Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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 Society.




Although I haven't yet linked the project to the main Cheshire Heraldry Website here is a sneak preview for my reader:

http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/funeral-certificates/

Sunday, 16 July 2017

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 with authority (Garter King of Arms) and yet it is a system of quartering seldom, if ever, encountered (by me at least).





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Sunday, 2 July 2017

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 Ermine.
Crest: A lion's jamb erect Erminoise grasping a fleur-de-lis Sable.




http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations1663/CV1663_19.html

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