The Baronetcy of Thornhaugh was created on 21st
July 1603. It was conferred to Sir William Russell by King James I who had only been King in England for a few short months.
As with most of the gentry, Baron Thornhaugh owned land elsewhere in the country, but Thornhaugh was his principal estate and it was where he eventually died August 9th 1613. He had erected a large tomb before his death with his likeness laying on his back with his hands in prayer. His son kneels at his feet and other family members in profile around the base. The tomb has either been well respected or restored, for the colours and details are strong and clear, making it all the more impressive to modern eyes.
Image: Village Sign in Thornhaugh by Richard Humphrey (cc-by-sa/2.0)