Name: George Fermor
Death: 1 DEC 1612 1
Residence: Easton Neston, Northamptonshire
MEM: Easton Neston, Northants: magnificent tomb with wife and children
PCTS: Portrait thought to be of him?, at Hampton Court. Effigy at Easton Neston
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Change Date: 1 MAR 2012
The present Easton Neston House was built by Hawksmoor for Sir William Fermor, begun 1699.
At Easton Neston is the tomb to Sir George Fermor who died in 1612 and is here with his wife and their 15 children. His plate armour is seamed and studded with gold, and he lies in a scene of dazzling splendour, his tomb protected by rails, but seen in all its magnificence. His head is resting on a helmet with a cock's head crest in vivid red, and his wife, raised slightly above him, wears a widow's hood, a quilled ruff, and a long gown. Round the tomb are the kneeling figures of their 15 sons and daughters, and above them all the great monument rises on pillars, topped with pinnacles and heraldry and groups of statuary, while in the arch behind the knight and his lady are 16 pennons richly coloured with heraldic emblems and arranged in the form of a peacock's tail.
The crest is that of the Fermor family, and, according to Mrs. Jameson, this is probably a portrait of George Fermor, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1586.
(The Royal Gallery of Hampton Court illustrated: being an ... Ernest Philip Alphonse Law. 1898.)
George Fermor, Esq., received the honour of knighthood in 1586. Sir George had the honour of entertaining James I. and his queen at Easton, 11 June, 1603, when his majesty was pleased to confer the honour of knighthood upon his eldest son Sir Hatton Fermor.
Easton Neston, which was visited by Elizabeth I on at least three occasions and also by James I and Charles I, may appear in the background to a painting of Sir George Fermor of 1597, which shows an agglomeration of pitched roofs, gables, arched doorways and mullioned windows.
Father: John Fermor b: in Easton Neston, Northants
Mother: Maud Vaux b: ABT 1520 in Harrowden, Northamptonshire
- Agnes Fermor
- Type: Web Site
Author: Jorge H. Castelli
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Kings England series
Author: Arthur Mee
Publication: Caxton Publishing