The Heraldry of Worcestershire: Being a Roll of the Arms Borne by the Several Noble, Knightly, and Gentle Families, which Have Had Property Or Residence in that County, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; with Genealogical Notes, Collected from the Heralds' Visitations, Ancient Manuscripts, Heraldic Dictionaries, Church Monuments, Personal Seals, and Other Trustworthy Sources, Volume 1

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J.R. Smith, 1873 - Heraldry - 748 pages

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Page xiv - We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother ; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition...
Page xiv - V., declaring that no man, of what estate, degree, or condition whatsoever should assume arms, or coats of arms, unless he held, or ought to hold, them by right of inheritance, or by the donation of some person who had sufficient power to give them ; and that all persons should make it appear, to officers to be appointed by the said king for that purpose, by whose gift they...
Page iii - Grazebrook (HS) Heraldry of Worcestershire, being a Roll of the Arms borne by the several Noble, Knightly, and Gentle Families which have had Property or Residence in that County from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, with Genealogical Notes, 2 vols, sm. 4to (pub 42s) AB Smith, 1873 12 0 See also " Boutell
Page xlix - ... to these and no other. 1 . The heir male of the younger sons of Noblemen 2. The heir male of a Knight. 3. Officiary Esq™. viz. such who are so made by the King by putting on a collar of SS or such who are so virtute officii, without that ceremony, as the High Sheriff of a county, and a Justice of the Peace, during their being in office or Commission ; with this caution, that you always enter the said office or qualification in special! terms. As for Sergeants at Law, Doctors in Divinity, and...
Page 177 - Ringsdale, whom, after a stubborn contest, she unhorsed ; and when he was on the ground, she loosened her throat latch, lifted up her helmet, and let down her hair about her shoulders, thus discovering her sex.
Page xxx - The immense majority of the pedigrees in the Landed Gentry, including more especially the Scottish pedigrees, cannot, I fear, be characterized as otherwise than utterly worthless. The errors of the Peerage are as nothing to the fables which we encounter everywhere. Families of notoriously obscure origin have their veins filled with the blood of generations of royal personages of the ancient and mythical world. There are not a few minute circumstantial genealogies of soi-disant old and distinguished...
Page xxvii - t arms, attended by his proper officers, do blot out and deface all ensigns of -honour, borne by such persons as have no legal title thereto, upon their carnages, plate and furniture, and to make regular returns of their proceedings therein to the clerk of parliament.
Page xviii - ... CHARLES II. a commission was granted, authorizing Wm. DUGDALE, Norroy King-of-Arms, to visit his province " according to laws of arms from time to time, as often and when he shall think most meet and convenient for the same, and to convent and call before him the said Norroy, or his deputy, all manner of persons that do or pretend to bear arms, or are styled Esquires or Gentlemen, and cause all such persons then and there to produce and show forth by what authority and right they do challenge...
Page 24 - Azure, on a saltire engrailed sable, five escallops of the field, on a chief of the second a lion passant of the first.
Page xxvii - But you'd better keep from pannel and from glass. For if there you lay a brush, It may put you to the blush, Should the Lyon at your scutcheon make a dash ; If your Arms, so well devised, Are not " duly authorised," All your quarters may some morning get a smash.

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