Layer Marney - John 2nd Lord Marney 1525
The monument to John, 2nd Lord Marney (1525).The effigy is carved from Catacleuse, a Cornish black stone. The tomb chest was carved from terracotta. The detail of the carving is very fine - see the hinges on his bracers, and the carved waistcoat and codpiece - possibly executed by Italian craftsmen. John was an esquire to Henry VIII and knighted at Tournai. He succeeded to the peerage in 1523 but died two years later at the age of 45, leaving no male heir. He was the last of his line.