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Yorkshire families. 'A Yorkshire Armorial' by Thomas Stockton Gowland

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Yorkshire families. 'A Yorkshire Armorial' by Thomas Stockton Gowland
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Extent and format
pp. (vi) + 112; (iv) + 166; (vi) + 176 with (ii) + 78; (vi) + 132. Four volumes. Quarto. Half leather binding, red (by W. D. Craven, Worthing).
Scope and content
'A Yorkshire Armorial' by Thomas Stockton Gowland, FSA, consisting mostly of arms of Yorkshire families; compiled 1971-4 (dates of prefaces). The present compilation is based (see Preface to Vol. I) on a larger collection of Yorkshire arms, including ecclesiastical and municipal arms (now owned by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds). The sources were mostly, but not exclusively, printed visitations and standard reference books. Consists of coloured drawings of arms, with identifications, a few ink and wash drawings of houses, etc., and maps.

Four volumes:-

Vol. I. The City of York and the West Riding (part 1);-

Vol. II. The West Riding (part 2);-

Vol. III. The North and East Ridings and the Town and County of Kingston-upon-Hull;-

Vol. IV. Appendix of arms discovered too late for inclusion in the preceding volumes, crests and badges.

The preface mentions difficulties in drawing the crests (see also letter from the compiler, 21 Apr. 1975, tipped in). Prefaces and indexes in each volume. A.J., 64 (1984), 617-18 (obituary).
Gowland, Thomas Stockton (1890-1983), lawyer and Yorkshire antiquary
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