Bartholomew's church, to Sir John Skipwith who died in 1415
(taken 10 years ago (2013), near to Covenham st Mary, Lincolnshire, Great Britain)
Author: Jules & Jenny
Date of photography: 2022-09-10
Brass to Sir John Skipwith, 1351-1415. He married Alice Tilney and they had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He was MP and Sheriff for Lincolnshire. He committed several misdeeds while Sheriff of Lincolnshire. During his term of office he and his henchmen appear to have inflicted a virtual reign of terror upon the county, and as a result of six separate petitions submitted to the chancellor by his victims he was summoned to appear before the justices of assize at Lincoln in August 1397 to face charges of robbery with violence, blackmail, extortion, false imprisonment and intimidation. All these allegations were found to be true, although the court’s verdict had little effect upon his career, and by November 1398 he was again serving as a royal commissioner. This was a turbulent period in Skipwith’s life, for in May 1397 he was bound over in securities of £100 to keep the peace towards John, Lord Welles. Info History of Parliament online.
SKIPWITH, John (d.1415), of South Ormsby, Lincs. and Skipwith, Yorks.