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The Good Wife

  The Good Wife

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Three-light window. The central light depicts a mother carrying an infant and holding the hand of a young boy (probably portraits). Left light depicts four more children, and the right light a man and a shepherd. Bodelwyddan church is shown in the background. Six angels bearing texts in the tracery.

size: 45 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: T.F. Curtis, Ward & Hughes
designer: T. F. Curtis

Church of St Margaret, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire
west end of the south aisle

Six angels in the tracery bear the following texts: "She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life", "This women was full of good works", "Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house, thy children like the olive branches round thy table". Angels hold further texts in upper part of main lights: "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband", "her price is far above rubies", "The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her". Angels in the lower part of the window bear the following texts: "Her children arise up and call her blessed", "Her husband also and he praiseth her".

Dedication: To the glory of God and in memory of Ellinor Harriet Williams born May 3, 1864 died April 30, 1894. This window is dedicated by her husband William Grenville Williams and her brother Francis Hunt Sitwell AD 1896.

Record added by Charlene Crampin, edited by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 24-04-2013


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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 155.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 324.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 20.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2013. (record added by Charlene Crampin) (accessed 20 October 2021)

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