What’s that coat of arms?

A list of coats of arms:

Fox’s Heraldry of the West Country 170326

containing descriptions of about 7000 examples from books ancient and a bit less ancient

and as found around the West Countrybevil-16q-imp-berry-17q

The list is mainly derived from –

“An armory of the Western Counties (Devon and Cornwall) from unpublished manuscripts of the XVI century” – S. Baring-Gould – 1898;

“Sir George Carew’s scroll of arms 1588, with additions from Joseph Holland’s collection of arms 1579 ” – Devon Notes & Queries – 1901;

“Collections towards a description of the County of Devon” – Sir William Pole (1561-1635) – 1791;

“The Visitations of Cornwall – 1530, 1573, 1620” – edited and enlarged by Col. J. L. Vivian – 1889;

“The Visitation of the County of Devon – 1564” – edited by F. T. Colby D.D. – 1881

“The Visitations of the County of Devon – 1531, 1564, 1620” – edited and enlarged by Col. J. L. Vivian – 1895.

“The Visitation of the Dorsetshire 1565” – edited by Walter C. Metcalfe FSA – 1887

“The Visitations of the County of Dorset – 1623” – edited by John Paul Rylands FSA – 1885

“The Visitation of the County of Somerset – 1623” – edited by F. T. Colby D.D. – 1876

“The Visitations of the County of Somerset – 1551 & 1575” – edited by F. W. Weaver M.A. 1885

Considerable additional material has been taken from –

“Magna Britannia Vol 3 – Cornwall” – Daniel Lysons and Samuel Lysons – 1814;

“Magna Britannia Vol 6 – Devon” – Daniel Lysons and Samuel Lysons – 1822;

“Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall Vol 2” – G. S. Gilbert – 1820.

The list has been augmented by information from such commonly used sources as Burke’s “General Armory” and Papworth’s “Ordinary of British Armorials.”

Many of the arms are illustrated by examples currently to be found in churches etc. of the West Country and elsewhere.

 

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