Stained Glass Windows in Cosgrove Church

Coat of arms in middle South window

By 1774 the windows in the South wall of the nave and in some other parts of the church had been reglazed, and they bear armorial devices which were tentatively identified as follows during an investigation carried out in the 1950's

The shield which is barry wavy of ermine and black stands for the family of SPENCER or BRADWARDEN, impaling three crescents for OLIPHANT, BOWNE, HAMLEY, HANLOWE, LECKIE, KIRWAN, PERIENT.

Why any of these families should be connected with our parish church is unclear: it is also possible that the crescents mentioned are 'cadency' marks - that is, devices applied to the family shield by a son or younger son to show the difference between his own and his family's arms.