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Entries from May 2017

Sherd of Sherd and Disley

May 31st, 2017 · Comments Off on Sherd of Sherd and Disley

Latest addition to the Visitations of 1660. Sherd of Sherd and Disley Arms: Argent, on a bend Sable, a rose of the first, in sinister chief a hunting horn stringed of the second. Crest: A hunting horn Argent, stringed Sable. “Respite given for proofe of these arms, but no proofe made 1663.” http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_14.html  

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And for my father

May 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on And for my father

My father is presently uppermost in my mind as he is most unwell and has recently entered a hospice to ensure that during his remaining days he receives the very best of care. There are many things we all mean to do, or share, with our loved ones and somehow, time moves on and we […]

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Rode of Rode

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Rode of Rode

Rode of Rode  Arms: Argent, two trefoils and a chief Sable. Crest: A wolf’s head Sable round the neck a rope knotted Argent. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_13.html

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Robinson of Mobberley

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Robinson of Mobberley

Robinson of Mobberley Arms: (on tomb at Mobberley): Vert, on a fess between three bucks trippant Or a trefoil slipped of the field. “No armes produced” “Respite given for shewing and making proofe of the Armes but nothing performed therein ..” http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_13.html

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Pritchard of Bostock

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pritchard of Bostock

Pritchard of Bostock Arms: Argent, a chevron between three boars’ heads couped Sable. “No proofe made of these Armes”   http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Pott of Pott

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pott of Pott

Pott of Pott Arms: Or, two bars and over all a bend Azure a mullet Gules for cadency. Crest: On a mound Vert a leopard sejant Proper collared and chained Or. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Pindar, of Idenshaw

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Pindar, of Idenshaw

Pindar, of Idenshaw Arms: Azure, a chevron Argent between three lions’ heads erased Ermine crowned Or a canton Gules charged with a dexter hand couped of the second. Crest: A lion’s head erased Argent crowned Or.   http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_12.html

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Innocents remembered

May 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Innocents remembered

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Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

May 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Saturday will see me boarding a train to Preston in Lancashire in order to present a talk to the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society  (Annual Conference and A.G.M.) on “Squirrels and Chevrons”: A study of the many and varied arms used by the descendants of Lidulph de Twemlow. I shall be in good company […]

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Time Team at Poulton Abbey in Cheshire

May 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on Time Team at Poulton Abbey in Cheshire

Not particularly heraldic but interesting from a Cheshire historical point of view, here is a Time Team video showing the dig to reveal Poulton Abbey in Cheshire, the predecessor of Dieulacres Abbey in Leek. Poulton was granted the land in 1147 and the monks later moved to Leek in 1214.  

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