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Reference code
c 1600-18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. 100, 47.
Large folio.
Russet spine and green corners, with marbled boards, similar to the former binding of BAR/002.
Scope and content
Two manuscripts bound together:

(1) Arms of sovereigns and peers, fols. 1-96, from William I (arms surrounded by smaller shields of arms attributed to Britons, Romans, Saxons, and Danes on the first recto) to the reign of Elizabeth; c. 1600 (last shield, no. 509, Peregrine Bertie, created Lord Willoughby de Eresby, 1580). Coloured arms throughout. With identifications, genealogical and historical notes for each entry. Similar collections are MSS/0136/004, MSS/0347, MSS/0348, the former two also ending with Peregrine Bertie. Tipped on fol. 81 (after fol. 84) a later fragment containing well-executed drawings (pen and wash) of beasts and figures; on the verso three tricked shields. Added later, fols. 96v, 99-100v, copy of the pedigree of Andrew of Inchiquin, Ireland, confirmed by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux, 1567, with achievement;-

(2) A herald painter's tricks of shields for funerals, with notes of requirements (silks, pennons, etc.), and dates from 16 Apr. 1691-17 Jan. 1693/4 noted throughout. Similar notes for 1705-7, etc., added by different hands, fols. 34-8, 39-40. Index, fols. 42-6; unrelated index fragment (A-F), fol. 47.
Barron, Arthur Oswald (1868-1939), author and antiquary
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