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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:38 am

An image from my recent visit to Upton Grey; a memorial to Lady Dorothy Eyre.

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The inscription starts with;

“Here lyes the remainder of the Lady Dorothy Eyre..”

It goes on to describe her as;

“by birthe a Boulstrod”,
“in her riper yeares the wife of Sir John Eyre”,
“in her later of Mr John Clyffe”


I would gather from the text that she was Lady Eyre and then Mrs Clyffe. I presume whoever raised the memorial did not want to “lose” her title.

The Arms emblazoned at the top of the monument are;

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Dexter: Argent on a chevron Sable three quatrefoils Or (Eyre) - BGA
Centre; Sable a stag’s head cabossed Argent attired Or between the attires a cross pattée fitchée of the third through the nostril an arrow of the last feathered of the second (Bulstroud) - BGA
Sinister: Argent a chevron between three popinjays Vert membered Gules (Cliffe) – Papworth

Is that a common way to display past marital alliances?
Yours aye

Stephen


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