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Heraldry. Memoranda

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Heraldry. Memoranda
late 16th - early 17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. ii + 95.
Small octavo.
Vellum binding.
Scope and content
Memoranda relating to the office and duties of heralds; late 16th-early 17th century. Partly compiled by Ralph Brooke, York Herald 1593-1625, who recorded on the last page (fol. 95) the birth of his three children. Contents relate mainly to dignities, creations (e.g. the creation of Ann Boleyn as Marchioness of Pembroke, 1 Sept. 1532, fol. 42), precedence, funerals and fees. Coloured drawings (showing differences in ermine collars) of a Duke, Marquess, Earl and 'Comes antiquus', fols. 36-7v. Contents lists, fols. 2,94.
Brooke, Ralph (1553-1625), herald
Previous reference number(s)
Archival history
Owned by John Whitfeild, 1703 (fol. 2); Sir William Jackson Hooker, director of Kew Gardens (fol. ii). Signature of Sir A. W. Franks, fol. ii.