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Despicable trading practices of Bucket Shops

November 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Despicable trading practices of Bucket Shops

Despicable trading practices of Bucket Shops I have recently had to turn down an application to register the arms of Augustus. Not only did the arms not belong to the applicant but simple research showed that they weren’t even the arms of anyone named Augustus. I attach a very simple report sent to a very […]

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Tags: Fakes and Fables · Heraldry

Funeral Certificates – Boulton

November 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Funeral Certificates – Boulton

The Armorial Bearings recorded in the Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates  William Boulton, Gentleman, 1629. Arms: Argent, on a bend engrailed Gules three leopards’ faces of the first. Crest: On a holly bush Vert, fructed Gules, a hawk with wings expanded Argent. http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/certificates-4.html

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The Visitations of 1613

October 27th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Visitations of 1613

I am presently working on editing the version of the Visitations of 1613 for publication in book form. Here is a taster: http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/cheshire-heraldry-1613-selection-pages.pdf  

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Tags: Heraldry

Bookplate of John Vardon

October 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on Bookplate of John Vardon

One of the pleasures of editing the Cheshire Heraldry website over the years is that I have benefited from speaking to and corresponding with many people who share my enthusiasm and one such person is Philip Beddows of the City of London who very kindly sent the bookplate of John Vardon to add to my […]

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Tags: Bookplates · Heraldry

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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Tags: Heraldry

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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Tags: Funeral Certificates · Heraldry

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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Tags: General · Heraldry

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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Tags: General · Heraldry

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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Tags: Funeral Certificates · Heraldry