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Entries from November 2010

Orle v’s escutcheon voided

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Orle v’s escutcheon voided

I have written before about the difference between an orle and an escutcheon voided and I maintain that there is a difference, perhaps not immediately apparent when shown on a single (escutcheon shaped) shield but obvious when shown on a quarterd shield or banner. The example I use is that of Winnington whose entry in […]

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Imitation or theft?

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Imitation or theft?

I was searching Google this morning for references to the Malbank barons of Nantwich and decided to flip to the image view. Up popped a number of images which I remembered making for the “King’s Vale Royal” section of the Cheshire Heraldry web site some years ago; curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on one […]

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Brereton of Ashley

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Brereton of Ashley

Back in September of last year I wrote about the 12th quarter in the arms of Brereton of Ashley as recorded in the Visitations of 1613; it is recorded as being Gules, a lion rampant Sable guttee de l’armes but is marked as being “dubious”. In the earlier Visitations of 1533 to 1580 this quarter, […]

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You are cordially invited …

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on You are cordially invited …

The next meeting of the Cheshire Heraldry Society will be on Saturday 20th November and our speaker will be Stephen Slater whose topic is Heraldic Bastardy *. Details of times and venue can be found on the Society’s web page. * This meeting is presented in conjunction with The Heraldry Society.

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Gunpowder Plotters visit Manchester.

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gunpowder Plotters visit Manchester.

I shall be presenting my talk on the armorial bearings of the Gunpowder Plotters to The Greater Manchester Heraldry Society on Saturday 6th November … I look forward to seeing you there.  

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