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Sir William Le Neve. Papers relating to grants of arms, etc

Reference code
Sir William Le Neve. Papers relating to grants of arms, etc
c 1636-41
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. vi + 93 (lacks fols. 32, 33, 90, 91).
Small folio.
Half leather binding, maroon spine, green corners, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Papers of Sir William Le Neve, Clarenceux 1635, relating to grants of arms, pedigrees, funerals, etc.; c. 1636-41. Annotated by John Anstis, senior, Garter (see also SAL/MS/476, p. iv), fol. vi, 'I 5' 'Allowances of Arms by Sr. Wm. Le Neve Clarenceux'.


(1) Arms in trick with notes in several hands relating to grants. fols. 1-6;-

(2) Arms, mostly in trick, a few in colour, with notes in several hands relating to grants or proofs of arms, and references to visitations and records in the College of Arms. Dates of death given to 1639. fols. 8-29;-

(3) Papers relating to evidences and grants of arms, pedigrees (Moulston of Moulstondale, Cheshire, fols. 61-2v, Hamley of Treblethick, Cornwall, fol. 68), and arms approved for use at funerals (fols. 73-4, 84-92), 1636-41.

Included are signed statements of applicants for arms, memoranda and signatures of Sir William Le Neve and others. A few coloured arms. fols. 34-93.
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
Neve, William Le (1600-1661), Knight, herald and genealogist
Previous reference number(s)
MS 461
Archival history
Belonged to the Aston family of Tixall, Staffs. (cutting from the former binding, leather, red, lettered in gilt, 'From the Aston Library', fol. i, and label of the Tixall Library, fol. ii; cf. MSS/0470). Bookplates of Frederick Arthur Crisp, FSA, fol. iii, and Ralph Griffin, FSA, fol. iv.