Giles Capel (Capell), Sheriff of Essex (c.1455 - 1556)

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Birthplace: Romsford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Essex, England
Occupation: Sheriff of Essex, Knight, sheriff of Hertfordshire and Essex
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Giles Capel (Capell), Sheriff of Essex

Sir Giles Capell1

M, #280086

Last Edited=14 Apr 2008

    Sir Giles Capell is the son of Sir William Capell and Margaret Arundell.1 He married, secondly, Isabel Newton, daughter of Sir Thomas Newton.1
    Sir Giles Capell fought in the Siege of Thérouanne.1 He lived at Raines Hall, Essex, England.1 He fought in the Siege of Tournai.1 He was invested as a Knight circa 1513.1 He fought in the Battle of Spurs in 1513.1 In 1520 he was present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.2 He held the office of Sheriff of Essex circa 1529.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Hertfordshire circa 1529.1

Children of Sir Giles Capell and Isabel Newton

1.Sir Edward Capell+1

2.Sir Henry Capell1

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Sir Giles Capel

Born: 1522

Marriage: Isabel Newton

Died: 1556 aged 34

General Notes:

When William Capel died in 1515 he left the manor to his widow, Margaret. She resided there until her own death in 1522, at which time it was inherited by their son, Sir Gyles Capel (1486-1556). A good friend of Henry VIII, he was chosen to select the English Knights for jousting against the French at the Field of Cloth of Gold in June 1520.

In his will Sir Giles Capel directed, that his best helmet and his arming sword should be set over his "Funeralls" according to the device of the herald, and for nearly three hundred years the helmet hung on an iron bar over his altar shaped tomb in Rayne church. When the church was pulled down in 1840 all the Capel tombs were destroyed except the fine heraldic brass to Lady Katherine Capel, 1572.

The helmet was removed by the builder, William Parmenter of Bocking. It was found with another on a peg in his workshop by a Miss Courtauld, later Madame Arendrup.

She bought it and gave it to Baron de Cosson, the then greatest living authority on the history of arms and armour. It was exhibited in London and later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of New York who sent a copy back to England.

Rayne Church: the tower was built by Sir William Capel, whose arms Appear in the brickwork near the foundation, on either side of the belfry door: the old church, supposed to have been built temp. Henry II. was once famous for an altar and chapel on the south aide, erected in honour of the Blessed Virgin: of the present structure the tower is by far the most ancient part: there are memorial windows, besides several mural monuments and a large brass, with arms to the Capel family: there were interred here Sir Giles Capel kt. ob.1556. a distinguished leader at the sieges of Terrouenne and Tourney, and the battle of Spars, all in 1513, and to his wife; Sir Edward Capel kt. oh. 1577 and his daughter Grace. ob. 1587; Sir Henry Capel kt. ob. 1588 and Katherine (Manners) his wife, daughter of Thomas, 1st Earl of Rutland K.G. ; Henry Capel esq. 1615 and Thomas, son of Sir Arthur Capel, 1621: there is also a brass with arms and inscription to Lady Manners, ob. 1572.

Giles married Isabel Newton, daughter of Sir Thomas Newton and Eleanor Daubeney. -------------------- Sir Giles Capel Born: 1522 Marriage: Isabel Newton Died: 1556 aged 34 General Notes: When William Capel died in 1515 he left the manor to his widow, Margaret. She resided there until her own death in 1522, at which time it was inherited by their son, Sir Gyles Capel (1486-1556). A good friend of Henry VIII, he was chosen to select the English Knights for jousting against the French at the Field of Cloth of Gold in June 1520.

In his will Sir Giles Capel directed, that his best helmet and his arming sword should be set over his "Funeralls" according to the device of the herald, and for nearly three hundred years the helmet hung on an iron bar over his altar shaped tomb in Rayne church. When the church was pulled down in 1840 all the Capel tombs were destroyed except the fine heraldic brass to Lady Katherine Capel, 1572.

The helmet was removed by the builder, William Parmenter of Bocking. It was found with another on a peg in his workshop by a Miss Courtauld, later Madame Arendrup.

She bought it and gave it to Baron de Cosson, the then greatest living authority on the history of arms and armour. It was exhibited in London and later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of New York who sent a copy back to England.

Rayne Church: the tower was built by Sir William Capel, whose arms Appear in the brickwork near the foundation, on either side of the belfry door: the old church, supposed to have been built temp. Henry II. was once famous for an altar and chapel on the south aide, erected in honour of the Blessed Virgin: of the present structure the tower is by far the most ancient part: there are memorial windows, besides several mural monuments and a large brass, with arms to the Capel family: there were interred here Sir Giles Capel kt. ob.1556. a distinguished leader at the sieges of Terrouenne and Tourney, and the battle of Spars, all in 1513, and to his wife; Sir Edward Capel kt. oh. 1577 and his daughter Grace. ob. 1587; Sir Henry Capel kt. ob. 1588 and Katherine (Manners) his wife, daughter of Thomas, 1st Earl of Rutland K.G. ; Henry Capel esq. 1615 and Thomas, son of Sir Arthur Capel, 1621: there is also a brass with arms and inscription to Lady Manners, ob. 1572. Giles married Isabel Newton, daughter of Sir Thomas Newton and Eleanor Daubeney.

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Sir Giles Capel's Timeline

1455
1455
Romsford, Essex, England
1484
1484
Age 29
Aspenden, Hertfordshire, England
1486
1486
Age 31
Rayne, Essex, England
1496
1496
Age 41
London, Middlesex, England
1502
1502
Age 47
1520
1520
Age 65
England
1537
1537
Age 82
1556
May 29, 1556
Age 101
Essex, England
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