Dalton Monument & Flagstone

Mentioned in The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Richard Dalton became a tenant and was reported to have drunk with him in the old wine cellar two or three times.

A row of ledger stones of polished slate and a large ornate baroque monument of black and white marble and bronze dedicated to members of the Dalton family.

Richard Dalton (d.1681), was Sergeant of the Wine Cellar to King Charles II and the younger Richard (d. 1731) was successively Page, Groom and Yeomen of the Cellar under Charles II and William III.

obelisk and sarcophagus

The large baroque monument is made of black and white marble, and bronze. It dates to the second quarter of the 18th century.

The obelisk shaped inscription panel displays the Dalton blazon with its motto MIHI SEMPER DEUS (God for me) and commemorates father and son:

NEAR
THIS PLACE
IS DEPOSITED
RICHARD DALTON
ESQ;
SERGEANT
OF THE WINE CELLAR
TO KING CHARLES II
HE DYED
OCT. IV. M.DC. LXXXI.
AGED LXV
AND OF
RICHARD DALTON
ESQ
HIS SON
WHO DYED
NOV. XXIV. M. DCC. XXXI.
AGED
LXXXIV. YEARS X MONTHS

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