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Entries from February 2015

Are flags armorial in nature?

February 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Are flags armorial in nature?

I am having a very interesting conversation elsewhere about the initiatives of The Flag Institute, a private society for flag enthusiasts, “Creating Local & Community Flags”; their website states that they are “currently being consulted by a number of civic organisations throughout the United Kingdom, who are in the process of selecting and adopting their […]

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Morton of Hulme Walfield

February 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Morton of Hulme Walfield

The latest image added to the website is Morton of Hulme WalfieldArms: Argent, a greyhound courant Sable collared Vert purfled of the field.Crest: A greyhound’s head Sable collared Vert purfled Argent.   It’s a long time since I’ve used “purfled“. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_11.html 

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Meredith (Amerydith) of Ashley

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Meredith (Amerydith) of Ashley

Meredith (Amerydith) of AshleyArms: Gules, a lion rampant reguardant Or armed and langued Azure.Crest: A demi-lion rampant Sable collared and chained Or.            http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_11.html 

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When is a coat of arms not a coat of arms?

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on When is a coat of arms not a coat of arms?

Apparently a Coat of Arms is not a Coat of Arms when it is a crest belonging to a “title” you’ve just purchased for a few quid. Daft statement I know but according to the vendors of Lord & Lady Titles (which can apparently be purchased for a mere £24.95) this isn’t a coat of […]

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Cheshire Heraldry Society Meeting

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Society Meeting

Tomorrow we will welcome Chris Purvis who will be presenting his talk on A family tree on a deerskin (at Charlecote Park).

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A Court Leet Manorial Chain

February 18th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Court Leet Manorial Chain

For those who do not have access to copies of The Heraldry Gazette, official newsletter of The Heraldry Society, I have uploaded a copy of my note on the magnificent heraldic jewel sold at auction by Bonhams in July 2007. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/manorial-chain.pdf 

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Seal of the Chester Palatinate Court

February 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Seal of the Chester Palatinate Court

The last seal which was in use when the Chester Palatinate Court was dissolved in 1830.

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Mainwaring of Newton

February 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Mainwaring of Newton

Latest addition to the 1663 Visitations: Mainwaring of Newton Arms: Quarterly of eight: 1. Argent, two bars Gules, a canton Or [Mainwaring]2. Vert, a tun Or [Newton]3. Argent, a lion rampant Sable charged on the shoulder with a cross formee Or [Pownall]4. Argent, on a bend Azure three garbs Or [Fitton]5. Argent, three birds’ heads erased […]

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Theft of a Thistle Stall Plate

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Theft of a Thistle Stall Plate

The Membership Secretary of The Heraldry Society of Scotland has today posted (on the HSS forum) details of the theft of a Thistle Stall Plate. Yet another theft from the Thistle Chapel: on Monday night the stall-plate of the late Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh KT GCMG GCVO PC DL JP (1849 […]

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Now up to Page 10 of the 1663 Visitations: Mainwaring of Kermincham

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Now up to Page 10 of the 1663 Visitations: Mainwaring of Kermincham

Mainwaring of KerminchamArms: Quarterly:1 & 4 Argent, two bars Gules a mullet for cadency [Mainwaring]2 & 3 Azure, three garbs Or [Praers].On an escutcheon of pretense Argent, a canton Gules over all a bend Azure charged with three garbs Or [Fitton]           http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_10.html

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