Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from March 2009

Pseudo heraldry for a new beginning.

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Pseudo heraldry for a new beginning.

Some time ago I reported my sadness at the likely consignment of the arms of Cheshire County Council to the dustbin of history following the demise of that authority which is due to take place at the end of this financial year. It was both a rant and a plea; it comes as no surprise […]

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Wanted.

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Wanted.

I would be grateful for information of the whereabouts of a copy of small booklet entitled The Heraldry of Cheshire by Harold Ellis Tomlinson, published in 1946 by Manchester University Press (Manchester); it was, I believe, reprinted from the “Bulletin of the John Rylands Library”, vol. 30, no. 1, October, 1946.  

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Brereton of Malpas

March 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Brereton of Malpas

I am plodding away at the revised images and have reached Brereton of Malpas. Brereton of Malpas Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4 Argent, two bars Sable, a crescent for difference Or. 2 and 3 Argent a chevron between three crescents Gules [Ipstones] Crest: A Bear’s head erased Sable, muzzled Gules.   http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations/CV4.html The images shown on […]

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A Derbyshire Armory

March 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Derbyshire Armory

I hesitate to say that I have just finished reading because that would be inaccurate but I have just spent the best part of a fortnight pleasurably trawling through a superb and enviable record of Derbyshire arms compiled by Maxwell Craven. I thoroughly recommend it and quote below the information given on the book by The Derbyshire Records Society […]

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Spot the difference.

March 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Spot the difference.

I haven’t spent much time on the Cheshire Heraldry web site lately. This is mostly because I have to earn a living but when I do get time to indulge my hobbies I have been re-jigging all the images to put into what hopefully will be an illustrated companion, in book form, to the Cheshire Visitations. I […]

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A very confused escutcheon.

March 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I was asked today, what is the difference between an orle and an escutcheon voided and my answer used the difference between those armorial bearings displayed on a shield compared to those displayed on a banner. An escutcheon voided would look the same regardless of its mode of display whereas an orle would not. I […]

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The armorial Bearings of Birchells of Birchells

March 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on The armorial Bearings of Birchells of Birchells

The armorial Bearings of Birchells of Birchells per the Visitations of Chester. I made this illustration for a talk I gave to the Cheshire Heraldry Society in September 2008. I can not identify the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Any ideas?

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