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Visitation of Staffordshire. Made by Robert Glover

Reference code
Visitation of Staffordshire. Made by Robert Glover
c. 1583-early 17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 152.
Small folio.
Vellum binding. Dealers' marks, fols. i, 1.
Scope and content
'The visitacon of Staffordshire made by R Glover als Somerset Herald Mareschall to W. Flower, als Norroy Kinge of Armes Anno Dni 1583' (fol. 1). Fair copy, with annotations, and copies of other papers, mostly heraldic.


(1) Visitation, with extracts from charters. Index, fol. 2. fols. 1-87v;-

(2) Copy, imperfect at the end, of the petition to ?James I from Sir Edward Wingfield for release from prison in London owing to danger from the plague, c. 1606? Preceded by two stanzas of verse, beg. 'Obedience, Loyalte, Dewtye, feare..'. fols. 102-4;-

(3) Extracts from David Powel (1552-98), the Welsh historian, relating to the division of England among the sons of Brutus. fol. 107v;-

(4) Miscellaneous pedigrees, tricks of arms, list of Staffordshire gentry, 1583, blazons, extracts from charters (with drawings of seals, fol. 148), and copies of local proclamations relating to the Staffordshire visitation. fols. 120v-52.
Glover, Robert (1544-1588), Somerset Herald
Previous reference number(s)
MS 674
Archival history
Note by C. E. K. (?Charles Edward Keyser, FSA, d. 1929), fol. ii, that purchased from Edwards, Marylebone High St., 16 Mar. 1899, for £6. 0. 0.