[Sepulchral Monument of Thomas Jones in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Sketch of the altar tomb commemorating Archbishop Thomas Jones and his son Viscount Ranelagh, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, in sepia and red ink wash. The monument comprises two storeys. On the lower level is a recumbent effigy in armour. Two female figures with coronets are kneeling at his feet, and two at his head, each with their hands joined. On the level above, the Archbishop kneels in prayer at a prie-dieu.
This representation differs from the monument currently seen in St Patrick’s in several details. Most notably the two coroneted figures depicted by Dineley are replaced by the figure of a man. The monument underwent restoration in 1731.
Sources:
The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, ed. David Woolley, vol. 3 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2003), pp. 238-242.
Heather King, ‘The pre-1700 memorials in St Patrick’s Cathedral’, in Conleth Manning (ed.), Dublin and beyond the Pale (Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell, 1998), pp. 75-104, here pp. 80, 89-90.
R. Loeber, ‘Sculptured memorials to the dead in early seventeenth-century Ireland: A survey from “Monumenta Eblanae” and other sources’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, vol. 81C (1981), pp. 267-293, here p. 283.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Hats, Men, People, Prayer, Women
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 8 cm x 12 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 21
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
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Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Opposite to this famous monument is Seen that of Dr THOMAS IONES Primate of Dublin and \after/ Lord Chancellor of this Kingdome, who with [p. 20] Sr IOHN DENHAM Knt Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, were under King James Anno 1615. constituted Lords Iustices here.
[…]
[p. 21] CHRISTUS MIHI VIRES.
DEO. OPT MAX SAC
THOMAS JONES ARCHIEPISCOPUS DUBLIN PRIMAS ET METROPOLITAN HIBERNIAE EIUSDUMQUE CANCELLARIUS NEC NON BIS E JUSTICIARIIS UNUS OBIIT DECIMO APRILIS ANNO REPARATAE SALUTIS HUMANAE M D C XIX
MARGARETTA EISUDEM THOMAE UXOR CHARISSIMA OBIIIT XV DECEMB ANNO A PARTU VIRGINIS M DC XVIII.
DOMS.
ROGERUS JONES EQUES AURATUS VICECOMES RANELOGH BARO DE NAVAN NEC NON CONATIAE PRAESES ET POTENTISSIMIS PRINCIPIBUS JACOBO ET CAROLO MAG. BRIT. FRA. ET HIBERN. REGIBUS A SECRETIORIBUS IN HIBERNIA CONCILIS PARENTIBUS OPTIMIS UXORIBUS CHARISSIMIS SIBI ET POSTERIIS POSUIT
[image: Sepulchral monument of Thomas Iones in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin]
PRIOR UXOR FUIT FRANCISCA FILIA GIRALDI VICECOMITIS MOORE DE DROGHEDA QUAE OBIIT XXIII NOVEMBRIS ANo A CHRISTO NATO M D C XX ALTERA VERO CATHERINA FILIA HENRICI LONGUEVILLE DE WOLVERTON IN COMITATU BUCKINGHAMIAE EQUITIS AURATI QUAE OBIIT IV DECEMB. AN DOM M D C XXVIII FILIUS ET CONIUX MOESTI MONUMENTA DOLORIS HIC PATRI MATRI CONIUGIBUSQUE LOCO.

He died at his Pallace of St Sepulchres DUBLIN Apr. 10 1619 when he had bin Bishop 13 yeers 5 months and 2 dayes, and was buried in this Church.
[p. 22] […]
Sir Roger Jones lord Viscount Ranelough Baron of Navan President of Connaught & privy Counsellor to King James the late King of blessed memory, erected the last monument to the memory of his Parents &c. [pp. 19-22]
Sepulchral Monument of Thomas Jones in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin