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Entries from August 2013

The Heraldic Visitations of Shropshire Volume 1

August 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Heraldic Visitations of Shropshire Volume 1

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A facsimile copy of The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580

August 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on A facsimile copy of The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580

I am presently putting the finishing touches to a facsimile copy of The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 which will be produced and privately printed by me and available to order on-line via Lulu.com. Although this work is readily available in CD format it is practically impossible to get hold of in book […]

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Leftwich of Leftwich 1663 … an error?

August 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Leftwich of Leftwich 1663 … an error?

I have just emblazoned the arms of Leftwich of Leftwich as recorded in the Visitations of 1666 and I am left with the opinion that either the entry itself or the transcription of it must surely be an error. The blazon is recorded as: Argent, an escutcheon between eight martlets in orle Sable, a canton […]

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Lee of Darnhall

August 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Lee of Darnhall

You know what it’s like, you read a blazon and it is somehow different to the norm? Well today I set about emblazoning the arms of Lee of Darnhall, from the Cheshire Visitations of 1666, when I questioned the blazon for the crest, doubting what I had transcribed. Was the blazon really “On a ducal […]

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A cast bronze parrot of Hatherton

August 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on A cast bronze parrot of Hatherton

Many of you will know that I have in my possession a copper medal of the Walgherton Female Friendly Society, c. 1840 where upon the obverse are illustrated the arms of John Twemlow. I continue to seek details of this friendly society without much success however today I stumbled upon another curiosity demonstrating that John […]

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Grosvenor of Eaton – 1663

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on Grosvenor of Eaton – 1663

Latest addition to the web site: Grosvenor of Eaton Arms: Quarterly of twelve: 1 Azure, a garb Or [Grosvenor] 2 Sable a cross patonce Argent [Pulford] 3 Azure, three pheasants Or [Fesant] 4 Quarterly Argent and Sable, a cross patonce counterchanged [Eaton] 5 Vert, three stumps of trees couped and eradicated Or [                ] 6 […]

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Ludlow

August 4th, 2013 · Comments Off on Ludlow

Photographed in Ludlow (Shropshire) yesterday. The armorial bearings of the town of Ludlow: Azure, a lion couchant between three roses Argent. Photographed on the almshouses provided by Johannis Hosyer. Cannon outsite the entrance to Ludlow Castle:

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