A History of the College of Arms: And the Lives of All the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants from the Reign of Richard III, Founder of the College, Until the Present Time. With a Preliminary Dissertation Relative to the Different Orders in England, Particularly the Gentry, Since the Norman Conquest

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T. Egerton, 1805 - 451 pages

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Page 428 - After this impartial account of his character, we shall only add, that, as he lived universally beloved, he has died sincerely lamented. Feb. 3. Suffocated, with fifteen other persons, in attempting to get into the pit at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket, aged forty-five, John Charles Brooke, Esq. Somerset Herald, and one of the lieutenants in the militia of the West Riding, Yorkshire. He was the second son of William Brooke, Esq.
Page 390 - By his last wife, our author had John Warburton, esq. who resided many years in Dublin, and was pursuivant to the court of exchequer in Ireland : he married, in 1756, Ann-Catherine, daughter of the rev. Edward-Rowe Mores, rector of Tunstal in Kent, and sister of Edward-Rowe Mores, esq. MA and FR and AS, so well known for his skill in antiquity, and the large collections of choice MSS. and books he left at his death, which were sold by Mr.
Page xl - Books of entries of funeral certificates of the nobility and gentry, being attested accounts of the time of death, place of burial, and of the marriages and issue of the several persons whose funerals were attended by officers of arms, or their deputies.
Page 243 - Britannia," in which he had discovered faults, offering to submit the matter in dispute to the Earl Marshal, the College of Heralds, the Society of Antiquaries, or four persons learned in these studies. Irritated still more, he wrote a " second discovery of errors," which he pretented to James I., January 1, 1619-20, who, on the 4th following, prohibited its publication.
Page xxxix - peruse and take knowledge, survey and view of all manner of arms, cognizances, crests, and other like devices, with the notes of the descents, pedigrees, and marriages of all the nobility and gentry therein...
Page 116 - Clarenceux have, in every condition, used themselves as faithfully, painfully, and diligently as ever did women in such a case...
Page 330 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on the south side of the...
Page xviii - Second, by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith, &c.
Page 150 - In 1555, the former London house of the Earls of Derby, between St. Paul's and the River Thames, was assigned to the Heralds by Charter, " to the end that the Officers of the College might be enabled to assemble together and consult and agree amongst themselves, for the good of their faculty, and that the Records and Rolls might be more safely and conveniently deposited.
Page 60 - St. George's cross, impaling the royal arms within the Garter, under the imperial crown of Great Britain ; the same on both sides. The arms of his office are, Argent, St. George's Cross...

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