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Beresford family. Pedigree

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Beresford family. Pedigree
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Vellum; 7 membranes. In a tin tube, with hinged lid.
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Pedigree of the family of Beresford of Beresford in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffs., and various branches, made by Francis Sandford, late Lancaster Herald, and Gregory King, his successor, 1692. In a cartouche at the head an inscription beginning 'The Genealogie of the most Antient and worthy Family of Beresford..' referring to various branches including Beresford of Colrain, and to sources of the genealogy including evidences and information of John Beresford 'now again Lord of Beresford' and records of the Heralds Office. The tabular pedigree is headed by coloured portraits of five ancestors in armour. The main line runs from John de Beresford (said to have been seized of the manor of Beresford in 1087) to the first three children (daughters) of Sir Tristram Beresford of Colrain, 3rd Bt. With many coloured shields, of very high quality, extracts from evidences, and a sketch of part of the alabaster monument of Thomas Beresford (d. 1473), in Fenny Bentley church, Derbs., showing the location of figures of his children and giving the inscriptions. Full achievement of Beresford at the foot. With a certificate of approval signed by John Dugdale, Norroy, 22 Oct. 1692, entered at the foot.
King, Gregory (1648-1712), herald, genealogist and statistician
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