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Visitations

Reference code
MSS/0397
Title
Visitations
Date
after 1625
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.iv + 142. Folio. Reversed leather binding, blind-tooled. Original vellum bookmarks. Bookplate (by Hogarth) of John Holland, herald painter, fol. i; the name 'John Holland No. 17' written underneath (not in the same hand as the notes in MSS/0393, MSS/0396).
Scope and content
Extracts of arms, in trick, from visitations; after 1625. The excerpts were transcribed from a number of sources; few are dated. Added information includes ‘Living 1620' (fol. 44), and other dates, 1630 (fol. 81), 1634 (fol. 128v). Contents:- Cambridge (part missing, cf. the contents list, fol. iii verso), fols. 8-11; Durham (1615, fol. 14), fols. 13-23v; Devon (1564, fol. 25), fols. 24-44v; Cornwall, fols. 45-62; Nottinghamshire, fols. 63-74v; Shropshire, fols. 77-85v; Somerset (1601, fol. 90), fols. 89-97; Surrey, fols. 99-114; Sussex (including a copy of the patent for William Thomas of Lewes, 14 May 1608, fol. 116), fols. 115-31; Surrey (Visitation, 1625, cf. fols. 131v, 135v), fols. 131v-5v. Incomplete contents list, fol. iii verso. Indexes for each county added in a later hand, fols. 1-7v, 136-7.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/397
Archival history
Possibly incorporated from the papers of the Rev. John Brand, Sec. SA, see Council Minutes, 25 June 1812, p. 238, which refers to Brand's manuscript collections relating to Newcastle (MS S/0448) and to 'one or two heraldic manuscripts by Mr. Holland'.