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Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

April 10th, 2018 · Comments Off on Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

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Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates; A.D. 1600 TO 1678.
Edited by John Paul Rylands.

First Published in 1882. Funeral certificates represent a significant class of records dating from the late 16th to the early 18th century. These accounts of heraldic funerals contain, in addition to heraldry, details of death, burial, marriages, children and so on. This volume, originally printed for the Record Society in 1882, contains extracts covering the years 1600 to 1678 from the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire (mostly Cheshire). This volume is a good quality facsimile copy of the original.

ISBN 9780244075613

Copyright Cheshire Heraldry (Standard Copyright Licence)

Published 23 March 2018

Language English

Pages 278

Binding Hardcover (casewrap)

Interior Ink Black & white

Weight 0.45 kg

Dimensions (centimetres) 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

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Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church

February 27th, 2018 · Comments Off on Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church

The Cheshire Heraldry Society is pleased to announce that our next talk, to be held on Saturday March 17th, is sponsored by The Heraldry Society and is actually a preliminary showing of The Heraldry Society’s own April Lecture.
The talk, to be given by Dr John Hunt of the Department of History,University of Birmingham is:
Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church
‘Cult of memory’ and ‘cult of family’ form the basis of this lecture, within the perceived continuum of the temporal and spiritual worlds, mutually supportive of each other. It will be primarily concerned with elites in local society, mainly gentry and knightly families, and how they were remembered and commemorated within the context of English parish churches, particularly but not exclusively in the western midlands.
If you can’t manage a trip to London in April, why not come to Macclesfield, we are well served by train and we would be delighted to receive your support; this will be an excellent talk by a learned speaker and your opportunity to hear it first.
The meeting will be held at Townley Street Schoolroom, Townley Street, Macclesfield, starting at 2.30 pm, (room opens at 2.00 pm) followed by refreshments. The venue is but a short walk from the Railway Station and there is a Pay and Display car park 100 yds away.

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Father and daughter Case/Coney

February 21st, 2018 · Comments Off on Father and daughter Case/Coney

It is not unusual, when researching anything heraldic, to come across possible errors which provide a conundrum and last evening, when emblazoning a few more images for the Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates project, I completed those of Mr. Thomas Case (d. 1634) and his daughter Mrs. Dorothy Coney (also d. 1634/5). The arms of the father were recorded as Argent, on a bend Gules cotised Sable, three round buckles Or and one would expect his daughter, when displaying her paternal arms, to display an identical achievement. It seems however, if we can take the records of the certificates as accurate (and I’m not at all sure that we can), that she had a slightly differenced version, displaying the bend Gules as a bend engrailed Gules. Given that both certificates were completed by Randle Holme at Chester (the one for the father on 26th August 1634 and the one for the daughter the following 26th January 1634/5) can we assume that it was not an error? Is it an error in transcription from the original?

Burke’s General Armory records the arms of Case (Ince; and Red Hazels, co. Lancaster, and Thingwall Hall, near Liverpool) as Argent, on a bend engrailed Gules cottised Sable, three round buckles Or – so it may well be that it was either a transcription error or, Randle Holmes recorded it incorrectly. In addition, although the tincture of the sleeve is missing in the certificates record, Burke’s records the crest as A cubit arm habited Ermine, cuff Argent, holding in the hand proper, a round buckle Or.

Although the likelihood is that the arms of the father have been recorded incorrectly, I have nevertheless emblazoned both images according to the record published by John Paul Rylands in 1882.

Mr. Thomas Case, 1634.
Arms: Argent, on a bend Gules cotised Sable, three round buckles Or.
Crest: A cubit arm erect, vested ….., cuff Argent, the hand proper, holding a round buckle Or.
Motto: Distantia Ungit.

Mrs. Dorothy Coney, 1634.
Arms: Argent, on a bend engrailed Gules, between two plain cottises Sable, three round buckles Or.

These are the arms of Case. She was the daughter of Thomas Case.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-8.html

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Mr. Thomas Case, 1634.

February 20th, 2018 · Comments Off on Mr. Thomas Case, 1634.

Mr. Thomas Case, 1634.
Arms: Argent, on a bend Gules cotised Sable, three round buckles Or.
Crest: A cubit arm erect, vested ….., cuff Argent, the hand proper, holding a round buckle Or.
Motto: Distantia Ungit.

 

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-8.html

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Calveley

February 20th, 2018 · Comments Off on Calveley

I have just completed three images for the family of Calveley, those of Sir George Calveley, Knight, Ralph Calveley, Esquire and John Calveley. (John was the son of Ralph and not illegitimate.)

The arms of Ralph and John carry the bordure engrailed indicating illegitimacy; Ralph Calveley (died 1619) was filius naturalis of Anthony Calveley, second brother of Sir Hugh Calveley, of Lea Hall. Sir George was the oldest son of Sir Hugh.

The arms of Ralph Calveley, Esquire, 1619.
Arms: Quarterly of six: 1, Argent, a fess Gules between three calves passant Sable; 2, Sable, on a chevron Argent between three cross crosslets Or, as many cinquefoils Gules; 3, Argent, on a bend Sable, nine annulets, interlaced by threes Or; 4, Ermine, on a fess Gules, a crescent Or; 5, Argent, on a saltire Sable five swans close of the first, a crescent for difference; 6, Sable, two hinds counter-trippant in fesse Argent; a crescent Gules for difference. The whole six quarterings within a bordure engrailed Or.

Ralph, although married with a son and a daughter also had “a base son Hugh Calveley, whom he much affected”.

All three examples can be found here:

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-8.html

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The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach

February 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach

The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach

By John Parsons Earwaker
ISBN: 
978-0-244-36745-9

Hardcover, 344 Pages

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A hardbacked facsimile copy of The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach Co. Chester Including the Two Chapelries of Holmes Chapel and Goostrey: from Original Records. First published by J. P. Earwaker for private circulation in 1890 and restricted to 150 copies of which 100 were for presentation. Contains the heraldry and pedigrees of the landowning families of the area.

Binding:    Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink:    Black & white
Weight:     0.54 kg
Dimensions (centimeters):     15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

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Cheshire Heraldry Society February Talk

February 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Society February Talk

Saturday 17th February at Macclesfield, Cheshire. The Cheshire Heraldry Society February talk is Heraldry in Bramhall presented by Howard Green.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/society

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Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates: Bunbury.

February 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates: Bunbury.

Further observations on the arms recorded in the Lancashire and Cheshire Funeral Certificates: Bunbury.

In the Visitations (1613) the arms of Bunbury of Stanney are recorded as ” Quarterly of four
1 – Argent, on a bend Sable three chess-rooks of the field [Bunbury]
2 – Argent, a fess between three pheasants Gules [Stanney]
3 – Gules, on a bend engrailed, between two cinquefoils Argent, three leopards’ faces Azure, a mullet for cadency [Aldersey]
4 – Or, on a chief Gules three trefoils slipped of the field, a crescent Gules for cadency [Bamville]”

In the Funeral Certificates the arms of Sir Henry Bunbury, Knight, died 1634 are recorded as “. Quarterly of six; 1, Argent, on a fess Sable, three chess rooks of the field; 2, Argent, a fess between three pheasants Gules; 3, Gules, on a bend engrailed Argent between two cinquefoils Or, three leopard’s faces Vert, a mullet Or for difference; 4, Sable, two bars Argent; 5, Or, a crescent Gules, on a chief of the second three trefoils of the first; 6, Argent, a tree eradicated Vert, fructed Gules.”

The bend in the first quarter of the former is recorded (possibly incorrectly) as a fess in the latter; the leopards’ faces of quarter three have, in the latter, changed from Azure to Vert and the cinquefoils from Argent to Or; quarter four of the latter has been omitted from the former and the crescent in the arms of Bamville, quarter four in the former and five in the latter, has changed from a crescent for cadency to what appears by the blazon to be a substantive charge.

If only I had the gift of time travel.

Arms of Sir Henry Bunbury (Funeral Certificates)

Arms of Bunbury of Stanney (Visitations of 1613)

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Matthew Browne, Richard Browne and Elizabeth Browne

February 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on Matthew Browne, Richard Browne and Elizabeth Browne

Latest uploads to the Funeral Certificates project are the Brownes.

Mrs. Elizabeth Browne, 1602.
Arms:  (on a lozenge) Sable, three garbs, 2 and 1, Or, within a bordure Argent.[Birkenhed of Huxeley]

Matthew Browne, Gentleman, 1634.
Arms: Argent, two bendlets between as many mullets Sable.

Richard Browne, Esquire, 1624.
Arms: Argent, two bendlets Sable between as many pellets.

Crest: On a mound Vert, a lion sejant Argent, vulned in the shoulder proper.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-7.html

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Valentine Broughton, Alderman, 1603.

February 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on Valentine Broughton, Alderman, 1603.

Valentine Broughton, Alderman, 1603.
Arms: Quarterly of 4; 1, Ermine, a lion rampant Sable charged with a crescent Argent [Broughton]; 2, Vert, a lion rampant Or [Sandiff]; 3, Or, a lion rampant Azure langued Gules [Gruffith ap Kddwgon]; 4, Vert, three eagles displayed in fesse Or, in chief a crescent Argent [Owen Gwynedd].

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-7.html

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