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Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

July 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates

Having completed the Visitation series of images (if such a thing can ever be considered to be finished) I have moved forward to the next Cheshire Heraldry project, that of the Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates 1600 to 1678 edited by John Paul Rylands and first published in 1882 by the Lancashire and Cheshire Records […]

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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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Annual Heraldry Study Day (Salford)

June 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on Annual Heraldry Study Day (Salford)

5th October 2017 We welcome our speakers for the day: Tony Bostock – Cheshire Heraldry Society John Titterton – Cheshire Heraldry Society Tony Consadine – Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society Martin Goldstraw – Cheshire Heraldry Society ******************************************************************************** Programme: 10.00 – 10.40 am Registration and refreshments 10.40 – 10.50 am Welcome and Introduction 10.50 – […]

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Walthall of Wistaston

June 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Walthall of Wistaston

The latest entry to the Visitations of 1663 is that of Walthall of Wistaston which, like many other examples, has changed over the course of the Visitations. In this instance, the hawks have changed to Cornish choughs. The 1663 record is: Walthall of Wistaston Arms: Or, a chevron Vert between three Cornish choughs Sable beaked […]

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Cheshire Heraldry Badge Banner

June 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Cheshire Heraldry Badge Banner

Here is a version of the Cheshire Heraldry badge Banner produced for me by Ljubodrag Grujic.  

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Walley of Middlewich

June 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Walley of Middlewich

Walley of Middlewich Arms: Argent, on a cross Sable five lioncels Or. “No proofe made of this coat.” http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_17.html

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