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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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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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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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Romilly Squire

December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Romilly Squire

At oo:15 on the morning of Wednesday 7th December my very dear friend Romilly Squire “of Rubislaw” departed this earth. I have known Romilly for a great may years have enjoyed his hospitality almost every time I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh; he was always hospitable, entertaining and, especially in our many discussions on […]

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