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Visitation of Kent

Reference code
Visitation of Kent
First half 17th century, with later additions.
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. i + 95.
Reversed leather binding. Signature of Peter Le Neve on the front pastedown.
Scope and content
Visitation of Kent, said by Peter Le Neve (fol.1) to be the 1584 visitation, but many pedigrees have some relationship to the 1619 visitation, with additions to 1640; mostly in the hand of John Philipot, Somerset Herald 1624-45 (cf. his entry of the pedigree of Moore and Tripp, 1616, as Blanch Lyon, fol.77v). Several references to the College of Arms (fols. 80r,v). Arms in trick. Reference to another book, fol.82v. Owned and annotated by Peter Le Neve, Norroy, PSA. Index, fols. 88v-91. Tipped in at fol.93 a professional note of arms and descent of the Scott family from monuments in Brabourne church, Kent, with shields; at fols. 94-5 a record, 1683, of successive confirmations of the incorporation of Maidstone to 6 Oct.1682, from a tablet affixed during the mayoralty of Thomas Blisse. With modern notes by Major Thomas Shepard, FSA, giving references to the 1619 visitation of Kent.
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Shepard, Thomas (1860-1937), army officer and antiquary
Philipot, John (c. 1589-1645), Somerset Herald
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