19 Nov 2018 – St Mary’s Church, Boyton, Wiltshire

19 Nov 2018 – St Mary’s Church, Boyton, Wiltshire

Alexander Giffard

Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard.

Early Medieval crossed leg ‘Crusader’ effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansour, Egypt, 1250.

The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: gules (red) background, argent (silver,white) for the three lions passant, being differenced with a five pointed label across the chief indicating the grandson who predeceased the current owner of the arms.