Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

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Entries from March 2008

A Jurisdictional Enigma

March 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Some years ago I had occasion to briefly meet with a gentleman from The United States of America who bore what I understand to be legitimate Scottish armorial bearings with a remarkable likeness to those of a the very old Cheshire family and I have to say, it gave me a feeling of unease. Now […]

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Cadency marks – heirs and graces.

March 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

First off, I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my monthly visit to the Cheshire Heraldry Society Lecture on Saturday even though I was suffering from the onset of a cold. The lecture was given by the Chairman of the society, Harold Storey and it was patent to see that not only was […]

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Some Favourite Bookplates

March 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Some Favourite Bookplates

The Chairman of The Cheshire Heraldry Society, Harold Storey, will be giving this weekend’s lecture on his hobby of collecting bookplates. Details of time and venue can be found on the Society web page. The badge of the Society was designed by Lesley Holt. The blue lion is from the Macclesfield arms, the sword from […]

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The end is nigh.

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on The end is nigh.

When I last visited Macclesfield to attend a Cheshire Heraldry Society lecture I took a photograph of the entrance to Macclesfield Bus Station, for no other reason than it features, as do many of the bus stops in the area, the pseudo-armorial logo adopted by Cheshire County Council. Now I don’t actually dislike this logo, […]

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Clive or Clyff of Hurley [Huxley]

March 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Clive or Clyff of Hurley [Huxley]

 It is impossible to proof read your own work! I’ve been preparing a talk for The Cheshire Heraldry Society and in doing so I have created afresh the images I will need. Looking back on the early images I have done for the Cheshire Heraldry web site, even I can see how much I have […]

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A New Lord Lyon

March 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A New Lord Lyon

I take this opportunity to congratulate the new Lord Lyon whose appointment has been announced today. Readers of this blog may remember that way back in June last year, when speculation was rife that Lyon Blair was to retire, my feeling was that W. David H. Sellar, Bute Pursuivant of Arms, would be appointed. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/weblog/?p=29#more-29 […]

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Dering Roll of National Importance

March 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dering Roll of National Importance

Most enthusiastic followers of English heraldry will know that the Dering Roll has recently been sold at auction to a foreign buyer and is under threat of export. The Culture Secretary  is prepared to grant an export licence unless there is a fairly robust UK counter offer by April the 19th. I understand that the British Library […]

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Thomas Weigh Jones (Herald Painter)

March 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thomas Weigh Jones (Herald Painter)

A friend of Cheshire Heraldry has kindly sent to me an extract from The Nantwich Guardian of 1892: Nantwich Guardian (Cheshire, UK) dated Wed Feb 3rd 1892 page 5. Death notice for Thomas Weigh JONES (1803-1892) “On Friday there passed away, at the residence of his son-in-law Mr Hudson, Woodlane Terrace, London Road, Nantwich P.P.G.M. […]

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