Thursday 3 February 2011

The Kinderton Roll

I am in the process of producing new images for the King's Vale Royal portion of the web site with a view to eventual publication; I certainly wouldn't wish the original images to grace the pages of a book!

I've also decided to rename the project for the publication. Henceforth I shall be calling this little armorial The Kinderton Roll of Arms, or simply The Kinderton Roll. The Vale Royal of England was a book first published by Daniel King in 1656. Daniel was born in Chester and was a well known engraver. At one time, he was apprenticed as an heraldic painter to Randle Holmes, sometime deputy for a King of Arms. Daniel King was fortunate enough thanks to the generosity of his patron, Peter Venables Baron of Kinderton, to have been able to include the armorial bearings of some 520 Cheshire Gentlemen in his book. It is thought that the arms were recorded as being in use c1630.

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