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The Musings of a Light-Hearted Leekensian By Derrick Goldstraw
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The Musings of a light-Hearted Leekension. Poems and musings from the pen of Derrick Goldstraw, born in Leek in 1927.
Lectures on Heraldry By Archibald Barington
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Lectures on Heraldry: In which the Principles of the Science are Familiarly Explained and Its Application Shown to the Study of History and Architecture. This is a facsimile copy of the original book... More > first published in 1844 and is an exact replica of the original.< Less
The Visitations of Cumberland 1615 By Martin S J Goldstraw
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The visitation of the county of Cumberland in the year 1615 taken by Richard St. George, Norroy king of arms. Ed. by John Fetherston. First published by the Harleian Society in 1872. This is a... More > facsimile copy of the 1872 publication. Harleian MS. 1374 can scarcely be said to be a copy, but merely an ordinary of arms compiled from the Visitations of the four northern counties taken in this year, - those of Cumberland and Westmoreland extending from folios twelve to fifteen b, - accompanied with a few drawings, and at the end of the volume are trickings of arms from the Visitations of Shropshire, 1623. On folios twenty seven and twenty eight are fifty three shields of arms of the Cumberland gentry, hastily tricked in printed escocheons (sic); these will be found at the end of this volume.< Less
The Heraldic Visitations of Cheshire 1613 By Martin S J Goldstraw
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This is a facsimile copy of The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1613 produced and privately printed by Martin Goldstraw of Cheshire Heraldry. Pedigrees made at the visitation of Cheshire, 1613,... More > taken by Richard St. George, esq., Norroy King of arms, and Henry St. George, gent., Bluemantle Pursuivant of arms : and some other contemporary pedigrees.The original is a Harleian Society publication.< Less
Shropshire Arms & Lineages By Martin S J Goldstraw
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This is a facsimile copy of Shropshire Arms & Lineages privately printed by Martin Goldstraw of Cheshire Heraldry. Shropshire Arms and Lineages is compiled from a work by the Rev Fred. W.... More > Kittermaster first published in 1869. It provides details of the Visitation of Shropshire by the Heralds in 1623 along with an appendix which provides information on Arms & Lineages from the 1800s and other miscellaneous manuscripts.< Less
The Heraldic Visitations of Shropshire Volume II By Martin S J Goldstraw
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A facsimile copy of the The Visitation of Shropshire, taken in the year 1623 Volume II - K-Z including a complete index of Volume I and II by Robert Tresswell, Somerset Herald, and Augustine... More > Vincent, Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms; Marshals and Deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms. With additions from the Pedrigrees of Shropshire Gentry taken by the Heralds in the years 1569 and 1584, and other sources. Edited. by George Grazebrook and John Paul Rylands. Published in 1889 by the Harleian Society.< Less
The Heraldic Visitations of Shropshire Volume I By Martin S J Goldstraw
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A facsimile copy of the The Visitation of Shropshire, taken in the year 1623 Volume I - A-J only by Robert Tresswell, Somerset Herald, and Augustine Vincent, Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms; Marshals... More > and Deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms. With additions from the Pedrigrees of Shropshire Gentry taken by the Heralds in the years 1569 and 1584, and other sources. Edited. by George Grazebrook and John Paul Rylands. Published in 1889. The original is a Harleian Society publication.< Less
Cheshire Heraldry Visitations 1613 By Martin S J Goldstraw
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CHESHIRE HERALDRY THE VISITATIONS OF 1613. This purpose of this book is to act as an illustrated companion to add some colour to the Harleian MS series of Cheshire Visitations. This volume features... More > 178 colour illustrations of the armorial bearings recorded at the Heralds' Visitations of Cheshire in the year 1613 as published in 1909 by The Records Society for the Publication of Original Documents Relating to Lancashire and Cheshire. The book published by The Records Society contains few illustrations and those that are included are in black and white. Although the visitations contained a collection of pedigrees of families with the right to bear arms this work confines itself to their armorial bearings alone. The author has simply attempted to turn the written description of the arms (the blazon) into a coloured illustration for every relevant entry.< Less
The Heraldic Visitations of Cheshire 1533 to 1580 By Martin S J Goldstraw
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This is a facsimile copy of The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 produced and privately printed by Martin Goldstraw of Cheshire Heraldry. The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580, Made by... More > Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, with Numerous Additions and Continuations, Including Those From the Visitation of Cheshire Made in the Year 1566, by the Same Herald, with an Appendix, Containing the Visitation of a Part of Cheshire in the Year 1533, Made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceaux King of Arms, and a Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the Year 1591, Made by Thomas Chaloner, Deputy to the Office of Arms. Edited by John Paul Rylands, F. S. A. London 1882. The original is a Harleian Society publication.< Less
Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates By John Paul Rylands
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Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates; A.D. 1600 TO 1678. Edited by John Paul Rylands. First Published in 1882. Funeral certificates represent a significant class of records dating from the... More > late 16th to the early 18th century. These accounts of heraldic funerals contain, in addition to heraldry, details of death, burial, marriages, children and so on. This volume, originally printed for the Record Society in 1882, contains extracts covering the years 1600 to 1678 from the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire (mostly Cheshire). This volume is a facsimile copy of the original.< Less