Holkham

A monument at the east end of the south chapel, with 21 kneeling figures and three coloured shields: 

For William Wheatley, Esq., of Fakenham and South Creake, late Prothonotary in the court of Common Pleas,  and Martha Skinner his wife, dau. of Anthony Skinner of Warwickshire; and for:

Anthony Wheatley Esq., and Anne Armiger his wife, one of the daughters of William Armiger the elder, late of North Creake, Norfolk, and Anne his wife, sole sister and heir of Richard Mansuer;  and for:

Meriall, the sole daughter and heir of Anthony Wheatley; died 3 July1636, having had six sons and nine daughters. She married John Coke of Holkham, the 4th son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Coke, Kt., (late Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, afterwards of the King’s Bench, and one of His Majesty’s Privy Council) by Bridgett Paston, one of the coheiresses of John Paston, Esq., her father.

Left:  Per pale Gules and Azure three Eagles displayed Argent – Coke, impaling Quarterly: 1 and 4, Sable a Fess Ermine between three Talbots passant Argent – Allenson? 2 and 3, Argent a Bend Sable between two Bears salient of the second, chained and muzzled Or – Wheatley or Whetley.

Centre: Quarterly: 1 and 4, Sable a Fess Ermine between three Talbots passant Argent – Allenson?, 2 and 3, Argent a Bend Sable between two Bears salient of the second, chained and muzzled Or – Wheatley; impaling Azure two Bars Argent between three close Helmets Or – Armiger.

Right: Quarterly: 1 and 4, Sable a Fess Ermine between three Talbots passant Argent – Allenson?, 2 and 3, Argent a Bend Sable between two Bears salient of the second, chained and muzzled Or – Wheatley; impaling Sable a Chevron Or between three Griffins’ heads erased Argent – Skinner.

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