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Suffolk families. Arms of Suffolk families, with notes

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Suffolk families. Arms of Suffolk families, with notes
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Extent and format
Paper; pp. xvi + 568 + unnumbered papers in envelope on back pastedown. Small folio. Leather, green, gilt-tooled, edges gilt (incorrectly lettered 'RIECES'S MS. COLLECTION').
Scope and content
A collection of arms of Suffolk families, with many biographical notes and Suffolk church notes, in the hand of Matthias Gillet alias Candler, vicar of Coddenham, Suff., 1629-63. The evidence for the identification of the compiler is given in letters and cuttings, 1925-6 (in an envelope on the back pastedown). Contains detailed information, based on personal knowledge, conc. parishes such as Coddenham and Yoxford with which Candler was connected. Many coats of arms in colour. Minor corrections and additions to the MS, e.g. p. 430, in the hand of William Blois of Grundisburgh (d. 1673); see letters in envelope). Cutting, fol. iv, relating to the present MS when owned by James Conder, numismatist; other related MSS are noted by Ralph Griffin, fol. iii. For Blois and Candler see J. Blatchly, The Topographers of Suffolk (5th ed., 1988), 7, 10. Index, fols. v verso-xvi.
Gillet, Matthias (1605-1663), vicar of Coddenham, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 667