Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

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Entries from March 2014

Coat of Arms (Magazine)

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Coat of Arms (Magazine)

I have in my possession two boxes of The Heraldry Society’s magazine The Coat of Arms, dates ranging from the 1966 to 2004 which I am selling on behalf of The Cheshire Heraldry Society. I am offering them at £1.99 each including UK postage. A complete inventory of available issues can be downloaded here: http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/coat-of-arms-inventory.pdf

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Tayleur Arms – ravaged by fire!

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tayleur Arms – ravaged by fire!

Back in January I wrote about the Tayleur Arms and had the pleasure to have a conversation about the Inn sign with one of its owners. This morning, local radio is reporting that the Inn has been ravaged by fire. My thoughts are with all involved in the business, both staff and customers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Con8uaFCAek#t=27 This is the […]

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Moreton Armorial Bookplate

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Moreton Armorial Bookplate

Latest addition to the collection is the bookplate of William Moreton A.M. As recorded in the Cheshire Visitations Morton of MortonArms: Quarterly –1 & 4 Argent, a greyhound courant Sable2 & 3 Gules, a cross engrailed Ermine [Macclesfield]Crest: A wolf’s head couped Argent, collared with a wreath Argent and Vert.  

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Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt.

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt.

Newly acquired by Cheshire Heraldry is the Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt. Arms: Lozengy Or and Azure, on a pale Gules three estoiles of the first. Crest: Issuing out of rays Proper a Unicorn’s head couped Argent. Supporters: Two horses Proper. Motto: Dei Memor Gratus Amicus (Mindful of God, Grateful to Friends) The baronetcy […]

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Keeping up ones standards

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Keeping up ones standards

In a recent on-line conversation the view was expressed by a person identifying his own character as that of “a Little Englander” that in order to use a standard (in England) one requires a badge. There are precedents in English armory which indicate that this is not the case at all. Crests can be and […]

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Tatton Bookplates

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tatton Bookplates

I have just acquired two Tatton bookplates of historical Cheshire interest.  Thomas William Tatton and Reginald Arthur Tatton. Two Tatton 19th century Armorial Bookplates. Neither is in the Franks Collection. Reginald’s plate not only bears a mullet for cadency but the tinctures are reversed. See http://thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/wythenshawe.html There is a choice in attribution between father and son, […]

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