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Entries from May 2010

Venables Baron of Kinderton

May 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Venables Baron of Kinderton

 The Visitations of Cheshire (1533 – 1580) record the arms of the baron of Kinderton as: Venables, Baron of Kinderton Arms: Quarterly – 1 & 6 Azure, two bars Argent. 2 Argent, a cross flory between four martlets Gules [Golborne] 3 Vert, a wyvern Argent . 4 Argent, three piles in point wavy Sable. 5 […]

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Happy Oak Apple Day

May 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I don’t live too far away from Boscobel House so today will see a few local celebrations though I wouldn’t mind betting that the (English) man in the street if asked what was special about today would most likely think that the question related to the fact that, by coincidence, this is a “bank holiday” weekend and would have no […]

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For the man who has (or should I say wants) everything armorial

May 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on For the man who has (or should I say wants) everything armorial

I have just returned from one of my regular, enjoyable, sojourns to Edinburgh; good company, plenty of heraldry and, this time at least, exceptionally good weather. It has become something of a custom to have an informal heraldic show and tell and I thought I would share with you a piece which really is something for the man […]

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It’s NOT a crest part II

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s NOT a crest part II

I was pleased to learn that, across the border in Shropshire, the recently created  Shrewsbury Town Council has now received its Royal Licence for the transfer of the arms of the former Borough of Shrewsbury said to have first been used in 1623 and derived from the Royal lions in a 13th Century seal with the colours of […]

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An achievement for Cheshire East

May 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on An achievement for Cheshire East

I am informed, this morning by Brian Reed, Democratic Services Manager Cheshire East Council, that the Council received their Grant of Arms from the College of Heralds last Monday.  The news of the Council’s official armorial status was reported to the Council’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday last (12th May 2010). The process officially began at the meeting of the […]

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Smith of Hough

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Smith of Hough

In my regular updates of the images I have just arrived at Smith of Hough. You may recall my post of April 2009 when I undertook the task of updating the arms of The 15th Baron Dudley for his entry in Burke’s Peerage. The arms of Smith of Hough feature in the third quarter of […]

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City of Chester Charter Trustees

May 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on City of Chester Charter Trustees

All this recent talk about the City of Chester’s Sheriff reminds me that since the reorganisation of local government in Cheshire, ceremonial  items and functions which had previously been held by, and the responsibility of, the former municipal borough of Chester are presently held by The City of Chester Charter Trustees. It is they who, until a […]

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Sheriffs and High Sheriffs

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sheriffs and High Sheriffs

Following on from the post I made on the 24th April entitled “A Roadshow a Sheriff and a coconut” there has been a response from the incumbent Sheriff which doesn’t actually throw any light on the conundrum. Her Worship appears to have attempted to answer the question but simply states that the chains of office […]

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It’s all down to nationality.

May 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s all down to nationality.

In July 1957 The Heraldry Society launched its new coat of arms upon the world in its journal, The Coat of Arms.   In the same edition its Hon. Editor in Chief, J.P. Brooke-Little, gave his view on “What does such and such a coat of arms mean?”. Whilst the piece on the arms of The Heraldry Society clearly sets out […]

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Beware Wikipedia! ARGGGHH – It’s NOT a Crest!

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beware Wikipedia! ARGGGHH – It’s NOT a Crest!

There is presently a discussion taking place between the moderators of wikipedia and the author of the page for Wesley College, Melbourne, which is of interest to me from both a genealogical and a heraldic view point; sadly it is yet another example of the blind leading the blind. My interest in this entry lies […]

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