The blazon of episcopacy

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Page 124 - ... sentence. They hold courts in their own names for their temporalities. If any of their tenants are tried for life, they may demand them from the Lord's Court, and try them by a jury of their own tenants; and in case of conviction, the lands are forfeited to the Bishop. The arms of the Bishopric are upon three ascents : the Virgin Mary standing with her arms extended between two pillars, on the dexter whereof a church, in base the ancient arms of Man.
Page lxii - CHICHESTER : az., a Prester John sitting on a tombstone, in his left hand a mound, his right extended, all or, with a linen mitre on his head, and in his mouth a sword ppr.
Page 11 - Westminster] quarterly; first and fourth, France and England quarterly ; second, Scotland ; third, Ireland; (being the arms of King Charles II.) all within a bordure componee, ar.
Page vi - the desultory collections of a tyro in the science of blazonry ;'' but when Mr. Bedford •adds, that "all that he can claim is the credit of having examined almost every MS. and printed book of any authority in the principal public libraries, and those private collections which have been thrown open to him," be says quite enough to earn for himself the thanks of all who feel an interest in the subject.
Page xi - ... a pall of the last edged and fringed of the second, charged with four crosses patces fitchdes sa.
Page xix - Stafford, in 1598, of yeoman ancestry, having risen to distinction in the Church, became Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of all England, and was granted a coat of arms, viz., Argent, on a chevron gules three sheldrakes of the field, on a canton of the second a rose of the first. His crest was : On a wreath argent and gules a sheldrake argent, holding in the beak a rose gules.
Page 59 - Arms: — Argent, on a saltire engrailed sable five escallops of the first, on a chief of the second a lion passant of the field.
Page xvi - G., a fess 0., in chief a goat's head erased, in base three escallops, two and one, A. ; of Archbishop Juxon — 1660 to 1663 — 0., a cross G. between four blackamoors' heads aflrontee, couped at the shoulders, proper, wreathed about the temples G.
Page 83 - Azure, our Lady with her Babe on her arm, and a sceptre in her left hand, all or.
Page 70 - This was Jane, daughter of John May. She died in 1639, at which time the Bishop was rector of EastLavant. Dallaway makes no mention of any monument to the Bishop. From his wife's Mr. Bedford, in the Blazon of the Episcopacy, gives his arms : Quarterly, first and fourth A., a chev. S. between three mallards proper : second and third, A., a cross between four fleurs-de-lys S. Burke gives : A., a chev. S. between three heronshaw, S. And I have somewhere seen them described as moorhens. Which is right...

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