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" It was afterwards enacted by statute, that every freeholder should have his proper seal of arms; and he was either to appear at the head court of the shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and those who omitted this duty were amerced or fined. "
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising ... - Page vi
by Bernard Burke - 1864 - 1185 pages
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Origines Genealogicae; Or, The Sources Whence English Genealogies May be ...

Stacey Grimaldi - Genealogy - 1828 - 342 pages
...which ignorance, however, a greater regularity in arms ensued. It was afterwards enacted by statute,4 that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined. Every gentleman used then to send his 1 Fusbrooke's...
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The Patrician, Volume 1

John Burke, Bernard Burke - Heraldry - 1846
...letters of their own names, flowers, knots, birds, beasts, &c. It was afterwards enacted by statute, that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and they who omitted this duty were amerced or fined. The earliest Heraldic document that has been handed...
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Notes & Queries

William White - Questions and answers - 1889
...OF ARMS. Sims, in his ' Manual for the Genealogist,' p. 295, says: "It was enacted by statute that every freeholder should have his proper seal...to appear at the head court of the shire, or send bis attorney with the sail seal ; and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined. Every...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 189

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1851
...statutes that every freeholder should have his proper seal of arms, and should either compear himself at the head court of the shire, or send his attorney with bis said seal, and they who wanted such seals were to be amerciat or fined ; no that commonly gentlemen...
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A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary, and Legal Professor ...

Richard Sims - Archives - 1856 - 526 pages
...James V. ordered that all evidences should be subscribed as well as sealed. It was enacted by statute,i that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal ; and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined. Every gentleman used then to send his seal...
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A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary, and Legal Professor ...

Richard Sims - Archives - 1856 - 526 pages
...James V. ordered that all evidences should be subscribed as well as sealed. It was enacted by statute,1 that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal; and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined. Every gentleman used then to send his seal...
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Vicissitudes of families: and other essays, Volume 1

Sir Bernard Burke - History - 1860 - 437 pages
...letters of their own names, flowers, knots, birds, beasts, &c. It was afterwards enacted by statute, that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and they who omitted this duty were amerced or fined. The earliest Heraldic document that has been handed...
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A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary, and Legal Professor ...

Richard Sims - Archives - 1861 - 526 pages
...James V. ordered that all evidences should be subscribed as well as sealed. It was enacted by statute,1 that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal ; and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined. Every gentleman used then to send his seal...
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The Burlington Smiths: A Family History

R. Morris Smith - Quakers - 1877 - 296 pages
...sundry statutes, that every freeholder should have his proper seal of arms, and should compear himself at the head court of the shire, or send his attorney with his said seal ; and they who wanted (ie, had not), such seals even to be emerciat or fined, so that...
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The Western Antiquary, Volume 11

William Henry Kearley Wright - Devon (England) - 1893
...a mark of additional honour, and the following proves all this was authorized : "It was enacted that every freeholder should have his proper seal...shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and they who wanted such seals were to be amerced or fined ; every gentleman used then to send his seal...
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