Name: Mabel Wroth
Birth: in Durrants, Enfield, Middlesex
MEM: Upper Hardres, Kent: brass with shields and inscription
Change Date: 2 MAR 2013
Also married on 10 June 1560 Edward Aucher, son of Sir Anthony Aucher and Affra Cornwallis, of Bishopsbourne, Kent.
St Alphege Canterbury has arms of Hardres and Wroth.
Next to the brass of Dorothy Hardres is one in the memory of Mabell, wife of Richard Hardres, who was the son of Christopher and Dorothy Hardres. It now consists of two shields of arms and an inscription, but there is no doubt there were formerly four shields of arms, the matrices of the missing shields being now underneath the arch leading to the chapel. Part of one of those shields was discovered a few years ago at Hardres Court, and is identical with the two still in position. The arms are the same on each, viz. : Quarterly: (1) Gules, a lion rampant ermine [Hardres] ; (2) Six herrings haurient, 3, 2, 1 [Heringold]; (3) Vair, on a chief gules, two mullets of five points or [Fitzbarnard]; (4) Gules, three lucies haurient argent [Lucy], impaling Argent, on a bend sable, three lions' heads erased of the field, crowned or [Wroth of Bledenhall]. The inscription reads:
"Here lyeth buryed the bodye of Mabell Hardres, Daughter unto Sr Thomas Wrathe, Knight, the late wife of Rychard Hardres, Esquier, who deceased this present lyfe the VIII daye of Auguste, in the yere of our Lord God MCCCCCLXXIX.'Thomas & Thomas, Roger, John and Peter, Marye et Jane."
Some of the brasses at Upper Hardres show evidence of being palimpsests (the back of an older brass having been engraved for the more recent memorial). Impressions taken from the reverse of the inscription plate and shields for Mabell Hardres indicate they were taken from a larger and earlier brass the rest of which is now lost.
Father: Thomas Wroth b: 1516
Mother: Mary Rich
- Mary Hardress b: ABT 1578
- Text: Index to D?Elboux Manuscripts.
BJ White Dec 2001