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Entries from September 2010

Oh dear – what a balzup!

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on Oh dear – what a balzup!

Most armorists I know have “issues” with heraldic bucket shops ; but there is generally little we can do and so we tend to just jog along uncomfortably side by side. Nowadays the vendor usually starts his sales pitch with something akin to “we guarantee to research and find your family coat of arms” but somewhere, usually […]

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A Mainwaring dilemma.

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Mainwaring dilemma.

The armorial bearings of Mainwaring of Nantwich as recorded in the Visitations of 1613 are: Argent, two bars Gules, in chief a mascle Sable. In the College of Arms ruling entitled “The Bearing of Arm by Women decreed by the Kings of Arms in 1997” it is stated that “An unmarried woman may continue to bear her paternal […]

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Hockenhull of Prenton

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hockenhull of Prenton

Latest updated image on the website is that of Hockenhull of Prenton. The crest of the arms as recorded in the 1613 Visitations differs to that of 1580. The 1580 crest is that of Hockenhull of Hockenhull differenced (for cadency) by a crescent as in the arms however, that of 1613 has dispensed with the […]

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The Origins of Fabulous Beasts

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Origins of Fabulous Beasts

Just a reminder that tomorrow Ralph Brocklebank, FRHSC, FHS will present his talk on The Origins of Fabulous Beasts to The Cheshire Heraldry Society. Details of all the society’s talks can be found here.  

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The application of heraldry.

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on The application of heraldry.

I am quite often called upon to give a very brief written (postal) response to an heraldic or family genealogical question and so for quite some time now I have been toying with the idea of having some postcards printed with my arms on the image side. Having explored the cost of this, I found […]

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Congratulations to a fellow heraldic blogger.

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Congratulations to a fellow heraldic blogger.

I have just heard that Fr Guy W D Selvester, a well known and respected amateur herald and fellow blogger has been accepted by the Académie Internationale d’Héraldique as an Associate Member. This is a signal honor as Fr Guy is only the third citizen of the United States who is currently a member. Fr […]

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Caldecott and Cartoons

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Caldecott and Cartoons

I’ve just revamped the Caldecott arms for the illustrations of the 1613 Visitations and I was reminded that the illustrator of children’s books, Ralph Caldecott, had an interest in his own family heraldry going so far as to depict he and his brother (who had co-authored with him their one and only book “Aesop’s Fables”) […]

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Visitations of 1613- Transcription error – Edgerton of Ridley

September 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Visitations of 1613- Transcription error – Edgerton of Ridley

The Harleian MS for the Visitations of Chester of 1613 records the second quarter of the arms of Egerton of Ridley as  Or, three piles in pile Gules, on a canton Argent a griffin segreant Sable [Basset]. I believe this to be incorrect. These are the arms of Ralph Bassett of Blore which are: Or, […]

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Sleeping Lions

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sleeping Lions

I’ve just re-done the image of Brown of Upton and it reminded me of a game enjoyed by primary school children (or perhaps it was more appreciated by their teachers!). Brown of Upton, near Chester Arms – Argent, two bendlets Sable between as many pellets. Crest: On a mount Vert a lion couchant Argent, charged […]

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Salford Annual Heraldry Day.

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Salford Annual Heraldry Day.

Cheshire Heraldry Society Chairman, Harold Storey, sent a note to members today reminding us that Derrick Walkden and The Lancashire Heraldry Group have taken over the running of the Annual Study Day at Salford from The Greater Manchester Heraldry Society.  The meeting will run from 10 am to 4 pm on 7th. October, at Hemsley House Masonic Hall, […]

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