Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from August 2017

In Memoriam

August 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on In Memoriam

In memory of my father who passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday 29th August. His life was all that he could have wished and he died a contented man. Set Your Mind Free   Have you ever set your mind free? To wander down Memory Lane? To linger at every Milestone to […]

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Sir John Booth, Knight, 1678.

August 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Sir John Booth, Knight, 1678.

Sir John Booth, Knight, 1678. Arms: Quarterly of 6: 1 and 6, Argent, three boars’ heads erect and erased Sable; 2, Argent, a fesse engrailed Gules. 3, Azure, two bars Argent in chief as many mullets of the second. 4, Bendy of ten Or and [Azure]; 5, Argent, a mullet Sable. Over all a crescent […]

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Tags: Funeral Certificates · Heraldry

Mrs. Alice Birkenhead, 1632.

August 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Mrs. Alice Birkenhead, 1632.

The arms of Mrs. Alice Birkenhead, 1632. as recorded in the site dedicated to the blazons recorded in the Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates book. Arms:(in a lozenge*) Quarterly of 15: 1 and 15, Argent, three chevronels Gules between as many martlets Sable, a crescent for difference; 2, Argent, a chevron Sable between three pellets; 3, […]

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National Archives – Representing Blackness

August 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on National Archives – Representing Blackness

The National Archives presently has an exhibition titled “Representing Blackness” and one image which caught my eye was that of a pedigree of Sir Robert Troutbeck. It’s an interesting, if somewhat uncomfortable, insight into our history and well worth a visit: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/culture/representing.htm The Visitations of 1533 to 1580 record the arms of Troutbeck as Azure, […]

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Knights in miniature

August 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Knights in miniature

Knights in miniature. I came across this little chappy while doing a routine Google search for anything that might catch my fancy relating to Cheshire Heraldry. He was on a Pinterest page by one Robert Hornsby (the arms were attributed to the Cheshire Heraldry site). I certainly admire the skills behind the creation of these […]

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