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Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church

February 27th, 2018 · Comments Off on Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church

The Cheshire Heraldry Society is pleased to announce that our next talk, to be held on Saturday March 17th, is sponsored by The Heraldry Society and is actually a preliminary showing of The Heraldry Society’s own April Lecture. The talk, to be given by Dr John Hunt of the Department of History,University of Birmingham is: […]

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Letters Patent and Feudal Baronies

February 5th, 2018 · Comments Off on Letters Patent and Feudal Baronies

I have had sight of a letter dated 23 October 2017 addressed to a learned solicitor. I feel justified in passing on its content as the Lord Lyon concludes his letter with the statement “Please feel free to circulate this letter to interested parties.” It would seem to me that all enthusiastic followers of Scots heraldry […]

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Whimsical Wilmslow

October 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Whimsical Wilmslow

It seems that Wilmslow Town Council is seeking “a new identity” with Members no longer sure that their armorial bearings serve the purpose of identifying the town. This is a great pity and most probably results from the usual lack of understanding of how armorial bearings can be displayed. They are apparently (according to one Councillor) […]

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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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Rulings from the College of Arms

July 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on Rulings from the College of Arms

On a lazy Sunday, after a brisk walk on the Welsh coast, I settled down to peruse some of the (few) reference books I have here with me and found this rather interesting titbit in the January 1950 edition of The Heraldry Society’s quarterly publication Coat of Arms. It is interesting because it is spoken […]

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Wilcoxson of Sproston

July 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Wilcoxson of Sproston

Well, I’ve just uploaded the very last image for the Cheshire Visitations series (although there are a few tweaks yet to do). I’ve had a bit of fun with this one, making the crest a tad exaggerated like some ancient European crests. Wilcoxson of Sproston Arms: Quarterly Or and Sable four fleurs-de-lis counterchanged a chief […]

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Whichcote of Mobberley

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on Whichcote of Mobberley

Whichcote of Mobberley Arms: Ermine, two boars passant in pale Gules. Crest: A boar’s head erased and erect Gules. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_18.html

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Wettenhall of Hankelow

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on Wettenhall of Hankelow

The latest entry to the Cheshire Heraldry website is that of Wettenhall of Hankelow. In the Visitations Mss for 1663 quarters 2 and three are not identified however, for a Cheshire heraldry enthusiast, quarter two is quite easily identified as Alfram (which is possibly my least favourite coat of arms by virtue of poor colour/tincture […]

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Warburton of Arley

June 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on Warburton of Arley

The latest entry to the Visitations of 1663 is Warburton of Arley. This example perfectly illustrates the changes seen between the three Visitations carried out in Cheshire. 1663: Warburton of Arley Arms: Quarterly of 6: 1, Argent, a fess between three cormorants Sable [Warburton] 2, Quarterly Argent and Gules, in the second and third quarters […]

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