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The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach

February 16th, 2018 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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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Hugh Bromley, Esquire, 1628.

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Hugh Bromley, Esquire, 1628.
Arms: Quarterly of nine: 1, quarterly per fess indented Gules and Or; 2, Azure, two boars passant Or, a canton Eremine; 3, Argent, on a chevron Gules, three bezants, within a border engrailed of the second; 4, Argent, on a fesse between six fleurs de lis Gules three cross crosslets Or; 5, Gules, three chevronels Argent; 6, Ermine, a fesse Gules, fretty Or; 7, Argent, three piles in point Sable; 8, Sable, a chevron engrailed between three bull’s heads cabossed Argent; 9, Argent, on a lion rampant Gules between three pheons Sable a crescent for difference Or.

Crest: A lion’s jamb erect Argent.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-6.html

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Sir Richard Brooke, knight, 1632.

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Sir Richard Brooke, knight, 1632.
Arms: Quarterly, 1 and 4, Or, a cross engrailed per pale Gules and Sable; 2 and 3, Argent, a chevron Sable between three buck’s heads cabossed Gules. Over all a crescent for difference.

Crest: A brock or badger proper.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-6.html

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Letters Patent and Feudal Baronies

February 5th, 2018 · Comments Off on Letters Patent and Feudal Baronies

I have had sight of a letter dated 23 October 2017 addressed to a learned solicitor. I feel justified in passing on its content as the Lord Lyon concludes his letter with the statement “Please feel free to circulate this letter to interested parties.” It would seem to me that all enthusiastic followers of Scots heraldry and the workings of the Lyon Court easily fall into the category of interested parties all be it that they are not parties to the purchase of a barony and wanting to petition for arms based upon said purchase..

“Letters Patent and Feudal Baronies
I have been reconsidering the wording relating to feudal baronies contained in Letters Patent. As you will be aware my function is to grant arms and the ownership of a barony is seen as sufficient to establish jurisdiction for me to grant arms. This will continue to be the position.

However, I have decided that from 1 January 2018 any application before me based on the ownership of a barony will no longer make any reference to the Deed of Assignation, transferring the barony.

The Letters Patent will simply state the petitioner “being within the jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms – he assigns Armorial Bearings”.
Please feel free to circulate this letter to interested parties.
Yours sincerely”

What is unclear, to me at least, is the reason why Lyon has changed his mind about naming the barony in Letters Patent and it is doubly unclear to me how an “Answer to a Petition” ( Menking 2014) can be published by a Judge, who ranks equally with a Court of Session Judge, and then have that decision negated by a single letter to a solicitor. This has thrown me into some confusion as to the status of an “Answer to a Petition”; is it a Judicial document or an administrative document? Clearly if it is the former then it requires a judicial procedure to set it aside and if it is the latter then surely an aggrieved party would have a right for the administrative procedure to be explained and justified by the administration. To quote one interested party, “It is not our tradition in the United Kingdom to be ruled by dictat!”

Perhaps, in the near future, there will be some sort of challenge or further questioning of the decision set down in the letter? Perhaps it will be accepted without question, who knows? Will the assignment of the baronial helm also now quietly disappear? Will new, post January, armigers who qualified by way of ownership of a barony (as they still will qualify) simply adopt the baronial helm as befitting their degree regardless?

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William Brereton, Esquire, 1630.

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on William Brereton, Esquire, 1630.

The last of the Brereton entries in the Funeral Certificates has now been completed … phew.

William Brereton, Esquire, 1630.
Arms: Quarterly of 18: 1, Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent Or for difference. 2, Argent, an inescutcheon within a double tressure counterflory, Gules. 3, Or, three piles in point, Gules. 4, Quarterly 1 and 4 Azure three garbs Or; 2 and 3, Azure, a wolf’s head erased Argent. 5, Gules, three pheons Argent. 6, Azure, three garbs Or. 7, Azure, a wolf’s head erased Argent. 8, Argent, a cross flory Azure. 9, Argent, a lion rampant Gules between six pheons Sable. 10, Or, two ravens Sable. 11, Ermine, five chevronels Gules, on a canton of the second, a lion passant Or. 12, Gules, two lions passant Argent, a label of three points Or. 13, Quarterly Argent and Gules on a bend Sable, three mullets of the second [first]. 14, Gules, three cross crosslets fitchee Or, on a chief of the second, a crescent for difference Sable. 15, Argent, on a bend engrailed Sable an annulet Or. 16, Argent, a griffin segreant Gules. 17, Quarterly Argent and Gules, a bend Azure. 18, Gules, a lion rampant per pale Ermine and Ermines.

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or, a bear’s head sable, muzzled of the first, a crescent for difference.

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Richard Brereton, Esquire, 1625

January 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on Richard Brereton, Esquire, 1625

I’m on a roll this weekend.

Richard Brereton, Esquire, 1625
Arms: Quarterly of eight; 1, Argent, between two bars Sable, four Ermine spots in cross of the second, a crescent for difference; 2, Argent, a chevronel between three crescents Gules; 3, Ermine, three mascles Gules; 4. Or, a raven Sable; 5, Argent, an escarbuncle of six rays Sable; 6, Argent, a cross formee the ends flory Sable; 7, Gules, a cross Ermine; 8, Azure, a chief Gules, over all a lion rampant queuee Forchee Or.

Crest: A bear’s head couped Sable, muzzled Gules, charged on the neck with four Ermine spots in cross Argent.

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-4.html

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