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Collection of pedigrees and other heraldic memoranda, many relating to the St John and connected families

Reference code
BAR/001
Title
Collection of pedigrees and other heraldic memoranda, many relating to the St John and connected families
Date
17th-18th century
Level of description
file
Extent and format
pp. 194, consisting of an edition (16th century?) of the encyclopaedia of P. Berchorius (see J. C. Brunet, Manuel, I (1860), 818-19) used as a scrapbook. Folio. Cloth binding, red (modern). Former covers, leather, brown, now preserved separately; pasted on these covers MS fragments relating to sermons, late 17th century.

Other separate material from BAR/001 includes a vellum money bond of John St John to Richard Blount, 18 Nov. 1548, with seal, formerly tipped in, and further binding fragments, including lists of heraldic work done, early 18th century.
Scope and content
Some items (pp. 4, 6, 31, 32, 35, 39, 50) in the hand of Robert Dale (afterwards Richmond Herald); letters, 1693-9, from Dale to John Pinck, herald painter (who may have compiled the volume) at pp. 12, 24, 31, 38, 50. Pedigrees and memoranda of the Montagu family, pp. 84-160 passim (some drawn up by John Grant, April 1728, p. 153). Other contents include:- Formulary of the Coronation of Queen Anne, 23 Apr. 1702, p. 73; funeral proceedings, 1622-6, pp. 74-7; the Earl of Coventry's case (conc. his father's monument) versus Gregory King, partly printed, early 18th cent., pp. 79-80; changes in the royal arms, seals, etc., consequent on the Act of Union, with instructions from Francis Negus (MP, Sec. to the Duke of Norfolk) to John Pinck, 1707 (pp. 163-78).
Creator
Dale, Robert (1666-1722), Richmond Herald
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/728/1