Monument to Lord Edward Seymour (d.1593) of Berry Pomeroy, Devon. North wall of north aisle Seymour Chapel, Berry Pomeroy Church, Devon. Lord Edward is the topmost reclining effigy, below whom is his son Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet (d.1613), and the latter's wife at the lowest level, Elizabeth Champernowne.
"Captain Sir Peter Parker" (John Hoppner, oil on canvas, c1808-10). In the Royal Museums, Greenwich. Cousin of the famous Lord Byron, Sir Peter (2nd Baronet) (1785-1814) descended from a naval family. Fought the French most of his career, much of that time commanding frigate HMS Menelaus, 38. Tory M.P for Wexford. In the War of 1812, became known for destroying US property along the Chesapeake. Killed leading a shore party against some Maryland militia at Fairlee, MD, the night of 30 Aug…
Unknown artist, Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Baronet, aged 19, 1605. (c.1585–1658), Son of Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1st Baronet, of Kimberley, Norfolk, and Grizell, dau. of William Yelverton. MP for Thetford 1640-1653, High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1624. married Blanche, dau. of John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon (grandson Mary Boleyn).
Diana Mitford, the Hon. Lady Mosley. In 1936, she married Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoat at the home of Germany's Dr. Joseph Goebbels, with Führer and Chancellor Adolph Hitler a guest of honour. Speculation of a mutual sympathy between Hitler and Britain's King Edward VIII subsequently the Duke of Windsor and the Duchess, was related to their common friendship with the Mosleys.
Fanny Murray-1729-1778. She was mistress to the Earl of Sandwich and one of the most sought after courtesans of her age. She had risen from poverty to become a celebrated leader of fashion and rise to the top of her profession. She even attended the parties of the scandalous Hellfire Club dressed as a blasphemous nun. She was wild and had her hard times but she eventually married a baronet, settled into a life of contentment and died a respectable woman.