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John Adams Adams



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:03 am    Post subject: s/n Reply with quote

This fine object is made more mysterious by an entry in the will of the last Abbess of Syon, Agnes Jordan, of Feb 1546. She had been awarded a pension, and went, with a small group of sisters, to Denham in Buckinghamshire.
She possessed and bequeathed:-
Item to my ghostly father, Anthony Lytil, clerk, I gave and bequethe .. an image of our Ladey of yvery with hur ii crownes with all such things as belongeth to the same ymage,
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The reference to two crowns is interesting the current statue seems to have its crown broken, as though at one time it might indeed have had two crowns. It is however curious that, in a very detailed will, there is no mention of a Virgin and Child image.

One possible route for the image to have gone to Lisbon is that it went with Catherine Palmer Successor as Abbess to Agnes Jordan - see ODNB) to the Low Countries, and much later to Lisbon), after she called on Denham following Agnes Jordans death. The image does not appear in the Syon Abbey Inventories of 1539 (TNA LR 2/112 & TNA E 117/11/5Cool.. John Adams, Member, Syon Abbey Research Associates. Feb 4 2019
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Hi everybody Reply with quote

Nice
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