Full length brass to a member of the D'Alison / Dalison (?) family under a canopy wearing plate armour, his feet on a lion reset c1549 and appropriated for the tomb of his much later descendants with new inscription
"Here lies William D'Alison esquire, formerly Sheriff & Receiver for the county of Lincoln and 7th Justice of the Peace of the same county, and George D'Alison, son and heir of the above William who died December 18th AD 1546 the 37th year of the imperial reign of King Henry Vlll. And the said George died January 22nd AD 1549 in the 3rd year of the imperial reign of King Edward Vl. Upon whose souls may God have mercy. Amen"
On the side is another inscription
"William D'Alison the elder erected this tomb thus showing his affection for his good father (the son William also lies here) in the reign of the powerful and just King Philip 2nd & Queen Mary, in whose gentle presence he hopes to be once more"
This is one of the finest and most martial effigies of the period. The armour and accoutrements are all elaborately enriched. The transverse sword-belt here makes its first appearance in this series of military brasses: and it is worn with the broad hip-belt. The triple canopy is very splendid, and the vaulted soffits of its three arches are represented. The original inscriptions have been lost; and in their place a more recent legend has been substituted, which bears the names of William and George Dalison, Esquires, A.D. 1543, and 1549: hence it appears "that the Dalisons surreptitiously appropriated the tomb and effigy of some earlier knight to be their own memorial."
Bontell, Monumental Brasses of England (1849).
в описаниях этого памятника часто фигурирует дата 1405, хотя нигде не указано, на каком основании появилась такая датировка, так как оригинальная табличка с подписью памятника утрачена
датировка 1410 более подходящая, учитывая появление косой портупеи меча и декоративные накладки на поножах и наручах и похожие комплексы (P0578, 1401) (P0582, 1400)
1Kent, p. 95. Badham, p. 31, identifies the Fen series and dates the brass c1400. Kent dates it c1408-9
A Sir Nicholas Dalison was lord of the manor in 1406, and he may be the knight represented
fhe knight is unknown, but he is probably a Dalison, as they came into possession of the manor at an early ld here was given at the Conquest to Wido de Credon and Roger de Poitou, and when it passed to the Dalisons isi Sir Nicholas Dalison was lord of the manor in 1406
... before 1280, William Blaunchard of Laughton died, the last in the male line of the owners of the main estates in Lincolnshire. His sister and heir, Matilda (sometimes referred to as Maud) widow of John de Allazun, was then wife of Ralph de Carrum. " John de Allazun, or Dallison, her son, succeeded to Laughton, Nettleton and Clixby, and was the ancestor of that family greatly advanced by this match ", ('Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire'). In these notes, the author speculates that the arms of the Dallinsons were originally those of the Blanchards, Gules 3 crescents azure. These arms can still be seen in Laughton church on the sarcophagus of William Dallinson, and on a funeral hatchment there. This is interesting, as several Blanchard families in France used the 3 crescents on their Coats of Arms (see the Heraldry section of this site). If any document signed and sealed by a Blanchard, prior to 1280, bears 3 crescents on the seal, then this hypothesis could well be proven.
There is a John Dalison born about 1305 Laghton [Laughton] Lincolnshire.
This John was supposed to have a son William born around 1350 [or earlier] and married a Nicola De Vavasour daughter os Sir John Vavasour of Spaulding
Matilda married John
de Alayonor d'Alenson (now Dalyson). This John d'Alyon succeeded to the Blanchard
Estates of Laughton and took the Blanchard arms. There is a hatchet in Laughton Church
with the arms, incorporated now with Dalyson arms. Deed dated 1271, settling land in Nettleton belonging to Maud Blanchard & her husband John d'Alayon of Laughton on several other persons
не удалось найти однозначной информации о возможном персонаже (Dalison of Laughton) относящемся к 1400-м, возможно, из-за различных написаний фамилии