Monday 30 September 2013

The Heraldry of Dutton Hall

The Heraldry of Dutton Hall, a Tudor mansion that was shipped from Runcorn, Cheshire, and rebuilt brick-by-brick in Ashwood, West Sussex. The first two images are scans from the book Memorials of Dutton of dutton pubished in 1901, the second two images are recent photographs taken at Dutton Hall in its new location in West Sussex.




Above: Stained Glass window Dutton Hall. Dutton quartering Hatton.


Tuesday 24 September 2013

The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach

Hot off the press.

A hardbacked facsimile copy of The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach Co. Chester Including the Two Chapelries of Holmes Chapel and Goostrey: from Original Records. First published by J. P. Earwaker for private circulation in 1890 and restricted to 150 copies of which 100 were for presentation. Contains the heraldry and pedigrees of the landowning families of the area.


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A History of the Baronetage


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Saturday 21 September 2013

The History of the Baronetage - Facsimile

Now working on the next facsimile; got to go carefully with this one as the original is rather fragile.

The History of the Baronetage


Tuesday 17 September 2013

No King of England if not King of France

28th September 2013 Townley Street Schoolroom, Townley Street, Macclesfield. 2:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments (room opens at 2:00 p.m.). This month we have Dr. Andrew Grey PhD presenting his talk "No King of England if not King of France" (Meeting presented in conjunction with The Heraldry Society.

The Cheshire Heraldry Society Programme 2013 - 2014

Thursday 5 September 2013

Burke's go quiet.

This announcement has appeared on the on-line website of Burke's Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd:


A search of Companies House shows that what used to be Burke's Peerage & Gentry (UK) Limited has changed its name to Jacks Hill Ltd.

I have no direct information and am not privy to any of the business activities of Burke’s Peerage & Gentry but I can speculate. It may be that the owners of Burke’s have not sold the company itself (as the head office address still appears to be the same residential property and it still has at least one of the original directors) but may have simply sold the rights to the name along with all publishing rights and trading rights in that brand to a third party with an agreement that once the rights to the name had been transferred away the original company would immediately cease to use the name of Burke’s Peerage and Gentry (UK) Ltd. It now hardly matters what the original company is called and the name of Jacks Hill Limited is as good as any other; in effect the company which used to be Burke’s Peerage & Gentry (UK) Limited is now no more than a shell.

I have seen this tactic used before when a company has debts which outweigh the value of its brand. The brand is sold off to another company and then the original company goes into liquidation. The brand lives on but is now clear of debt. I may of course be entirely mistaken but if I am wrong, I find it hard to fathom why else a company would shed its valuable brand.

I do hope that we see a re-emergence of the Burke's brand.

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