The Visitation of Shropshire, Taken in the Year 1623, Volume 28 (Google eBook)

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Harleian Society, 1889 - Heraldry - 596 pages
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Page 3 - take knowledge, survey, and view of all manner of Arms, Cognizances, Crests, and other like devices, with the notes of the Descents, Pedigrees, and Marriages of all the Nobility and Gentry therein throughout contained,
Page 4 - year of the Reign of our most gracious Sovereign Lord James, by the Grace of God King of England, France, Ireland, defender of the faith,
Page xix - power to give them, and that all persons should make it appear to officers to be appointed, by whose gift they enjoyed such arms, excepting those who had borne arms with the King at the battle of Agincourt. The College of Arms was not established until 1485. At irregular intervals, when the Visitation of a county was determined upon,
Page xxxvi - of families, descents, and coat armour) that though formerly some credit has been paid to their testimony, now even their common seal will not be received as
Page xxxvi - about the alteration of his coat, telling him for 10, and not under, it may be accomplished ; five he is willing to give, but not above ; if y" please to accept of that sume y" may writt me a line or two.' " Why seek to twist these round into an
Page 30 - Arms : Barry of six or and azure, on a chief of the first two palets between as many esquires based
Page 174 - and 4, [Argent], a lion rampant [gules] between three pheons [sable] ; 2 and 3, [Or], three piles in point [gules], on a canton [argent] a griffin segreant [sable]
Page xxix - Therefore it will be requisite that he do look over his own evidences for some seals of arms, for perhaps it appears in them, and if so, and
Page xl - Within two generations his name is quite forgotten that ever any such was in the place, except some Herald in his Visitation pass by and chance to spell his broken arms in a
Page xxxv - Such as came he (Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux) entered if they pleased. If they did not enter, he was indifferent. So the Visitation was a trite thing, many