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Genealogy

Although brasses and incised slabs originated as monuments to a single person, from the second half of the 14th century other family members are often mentioned or depicted. First just the spouse and then children were included; in the case of Sir Ralph Pudsay, who married 3 times and had 25 children, all of whom are named on his incised slabs, this gives a great deal of genealogical information. Occasionally, more than two generations are shown: at Thames Ditton, Robert Smythe and his daughter, Elizabeth Notte, are each depicted with their spouses and children, the elder couple deliberately being shown in a fashion outmoded when the brass was made in 1587. At Newton Flotman, the Blondevyle family 'grandfather, father and son' are depicted. Sometimes brasses commemorated a group of siblings, as at Great Marlow, or members of more distant generations, as at Stoke Fleming where John Corp is shown with his grand-daughter. But the ultimate genealogical brass is at Otley, Yorkshire; it gives the family trees of the Lyndley and Palmes families.

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Sons of Sir John Salisbury, 1388, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire


John Corp and granddaughter, 1391, Stoke Fleming, Devon


Incised slab to Sir Ralph Pudsay, 1468, Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire


Richard, Ralph and Edward Blondevyle, 1571, Newton Flotman, Norfolk


Robert Smyth, wife Katherine, daughter Elizabeth and her husband William Notte, 1587, Thames Ditton, Surrey


Genealogical trees of Lyndley and Palmes families, 1593, Otley, Yorkshire




Great Marlow Brass



Sons of Sir John Salisbury, 1388,

Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire






Stoke Fleming Brass



John Corp and granddaughter, 1391,

Stoke Fleming, Devon






Bolton-by-Bowland Brass



Incised slab to Sir Ralph Pudsay, 1468,

Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire





Newton Flotman Brass



Richard, Ralph and Edward Blondevyle, 1571,

Newton Flotman, Norfolk





Thames Ditton Brass



Robert Smyth, wife Katherine, daughter Elizabeth and her husband William Notte, 1587,

Thames Ditton, Surrey






Otley Brass



Genealogical trees of Lyndley and Palmes

families, 1593, Otley, Yorkshire




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