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English gentry. Roll of arms

Reference code
MSS/0443
Title
English gentry. Roll of arms
Date
1529
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Vellum. In a green box.
Scope and content
Vellum roll containing the arms, in colour, of English gentry and merchants, 1529/30. Slightly defective at the beginning and end. See MSS/0664/006, fols. 1-11, for a copy of the roll when perfect; a collation by John A. Goodall, FSA, is kept with the present MS. Arrangement mostly alphabetical. Published by Mill Stephenson and Ralph Griffin in Archaeologia, 69 (1920), 61-110, who suggested that the roll might have been intended for a member of the Amcott family of London. See also Proc., 2nd ser., 30 (1917-18), 230-4; Aspilogia, II (1967), 259 (connects the roll with Sir Thomas Wriothesley, Garter); A. R. Wagner, Heralds and heraldry in the middle ages (1956), 90-91 and H. S. London, Date of Thomas Wriothesley's roll of grants (typescript, 1954, inserted in his annotated offprint from Archaeologia, 69, in SAL, shelf 13e) discuss the evidence for dating.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/443
Archival history
Owned by Sir William Le Neve ('William Le Neve Clarentius' at the foot). Exhibited and presented by John Bilson, FSA, 12 Jan.1905. Proc., 2nd ser. 20 (1903-5), 173.
Related units of description
MSS/0664/006