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Collection relating to the duties of heralds

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Collection relating to the duties of heralds
17th century (after 1606)
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. 17.
Bound with MSS/0068, 0069 and 0070.
Scope and content
A collection, possibly professional, of short entries relating to the duties of heralds, etc.. Begins with a note of an agreement at a chapter of heralds held, 4 Eliz., in the Imbroderers Hall, London, relating to the armorial bearings of an heiress, and ends with creations of Earls and Barons, 1603-5. Latest date given is in a note of installments and offerings of KGs, 21 May 1606, fol. 10. Contents listed in Ellis (1816), 68-9. Includes forms of oaths, fees, orders of proceeding at funerals, degrees of honour, and lists of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire (fols. 9-10), Imperial Princes, etc. Added at the end, fol. 11, note of the creation of Sir John Roper as 1st Baron Teynham, 1616, with a reference to his son, Christopher, as Lord Roper (succeeded 1618; d. 1622) and his children. Pedigree of Thurlby, fol. 16.
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Archival history
Digitisation of this manuscript was kindly sponsored by Daniel Clark.
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