Continuing on around the Cloister at Canterbury Cathedral, we find this armorial memorial set into the floor:
Here resteth the body of
ELIZABETH the Wife of the
Revd WM BRODERIP Minor Canon
of this Church
who died April 19th 1751 Aged 35
and likewise the Revd
WM BRODERIP Minor Canon
who died April 17th 1764 Aged 55.
WM BRODERIP died June 3 1770 aged 26
ELIZABETH BRODERIP died Augst
8th 1774 aged 30 Years.
JANE BRODERIP Relict of the
Revd William Broderip died Augst
10th 1778 aged 67 Years.
Canon Broderip’s first wife was Elizabeth Terry of Canterbury.
We have seen the arms on the dexter side of the shield (to the viewer's left) in our immediately preceding post regarding the memorial to Isaac Terry.
Here, we have: Ermine on a pile gules a leopard’s face jessant-de-lis or (Terry), impaling _____ a chevron _____ between three covered cups _____ (Broderip?).
It is highly unusual to see an impalement with the wife’s arms to dexter (the viewer’s left); that place is normally reserved for the husband’s arms.
And about the husband's arms (ignoring for now that they are placed to sinister, in the place normally reserved for the wife's arms):
Neither Burke’s General Armory nor Papworth’s Dictionary of British Armorials shows “a chevron between three covered cups” for Broderip.
Papworth cites various color combinations as belonging to Butler/Boteler, Pellet/Pellett/Pillett, Sellers/Sallers/Sollers, Warcup/Warcop, and Strange/Straunge, but not to Broderip.
Burke gives two different coats for Broderip/Brodrepp/Brodribb. One is Gules three swans close argent; the other is Gules a cross couped or between four barnacle fowls (another, swans) argent. Obviously, neither of those two Broderip coats matches the chevron and covered cups here.
So I am at a bit of a loss to explain what is going on here. Why are Elizabeth Terry's paternal arms on the dexter side of this impalement? Where do the arms on the sinister side of the impalement come from? Whose are they, Broderip or someone else's?
I can only quote a line from the movie Shakespeare In Love: "It's a mystery."