In the church of St John the Baptist, Ashton, Devon, there is a fine monument to Sir George Chudleigh, 1st baronet, died 1657, and his lady Mary Chudleigh, nee Strode, a noted writer of her day. For the amateur herald and ruin-bibber, the best bit of the monument is the panel showing the arms of… Continue reading Chudleigh Wives at Ashton
Sir William Pole gives the arms of Bucket of Bucket as “Or, 3 piles in point Gules, within a bordure Azure.” Pole (and Joseph Holland) also give the arms of Bucket as “Checky Argent and Azure, a fess vairy Argent and Gules (or Gules and Sable).” Holland gives the further information that the latter arms… Continue reading Arms of Buckyate
I am very reluctant to say that any coat of arms found “in the field” is in error. I have found that such statements often come back to bite me, or at least show up my ignorance. After all, heraldry predates the College of Heralds by some centuries and their first task was description of… Continue reading White feathers for Charlemagne?
The Harrises of Hayne in Lifton, Devon were a cadet branch of the Harrises of Radford. The coat of arms of the elder branch, as described in the heralds’ visitation of Devon, was “Sable, three crescents argent.” The younger branch, as described in the same visitation, bore “Sable, three crescents within a bordure argent.”… Continue reading Harris of Hayne – a niggle
In the wild, it becomes very quickly obvious that there are no inviolable rules in heraldry. There are certainly conventions and common sense which you ignore at your peril, but do not believe any one who suggests that there are any rules that have generally held good throughout the time when heraldry was a matter… Continue reading Observation on a couple of “rules”
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