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Kent. Fragments relating to arms and pedigrees

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Kent. Fragments relating to arms and pedigrees
17th century
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + XVII + A-C + pp. 166 + ff. 66 + ff. 5 (unnumbered indexes), with ff. 30 (separate index). Folio. Vellum. Old pressmarks on fol. iii:- G: 1; B. 1; F. 2. Owned by John Anstis, Garter (annotations). Bookplate of Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre (1755-86), FSA, fol. i. Bookplate of Ralph Griffin as Sec. SA, fol. ii; note by him, fol. iii.
Scope and content
Several fragments, bound together, relating to Kent arms and pedigrees; 17th century. As follows:- (1) Index to the visitation at item (3) below and in the same hand (possibly that of Mr Grafton, see note by Ralph Griffin, fol. iii). fols. I-XVII verso;- (2) Pedigree of the Sonde family of Throwley, Kent. Headed:- 'Ex Rotulo Antiquo.. penes Thomam Sonde de Thruleigh.. Ao 1500', with additions. Arms in trick. fols. A-C verso;- (3) Visitation of Kent, apparently that of 1619, with additions. See (1) above. pp. 1-125 (lacks pp. 113-24 which may have been blank);- (4) Alphabet of Kent arms, Abdy-Rudston. pp. 127-66;- (5) Kent arms, in no apparent order, in a later hand, on leaves foliated 1-66. Annotated by John Anstis, senior, with references to College of Arms MSS, etc. Followed by an index (four leaves), and one leaf of an index to an unidentified list of arms. Together with a separate index compiled by Ralph Griffin (ff. 30; in green cloth covers).
Griffin, Ralph Hare (1854-1941), antiquary
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