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ancestors Argent Armorists Azure Barways bearing Beasts Bend Bird Bishop blazoning the Arms Bordure born called charged Charles cheon Chevron Chief Circle of gold Coats Coats-of Coats-of-arms colour Coronet counter-changed created Baron Crescent Cross Crown denote Dexter diagonal Diamond different Tincture Duke Earl is descended England English Heralds engrailed erazed Ermine Escut Escutcheon Example express fame fee Plate Fess Field Figures Fleurs-de-lis French word Garter Grace William Guillim Gules head Helmet Heraldry honourable Ordinaries John JpHE King Edward King Henry kingdom of Ireland Knights lines Lion Lord is descended Mullets noble Earl noble family noble Lord of-arms Ornaments Party per Pale Pearl Plate xv Plate xvii Plate xxi precious Stones Prince proper quartered reign of King Right Ruby Sable Saltier Sapphire SECT Shield signifies Sinister Sovereigns term Tinc Tincture Topaz Vert VIII Viscount William William the Conqueror XVIII
Page 51 - ... for there may be more than one in an efcutcheon, placed in different parts thereof, whereas the fefs is limited to the centre-point ; but in this the French differ from them.
Page 166 - It is a round cap pointed and cleft at the top, from which hang two pendants fringed at both ends ; with this difference, that the bishop's mitre is only surrounded with a fillet of gold, set with precious stones ; whereas the archbishop's issues out of a ducal coronet. This ornament, with other...
Page 231 - A viscount is created by patent as an earl is ; his title is right honourable ; his mantle is two doublings and a half of plain fur; and his coronet has only a row of pearls close to the circle.
Page 83 - Wales, they flourished, until Richard Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, their kinsman, engaged them to partake in his expedition to Ireland, in which Maurice Fitzgerald embarked, and was one of the conquerors of the kingdom. Sir William...
Page 1 - ... or families, as names do individuals. The famous C. Agrippa, in his treatife of the vanity of fciences, cap.
Page 85 - William I. in his expedition to England, and after the conqueft thereof was rewarded with large grants of lands in the foreft of Dean...
Page 158 - CROWN is a circle of gold, adorned with precious stones and pearls, heightened with fleurs-delis, bordered and seeded with pearls, raised in the form, of a cap, voided at the top like a crescent ; from the middle of the cap rises an arched fillet, enriched with pearls, and surmounted of a mound, whereon is a cross of pearls.
Page 86 - ... there was one among them who had nae pier, or no equal ; upon which, Donald took the name of Napier, and had in reward for his good services, the lands of Gosfield and other estates in the county of Fife.
Page 231 - VISCOUNT was anciently the name of an office under an earl, Vice Comes, who being oftentimes required at court, the viscount was his deputy to look after the affairs of the county ; but in the reign of Henry VI. it became a degree of honour, and was made hereditary. The first viscount in England, created by patent, was John, lord Beaumont, who was by the above-named king created viscount Beaumont, and given precedence above all barons.