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" Every species of study contril)ute3 to the perfection of human 
knowledge, by that universal bond which connects them all in 
a philosophical mind." — D'Isuaeli. 

lERALDRY had its origin with 
the Feudal system, and is one 
of the appendages to that rude 
combination, which has never 
been abolished ; but in reference 
to the necessary distinctions of Rank, its evident 
utihty in society is still acknowledged, and the 
gentilitial assumption of hereditary armorial 
bearings has consequently been retained, as a 
convenient and powerful bar to the encroach- 
ments of one branch of the community upon 
the privileges of the other. 

As its acquisition was originally in the field 
by military prowess, this hereditary distinction 
was first borne on the shield of the victorious 
warrior ; next upon the banners, pennons, and 
housings, and was afterwards embroidered on 


ihc surcoats or tabards of the knights: the 
mantles of the ladies were even subsequently 
decorated with the family bearings. 

Heraldry was very early connected with the 
sciences of architecture, sculpture, and painting, 
and was adopted as a tasteful and splendid de- 
coration in churches and mansions, on the walls, 
pavements, monuments, windows and hangings, 
and still retains its use upon seals, and upon the 
coins of the realm. 

Its history is a theme so fraught with pleasure 
to the imagination, ever ready to indulge in 
romantic ideas, that a generous mind is unable 
to resist the rational desire of information 
respecting it, and its ultimate design being to 
give due influence to all classes of society, it 
becomes at the same time so connected with the 
institutions and usages of our established consti- 
tution, that its investigation cannot fail to be 
considered as a most instructive, entertaining, 
and useful pursuit, to every one whose studies 
are directed to the history and antiquities of 
the kingdom. 

When the numerous list of publications on 
this interesting subject is examined, it must 


surely be a matter of great surprise, tliat no at- 
tempt has hitherto been made to bring them all 
under one view, and b}^ that means to unfold 
the vast extent of research lliat has been devoted 
to the study, aftbrding also an opportunit}^ of 
selecting those works, where it has been treated 
in the most pei\spicuous manner. 

This profitable advantage, an important desi- 
deratum in every science, is now attempted for 
Heraldry, by the publication of a " Bibliotheca 
Heraldica," a work not accomplished without 
much time havino; been consumed in the collec- 
tion of materials, and a patient investigation of a 
great number of volumes: the result, it is hoped, 
will be found to convey decided information to 
the Genealogist, and not unworthy the attention 
of the Historian and the Antiquary. 

In the year 1674, the second edition of a 
small tract, in Latin, was pubhshed by Thomas 
Gore, Esq. of Alderton, in M^iltshire, enlilled 
a " Catalogue of Writers upon Heraldic Sub- 
jects." This work displayed much talent, and 
the books were classed in a scientific method, 
but the list was confined entirely to an enumera- 
tion of the names of authors, and brief titles of 
their works. The tract has become so exceed- 


ingly scarce, that it is now to be found in very 
few libraries, and its purchase is only to be ob- 
tained at a price considerably above its intrinsic 

The Rev. James Dallaway, in the course of 
his full and comprehensive Inquiries into the 
Origin and Progress of Heraldry, appropriately 
introduced " Biographical Sketches of Heraldic 
Authors," and " A List of Books, elementary, 
or connected with Genealogy, published in 
England, intended to suggest hints to those who 
are desirous of forming a complete collection 
of what has been written to elucidate that 

A more copious list is contained in the Cen^ 
sura Literaria, under the title of " A Catalogue 
of Writers on English Heraldry." This was 
written by Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. F. S. A. 
from an actual examination of the volumes 
themselves, and a manifest superiority of infor- 
mation on every point, relating to the subject. 

The remarks and opinions of these learned 
predecessors have been in some instances adopted 
in the following work, with due acknowledgment, 
and the author has not omitted to avail him- 


self of the typographical researches of Ames, 
Herbert, and of the extended edition of their 
united labours by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, F.S. A. 
to obtain the most exact information respecting 
early-printed books. 

The author has a more pleasing task to per- 
form, and he hopes that it will not be deemed 
presumptuous in him thus publicly to notice, 
with the utmost gratitude and respect, the 
names of those literary gentlemen by whose kind 
assistance and personal comnmnications he is 
proud to acknowledge that his labour has been 
facilitated and his work improved. 

His obligations are in the first instance due 
to John Moore Paget, Esq. for the unsolicited 
loan of the collections of the late Rev. Richard 
Paget, M. A. a portion of whose MSS. relative 
to heraldic writers had been inserted in the 
Gentleman s Magazine, in the years 1792 and 
1793, under the signature of " E. P/' and af- 
terwards incorporated in the account given by 
Mr. Dallaway. 

To George Ormerod, Esq. he has the ho- 
nour to be under particular obligations, for his 



early encouragement and assistance. The lu- 
minous analysis of the Cheshire and Lancashire 
Genealogical MSS. have stamped a value on 
that part of his work which he could have 
hardly expected it to attain. 

To Francis Freeling, Esq. F.S.A. he is in- 
finitely indebted, for affording the most liberal 
access to his curious and valuable library, 
which, besides its well-known abundance in rare 
articles of old English Poetry, contains almost 
every work relating to the public transactions 
of the kingdom, during the reigns of Elizabeth, 
James I. and Charles I. ; and references to 
many scarce volumes, there to be found, fre- 
quently appear in the ensuing pages. 

He has many acknowledgments to make for 
the useful communications and obliging assist- 
ance of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart, particularly 
for the Catalogue of MSS. in his extensive 
genealogical library. To Michael Jones, Esq. 
F.S.A. for a constant and unremitting attention 
to his numerous inquiries, during the progress 
of the work. To Sheffield Grace, Esq. F.S.A. 
he is indebted for his kind permission to make 
extracts from MSS. in his possession, and for 


the loan of several scarce and privately-printed 
books in his rich collection. 

He is also indebted for much active assist- 
ance to Nicholas John Philipson, Esq. F.A.S. 
of Newcastle upon Tyne ; to John Taylor, Esq. 
junior; and to Mr. Thomas Willement, the 
author of Regal Heraldry. To John Bell, Esq. 
of Newcastle, for his communications ; and for 
a Catalogue of his heraldic library, to Mr. Alex- 
ander Deuchar, of Edinburgh. 

The author takes the liberty also to offer his 
most respectful acknowledgments to the Right 
Hon. Lord Arundell ; the Rev. Canon Newling ; 
the Right Hon. and Rev. Lord Aston ; John 
Caley, Esq. F.S.A.; Sir Cuthbert Sharp, F.S.A.; 
the Hon. William Cust; George Pearse, Esq. ; 
Edward Poole, Esq. ; and to Henry Carington 
Bowles, Esq. F.S.A. 

Ill the arrangement of his materials, the most 
simple has been adopted ; and in the first and 
principal division will be found the Printed 
Books, in chronological order, -commencing 
with the first establishment of the press. These 
works are acknowledged to contain a vast fund 
of information upon the following subjects. 


which it is the peculiar province of Heraldry to 
characterize and arrange : — 

I. Upon the System, and its application to Seals, Badges, 
Devises, Impresses, and Mottoes. 

II. Works on Genealogy, which, when carefully compiled, 
include the recital of events of high local interest and import- 
ance, and tending greatly to the enlargement of historical 

III. Books relating to the Succession and Descent of the 
Crown, and of Pedigrees illustrating the lineal succession of 
our Monarchs, which unravel many intricate points of the 
history of the kingdom. 

IV. Coronation Ceremonies, including the Feudal Claims, 
and ceremonies of Fealty and Homage, the Church Ritual, 
and descriptions of the Regalia. 

V. Royal Progresses and Visits : these involve many curious 
particulars, relating to the manners and customs of those pe- 
riods when they have taken place. 

VI. A very numerous list of Works upon the Laws and Pri- 
vileges of the Peerage, Titles of Honour, and upon Precedency, 
together with those curious tracts that were printed upon oc- 
casion of the celebrated Peerage Bill, in 1719. 

VII. A not less numerous and useful class, consisting of 
Catalogues of Nobility, Peerages, Baronetages, &c. 

VIII. Books upon the various Orders of Knighthood. 

IX. Baptismal, Nuptial, and Funeral Ceremonies. 

X. Those Books wliich relate to the proceedings of the 
Court of Chivalry, and the College of Arms. 

The full title is described in every practicable 
instance, thus enabling the reader to ascertain 
what are the subjects actually treated upon by 


the writer : the imprint, containing the name of 
the place of publication and the date, will iden- 
tify varieties of copies, or editions; and the 
whole will afford an opportunity to collectors to 
restore the defect of title, not unfrequentin many 
early-printed books. A condensed analysis is 
given of the most important productions, made 
from a diligent and constant reference to the 
books themselves whenever it was possible, con- 
taining a detailed and faithful account of their 
contents, accompanied by critical opinions upon 
their respective merits : here it has been the 
author's object to select the remarks of com- 
petent judges, rather than to obtrude his own 

In the comments appended to the several ar- 
ticles will be found frequent incidental notices 
of books relating to the same subject, whether 
printed or manuscript. It has also been his 
endeavour to ascertain the depositaries of the ori- 
ginal MSS. and in many instances he has been 
successful ; and where books have been trans- 
lated from foreign languages, the full title and 
some account of the originals have been added. 

Amongst so large a number, every book could 
hardly be supposed worthy of mention beyond 
the title. Some that are here noticed, are of 


minor importance ; but when it was intended to 
form as complete a catalogue as possible, none 
could be entirely omitted. 

A few biographical memorials of the authors 
are introduced, more for the intention of iden- 
tifying their works, and ascertaining their 
posthumous productions, than for any purpose 
of eulogy, though, where the characters are 
not sufficiently eminent to be included in the 
Biographical Dictionary, no place could be so 
proper as in a catalogue of their works ; but of 
most of the writers of this description, it is im- 
possible to obtain any satisfactory information 
farther than the date of their death. 

The second division of the " Bibliotheca 
Heraldica'' contains a List of the Visitations 
made by the Kings of Arms and their Deputies 
into the several counties of England and Wales, 
absolutely necessary in elucidating the Genea- 
logical history of the kingdom. The List of 
Visitations in the Appendix to the History of the 
College of Anns, has been collated with that by 
J. Anstis, Garter, published in the Collectanea 
Curiosa, and one given by the Rev. James Dai- 
la way, to which very numerous additions have 
been made, from various authentic sources. It 
also comprises a Catalogue of Heraldic and 


Genealogical MSS. for Scotland and Ireland, 
from unquestionable authorities. The author 
has been much indebted, for valuable augmen- 
tations of this portion of his work, to " Biblio- 
theca MS. Stowensis : a descriptive Catalogue 
of the Manuscripts in the Stowe Library, by 
the Rev. Charles O'Conor, D. D. 1819/' 4to. 
2 vols, of which only 100 copies were printed 
at the expense of the Duke of Buckingham and 

The nature of the present publication would 
not admit of this division being extended, so as 
to contain more than a shadow of the vast stores 
of curious and valuable MSS. but the author 
takes this opportunity of announcing his intention 
to publish a " Bibliolhcca Manuscriptorum," 
which is intended to include the numerous 
Heraldic and Genealogical works which now 
remain in MS. in the various public libraries of 
the kingdom, with as full an account of the con- 
tents of private depositaries of works of the same 
description as he may be enabled to procure, 
for which he has very considerable materials 
no\Y in his possession. 

The third and last part of the " Bibliotheca 
Heraldica," consisting of a Catalogue of Foreign 
Works, is presumed to be not without its use. 


It is chiefly founded upon the " Bibliographie 
Instructive, par De Bure," the " BibHotheca 
Maarscveniana," " Stochiana/' and " Pinelli/' 
and the Catalogue of the vahiable Genealogical 
library of the late Marquess Townshend, Presi- 
dent of the Society of Antiquaries. 

The whole is concluded by an alphabetical 
Index, whicli, it is hoped, will be found suffi- 
ciently copious and satisfactory to answer all 
the purposes of reference. 

No exertions or expense having been spared 
by the author to render the work as complete as 
possible, he submits it to the public in the hope 
that it will be found a useful and necessary 
appendage to the library, and that indulgence 
will not be refused for such errors or omissions 
which, notwithstanding his care, may possibly 
be found in it. 

" Omnia habere in memoria, et in nullo errare divinum potius est 
quam humanum." 

Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, 
Sept. 1, 1822. 


The Right Honourable Lord Aiundell, F. S. A. 

The Right Honourable and Reverend Lord Aston, M. A. 

The Antiquaries' Society of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

John Vans Agnew, Esq. Barnbarroch, Wigton, N. B. 

Mr. Arrowsmith, Richmond, Yorkshire. 

Mr. Philip Absalom, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square. 

Haviland Addington, Esq. Longford, Somersetshire. 

George Frederick Beltz, Esq. Lancaster Herald, F. S. A. 

Mr. Thomas Bell, Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Mr. Charles Brown, Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn. 

John Trotter Brockett, Esq. F. S.A. Newcastle. 

Henry Carington Bowles, Esq. F. S. A. Myddelton House, 

Mr. George Baker, Northampton. 

John Bidwell, Esq. F. S.A. Park Place, St. James's. 

Mr. Francis Burton, Daventry. 

William Bentham, Esq. F. S. A. Upper Gower Street. 



Edvvard Wedlake Brayley, Esq, Islington. 

John Britton, Esq. F. S. A. Burton Cottage. 

The Honourable Charles Butler, M. P. 

Major-Gcncral Brooke, K. B. 

John Broadley, Esq. F.S.A. Kirk Ella, Yorkshire. 

Charles Bathurst, Esq. Lydney Park, Gloucestershire. 

John Bell, Esq. Newcastle. 

Messrs. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row. 

Richard Sparling Berry, Esq. Bolton Lodge, Lancaster. 

Sir Henry Brooke, Bart. Cole Brooke. 

John Crosse, Esq. F.S.A. Hull. 
Colonel Charlewood, Grenadier Guards. 
Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, Bart. F. R. S. S^' F. S. A. 
William Capon, Esq. North Street, Westminster. 
The Reverend Edward Cooke, M. A. LL. B. Haversham, 

William Cail, Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne. 

J. S. Coleman, Esq. Bosworth, Leicestershire. 

The Right Honourable Viscount Clifden, F. S. A. 

Christopher Clarkson, Esq. F.S.A. Richmond, Yorkshire. 

Sir Thomas Constable, Bart. Tixall, Staffordshire. 

The Honourable William Cast. 

John Caley, Esq. F. S. A. 

The Honourable Eyre Coote. 

Thomas Crofton Croker, Esq. 

The Most Noble the Marquess of Chandos, M. P. 

The Right Honourable Lord Carbery, Castle Freke, Ireland. 


The Reverend James Dallaway, M. A, F. S. A. Earl Marshal's 

The Right Honourable Lord Douglas, Bothvvell Castle. 

Mr. Alexander Deuchar, Edinburgh. 

William Deeble, Esq. Islington. 

Messrs. De Bure, Paris. 

M. Davis, Esq. 'I'urnwood, Blandford. 

The Honourable George Agar Ellis, F. S. A. <Sf M. P. 

Francis Freeling, Esq. F. S. A. 

Mr. John Henry Fletcher, Camberwell. 

The Right Honourable Lord William Fitzroy. 

The Right Honourable Lord William Fitzgerald, M. P. 

Sheffield Grace, Esq. F. S. A. Inner Temple. 

The Reverend Joshua Greville, M. A. 

Mrs. Ormsby Gore, Porkington, Salop. 

Mr. William Ginger, College Street, Westminster. 

Matthew Gregson, Esq. Liverpool. 

Sir William Grace, Bart. Boley, Queen's County, Ireland. 

Captain Percy Grace, R. N. 

Mr. Robert Hill, Southwark. 

The Reverend Richard Hallit'ax, Batchcott, Ludlow. 
Richard Edensor Heathcote, Esq. Longton Hall, Stafford- 
The Reverend John Homfray, B. A. ^ F. S.A. Yarmouth. 
Messrs. T. ^ J. Hoitt, Upper Berkeley Street. 


James H.nitli man, Esq. M.R.I. A. 

Sir Richard Colt Hoaic, Bart. F. R. S. ^f F.S.A. 

MichaclJones, Esq. F.S.A. Duke Street, Manchester Square. 

William Jones, Esq. Upper Baker Street. 

The Reverend J. Jones, Hereford. 

Thomas Jowett, Esq. Surgeon, Nottingham. 

Mr. T. G. Kipps, Great Mary-le-hone Street. 

William Selby Lowndes, Esq. Chesham, Bucks. 
Messrs. Longman and Co. Paternoster Row. 
Mr. Archibald Leighton, Exmouth Street. 
W. Welch Lea, Esq. Henley in Arden. 
John Lepard, Esq. Finsbury Square. 
The Reverend John Lempriere, D. D. 

His Grace the Duke of Montrose, K. G. 

The Right Honourable Lord Macdonald. 

Mr. Mctcalf, Masham, Yorkshire. 

Robert Mercer, Esq. Breede, Sussex. 

Mr. M'Gowan, Drymen, N. B. 

John Charles Middleton, Esq. Weybridge. 

Mr. M'Lean, Bookseller. 

William Shaw Mason, Esq. M. R. L A. 

Joseph Moule, Esq. Serjeant at Arms. 

Sir George Nayler, Knt. Garter King of Arms, F.S.A. 
John Nichols, Esq. F.S.A. 


The Reverend Canon Newling, Lichfield. 

Messrs. Nornaville and Fell, Bond Street. 

John Preston Neale, Esq. Bennet Street, Blackfriars. 

J. Newton, Esq. Stockport, Cheshire. 

The Right Honourable the Earl of Ormond and Ossory. 
George Ormerod, Esq. LL. D. F. R. S. ^^ F. S A. Chorlton, 

Mr. George OfFor, Tower Hill. 

Thomas Pearson, Esq. Queen's College, Oxford. 

John Moore Paget, Esq. 

Messrs. Payne and Foss, Pall Mall. 

Nicholas John Philipson, Esq. F. A. S. Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. F. S. A. Middle Hill, Broadway. 

Mr. William Parker, St. George's, Hanover Square. 

R. B. Phillips, Esq. Longworth, Hereford. 

John Palmer, Esq. Architect, Manchester. 

George Pearse, Esq. Bradninch, Devon. 

Mr. Robert Wilson Proctor, North Street, City Road. 

Edward R. Poole, Esq. Great Ormond Street. 

The Honourable and Reverend John William Peachey. 

J. G. Reeves, Esq. F. S.A. Birmingham. 
Robert Rushbrook, Esq. Rushbrook Park, Suffolk. 
Messrs. Rodwell and Martin, Bond Street. 
Messrs. Rivington and Co. St. Paul's Churchyard. 
Mr. Richard Rees, Percy Street, Rathbone Place. 
Mr. James Rowe, Edgeware Road. 


The Reverend Charles Symmons, D. D. Chisvvick. 
John Ward Sanders, Esq. F. S. A. St. Anne's House, New- 
Messrs. Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row. 
The Reverend J. H. Smyth, B. D. Liverpool. 
A. Senior, Sittingbourne. 
The Reverend Charles Salusbury. . 
Miss Slade, Hartfield, Sussex. 
Mr. J. Sturt, High Street, Bloomsbury. 
Sir Cuthbert Sharp, F.S.A. 

Robert Surtees, Esq. F.S.A. Mainsforth, Durham. 
The Right Honourable Lord Selsey. 
Mr. Smith, Lisle Street, Leicester Square. 

John Taylor, Esq. junior. 

Edmund Treherne, Esq. St. George's Terrace. 

Richard Thompson, Esq. 

Mr. John Taylor, Surrey Street, Elackfriars. 

Walter Calverly Trevelyan, Esq. Wallington, Northumberland. 

The Right Honourable Viscount De Vescy. 

Benjamin Vandergucht, Esq. Gower Street, Bedford Square. 

Joseph Willis, Esq. Gateshead. 

Mr. Thomas Willement, Green Street, Grosvenor Square. 
Mr. N, Whiteley, Halifax, Yorkshire. 
Vernon Wentworth, Esq. Wentworth Castle, Yorkshire. 
The Reverend Edward Williams, A. M. Hanover Street, 
Hanover Square. 


Dr. Woolcomb, Plymoutli. 

Thomas Wyon, Esq. Chief Engraver of Seals to His Majesty. 

Mr. W. Wilson, Greville Street. 

The Library of Writers to the Signet, Edinburgh. 

J. Webster, Esq. Whitehead Grove, Chelsea. 

The Reverend James Hicks Wilbraham, Temple, Cambridge- 
Mr. T. Wilkie, Paternoster Row. 
Messrs. Wilton and Son, Gray's-Inn Passage. 
The Right Honourable the Earl of Waldegrave. 
The Most Noble the Marquess of Westmeath. 

Charles George Young, Esq. York Herald, F. S. A. 

a^iftltoti^cca fi^tialtrica* 

REIGN or KING EDW. IV.— X 1G1-U83. 

Among the earliest productions of the press, will be found Books 
upon tlie subjects intended to be comprised in this catalop^ue. The 
following- curious document in the History of Printing, which re- 
lates to the Most Noble Ordt-r of the Garter, has been attributed, 
by Mr. Dibdin, to Caxton, the father of Knglish Typography. 


J. RissELL.— 14G9. 

Pro[X)sitio Clarissimi Oratoris Magistri Johannis 
Russell decrctorum doctoris ac adtunc Am- 
bassiatoris Xpanissimi Regis Edwardi Dei 
gracia regis Aiiglie et Francie ad illustrissimii 
principcm Karolum duceni Burgundie super 
susceptione ordinis garterij, elc. 

No date. Quarto. 4 leaves. 

This unique tract was accidentally discovered by Mr. Brand, bound 
np with a collection of MSS. At the sale of his library it was ob- 


tamed by ibr Mar(|ucss of Ulaiidford, and ubeii the White Knights 
follcclion was disposed of, Mr. Dibdin purchased it for 126/. 

'I'bi eoniniission for the investiture of the Duke of Burgundy 
with the Garter bears date lOth Jan. 14G9, and he notified his ac- 
ceptance on the 4lb IVb. sanie year. 

The orator was Dr. Jol)n Kusseli, archdeacon of Berkshire, who has 
curiously enough introduced the Knights of the Round Table and 
the Holy Trinity, in the speech. Caxton, it is known, held a situa- 
tion ill the household establishment of Margaret, sister of King 
Edward IV. who married Charles Duke of Burgundy, to whom 
this oration is addressed. This Tract is supposed to be Caxton's 
second attempt in the art of printing, Colard Mansion, a printer at 
Bruges, assisting him in the necessary materials. Cens. Lit. vol. 
viii. p. 351. Dibdin's Ames, vol. i. p. 11. 

The Order of the Golden Fleece was instituted at Bruges, Jan. 
10, 1429, by Philip Duke of Burgundy. A MS. exhibiting the 
arms of the Knights of that order, including those of King Edward 
IV. a beautiful specimen of illumination, is in the British Museum, 
iiar/. M.S. G199. 

REIGN OF KTNG RICH. III.— 1483-1485. 

The Heralds, whose duty it was to regulate all Ceremonies, 
whether regal or noble, had hitherto been considered as the house- 
liold servants of the King. The College of Arms is indebted for its 
first incorporation to this monarch. 

*' A eopy of the Letters Patents of King Richard ye 3rd ; whereby 
he did iiicorporute iu one Body Polliti(fue all the King's Heranlts and 
Poursoiv«.s of Amies, and gave tbem a Howse in London to resort unto, 
and dwell in, called Cold Harbore, in the first year of his reign ;" will be 
fouiid ill Antuj. Repert. vol. i. p. Itil, and " Literse de ineorporatione 
Heraldoriun," in Rymer's Fcedera, vol. xii. p. 215, and in the Appendix 
to Nohle's Hist, of College of' Anns. 

A MS. entitled " The First Fondacion of the Office of Armys, and 
whereof it byijan, translate owte of Latyn into Englis," 4to. 136 leaves, 
is in the Ashmolean Library at Oxford. 

The only book connected with our subjects, printed in thi.<i 
reign, was 



W. Caxton. — 1484. 

The Boke of the Order of Chivahy or 

Translated and printed by IVm. Caxton. No date. 4to. h2 leaves. 

This work has no reoular title-page, but opens with the following 
proheme and table of the contents : — 

5[ Here beginneth the table of this present book, entitled ' The 
Book of the Order of Chivalry or Knighthood.* Unto the praising 
and divine Glory of God, which is Lord and Sovereign King above 
and over all things celestial, and worldly, we begin this book of the 
Order of Chivalry. For to shew that to the signifiance of God 
the Prince Almighty, which signorelh above the seven planets, that 
make the course celestial, and have power and seigniory in govern- 
ing and ordaining the bodies terrestial and earthly, that in likewise 
owen the kings, princes, and great lords to have puissance and 
signiory upon the knights, and the knights by similitude oughten 
so have power and dominion over the moyen people. And this book 
containeth viij chapters. ^ The first chapter saith how a knight 
being an hermit devised to the scjuire the rule and order of 
chivalry. ^ The second is of the beginning of chivalry. 5[ The 
third is of the office of chivalry, ^f The fourth of the examination 
that ought to be made to the esquire, when he will enter into the 
order of chivalry. ^[ The fifth is in what manner the esquire 
ought to receive chivalry. 5[ The sixth is of the significance of the 
arms longing to a knight, all by order. ^ The seventh is of the 
customs that appertain to a knight. 5[ The eighth is of the 
honour that ought to be done to a knight. 

The first chapter presents us with a narrative of events which are 
supposed to have given rise to the composition of the work. The 
sixth chapter is especially worth the attention of those who are 
curious in the lore of chivalry ; it presents us with the moral appli- 
cation of the several parts of the accoutrements of a knight equipped 
for battle. 

i lUHLIOTlfKrv HHKALDJCA. — -K. KICH. 111. 

The conclusion of tlic volume is lii^lily iiilcrcsliiig, and contaiiiJi 
a ciirioii.s tU'diraliou to Kiiij^ Kicliiinl III. 

^' Here endetli llie l)ook of the Ordre of Chivalry, which book h 
translated out of I'rcnch into Kn;^!i>h, at a refjuest of a ^cntyl and 
noble escjuiie, by me Wilham ('axton, dvvellinf^ in Westminster, 
beside London, in the most best wys that God hath suffied me, 
which book is not requisite to every common man to have, but to 
noble CJeiillemen, that by their virtue intend, to come and enter 
into the nuble Order of Chivalry, the which in these late days hatli 
been used according to this book heretofore written, but forgotten, 
and the exercise of Chivalry not used and honoured, nor exercised 
as it hath been in ancient time, at which time, the noble acts of the 
Knights of England that use Chivalry were renowned through the 
universal world," Sec. 

'* and this little book I present to my redoubted na- 
tural and most dread sovereign lord, King Richard, King of Eng- 
land and France, to the end that he command this book to be had 
and read unto other young Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen within 
this royame, that the noble Order of Chivalry be hereafter better 
used and honoured than it hath been in late days passed. And 
herein he shall do a noble and virtuous deed. And I shall pray 
almighty God for his long life and prosperous vvellfare, and that he 
may have victory of all his enemies, and after this short and 
transitory life, to have everlasting life in heaven, where al is joy, and 
bliss, world without end. Amen." 

This book is one of the smallest and scarcest, and is also said to 
be one of the most amusing of those printed by Caxton. The ac- 
count of it here given is principally derived from the first volume 
of Mr. Dibdin's Typographical Antiquities. It was selected for 
description by Oldys, in his British Librarian. Ames had a copy 
of it, but speaks of it as very scarce. See also Herbert's Edit, of 

The only perfect copy known is in the British Museum, which 
volume contains also a MS. probably coeval, " Of makyng of 
Knyghts of the Bath." A copy is also in the Bodleian Library, 
and in Earl Spencer's collection. 

At the sale of Richard Rawlinson, LL. D. in 175G, a copy was 
sold for ll;i-. 


One in fine condition, and bound in russia, belonging to James 
West, Exj. was sold in 177-3 for 5 guineas ; this is probably now in 
his Majesty's library. 

The original from which Caxton translated this work was the 
" Ordene de Chevalrie," of Hue de Tabarie ; which contains an 
exact and circumstantial detail of all the ceremonies performed in 
the Dubbing of a Knight; as well as an enumeration of the duties 
and privileges of the same person. 

sEwoi ^anttua a.l(ianuj» . i-ekjve . TrvKx^i: • I 

•REIGN OF KING HENRY VII.— 148o-l509. 

J. Berners.---1480. 

The Boke of St. Albans. 

1 486. S?nall folio. 

Mr. Haslewood, in the " Literary Researches into the Boke of 
St. Albans," as it is generally called, observes, " All English books 
produced in the infancy of printing, have an awkward and imperfect 
appearance, from the absence of a title-page, a deficiency which 
renders it uncertain in wliat manner the present work was distin- 
guished nnmediately after publication. The earliest title it is sup- 
posed to have obtained was of provincial derivation, designated, 
from the name of the place where it was originally printed." 

The book contains Treatises upon the various subjects of Hawk- 
ing, Hunting, and Armoury. It commences with the Treatise on 
Hawking; and, that the early, and continued, popularity of the 
book for more than a century, was partly founded on the preva- 
lence and fashion of that diversion, may be readily allowed, but at 
the same time, the distinctions of Heraldry were then, as generally 
attended to, and there can be no doubt, but that the first systematic 
Treatise upon this subject, was as eagerly sought, at a time, when 
its application was so universal. 


For a most admirable and luminous description of the contents of 
the Boke of Si. Albans it will be necessary to refer the reader to the 
Bibliographical Dissertation, prefixed to the reprint of the edition 
of 1496, by Joseph Hasiewood, Esq. in which the admirers of 
Heraldry will only have to regret that he has not been so copious upon 
that subjtct as, ti|)(>n the first Treati?e, contained in this curious book. 

The " Lynage of Cole Armures" and " The Blasynge of 
Armys," are two parts of one Treatise, and are principally trans- 
lated from " Dt Re Mililari, et factis illustribus," composed about 
the year 1441, by Nich<j!as Upton, the first author wiio had the 
merit of reducing Heraldry to a system. Vide the Description of 
Sir Edward Bysshe's Edition of Upton s Work, in the year 1654. 

This is the part thai principally deuiaiida our attention : according 
to the fashion of the old chronicks, it commences with the earliest 
period of time. After the fall of angtls, it discusses when .the 
bondman and churle first sprung from Adam ; the division of the 
world by Noc ; the origin of Knighthood, by Astcriall; and makes 
out Jesus Christ, " a gentylman of hys moder behalue ;" and the 
first part concludes : 

" Here cndeth the moost speciall ihyngys of the boke of the 
lynage of Coote Armuris, and how gentylmen shall be knowyn 
from vngenlylmen. And now here foloyng begynneth the boke 
of blasyng of all miui armys, i latyn, bench, & english." — And 
at the conclusion of this part of the discourse, 
" ^ Explicit prima pars." 
" Here begyimyth the blasyng of Armys," 

" I have shewyd to yow in thys booke a foore how gentilmen 
began, and how tlie law of armys was first ordant, and how moni 
colowris ther be in cootarmuris, and the difference of cootarmuris, 
with mony other thynggis that here needis not to be rehersed. 
Now I intende to procede of signys in armys and of the blasyng 
of all armys. Bot for to reherce all the signys that be borne in 
armys, as Pecok, Pye, Batt, Dragon, Lyon and Dolfyn, and 
flouris and leewys, it was to long a tariyng, nor I can not do hit, 
ther be so mony. Bot here shall shortli be shewyd to blase all 
armys, if ye entende diligentli to youre rulys," &c. — The whole 
book concludes with the following colophon; 
" % Explicit." 

" Here in thys boke afor ar contenyt the bokys of Haukyng 
and Huntyng, with other plesuris dyuerse, as in the bokeapperis, 
and also of Cootarmuris, a oobuU werke. And here now endytb 
the boke of Blasyng of Armys, translatyt and compylyt togedyr 

M ftIliLIOTI{K( A Hi:i{ \M)ir.\.---K. IIFA. VII. 

nt Scynl Alboiis, llic ycrc from tliiticarnacioti of owre Lord JIui 

" Hie finis (Vmcrsonim <t gcn'osis, valdc vtiliu' vt itue'libs 
paieb. ^anclusi Sllbamiei." 

By our early Heraldic writers, the Boke of St. Albans is fre- 
<|iiently relied on as a work of undisputed authority; it is jreneraliy 
nllributed to Juliana Barnes, or Beruers, the daughter of Sir James 
Berners, of Beruers Roding, in Essex, and sister of Richard, Lord 
Jierners. She was })rioress of Sopewell Nunnery, a cell to, and 
very near the Abbey of St. Albans, in Hertfordshire. 

Mr. Haslewood is of opinion, that the only parts of this work 
which can safely be attributed to Juliana Barnes, are, — L a small 
portion of the treatise on Hawking. H. The treatise upon Hunting. 
in. A short list of the Beasts of the Chase ; and, IV. another short 
one of Beasts and Fowls. Mr. Dallaway has also inferred that that 
part of the work which relates to Heraldry was the production of a 
monk of St. Alban's Abbey. 

A fac-simile of the black-letter type and rude, but curious, embel- 
lishments has been given in Mr. Dallaway's Origin mid Progress of 
Heraldry, 1793, p. 154, and also in Mr. Haslewood's reprint of edit. 
1496, in 1810, p. 74. The centre of the ornamental compartment, 
at the head of page 6 ante, exhibits the mark used at the press ot 
St. Albans. 

The Earl of Pembroke possesses a fine, and perfect, copy of the 
Boke of St. Albans, which was obtained with much solicitation 
from J. Anstis, Garter King of Arms. 

A copy is in the Pepysian library, at Magdalen college, Cambridge. 

In the Luton collection is an imperfect copy. 

The Bodleian, at Oxford, and Public library at Cambridge, also 
possess it, but imperfect, — In the Bodleian copy is written 



Sept. 28, 1732. 

At the following sales, this literary curiosity was thus estimated : 

James West, Esq. in 1773 ...,.,.... L. 13 

J. Ratclifle, in 1776 9 12 

George Mason, Esq. in 1778 75 

This last was bound in old red morocco, and was purchased by 
Earl Spencer : it is valued by Mr. Dibdin at L.420, and is described 
in Bibl. Spenc. vol. iv. p. 373. 

At the sale of the library of the Duke of Roxburgh in 1812, an 
imperfect copy was sold to the Marquess of Blandford for L. 147. 



The Solemnities and Triumphs doon and made 
at the Spousellz and Manage of the Kinge's 
Doughter the Lady Marye to the Prynce of 
Castile, Archeduke of Austrige. 

Quarto. 8 leaves. 

Above are the royal arms upheld by angels, with the rose and 
portcullis beneath. At the end is the imprint of Richarde Pynson, 
followed by his device. 

This very curious tract alludes to the intended marriage of Mary, 
third daughter of King Henry VII. to Charles, King of Castile, af- 
terwards better known as the Emperor Charles V. which match, for 
reasons of state, was broken off. In 1513, the 5th of Henry VIH. 
the union was again proposed, and failed also : in the same year 
Mary became the wife of Lewis XII. of France, on whose decease 
she married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. 

For a more detailed account of the tract, which is in the British 
Museum, vide Archcclogia, vol. xviii. part i. p. 33, by H. Ellis, Esq. 
This singular rarity was reprinted in 1818 by John Dent, Esq. 
and presented to the members of the Roxburgh Club, to the num- 
ber of which the impression is strictly limited. 


W. Caxton.— 1489. 

The Fayt of Amies and Chyvalrye, which 
translacyon was fynysshed the viii day of 
Juyll, the said ycre, and emprynted the xiv 
day of Juyll the next folowing, and ful fy- 

Printed by IV. Caxton in 1489- Folio. 142 leaves. 

This work is divided into four parts, the three first of which re- 
late solely to the Art of War, the last part treats of the Trial of 


Uiglil \>\ Single Coinl)at, williiii the L\sU, as allowtd and ordained 
by the Imperial and Lombard laws: this is justly considered as 
the mo>l curious part of the l)ook : the whole was compiled by 
Chri.-liiia de Pisan, an Italian by birth, but the author of many 
compo-itioiis ill French prose and ver^e. The work is principally 
derived IVuiii Vejfelius, " De lie Militari," and the " Arbrt des Bat- 
tailles." Of all the works printed by Caxton, this is one of the 
coninionot occurrence. — Dibdin's Ames, vol. i. p. 274, and Bibl. 
Spenc. vol. iv. 2H4. 

A list of the prices at which " the Fayt of Armes," was sold at 
the sales of the undermentioned libraries : 

Bryan Fairfax, Esq. in 1756 L.\ 11 6 

Roxburgh, in 1S12 33G 

Alclionie, in 1813 60 1 

Townley, in l8l4 136 10 

The latter had two leaves supplied by MS. but otherwise was a 
most beautiful impression. 

J. Berners.— 1496. 

The Treatyse perteyning to Hawkyiig, Huiit- 
yng, and F3^shyng with an Angle ; and also 
a riglil noble Treatyse, which specyfyeth of 
Blasynge of Arniys, emprynted at West- 
mestre by Wynkyn de Worde, the year of 
thyncarnation, MCCCCLXXXXVI. 

Small folio. 

This is a second edition of '« Clje 33ofet of ^t. 9[tbang," and, 
like that, is without a title-page: the above, was composed by 
Mr. Haslewood, and prefixed to his beautiful reprint of this book 
in the year 1810. 

The variations of this, from the former edition printed at St. 
Albans, independent of the orthography, consist of the addition of 
two wood-cuts upon the first leaf, referring to the " Treatise upon 
Hawking;" the ballad of " Ever gramercy myn owne purse;" the 
" Treatyse of Fysshynge with an angle," and a substitution on the 
lastleaf of the Arms of England, in place of the mark of St. Albans, at 


the back of u hicli, is Caxton's device, printed in red. Upon colla- 
tion, there may be found occasional variations in De Worde's copies, 
though of the same edition. 

This, and the original, are the only two editions of the Boke of 
St. Albans, of any authority, or perhaps of any material value, to 
the literary man, as those which followed, were either partial selec- 
tions or unwarrantable mutilations. " The Ligneage of Coat Ar- 
mours," occupies fifteen pages; "the Blasynge of Annes," fifty 
pages, abounding with wood-cuts. 

Mr. Grenville possesses an unique impression upon vellum. 
Copies are also in the libraries of Mr. Dent, and of Mr. Douce. 
The Marquess of Blandford was in possession of a copy, which 
has written — e libris Rad-Thoreshy, Leodiensis, price \s. 6d. 
Anno 1717. 

At the sales of the following libraries the prices given appear small. 

Rich. Rawlinson, LL.D. in 1756 LA 1 

Thos. Martin, Esq. in 1773 Ill 6 

M. C. Tutet, E.q. in 1786 2 9 

Marquess Townshend, in 1812 5 10 

The latter, it is known, was imperfect. 

Mr. Haslewood paid seven guineas for a copy, wanting some 
leaves, to assist him in the reprint. 


King Henry the Eighth was crowned upon Sunday, 24th June, 
1509, on the festival of St. John the Baptist : the following piece 
in verse, was printed by Wynkyn de Worde, without date. 

S. Hawes.— 1509. 

A Jojfull Medj^tacion to all Englonde of the 
Coronacyon of our moosl nalurall Soueraj^ne 
Lorde Kynge Henry the Eyght. 


" Tliiis ciKltlli ihis .loyfiill Medytacyon made and compykd by 

Stephen Hawes, sonietyme (iroine of the Chamber of our lale 

Souerayne Lorde Kyn^c Menry the Seiienlh." 4to. 1 sheet. 

A copy of this is amon«,' Bishop More's books in the Public 

library at Cambridge; and " The Coronation of K. Henry VIII. with 

the King's Oath prefixed/' interlined by Kin^^ Henry, is among 

the MSS. in the Bibl. Cott. Tib. E. viii. 33, in British Museum. 


J. Larke. 

The Boke of Noblenes, that sheweth how many 
Sortes and Kyndes there is ; and specially to 
those whiche do folowe and vse the Trayne 
and Estate of Warre ; translated out of Lalen 
into Frenche, and now in Englisshe, by me 
John Larke. 

Printed by Robert Wyer. No date. 12wo. 

The title is over a cut of a war-horse and lance : on the back 
of the leaf is " The Prologue of the Auctoure." 

Anthony Wood, in his Athence, vol. i. p. 70, says " John Clerke, 
descended from noble lineage, and Secretary to Thomas, Duke of 
Norfolk, hath translated from French into English ' A Treatise of 
Nobility' which I have not seen:" the above is possibly the work 
he alludes to, as both flourished at the same time. 



A. Kelton.— 1547. 

A Chronycle, with a Genealogie, declaryng that 
the Britlons and AVelshemen are lineallye dy- 


scended from Brute, newly and very wittely 
compyled in Meter. — Imprinted at London, 
in the Parishc of Christes Church within New- 
gate, by Ricliard Grafton, Printer too our 
Souerayne Lorde King Edward VI. 1547. 
Cum priuilegeo ad impriniendum solum. 

127110. 40 leaves. 

The title is in a compartment, with the King's arms al)Ove, and 
the printer's mark on a shield below. 

This chronicle is written in verse, in seven-line stanzas, and is de- 
dicated to King- Edward VI. At the end is a Genealoffical scheme 
of the descent of King Edward VI. from Brute. 

A. Wood, in his Athence, vol. i. p. GO, says the author was Arthur 
Kelton, who excelled as an historian, but his chronicle, being written 
in verse, many material matters of the genealogy and the due timing 
of them, are omitted, for rhime sake. It is drawn from Osiris, 
the first king of Egypt, down to King Edward VI. of England, 
and contains but about thirty-two generations, which shows that 
the author was ignorant in genealogies. 


An Epitome of the Title that the Kynges Ma- 
ieste of Englande hath to the Souereigntie of 
Scotlande, continued upon the auncient Wri- 
ters of both Nacions, from the beginnyng. — 
Printed by Richard Grafton. 1548. ^vo. 

At the sale of J. Woodhouse, Esq. in 1803, this tract sold 
for L. 3 : bs. 


The Forme and Maner of Makyng and Con- 
secratyng of Archebishoppes, Bishoppes, 
Priestes, and Deacons. 1 549. 4^o. 


On the last leaf is the Kchiis oC tlic ])rintcr, and iiiidcr it, " lli- 
chanlus (irafton, typo^rapluis rcgius (.xciuh l>at. Mcnse martii, 
a. \I)49, cum privile^io ad iniprinicridutn solum." 

A co|)y of this tract, at the sale of Mr. ljii)dley's library in 1819, 
6old fur L. 1 : U)s. 

J. Coke.— 1550. 

The Debate betwcnc the Heraldes of Eiiglande 
and Frauncc, comp^lctl by Jhon Coke, Clarke 
of the Kynge's Keeognisaunee, or vulgarly 
called Clarke of the Statutes of the Staple of 
Westminster, and fynyshed the yere of our 
Lord MDL. 

Printed by Richard Wyer. 1550. 12»io, in Black Letter. 

On the back of the title are three cuts, viz. " Lady Prudence," 
holding a lanthorn in her hand over " the Frenche Heralde," and 
" the English Heralde." 

The subject, of this curious book, is a controversy between the 
heralds of England and France, or a question set forth by Lady 
Prudence, viz. " which realme christened is most worthy to be 
approached to honour ?" which is, of course, ended in favour of 
England. It is included in Gore's Catalogue, p. 95, but contains 
nothing properly heraldic. 

A copy that belonged to Joseph Ames, with his autograph, was in 
the collection of Rev. John Brand, at his sale in 1 807 it sold for 21 s. 


J. Bets.— 1550. 
Genealogy of York and Lancaster families. 

The title-page of the second impression of " the Union of the 
Houses of York and Lancaster," by Edward Hall, printed in 1550, 
exhibits a very curious genealogy of the two rival families; 


each individual is represented as rising from a rose, and the two 
branches unite in a double rose, from which rises a portrait of King- 
Henry VIII. This was designed by John Bets, and engraved on 

wood by Tyrrel, and was probably at first a separate })ublica- 

tion. The initial letters of Hall's Chronicle also exhibit bet arms, 
supporters, and badges of the several nionarchs. Armorial devices 
were originally used, as an ornament, by the illuminators of manu- 
scripts, and adopted by the printers. In the " Golden Legend," 
printed by Caxton, in 1483, the badge of William Fitz-Alan, Earl 
of Arundel, is introduced at the head of the proheme or preface, 
the book having been published at the conjmand of that nobleman. 

REIGN OF QUEEN MARY.-- 1553-1558. 


The Copie of a Letter sent into Scotlande, of 
the arrivall and landynge, and most noble 
Marryage of the nioste ilhistre Prynce Phy- 
lippe, Prynce of Spaine, to the most excellente 
Princes Marye Quene of Englande solem- 
nizated in the Citie of Winchester, &c. 

London, Imprinted by Jo. Waylande. 1554. Svo. in Black Letter. 

The 19th of July, the Prince of Spain arrived at Southampton, 
the 4th day after, he came to Winchester, in the evening. 

On St. James's day the marriage was solemnized between him 
and Queen Mary, at which time, the Emperor's Ambassador being 
present, pronounced, that in consideration of "the Maryage, the 
Emperor had given unto his sonne the Kingdom of Naples," &c. — 
Stowe's Annals. 

At the sale of Mr. Bindley's books this rare tract brought 8/. 8^, 

" Tractatus Matrimonialis inter Mariam Anglia; reginam et Phi- 
lippum. 1557."— Bibl. Cott. Vitellius, 116, in British Museum. 




The Ceremonial of the Marriage of Mary Queen 
of Scots with the Dauphin of France. 

Quarto. In Black Letter. 

Mary was married to Francis the Dauphin, Dec. 14, 1557. By 
the accidental death of King Henry II. Francis succeeding, she 
became Queen of France, and the royal pair were crowned at 
Rheinis, Sept. 8, 1559. 

This very rare Ceremonial was reprinted by William Bentham, 
Esq, for presentation to the Members of the Roxburgh Club in 
1818, to whom the impression was exclusively confined. 



The Passage of our most drad Soueraigne Ladje 
Queue Elyzabeth through the Citie of Lon- 
don, the daye before her Coronacion, to AVest- 
minster. Anno 1558. Imprinted at London, 
in Flete-Strete, within Temple-Barre, at the 
Signe of the Hand and Starre, by Richard 
Tottil, the 23d day of January. Cum privi- 
legio. 1558. 4to. 

This tract, contains an account of all the pageants, erected to adoru 
the procession, with the verses and orations. 

BIBLIOTHECA hebaldica.— q. eliz. 17 

Other copies of this publication have the device of Richard Graf- 
ton, but no name aflRxed. It was printed again in 1604, with a 
different title; viz. " The Royall Passage of her Majesty from 
the Tower of London to her Palace of Whitehall, with all the 
Speaches and Devises, both of the Pageants and otherwise, together 
with her Majestie's severall Answers, and most pleasing Speaches 
to them all. Imprinted at London by S. S. for Jone Millington, 
and are to be sold at her shop under St. Peter's Church, in Corn- 
hill. 1604." 4/0. 

A copy of the latter tract, published by John Busby, is in the 
library of the Marquess of Bath. 

" The Cerymonies of the Coronacion of the moost excellent 
Queene Elysabeth, the xv of January, anno 1558," a MS. in the 
Ashmolean Museum, N° 863. And in Holinshed's Chronicle, 
p. 1172 tissue ad 1180, are "Things relating to the Coronation of 
Queen Elizabeth." 


G. Leigh.— 1562. 

The Accedence of Armorie. 

Imprinted by Richard Totlel, at the signe of the Hande and Starre, 
in Fleet-street, within Temple-barre, London, the last day of 
December, anno Domini 1562. 4/o. Folios 132. 

The title is in a tablet at the bottom of an ornamental compart- 
ment, exhibiting an allegorical blazon of the four Cardinal Virtues. 

The colophon is on the last leaf. 

On the back of the title is an octave stanza, to caution against 
censuring the book. 

The preface is addressed to " The Honourable Assemblie of 
Gentlemen in the Innes of Court and Chancerie," in which are 
enumerated the authorities for the work; viz. " Nicholas LTpton, 
descried blasonne. 11. Nicholas Warde, wrote of the whole worke. 

III. Bartholus, of tricking, and differences of brethren and kinsfolk. 

IV. Vlpianus, wrote of the whole. V. Buddeus, of the beginning 
of the law of armes. VI. Alciatus, the booke called Parergon. 
VII. Frances of Foea, of vnperfect coulours. VIII. Honorius, of 
the order of battailes and combat. IX. John le Feroune, of the 
blazon of colours." 

After the preface, follows an address to the reader, by Richard 
Argoll, of the Inner Temple; then, the description of the riniet. 



The information in this work is conveyed by means of dialogue, 
or as the author expresses it, " in famihar talke betweene Gerarde 
the lldthauffht, and Leigh the Caligat KnifjlU." 

Many cuts of Arms, executed with much spirit, are dispersed 
through the book ; but these, in some instances, are misplaced. 
At the end is a table of two pages: a wood-cut of Msopus, holding 
in his right hand, a shield of four quarterings, being the armorial 
bearings of the author, and under his left arm, a book. A page is 
occupied by "The way to understand tricking;" and the whole 
concludes with a folded plate of a coat of arms, supported by Atlas 
and Hercules. 

The book was certainly popular, and frequently reprinted; viz. 
in 1568, 1576, 1591, 1597, and in 1612. 

Nisbet says, that the Accedence of Armorit is taken almost ©er- 
batim from a translation of an old French MS. by one William 
Gaxton (Caxton), an Englishman, and dedicated by him to King 
Richard III. ; he also states, that Feme borrowed much from it, 
and that it was by the use of these two books that he himself was 
enabled to read the ancient MS. in the Advocates' Library. — Vide 
Essay on Additional Figures, p. 63. The translation which Nisbet 
alludes to, is probably the Order of Chivalry. — Vide Art. II. 

Gerard Leigh, the author, was the son of Henry Leigh, of London, 
natural son of Randal Legh, the second son of Sir Edmund Legh, 
of Baguly, in Cheshire, Knt. He was born in London, completed 
his education at Oxford, and afterwards studied in the Temple. 
We learn from his preface, that he was about to undertake a 
journey to Venice; and he promises, at his return, to present the 
Gentlemen of the Inns of Court, with the Genealogie of nil the 
Kinges of England, since the Conquest hitherto, having seen a book, 
of the "Genealogy of the French Kings," but the journey was never 
undertaken, as he died in 1563, and was buried in the church of 
St. Dunstan's in the West, where at the east end is a mural monument 
to his memory, from whence the arms on page 6 ante, was drawn. 


L. HUMFREY. — 1563. 

The Nobles, or of Nobilitye ; the Original 
Nature, Dutjes, Ryght, and Christian In- 
stitucion thereof, in three bookes : fyrste 
eloquentl3^e writte" in Latine by Lawrence 


Humfrey, D. of Diuinitye and Presidenle of 
Magdaleine Collcdge in Oxforde, late En- 
glyshed, whereto, for the readers commoditye, 
and matters affinitj^e, is coupled the small 
Treatise of Philo, a Jewe, by the same au- 
thor, out of the Greeke, Latined, nowe also 

Imprinted hy Thomas Marshe, at the signe of the Princes Armes, 
near St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street. 15G3. V2mo. 

This volume is dedicated to " The Moste Christian Princess Eh- 
zabeth, Queene of Englande, and the Ryght Honourable and 
Worshipfull of the Inner Temple." Then follow some verses on 
the subject of the book. 

The Latin work, " Optimates, sive de Nobilitate, ejusque Anti- 
qua Origine," &c. was printed at Basle, in 1560. 

Lawrence Humfrey was born at Newport-Pagnell about the year 
1527, and took the degree of Master of Arts in 1553. In 1555 he 
had leave from his College to travel, and went to Zurich ; but, 
remaining abroad bryond the space of a year, for which time only 
he was permitted to be absent, he was expelled the Univei-sity. 
After the death of Queen Mary he returned to England, and was 
restored to his fellowship in Magdalen College. He was a general 
scholar and able linguist. He died in 1590. 

J. Hales.— 1563. 

A Declaration of the Succession of the Crown 
Imperial of England. By John Hales. 

Printed in 1563. 4^o. 

This declaration was written in favour of the pretensions of the 
House of Suflblk to the Crown, on the demise of Elizabeth, who 
was so displeased with it, as to commit the author to the Tower. 
It was replied to by Lesley, bishop of Ross : vide AiiT. XXII. 

John Hales was the younger son of Thomas Hales, of Halden, in 
Kent: he was an excellent scholar, and besides the above, was author 
of the "High Way to Nobility," Lond. 4to. He died in 1572. 
Some of his MSS. are in the Harleian Collection, British Museum; 


but a MS. entitled " A Discourse, proving that the Lady Katharine, 
daughter of the Lady Frances, &c. was to succeed in the Crown of 
England," in the Ashmoleun Museum, at Oxford, is supposed the 
original of his " Declaration.'* 



i\ negations against the surmised Title of the 
Queen of Scotes, and Favourers of the same. 

Printed in Scotland. 1565. 4/o. Mentioned by Ames, p. 580. 


G. Leigh.— 1568. 
The Accedence of Armorie. By Gerard Leigh. 

1568. 4:to. 2nd impression. Vide Art. XVII. 


M. Philipps. — 1571. 

A Treatise of the Honour of the right high and 
mighty Princesse Marie, now Queene of Scot- 
land ; with a Declaration of her Right, Title, 
and Interest to the Crowne of England. By 
Morgan Philippes. In two bookes. 

Printed at Leige. 1571. 8to. 

This tract was published under the name of Morgan Philippes, 
but was really written by John Lesley, the celebrated bishop of Ross, 
in Scotland, who afterwards acknowledged he had his arguments 
for Q.vieen Mary's Right of Succession, from Sir Anthony Browne, 
Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and from Serjeant John Car- 
ryll, of the Inner Temple. The work was suppressed, but appeared 
shortly after in Latin, with the following title:—" De Titulo et 
Jure Mariae Scolorum Reginae, quo Angliae successionem Jure sibi 
vindicat," Rhei?ns, 1580, 4to. And again in English, in 1584. 

In the British Museum, Bibl. Cott. Jul. F. 6, p. 409, is a MS. 
containing " A Motion about the Succession to the Crown made 
m Parliament, \i Eliz. 1571." 


J. BOSSEWELL. — 1572. 

Workes of Armorie, devyded into three bookes; 
entituled, the Concordes of Armorie, the Ar- 
morie of Honor, and of Cotes and Creastes, 
collected and gathered byJohnBossewell,gent. 
In ccdibus Richardl Totelli, anno Domini 1572, 
cum priuilegio ad imprimendum sobim. 

4tto, The first hook contains 17 leaves; the second, 136; and the 
third, 30 leaves or folios. 

This work is dedicated to Sir William Cecil, baron of Burghleigh, 
&c. in which the author says, " Ainonge the numbers of bookes in 
their several kyndes, not onely by their auclors diligently deuised, 
but surely by the printers of these dais, for the most part procured, 
and to theire exceeding great charges faythfullye and exactlye pub- 
lished, I finde so fewe, that I coulde almoste have saide none, to have 
written in our native tongue, of the science and skill of Armory." 

Then follows, " Cilenus's Censure of the Aucthor in his High 
Court of ?^trcl)aultr5/' to which the name of Nicholas Roscarrocke 
is subscribed ; after which, " The Names of the Aucthors, as well 
Latines as others, out of the which these workes are chiefelye col- 
lected and amplified." 

Opposite folio 1, on a blank page, is the Arms of the author, 
from whence the cut, at page 6 ante, is copied. 

Folio lOG, lib. ii. contains Lord Burleigh's arms and quarterings, 
with the description on the reverse, a compliment to his patron. — 
The S""* and 3"* books, indeed, are full of wood-cuts well executed. 

Though written for the purpose of improving upon the plan of 
Gerard Leigh, in his Accedence of Armorie, Heraldry is in this work 
strangely connected with the Ancient Mythology, and the Virtues 
personified, a pedantry which, Mr. Dallaway justly observes, in- 
fected the literature of the time, and originated in a servile imitation 
of the Italians, who were considered as our masters in all literary 

The book is rare, there having been only two editions printed j 
viz. this, and by H. Ballard in 1597. 

Of the life of the author no account can be obtained. 




A very proper Treatise, wherein is briefly sett 
fbrthe the Arte of Limiiiing, wliich teachelh 
the order in drawing and tracing of letters, 
vinets, flowers, arnies and imagery, and the 
maner how to make sundry sises or grounds 
to laye siluer or gold vppon, and how siluer 
or golde shal be layed or limmed, vppon 
the sise, and the waye to temper golde and 
siluer and other mettales, and diuerse kyndes 
of colours to write or to limme withall vpon 
velym, parchement or paper, and how to 
lay them vpon the worke, which thou intend- 
est to make, and howe to vernish yt when 
thou hast done, with diuerse other thinges 
very mete and necessary to be knowne to all 
suche gentlemenne, and olher persones as 
doe delile in limming, painting or in tricking 
of amies in their right colors, and therefore 
a worke very mete to be adioned to the 
bookes of armes, never put in printe before 
this time. 

Imprinted at London, in Flete-strele xuithin Temple burre, at the signe 
of the Hande and Starre, by Richard Tottill, an. 1573. 

4to. 12 leaves. 

Of this book, which is very rare, there were impressions in 1583, 
1588, and ia 1593. 

From the title we may infer, that to trick arms was not consi- 
dered too trifling an acquirement for a gentleman, in the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth. 



R. Lyne.— 1574. 

Rcgnnm Brilanniae tandem plen^ in Heptar- 
cliiam redactum a Saxonibus, expulsis Bri- 
tannis, &c. A° 686". 

Linea Valesiorura, et Linea Angliae, &c. Ri- 
chardus Lyne fecit, et Remegius Hogen- 
bergius servus D. Matt, archiep. Cantab, 
sculpsit. 1574. 

A Genealogical Chart executed in wood very plain and well : it 
comprises a threefold scheme : P', of the British kings, their names 
and the years when they began to reign ; 2°^ of the Norman 
dukes to William the Conqueror; 3'''', of the Norman kings from 
William the Conqueror, with the year and day of the month of 
their respective reigns to Queen Elizabeth, then reigning. 

It was afterwards prefixed to a book entitled, " De Furoribus 
Norfolciensium, Ketto Duce, Alexandri Nevylli. Londini : ex- 
officina Henrici Binnemani, Typographi. Anno salutis humans 
1575." 4/0. 

A Nevyle, the author of the book, was secretary to Archbishop 
Parker. R. Lyne and Rem. Hogenberg, were also both attached 
to the household of that learned and munificent prelate. 


W. Blandie.— 1576. 

The Five Bookes of the famous, learned, and elo- 
quent man Hieronimus Osorius, conta3-ninge 
a discourse of Civill and Christian Nobilitie. 
A worke no less pleasaunt than profitable 
for all, but especially the noble gentlemen 
of England, to view their lines, their estates 
and conditions in. Translated out of Latine 


into Englishe by William Blandie, late of 
the Vnivcrsiiie of Oxeford, and now fellow 
of the Middle Temple in London. 

Imprinted by Thomas Marshe. Cum privilegio. 1576. 
4<o. 110 leaves. 

This work is dedicated " to Lord Robert Dudley, Erie of Leyces- 
ter. Baron Denbigh, Maister of the Horse to the Queens Maiestie, 
Knighte of the Noble Order of the Garter, Highe Chancelour of 
the Vniversytie of Oxforde." 

" At Newberie 6 Aprill, 1576. W. Blandie." 

Next are commendatory verses by Henr. Ferrarius, Badisleius, 
Leonardius Louelaceus, Joann. Butterwike, Richard us War nefordus, 
Joannes Wakemanus, Thomas Newtonus, and William Foster. 

Then the epistle of Hier. Osorius to Prince Lewis, son of Ema- 
nuell King of Portugal. 

Osorio, the author of the original work, " De Nobilitate Civili, 
liber duo, Olr/ssiponi,\5'^2," 4io. is called the Cicero of Portugal. 
Of the translator little is known; his name will be found in Wood's 
AthencE, vol. i. p. 147. 

Walpole, in the life of Francis Hastings, second earl of Hunt- 
ingdon, among the Noble Authors, states, that " at the request of 
^Cardinal Pole, his uncle-in-law, that nobleman translated Osorius 
De Nobilitate, and De Gloria. 


G. Leigh. — 1576. 

The Accedence of Armorie. By Gerard Leigh. 

1576. 4:10. Zrd impression. Vide Art. XVH. 

R. Davies.-— 1577. 

A Funerall Sermon preached the 26th day of 
November in the yeare of our Lord 1576. 
in the parishe church of Caermarlhyn, by 


ihe Reverend Father in God, Richard, by the 
permission of God, Bishoppc of Saint Davys, 
at the buriall of the Right Honourable AValter 
Earle of Essex and Ewe, Earl Marshall of 
Irelande, Viscount Hereford and Bourgcher, 
Lord Ferrers of Charlley, Bourgcher and 
Louein, of the most noble Order of the Gar- 
ter, Knight. 

Imprinted at London by Henri/ Denham, dwelling; in Paternoster Row, 
at the signe of the Stnrre. Anno Dorni 1577. ito. 

At the back of the title is the Earl's arms, fifty-nine quarterings 
within the Garter. The dedication to Robert, Earl of Essex and 
Ewe, &c. &c. is signed " E. W." Then follow, what is most to 
our purpose, copies of verses on the Earl's Pedigree, in Latin, He- 
brew, Welch, and French, with curious genealogical tables, having 
shields of arms in the marsfin. Amono;sl the wood-cuts with which 
the pedigree is adorned, are the arms of Ferrers Earl of Derby, 
with twenty quarterings, and the arms of Bourchier Earl of Essex, 
with twenty-two quarterings. 

The volume concludes with the Funeral Sermon, by Richard 
Davies, bishop of St. Davids. 

The Earl of Essex died at Dublin, Sep. 22, 1576, (Bt. 35. not 
without suspicion of poison. The Earl of Leicester shortly after- 
wards married his widow. 

A copy of this rare tract, N° 440, Bibl. Brand, sold for 2/. 8s. 


T. Daws.— 1578. 

The Proceeding of the Sovereign and KniglUs 
Companions at the Feast of St. George, de- 
signed by Marcus Gerard, and set forth in 
the twentieth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, bj^ 
Thomas Daws, sometime Rouge-Croix Pur- 
suivant of Arms. 1578. 


This is a s<t of tngravinj^s, forminij:, when joined, a Roll, in 
lciif,4h 16 feet 3 inches, and about 1 foot wide. 

The hej-inningof this Roll has the Royal arms, with Latin verses. 
Tlic Procession is represented as moving along a platform, quite 
open to the eye; but in the distance, it consists of 32 arches, with 
their ])ropcr architectural embellishments: in each arch are two 
portraits, except in five, where a single person walks. The pro- 
cession moves from left to right : the Verger precedes, then the 
Poor Knights, after them the Officers of Arms, the Knights of 
the Order next, then the Officers of the Order, two Esquires, a 
Nobleman with tlie sword, and lastly the Sovereign. The portraits 
are all between four and five inches in heighth, exceedingly well 
done, and the procession consists of fifty-nine : the Queen and 
Knights in the full habit of the Order; the Officers of the Order 
in proper robes ; the Heralds, &c. in black gowns, with their coats 
of arms over them ; and the Poor Knights in their proper habits. 
Over each Knight of the Garter are his arms; and in a compart- 
ment below, his name, titles, &c. Between the two last arches 
is a view of Windsor Castle ; between all the others, a prospect of 
the country, &c. 

At the end is a Latin dedication to the Queen, with the signa- 
ture " Th. Daws. ' 1578." 

This set of engravings is extremely scarce, but was in the col- 
lection of the late Sir John Fenn, of East Dereham, in Norfolk. 
The Roll has been coj^ied for Ashmole's " History of the Order 
of the Garter," Hollar fecit, 1666. Vertue also made a copy of 
it in water-colours: at his sale, it was purchased by Horace, earl 
of Orford. 

Thomas Daws died about 1580, without having attained a higher 
rank in the College of Arms than that of a Pursuivant. 


R. Robinson. — 1583. 

The Auncient Order, Societie, and Unitie Lau- 
dable, of Prince Arthure, and his Knightly 
Armory of the Round Table: with a Threefold 
Assertion frendly in favour and furtherance 


of English Archery at this chiy. Translated 
and Collected by R. R. 

PsAL. cxxxiii. vers. 1 & vers. 4, 

O how happy a tiling it is, and joyfull for lo see, 

Brethren together fast to hold the Band of Amitie: 
E\e so the Lord hestowelh on tile his blessings manifold. 

Whose harts and minds without all guile, this knot do keepe and hold. 

London : imprinted bj/ John Wolfe, dwelling in Distaffe-lane, neere 
the signe of the Castle. 1583. 4to. Not paged. 

The title is vvilhin a border, with the arms of the Queer) at the 
top, and a device (a phcenix) in a sliield at the l)ottoni. 

The work is dedicated to " M. Thomas Smith, Esquier, cheife 
customer to her Majesiie in the Port of London." In which, the 
origin and progress of Archery is traced from the Patriarchs to the 
lime of " our sacred Salomon, Queen Eli^abeth," and signed Ri- 
chard Robinson. 

Then follow, " A Praise of the Bowe, and Commendation of the 
booke," by Thomas Churchyard, Gent. The treatise on Blazonry 
comes next, which part was translated from^the French, begin- 
ning thus; " Willing I am to set down (for the beginning of this 
treatice) a briefe declaration and advertisement unto the Readers, 
for their more easy understanding of the state and condition of 
Armory ; and to knowe howe one ought to Blason the sayde ar- 
mories, escuchons, and enseignes, and such other things of sem- 
blable state and manner. But first of all, we will speake and treate 
of him or them, who first founde out and invented the devyse of 
armes, and for what cause the same was done," &c. which inven- 
tion is attributed to Alexander the Great and to Julius Caesar. 

At the end of this preliminary treatise, he gives " The Armorie 
of Prince Arthure and the Knights of the Round Table :" and 
in the first page, are the arms of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Arthur's 
arms, for the Society of Archers, in London, and those of M. Thomas 
Smith, engraved on wood ; followed by " the scutcheons, devises, 
and armories of the noble and valiant Knights of the Rounde Table," 
in metrical blazon ; one on each succeeding page, with a blank 
shield numbered : thus — 






GalloPTenaut de windesor. ^^ 



3^n ^ftceltie all Ked Two Gemmels Gold 

antJ Sable tW i^ntcjftt bare 
Covagiii!^ r(u aiiti fouquernii£> 
Jc lua^ rcputcU rare* 

i^ot sifirml^mg to sSftcU) foitft ftij^ forre 
auti pmsjijancr all iDa]|> prrssJt 

2ltibfntcru<^li> anti bali>antl|>, 
for fame to tio W besst 





The Roman capitals, on eacli side of the shield, are supposed to 
be the initials of the Archers, placed against the assumed title of a 
Knight of the round table. The whole number of Knights are 
fifty-eight. " Here ende the Knights names, and their eomn>en- 

" Retaine the good, refraine the ill. 
Repute not amisse of my goodwill, 

" Richard R." 

The work concludes with " A Breefe Repetition of the Table 
Rounde, pp. '2, — The Fir^^t Assertion, Sacred Historical, pp. 9, — 
The Second Assertion, Prophane Historical, pp. 8, — The Third As- 
sertion, Englishe Historical, pp. 10," in verse. 

This curious volume is most difficult to be met with. Neither 
Anstis nor Hearne were able to obtain a copy, and it was esteemed 
"most rare" by Brand. See the British Bibliographer, vol. i. p. 125, 
and Donee's Illustrations of Shakspeare, vol. i. p. 464. 

A remarkably fine copy is in the library of Francis Freeling, Esq. 
which had formed a part of the Toiunley Collection. 

On referring to the " British Bibliographer," we find, that for 
this volume (which would now bring 20 guineas) the author re- 
ceived from each of Sir Thomas Smith's knights l*. 6d. and from 
each Squire Sd. This acknowledgment is derived from a MS. list 
of Works, written by R. Robinson, now in the British Museum, 
from which the following is also extracted : — 

" In the yeare 1583 I translated oute of Frenche into English a 
proper little booke of the Blazon of the Coloures in Armoryes and 
Ensignes Military, wich I intituled ' A rare, true, and proper Bla- 
zon of Coloures in Armoryes and Ensignes Military : with theyre 
peculiar seavenfold significations, planets, signes, proprietyes, ver- 
tues, and fortunityes quotidian. Translated (oute of a little frenche 
booke printed at Parys, in Anno Xti. 1546) by mee R. R.' first in 
the yeare 1583, and then first given to Prince Artliuer and his 
Knights of the Rounde Table, for encouragement of English 
Archery } but in the yeare of our Lord 1599 I added a praeface in 
the beginning, and a peroration in conclusion in the ending, and 
gave yl to the Captaynes for their encouragement agenst all inward 
and owtward ennemyes, whereof I keepe the originall written copy, 
in perpetuain mei memoriam, vntill God enableth mee to publish yt 
in prime." 

A French work, entitled " La Devise des Armes des Chevaliers 
de la Table Ronde, lesquels estoyTt du tres renomme et vertueux 
Artus, Roy de la Grand Bretaigne, avec la Description de leurs 


Armoiries, A Lynn, par Iknoist Ri^(Jiifl, 1590," l2mo. contains the 
names and blazon of 168 knights. 

Mr. IJranfl was in possession of a MS. in folio, of " The History 
of Prince Arthnr antJ his Kni«^hts of tlie Hound Table, containyng 
the Names of all the Knights, with their Generations, Feats, and 
Arms, compiled by .John Grimestone." — Vide Catalogue, N° 122. 

The principal authority for the History of Prince Arthur, is Jef- 
fery of Monmouth, as little worthy to be cited, as Amadisde Gaul, 
for historical facts; and the Armory of his Knights, which is wholly 
fictitious, was invented as a means of instruction in the art of Bla- 


A very proper Treatise, wherein is set forth the 
Art of Limming, for painting and tricking 
of Armes. 1583. 4to. Vide art. xxiv. 


J. Lesley. — 1584. 

A Treatise touching the Right, Title, and Inte- 
rest of the most excellent Princesse Marie, 
Queene of Scots, &c. 1384. 4to. 

Vide Art. XXII. of which it is most probably a republication. 
This edition is mentioned by Ritson. as containing " A Poesie to 
the Nobililie and People of England and Scotland," signed " V. T. 

A copy of this scarce impression, with the Genealogical Table, 
at the Townley sale sold for 6/. 8*. 6(1. 

The " Defence of the Title of Queen Elizabeth to the English 
Crown," against the answer by John Lesley, bishop of, to 
the claim of the house of Suffolk, was considered by Sir W. Dugdale 
as one of Glover's best performances. — Dallaway's Inquiry, p. 24'3. 

S. Daniell. — 1585. 

The Worthy Tract of Paulus Jovius, contayning 
a Discourse of rare inucntions, both militarie 


and amorous, called Impresse. Whereunto 
is added a Preface, contayning the Arte of 
composing them, with many other notable 
Denises. By Samuell Daniell, late Student 
in Oxenforde. 

At London: printed by Simon Water son, 1585. 8ro. Not paged. 

This translation is dedicated to the " Right Worshipful Sir Ed- 
ward Dinimock, Champion to hir Maiestie." 

At the sale of the White Knights collection, this little tract sold 
for half-a-guinea. 

Samuel Daniel was born near Taunton, in Somersetshire, in 1562. 
He cultivated poetry under the patronage of the Earl of Pembroke's 
family : the above translation was the first of his productions. He 
was Groom of the Privy Chamber to Queen Anne, and died in 

Paullo Giovio, the Italian historian, and original author of the 
work, was born in 1483, and may be noticed as the fust collector 
of portraits. " Musa-'i Joviani Imagines," with portraits in wood, 
was published at Basil, 1577. Amongst his writings, which are 
all in Latin, is " The Lives of the Twelve Visconti, Lords and 
Dukes of Milan." He died at Florence, in 1553. 


.T. Ferne.— 1586. 

The Blazon of Gentrie : deuided into two parts. 
The first named, the Glorie of Generositie ; 
the second, Lacye's Nobilitie. Compre- 
hending discourses of Armes and of Gentry ; 
Wherein is treated of the beginning, parts, 
and degrees of Gentlenesse, with her lawes : 
Of the Bearing and Blazon of Cote-Armors, 
Of the Lawes of Armes and of Combats. 
Compiled by John Ferne, Gentleman, for 
the instruction of all (Gentlemen bearers of 


Amies, whome and non(; other this worke 

At London : printed by John Wlndet, for Andreiv Maunsell. 158G. 
4to. Some copies were pjrinted for Toby Cooke, the same year. 
The P' Part contains S4:l pages ; the 2"^, ISO pages. 

The work is decJicated " To the right honourable Baron, and 
thrise noble Gentlennan, of an especiall hope and towardnesse in 
all heroical vertues, and generouse actions, Ednivnd Lorde Shef- 
filde:" pp. ^. Then follows, "To the honorable Assemblyes of 
the Innes of Court, especially, the Society of the Inner Temple, 
and therein particulerly, to the VVorshipfull, sage, and learned 
company, the Readers, and other the Benchers of that society, 
his reverend Maysters ; and in generall, to all Nobles and Gentle- 
men, bearers of Armes, that shall peruse this worke, John Ferne^ 
Gentleman, and fellow of the same Temple, wisheth increase of 
learning and knowledge, with dayly accesse to all perfection of 
true generositie and happinesse:" pp. 7. 

This address is followed by commendatory verses, in Latin, Eng- 
lish, Italian, and in French : pp. 6. 

The body of the work is a continued dialogue, alternately sup- 
ported by the following 

" Interlocutors. 

" Paradinus The Heerald. 

Torquatus A Knight. 

Theologus A Deuine. 

Bartholus A Lawier. 

Berosus An Antiquar3^ 

Collumell A Plowman." 

" There is somewhat of a dramatic spirit in the dialogue; the 
characters are supported by sentiments appropriate to each, parti- 
cularly the Clown, who speaks freely both the language and opi- 
nions of the yeomanry at that time, nor are the strong prejudices 
of the Knight and Herald described with less force. They discuss 
the original principles of Nobility, and the due gradations of the 
other ranks of society, adjust military distinctions, describe orders 
of knighthood, and adduce proofs of certain symbols and devices ; 
concluding with high commendation of Heraldic Investigation. 
The studies of the Author were directed to the examination of the 


Laws of Chivalry, and he has tranj.fused into his work the spirit of 
the voluminous codes, which he delighted to consult. It may be 
considered, therefore, as the most complete epitome of them extant. 
But we must allow, that he writes more for the amusement of the 
learned than for the instruction of novices, and that he deals much 
more in criticism than rudiments. When modern readers are dis- 
gusted at his apparent pedantry and circumlocution, it might be 
candid to make a general comparison with the productions in every 
branch of science which enlightened that age, and I feel it no more 
than the just praise of our author, to declare him superior in ar- 
rangement, in style, and erudition. As being well versed in, and 
practising the law, he possessed a closeness and discrimination in 
discussing his subject, which affords satisfaction, and makes some 
amends for prolixity. References to ancient authors, and large 
quotations from them, are frequently inserted.'^ — Dallaway's 
Inquiries, p. 211. 

Lacye's Nobilitie is a genealogical detail of the Earls of Lincoln, 
and was written to disprove the claim of aftinity to that noble race 
which had been made by Albertus a Lasco, Count-Palatine of Sy- 
radia, in Poland, and which is very successfully refuted. Many 
wood-cuts of the arms, quarterings, and impalements of the Earls 
of Lincoln, are introduced in this latter treatise. 

Sir John Feme was the son of William Fcrne, Esq. of Temple- 
Belwood, in Lincolnshire, by his wife Anne, daughter and heir of 
John Sheffield, Esq. of Beltofi. Though educated at Oxford, he 
never became a graduate of the university, but appears to have 
been the greater part of his life a member of the Inner Temple. 
Early in the reign of King James I. he received the honour of knight- 
hood, and was appointed Secretary, and Keeper of the Signet, 
to the Council for the Northern Parts, then established at York. 
He died about 1610, leaving several sons, of whom the youngest, 
Henry, became bishop of Chester in IGGl. 



The Scottish Queen's Buriall at Peterborough, 
upon Tuesday, being Lanimas-day, 1587. 

Mary, queen of Scots, was beheaded in the hall of Fotheringay- 
castle, Feb. 8, 1587; and, six months after her execution, the 



body was interred with funeral pomp in the choir of Peterborough 
cathedral. This scarce tract contains a description of the ceremo- 
nial, and of the personages who attended it, among whom are to 
be found many of tlie nobility. The Countess of Bedford was the 
chief monrncr, and the funeral sermon was preiiched by Dr. Wil- 
liam Wickham, bishop of Lincoln. On the accession of James I. 
the castle of Folheringay was demolished by his orders, and the 
corpse of Queen Mary was removed from Peterborough to Henry 
the Seventh's chapel, at Westminster, and interred under a sump- 
tuous monument there, in 1612. The ceremony was then private. 

A copy of the tract above noticed, was in the Roxburgh collection. 
In the Bodleian library, a MS. N° 7363, is entitled, "Solemnity of 
the Scottish Queen's Funerall, 1587." 


T. Lant.— 1587. 

The Procession at the Obsequies of Sir PhiUp 
Sydney, Knight, drawn and invented by 
1'homas Lant, Gentleman, servant to the 
said honourable Knight, and engraven on 
copper by Derick Theodore de Brijon, in 
the city of London. 1587- 

This procession is upon 34 engraved copper-plates, forming a 
long Roll, with a description in Latin and English. 

Sir Philip Sidney died, Oct. 17, 1586, at. 32, in Flanders. His 
body being brought to England, was interred with great pomp in 
St. Paul's cathedral ; no memorial, however, was erected to him, ex- 
cepting a tablet, with some very indifferent lines. This magnificent 
funeral was marshalled by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux. Prefixed 
to the set of engravings is a small oval portrait of Thomas Lant, 
CEt. 32, which has been republished. Mr. Dallaway, in his Inqui- 
ries, p. 259, has given the " fliue harauds and theyr names, car- 
rying the hatesmente and dignityes of his knighthoode,'' copied 
from this Roll. The work itself is very scarce, but copies are in 
the library of the Heralds' College, and in the Ashmolean Mu- 
seum, Oxford. A set that had belonged to Richard Gough, Esq. 
was sold, in 1810, for 39/. 18s. 


Thomas Lant was a learned man, and having an inclination to 
heraldic pursuits, he petitioned Queen Elizabeth to prefer him to 
the office of a herald, alledginji- that he left all other hopes of pre- 
ferment to serve her most excellent Majesty ; he was shortly after 
appointed Portcullis, and finally became Windsor Herald, in which 
office he died, in the year 1600. He was the author of — 

" A Catalogue of all the Officers of Arms, shewing how they 
have risen by degrees, &c. which order hath been observed long 
before the time of King Edward IV. unto this year 1595, collected 
by Thomas Lant, Portcullis."— Lansrf. MSS. N° 80, in Brit. Mus. 

There is in the College of Arms another catalogue, called Lant's 
Roll, which is continued (by some subsequent herald) to the ac- 
cession of Charles the First. There is also by him the following: — 

" The Armory of Nobility, &c. &c. first gathered and collected 
by Robert Cooke, alias Clarencieux, and afterwards corrected and 
amended by Robert Glover, alias Somerset, and lastly co|)yed and 
augmented by Thomas Lant, alias Portcullis, 1589." A copy of 
this is N° 4959, Sloane MSS. in the British Museum. 

A. Fraunce.— 1588. 

Insignium, Armoriuii, Eiiiblemalum, Hierogly- 
phicoruni, et Sj^iibolorum, quae in Italis 
Impresse iiominantur, explicatio ; quae sjm- 
bolicae philosophiae postrema pars est, Abra- 
hami Fransi. 

Execudebat Tlio. Orwin, impensis T/iomcB Giibbin et TItoniit Newynan. 

1588. 4/0. 

This work, which is rare, is dedicated to Sir Robert Sidney. 

The author, Abraham Fraunce, had been educated at St. John's 
college, Cambridge, at the expense of Sir Philip Sidney : he after- 
wards went to Gray's Inn, from whence he was called to the bar of 
the Court of the Marches, in Wales. 



A very proper Treatise, whenun is briefly set 
foorth the Art of Limming, &c. &c. with 
divers other lliingcs verie mcete and neces- 
sary to be knowne to all such gentlemen and 
other persons as doe delight in Limming, 
Painting, or in Tricking of Amies in their 
Colours, and therefore a woorke very mecte 
to be adjoined to the bookes of Armes. 

^ Imprinted at London by Thorn. Purfoote, the assigne of R. Tottill. 
1588. 4/0. Pages 34. 

Vide Art. XXIV. of which this is a reprint. 


T. Talbot.— l.'xS9. 

A Genealogy of the Houses of York and Lan- 
caster, with the Arms of the Knights of the 
Garter, to the year 1589. 

Drawn hi/ Thomas Talbot, and engraved by Jodocus Hondius. 

J. Ilondiiis engraved several of Speed's maps. The author, 
Thomas Talbot, was the son of John Talbot, of Salebiiry, in Lan- 
cashire, Esq. who died on the 30th of August, 1551. He was 
clerk of the Records in the Tower of London, and by the help of 
a good memory, he became an excellent genealogist, and possessed 
singular skill in the antiquities of his country. Camden, in his 
Britannia, acknowledges his help in the succession of the earls of 
each county. — Vide " Athenae," vol. i. p. 88. 

In the British Museum, is " A Miscellaneous Collection, ex- 
tracted from Chronicles, Rolls of Noble Families, and their Pedi- 
grees, &c. by Tho. Talbot."— B/i/. Cott. Vesp. D. 17. 




The Entry of King James, the sixth of that 
name, and Queen Anne his wife, into the 
Towns of Lyeth and Edenborough, 1st of 
May, 1590. 

4to. Printed in Black Letter. 

A copy of this tract, at the sale of the library of Isaac Reed, Esq. 
in 1807, sold for 5 guineas. 

W. Segar.— 1500. 

The Booke of Honor and Armes, wherein is 
discovered the causes of Quarrel, and the 
nature of Injuries, with their Repulses. 
Also the means of satisfaction and pacifica- 
tion, with divers other things necessarie to be 
knowne of all Gentlemen, and others profess- 
ing Armes and Honor. — Fortes et magnanuni 
sunt habejidi, non qui facumt, sed qui propul- 
sant iniuriam. 

At London : printed by Richard J hones, dwelling at the signe of the 
Rose and Crowne, neere Holburne Conduit. 1590. 4/o. — From 
the coinmertcement of the 1st book to the end of the 'ilh, \()'i pages ; 
the 5lh book, pp. 75. 

There are two titles ; upon one is a wood-cut of the Royal arms, 
surrounded by the collar of the Order of the Garter, and on the 
back of the other, are the arms of Sir Christopher Hatton, K. G. 
with twelve quartering?, within the Garter. 

An address to Sir C. Hatton, then lord-chancellor, is signed by 
R. Jhones, the printer: pp. 2. 

" To the Reader :" pp. 3.—" The Contents :" pp. 3. 


The work is divided into five books; viz. " 1. What Combat is, 
and the original thereof. — 2. Of Injurie and Burthen. — 3. What 
sort of men ought not to bee admitted in triall of Armes. — 4. Of 
Nobilitie, accompanied with great dlgnitie. — 5. Of what quahtie a 
Gentleman professing Armes ought to be." 

In the 4th book is, " The Manner of Combats in England, as I 
found them recorded in the French tongue, and written in an aun- 
cient booke, shewed me by Master Garter, her Majestie's chiefe 
Herehaull," containing the various forms usual upon those solem- 
nities, and the necessary preparations that took place previous 
thereto; also "An Account of certaine Combats graunted by the 
Kings of England," and " Certaine Combats for Triumph, Honor, 
and Love of Ladies, brought before the Kings of England." 

The 5th book relates to the Orders and Degrees of Knighthood, 
English and Foreign, with the origin of their creation, and wood- 
cuts of the collars and other insignia respectively appertaining to 
each . 

Shakspeare, in his boundless display of characters, has not failed 
to mark the pedantic manners of the courtiers of his time : in the 
play of As you like it, an allusion was possibly intended to this 
very book; see Touchstone's reply to Jaques, " O sir, we quarrel 
in print, by the book," &c. — Act v. scene 4. 

It is not easy to decide who was the author of this entertaining 
and curious volume. Sir Egerton Brydges, who has noticed il in 
the Censuru Literaria, has attributed it to Jhones, the printer, from 
his apparent claim in the dedication ; but the nature of the subject, 
so appropriate to a herald, the assertion of originality by Segar, in 
the dedication of his book to the Queen, and the opinion of Anstis, 
(vide Register of tite Garter, vol. ii. p. 399,) are sufficient to induce 
a belief, that the real author was W. Segar, Somerset-herald, and 
that, after he became Norroy King of Arms, he reprinted it with 
considerable additions, under the title of " Honor, Military and 
Civil," 1602, in folio. 

The Booke of Honor and Armes, is rarely to be met with, but 
occurs, with many of its compeers, in the extensive and valuable 
collection of books of this classic aera, in the library of Francis 
Freeling, Esq. whose liberality in affording access to it, the editor 
of these pages gratefully acknowledges. The comments, observa- 
tions, and remarks, upon the contents of those very curious volumes, 
at the same time so freely communicated, have placed him under 
great obligations. 



C. Paradin.~1591. 

The Ileroical Devises of M. Claudius Paradin, 
Canon of Beavieu. Whereunto are added 
the Lord Gabriel Synieons' and others. — 
Translated out of Latin into English by P. S. 

London : imprinted bj/ Williain Kearney, dwelling in Adling Street. 
1591. 2imo. 

This little volume is dedicated to Captain Christopher Carlile. 

The original of the work was French, and is entitled, " Devises 
Historiques, par M. Claude Paradin, Chanoine de Beaujeu. A Lion : 
par Jan. de Tournes. 1557." 4to. Pages 261. 

Almost every page of the French edition of this book, is adorned 
with a device, cut in wood, in a remarkably spirited and delicate 
manner. In page 6 is a portcullis crowned, with the motto, SecU' 
ritas altera : and underneath, " Le Roy Henri d'Angleterre, hui- 
tieme de ce nom, avoit pour devise la Grille ou Porte Coulisse, que 
I'on pend coutumieremet derriere les poriaus des villes et forteresses." 

The Latin edition has also wood-cuts of the devices, more nume- 
rous, but by no means so well executed as those in the French 
work : it is entitled, " Heroica M. Claudii Paradini, Belliiocensis 
Canonici, et D. Gabrielis Symeonis, Syrnbola ; jam recens ex idiomati 
Gallico in Lat. ad D. Carolum, Baronem Berlemonlami, &c. &c. 
D. Phippum Mommorensium, D. de Hachicourt, &c. a Johan. 
Gubernalore, Patria Gediniense conversa. Antwerpia : ex-officini 
Christophori Plantini. 15G2." l2;rto. Folios 182. 

The devices of the Lord Gabriel Synieons were also attached to 
the following: — " Dialogue des Devises d'Armes et d'Amours dv 
S. Paulo Jovio: Avec un Discours de M. Loys Dominique sur le 
meme sujet. Traduit d'ltalien par le S. Vasquin Philieul. Au- 
quel auons adiouste les Denises Heroiques et Morale du Seigneur 
Gabriel Symeon. A Lyon: par Gvillavme Roville. 1561." 4/o. 
Pages 255 ; Tables; pp. 8. On the back of the title is an oval por- 
trait, in wood, of D. L. J. J. Paulus Jovius, Comensis Episcopus 
Nucerinus, A. D. N. S. 

The latter is the original of the work translated by Daniell : 
vide Art. XXXIIL p. 30. 



Tlie Courtier's Academic, comprehending seven 
several dayes Discourses ; wherein be dis- 
cussed seven noble and important arguments, 
worthy of all gentlemen to be perused : 1, of 
Beaulie; 2, of Humane Love; 3, of Honour; 
4, of Combate and single fight ; 5, of Nobi- 
litie; 6, of Riches; 7, of Precedence of Let- 
ters or Amies. Originally written in Italian 
by Count Haniball Romei, a Gentleman of 
Farrara, and Translated into Enghsh by J. K. 

Printed by Valentine Siinmes No date. 4to. 

This translation is dedicated to Sir Charles Blunt. 


G. Leigh.— 1591. 

The Accedence of Armorie. 

Imprinted at London, in Flete-strete, within Temple-harre, at the 
signe of the Hand and Starre, by Richard Tottel, 1591. ito. 
—See Art. XVII. 

AV. Wyrley.— 1592. 

The Trve vse of Armorie, shewed by Historie, 
and plainly proued by example, the necessi- 
tie thereof also discouered ; with the maner 
of differings in ancient time, the lawfulness 
of honorable funerals, and moniments ; with 


Other matters of Antiquitie, incident to the ad- 
uancing of Banners, Ensignes, and marks of no- 
blenesse, and cheualrie. By William Wyrley. 

Imprinted at London, by J. Jackson, for Gabriel Cawood. 159-2. 
4to. Pages 16*2. 

This work is inscribed " To the right honourable the Lords and 
others the professors of Martiall Duscipline." 

The part of the volume which alone applies to the title, ends at 
p. 28; the rest is occupied by two poem*, the first " The Gloriovs 
Life and Honorable Death of Sir John Chandos, Lord of Saint 
Saluiour," &c. ending at |)age 108, then "The Flonorable Life and 
Langvishing Death of Sir John de Gralhy, (,'apitall of Biiz," which 
occupies the remaining part of the book. 

" When this very judicious little tract was fust published, a con- 
siderable addition was made to the stock of heraldic literature. 
Leaving the more fanciful and abstruse points, which relate to the 
analogy between arms and the (jualification of their bearers, our 
author confines himself to a very accurate history of the more an- 
cient differences, and of the variety and modes in which they were 
applied. He treats rather of the primary and simple diilerences, 
which are of early introduction, than of those which were afterwards 
in use, when the labels, bordures, &c. were surcharged so as to 
become indistinct." — Dallavvay's Inquiries, p. 220. 

In page 17 of the book, is recited a grant of Arms to one of the 
family of Wyrley, temp. Edvv. HI. " Sable, ou dous leons passantz 
d'argent, coronez et unglez de Or, une fleur dcliz de azure, deuz 
pies;" but the author bore. Argent, a chevron between three bugle- 
horns Sable, slrn)ged Or. — SVe page G ante. 

This is a very scarce book, and in the Bibl. Angl. Poetica is 
marked at 7 guineas. Anthony-a-Wood possessed the original MS. 
much injured by damp : vide " Athena?," vol. i. p. 363. 

A great part of the work was reprinted in Dugdale's Ancient 
Usage of bearing Arms, 1681, where it is asserted, (on the autho- 
rity of IJurton, the Leicestershire antiquary) that the real author of 
this book was Sampson Erdeswicke, the Staflbrdsliire historian. 

William Wyrley was born in Stallbrdshire, and was early encou- 
raged by the above-mentioned author of a Survey of that County, to 
efhploy his time in antiquarian researches; and it might be with hi.s 
assistance, the Trve vse of Armor ie was produced. In May, 1604, 
our author I'ecame Rouge-Croix Pursuivant of Arms, in which ot- 


42 jjiuliotheca jieraldica. — q. eliz. 

fice he madi: numerous collections: many of thenn are now in the 
Colle;;e of Arms. Wyrlcy died in February, 1G18, and was buried 
in llic church of St. Bene't, Paul's Wharf. 

G. Peele.— 1593. 

The Honour of the Garter displaied in a poem 
gratidatorie. Entituled, to the worthie and 
renowned Earle of Northumberland, created 
Knight of that order, and installed at Wind- 
sore anno regni Elizabetht 35, die Junii 26 : 
By Geo. Peele, Maister of Arts, in Oxenford. 

London: printed by the midoiv C'harltwood. 1593. 4^o. 

George Peele appears from this work, to have been patronized 
by the Ear) of Northumberland : he was a dramatic writer, the 
city- poet, and had the ordering of the pageants. Tlie following, 
by him, relates to our subject : " Polyhymnia describing the ho- 
nourable Triumphs at Tylt before her Maiestie, on the 17th of 
November last past, with Sir Henry Lea his resignation of honour 
at tylt to her Maiestie. Printed by R. Jhones, 1590:" in 4ro. 
Peele died before the year 1 598. 

R. Parsons.— 1594. 

A Conference about the next Succession of the 
Crowne of Ingland : divided into two parts, 
whereof the First conteynelh the Discourse 
of a Civil Lawyer, how and in what manner 
propinquity of blood is to be preferred; and 
the Second, the Speech of a Temporall Law- 
yer about the particuler Titles of all such as 
do, or may pretende, within Inglande or 
without, to the next Succession. Whereunto 


is also added, a new and perfect Arbor and 
Genealogie of the Discents of all the Kinges 
and Princes of Ingland, from the Conquest 
unto this day, whereby each man's pretence 
is made more plaine. Directed to the Right 
Honorable the Earle of Essex, of her Majes- 
tie's Privy-Councell, and of the noble Order 
of the Garter. Published by R. Doleman. 

Imprinted at N. with license. 1594. \2mo. — The 1st part con- 
tains pp. 220 ; and the 2nd part, pp. 267. 

This book is known and frequently quoted as the " Book of Ti- 

The doctrines contained in the first part, which is divided into 
nine chapters, were (at the time of pubUcation) considered to be 
of a very seditious tendency. 

The second book commences with the Preface, and intention 
and protestation of the Lawyer, to treat this matter without the 
hurt or prejudice of any. " Of divers bookes and treatises that 
have bin in writing heretofore about the lilies of such as pretende 
the crowne of Ingland, and what they do conteyne in favour or 
disfavour of divers prelendors. — Cap. i. fol. 1. 

" Of the succession of the crowne of Ingland from the Conquest 
unto the tyme of King Edward the Third, with the beginning of 
three principal linages of the Ingiish blood royal, dispersed unto 
the houses of Brilanie, Lancaster, and Yorke. — Cap. ii. fol. 12. 

" Of the succession of Ingiish kings from King Edward the Third 
unto our dayes, with the particulier causes of distention betweene 
the families of Yorke and Lancaster more largely declared. — 
Cap. iii. fol. 37. 

" Of the great and general controversie and contention betweene 
the said two houses of royal Lancaster and Yorke, and which of 
them may seem to have had the belter right to the crowne hy way 
of succession. — Cap. iv. fol. 56. 

"■ Of five principal and parliculer houses or linages, that do or 
may pretende to the crowne of Ingland at this day, which are the 
houses of Scotland, of Suftblck, of Clarence, of Britanie, and of 
Portugal; and first of al of the house of Scotland, which conteyn- 


ctli the pretensions of the King of Scotts, and of the Lady Arabella 
—Cap. v.ful. 107. 

" Of the house of SufTblkc, conteyning the claymes as vvcl of the 
Countesse of Darby, and of her children, as also of the children of 
the Earle of Ilarlfort.— Cap. vi, fol. 130. 

" Of the houses of Clarence and Britany, which conteyneth the 
claymes of the Earle of Huntington, and of the Lady Infanta of 
Spayne, and others of these two families, — Cap. vii. fol. 141. 

" Of the house of Portugall, which conteyneth the claymes as 
well of the King and Prince of Spayne to the succession of Ingland, 
as also of the Duke of Parma and Braganza by the house of Lan- 
caster. — Cap. viii. fol. 160. 

" Whether it be better to be under a forraine or homeborne 
prince, and whether under a great and mightie monarch or under 
a little prince or king. — Cap. ix. foL 19.3. 

" Of certaine other secondary or collateral lines, and how ex- 
tremely doubtfuU al the pretences be, and which of all thease pre- 
tenders are most like by probability to prevaile in the end, and to 
get the crovvne of Ingland." — Ibid. fol. 23.3. 

The intention of this book, was to support the title of the Infanta 
against that of King James, after the death of Queen Elizabeth, 
and also to prove that there are better titles than lineal descent. It 
was so anxiously suppressed, that it was made high treason even 
to possess a copy : it is, consequently, extremely rare, particularly 
with the large folding genealogical table. 

The name of Doleman prefixed to it, is fictitious : the real au- 
thors are said to be Robert Parsons (the English Jesuit), Cardinal 
Allen, and Francis Englefield ; the two latter collected the mate- 
rials, and Parsons, whose style is among the best of the Elizabethan 
period, drew it into form. 

The first part of the book was replied to by Sir John Hay ward, 
in 1603; and Camden has discussed the merits of the genealogical 
part, in his Annals of Queen Elizabeth, p. 482. It was reprinted 
in 1648, and again in 1681. 


A True Rcportai'ie of the most triumphant and 
royal accomphshment of the Baptisme of 


the most excellent, right high, and mightie 
Prince Frederick-IIeiny, by the grace of 
God Prince of Scotland. Solemnized the 
30th day of August, 1594. 

Printed in Scotland, by R. Waldegrave. Cum privilegio Regale. 4to. 

Prince Henry, the son of Kincj James ihe Sixth, was born at 
Stirhnfj castle, Feb. 19, 1594. Mis baptism was performed in a 
new chapel, erected for the occasion, at that place. The ceremo- 
nial was the most magnificent Scotland ever saw ; Queen Elizabeth 
was godmother, Robert earl of Sussex being sent on an honorable 
embassy to Scotland for that purpose. Lord Lion, King of Arms, 
proclaimed his titles; viz. " Henry-Frederick, Knight, Baron of 
Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Earl of Carrie, Duke of Rothsay, and 
Prince and Steward of Scotland." Gold and silver medals were 
distributed on the occasion, many gentlemen received the honour 
of knighthood, and the public rejoicings were continued for a 
whole month. 

J. Ames, in his Typographical Antiquities, p. 426, mentions a 
tract with nearly the same title, " Printed at London, by Thomas 
Creed, for John Brown, 1594," in quarto, in which Henry is de- 
signated as Prince of Wales, an anachronism not readily accounted 
for, but by supposing it to be an ironical publication. Henry was 
not created prince of Wales until the year I6l0. 

Both tracts are considered to be remarkably scarce. 

W. Camden.— 1394. 

Britannia, sive florentissimorum regnorum An- 
gliie, Scotia3, Hibernian, et insularum adjacen- 
tium, ex intima antiquitate chorographica de- 
scriptio. Nunc quarto recognita, et magna ac- 
cessione post Germanicam editionem adaucta. 

Londini : impensis Georg. Bishop. 1594. ito. 

The first edition of the Britannia was published in 1586, and 
dedicated to William Cecil, lord Burleigh. In this fourth edition, 
the author enlarges much upon pedigrees, and recites nearly 


two huiidmi ;ii)(l fifty noble houses, witli a particular index of 
" Barones et Illustriores I-'amilia:," in which he has committed 
numerous [rcnealoj^ieal errors. 

This edition of the Britannia particularly demands our notice, in 
consequence of its having given rise to the publication of Ralph 
Brooke, York-herald, who conceived that Camden had therein en- 
croached on the peculiar rights of the College of Arms, and as it 
was the occasion of a literary controversy, to which we owe much 
of our genealogical information. 

Other editions of the Britannia, containing the succession of the 
earls of each county, were printed at various periods; viz. in 1600, 
also at Amsterdam in 1G48 and 1659. The la^t, corrected by the 
author, was published in the year 1607. 

There are two editions of a translation, by Philemon Holland, 
viz. in 1610 and 1637; and two by Bishop Gibson, the first in 
one volume folio, 1695, and the other from a MS. by him com- 
pleted in \722, but published about 1772, in two volumes folio. 
A new translation was printed by Richard Gough, Esq. in 1789, 
in three volumes folio, and reprinted in four volumes folio in 
1806, which latter is a highly valuable work. 

R. Brooke. 

A Discoverie of certaine Errours published in 
print in the much-commended " Britannia, 
1594," very prejudicial! to the Discentes and 
Successions of the auncient Nobilitie of this 
Realme. By Yorke Herault. — Quam quisq. ; 
nOnt artem, in hac se exerceat. 

No date or printer's name, (printed about 1599). ito. Pages 77. 

This invidious tract is dedicated " To the Right Honorable Robert, 
Earle of Essex, Earle Marshal of England, &c. and to all other the 
Nobilitie of England :" pp. 2. — " To Maister Camden :" pp. 3. — 
Then commences the work itself, written in a sufficiently arrogant, 
but sometimes facetious style, continually reminding Camden of 
his want of a necessary acquirement in the situation he had lately 
been appointed to; viz. a King of Arms. In page 23, he remarks, 
" The great trouble and late suite in the Starre-chamber, for setting 


downe in pedigree a forged heire generall of Anthony, lord Grey 
of Ruthin^ to the great danger of disinheriting an honorable person 
now huing, might he a warning both to you and others, how ihey 
comit the hke fault hereafter. Which notwithstanding I see is not 
regarded, for that not long since I haue scene a petigree made by 
your selfe, more faultie than that before spoken of:" &c. And 
again, in page 59, " You most vntruely haue made her Maiestie's 
herauldes the authors of feigned stories, and legends of lyes ; when 
beside concealment of many fauours receaved from the heraulds, 
you cease not to carpe at them, from whose workes you have bor- 
rowed the substance of your herauldry, and the groundes of your 
skill in discents,'' &c. . 

Brooke's method of carrying on a controversy, in coarse language, 
and in such a violent spirit of hostility, cannot be sufficiently repro- 
bated, but the public have been ultimately benefited by the research 
necessary to produce the replies and rejoinders which this genealo- 
gical contest elicited. Camden replied to Brooke in his 5th edition, 
viz. IGOO, (in which he corrected the errors in the pedigrees) in a 
Latin address " Ad Lectorem." This was answered by Brooke in a 
second discovery of errors, &c. which he was prevented by autho- 
rity from publishing, and it remained in MS. until 1723, when both 
parts were printed from a copy in Mr. Anstis's possession, together 
with an appendix, containing the passages in the Britannia to which 
the exceptions were made, and the alterations by Camden in the 
edition of 1600, as a debt to truth. — With respect to the individuals 
engaged, it is now generally admitted, that though Camden wag 
the greatest scholar, and of very superior attainments to his adver- 
sary, Brooke was better versed in the technical niceties of his official 
pursuits. The latter closely adhered to the subject in dispute, which 
his opponents frequently avoided, to revile his personal character. 

G. Markham. — 1595. 

The Gentleman's Academie, or the Booke of 
St. Albans ; containing three most exact and 
excellent bookes. The first of Hawking, the 
second of all the proper termes of Hunting, 
and the last of Armorie; all compiled by 

18 HllJLlorilKCA HKKAI.DK A. (i. I.IAZ. 

Juliana Barnes, in the yere from the Incar- 
nation of Christ I486", and now reduced into 
a better method by G. M. 

London: printed (by Valentine Siinmcs) for IJumfrej/ Loivnes, and are 
to he sold at his shop in Panic's Churchj/ard, 1 595. 4to. Folios 95. 

The dedication of this edition of Cf)r JJohr of ^t. 'B.lbani, is 
as follows : " To the Gentlemen of England ; and all ihe good fel- 
lowship of Huntsmen and Falconers. Gentlemen, this booke, 

intreting of Hawking, Hunting, and Armoiie, the originall copie 
of the which was doone at St. Albans, about what time the excel- 
lent Arte of Printing was first brought out of Germany, and 
practised here in England ; which booke, bicause of the antiquitie 
of the same, and the things therein contained, being so necessarie 
and behouefull to the accomplishment of the gentlemen of this 
flourishing isle, and others which take delight in either of these 
noble sports, or in that herocall and excellent study of Armory> 
I have reuived and brought again to light the same, which was 
almost altogether forgotten, and either few or none of the perfect 
copies thereof remaining, except in their hands, who wel knowing 
the excellency of the worke, and the rareness of the booke, 
smothered the same from the world, thereby to enrich themselves 
in private, with the knowledge of these delights. Therfore I 
humbly crave pardon of the precise and judicial Reader, if some- 
times 1 vse the words of the ancient aulhours in such plaine and 
homely English, as that time aftborded ; not being so regardful, 
nor tying myself so strictly to deliver any thmg in the proper 
and peculiar wordes and termes of arte, which for the love I bear 
to antiquitie and to the honest simplicitie of those former times, 
I observe, as wel beseeming the subjtcl, and no whit di^gracefuU 
to the worke, our tong being not of such puritie then^ as at this 
day the poets of our age have raised it to; of whom and in whose 
behalf I wil say thus much, that our nation may only thinke her- 
selfe beholding for the glory and exact compendiousness of our 
language. Thus submitting our Academy to your kind censures 
and friendly acceptance of the same, and requesting you to reade 
with indifterency and correct with iudgement, I commit you to 
God. G. M." 

At folio 41, " The Booke of Armorie" commences: — "Here in 
this booke following is expressed the genealogie of coate armors^ 
and how a perfit gentleman shall be knowne from an imperfit 


clowne," &c. Then " The Title of Barons growne in England 
by discent to the daughters and heires ihereof/' after '•' exam|jles 
both at home and abroad, followeth the particular proofe by mat- 
ter of record ; viz. that the afore^aide ciistome hath ever taken 
place in the baronies of Willoii-ihby and Ere^by," kc. The work 
concludes with " The Blazing- of Arme?." 

This book is a garbled reprint of the Bake of St. Albans, vide 
Art. III. The language of the original is, in this edition, much 
altered, the publisiier po!«sibly intending, by an appearance of no- 
velty, to render the book more popular. It is now rarely to be found ; 
a copy is in the Bodleian library, at Oxford; another, at the sale 
of the library of the Rev. J. Brand, in 1807, sold for 21. 12a-. 6d. 

The initials " G. M." affixed to the title, are generally attributed 
to Gervase Markham, who was the *on of Robert Markham, of an 
ancient family seated at Gotham, in Nottinghamshire. As an au- 
thor or compiler, the Gtntleman's Academy must have been one of 
his earliest productions : he afterwards became better known by 
various works upon Horsemanship, Agriculture, &c. often reprinted, 
prefixed to one of which is his portrait, in the title. He died about 
the year 1G36. 

Jones. — 1595. 

A Discourse whether a Nobleman by birth, or a 
Gentleman by discent, is greater in Nobilitic. 

Written by the f canons doctor and worthy knight, Sir John Bapt. Nenna, 
of Bari, and translated by Jones. London. 1595. 4to. 

There are prefixed to this translation, commendatory verses by 
Spenser, Chapman, A. Day, &c. 

At the sale of J. Bindley, Esq. this tract sold for 1/. 1 U. Gil. 

A second impression was published, "At London, printed by 
Peter Short, and are to be sold in Panic's Churchyard, at the signe 
of the Black Beare, 1600," 4to. folios 98. 




V. Saviolo.— 1595. 

Vincentio Saviolo, His practice : in two bookes. 
The first intreating of the vse of the Rapier 
and Dao-oer, Tlie second of Honor and ho- 
norable Quarrels. 

London: printed by John Wolfe. 1595. 4to. Not paged. 

This work is dedicated to Robert, earl of Essex. 

The second book commences with " A Discourse of Single Com- 
bat, with some necessarie considerations of the causes for which 
they are vndertaken." 

The arrangement of the chapters, and even the language of this 
book, is very similar to the Booke of Honor and Armes before no- 
ticed, vide Art. XLI. and, like that, illustrated by wood-cuts, re- 
presenting the combatants. 

It is extremely rare : a copy in the White-Knights collection sold 
for 5/. 15s. 6^. 


G. Leigh.— 1597. 

The Accedence of Armorie. 

London ; printed by Henrie Ballard, dwelling without Temple-barre , 
at the signe of the Beare. 1597. 4to. — Vide art. xvii. 

J. BOSSEWELL. — 1597. 

Workes of Armorie : divided into three books, 
&c. By John Bossewell, Gentleman. 

London: printed by Henrie Ballard, dwelling without Temple-barre, 

over against St. Clement's Church, at the signe of the Beare. 

An. Do. 1597. 4to. 

In the centre of the title are the arms of the author: this edition, 
and that noticed in Art. XXIIl. are the only two impressions of a 
book deservedly valued. 




A Discoverye of a Counterfccte Conference 
helde at a counterfecte place, by counterfccte 
travellers, for ihe advancemente of a counter- 
fecte tytle, and invented, printed, and pub- 
lished by one (Person) that dare not avowe 
his name. 

Printed at Collen. 1600. 8ro. Pa^es 96. 

This tract, which is an answer to Doleman's Conference, vide 
Art. XLVII. is said to be so excessively rare as to be almost unique: 
an extract from it will be found in the Ccnsura Literaria, edit. 1815, 
vol. iv. p. 121. 


F. GODWYN.— 1601. 

A Catalogue of the Bishops of England, since 
the first planting of the Christian religion in 
this Island, together with a briefe History of 
their lines and memorable actions, so neere as 
can be gathered out of antiquity. By F. G. 
Subdeane of Exceter. 

Londini : Impensis Gear. Bishop. 1601. 4io. Pages 547. 

This work is dedicated to " Sir Thomas Sackvyll, Baron of Buck- 
hurst, K. G. &c. Chauncellor of the Vniversitie of Oxford," to 
whom the author was chaplain. 

A second edition was pubhshed by " Francis Godwin, now bishop 
of LandafF: London, printed for Thomas Adams, 1615," in 4to. 
but this beinir erroneously printed, he sent it abroad the year after 
in a Latin dress, partly for the use of foreigners, but more perhaps 
to please Kinj/ James, to whom he dedicated it, and who in return 
gave him the bishopric of Hereford, to which he was translated in 
1617. The work has been since reprinted, with a continuation to 


the time of |uil)licatioii, 174.'}, I»y William Richardson, D.I), in a 
splendid ioli<> viilnnie, with a portrait of Godwin and other embel- 
lishments, a \v(»rk of uti(|iK'>lioiiaI>le utility and accuracy. 

J. Johnston. — 1(}02. 

Inscriplioiics, Historicae Regiim Scotorum, 
Joliaiinc Jonstono, aiUhore. 

Amsterdam. IG03. 

This work contains portraits of the Stewarts, from Kin<7 Robert II. 
to King James VI. and his wife Queen Anne, of Denmark. It was 
reprinted in IG08, with English inscriptions. 

John Johnston, the author, was the King's Professor of Divinity 
at the university of St. Andrew's. 

W. Segar.— 1(>()2. 

Honor Military, and Ciuil, contained in foure 
bookcs ; viz. 1. Justice, and lurisdiction 
Military. — 2. Knighthood in generall, and 
particular. — 3. Combats lor life and Triumph. 
— 4. Precedencie of great Estates, and others. 

Imprinted at London, by Robert Barker, Printer to the '.Sueen's most 
Excellent IMajestie. Anno Dom. l(i(>2. Folio. Pages 256. 

This curious treatise is dedicated to the Queen, by W. Segar, Nor- 
roy. On the opposite page is a spirited wood-cut of the Royal arras 
and supporters. The Booke of Honor and Armcs, which we have 
assigned to the acknowledged author of this work, was printed 
twelve years previous ; whole chapters are nearly verbatim taken 
from it, yet we find the King of Arms thus addressing her Majesty: 
— " I hane according to my poore talent endeuoured, in discharge 
of my duetie, for the place of Seruice which I holde vnder your 
Maiestie, by your most Gracious fauour, to frame these Discourses 
concerning Armes, Honor, and the Princely ^Magnificence of your 
Maiestie' s Court, a subiect proper to Arniorists, and men of my 
profession, not handled heretofore in our English by them, or any 


other to my knowledge," &c. shewing a singular disregard of a 
former publication, whether written by himself or otherwise. 

In an address of " T. B. to the Reader," we are told that, "This 
worke with much labour compiled, and not without great cost and 
care now Imprinted, is according to order by learned censure al- 
lowed, and by the Honourable approbation of the right Noble Earle 
o^ Nottingham, the most ancient, and most Honorable Commander 
in Armes of this kingdorne, and cheife Knight of the Order, fa- 
uourably admitted and recommended." 

Then we have " ^ The Contents of the 1st booke," containing 
thirty-five chapters, which end at page 46. — The 2nd book com- 
mences with Knighthood, the origin of which he derives from 
Prince Arthur. This book contains thirty chapters : the 5th, treats 
of the Knighls of the Round Table j the 9th, of Knights of the 
Garter; the lOth, of Knights Bannerets; the llth, of Knights of 
the Bath ; the 12th, of Knights Bachelors; the remainder are oc- 
cupied in the description of the various Foreign Orders, illustrated 
by wood-cuts of the crosses, &c. to page 108. — The ;Jrd book 
contains fifty-four chapters, wholly upon the subjects of Justs, 
Tournaments, Triumj)hs, and Inaugurations of Emperors, Kings, 
and W'-inces, extremely curious and interesting. The late Earl of 
Orford reprinted many of these chapters at the Stawberry-Hill press, 
1773, in quarto, entitled Miscellaneous Antiquities. The whole of 
this 3rd book, as well as the 2nd, are very nearly word for word 
with the t'ourlh and fifth books of the previous work printed by 
Jhones, in 1590. — The 4lh book, commencing at page 205, treats 
of Precedency, and contains twenty-eight chapters, the two last of 
which relate to Funerals and Monuments. 

In Gutch's Collectanea Curiosa, vol. i. p. 95, we find " Ralph 
Brookes, on the Precedence of Lord Mayors and Aldermen of Lon- 
don, when knighted, shewing Sir William Segar's errors." 

As a frontispiece to Honor Militarj/, and Civil, is usually pre- 
fixed a portrait of Segar, by Delaram, and there is also introduced 
a whole length of the Earl of Nottingham and seven others, en- 
graved by Rogers, &c. 

" This work has great merit, being (when pedantry was the 
usual proof of erudition) compendious and learned, giving a com- 
prehensive view of the origin and progress of military m>titutions 
and ceremonies. Great judgment is shown by the author, in 
the arrangement of his subjects, and his style is generally less 
quaint and afiected than that of his contemporaries." — D.\llaway's 
Inquiries, p. 322. 


William Segar was the youngest son of Nicholas Segar, of Dutch 
origin : he was bred a scrivener, and, having been employed by 
Sir Thomas Heneage, vice-chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, through 
the interest of that statesman, he obtained admission and promotion 
in the College of Arms. While a pursuivant, he attended the 
Earl of Leicester at the splendid festival of St. George, kept at 
Utrecht, in 158G; his account of it was published by Stowe, in 
his Annals, p. 717, " The true and faithful description by one 
William Segar, alias Portclose, an officer of arms in that service." 
He was promoted to be Somerset-herald in 1588, Norroy King of 
Arms in 1602, and the next year superseded Dethick, in the oifice 
of Garter, the ne plus ultra of heraldic ambition. In this capacity 
he was frequently employed to convey the insignia of knighthood 
to foreign potentates. — That he was skilful and industrious, his 
collections sufficiently prove. It was from the Baronugium Genea- 
logicum of Segar, that Edmondson derived his copious work on the 
same subject. — He died on the 3rd of December, 1633, and was 
buried in the chancel of Richmond church, in Surrey, but there 
is no monument or inscription to his memory now remaining. 


J. Hayward.— 1603. 

The Right of Succession asserted, being an An- 
swer to the First Part of a certaine Conference 
concerning Succession, pubUshed not long 
since under the name of R. Dolenian, by 
Father Parsons and others. 

At London : imprinted for Sutton Watcrson and Ciuhhcrt Burbie. 
1603. 4to. Not paged. 

In this tract, which consists of nine chapters, only the first part 
of Dokman's Conference is attempted to be refuted. 

The author was a historian of considerable merit : he was educated 
at Cambridge, and in 1599 publi>hed " The first part of the Life 
and Raigiie of King Henrie IV. extending to the end of the first 
yeare of his raigne,'' in 4to. dedicated to Robert, earl of Essex, 
for which he suffered imprisonment, having advanced something 
in defence of hereditary succession to the Crown. It was urged 
that the book was written on purpose to encourage the deposing of 


the Queen. In 1619, our author (who appears to have been re- 
stored to favour in the following reign) received the honour of 
knighthood at Whitehall. He died at his house in the parish of 
Great St. Bartholomew, in London, 27 June, 1627, and was buried 
in the church of that parish. 


A Tretase, declaring and confrrmiiige against 
all Objections, the just Title and Right of the 
excellente and worthie Prince James, king of 
Scotland, to the Succession of the Crowne of 
England, whereunto is addedaDyscorse, shew- 
ing how necessarye y t is for the Realme of Ing- 
land, that he be in duetye acknowledged and 
admytted to the Succession of the Kingdome. 

4^0. Printed without date of time or place. 

A MS. with the same title, probably the original of the printed 
work, is in the Public library at Cambridge. 

H. Petowe.— 1603. 

Eiizabctha quasi vliieiis, Eliza's Funerall. A 
fewc A prill drops, showred on the Hearse of 
dead Eliza : or the Funerall Tears of a true- 
hearted Subiect. By H. P. 

London : printed by E. Allde for M. Lawe, dwelling in Paule's 
Churchyard, neerc unto St. Austen's Gate, 1603. 4ro. Pages 90. 

The poem is dedicated " To the VV^or. and curteous Gentleman 
M. Richard Hilder-ham," and is pre«eded by a metrical ini reduc- 
tion of thirty lines. After ihe poem come> "I lie Order and formall 
Proceeding at the Funerall of the most high, renowned, famous, and 


Tnii;luic Princesse ElizalKlli, of Knfjland, France, and Ireland, 
jale Quceiic, from Whitehall to the Catliedrall-Church of West- 
minster, the28 of Aprill, IGO-l." The chief mourner was "The 
Lady Marques of Northampton, assi>ted hy the Lord-Treaisurer 
and Lord-Admirall, her traine caryed up by two Countesses, and 
Sir John Sfanhop, master vice-chamberlaine." 

Queen Elizabeth deceased on the 24th of March, 1G()3, after 
having reigned forty-four years and four months, in the 70th year 
of her age. She was interred in Henry the Seventh's chapel, at 
Westminster, where a monument remains, erected by King James, 
to her memory. 

This little tract is valued in the Bibliotheca Anglo Pottica at 
2/. I2s. Qd. 

In the Vetusta Monumenta, vol. iii. plates 18 to 24 contain " The 
Funeral Procession of Queen Elizabeth, from a drawing of the time, 
supposed to be by the hand of William Camden, then Clarencieux 
Kin"" at Arms, which was in the possession of John Wilmot, Esq. 
Fellow of the Royal Society, who found it among the papers of his 
wife's grandfather Peter Sainthill, Esq. and by him since deposited 
in the British Museum. — Sumptibus Soc. Antiquar. Londini, pub- 
lished according to Act of Parliament, April 23, 1791.*' 

These engravings are illustrated by reprinting the latter part of a 
little tract, entitled " Epicedium, a P'uneral Oration, upon the Death 
of the late deceased Princesse of famous memorye, Elizabeth, by the 
grace of God Queen of England, France, and Ireland. Written 
by Irifelice Academico Ignoto. Whcreunto is added, the true Order 
of her Highnes Imperiall Funerall. London: printed for E. White, 
dwelling neere the little north-doore of Paule's Church, at thesigne 
of the Gun. 1603." 4/o. 

REIGN OF KING JAMES I.— 1603-1625. 



The True Narration of the Entertainment of his 
Royal Majesty (King James) from the time 
of his departure from Edinburgh, till his 
receiving at London; with all, or the most, 
speciall occurrences. Together with the 
Names of those Gentlemen, whom his Ma- 
jesty honoured with Knighthood. 

Printed at London, 1G03. Ato. 

From the time his Majesty entered Berwick to his arrival at Lon- 
don, he conferred the order of knighthood npon two hundred and 
thirty-seven persons, and in a few days created as many more. 

At the sale of the library of the late Richard Gough, Esq. this 
account of the Royal progress to take possession of the English 
throne, sold for 4/. \{)s. 




J. Savile.— 1603. 

King James his entertainment at Theobalds: 
with his welconie to London, together with 
a Salulorie Poeme. By John Savile. 

London : printed by Thomas Snodhaui, and are to he sold at the house 
of T. Este. 1G03. ^to. Pages 14. 

This little tract is inscribed, in twelve metrical lines, " To the 
right worshipfull Master George Savile, sonne and heire of 
Sir George Savile, Knight." The entertainment at Theobalds, the 
seat of Sir Robert Cecil, where his Majesty remained four days, is 
described in pro^e, and the tract ends with the "Salulorie Poeme." 
See the Bihliotheca Anglo Poetica, where it is marked 3/. 10s. 

Wood mentions the author, in Aihence, vol. i. p. 28G, but merely 
as a pretender to poetry, patronized by the young Spark to whom 
this "Entertainment" is dedicated. 


H. Petowe.— 1603. 

England's Caesar. His Majestie's most royall 
Coronation, together with the manner of the 
solemne shewes prepared for the Honour of 
his entry into the Cittie of London. Eliza 
her Coronation in Heaven : and London^'s 
sorrow for her visitation. By Henry Petowe. 

London : printed by John Windet for Mathexo La'j), and are to be 
sold at his shop at the signe of the Fox in Pauleys Churchyarde. 
1603. Ato. Folios 16. 

A very rare, and perhaps unique production, vide " Restituta," 
vol. iii. p. 30. 

King James, with his Queen, was crowned at Westminster, 
25 July, 1603, by Archbishop Whitgift; but, on account of the 
plague then raging, the usual procession from the Tower was de- 
ferred, and only the lord-mayor and twelve principal citizens of 


London, were permitted to be present, all others having been forbid 
(by proclamation) to approach the Court, or even enter the city of 

M. Drayton.— 1603. 

To the Maiestie of King James, a gratulatorie 
poem : by Michaell Drayton. 

London: printed by James Roberts. 1603. 4/o. Pages \2. 

A genealogical plate is introduced, in order to shew the descent 
of James VI. of Scotland from Edward IV. of England. 

Michael Drayton was born at Harshull, in the pa^i^h of Atherston, 
Warwickshire, in 1563, of an ancient family. When about ten years 
of age, he became page to a person of honour, and was some time 
a student in the university of Oxford. He was eminent for his 
poetical abilities before the death of Queen Elizabeth, and was one 
of the foremost who welcomed King James to his Britij-h dotiiinions, 
with this gratulatory poem, which was not very well received. He 
also printed " A Paean Triumphall, composed for the Society of 
Goldsmiths, of London, on King James entering the Citie, 1604," 
in quarto: vide Ritson, Bibl. Poet. p. 193. 

Drayton's great work Poly Olbion, is a chorographical description 
of England and Wales, and affords a more faithful account than 
could well be expected from the pen of a poet: it was printed in 1622. 
His Barons' Wars is characterized as a dull creeping narrative. 
— Our author died in 1631, and was buried in Poets' Corner, in 
Westminster abbey. 

There is " A Paean Triumphall upon the King's entry to London, 
1603," ascribed to T. Churchyard, in the Catalogue of the pam- 
phlets in the Harleian library: vide Ritson, Bibl. Poet. p. 168. 



Certayne Matters concerning the Realme of 
Scothmd, Genealogie of all the Kings of Scot- 
land ; most rare and wonderful things in 
Scotland. 1603. Folio. 

This is a very rare tract, and has been valued at 2 guineas. 



The Gencalogie of the Kings of Scotland, and 
Avliole Nobihtie of Scotland, their Surnames 
and Titles of Honor, Sec. 

Edinburgh. No dale, or Author's name. 4to. 

This tract is mentioned by Core, p. 24, and an engravin-,^ of 
King James and his son Prince Henry, with the genealogy of the 
Stewarts at the top, is noticed in Granger's hst of portraits of this 

LXIX. » 

W. HUBBOCKE. — 1(304. 

An Oration Gratvlatorie to the High and Mighty 
lames of England, &c. on the twelft day of 
February last presented, when his Maiesty en- 
tered the Tower of London to performe the 
residue of the solemnities of his Coronation, 
through the citie of London, differred by rea- 
son of the plague ; and published bj^ his High- 
nesse speciall allowance. By Wm. Hubbocke. 

At Oxford : printed by Joseph Barnes. 1604. 4to. 

The oration is in Latin. Wood commends the author's abilities 
as a scholar, but recites no particulars of him, except his taking 
his degrees at Oxford. — AthencE, vol. i. p. 281. 


T. Dekker.— 1604. 

The Ma2;nificent Entertainment: Giuen to 
King lames, Queene Anne his wife, and 
Henry Frederick the Prince, vpon the day of 


his Maieslies Triumphant Passage (from the 
Tower) through hishonorable Citie (and Cham- 
ber) of London, being 15 of March, l603, 
As well by the English as by the Strangers : 
With the Speeches and Songs deliuered in 
the seueiall Pageants, and those speeches that 
before were pubhsh't in Latin, now newly 
set forth in English. By Tho. Dekker. 

Imprinted at London, by E. Allde for Tho. Man, the yonger. 1604. 
4:10. Pages 70. 

A copy of this rare tract is in the Briti«;h Museum. At the 
sales of the following celebrated libraries, high prices were paid 
for it; riz. 

Townley Collection L. 5 15 6 

James Bindley, Esq G 16 G 

Isaac Reed, Esq 7 7 

The author, Thomas Dekker, is supposed to have acquired re- 
putation as a poet in the time of Queen Elizabeth, whose decease 
and funeral he commemorates in his " Wonderful Year 1603," 
in quarto. The " Gull's Hornbook," a curious production of his, 
was reprinted in 1813, but his plays are little valued. The lime 
of his death has not been ascertained. 

Ben Jonson (his rival) published " Part of the Entertainment, 
through the Cittie of London, given to James 1. 1604," in quarto, 
a copy of which, in the White-Knights collection, sold for 41. 8s. 
and at the sale of the library of J. Woodhouse, Esq. brought 71. 7s. 
" Part of the King's Entertainment, in passing to his Coronation," 
by Ben Jonson, is printed in his Works, vol. iii. p. 203. 

" The Precedence of his Majesty's Procession from the Tower to 
Whitehall, March 15, 1603," a MS. is in the British Museum.— 
Bibl. Cott. TiTts, B. viii. 304. 


S. Harrison. — 1604. 

The seven Archs of Triumph erected in Honor 
of King James the First, at his Maiestie's 


Entrance and I^issage through his honour- 
al:)Ie Citty of London, upon the 15th day of 
March, 1603. 

Graven hj/ Willium Kip. London. 1604, Folio. 
These Arches were^i;eil and erected hy Stephen Harrison, 
joiner and architect, and were inltnded to grace the an«;ust cere- 
mony of the coronation. As soon as tlie dan<5er aris^ing- from the 
plague had sub:>ided, the King, Queen, and Prince, retired to the 
Tower, from whence the procession tooiv place on 15 March, 1604. 
The triumphal arches were seven in number: — 
1. Erected at the east end of Fenchurch-strert. 
3. — in Graceehnrch-street — by Italians. 

3. — near the Royal Exchange, on Cornhdl — ty llie Dutch. 

4. — at Westcheap, 

5. — at the little conduit at Paul's-gate. 

6. — at the conduit in Fleet-street. 

7. — at Temple-bar — representing the temple of Janus. 

The engravings are accompanied with descriptive letterpress. 

A perfect copy of this curious work is very rare : it is to be found 
in the Bodleian library, and in the collection of John Dent, Esq. 
At the sale of the library of John Woodhouse^ Esq. in 1803, a 
complete copy sold for 27/. 6s. 

G. O. Harry.— 1604. 

The Genealogy of King James, c^c. with his 
lineal descent from Noah, &c. together with a 
brief Cronologie of the memorable acls of the 
famous men touched in this Genealogie, with 
many other matters worthy of note. Gathered 
byGeorgeOwen Harry, parson of Whitchurch, 
at the request of Mr. Robert Holland. 

London : Imprinted by Simon Stafford, for Thomas Salicbury. 
1604. 4lo. 

This book, when accompanied wiili all the plates, is uncommonly 
rare. A copy in the collection of F. Freeling, Esq. is perfect and fine. 


A very copious Genealogy of King James's queen, in the 
Archiepiscopal library at Lambeth, MS. N°299, is said to be by 
the hand of Lord Bnrghleigh. To it are prefixed — 

" Certayne breefe notes of the Families of the three Electors : 

" An abstract of the Genealogie of Denmarke, shewinge how 
many tymes Henrie Prince of Great Britaine is descended from 
Christianas L King of Denmarke. 

" An abstract of the Genealogie of Muscovia, shewinge how 
many tymes Anne, Queene of Great Britaine, is descended from 
Lemovitus, Duke of Plocor (Pleskow), in Muscovia, and how 
thereby she stands in degrees of kindred with the House of Austria. 

" An abstract of a Genealogie, shewinge how Anne, Queene of 
Great Britaine, stands in degree of kindred unto Henry the Fourth, 
Kinge of Fraunce. 

" An abstract of a Petigree, shewinge how Anne Queene of Great 
Britain, and the four Electors, are from Ca^simirus King of Polonia, 
and how neere by that meanes they stand in degrees of kindred one 
to another. 

" An abstract of a Petigree, shewinge how neere in kindred Anne 
Queene of Great Britaine, is unto the two Electors of Saxony and 

" A Genealogie of all the Heyres males that had yssu in the House 
of the Dukes of Saxony, Lusatia, Angria, and We^tphalia. 

" A Genealogie of the Heyres males that had yssu of the House 
of the Dukes of Mecleburge." 

The genealogies then proceed to one hundred and eighty leaves 
in quarto. 

G. Buck.— -1605. 

Aof^vtc rioXuaTE^avoc : an Eclog treating of Crownes 
and Garlands, and to whom of right they ap- 
pertaine. Addressed and consecrated to ihe 
King's Majeslie, by G. B. knight. 

At London : printed hj/ G. Eld for Thomas Adams. IGOj. 4to, 

This work contains an epistle dedicatory to the King, and a ge- 
nealogical table (neatly engraved) of the Royal family of England, 
down to Henry the First. 


A copy of this extremely rare book is in the hbrary of the Mar- 
quess of Stafibrd. 

It was repiibhshed under the title of " The Great Plantagenet," 
in 1635. 

The author was descended from an ancient family, and was 
knighted at Whitehall, July 23, 1G03, when he was made one of 
the Gentlemen of his Majesty's Privy Chamber. He died about 
1623. The History of King Richard the Third was written by hitn, 
and published about 20 years after his death, by George Buck, E>q. 
who was probably his son. 

T. Lyte. 

The most royally ennobled Genealogie of the 
high and mightie Prince, and most renowned 
Monarch, James, b}^ the grace of God 
King of Great Brittaine, France, and Ireland, 
Sac. Extracted from Brute, the most noble 
founder of the Brittains, as also from the 
first original of the Scots, from them ascend- 
ing to the Imperial Romans, the warlicke Picts, 
the Saxons, Danes, and conquering Normans; 
with his Lineal Descent from Charlemaine, 
and other the moderne Kino;s of France, their 
several Regiments, Titles, Honors. Matches, 
Surnames, and Descents, when they began 
their Reign, how long each Prince ruled and 
governed the Estate Royal, the manner of 
their death, and place of Burial ; whereunto 
is added, their Regal Ensignes, Armcs, At- 
chievements of Honour, Emblems, and me- 
morable Epitaphs, collected out of the painful 
labours of many, studious in antiquities, and 
reduced into a Genealooical Table, «Scc. By 


Thomas Lyle, of Lyte's Carie, in the county 
of Somerset, Esquire. London. No date. 

The above is an engraving in forma patenti. 

This Genealogy (v\'ritten on veiUirn by the author's own hand, 
and iliunninated with the portraits of the several kings and queens 
mentioned therein, by an artist) was presented to the King, who, 
after perusing it, sent the author his picture, set in gold and dia- 
monds, accompanying the gift wiih his most gracious thanks. 
Prince Henry also gave his picture to the ingenious compiler. The 
Genealogy was hung up in one of the public Chambers at Whitehall, 
and afterwards, at the author's desire, and with his Majesty's per- 
mission, it was engraved, and published. 

Thomas Lyte was the son of Henry Lyte, Esq. of an ancient 
family seated at Lyte's Carey, in Somersetshire. After leaving 
Oxford, where he was educated, he returned to his paternal seat, 
and there drew up the above pedigree of King James. He died in 
the year IG-39, and was burierl at Charlton-Makrel, in Somerset- 
shire. — Vide Wood's Athene, vol. i. p. 533. 


M. COLMAN.— 1G08. 

The Genealogies of King James and Queen 
Anne his wife, from the Conquest. By 
Morgan Colman. 16'08. Large 4to. 

These genealogies are comprised in 10 sheets, and contain "all 
the Armes of the Matches," cut in wood ; and in the border are 
" the Armes and Matches of all the Nobility of England," when 
the said genealogies were printed and published. It is mentioned 
by Gore, p. 30. An oval portrait of Queen Elizabeth, belonging 
to this book, is noticed by Granger, vol. i. p. 178. 

Morgan Colman, the compiler of this work, petitioned for the 
office of herald in the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 
but never obtained it. In the Hodleian library, at Oxford, is " The 
Household-Book of the Lord-Keeper Egcrton, in l39G and 1597, 
kept by Morgan Colman, his Steward," probably the same person. 



R. Glover.— 1G08. 

Nobilitas Politica vel Civilis. Personas scilicet 
Distingiiendi, et ab origine inter Gentes, ex 
Principum gratia nobilitandi Forma. Praeter 
Philosophica tanti'im nobilitate disceptantium 
omnium Ante-hac, de sola Theologica, aut 
(Civiles interim pi'setereuntu) Conclusiones. 
Quo tandem et apud Anglos, qui sint Nobi- 
lium Gradus, et quae ad Nobilitatis Fastigia 
euehendi Ratio, ostenditur. Magnus Liber- 
tatis Thesaurus iSTobilitas. 

Londini : tvpis Gulielmi Jag^ard, in via Barbicanea. 1608. 
Folio. Pages 190. 

" Epistola illuitrissimis et nobilitate celebenitnis D. D. Roberto 
Cecilio, comili Salisburia;, Henrico Howardo," &c. 

The above is only a portion of the original of the next article, 
and was compiled by Robert Glover, Somerset-Herald, in the 
reign of Elizabeth, a man fully qualified, by industry and ability, 
to fulfil the laborious duties of his office. He died on the lOth of 
April, 1588, and was buried in Cripplegate church, where, in the 
the south aisle, is a monument to his memory. His authority in 
genealogy and heraldry, is much relied on by the Officers of Arms 
of the present day. 


T. MiLLES. — 1610. 

The Catalogue of Honor, or Tresury of true 
Nobility pecuhar and proper to the Isle of 
Great Britaine ; that is to say ; a Collection 
historicall of all the free Monarches as well 
Kinges of England as Scotlande, (nowe united 
togither) with the Princes of Walles, Dukes, 


Marquisses, and Erles ; their wives, children, 
alhances, families, descentes, and achievc- 
menles of Honor. AVhereiuito is properly 
prefixed ; a speciall Treatise of that Kind of 
Nobilit}^ which Soverayne Grace and favor 
and Contryes Customes have made nicerly 
Politicall, and peculiarly Civill, (never dis- 
tinctly handled before). By Thomas Milles. 
Translated out of Latyne into English. 

London: printed by William Jaggard. 1610. Folio. Pages l\30. 

The title-page is engraved by Renold Elstracke : at tlie lop are 
the Royal arms and supporters; the lower part is occupitd by a 
group of three figures. Honor, Nobilitas, Pax ; the latter is 
represented as inscribing upon a tablet, " Magnus Libertatis 
Tfiesalrus Nobilitas." 

The epistle dedicatory to " Robert Cecil, earle of Salisburie, and 
Henry Howard, earle of Northampton," by T. Milles, explains that 
his intention in publishing this work was to revive the name and me- 
mory of Robert Glover, his uncle, who had taken such uncommon 
pains to clear the descents and pedigrees of our kings and nobility. 
At the death of Glover, his nephew, with the assistance of learned 
friends, undertook to translate and reduce it to method, acknowledg- 
ing at the same time the aid he received from the following antiquaries 
of that day; viz. Lord William Howard, nephew to the Earl of Nor- 
thampton ; Sir Robert Cotton; Robert Beale, Clerk to the Council; 
William Camden, Clarencieux; Nicholas Charles, Lancaster-Herald; 
Michael Hennage, Keeper of Records in the Tower; Thomas Talbot; 
and Matthew Pateson. — The epistle consists of 6 pages. 

" To the learned and modest Reader," 1 page. " A Table of all 
the seuerall Catalogues contained in this booke," I page. 

Then commences the translation of the Latin work, " Of Nobi- 
lity Politicall and Civill." After a discussion upon the early 
Greek and Roman nobility, at page 30 we have the form of " Let- 
ters of Summons, or Parliament Writs," and " Another Manner 
of creating Barons by Charter." — At page 33, " Tlie Manner of 
Admitting of Barons by Writ," accompanied by an engraving of the 
Habit wherein a Baron of England is invested. — Page 34, " The 
King's Charter for creating a Viscount," with a plate; every title is 


thus represented by an engraving, and the manner of creatinij 
each, fully described, up to the Prince of Wales. At p. 50, " Of 
the ('rovvniM<>- of the Kiiij^." Page 54, " A briefs Description of 
the Ponipe and t.rremonics at the Coronation of Edward the Sixth, 
King of England, according to the auncient manner, vsed in the 
Consecration of the Kings of England." — " The King, with a most 
magnificent pompe, went through the midst of the Citty, from the 
Tower of J.ondon vnto the Pallace at Westminster, the great ord- 
nance both out of the Tower and the ships on every side thunder- 
ing*," &c. Page 59, " The memorable and famous Coronation of 
our most gratious Lord, King James, and our Soueraigne Lady, 
Queene Anne, his wife, the 25th of July, lGO-3." — Page Gl, an en- 
graving of the King on his Throne. — Page 64, " The Parliamentary 
Pompe, viz. The forme and manner of going in Stale to Parlia- 
ment, &c. At page 69 is a curious plate, of the Manner of Silting 
in the Ujtper House of Parliament. 

At page 71, " The manner of restoring renewed Nobility, before 
lost." — Page 79, " Noblemen of the lesser sort." — Page 84 con- 
tains "'An account of the Heralds, and their duties." 

Page 87, Orders and degrees of Nobility."— P. 88, " The Knights 
of the Garter," the list of whom is continued through every reign 
chronologically to page 97, and followed by a plate of two Knights 
in their Robes. — Seven pages, not numbered, contain " The Pero- 
ration, or Epilogue, of the whole worke." — The princi[)al subject 
of the book then commences with " The Catalogue of Kings," 
page 1 to 241. — The Princes of Wales and the various Titles of the 
Nobility succeed, each illustrated with wood-cuts of the Arms of 
their family, as well as of their several wives, very neatly executed, 
and the whole handsomely printed ; the last leaf contains a page of 
" Errala." 

In most of the impressions extant, a portion of the letter-press 
at page 403 is cancelled : it contained an account of the natural 
children of Charles Blunt, earl of Devonshire. 

As the earliest book of this class, it requires to be viewed with 
lenity, and also quoted with caution : the labour of compilation was 
undoubtedly great : no less than eighteen years were employed 
upon the MSS. of Glover, by the publisher, to render the volume fit 
for the public eye, as he himself tells us, in the epistle dedicatory. 

* An engraved view of " The Processiou of King Edward VI. from the 
Tower of London to Westminster, from an ancient painting at Cowdray," 
since destroyed, lias been published by the Society of Antiquaries, London. 


He also reminds the reader, " That this work, entending nothing but 
Honor nnto all, disputes no Titles, publique nor private, but aymes 
at Triuh onely in matter of Descents, Genealogies, Amies, and 

A MS. now in the Bodleian library, at Oxford, has the following 
remark, by one competent to decide : " I, Peter Le Neve, Norroy, 
doe think this to be the original MS. of the printed book, called 
Milles' Catalogue of Honor, printed IGlO." 

In the same library is a pre<entation-copy, with this note (in 
Camden's vvritmg) at the bottom of the title-page : " Examined, 
and the Printer's errors and Translator's mistakings, in sundry 
places, corrected by William Camden, alias Clarenceulx, Chiefe 
Kinge of Amies, and Tho. Milles, Head Customer of Sandwiche 
and the Member Portes, in Kent, the publisher hereof, and by him 
dedicated to Posterity, in Sir Tho. Bodlty's Library, of Oxforde." 

The presentalion-copy to Robert, earl of Salisbury, is also pre- 
served in the library at Halfield-House, in Hertfordshire. 

Thomas Milles, Esquire, of Davington-hall, near Faversham, 
in Kent, the translator and publisher of this work, v\ as the son of 
Richard Milles, of Ashford, by Joan, the sister of Richard Glover, 
Somerset- Herald. He appears to have been a man of some consi- 
deration as well as learning, and discharged a trust reposed in 
him by Queen Elizabeth, upon a mission in which he was sent to 
King Henry IV. of France, with credit and dispatch. He after- 
wards held the following offices: Customer of the port of Sandwich, 
Keeper of Rochester Castle, and Esquire of the Body to James I. 
Upon the death of Glover, it appears he first applied to George, 
earl of Shrewsbury, respecting the MSS. of that industrious 
herald : there is a letter extant, a copy of which is printed in the 
Gentleman's Magazine, vol. xc. pt. i. p. 595, from Thomas Milles 
to that nobleman, in behalf of the widow of Somerset, left with 
five children, offering the Manuscripts to his Lordship, in consi- 
deration of an annuity to the widow of lOO/. per annum. They 
were afterwards purchased by Lord Burleigh. 


TIic Order and Solemiiitie of the Creation of the 
High and mighlie Prince Henrie, eldest sonne 
to our sacred Soueraigne, Prince of Wales, 


Duke of CoriK^wall, Earlc of Chester, &c. 
As it was celebrated in the Parhament-llouse, 
on Munday the fourth of Junne last past. 
Together with the Ceremonies of the Knights 
of the Bath, and other matters of speciall 
recrard, incident to the same. Whereunto is 
annexed, the Royall Maske, presented by 
the Queen and her Ladies, on Wednesday at 
night following. 

Printed at Britaine's Bursse,for John Budge, and are there to be sold. 

1610. 4/0. 

The creation took place with a solemnity suitable to the occasion. 
Sir William Segar, Garter King of Arms, bearing the letters patent, 
which were read by the Earl of Salisbury, to both houses of Parlia- 
ment, sitting together. The mask annexed was called " Tethy's 
Festival, or the Queene's Wake:" and was "devised by Samuel 
Daniel, one of the Groomes of her Maiestie's most hon. Privie 
Chamber." There is also extant, " London's Love to the Royal 
Prince Henrie, meeting him on the River Thames at his Returne 
from Richmonde, with a worthie Fleete of her Cittizens, on Thursday 
the last day of May, 1610; with a briefe Reporte of the Water- 
Fight and Fire-Workes : London, printed by Edw. Allde for 
Nathaniell Fosbrooke, and are to be solde at the west end of Panic's, 
neere to the Bishop of London's gate. 1610." 4<o. pp. 29. This 
latter tract is addressed to " The Right Honourable Sir Thomas 
Campbell, Knight, Lord Major of this famous Citlie; and to all 
the Aldermen his worthie bretheren," &c. 


J. Selden.— 1610. 

The Duello, or Single Combat : from Antiquity 
derived into this Kingdom of England ; With 
severall kindes and ceremonious formes 
thereof, from good Authority described. 

Printed by G. E. for J. Helme, and are to be sold at his shop in 
St. Dunstan's Churchyard, in Flete Strete. 1610. ito. 54: pages. 


The above treatise is dedicated to Sir Edward Carrell, of Harting, 
by J. S. from the Inner Temple, 10th Dec. 1609. 

It is divided into 13 chapters, and refers chiefly io forms of trial 
by duel, injudicial cases, tracino- the subject from the earliest rise, 
its introduction into England, with all the various forms of pro- 

It was reprinted about l7ll, for William Bray, in Exeter-court, 
near Exeter-change, in the Strand, and is also included in the 
3rd volume of his Works. 

In the Lansdowne collection of MSS. in the British Museum, 
N° 211, fol. 58, is entitled " The way of Duells before the Kinge, 
written (as is supposed) by Mr. Selden," a translation from the 

In the Cottonian library also is a collection of papers " on Duells." 
— Vide Tnvs, C. 1. 


E. Bolton.— 1610. 
The Elements of Armories. 

At London: printed by George Eld. IGIO. 4to. 210 pages. 

In the centre of the title-page are various shields, representing 
the colours used in heraldry, issuing from the extremity of a circle 
composed of Air, Fire, and Earth, with the motto on a lal)e! — 
" Quern dixere chaos." 

The dedication to " Henrie, earle of Northampton," &c. is 
signed " E. B.'' and followed by — 

" The Opinions, and Offices of sundry choyce, and quallified 
Gentlemen, friendes to the Author, touching these his Elements of 
Armories." These commendations are signed by William Segar, 
William Camden, Thomas Bedingfield, John Beaumont, H — C — , 
and Hugh Holland. The " Address to the Reader," contains 
4 pages. 

The work consists of a dialogue or conference between two knights. 
Sir Evstace and Sir Amias, continuing through thirty-five chapters. 
At the end are two Tables, one of some hard words and phrases, 
with a few brief notes; the other, of Matters, those principally 
which are not in the contents of the chapters. 

This treatise is written in a very pedantic style ; but many curious 
examples are brought forward, and illustrated by wood-cuts, spi- 
ritedly executed. — Sec the descriptions of the shields of Edward 


the Black Prince at Canterbury, and of John of Ghent, duke of 
Lancaster, at St. Paul's, London, &c. p. 66 usque ad 70. 

The original MS. of this curious work is in the library of Christ- 
church college, at Oxford. 

The author, Edmund Bolton, was a retainer to the great George 
Villiers, duke of Buckingham, under whom he probably enjoyed 
some office. Besides the Elements of Armories, he wrote a poem 
entitled Prosopopceia Basilica, upon the translation of the body of 
Mary, queen of Scots, from Peterborough to Westminster, in 1612, 
now remaining in MS. in the Cottonian library, where is also 
another MS. by our author, entitled "Agon Ileroicus, or concern- 
ing Arms and Armories." The time of his death is not known. 


J. GUILLIM. 1611. 

A Display of Heraldrie : Manifesting a more 
easie accesse to the knowledge thereof then 
hath beene hitherto published by any, through 
the benefit of Method, whereunto it is now 
reduced by the industry of Joh. Gwillim, 
Pursuiuant of Arnies. 

" Quod quisq. priuatiiu accipit, tenetur in communem vsum depromere." 

" All that thy hand shall find to doe, doe it with all thy diligence ; for there 
is neither knowledge, worke, inuention, nor wisdome in the graue, whither 
thou goest." — Eccles. ix. \2. 

London: printed by William Hall for Raphe Mab, 1611. 
Folio. Pages 284. 

The title is in a handsome compartment of regular architec- 
ture, consisting of four Corinthian columns: a base, bearing the 
shields of the three Kings of Arms, has inscribed on its plinth, 
" Accipe Benigne, Corrige Amice, Vtere Frugal iter :'' between the 
columns are the arms of the Commissioners for the office of Earl 
Marshal : upon the entablature, " Vnius Labor Multorum Laborem 
Allevat ;" above which, under an arch, is the figure of the King 
on his throne, and upon the archivolt the arms of the Heptarchy, 
on the sides of which is a lion and dragon upholding standards and 
shields of the United Kingdom. 


The whole described on the next pai^e, by " An llpiorani ex- 
plaining the Frontispiece of this worke." Verses in praise of the 
book by Wihiam Segar, John St. George, Thomas Guiliim, Anthonie 
Gibson, John Davies of Hereford, John Speed, and Gnliehnus Bel- 
cher ; the last are in Latin, and recite the names of the various 
authors who have preceded, and of course giving the greatest praise 
to Guiliim. — Pages 5, 

The dedication to the King. — Page 1, "To the courteous Rea- 
der." — The Display is divided into six sections, which are sub- 
divided into chapters; each section is preceded by a very curious 
scheme or analysis, drawn up with considerable ingenuity, and 
giving an intelligent view of the subject. The wood-cuts of shields, 
explanatory of his theory, are numerous and spirited. In the last 
section, wliere INIarshalling is treated of, are several the whole size 
of the page, shewing the full achievement of every rank, with sup- 
porters, &c. At the end of the work is " A Poem to the generous 
Reader," signed "I. H." and a Conclusion, " 1- Guiliim." 

The original MS. is said to have been in the possession of a late 
Earl of Carlisle, and was then deposited in the library at Naworth, 
in Cumberland. 

The book has passed through several editions; viz. 1633, 1038, 
16G0, 1G79, and 1721. 

John Guiliim, a native of Herefordshire, was born about 1565: 
he was the son of John Guiliim, who resided at Minsterworlh, in 
Gloucestershire, of Welch extraction. He received his education 
at Brazenose college, Oxford. The scholastic part of the Diapluy 
of Heruldrie, Anthony Wood asserts, was written by Dr. John 
Barkham, who composed it in his younger years; but the work 
is evidently nut the production of a young man : much classical 
rending and skill were necessary to mctliodize so complicated a 
study ; and this assertion of Wood does not otherwise appear 
very probable. The obtaining an extraordinary a[)[)ointment, 
Portsmouth-Pursuivant, where little emolument could accrue, seems 
to indicate the author's natural bent, and to have been bestowed 
upon him as a means of forwarding his pursuits. The highly com- 
plimentary verses prefixed to the volume, by his senior.s in office, 
can hardly be supposed to have been written with an intention to 
sanction a fiction, in allowing him the merit of another's labours. 
Guiliim himself does not hesitate to claim the merit of originality : 
in his dedication to the King, he says, " I am the first who brought 
a method into this Heroic art." — It is rather singular that Guiliim 
should at length have succeeded Wyrloy, as Rouge-Croix, in 1618, 



who had also been accused of affixing liis name to a book of which 
another was the author. 

Cuillim did not rise to the superior office of a herald ; he died 
Kouge-Croix Piir.suivanl, May 7, 1621. 

Among-st the MSS. in the library of the late Minquess of Towns- 
hend was one entitled, " Elcmentarye iiudimentes of the Arte of 
Armorye," by John Guillim, with tricks of arms throughout. 

In the library of the cathedral at Litchfield is a curious MS. by- 
Mr. St. John CJuillim, dedicated to his kinsman Mr. John Guillim, 
containing a Preface of 8 pages, and the following Ceremonials: — 

1. " The Pompous Soleinnizinge of the Intermente of that reve- 
rende and learned Doctor of Divinitye, Martin Luther, A. D. 
1546."— Page 9 to 23. 

2. " The Solemne Funerall of Hugh, Bishoppe of Lincolne." — 
Page 24 to 27. 

3. " The Order prescribed by Philippe, the seconde of that 
name. King of Spayne." — Page 28 to 3L 

4. " The stately and sumpteous Funerall of the late most mightye 
and puissant Kinge Henrye the IV. the Kinge of Fraunce and Na- 
varre, solemnized in Paris at St. Dennys, the 29th and 30th dayes 
of June, Anno Dom. 1610.'— Page 32 to 80. 

5. *' The stately, magnificent, and solemne Proceedynge of the 
Traine that accompanyed the Corpse of our late Sovereyne, Ladye 
Elizabeth."— Page 81 to 99. 

6. " The Magnificent Funerall of the righte high, mightie, farr 
renowned, and most religious Prince Henrye, Prince of Wales, 
Duke of Cornwall, Counte Pallatine of Chester, Earle of Carricke, 
and Knighte of the most noble Order of the Garter." — P. 99 to 123. 

And upon page 124 are " Ordinances made by Charles the Greate, 
who lived in the year of our Savior Christe 700, appoyntinge in 
what manner the image or representation of everye man of noble 
and valorous carriage should be formed and placed upon his sepul- 
cher, in armes, accordinge to the worthynes of theyr actions per- 
formed in theyr lyfetlme." 


His Majestie's Commission to all the Lords and 
others of the Privie Counsell, touching the 


Creation of Baronets; whereunto are annexed, 
divers instructions, and His Majestie's letters 
Patent, containing the forme of the said 
Creation, also the forme of an oalh to be 
taken by the said Baronets. 

Imprinted at London, by Robert Barker. 1611. Ato. 

The Older of Baronets of" England was originally instituted iiport 
the following occasion : Sir Oliver Lambert having reduced the 
province of Ulster, in Ireland, the King, in order to preserve it in 
subjection, and encourage a plantation therein by the English, in- 
stituted the hereditary dignity o{ baronet. May 22, 1611. They 
engaged singly to maintain 30 foot-soldiers in Ireland, for three 
years, at the rate of Hd. English by the day ; and to pay the first 
year's wages into the Exchequer, at one payment, upon passing 
their patents, which with the fees of honour amounted to 1200/. 
— Sir Robert Cotton is considered to have been the principal sug- 
gester of this project to augment the royal revenue ; he was himself 
chosen a baronet in the first year, his name being the thirty- fifth 
on the list. The following are among his MSS. in the British Mu- 
seum, Faustina, C. 8.: — 

" Queries about some doubtful words in the Patents of Baronets."^ 

" Motives to induce the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the 
House of Commons, to solicit tlie King to abolish the degree of 

" Baronets' suits to King James I. about their and their wives' 
dignity and precedence." 



The Decree and Establishment of the King's 
Maiestie, upon a controuersie of Precedence, 
betweene the yonger sonnes of Viscontes and 
Barons, and the Baronets ; and touching- 
some other points also, concerning as well 
Bannerets as the said Baronets, made the 
28th of May, 10th of his reign in England, 
and 45th of Scotland. London. I6l2. A^to. 



O. Leigh.— 1(312. 

Tlie Accedence of Arniorie, newly corrected 
and augmented. 1612. 4to. Pages 24-1. 

At tl)e fiiil is the colophon : " London, printed by John Jag- 
};ard, dwelhniT neare the Temple-gate, at the signe ot" the Ilande 
and Starre. 1012." 

There are also some omissions in this edition of Gerard Leigh's book, 
and a few of the cuts of the shields are here without their charge. 
The additions are " The manner of Arms of the five conquerors of 
England," p. 35. — " A Catalogue of the Ancient Arms belonging 
imto England," ]). 41 to 44, and some others by an editor perfectly 
conversant with the subject. 


H. Peacham.— 1G12. 

Minerva Britanna, or a Garden of Hcroical 
Denises, furnished, and adorned with Em- 
blem es and Impressas of sundry natures. 
Newly devised, morahzed, and published by 
Henry Peacham, Mr. of Artes. 

London: printed in Slioe-lane, at the signe of the Faulcon, by 
Wa. Bight. 1612. ^to. Pages 228. 

Dedicated to " Henrie, Prince of Wales," &c. Opposite to the 
dedication are the Prince's feathers, coronet, and motto, surrounded 
by the rose and thistle entwined together, with a Latin epigram 
beneath. Then follow " An Address to the Header," " Poems to 
Prince Henry," and "Commendatory Verses" by The. Ileywood, 
William Segar, and E. S. Then commences the work, each page 
containing an emblem neatly cut in wood, many of them inscribed 
to the author's contemporaries, both at home and abroad. At 
p. 101 a secon<l part begins, w ith a new title, " The Author to his 
Muse," and ends with the Author's Conclusion. 

A fine copy of this book, in Bihl. Ang. Poetica, is marked SI. 




An Epicede, or Funerall Song : On the most 
disastrous Death, of the High- borne Prince 
of Men, Heniy Prince of Wales, &c. With 
the Funeralls and Representation of the Hearse 
of ihe High and niightie Prince; Prince of 
Wales, Duke of Cornewaile and Rolhsaj^ 
Count l^alatine of Chester, Earle of Carick, 
and late Knight of the most Noble Order of 
the Garter. Which Noble Prince deceased 
at St. James, the sixt day of Nouembcr, I6l2, 
and was most Princely interred the seuenth 
day of December following, within the Ab- 
bey of Westminstei*, in the Eighteenth yeere 
of his Age. 

London : printed by T. S. for John Budge, and are to he sould at 
his shop at the great south dore of Pauleys, and at Brittaine's 
Bursse. 1612, 4/o. Pages 32. 

This tract, by George Chapman, the dramatic writer and trans- 
lator of Homer, is dedicated to " his anictionate and trve friend, 
Mr. Henry Jones." 

The death of this hopeful Prince was rcj^relled by the whole 
kingdom, and was the occasion of the following publications, more 
numerous than upon any similar event, mid all particularly rare: — 

" Prince Ikiuie's Obsequies, by George Wyther. 1G12." 4to. 
— To this is prefixed a wood-cut of the Hearse that was set up in 
Westminster abbey. 

This tract is reprinted in the Restituta, vol. i. p. 384; vide &ko 
an engraving of the hearse in Sandford's Gencnlogical Hisioiy of 
England, b. vii. 

" Great Briltan's Mourning Garment at the Funerall of Prince 
Henry, &c. 1G12," 4/o. — \i(\e British Bibliographer,- \o\.\v. p. 37. 


" Great Jiritainc, all in Blacke. For the incomparable loss of 
Henry, our late worthy Prince. By John Ttiylor. London: printed 
by E. A. for J. Wright. 1612." ^lo. Pages \Q. 

Preceding the title is a hall-length of Prince Henry exercising 
with the pike. The tract is dedicated to " Sir Robert Dowglasse," knt. 
The author was the celebrated water-poet. 

" Luetus Posthumus sive erga Defunctum Illustrissimum Henri- 
cum Walliae Principum. Oxon. 1612." 4<o. 

" The Laudable Life, and Deplorable Death of our late peerlesse 
Prince Henry. Briefly represented, &c. by I. M. Master of Artes. 
London: printed hy Ediv. Allde for Thomas Pauier. 1612." \to. 
P-ages 44. 

The author was Jannes Maxwell: Vide Bibl. Ang. Poet. p. 215, 
where the tract is marked 10 guineas. 

" Two Elegies, consecrated to the never-dying Mcmorie of the 
most worthily admyred ; most hartily loved ; and generally be- 
wayled Prince; Henry Prince of Wales. London : printed by T. S. 
for Richard Moore. 1613." 4to. Pages -34. 

The first elegy is by Christopher Brooke; the second, by Wil- 
liam Browne. 

" A Fvnerall Elegie, vpon the death of the late most hopefull 
and illustrious Prince, Henry Prince of Wales. Written by 
Thomas Heywood. 1613." 4to. Pages 22.— Dedicated to the 
" Earle of Worcester," &c. 

" A Monvmental Colvmne, Erected to the lining Memory of the 
euer-glorious Henry, late Prince of Wales. By lohn Webster. 
1613." 4to. Pages \8. — Dedicated to " Sir Robert Carre, viscovnt 
Rochester," K. G. &c. 

" A Griefe on the death of Prince Henrie. Expressed in a 
broken Elegie, according to the nature of such a sorrow, by Cyril 
Tovrneur. 1613." 4to. Pnges,20.— Dedicated to " Maister George 
Carie." At the end are verses " On the Representation of the Prince 
at his Funeralls," and " On the Succession." 

" The Three Sisters' Teares. Shed at the late Solemne Funerals 
of the Royall deceased Henry, Prince of Wales, &c. R. N. Oxon. 
London : printed by T. S. for Richard Redmer. 1613." 4to. pp.40. 

This poetical tract, by Richard Niccols, is dedicated to Lady 
Hay : the three sisters are Angela, Albana, and Cambera, allegori- 
cal personages. 


" Lamentations for the death of the late Illustrious Prince Henry, 

and the Dissolution of his Religious Familie. By Price. 

1613." 4(0. 

" Spiritual Odours to the Memory of Prince Henry. Oxford. 
1613." 4/0. 

" Lachryrase Lachrymaru. Or the Spirit of Teares, distilled for 
the on-tymeiy death of the incomparable Prince, Panaretus. By 
losuah Syluester, n. d." 4/o. 

Printed only on one side, allegorical figures round the borders. 

" Memoriae Sacrae Henrici Walliae principis, &c. Laudatio Fu- 
nebris, a Nethersole. Cantab. 1617." Ato. 

" Songs on the untimely death of Prince Henry, pricked out to 
the Lute or Viol. By Joh. Coprario. 

The author's real name was Cooper, who changed it in Italy : Vide 
Athencc, vol. i. p. 484. 


Les Triumphecs, Entrees, Cartels, Turnois, 
Ceremonies, et autres magnificences faites en 
Angleterre, et au Palatinat, pour le Marriage 
et Reception de Mons. le Prince Frideric V. 
Comte Palatin du Rliin, Electeur, et de 
Madam Elisabeth, Fille unique et Princesse 
de la Grande Bretaigne, &c. 

A Heilddbergh. 1613. 8ro. 


The Marriage of the Two Great Princes 
Fredericke and Elizabeth. 

London. 1613. 4to. 



The Marriapc of Prince Fredcricke and ihe 
King's daugliLcr ihe Lad}' Elizabeth upon 
Shrove Sunday lasl. London. 16"13. 4^0, 


G. Wither.— 1613. 

Epithahimia, or Nuptial Poems upon the most 
blessed and happy Marriage between the 
High and mighty Prince Frederick the fifth 
Count Palatine of the Rhyne, Duke of Ba- 
vier, &c. and the most vertuous, Gracious, 
and Thrice-Excellent Princess Elizabeth, sole 
daughter to our dread Souereign James, by 
the Grace of God King of Great Britain, &c. 
Celebrated at Whitehall the 14 of Feb. 16'12. 
Written by G. Wither. London. 1613. 4/0. 

This tract, which contains many curious passages, is reprintfd 
in Restiiuta, vol. i. p. 435 ; and in the same book, p. 447, is a copy 
of the pedigree of George Wither, the poet, from the Visitation- 
Book of Hampshire, in 1634. 

The ceremony of the marriage was performed by George Ab- 
bot, archbishop of Canterbury, and the bride and bridegroom were 
splendidly treated upon the occasion by the city of London. 

A representation of the Naval Fight on the Thames at this mar- 
riage, an engraving, is mentioned by Gough, Brit. Topog. p. 350. 

About the end of April, they were attended to Heidelbergh, 
the Elector's capital, by many of the nobility of England. 

In tlie British Museum, Bibl. Cott. Vitel. Il6, is the "Articles 
of the Treaty of Marriage between Frederick Count Palatine and 
EHzabeth daughter of James I." and also ■' Considerations on the 
Match proposed between Elizabeth daughter of James I. and the 
Prince of Piedmont." 



The Declaration of King James concerning the 
Title ofPrince Charles to the Duchy of Corn wall. 

Printed by His Majestic' s spcciall comiuundement. Anno IG ! 3. Folio. 

The King's declaration was founded upon the statute of 11 of 
Edward III. by virtue of which, Prince Charles, now his eldest son, 
enjoyed the honour, style, and dignity of duke of Cornwall. 

T. Campion.— 1613. 
A Relation of the Royal Entertainment given 
by the Lord Knowles to Qneene Anne, in 
her progress towards Bath. By Thomas 
Campion. 1613. 4cto. 

The author had the honour to be named, by the learned Camden, 
with Spenser, Sydney, Drayton, and other the chief of our Englif^h 
poets. — Atlience, vol. i. p. 848. 


R. Nayle.— 1613. 

The Queen*s Entertainment at J^ristow. By 

Robert Nayle. London. 16 13. 4to. 

" The Entertainment of the Queene's Majestie at Wells, in the 
year 16 13," extracted from the records of that place, is printed in 
the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. Ixxxiii. part i. p. 6'24; and a cir- 
cumstantial account of King James's visit to the university of Cam- 
bridge, in 1G15, is in Hawkin's edition of Ignoramus, 8vo. 1787, 
printed from Miscellaneous State-Papers, 4to. 1778. 

J. Selden. — 1614. 
Titles of Honor, by John Selden. — Lucilil's 
Persium non euro legere: Leliian Dccijfium xolo. 

London ; by William Stansby for John Helme, and are to be sold at 
his shop in St.Dunstan's Cliurch-yard. 1614. 4lo. Pages :19\. 



This work is dcdirattd to liis " most bf^loved Friend and cham- 
ber-fellow M. Edward Hey ward," dated Inner Temple, Sept. 23, 
1611, and followed by ^'x linos of Greek " to that singular Glory 
of our Nation and Li,t;ht of Britainc, M.Camden, Clarenceulx, by 
J. Selden ;" and an "Encomiastic Poem, in Engli?h rythmes," 
by Ben Jonson, " t,o his honor'd Friend, Mr. John Selden." 

Bishop Nicolson, in his Historical Library, remarks that, " As 
to what concerns our nobility and gentry, all that come within 
either of those lists will allow, that Mr. Selden's Titles of Honor 
ought first to be perused, for the gaining a general notion of the dis- 
tinction of a degree from an emperor down to a country gentleman." 

A second edition, with additions, in folio, was published in 1631 ; 
and a third, in 1672. In the second edition of this work, Selden 
left out several considerable passages which are in the first. See 
Dr. Wilkin's letter to Bishop Nicolson, in 1721. — Letters, p. 541. 

A Latin translation, by Simon John Arnold, was published at 
Francfort, in 1696. 



The Marlyrdome of Saint George of Cappado- 
cia: Titular Patron of England, and of the 
most Noble Order of the Garter. 

Printed at London, for William Barley, dwelling in Bis/iopsgate- 
street. I6l4. 4to. Pages 32. 

The above poem is dedicated by the publisher to " Mr. George Shil- 
liton. Justice of the Peace, the King's Receiver for Yorkshire, and 
one of the chief Clarks of the Star-C[)amber," followed by another 
dedication " To all the noble, honovrable, and worthy in Great 
Brittaine, bearing the name of George; and to all other the trve 
friends of Christian Chivalrie, lovers of Saint George's name and 
vertues." After the poem are lines, entitled Sapphics, &c. 

The tract is rare, and is marked in the Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica 
at 10 guineas. 


W. FENNOR.--1616. 

Fennor's Descriplions, or a True Relation of 
Certaine and diners Speeches, spoken be- 


fore the King and Queene's most excellent 
Maiestie, the Prince his Highnesse, and the 
Lady Ehzabeth's Grace. By WilUam Fen- 
nor, his Maiestie's seruant. 

London : printed by Edward Griffin for George Gibbs, and are to 
be sold at his shop in Paula's Churchyard, at the signe of the 
Fioser Deluce. 1616. ito. Pages 4A. 

This is dedicated to William, earl of Pembroke, K. G. &c. One 
of the speeches is " The originall and continuance of the most 
noble Order of the Garter, as it was spoken before the King's 
Maiestie on St. George's Day last, anno Dom. 1616," by W . Fennor. 



The Entertainment by Water at Clielsey and 
Whitehall, at the lleceivino; of Charles, 
Prince of Wales. I616. 4to. 

At the sale of the White-Knights collection, the above tract sold 
for 4 guineas. 


Orders established by the Societie of Armes of 
London. I6I6. 8vo. 

A MS. entitled " A certeyne Forme of Orders to bee prescribed 
to the Officers of Armes, for Reformation of Abuses and Preven- 
tion of Corruptions deepely rooted and not easy to be removed, by 
Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, &c. and one of the Lords 
Commissioners for the office of Earl Marsliall of England," is men- 
tioned in Park's Royal and Noble Authors, vol. v. p. 366, Addenda 
to vol. ii. 

The Earl of Northampton died in 1614. 



W. v.— 1616. 

The Ilisloiy of the noble Robert Fitzwalter, 
Lord of" A\ oodham, in Essex, and of his 
Ancestors. By W. V. Lo?Kion. 16 16. 4io. 

The above title is given from (iore's Catalogue, p. 56. 

The barony of Fitz-Walter was at this period merged in the 
earldom of Sussex, held by Robert Radclyfle, the fifth earl of that 


- - - - 1617. 

Three Patents, concerning the honovrable de- 
gree and dignitie of Baronets ; The first con- 
taining the Creation and Grant. The second, 
a Decree, with addition of other Priuileges. 
The thirde, a Confirmation and Explanation. 

Imprinted at London, hy Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most 
excellent Majestic. Anno 1617. 4fo. Pages 39. 

The second, at page l8, is the same as Art. LXXXIII. 


A Regulation of Fees appointed to be paid by 
all degrees to the Officers of Arms, for re- 
gistering their Funeral Certificates. Printed 
by order of the Commissioners for executing 
the office of Earl Marshall. Anno I6I8. 

A Folio Sheet. 

To this regulation the Arms of the Commissioners, within the 
Garter, are appendant, in the manner of seals. For the manner of 
registering Funeral certificates, see Bigland on Parochial Registers, 
p. 14 to 29, where are several, extracted from the originals, in the 
CoUese of Arms. 


There was also printed "An Order of the Comraissioners for the. 
office of the Earl Marshall respecting- Tradesmen intermeddlinf>- 
with the Marshallinjj of Arms, &c. 1G18." 

H. Holland.— 1()18. 

Basiliologia : a Book of Kings; being the trve 
and liuely Effigies of all our English Kings, 
from the Conquest vntil this present, with their 
seuerall Coatsof Arms, Impresses, and Deuices, 
and a briefe Chronologie of their Lines and 
Deaths, elegantly grauen on copper. 

London : printed for H. Holland, over against the Exchange. 1G18. 


At the upper part of the title are portraits of Kinof James and 
Anne his queen, with the figure of Fame. — R. E. scidpsit. 

The hook is extremely rare : it contains many highly-valued por- 
traits by the family of Pass, Elstracke, and others. 


H. G.— 1618. 
The Mirrour of Majestic, or the Badges of Ho- 
nour conceitedly emblazoned, with Emblems 
annexed. Poetically unfolded. By H. G. 

Printed at London. 1618. 4to. 

About this time Emblems elucidated by short explanations in 
rhyme, were fashionable, and this is an instance of an adaptation of 
armorial devices to similar conceits : page 33 has the arms of the 
Earl of Dorset. — Vide Daliaway's Heraldic Inquiries, p. 241. 

At the sale of the White Knights collection, the late James 
Perry, Esq. paid 18/. for a book with the same title, printed for 
" W. Jones, 1619." 

R. Brooke.— 1019. 
A Catalogue and Succession of the Kings, 
Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earles, and 


Viscounls of this Reahiie of England, since 
the Norman Conquest, to tliis present yeare, 
]6l9- 'iogether with their Amies, Wiues, 
and Children ; the times of their deaths and 
burials, with many of their memorable Ac- 
tions. Collected by Raphe Brooke, Esquire, 
Yorke-Herauld: Discouering, and Reforming 
many errors committed, b}^ men of other pro- 
fession, and lately published in Print; to the 
great wronging of the Nobility, and Preiu- 
dice of his Maiestie's Officers of Armes, who 
are onely appointed and sworne to deal faith- 
fully in these causes. — Quarn quisq. norit atfew, 
in hac se exerceat. 

Printed by William laggard, and sold at his house in Barbican. 
1619. Folio. Pages 276. 

This book is dedicated to the King, and there is also an address 
to the Commissioners for the office of Earl Marshal, each occupy- 
ing 2 pages, followed by 7 pages of " Errors published in Print, 
to the great preiudice of those they concerne;" then commences 
" The Catalogue of the Kings of England," containing 43 pages 
not numbered. At page 1 begins *' The Catalogue of Nobility," 
the blazon of the arms is given with blank shields; it is continued 
to page 276 ; then " A Table of the seuerall Catalogues contained in 
this Booke," and two pages of " Faults escaped in Printing." 

A curious copy of this volume is preserved in the Bodleian library 
at Oxford, filled with marginal notes, fairly written, and this re- 
mark on the first page : " N. B. — This Note, and the rest of the 
Notes in this book, are the handwriting of William Camden, Cla- 
rencieux. Iia testor, Peter le Neve, Norroy, 1709. There are 
some Notes of Vincent's." 

This first edition was considered by its author deficient in that 
correctness he had aimed to excel in, and it was by him reprinted 
in 1622, in which year it was animadverted upon by Augustin 



- 1620. 

A Pattern for a King's Inauguration. By 
Kins^ James. Printed in 1620. 12nio. 

This work is not mentioned in the Royal and Noble Authors. 


A List, in Order, of All such as it hath pleased 
his Most Excellent Ma.*y. to Honour with the 
Degree, Title, and Dignity of Baronets, un- 
til! this 18"' yeare of his most happy raygne. 
A" Dili, 1620. 

The above is a folio sheet, exhibiting- the Arms of the Baronets, 
one hundred and twenty-seven in number. The last is " Sir Ri- 
chard Barney, of Parkehall, co. Norff." The shields are arranged 
13 in length by 10 in depth, and the last 3 are left blank. 

J. Taylor. —1622. 

A Briefe Remembrance of all the English 
Monarchs, with their Raignes, Deaths, and 
places of Burial ; From the Norman Con- 
quest unto our most gratious Soveraigne. By 
John Taylor. Printed by George Eld. 1622. 

H. Peacham.— 1622. 
'I'he Compleat Gentleman, Fashioning him ab- 
solute in the most necessary and commenda- 
ble Qualities concerning Mind or Bodie, that 
may be required in a noble Genllemaii. By 


Henry Pcacliain, Mr. of Arts, sometime of 
Trinity Coll. in Cambridge. 

Imprinted at London , for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at lii.s 
shop at the white lio in Panic's Church-j/ard. 1622. 4to. pp. ^l 1 . 

Tliere is an engraved title by Belaram. After a table of tlie 
chapters, in nnml)er sixteen, is a dedication to Mr. Wilbam Howard, 
youngest son of Thomas earl of Arundel, 4 pages; at the end of 
which, tlie author takes his leave from his " house at llogsdon, by 
London, May 30;'' then follows an Address to his Reader, pp. 3. 
At page 1 ihe first chapter commences, "Of NobiHtie in Generall : 
that it is a Plant from Heaven; the Roote, Branches, Fruit," — 
Chapter the I3th treats "Of Armorie, or Blazon of Armes, with 
the Antiquity and Dignilie of Heralds," in a compendious and 
scientific manner, and refers occasionally to the early English writers 
as his authority. At page 151 he thus directs the Reader's atten- 
tion to Foreign ivorks : " If you would farther proceed in Nobilitie 
or Heraldry, I would wish you to reade these bookes of Nobilitie 
in generall — 

" Simon Simonius, De Nobilitate, in quarto, printed at Leipsig, 

" ChassancEus, his Catalogus Glorias Mundi. 

" Hippolitus a Collibus, his Axiomata Nobilitatis. 

"■ Conclusiones de Nobilitate et Doctoratu, published by one of 
Meckleburg, who concealeth his name, printed 1621, dedicated to 
the Archbishop of Brenie. 

" Pelrus Fritzitis, Counseller to the Elector of Brandenburge, 
published, Conclusiones de Nobilitate, in quarto. 

" Lionellus, De Praecedentia Hominum. 

" Of the Spanish Nobilitie these authors haue written: 

" Joannes ab Arce Offalora, in folio. 

" Priuilegios y Franquezas y libertades dcs hijos d'algos. Jit Sen- 
niorio de Vizcaia, &c. in fol. 

" Ludovicus de Moliina, De Primogeniorum Hispanicorum, iure 
&c. in fol. 

" Josephus de Sesse, in Decis. Aragon. Decis. 8, 9, 10, &c. 

" Gonzales de Corte his Nobleza del Andaluzia, in fol. 

" Of Italy, Sicily, Naples, &c. 
" Scipio Mazzella, nelle Neapoli lllustrata, in quarto. 
" Paulus Merula, in Cosmograph. lib. iii. pt. 3, in Italian. 


" Of Francr. 
" The Workes of TlUet, Feroii, Charles L'Oiseaii, Choppin, The- 
atre d'Honneur." 

" Of (Veumany, or The Empire. 
" Fran. Conlzen, liis Politiqiies, in fol. 
" The Collections of Goldastus, with some others." 

"The Practise of Blazonrie" which follows, is illustrated with 
numerous wood-cuts, and concludes at page 176 with a notice of 
Vincent's Discoverie of Eirours in Brooke's Catalogue : "If yon 
would proceede further in hiazonry, and the true knowledge of the 
descents of our English Nobility, I refer you to that exact, iust, 
and elaborate worke of my singular and learned friend Master 
Augustine Vincent, Rouge-croix, very shortly to be published ; 
which let it be unto you (of all that haue written in that kiiide) 
Instar omnium," &.C. The definitions of the terms of Blazonry in 
Dr. Johnson's Dictionary , are wholly derived from Peacham. The 
Compleat Gentleman aUo treats of every necessary accomplishment 
befitting that character, and was a very popular work during the 
17th century: there are editions of the years 1620, 1627, 1634, 
1642, and 1661, 

R. Brooke.— 1622. 
A Calalogue and succession of the Kings, 
Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earles, and 
Viscounts of this Realme of England, since 
the Norman Conquest, to this present jeere 
1622. Together with their Armes, Wiues, 
and Children ; the times of iheir Deaths and 
Burial, witli manj^ of their memorable Ac- 
tions. Collected bj Ralph Brooke, Esquire, 
Yorke-Herauld, and by him inlarged, with 
amendment of diuers faults, committed by the 
Printer, in the time of the Author's sicknesse. 
— Quam qidsq. norit artem, in hac sc exerceat. 

1622. Folio. Pages 392. 


An oriiamei)led title is iitcd, a.s described to Guillim's Display, 
vide page 72. 

The sanu; dedication to Kimjj^ James is prefixed to this volume 
as to the former work in 1619, followed by an address ''To the 
Honourable and iudicious Reader" : — 

" You haue here a Second Edition of this Booke, which I haue 
not onely much inlarged, with diners good Notes and Records, 
omitted in the former Impression; But amended also, many escapes, 
and mistakings, committed by the Printer, whilst my sicknesse ab- 
sented me from the Presse, at the first publication. 

" Those slips haue giuen my enuious detractors occasion to carpe 
at my labours: against which, I hope, they shall now haue no just 
cause of exception," &c. Ending thus: " Seeing then, all contra- 
dictions, are not to be receiued as vndenyable truths (and forasmuch, 
as I neither haue nor looke for, other recompence of my trauailes^ 
sane only, your fauourable censures) I desire, that if my Detractors 
shall hereafter continue their calumniations ; you would be pleased; 
First, to compare our experiences; Secondly, to obserue my intent 
in writing, with theirs in cauelling; Thirdly, to conceiue, how much 
more painefull it is, to compile a laborious volume, then to carpe 
at it. And when you haue so done, I make no doubt of your ap- 
probation, so farforth as I shall deserne. 


" Fvll fiftie winters are now spent, since I, 

First learn'd the Elements of Herauldie, 
Twice twentie also, are expired since, 

I first was sworne a seruant to my Prince; 
And with much paine, expence of time and cost. 

Many heapes of worne Records haue turn'd and tost, 
To make those names aliue againe appeare. 

Which in obliuion well nigh buried were. 
That so your Children may auoid the jarres. 

Which might arise about their Ancesters : 
And that the Lining might those Titles see 

With which their Names and Houses honour'd bee, 
For which my tedious trauaile (in the stead 

Of loue, of thanks, and that deserued meed. 
Which is my due) I daily am percu'de 

With spightful enuie, and ingratitude. 
Yea (now my aged bones desired rest) 

Vnder the frownes of greatnesse, am opprest 


And crushed lye, because (I ihinke) this booke 

Performes, too iustly what I undertooke. 
Yet I haue hope of more acceptance from 

Those future Times that after me shall come; 
For when beneath the stroke of death I fall. 

And those that Hue, those leaues examine shall, 
Detraction dyin^, you that doe remaine 

Will credit me, and thank me for my paine." 

Tliese stanzas are followed by 9 lines of " Faults committed in 
the Printing." 

At page 1 commences " The Catalogue of the Kings," which 
is continued to p. 46. Pages 47 to 379 is occupied with the Dukes, 
Earls, and Marquesses; and from p. 381 to 39'3 with the Viscounls, 
followed by a table on the last leaf. 

This is a truly valuable work, the author possessing such ready 
access to those official records, which are supposed to give the 
greatest validity to genealogical statements : from those documents 
he has seldom departed. Vincent's " Disco verie of Errors," 
written in the spirit of hostility which Brooke's conduct to the 
author's patron had provoked, tended more decidedly to establish 
the genealogies of our ancient nobility, by producing a reference 
to the Records in the Tower of London. 

A strange error in Blazonry is repeated by both tliese heralds, 
vide page 259, Brooke's Catalogue, copied by Vincent, page 401 ; 
" Robert Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford, founded the Priorie of Halfield- 
Brodoke in Essex, where hee lyeth buried crosselegged, in the year 
1221. His Amies depicted upon his shield or pavice is Gold, a 
quarter of France seme, charged with a molet Argent." The figure 
in stone now remains on the north side of the altar, much mutilated, 
but the shield being towards the wall is still perfect, bearing quar- 
terly, (no colours) in the first a mullet, the arms of Vere: the 
shield is diapered in the 1st and 4lh quarters with fretty, sejne of 
fleurs dt lis, and the 2nd and 3rd with circles and quatrefoils, which 
probably led to the mistake of the first observer. No inscription at 
present exists upon the tomb. 

Ralph Brooke appears to have been originally bred to the trade 
of a painter-stainer, of which Company he became free, Sept. 3, 
1576. He had sufficient interest to obtain an appointment in the 
College of Arms in 1580, as Rouge-Croix Pursuivant; and, after a 
service of twelve years, was promoted to be York Herald, Mar. 1 6, 
1592. His talent in tricking arms was considered to be superior to 
any in the College: to much industry he certainly added great abi- 


lily ill his profession. His (lualificaUoiis (it is presumed) recom- 
mended liim to the notice of Lord liurlci^h, vvlio favoured his 
pelilioii to the Commissioners of the OflTice of Earl Marshall, to be 
Norroy King of Arms, in 139;{. At the subsequent appointment 
of Camden, thus placed over his head, his haughty temper became 
ungovernable, and conceiving himself to have been injuriously 
treated, he determined to expose the incapacity of Clarencieux, 
as a genealogist and herald, and published " the Discoverie" of his 
errors, &c. vide Art. L. but it has been staled, that he previously 
offered his corrections of the Britannia to Camden, who refused 
his assistance, and treated him with contempt. Brooke, not subdued 
by the Latin answer of Camden, wrote " a Second Discovery of Er- 
rors, vvith a Reply to Mr. Camden's Answer," which he presented 
to the King in 1G20, who prohibited its publication. The mutual 
charges of ignorance brought forward in this literary controversy, as 
might be expected, begat a want of confidence in the statements of 
the authorized genealogists, before unknown, and which has never 
entirely sub>ided. Aware of the injury a suspicion of inaccuracy 
was likely to produce to the College, successive members of that 
body, who have had occasion to mention the dispute, have constantly 
adhered to the most powerful of the opponents, and have vilified 
the character of Brooke with opprobious and disgusting charges, see 
Anstis' Register of the Garter, vol. ii. p. 389, and " Garter Leake, 
of this wicked factious Herald," quoted by Noble, Appendix to 
Hist, of Coll. of Arms, p. 17. In the latter days of this indefatiga- 
ble assertor of his rights, in an attack made upon him, it was argued 
whether he could retain the office of a herald .? The Court at that 
time decided in his favour: this happened October 15, 1621. It 
appears from his will, that he had amassed considerable properly: 
he died in the office of York Herald, at the age of seventy-three, 
Oct. 15, 1025, and was buried at Reculver, in Kent; where, against 
the south wall, was a handsome monument erected to his memory, 
but the encroachments of the sea upon this coast has destroyed the 
church, the very site of which will soon be overwhelmed by the ocean. 


A. Vincent. — 1622. 

A Discoverie of Errours in the first Edition of 
The Catalogue of Nobiliti/, published hrj Raphe 
Brooke, Yorke Herald, 1619, and printed 


hcerwilh word for word, according to that 
Edition. With a Continuance of the Succes- 
sions, from 16 19 untill this present yeare 1622: 
at the end whereof, is annexed a Review of a 
later edition, by him stohie into the world 
1621. Bv Auoustine Vincent, Rouo;e-croix 
pursniuant of Amies. — Fro captii lectoi'li^, ha- 
bent sua fata iibelli. — Ti:iient. Maur. 

London : printed by William la<^<^ard, dwelling in Barbican, and 
are there to be sold. iG'-iS. Folio. Pages 7 17, 

This work is dedicated to the King: there is also an Epistle to 
the Earl of Arundel, Earl Marshal, in which the author announces 
his intention to proceed with " The Baronage of England, and the 
Liues of all such as haue (from the first foundation) bene Compa- 
nions of the Noble Order of the Garter, which I intend to set for- 
ward with all good speede." 

An Eipistle follows to " Raphe Brooke," curious, quaint, and 
confident : speaking of his first knowledge of that writer, he says : 
" Hee had then but newly set forth a booke against Master Cam- 
den, artificially penned, and like a scholler: I know the Doctor's 
name that penned it." He does not, however, mention the name. 

We have next an Address to Brooke, from the Printer of his first 
edition, who expresses great indignation at hearing his " name 
publickely proclaimed, and pasted on the fore-front of a book, for 
those faults whereunto the author can onely be Principall, howso- 
euer he made my Presse accessorie." The very Workmen are in 
this address brought forward to accuse him of borrowing " most of 
his materialles out of other men's copies," and also to assert " that 
if they had giuen him leaue to print his owne English, hee would 
(they say) have made his Reader, as good sport in his Catalogue 
as euer Tarleton did his audience, in a clownes part." These ex- 
tracts sufficiently shew that all was not " gentleness and modesty" 
on the part of tlie opponents of Brooke. It is now time to leave 
these angry cavillers. 

" The Opinions and Offices of sundry choice, and qualified Gen- 
tlemen, friends to the Author, touching this his Discoverie of Er- 
rors," signed by Sir William Segar Kt. Garter; Richard .St. George, 
Norroy; Sam. Thompson, Windsor \ Henry St. George, Richmond; 
II. Chitting, Chester 'j Sams. Lennard, Blew- mantle; lo. Phihpot, 


Rouge Dragon; Rich. Braithwait, lo. Bradshaw, St. Clyiie." The 
last is from John Selden, a learned epistle of 11 pages. After 
which the Catalogue of the Earls, &c. commences with Albemarle 
at page 1, ending at |)age 635; on the next page begins a Catalogue 
of Viscounts since the Norman conquest, continued to page 650. 
A new title, "A Review of Yorkes second edition of the Catalogve 
of Nobility ; Wherein he, in diuers passages, hauing aduentured to 
correct some things, either by adding to, or altering the former, 
hath (by reason of his Ignorance) fallen into more grosse absurdi- 
ties, then before, anjio Dam. 1622." — Preface, 2 pages. — The Re- 
view commences at page 653, and ends at page 717. Then follows 
" a Table, directing to the seuerall Catalogues contained in this 
Booke,'"' and a page of Errata. 

This work, brought forward under the patronage of Camden, 
was conducted by superior skill. A copy now in the library of the 
College of Arms is bound in two volumes, and interleaved; it con- 
tains very copious Mb", additions by the author, and is considered 
scrupulously accurate. Another copy, bound in three volumes, 
interleaved, and full of MS. notes ; and one with MS. notes by 
Mr. St. Loo Knivelon, are among the books bequeathed to the 
Bodleian library by the late Richard Gough, Esq. F. S. A. 

In Osborne's Catalogue, 1757, was a copy with notes by William 
Burton, the Leicestershire antiquary, and friend of the writer. 

The author was the third son of William Vincent, of Welling- 
borough, in Northamptonshire, a cadet of the Vincents of Barnack 
in that county, from whom the present Sir Francis Vincent, Bart, 
of Stoke-Dabernon, in Surrey, is lineally descended. He entered 
the College of Arms as Rouge-Rose Pursuivant-Extraordinary, 
Feb. 22, 1616, and was patronized by Camden, who employed 
him as deputy or marshal in some of his visitations : Burroughs, 
then Norroy, made him his under-keeper of the Records in the 
Tower, from which he made great collections for the use of 
Ralph Sheldon, Esq. He also wrote a treatise of " The Marshal- 
ling of all estates and degrees at publique assemblees, and funerals, 
together with their several privileges and institutions, habits, robes, 
and their fashions, herses, models, proportions, and allowances for 
the same, and also, the several fees of officers employed in the ser- 
vice." His Discoverie was dictated by gratitude, and written in 
defence of his patron, Camden : he left various collections, chiefly 
heraldic, relating to his native county. He was created Windsor- 
Herald, June 29, 1624, and died in that office January 11, 1626. 
By Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer Princecourt, of Canterbury, he 


had one son, John Vincent, also a genealogi!.t, herald, and antiquary, 
who was obliged from necessity to dispose of his father's MSS. to 
the number of 240, to Ralph Sheldon, Esq. who bequeathed them 
to the College of Arms, where they now remain. 

N° 8467, Wood's MSS. in the Ashmolean Museum, is entitled 
" Heroologia Anglica, a Genealogical History of the Creation and 
Succession of all our Princes, Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons, 
since the Norman Conquest to this day, by John Vincent." It 
comprises a continuation to the reign of Charles II. about 900 pages, 
fairly transcribed for the press, by the son of Augustin Vincent. 

A. Favine.— I(r2?3. 

The Theater of Honour and Knighlhood. Or a 
Compendious Chronicle and Historie of the 
whole Christian World. Contajnjng the Ori- 
ginall of all Monarchies, Kingdomes, and 
Estates, with their Emperours, Kings, Princes, 
and Gouernours; Their Beginnings, Continu- 
ance, and Successions, to this present Time. 
The First Institution of Annes, Emblazons, 
Kings, Pleralds, and Pursuiuants of Armcs: 
With all the Ancient aud Moderne Military 
Orders of Knighthood in euery kingdome. 
Of Duelloes or Single Combates, with their 
Originall, Lawes, and Observations. Likewise 
of loustes, Tomneyes, and Tournaments, and 
Orders belonging to them. Lastly of Funerall 
Pompe, for Emperours, Kings, Princes, and 
meaner Persons, with all the Rites and Cere- 
monies fitting for them. Written in French, 
by Andrew Favine, Parisian: and Aduocate 
in the High Court of Parliament, mdcxx. 

London : printed by William laggard, dwelling in Barbican, and 
are there to be sold. 162'{. Folio. 


This work, which is a translation of " Lc Tlieatre d'Honneur & 
de Chevalrie, par Andre Favin : a Paris, \G20," 2 vols. 4to. is 
dedicated by its publisher to the Right Hon. Sir Henry Mon- 
tagu, Kt. Lord Baron of KiraboUon, Viscount Mandeviile, and 
Lord President of the Privy Council, pp. 2. The French author's 
Epistle dedicatory, "To the most Noble and Learned Lord, Mon- 
sieur Maistre Nicholas Le Clerc, Lord of Franconuilie, of Trem- 
blay, of Sainct Ren)y, &:c. Counceller to the King in his High 
Court of Parliament at Pari?, 15 June, 1619," occupies -3 pages. 
— " A Breviate of the Ten Bookes," 1 page. — " The Contents of 
all the Chapters contained in the whole ten bookes of the Historic," 
7 pages, not numbered : 12 leaves, containing duplicates of the 
numerous cuts of the collars, badges, &c, which are incorporated 
with the text in the body of the work. The first chapter com- 
mences at page 1, and the paging is continued to page 572, "the 
End of the third Booke and first Tome." The remaining seven 
books occupy 538 pages. The whole comprises the most valuable 
treatise we have in English upon the Foreign orders of knighthood ; 
there are other discussions upon Ceremonies, Combats, Precedence, 
&c. equally worth the attention of the antiquary and historian. 

W. Camden.— 1623. 

Remaines concerning Brittaine : But especially 
England, and the Inhabitants thereof: their 

Languages, Empresses, 

Names, Apparel/, 

Syrnames, Artillerie, 

Allusions, Wise Speeches, 

Anagrammes, Prouerbs, 

Armories, Poesies, 

Moneys, Epitaphs. 

The Second Impression. London : printed for Sytnun Waterson. 
1623. 4/0. 

The dedication to Sir Robert Cotton, Bart, is signed " M. N." 
the two last letters of both the names of William Camden. The 
first edition, in which the subject of Armories is not treated upon. 


was printed in 1605, under tiie title of "Hemaines of a greater work." 
Its value may be inferred from the numerous impressions it has gone 
through; viz. 1605, 14, and 23, called the 2nd; 1627, the 3rd; 
1629, the 4lh; 1636, 37, the 5th; 1657, the 6lh. The best is that 
of 1674, which edition will be more particularly noticed. Bishop 
Nicolson, in his Historical Library, p. 5, considers this as a fanciful 
treatise, but observes " There are in it a deal of good collections 
touching the languages, money, surnames, and apparel of our Bri- 
tish and Saxon ancestors, but the li>t of proper names might be 
considerably enlarged and corrected by what Scottelius, dt Ling. 
Germ. lib. v. tract. 2, and Dr. Gibson, in Append, ad C/iron, Saxon. 
have written on that subject." 

The author, William Camden, one of the most eminent English 
antiquaries, was born at London, May 2, 1551. From St. Paul's 
school he removed in 1566 to Oxford, and entered as a servitor at 
Magdalen college; and by the invitation of Dr. Thomas Thornton, 
his patron and tutor, he left it for Broadgate hall, now Pembroke 
college, and three years afterwards he removed to Christ-church. 
He quitted Oxford in 1570, and, after making a tour of England, 
came to London the next year, being then twenty years of age. In 
1575, by the interest of his friend Dr. Gabriel Goodman, dean of 
Westminster, he obtained the place of second-master of Westminster 
school, and at this time meditated his great work the Britannia, 
which after ten years' labour, he first published in 1586, ri^/e Art. xlix. 
In 1589 the prebend of llfracomb, in the cathedral of Salisbury, was 
bestowed upon him by Dr. John Piers, then bishop of that see, 
which preferment he held till his death. The fourth edition of his 
Britannia, published in 1594, engaged him in a controversy with 
the Herald Brooke, whose corrections of the pedigrees did not meet 
with that favourable reception he expected, and whoever peruses 
the Discoverie carefully, will find, that what stung the author most 
was, that a schoolmaster should meddle with descents and families, 
and at the same time treat heralds with so little respect. In the 
fifth edition of the Britannia, Camden wisely made use of the cor- 
rections, shewing nevertheless in his Latin reply, prefixed to it, the 
most perfect disdain of his antagonist's abilities. 

Richard Lee, Clarencieux King of Arms, dying Sept. 23, 1597, 
Sir Fulk Greville, Camden's intimate friend, solicited that office for 
him; but because it was not usual for a person to rise to that dig- 
nity without having first been a herald, lie was, Oct. 22, created 
Richmond Herald, and the next day Clarencieux. In 16(K) he 
published his account of the monuments in Westminster abbey, 



" Reges, Kfiriii.T, Nobiles, et alii in ccclesiu collegiata B. Petri 
Westmonasterii sepuiti, usque ad annum reparatae salutis 1600," 
4to. in which collection of epitaphs are included many that have 
been since destroyed. In Nealc's Hisl. of IVcslminsttr Abbey, the 
inscriptions and arms remaininj^ upon the monuments there, have 
been inserted with the most scrupulous attention to accuracy, and 
it is due to the unwearied industry of E. W. Brayley, to whom 
the literary department of that work was intrusted, to state, that 
upon a diligent comparison of Camden, Dart, Keep, and others, 
innumerable errors had hitherto appeared in each former writer. 
Camden's account was most probably transcribed by his scholars. 
The tract was reprinted with enlargements in 1603 and 1606. The 
next publication by Camden was " The Remaines," which in the 
dedication to Sir Robert Cotton he calls " the outcast rubbish of a 
greater and more serious work :" it was probably written at Con- 
nington, the geat of Sir Robert, in Huntingdonshire, where Camden 
had retired to escape the Plague. 

Tiie last edition, by him, of the Britannia, was published in 
foho, in 1607. Dr. Smith gave Hearne a copy of this edition, con- 
taining notes and emendations, by its author, in the margin, and on 
little pieces of paper fixed in their proper places: this is now in 
the Bodleian library, to which it was left by Hearne. In 1608 he 
began to digest his collections for the history of the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth ; and, when the first part was ready, he obtained the 
King's warrant to Sir Robert Cotton and himself to print and pub- 
lish it, entitled " Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum 
regnaiite Elizabetha ad ann. salutis 1589: Lond. 1615." Folio. 
The materials whence this history was compiled are most of them to 
be found in the Cottonian collection of MSS. in the British Museum. 
The second part was not published in the author's lifetime, but was 
printed at Leyden in 1625. The most correct edition of the whole 
is that by Hearne, from Dr. Smith's copy, corrected by Camden's 
own hand, collated with another MS. The latter part of his life 
this great antiquary lived in retirement at Chiselhurst near Brom- 
ley, in Kent; but in June 1619, we find him engaged in a dispute 
with Garter and Norroy Kings oi" Arms, about the appointment of 
inferior officers of arms, as his deputies, in his visitations, and a 
complaint of him was made to the Earl o Arundel, Earl-Marshal. 
He died /It Chiselhurst, Nov. 9, 1623, in the 73rd year of his age. 
In his will he directed that such of his manuscripts as concerned 
Heraldry, together with his collection of ancient seals, should go to 
his successor in the office of Clarencieux, provided he paid to his 


cousin John Wyat what sum of money Garter and Norroy should 
think fit, and agreed also to leave them to his successor in office. His 
body was removed to his house in London on 19lh November, and 
interred with great pomp in the south transept of Westminster abbey, 
near that of the learned Casauban, where a marble pedestal with his 
bust is erected to his memory. The verses written on his death were 
collected under the title of "Insignia Camdeni," Oxon. 1624, 4^o. 
The original of the portrait prefixed to the Britannia was painted 
by Marc Garrard, from which the engraving, as an appropriate 
frontispiece to the " Bibliotheca Heraldica," is derived. 

In Morgan's Sphere of Gentry, 1661, fol. lib. ii. p. 106, is a pa- 
tent by Camden in Latin, followed by a list of names of gentry 
who either had an exemplification or new grants of arms from him, 
with their coats blazoned. 


The Arrival of Prince Cliarles at jMadrid, 

1623, and the Pope's Letter to the Prince. 

1623. 4/0. 



The Joy full Returne of Prince Charles from the 
Court of Spain, with a Relation of his magni- 
ficent Entertainment at Madrid. 16"23. 4/o. 



A Continuation of a ibrmer Relation of the Enter- 
tainment of the Prince at ]\fadrid. 1623. 4^o. 

These three tracts relate to the Quixotic expedition of Prince Charles 
and the IMarquess of Buckingham. They embarked at Dover upon 
Tuesday, 18 Feb. 1623, and landed at Boulogne, from whence they 
travelled through France under the assumed names of Thomas and 
John Smith, and at Paris .»aw Henrietta-Maria, Charles's future queen. 
They arrived at Madrid on the 6th of March, at which place the 
Prince received the letter from Pope Gregory XV. dated April 20, 
1623. They landed at Portsmouth upon their return, on the 6th 
of October the same year, and immediately went post to London, 
when great rejoicings took place throughout the kingdom. 



E. Garrard.— 1624. 

The Coviilrie GcntleiDan Moderator. Collec- 
tions of such intermarriages, as haue becne 
belweene ihe two Iloyall Lines of England 
and Spaine, since the Conquest : with a short 
view of the stories of the hues of those Princes. 
And also some obseruations of the passages : 
with diuers reasons to moderate the Country 
peoples passions, feares, and expostulations, 
concerning the Prince his Royall Match and 
State Affaires. Composed and Collected by 
Edm. Garrard. 

At London : printed by Edward All — de. 1624. Ala. Pages 67. 

In the Address to the Reader, the Author explains his intention 
in putting forth this work as a moderator to qualify the passions of 
the Country people, and prevent their expostulating of the Prince- 
Royal's match and the affairs of slate, and teach them not to looke 
•where Lj/ons wake or sleepc : "These my endeauours being but 
merely coUectios out of our English chronicles — the witnes of lime, 
the light of truth, the memoriall of life, and report of antiqui- 
tie," &c. 

There was published about the same lime a curious print of this 
intended marriage with the Infanta, Christ giving the benediction, 
inscribed " Rosa Hispani-Anglica." 


"Jacobus et Anna," &c. an engraving by Michael Burghers, 
whole lengths, under arches, with their genealogy. 

"Progenies JACOB! et ANNA, R. R. Mag. Bhit. viz. Hen- 
Ricus, Carolus, Elizabetha, Maria, et Sophia. In ea- 
dem tabula, R. R. Bohemi.e: 1. Frederic; 2. Carolus; 
3. Elizabetha; 4. Robertus ; 5. Mauritius; 6. Lovisa- 
Hollandina; 7. Ludovicus." — Will. Passceus sc. 1621. A 
large half-sheet. 


King James died at Theobald's on Sunday, March 27, 1625, 
tet. 59, having reigned twenty-two years and three days. The 
Royal corp.-e was removed to Denmark-house (now Somerset-house) 
where it lay in state from the 23rd of April until the interment on 
the 17lh of May, 1625: "his hearse was more royally adorned 
than hath beene knowne for former princes."— Howe's Stoive's 

The Ceremonial of the Funeral of King James I. with drawings 
in pen and ink of all the standards, &c. is in the British Museum. 
—Lansdowne MS. N° 885, fol. 127. 

REIGN OF KING CHARLES 1.-1625-1649. 



A True Discourse of all the Rojal Passages, 
Triumphs, and Ceremonies, observed at the 
Contract and Mariage of die high and mighty 
Charles King of Great Britaine; and the most 
excellentest of Ladies, the Lady Henrietta 
Marie of Burbon, sister to the most Christian 
King of France. Together with her Journey 
from Paris to Bulloigne, and thence unto 
Dover in England, where the King met her, 
and the manner of their Enterview. 

London. 1635. 4to. 



A Relation of the Glorious Triumphs and Order 
of the Ceremonies in the Marriage of King 
Charles and Henrietta Maria. The Treaty 
of Marriage between K. Charles and Hen- 
rietta Maria. London. 1625. 4to. 

This latter tract, at tlie sale of the Gordonstoun library, sold for 



Epithalamium Gallo Britannicum: or Great 
Bri tallies, Frances, and the most parts of 
Europes uns])eakable joy for the most happy 
Union and blessed Contract of the High and 
mighty Charles Prince of Wales, and the 
Lady Henrietta Maria, &c. 

Are to be sold by Thomas Archer, at the Horse Shoe, Pope's Head 
Alley. 1625. 4^0. 

This book, which is extremely rare, has a curious print of Charles 
and Henrietta, whole lengths, joining hands ; round it are the ge- 
nealogies of both families, the Koyal arms above, and verses under- 
neath. A copy of it is in the library of the Hon. George Nassau, 
vide " Repertorium Bibliographicum," p. 381. 

The Earls of Holland and Carlisle were his Majesty's ambassadors 
and commissioners, to complete the ceremomy of the espousals at 
Paris. The marriage was there solemnized on Sunday, 1 1 May, 1625, 
in the church of Notre-Dame. The Cardinal de Richelieu per- 
formed the rites. The Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Mont- 
gomery were sent to Paris to conduct the Queen to this country : 
she embarked at Boulogne on board an English man of war, and 
was convoyed by a fleet of nearly 30 ships of the Royal navy. The 
King met her at Dover, and at Canterbury consummated the mar- 
riage ; from Canterbury the Royal pair proceeded to Gravcsend, 
and then entered their barge, passing up the river in a triumphant 
manner : they arrived at Whitehall about 6 o'clock in the evening 
of the 16th of June, and the next day held a Royal feast in honour 
of their nuptials. 

The coronation took place on Candlemas-day, Thursday Feb. 2, 
1626, but the usual ridmg in state through the city of London was 
dispensed with, on account of the expense. 

The Ceremonial of the Coronation of Charles I. at Edinburgh, 
June 18, 1633, is in the British Museum.— HaW. 3IS. 4707. 



F. Markham.— 1625. 

The Booke of Honovr, or Five Decads of Epis- 
tles of Jlonovr. Written by Francis Markham. 

London: printed by Augustine Matthewes and John Norton. 1G25. 
Folio. Pages 200. 

This volume is dedicated to the King. It contains 10 Epistles, 
each of which has its separate dedication; the first to the Prince- 
Palatine of the Rhine, and the last to the Right Honourable Francis, 
lord-viscount of St. Aiban. 

The author was the brother of Gervase Markham, who published 
the Gentleman's Academy, vide p. 47 ante. 


The Emperial Achievement of our Dread So- 
veraigne King Charles, together with the 
Armes, Crests, Supporters, and Mottowes of 
all the several Companies and Corporations 
of the famous Citty of London ; as they now 
bear them. 

Are to be sould by William Webb, S^c. No date. ito. 

This is a small tract, engraved in an ordinary manner. At the 
bottom of the achievement are the arms of nine Companies of Mer- 

A curious Manuscript is in the possession of T. Willemenl, 
Heraldic Artist to the King, and author of Regal Heraldry, entitled 
" The -xir worshipfull Companies or Misteries of London, with the 
Armes of all them that have been Lord Mayors, for the space al- 
most of 300 yeares, of each company perticulerly. Also most of 
the Sheriffs and Aldermen. Done Ano 1605." Small ito. 

The Epistle " To the Right Honorable Sir Thomas Low, Knight, 
Lord Mayor of the Cittie of London," is dated 24 July, 1605, and 
signed " Willw Smith, Rouge-dragon." 

The work contains " The Armes of the Cittie of London." 

Arms, Supporters, &c. of the several Companies of Merchants, 
pp. 6. Then the Arms of the Companies, each followed by the 


Arms and some Crests of the Lord Mayors of the several Compa- 
nies, with notes of their residences and places of burials, then oi" 
the Sheriffs, in all 50 pages. 

Arms of Sheriffs whose companies were unknown, pp. 4. 

The Arms of "a few of such Aldermen as never came to ho 
majors, neither sheriffs," pp. 2. 

Conclusion, in Latin and English verse, 1 page; Index of Names, 
pp. 5. Immediately preceding the poetical conclusion is the fol- 
lowing entry : " These are all that he yet come to my hands. If 
any one de»ire to know who were the rest, let him spend so much 
time in searching for them as I have done for these, and he shall 
either light on them or not find them at all." 

There is also in the British Museum a Manuscript in quarto, by 
Nicholas Charles, Lancaster herald, containing the Arms of Mayors, 
Sheriff;, Aldermen, <Scc. of London.— ifar/. MS. 1349. 


H. PEACHAM.--1026. 

The Coinpleal Gentleman, &c. by Henry Pea- 
chan), M. A. Tiie second impression, much 
inlarfyed. Anno 1626. 

Imprinted at London, for Francis Constable, and are to bee sold at 

his shoope in Paul's Churclij/ardc ut y'^ Crane. 4:to. Pages 211. 

Printed again, " With the manner of ordering a fielde of Bat- 

taille," in \627, vide Art. cvm. 


A Perfecter Platfonnc then hath hitherto been 

piibhshed, of the Lower House of this present 

Parhament assembled at Westminster, the 

17 ih day of March, 1627, in the third year 

of his Majestie's happy Raign, &c. With the 

names of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal 

of the Upper House; As also of the Knights, 

Citizens, and Burgesses of the Counties, Cities, 

and Burroughs of England and Wales ; and 

the Barons of the Ports, of the Lower House. 

Printed (it London. 1627. In forma patent i. See Gorf, p. H(>. 




A Catalogue of the Lords Spirituall and Tem- 
porall, See. and also the names of the Knights 
of the Counties, Citizens and Burgesses for 
the Boroughs, and Barons of the Ports for 
the House of Commons of this Parl^ Where- 
unto is annexed a Catalogue of the Nobility 
of Ireland, and Knights Baronets, and Knights 
of the Bath of England made by King James 
and King Charles. Loudon. 1628. 8w. 

Title from Gore, p. 93. 

- - 1629. 

The Citie's Advocate, in this Case or Question 
of Honor and Armes, Whether Apprentice- 
ship extinguisheth Gentry.^ 

London. 1629. 4/o. 

Tliis curious tract was printed again in 1674, and will be further 
noticed. The original edition, with a scarce portrait of Lord Fitz- 
water, at the sale of the library of the late James Bindley, Esq. 
sold for 2/. 5*. 


W. Camden.— 1629. 

Remaines concerning Britaine; &c. The fourth 
impression, reviewed, corrected, and increased. 

London : printed by A. S. for Syvion Wnterson, and are to be sold at 
his shop, at the signe of the Croxvne in Paul's Churchyard. 1629. 
Pages 346. Vide Art. CXII. 



W. Slatyer.— 1630. 
Genethliacon, sive Steinina Regis Jacobi, Ge- 
nealogia scilicet Regia, Catholica, Anglo 
Scoto Cambro Britannica. A Guliehno Sla- 
tyer. As an Appendix belonging to the first 
part of P alee Albion, being the Historic of the 
Kinges and Princes of Great Britain. 

London. 1630. Folio. 

This book is very rare, and never found attached to the Pal(e Al- 
bion. It contains a genealogy of King James from Adam, in Latin 
and English, principally engravings. Granger, who has noticed 
the work, is pleased to call it " a laborious trifle!" In Rob. Trip- 
hook's Catalogue for 1813, a fine copy was marked 6 guineas. 

The author was a learned divine, born in Somersetshire in 1587. 
In 1611 he entered into holy orders, and was soon after beneficed. 
He took his degrees in divinity in 1623, having acquired considera- 
ble reputation for his poetical talents, and his knowledge of English 
history. He died at Olterden in Kent, of which church he was rec- 
tor, Feb. 14, 1646, est. 59. In the Topographer, vol. iv. p. 407, is 
a poetical description of Westwell Downs, in Kent, signed " W. S." 
supposed to be his production. His epitaph, and that of his wife, 
from the slab now remaining in the church at Otterder), are printed 
in the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. Ixiv. pt. ii. p. 1162. 



The Order of Sitting of the Upper House in the 
High Court of Parliament, as also the Armes 
of the Lords both Spiritual and 'I eniporal, 
exactly delineated. Together with a brief 
Description of the Solemnities used in the 
callin": and assembling, and the manner of 
propounding, discussing, and enacting of 
Laws in both houses. Something is also 


iuldcd concerning the Convocation House of 
ihc Clergy. This 2nd Edition being newly 
beautified with the pedigree of our Soveraigne 
fairely cut in copper, and explained with an 
Historicall Discourse thereupon. 

Printed ut London. 1G3(). (In forme of a Mappe.) 

Mentioned by Gore, p. 86. 

In Gran<fer, vol. i. p. 310, is clescribed a curious engraving, be- 
ing "a Representation of James I. sitting in Parliament; Lord 
Bacon, the chancellor, standing on his right hand, and Henry 
IMonlai^iio, lord-treasurer, on his Irft ; beneath the latter sits Prince 
Charles; the portrait in the herald's coat is Sir William Segar: 
above are the Royal arms, and the arms of the English and Scot- 
tish nobility. A large sheet. No engraver's name." 

In the Harleian collection, Brit. Miis. N° 37, are two prints of 
the House of Commons sitting: another of the House of Lords, 
with James on the throne, designed by I. Speed; another with 
Charles the First, and a third of the Convocation. 

John Pine, Bluemantle pursuivant, engraved in 1749, "A View 
of the House of Peers, King Henry the 8th on the Throne, the 
Commons attending, from a drawing in the hands of John Anstis, 
esquire, Garter King of Arms." Another "View, with Queen Eli- 
zabeth on the throne, the Commons presenting their Speaker at the 
bar, from a coloured print in the Cotton Library." 

Thomas Cockson engraved two whole-sheet views, of King James I. 
sitting in Parliament, the other of King Charles the First in like 
manner. — Vide Strutt, Diet, of Engravers, vol. i. p. 209. 

Gore, in his Catalogue, p. 88, mentions, " The Statute made 
Anno 31°, Hen. 8, cap. 10, How Lords in the Pailianient ^hall be 
placed, published by Ferdinand Pulton, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn:" 
but see the subject discussed at length in Selden's Titles of Honor, 
par. ii. chap. 1 1. 


T. Walkley.— 1(330. 

A Catalogue of the Nobility of England and 

Ireland, with an addition of the Baronets of 

England, the dates of their Patents, the 

several Creations of the Kniohts of the Bath, 


from the Coronation of King James to this 
present. By T. W. 1630. 4fo. 

Henry St. George, Richmond herald, wrote a "Catalogue of the 
Nobihty of England, according to their creation, as they were in 
1628," &c. in MS. foho. It begins with George Vilhers, duke of 
Buckingham, and ends with Sir Francis Cottington, Kt. and Bart, 
lord Cottington of Ilanworth. This is involved in the Catalogue 
collected and published by Thomas Walkley. — Wood's Athenje. 

It was reprinted in 1632, 1634, 1635, 1643. 1632, and 1658. 

Sir Henry St. George became Garter King of Arms, which he 
held only about six months, and died while attending the King at 
Oxford in 1644. 


H. Peacham.— 1G30. 

The Gentleman's Exercise. Or an exquisite 
practise, as well for drawing all manner of 
Beasts in their true portraittures ; as also the 
making of all kinds of colours, to be vsed in 
Lymming, Painting, Tricking, and Blason 
of Coates and Armes, with diuers others most 
delightful 1 and pleasurable Obseruations for 
all yong Gentlemen and others : As also, 
Seruing for the necessarie vse and gencrall 
benefite of diuers Tradesmen and Artificers, 
as namly Painters, loyners, Freemasons, Cut- 
ters, and Caruers, &c. for the farther gracing, 
beautifying, and garnishing of all their ab- 
solute and worthie peeces either for Borders, 
Architccks, or Columnes, &;c. By Henrie 
Peacham, Master of Artes. 

Printed in 16S0. 4to. Pages ] 7 4. 

Dedicated to " Sir Edmund Ashfield, knight, one of His Majes- 
ties deputie Lieutenants of the Countie of Buckingham," dated from 


Richmond. To the Reader, " It is now three years since I pubhshed 
this short discourse for the benefit of my scholars." The work is 
divided into three books: the two first of which treat of Drawinjr 
and Lirnninfr, " the third and last booke, containing, by way of 
Dialogue, a Discourse tending to the Blazon of Amies, with a more 
philosophicall and particular examination of the causes of Colours; 
and their participation with the light, according to the opinions 
as well of ancient as late writers:" the speakers, Cosmopholites and 
Eudemon. This part commences at page 139, and remarks that 
the subject " hath so plentifully been written of already (especially 
of late by that worthy and honest gentleman Master Guillim) that 
little or nothing remaineth to be spoken hereof:" he, like the 
former writers, treats of the signification of Colours. 

This work is annexed to the latter editions of " The Compleat 


J. Doddridge. — 1630. 
The History of the ancient and modern estate of 
the Principality of Wales, Dutchy of Cornwall 
and Earldom of Cliester. London. 1630. 4/o. 

A second edition was published in 1714, which is more particu- 
larly described. 

The learned author died in 1628, and is buried at Exeter. 


J. Selden.— 1631. 

Titles of Honor. By John Selden. The Se- 
cond edition. — Boetius de Consoled. Philoso- 
phice ; " Quos pluribus ostentat, despectiores 
potius Dignitas Improbos facit. Verum non 
impun^. Redd Lint namque Improbi parem 
Dignitatibus vicem, quas sua contagione 

London : printed by William Statisby for Richard Whitakers, and 
are to be sold at the Kings Armes in Pauls Churchyard. 1631. 
Folio. Pages 941, 

This enlarged edition, like the first, is dedicated to the author's 
friend, Edward Heyward, Esq. of Cardeston, in Norfolk. 


The 1st part contains 8 chapters, and the 2nd part 11 chapters. 
The text is illustrated by some engravings, the same as had been 
used for Milles's Catalogue of Nobility, and several wood-cuts of 
seals, coins, crowns, &c. 

" It is a most I(;arned treatise, but the author appears however 
to have paid more attention to the dignities of Foreign countries 
than to those of his own." — Cruise on Dignities, in Preface. 

See the ist edition in quarto, noticed in Art. xciv. 

p. Heylyn.— 1631. 

The Historic of that famous Saint and Souldier 
of Christ Jesus ; St. George of Cappadocia ; 
Asserted from the Fictions, of the Middle Ages 
of the Church ; and opposition of the present. 
The Institution of the most noble Order of 
St. George, named the Garter. A Catalogue 
of all the Knights thereof untill this present. 
By Pet. Heylyn.—PsaL cxvi. 15, " Right 
precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death 
of his Saints." 

London : printed for Henry Seyle, and are to be sold at his shop, the 
signe of the Tygers Head in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1631. 4/o. 
Pages 351. 

There is a frontispiece, with portraits of King Edward III. and 
King Charles I. engraved by W. Marshall. 

This work is dedicated to the King: there is also a dedication to 
all the Knights of the Garter. It is preceded by a " Syllabus Capi- 
tum." Part I. contains the Preface and 6 chapters. — Part II. com- 
mences at page 123, and consists of 8 chapters : the last treats of 
the Institution of the Order, and contains a brief view of the chief 
Statutes of the Order, Sir Waller Raleigh's opinion touching the 
Killing of the Dragon, and " a Catalogue of all St. George's Knights 
of that most noble Order ; untill this present." 

This History and defence of the renowned St. George of England, 
the patron of Arms, of Chivalry, and of the Garter, was presented 
to his Majesty, to whom the author was introduced by Laud, then 
bishop of London, and was graciously received by the King. An- 


stis says, " the ])ains Heylyn took to clear up and complete a Cata- 
logue of tl)e Kniphts are so commendable, that it is to be lamented 
he did not proceed in farther inquiries of the same nature." 

The book was reprinted with additions in IG33. 

" A curious history of the worship of St. George, from the sixth 
century, (when he was aheady revered in Palestine, in Armenia, at 
Rome, and at Treves in Gaul,) might be extracted from Dr. Hey- 
lin, Hist, of St. George, 2nd edit. Land. 1633, 4/o. p. 429, and the 
Bollandists Act SS. Mens. April, tovi. 3. p. 100—163. His fame 
and popularity in Europe, and especially in England, proceeded 
from the Crusades." — Gibbon. 

J. Weever.— 1631. 

Ancient Fvnerall Monvments wiihin the Vnited 
Monarchic of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the 
Islands adiacent, with the dissolued Monas- 
teries therein contained ; their Founders and 
what eminent Persons have been in the same 
interred. As also the Death and Bvriall of 
certaine of the Bloud Ro3rall ; the Nobihtie 
and Gentrie of these kingdomes entombed 
in forraine Nations. A work reuiuing the 
dead memor}/ of the Roj^all Progenie, the 
Nobilitie, Gentrie, and Communaltie, of these 
his Majesties Dominions. Intermixed and 
Illustrated with variety of Historicall obserua- 
tions, annotations, and briefe notes, extracted 
out of approued Authors, infallible Records, 
Lieger Bookes, Charters, Rolls, Old Manu- 
scripts, and the Collections of iudicious iVnti- 
quaries. AVhereunto is prefixed a discourse 
of Funerall Monuments. Of the Foundation 
and fall of Religious Houses : O'i Religious 


Orders. Of the Ecclesiasticall estate of Eng- 
land. And of other occurrences touched 
vpon by ihe way, in the whole passage of these 
intended labours. Composed by the Studie 
and Trauels of John Weever. — Spe labor Icitis. 

London : printed by Thomas Harper. 1631. And are to be sold bj/ 

Laurence Sadler at the signe of the Golden Lion in Little Britaine. 

Folio. Pages 871. 

Opposite the title is an engraved frontispiece, and portrait of the 
author, by Cecil. 

This curious and interesting volume is dedicated to the King: 
in the Epistle to the Reader, the author explains his desire, in 
the publication of the work, to rescue from oblivion the memory 
of the virtuous and noble deceased, after the manner of Schraderus, 
ChytrsBus, Swertius, and other Foreign writers upon the same 
subject. To obtain the materials for his book, he declares that he 
travelled over most part of England, and some part of Scotland, 
collecting the inscriptions by the way ; and was much assisted in 
his " laborious and expencefuU enterprise," by his lately deceased 
friend Aug^iistine Vincent, Esq. Windsor-Herald, and Keeper of 
the Records in the Tower, who urged him to proceed, supplied him 
with many church-collections, divers memorable notes, and copies 
of records, and indulged him with access to the library at the Col- 
lege of Arms. The writer also enumerates the names of Sir Robert 
Cotton, Sir Henry Spelman, John Selden, Esq. Sir Symons D'Ewes, 
and the following heralds, viz. Sir Richard and Sir Henry St. George, 
Kts. John Philipot and William LeNeve, Esqs. as persons from whom 
he derived much assistance. After having made his acknowledg- 
ments to the various contributors, the author entreats the reader to 
pardon and correct the errors : the epistle is dated from his house in 
" Clerkenwell-Close, this 28 May, 1631," which is followed by a 
Table of the Contents and Errata, pp. 2. — " A Discourse of Fu- 
nerall Monuments," &c. p. 1 to 196: then commences the prin- 
cipal subject, " The Ancient Monuments, &c. within the Diocese 
of Canterbury," p. 197 to p. 307 ; Diocese of Rochester, p. 308 to 
p. 349; Diocese of London, p. 350 to p. 716; Diocese of Norwich, 
p. 717 to p. 871, where the book ends. 

The work throughout contains a variety of most useful and 
entertaining matter: page 661 to p. 687 is occupied by a short 
history of the College of Arms, and its members; the progressive 



advaiiccrnenl of each are described, and the nature of their offices 
fully explained. But although we are indebted to Weever for 
the preservation of numerous ancient epitaphs of considerable in- 
terest, he is proved, by many which remain at present, to have often 
copied very inaccurately. Many epitaphs given by him seem to 
have existed only in the Records of Heligious-Hou.-es. It was com- 
mon for monks to pen such spontaneous eflfusions in honour of 
benefactors of their house. 

Ileiny Wharton, Anglia Sacra, vol. i. p. 668, accuses our author 
of mistaking the numerical letters and figures of the inscriptions he 
has transcribed, which makes it hazardous to rely upon his autho- 

Hearne, p. 77, 2nd vol. of Lcland's Itinerary, mentions, that a 
copy of this work, with large nianuscr-ipt improvements, by the 
author himself, was in the possession of Mr. Thomas Rawlinson, of 
the Middle Tern file. 

Large-paper coi)ies are said to be in the libraries of the Right 
Honourable Thomas Grenviile, and at Fonthill, the latter with the 
autograph of Sir Robert Naunton. 

The original MS. with a rough draught of the Inde.x, is now de- 
posited in the library of the Society of Antiquaries, London. 

A Second edition appeared in 1661, folio, and a thirc in 1767, in 
quarto, with some additions by the Rev. William Tooke, F. R. S. 

John Weever is supposed to have been born in 1576. Wood 
states him to hav-e been a man of very diminutive size, and accuses 
him of being too credulous in many matters. It appears that he 
intended to have published Modern Monumental Inscriptions, as a 
companion to the above work, which, if carried into execution, would 
have preserved many thai are now effaced by time, or torn away by 
the violent hands of rapacious plunderers. It is a melancholy consi- 
.deration to observe the devastation made by time and sacrilege since 
the days of Weever. He died in 1632, at. 56, and was buried at 
.St. James's, Clerkenwell, with the following epitaph; — 

" Lancashire gave me breath. 
And Cambridge education, 
Middlesex gave me death. 
And this Church my humation; 
And Christ to me hath given 
A place with him in Heaven." 

A rcferetvce to Monumental Inscriptions will be found of the 
greatest importance to the Genealogist, for whose information this 


Catalogue is chiefly compiled, in consideration of which a list of 
the principal works in which they are preserved is here sub- 
joined : — 

1. "An Theater of Mortality: or a Collection of Funeral In- 
scriptions over Scotland. Collected and Englished by R. Mon- 
leith, M. A. Edinburgh, 1704—13." Si-o. 

2. " The Inscriptions vpon the Tombs, Gravestones, &c. in the 
Dissenters' Burial-place, near Bunliill-fields. London, 1717." Bro. 

3. " Monunieuta Aniilicaua: being- Inscriptions on the Monu- 
ments of several Eminent Persons deceased in or since the year 1600 
to the end of the year 1718. Deduced into a Series of Time by way 
of Annals, By John Le Neve, Gent. London, 1717, 1718, and 
1719." 8vo. 5 vols. 

4. " Sepulchrorum Inscriptiones ; or a curious Collection of 
above 900 of the most remarkable Epitaphs, Ancient and Modern, 
Serious and Merrj', in the Kingdoms of Great Britain, Ireland, &c. 
In English verse. Faithfully Collected by James Joiies, Geiit. 
Westminster, \121l." 8ro. 

5. " Select and Remarkable Epitaphs on Illustrious and other 
Persons, in several parts of Europe, with translations of such as^ are 
in Latin and Foreign Languages. And compendious Accounts of 
the Deceased, their Lives and Works. By Johti Hackett. London, 
1757." Umo. 2 vols. 

6. " A new Select Collection of Epitaphs, Panegyrical and Moral, 
Humorous, Whimsical, Satyrical, and Inscriptive; by T. Webb. 
London, 1775." \2nio. 2 vols. 

7. Frobisher's " New Select Collection of Epitaphs. York," no 
date, l2?no. 

8. " Illustrium Virorum Elogia Sepulchralia, edidit Edvardus 
Popham, Col. Oriel Oxon, nuper Soc. Londini, apud Dodsley. 
1778." Svo. 

9. " Sepulchral Memorials in Great Britain applied to illustrate 
the History of Families, Manners, Habits, and Arts at the diiVerent 
periods, from the Norman Conquest to the 17th Century; with 
Introductory Observations, (by Richard Gough, Esq. F. S. A.) 
London, 178G — 1796." Folio, uith plates, 3 vols, usually bound 
iu five volumes. 

10. *' A Select Collection of Antient and Modern Epitaphs and 
Inscriptions, by Thomas Caldwall. 1791.'' \2mo. 

IJ(> itllti.lOTIII.CA IIDKAi.DK A. K. CIIAUi>E«. 

11. " 'I'he Monuments ami PaiiUtd Glass of iipwardi^ of One 
Hundred Cliuirhts, chiclly in the Ea-tern Part of Kent. With an 
Apjiendix, contiiinnij^ Three ('hurchts in other counties: to which 
are added, a small Collection of detached Epitaphs, with a few Notes 
on the whole. By Philip Parson, A.M. Cantcrburi/, 1794." 4<o. 

12. " A Collection of E[)itaphs and Monumental Inscriptions, His- 
torical, Bio<^raphical, Literary, and Miscellaneous. By Dr. John- 
son. London, I80G." Svo. 2 vols. 

13. " Enirravings of the most Remarkable of the Sepulchral 
Brasses in Norfolk, by John Sell Cotman. 1819." 4/o. 

14. " Monumental Effigies of Great Britain, &c. from the Nor- 
man Conquest to the Reign of King Henry VIII. by C. A. Stothard, 
junior. 1817—20." 4/o. 


J. GUILLIM.— 1632. 

A Display of Heraldrie : &c. By John Guillim, 
late Pursuivant of Amies. The second edi- 
tion ; Corrected and much enlarged by the 
Author himselfe in his lifetime : Together with 
his owne addition of explaining the Termes of 
Havvking and Hunting, for the use and de- 
light of Gentlemen. 

London: printed hy Richard Badger for Ralph Mnb. 1632. Folio. 
Pages 430, and 3 pages of Amendments and Additions. — Vide 
Art. LXXXI. 

This edition was entrusted to the care of an Officer of Armes by 
the publisher. 


T. Walkley.~1632. 

A Catalogue of the Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, 
Viscounts, Barons of England, Scotland, and 
Ireland, with their names, sirnames, and Titles 
of Honour ; with the Knights of the Garter, 


Baronets, Batchelors, &c. By Thomas Walk- 
ley. Printed at London. 1632. 8vo: 

Vide Art. cxxviii. 


Ante-Dvello, or a Treatise in which is discussed 
the lawfulness and vnlawfulness of Single 
Combats : Too;ether with the Forme of seve- 
rail D veils performed in the Kingdome upon 
sundry occasions. 

London : printed hy Thomas Harper for Benjamin Fisher, and are 
to be solde at his shop in Aldersgate Street, at the signe of the Tal- 
hot. 1632. 4lo. Pages 6^. 

p. Heylyn.— 1633. 

The Historic of St. George of Cappadocia, Sec. 
(The second edition corrected and enlarged.) 
By Pet. Heyljn. London. 1633. 4to. 

At the end of this edition is printed a Review of the whole work; 
consisting- of additions and emendations. 

In the collection of the late Edmund Malone, Esq. was the 
author's presentation-copy of this second edition to his patron the 
Earl of Danby, with a dedication in manuscript, " To the Right 
Honourable Henry, Earle of Danby, Lord Danvers of Dantesey, 
one of his INIties. Privie Counsell, and Knight of the most noble 
Order of St. George, named the Garter, the Author, Pet. Heylyn, 
humbly presents himselfe and his performance in this Argument." 
This curious copy was marked in J. Taylor's Catalogue, 1819, 
at 1/. I5. 

For an account of the first edition of the book, vide Art. cxxxii. 

Another book relating to this subject, entitled " Venceslai Clementis 
a Lybeo-Monte Garteriados, Lugd. 1634," in folio, is amongst the 
works on the Order of the Garter given by the late Richard Gough, 
JEsq. to the Bodleian library at Oxford. 


H. Peacham.— 1634. 

llie Compkat Gentleman, &c. Sec. By Henry 

Peacham, Mr. ofAiles. 

London : Printed for I. M. and are to be sold by Francis Con- 
stable at the signe of the Crane in Pauls Church-yard. 1634. 4/o. 
Pages 235.— Vide Art. CVIII. 

Willi this impression of the book is usually bound " The Gentle- 
man's Exercise," pp. 163: vide Art. cxxix. 

There are different titles used to this edition, one contains this 
paragraph — " Whereunto is annexed a description of the order of 
a Maine Battaile or Pitched Field, eight i-cverall wayes : with the 
Art of Limming, and other additions newly enlarged.'' 


T. Walkley.— 1634. 

A Catalogue of the Dukes. &c. Collected by 

T. AV. 

London : printed for Thomas Walkley, and are to be sold at his shop 
neare Whitehall. 1634. 8ro. vide Art. 128. 

G. Buck.— 1635. 

The Great Plantagenet. Or a conlinved suc- 
cession of that Royall Name, from Henry the 
Second, lo our Sacred Soveraio-neKino^Cliarles. 
By Geo. Buck, Gent. — Quod ma.nmum et opti- 
mum esse dicitur, oportet esse iinum. — Ex Arist. 
Top. lib. vii. 

London: printed by Nicholas and John Okes. Anno Dotnini 1635. 
4to. Pages 50. 

For the first edition of this work, printed in 1605, vide Art. lxxiii. 

This very scarce volume commences with commendatory verses, 
by O. Rourke, R. Codrington, and G. Bradley. It is dedicated to 
Sir John Finch, lord-chief-justice of the Common Pleas, followed 
by " The Preface or Argument of this Poesie." The poem con- 


sists of " an Eclog betvveene Damsetas a Woodman, and Silenus, a 
Prophet of the Shepheards." 

In this second impression is a copy of verses " Vpon King Henrie 
the Second, the first Plantagenet of England," not in the former: 
both editions greatly vary. 

A copy of " The Great Plantagenet," at the sale of the Bindley 
collection, sold for 4/. 


J. Philipot. — 1G36. 
The Catalogvc of the Chancellors of England, 
the Lord Keepers of the Great Scale ; and 
the Lord Treasvrers of England. With a 
Collection of divers that have beene Masters 
of the Holies. By J. P. Summersett Herald. 

Primed at London by Tho. Cotes, and are to be sold by Andrew 
Crooke, in Pauls Church-yard. 1636. 4/o. 

This work is dedicated to the Earl of Arundel, Earl Marshal. 
The catalogue of Chancellors is continued to page 82; Custodes 
Rotulorum, pp. 4; the Lord Treasurers, page 1 to 85. The 
Catalogues of the Great Officers in France, long since printed, 
induced the editor to publish those of England, which were com- 
piled from the MSS. of R. Glover, Somerset herald, and continued 
by F. Thynne, Lancaster herald, who was assisted by Mr. Thomas 
Talbot, clerk of the Records in the Tower. 

The nature of the office of Chancellor is particularly described in 
Spelman's Glossary, where is also a summary list of the Chancellors. 

J. Philipot. — 1637. 
Remaines concerning Britaine : <Scc. Written 
by William Camden, Esquire, Clarenceux 
Kino- of Armes, surnamed the Learned. The 
fift impression, with many rare Antiquities 
never before imprinted. By the industry and 
care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. 

London : printed by Thomas Harper for John IVaterson, and arc to 
be sold at his shop in Paul's Church-yard at the signe of the Croivnc. 
1637. 4/0. Pages 420. 


By way of frontispiece to this edition is prefixed " The Pour* 
traictiire of the Learned Mr. Wilhaui Camden, alias Clarentius," 
underneath which are these lines: — 

" Whilst this He of Great Briltnine keeps j e name, 
Caiiideii'9 Brittauia sliall Improi'e lii» I"ame." 

The book is dedicated to Charles Lodowick, coutit-|)alatine of 
the Rhine, to whom the editor, at the command of his Majesty, 
had presented the Order of the Garter, in the army at Bockstell. 

The following extract from page 168, exemplifyingthe fashionable 
wit of the time, consisting of a quaint conceit attained by means of 
an alphabetary revolution in the name, will, at the same time, intro- 
duce the mention of a remarkably eccentric and curious volume : — 

" The onely Quint-essence that hitherto the Alchyniy of wit could 
draw put of Names is Anagrammatisme or Metagrammatisme, which 
is a dissolution of a Name truely written into his Letters, as his Ele- 
ments, and a new connexion of it by artificiall transposition, with- 
out addition, substraction, or change of any letter, into different 
words, making some perfect sense applyable lo the person named:" 
the extraordinary book, alluded to above, is entitled 

" Fames Rovle ; or the Names of our dread Soveraigne Lord 
King Charles, his Royall Queen Mary, and his most hopefull 
posterity : Together with the names of the Dukes, Marquesses, 
Earles, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Privie Counsellors, Knights of 
the Garter, and Judges of his three renowned Kingdomes, Eng- 
land, Scotland, and Ireland: Anagrammatiz'd and expressed by 
acrosticke lines on their names. By Mistris Mary Fage, wife of 
Robert Fage the younger. Gentleman. London, printed by Richard 
OuUon, 1637/' 4/o. pp. 308. 

The number of persons the Lady has thus eulogized is four 
hundred and twenty. A copy of this remarkable and scarce work 
is marked 30/. in the Bibl. Angl. Poetica. 

J. Stowe.— 1638. 

The Successions of the History of England, from 
the beginning of Edward VI. to the end of the 
Reign of Queen Ehzabeth. Together with a 
List of the Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, Vis- 
counts, and Barons of England, to this pre- 
sent time. By John Stowe. 

London: printed by Robert Young. 1638. Folio, 


This book is singularly paged, and may possibly be a fragment 
of some larger work. There are 45 pages of the Peerage, and 3 
pages of a li^-t of Bishops: ihe rtign of Edward VI. begins p. 333, 
and the book ends at p. 843 with the death of Queen Elizabeth. 


J. GuiLLiM.— 1638. 

A Display of rieraldric, &c. The third edilion. 

London : printed by Thomas Cotes for Jacob Blome. 1638. Folio, 

This impression contains at the end the same 3 pages of Amend- 
ments and Additions as the second edition, vide Art. cxxxiv. 


Pallas Armata, The Genlleman's Armorie. 

London. 1639. Sro. 

At the sale of the Bindley collection, in 1819, a tract with the 
above title, illustrated by plates, sold for 1/. 5s. 


R. De la Serre.— 1639. 

Historic de TEntr^e de la Reine Mere dans hi 

Grand Bretagne. Par R. De la Serre. 

1639. 4<o, 

A new edition of this curious tract was published by the late 
Richard Gough, Esq. illustrated with cuts and English notes, and 
introduced by an historical preface: 1775, 4<o. 


A Brief Discourse, concerning the Power of 
Peers, and Commons of Parliament, in point 
of Judicature. 

London. 1640. 4/o. Pages 16. 

Thistreatise is usually ascribed to Stlden, and isprintedinhis Work*, 
but is suspected to have been written by Sir Symonds D'Ewes. 



J. YORKE.— 1640. 

Tlie Union of Honovr. Containing the Armes, 
Mau-hcs, and Issues of ihe Kings, Dukes, 
Marquesses, and Earles of England, from 
the Conquest, untill this present yeere, l640. 
With the Armes of the English Viscounts 
and Barons now being : and of the Gentry 
of Lincolnshire. Whcreunto is Annexed, a 
briefe of all the Battels wliich have beene 
fought and maintained by the English since 
the Conquest, till the yeere l602. Collected 
out of the most approved authours, former or 
mod erne. By James Yorke, Black-Smith. 

London, Printed by Edivard Griffin for William Leake, and are to 
be sold at his shop in Cluincery-lanc, neere unto the Rolls, 1G40. 

-In an engraved frontispiece is the Author's portrait between two 
anvils. — R. T. (united letters) f^. 

This very curious volume, considering the trade of the writer, is 
dedicaied to the King, 1 leaf, followed by an "Epistle dedicalorie 
to the Right Honourable Henry Howard, Baron Movbray and Ma- 
travers, sonne and heire apparant to Thoma«, Earle of Arundell and 
Surrey, Earle Marshall, &c." " Long was I forging and hammering 
it to this perfection, and now present it to your Lordship, as a 
masterpiece not yet matched by any of my trade :" this epistle 
occupies 2 pages. We have next an address "To the Courteous 
Header," 2 pages, in which he mentions his authorities for the 
book; viz. "The Account of the Kings, with their Matches and 
Descents," is taken from Speed; " The Catalogue of Dukes, Mar- 
quesses, and Earles, their Armes, Wives, and Issues," is compared 
with Mi'iles, Brooke, and Vincent, and the last-mentioned author 
mostly attended to; " The Creations and continuance of the fami- 
lies from the year 1622 to 1G40," the writer gathered himself; 
" The Lincolnshire Arms" he received from the visitations of the 


county, or from tlie gentlemen themselves; " The Account of the 
Battles, in Enerland, Scotland, France, Ireland, and Wales, fought 
by the English," is derived from the Chronicles of Sjjeed and 

Next we have 4 pages of commendatory verses, si;5ned by 
Ri. Brathwait, Or. Elyoll, lo. Prugean, George Bucke, T. Lang- 
ford, Cumb. Brittan. Edward Bullingham, Percy Enderby, and 
Tho. Heywood, followed by a Table of Contents, ])p. 2. The Ca- 
talogue of Kings commences at page 1, and is continued to page 55. 
The next page is occupied by a list of the Princes of Wales since 
the Conquest, and the Orders and Degrees of all sorts of Nobility 
and Gentry. At p. 57 begins the Catalogue of Dukes, Earls, &c. 
and it concludes at page 331. After these, follow the Arms of the 
English Vi>counts and Barons, pp. 14; a list of the present Nobi- 
lity, .3 pages; also the Arms of the Gentlemen of Lincolnshire al- 
phabetically, paging continued to 52 ; 1 page. Arms omitted; and, 
lastly, the Battles, page 1 to 76. 

The book throughout is illustrated by woodcuts of the Armorial 
bearings. A copy of it, wiih MS. Tioles by Peter Le Neve, is 
amongst the books bequeathed to the Bodleian library, by the late 
Richard Cough, Esq. F. S. A. 

Fuller includes our author in his Worthies of Lincolnshire, and 
gives the following quaint account of him and his work : — 

" James Yorke, a blacksmith of Lincolne, and an excellent work- 
man in his profession, insomuch that if Pegasus himself would 
wear shoes, this man alone is fit to make them, contriving them so 
thin and light, as that they would be no burden to him. But he 
is a servant as well of Apollo as Vulcan, turning his Stiddy into a 
Study, having lately set forth a book of Heraldry, called the Union 
of Honour, Sfc. and although there be some mistakes (no hand so 
steady as always to hit the nail on the head) yet it is of singular 
use, and industriously performed, being set forth anno 1G40." 


- - 1641. 

A Catalogue of all ihe Kings which have reigned 
in England since the first entrance of" the Ro- 
mans, also of the Kings and Princes of A\'alcs. 

Printed in 1641. 12mo. 



W. Turner.— 1641. 

Ad Nobilan Britammm, or an Abstract of Eng- 
land's RoyalPecrs. 1641. 4/0. 

A pamphlet by William Turner, M.'D.—Vide Wood's " Athe- 
njc," vol. i. p. 802. 

P. Heylyn.— 1641 . 

A Help to English History, containing a Suc- 
cession of all the Kings of England, the 
English, Saxons, and the Britains; the Kings 
and Princes of Wales, the Kings and Lords 
of Man, and the Isle of Wight ; as also of all 
the Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, and Bishops 
thereof; with the descriptions of the places 
from whence the}^ had their titles; together 
widi the Names and Ranks of the Viscounts, 
Barons, and Baronets of England. By 
Roiy. Hall, Gent. 

Printed at London. 1641. \2nio. Pages 379. 

This work, which professes to be nothing more than a bare Ca- 
talogue of Names and Honours, for the more easy understanding 
English history, was compiled by Peter Heylyn, D. D. under the 
borrowed name of Robert Hall, from the works of Brooke, Vincent, 
Godwin, &c. ; the description of the places are apparently from 
Camden. It was afterwards acknowledged by its real author, and 
the second edition appeared with his name in 1652. 


The Manner of holding Parliaments in England, 
Collected forth of our Ancient Records: 
Whereunto is added certain Ancient Cus- 


tomes of ibis Kingdome. The Prerogative 
and Power of Parliaments. The Order and 
Form of the Placing and Sitting of the K. Ma- 
jesty and Pecres in the Upper House of Par- 
liament. The Order and Course of passing 
of Bills in Parliament : with the stately and 
magnificent Order of Proceeding to Parlia- 
ment, of the most High and Mighty Prince, 
King Charles, on Munday the 13 of April, 
1640, in the 16 year of his Majesties Raigne, 
First on Horseback from Whitehall to West- 
minster-Abbey Church, and from thence on 
Foot to the Parliament House. 

Printed at LoHdon. 1641. 4^o. 
Mentioned by Gore, p. 8T. 


The trve Effigies of our most illustrious Sove- 
raigne Lord, King Charles, Queene Mary, 
with the rest of the Royall Progenie ; also 
a Compendium or Abstract of their most fa- 
mous Geneologies and Pedegrees, expressed 
in Prose and Verse. With the Times and 
I^laces of their Births. 

London. 1641. Ato. Pages \S- 

This tract is of extreme rare occurrence. It contains eight por- 
traits ; viz. of Charles I. and his Queen, Charles Prince of Wales, 
and Mary Princess of Orange, Jarnes Duke of York in the Tennis 
court. Lady Anna (who died 8th Dec. 1640), and the double re- 
presentation, 1. of " Charles Prince of Great Britaine, borne, bap- 
tized, and buried, May y^ 13, 1629," 2. of Henry Duke of Glou- 
cester, in his cradle; the portraits are engraved by Hollar, Vaughan, 
and Merian. 


Of Cliarles prince of Wales, .ificrwanls Cliarles the Second, it is 
said, " This Nolile amJ IioikChII Prince was borne on the 29th day 
of May, 1630, betweene tlie honres of lO and 1 I , it being Saturday, 
and in the Almanack it is called Foelix. Mis birth was at S. James 
House neare Charing Ciosse. His Godfathers were Lewis the XIII. 
the French King (now raigiiing) and the other was, the Prince Pal- 
latine. The Godmother was the Qiieene Mother of Trance: (heir 
Deputies there, was James Duke of Lenox (for the French King) 
and James Marquesse of Hamilton (for the Palsgrave) and for the 
Queene Mother, the Dutchesse of Richmond and Lenox was De- 

The poetical part of the pamphlet has but little merit. At the 
sale of the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, D. D. in 1798, it 
sold for 23/. ; and at that of J. Bindley, Esq. in I8I9, it brought 
30/. 9*. 


.T. H.— 1641. 

King Charles his Entertainment, and Londons 
Loyaltie, being a true Relation and Descrip- 
tion of the manner of the Citties Welcome, 
and expression of the Subjects love to His 
Royall Majestic, at his Return from Scotland. 
Likewise the Time and Place where the Lord 
Major and his brethren the Aldermen of this 
glorious Citie, with the rest of the Companies, 
meet and conduct His Royall Majestic to the 
Guildhall to stately Feast. And afterwards, to 
his Pallace of Westminster, there to solace 
himself. Likewise a Copie of Verses congra- 
tulatino- the Kings Return. By J. H. God 
save the Kino- ! 

London: -printed for John G-reensmith. 1641. 'Uo. 6 pages. 

At page 5 of this curious tract, is " A precept from the Lord 
Major to the several! Companies touching the entertainment of his 
Royall Majestic." 



Englands Comfort, and Londons Joy : Ex- 
pressed in the Royall, Triumphant, and 
Magnificent Entertainment of our Dread So- 
veraigne Lord, King Charles, at his blessed 
and safe returne from Scotland, on Thursday 
the 25 of Novem. 1641, by the Right Honour- 
able Richard Gurney, Esquire, Lord Major, 
with the Right Worshipful Knights, Alder- 
men, and SherifFes, and Companies of this 
famous City of London. Together with the 
manner and forme how the state is to bee 
observed and performed by the severall 
Companies on Horseback and foot; for the 
conducting of his Majesty, the Queene, the 
Prince, and all the Royall Progeny to the 
Guildhall, London, to Dinner; and from 
thence to his Majestie's Palace at Whitehall : 
Also the severall Speeches and other Verses 
presented to his sacred Person at that time. 

4(0. 8 pages. 

In the title is a coarse woodciit of the King- on horseback, and 
there are also three others of various parts of the procession, all 
very rude. 

This tract is extremely rare : both it, the preceding, and the two 
following-, almost equally scarce, are in the collection of Francis 
Freeling, Esq. F.S. A. 


- 1641. 

Five Speeches spoken to his Majesty returning 
out of Scotland, with the description of what 


Honourable 'JViuir)})hs His Majesty did ride 
inlo London. 1641. 4^to. 


The King's most gralious Speech, with a Royall 
Invitation from both their Majesties for the 
Lord Major, &c. to feast with them at 
Hampton Court. 1641. 4to. 

There is another tract vviih the title varied: "His Majesties 
Speech, with his love to the Aldermen at Hampton Court. 1641." 

J. Selden.— 1642. 

The Priviledges of the Baronage of England, 
when they sit in Parhament. Collected (and 
of late revised) by John Selden, of the Inner 
Temple, Esquire, out of the Parliament Rolles 
and Journals, Patent and Close Rolls, the 
Crown Rolls, the proceedings of the English 
Courts at Westminster, the Register of the 
Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Delegates 
Yeare-Bookes of the Common Law, Statutes, 
and other good authorities, &:c. &c. 

London: printed hy T. Badger for Matthew Wallbanck, and are to 
he sold at his shop at Grase Inne Gate. 1643. \'2mo. Pages 167. 

In a letter from Dr. Wilkins to Bishop Nicolson, he mentions a 
MS. in Trinity college, Dublin, S. 563, "Of the Nobility accord- 
ing to the Laws of England," and adds, " I should be glad to know 
whether it differs from the treatise called The Priviledges of the Ba- 
ronage of England in Parliament, Sfc. As Selden was so great a 
man, I do not question but several families in his time made appli- 
cation to him for the asserting the privileges of their titles/' &c. 


- 1642. 

A Treatise, whether the Barony of Abergaven- 
ny, with the Title and Dignitie, be descended 
unto the Lady, being ihe Daughter and Heire 
of the Honourable Henry Nevill, the late 
Baron, or unto the speciall Heire Male unto 
whom the Castle of Abergavenny, being an-- 
tiently the head of that Barony, is descended. 

Printed at London. 1642. \2mo. 



A Treatise of the Nobilitie of the Realme, col- 
lected out of the body of the Common Law : 
with mention of such Statutes, as are incident 
hereunto, upon a Debate of the Barony of 
Aburgavenny. With a Table of the Heads 
contained in this Treatise. 

London: printed by A.N. for Matthew IVuUbancke and Richard Best, 
and are to he sold at their shops at Grayes Inne Gate. 1642. 
12ffio. Pages 158. 

W. Bird.— 1642. 

The Magazine of Honour ; or a Treatise of the 
severall Degrees of the Nobility of this King- 
dome with their Rights and Piiviledoes. Also 
of Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen, and Yeo- 
men, and matters incident to them, according 
to the Lawes and Customes of England. 


Collccled by Master l'»ircl But Perused and 
enlarged by that Learned and judicious lawyer 
Sir John D ode ridge, Knight, one of his 
Majesties Judges of the Kings Bench. 

Printed for WiUiam Shearts, and are to he sold at his shop in Bed- 
ford Street in Coven-garden, neere the Neiv Exchange, at the signe 
of the Bible. 1643. 8fo. Pflgev 158. 

The three preceding are various titles to the same treatise, which 
is nothing more than the argument of Sergeant Doddridge in the 
di-sputed question regarding the Barony of Abergavenny, as stated 
in the first title, vide Art. ci,ix. The Case is printed in Collins' 
Proceedings, ^c. 1734, fol. page 61 ; and the substance of the ar- 
gument is given in Cruise on Dignities, 1810, 8vo. p. 59. 

The original MS. of this treatise, fairly transcribed, and dedicated 
by T. S. of Wycombe to John Lord Lovelace, an. 1637, Wood men- 
tions having seen in the library of Dr. Thomas Barlow, afterwards 
bishop of Lincoln. It was bequeathed, with the rest of his MSS. 
to Queen's college at Oxford, where it now remains. 

The above is said to be the collection of William Bird, but 
N° 866, Lansd. MS. in Brit. Mus. is a folio, entitled " Three se- 
verall Treatises of Nobillily : Of the Creation of Nobillity ; Of the 
Nobillity in Generall; Of Knighthood and Gentlemen. By the fa- 
mous Antiquary, Thomas Bird, Esquier." This volume belonged to 
Mr. Le Neve, at whose auction it was bought by Nicholas Hard- 
ing, Esq. 


T. Walkley.— 1642. 

A Catalogve of the Dvkes, Marquesses, Earles, 
Uiscovnts, Barons, of the Kingdomes of 
England, Scotland, and Ireland, with their 
Names, Surnames, and Titles of honour. 
With the Knights of the Garter, Knight Ba- 
ronets of England, and Scotland, Knights of 
the Bath, from the first of King lames, and 


Knight Bachelors, from the first of King- 
Charles, to this present. Collected by T. W. 

Printed at London by I. Dawson, for Thomas Walkley, and are to be 
sold at his shop, at the signe of the Flying-Horse, betweene Yorke- 
house and Br ittains Burse. 1642. 8»o. Pages \Qo. 

To this list was afterwards added " A Catalogue of the Nobility, 
Baronets, and Kniohts, that the King made, after his going- from Lon- 
don, all the time of the Warre, continued till his death the 30 lanu. 
1648." Nobility, pp. 7 ; Knights, pp. 8. 

" An engraving of Charles I. on horseback, with a List of the 
King's Servants on each side and beneath, was printed for Thomas 
Walkley, opposite York-house, 1639, without the engraver's name." 
— Vide Granger, vol. ii. p. 90. 



A Catalogue of the Names of the Dukes, Mar- 
quisses, and Earles, &c. that have absented 
themselves from Parhament. 

Printed in 1643. 4<o, 

D. Hume.— 1644. 

The History of the Houses of Douglas and An- 
gus. By David Hume, ofGodscroft. 

Edinburgh : printed by Evan Tyler, Printer to the Kings most excel' 
lent mnjesly. 1644. Folio. 

The same edition was issued at London with a different imprint; 
viz. " Edinburgh : printed by Evan Tyler, and are to be sold by 
r. W. in London. 1648." And again at Edinburgh, with the 
following title: "A general History of Scotland, together with a 
History of llie Houses of Douglas and Angus. Edinburgh : printed 
by Evan I'yler." No date. 

An ancient couplet is placed " before the door or entry to this 
discourse, like an ivy-bush before an inn, to invite the curious and 
candid reader" : — 

" So many, so good, as of the Douglases have been, 
" Of one sirnarui-, were neer in Scotland seen." 

l:J2 niHLioniiocA hkualdkja. — k. charles. 

Tins History is f;(.iierally acknowled;,a(J to be the production of 
a very learned writer. " A Chronicle of the House of Douglas" 
was also writti-n by William, earl of Ant^us, who died in 161G. — 
yide Pief. to Douglas's Peerage of Scotland. 

" The true descent of the house of Douglas had been ^ouf^ht for 
by intelligent zeal, but without success. Whatever diligence or 
learning were employed in the search, their origin will be seen, as 
it was discovered in Charters." — Chalmers' Caledonia, 1807, 4to. 


A new Catalogue of ihc Lords and Commons of 
this Parliament, begun at Westminster l6"40, 
and continued to this time. 16"46. Svo. 


An Ordinance of Parliament for Regulating the 
Heralds' Office. 

London. Printed anno 1646. 



The true Manner and Forme of the Proceeding 
to the Funeral] of the Rioht Honourable 
Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe, Viscount 
Hereford, Lord Ferrers of Chartlej, Bourgh- 
chier, and Louvaine, &c. who died at Essex 
House on Munday the fourteenth day of 
September, 1646, from whence he was ho- 
nourabljr conveyed in Funeral Pomp to 
Westminster-Abbey Church, on Thursday 
the 22nd of October followino-. 

Printed nt London. 1646. Ato. With ivoodcuts. 


Upon the news of the Earl's death, the two houses of ParHament 
immediately adjourned to the next day : they likewise ordered his 
funeral to be celebrated at the public charge, which both Houses 
afterwards attended. His body was interred in St. Paul's chapel, and 
a hearse was erected in the south transept, now called Poets' Corner. 
The hearse was attacked in the night, his effigies hacked to pieces, 
and his spurs and achievements torn down, as it was said, by 
Croniwell's "soldiers. Aubrey mentions a portrait at Dulwich col- 
lege, of " the man who demolished the Earl of Essex with a hatchet 
in Westminster abbey." The picture is now missing. 

We have also several elegies, &c. extant upon the death of this 
nobleman. — " A Funeral Elegy on Rob. Devereux, E. of Essex, by 
Josiah Ricraft. 1646." A folio sheet. — " An Elegie upon the death 
of Rob. Devereux, E. of Essex, with an Epitaph for his tomb, by 
Will. Rowland. 1646." A folio sheet. 

T. Blount.— 1646. 

The Art of" making Devises, treating of Hiero- 
glyphicUs, Syni boles, Eniblemes, iEnigmas, 
Sentences, Parables, Reverses of Medalls, 
Amies, Blazons, Cimiers, Cyphres, and 
Rebus. First written in French by Henry 
Estienne, Lord of Fossez, Interpreter to 
the French King for the Latine and Greek 
Tongues ; and translated into English by 
Tho^ Blount of the Inner 'J empl(% Gent. 

hondon : printed by W. E. Sf J. G. and are to be sold by Richard 
Marriot, in St. Dunstans Churchyard, Fleet Street. 1646. 4to. 
Pages 68. 

The " Epistle dedicatorie to the Nobilitie and Gentrie of Eng- 
land," dated 27 Mar. 1646, and Preface not included. There is 
prefixed to this tract an engraved frontispiece, containing the Arms 
of the Author and several devises or emblems. 

The work was reprinted, with additions, in 1650, vide p. 136. 



Les Noms, Surnoms, Qualitez, Armcs, et 
Blasons, de tous les Princes, Seigneurs, 
Commandeurs, Chevaliers, et Officiers, de 
rOrdre et Milice de la Jartiere, de puis I'ln- 
stitution jusques a Present, Cre^s par le Roy 
Edovard III. Ro}^ d' Angleterre, primier 
Fondateur et Clief Souverain d'iceluy, le 
dernier Decembre, 1347. 

Printed at Paris. 1647. Folio. — Gore, p. 113. 


.T. Howell.— 1648. 

The Instruments of a King, or a short Discourse 
of the Sword, Crown, and Sceptre. By 
James Howell. 1648. 4<to. Pages 16'. 

In the Archmologia, vol. xv. art. 24, is "An Inventory and Ap- 
praisement of the Plate in the Lower and Upper Jevi^el- Houses in 
the Tower, Anno 1649, in the custody of Mr. Carevv Mildmay," 
including the King and Queen's crowns, which were since, by or- 
der of Parliament, totally broken and defaced. The total of the 
duplicate of both Jewel-houses in the Tower, amounted to 
L. 13,267 : 125. : M. " An Inventory of that part of the Regalia 
which are now removed from Westminster to the Tower Jewel- 
House ; and of the Regalia now in Westminster Abbey in the 
Iron Chest, where they were formerly kept; and of several things 
received from some Gentlemen in whose custody they were, and 
now remaining in Somerset- House Closet." — Total of the whole 
duplicate L. 14,221 : 15s. : 4rf. 




Several Speeches made at a Conference, or se- 
veral Speeches deHvered at a Conference, 
concerning the Power of Parliament to pro- 
ceed against their King for misgovernment. 

London: printed by Robert Ibhotson, living in Smithfield. 1648. 
4to. Pages 80. 

The arguments in the speech of John Bradshaw, at the con- 
demnation of King Charles I. are reported to be derived from this 

tract, which is also said to have been edited by Walker, a 

Presbyterian minister, the author of Perfect Occurrences, and to 
have been printed at the charge of Parliament, who paid 30/. for 
the expenses attending it. It is a republication of Doleman, vide 
Art. xLvu. with a few alterations. That book was again made use 
of, at the time of agitating the Exclusion bill against the Duke of 
York, and reprinted in 1681. 

COMMONWEALTH.— 1649-1660. 

T. Blount.— 1650. 

The Art of making Devises : Treating of Hiero- 
glyphicks, Sjmboles, Emblemes, iEnigmas, 
Sentences, Parables, Reverses of Medalls, 
Armes, Blazons, Cimiers, Cyphres, and Rebus. 
First written in French, by Henry Estienne, 
Lord of Fossez, Interpreter to the French 
King for the Latine and Greek Tongues ; 
Translated into Enghsh, and embelished with 
divers Brasse Figures, by T. B. of the Inner 
Temple, Gent. Whereunto is added, a Cata- 
logue of Coronet-Devises, both on the Kings 
and the Parliaments side, in the late Warres. 

London : printed for lohn Holden, at the signe of the blue Anchor in 
the New Exchange. 1650. 4/o. Pages 87. 

With the same engraved frontispiece as the first edition, vide 
Art. CLxviii. 


This tract is dedicattd to " the Nobililie and Gentile of Eng- 
land," pp. 8; followed by the Author's Preface, pp. 4; on the 
next page are eighteen hnes, addressed to Mr. Thomas Blount 
upon his translation, signed "J. W. Ar." another pa^e is occupied 
by " the Names of the Greek, Latine, Italian, and French Authors 
cited in this Treatise:" "the Art of making Devises/' &c. which 
is divided into twenty-three chapters, commences at page 1, and 
ends at page 68. 

This second impression of the book has next an address *' To 
tlie Reader," in which the author states that he has, in the ensu- 
ing Catalogue, collected so many Coronet-Devises, both on the 
King's and the Parliament's side in the late war, as he could with 
the greatest diligence meet with, and observes that the Commanders 
on his Majesty's part, having no such metropolis as London to re- 
sort to, were forced to make the best shift they could for their de- 
vises in several country-towns, and no record being kept of many 
of them, he could not collect so many as he desired. On the 
Parliament's part, by the help of the heralds and herald-painters 
in and about London, he had choice of near three hundred devises. 
Some on his Majesty's part he also met with recorded by a private 
hand, but the names of the bearers obliterated. The author concludes 
his address with a prayer, *' That wee may have no further need by 
intestine quarrels to embellish Mars his shield with such impresses." 

On his Majesty's part, " The Marquesse of Montrose, in .Scot- 
land, bore for figure a Laurel of gold, in a field argent, and for 
Motto ' Magnis, aut excidam ausis,' intimating that he would either 
atchieve some great designe, or fall in the attempt." — P. 71. 

On the Parliament's part, "The Lord Fairfax figured a sword 
renting a triple Crown, with a Crown Imperiall on the point of it, 
and this motto in Spanish, ' Viva el Key ! y muera l1 mal Govierno/ 
wishing as it should seem, no hurt to the King, but to his evil Go- 
vernment." — P. 77. 

** Col. Cook, of Gloucestershire, was thus conceited : he figured 
an armed man cutting off the corners of an University Cap with his 
sword, and the Motto 'Muto quadrata rotundis,' as much as to say, 
he would convert the Square heads or Cavaliers into Round ones." 
—P. 79. 

A thin octavo MS. in the Harleian collection, N° 1377, is en- 
titled " Divers Emblems contrived for Ensigns or Colours, befitting 
the Parliament's Army in the time of the late Civil Wars." 

A presentation-book to the Protector " Of the Scotch Colours 



Iak( n at tlif I'alllcs of Picstcm and Dunbar in tlitir |>ro]jer blasoii," 
is also III (lie IJnli^li IMuscuiii, N° 14G(), JJarl. HIS. 


The True Manner of the Crowning of Charles 
the Second, King of Scotland, on the first 
day of January, I6'o0. Folio. 



The Forme and Order of the Coronation of 
Charles the Second, King of Scotland, Eng- 
land, France, and Ireland, as it was acted 
and done at Scoone the first day of January, 
1651. Aberdeen, printed an. Dam. 1651. 4to. 

Scone, in Perthshire, was the ancient residence of the Scottish 
king*, and in the monastery was preserved the famous stone, placed 
there by King Kenneth II. iu 840, used as the coronation-chair 
by the kings of Scotland until \296, when lidward the First carried 
it to England. The particulars of this celebrated stone are inserted 
ill Fordun, Scod Chronicon, vol. i. chap. 28; but the fullest account 
e.xtant, both of the chair and stone, will be found in Neale's History 
of Westminster Abbey, vol. ii. p. 118, et supra. 

The Marquess of Argyll conducted the reception of Charles II. 
into Scotland in 1650. His coronation was performed with as 
much ceremony and splendour as circumstances would permit. 
The Marquess placed the crown, of silver double gilt, upon the 
King's head ; the sermon was preached by Mr. Robert Douglas; 
the National Covenant of Scotland, and the solemn league and 
covenant, were then administered and sworn to by the King, who 
Subscribed the same in the presence of all. 


Sir R. Cotton.— 1651. 

A Discourse of ihe Lawfulness of Combats, to 
be performed in tlie Presence of the King, or 
the Constable and Marshals of England. 

Printed at London. 1G5I. 4/o. 

This pamphlet, which was originally written by Sir Robert Col- 
ton in the year 1609, was printed a second time in 1072. 

P. Heylyn.— 16.52. 

A Help to English History, containing a Suc- 
cession of all the Kings of England, &c. 

Vide Art. cli. This second impression of the Catalogue of 
Kings, <5fc. was continued by the Rcveitiid com])iler, Peter Hey- 
lyn, D. 1). to 165'2, and printed in his name. 



The Promptuary of Time, with the True Descent 
of the Urquharts in the House of Cromartie, 
since the Creation. Frinted in l6o2. 8w. 

At the sale of the Bindley collection, in 1819, tiiis scarce genea- 
logical tract sold for 3 guineas. 

T. AValkley.~1652. 

A Catalogue of Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Vis- 
counts, Barons, Baronels, and Knights; Made 
by the late King since the Fourth of January, 
l641. With the day of the Moneth they were 
Created in. The Reader niav take notice, 

140bihli()theca heraldica. — commonwealth. 

That there are a great many Patents abroad 
for Baronets, lliat are under the Signet and 
Privy Seal, and never past the Great Seal ; 
and that some Knights made, never entred 
themselves, because they would save the pay- 
ment of" their Fees; so that notice could not 
be taken of" them. 

London: printed for The. Walklny. 1G52. 8po. 

In the British Librarian, p. 105, is an account of a MS. in 4to. 
entitled " Honours Genealogie, or the Arms of the English Kings 
and the Degrees of Nobility," by a Mr. Tileson, in 1647. 


The Names of the Members of Parhament 
called to take upon them the Trust of the 
Government of this Commonwealth, which 
began on Munday the fourth of June, 1653. 
The day appointed by Letters of Summons 
from his Excellency the Lord Gen. Cromwell, 
for the meeting of these Gentlemen. With 
the severall Transactions since that time. 

London : printed by M, Simmons for Tho. Jenner, at the south en- 
trance of the Royal Exchange. 1654. \to. Pages 54. 

This tract is embellished with a portrait of Cromwell, and other 

There is extant an historical engraving of Cromwell's investiture 
or inauguration in the Protectorate, by Hollar, vide Granger, 
vol. iii. p. 9. 

The first Inaiiguralion took. j)lacc in the Chancery court at West- 
minster, Dec. 16, 1653: the second, was performed in Westmin- 
ster abbey, with great solemnity and splendour, .Tune 20, 1657, for 
an account of it vide Heath's " Brief Chronicle." 


E. Bysshe. — 1654. 
Nicholai Vploni, De Stvdio Militari, Libri 
Quatuor. lohan. de Bado Aureo, Tractatvs 
de Armis. Henrici Spelmanni, Aspilogia. 
Edoardvs Bissaevs. E codicibus M.S.S. pri- 
mus publici juris fecit, Notisque illustravit. 

Londini : typis Rogeri Norton, impensis Johnnnis Martin, et Jacohi 
Allestri/e, sub signo Campana: in Cccmiterio D. Pauli, 1054. Folio. 

This valuable work is dedicated to John Selden, pp. 2 : there is 
also an address " ad Leclorem/' pp. 8. Upton occupies pp. 259; Bado Aureo, pp.45; "Aspilogia," pp.142; Not(B, pp.105. 
It is very handsomely printed, and illustrated throughout with arms, 
seals, monuments, &c. extremely well executed ; the head-pieces 
were designed by Fra. Cleyn, and engraved by Hollar. 

Ts'icholas Upton is the most ancient author of this country whose 
works on the subject of Heraldry are extant : a translation was first 
published in the year 1486. — Vide the account of the Boke of St. Al- 
bans, p. 7 a7itc. He is said to have been a native of Devonshire, and 
to have been attached to the household of Thomas de Montacute, 
earl of Salisbury, upon whose death he was patronized by Hum- 
phrey duke of Gloucester. His work was compiled about 1441, 
and dedicated to that nobleman. It consists of four books: 1. Of 
Officers of Arms, and Of Veterans now styled Htralds; 2. Of 
Duels; 3. Of Colours; 4. Of Figures; to which are added, " Sta- 
tuta Regis Henrici quinti tempore Guerre," which comprises the 
military code established by Henry the Fifth at Minuci, in France. 
Upton is considered as a writer of gnat knowledge, reputation, and 
authority, in aflairs relating to Heraldry, and the rules of confer- 
ring Knighthood. 

There are several manuscript copies of Upton's book in the public 
libraries of the kingdom. The original MS. of Sir Edward Bysshe's 
edition, which then belonged to Selden, is now in the College of 
Arms. In the Cottonian collection, Brit. Mus. Nero, C. 3, is one 
upon parchment, entitled " Nicolaus Upton ecclesiar. calhed. Sarum 
et Wellensis canonicus, de Armis et pertinentibus ad Officium Mili- 
tare; quatuor libris, viz. 1. De Officio Militari; 2. De Bello juste, 
et ejus speciebus; 3. De Coloribus in Armis depictis, et eorum 


Nobilitale ac dillerciitia ; '1. J)c divcrsis signis in Armis depiclis." 
This, and two others belonging to Sir Matthew Hale and Mr. Le 
Neve, were eollattil by Bysshc, to render his book more perfect. 

Johannes de Ha.lo Ameo is supposed by liysshe to l)e a name 
assumed by Upton hirnself, but is sometimes found spelled Vado 
Aureo, or the name of John of Guilford latinized. An original MS. 
of this work was, at the time of publication, in the author's pos- 

The treatise entitled " Aspilogia," is said to have been written by 
Sir Henry Spelman, when very young, and that it was the first of 
his studies: it displays a considerable fund of curious information, 
but was left by the author unpublished at his death. Prefixed to it 
is a fiuely-engraved portrait of Spelman by Failhorne, and at p. 67 
is the original y)rint of the famous John Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury. 

The Notes to these treatises, by Sir Edward Bysshe, are very ju- 
dicious, and stored with curious matter: they were translated into 
Latin, to accord with the original texts. The author is " more 
learned and more perspicuous than his predecessors, and was the 
first who treated the subject as an antiquary and historian, endea- 
vouring to divest it of extraneous matter." — Dallaway. 

In the notes on Upton, Sir Edward Bysshe gives a somewhat 
pompous derivation of his descent from the ancient and noble 
family of Burstovve, an only daughter and heir of which married 
John de la Bisse. This account is illustrated by engravings of 
seals, badges, &c. His father was Edward Bysshe, of Burstow, in 
Surrey, a bencher of Lincoln's inn, who practised in the Court of 
Wards, and obtained a very considerable fortune. He built 
Smalfield-place in the parish of Burstow, where our author was 
born. The son was educated at Trinity college, Oxford; from 
thence he removed to Lincoln's inn, and became a barrister. He 
formed an excellent library, and was esteemed a man of much 
knowledge in antiquities, and a great encourager of literature. He 
was returned a member of the House of Commons for Blechingly, 
and appointed one of the Committee to consider of the proceedings 
and powers of the Court of the High-Constable and Earl-Marshal, 
which committee reported the Court illegal. In 1646 he obtained 
the office of Garter King of Arms from the Parliament. In 1654 
he was returned a member of parliament for Riegate, and in 1658 
for Gatton. 

After the Restoration he was permitted to hold the office of Cla- 
renceux ; but the grants of Arms issued by him as Garter, w ere, by 
a warrant from Charles II. 4 Sept. 1660, declared illegal and void. 


He lived in much splendour, having his town-house in St. Mar- 
tin's parish^ and his country-residence at Smalfield, in Surrey. This 
seat is now occupied by a farmer, who cultivates about lUO acres 
of land. It was built about the time of James I. in all the pecu- 
liarity of architecture in use at that period, with howtr-windows, &c. 
The Arms of Bysslie are carved in stone over the porch, and appear 
also upon the newel of the staircase : very little alteration in either 
its exterior or internal appearance had taken place in 1815. In 
the east window of Burslow church, there is a small quartered coat 
within an oval ; in the first quarter, Or, a chevron between three 
roses (jules, for Bysshe ; with the molto, " Prudens simplicitas." 
Though his prudence enabled him to hold a high office in the 
College of Arms, both in the time of the Commonwealth and after 
the restoration of monarchy, he is said to have died poor, 15 Dec. 
1679, and was buried in the church of St. Clave Jewry, London. 
His library was sold by auction at the house of John Dunmore, 
bookseller, near the sign of the Woolpack, in Ivy-lane. 


T. Dring.— 1655. 

A Catalogue of the Lords, Kniglus, and Gen- 
tlemen, that have Compounded for their Es- 

London. Printed for Tliovias Drin<f. 1655. 4/o. 

This tract was reprinted at Chester, with additions, in 1733. It 
is considered that the sums charged in the book, are greatly short 
of what most of the sequestered families paid. 



A Treatise concerning the Broken Succession of 
the Crown of England : Inculcated, about the 
latter end of the Reign of Queen Ehsabeth. 
Not impertinent for the better Compleatine; 
of the General information Intended. 

London: printed anno Doin. 1655. Ato. Pages 167. 


This treatise comprehends the substance of what was written and 
pubhshed by Father Parsons, the Jesuit, under the name of Dole- 
man, vide Aut. XLVII. and was reprinted at this time, it is said, 
to pr< i)are the nation for Ohver Cromwell's ascent to the throne. 

A scarce book, entitled " Parallelum Olivae, nee non Olivarii, &c. 
Protectoris Angliae, 1G56," folio, is embellished with a portrait of 
Cromwell on horseback, by Faithorne, and a Genealogical Tree. 

M. Carter. — 1655. 

Honor redivivus ; Or an Analysis of Honor and 
Armory. By Matt. Carter, Esq. 

London : printed by E. Coales. 1655. 8vo. 

It has an engraved title by R. Gaywood, and this first edition is 
dedicated to William, Marquess of Hertford. 

The author was of a Kentish family, and at one time was Quar- 
ter-Master-General of all the forces in that county. 

Reprinted in 1660, and in 1673. 


T. Gore.— 1655. 

A Table shewing how to Blazon a Coat, ten se- 
veral ways. 1655. A single folio sheet. 

The publisher of this Table was Thomas Gore, Esq. of Alderton, 
in Wiltshire. It seems to be taken verbatim from Feme's Blazon 
of Gentry, vide Wood's " Athenae," vol. ii. p. 574.' 


Sir J. FiNETT.— 1656. 

Finetti Philoxenis; Or some choice Observations 
of Sir John Finett, Knight, and Master of 
the Ceremonies to the two last Kings, touch- 
ing the Reception and Precedence, the 


Treatment and Audience, the Puntillios and 
Contests of Forren Ambassadors in England. 

Published by James Hoivell. Printed at London. 1656. 8vo. 

This curious little book is now scarce. It is dedicated to Lord 
L'Isle by the pubhsher. 

W. Camden.— 1657. 

Remaines concerning Brilaine, &c. By Wil- 
liam Camden, Clarenceux. 

The sixth edition. London : published by Waterson Sf Clnvell, at the 
Globe in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1657. 4to. — Vide Art. cxii. 

J. Doddridge. — 1657. 
Honovrs Pedigree, Or, the severall Fountains of 
Gentry. Being a Treatise of the Distinct De- 
grees of the Nobilitie of this Kingdome, with 
their Rights and Priviledges, according to 
the Laws and Customes of England. By that 
juditious Lawyer Sir John Dodoredge, one of 
his Majesties Judges of the Kings Bench. 

London, printed for William Sheares, at the sign of the Bible in 
Coven-garden. 1657. Svo. Pages 158. 

This and the following are verbatim the <ame as the Magazine of 
Honour, the title-pages only difTerent, vide Art. clxi. 


J. Doddridge. — 1658. 

Judge Dodaredge, His Law of Nobility and 

Peerage, Wherein ihe Antiquilits, Titles, 

Degrees, and Distinctions ; Concerning the 

Peeres and Nobility of this Nation are Excel- 



IciiLl y scl fortli. AVirli The Knights, Esquires, 
Cieiilleiiien, and Yocmcn ; and matters Inci- 
dcnl to thcni according to the Lawes and 
Customes of England. 

London : printed for L. Chupman, and art to be sold at his shop next 
doore to the t'ountuine Taverne in the Strand. 165S. Hvo. Paiges 158. 

W. Prynne.— 1658. 

A Plea for the House of Peers ; or a Full Vin- 
dication of the Just, Ancient and Hereditary 
Rioht of the Lords and Barons of this Realm, 
to sit and judge in all the Parliaments of Eng- 
land, &c. 

Bj/ WiUiani Prynne. Printed in the year 1658. 4io. 

It was republished with a new title only in 1675. The original 
appeared in 1648, under the title of "A Plea for the Lords, or a 
short, yet full and necessary, vindication of the judiciary, and le- 
gislative power of the House of Peers." 

A very full list of Pryiuie's writings is j^iven in Wood's AthencE, 
vol. ii. p. 317 : many of them relate to the privileges of Parlia- 

•' Prynne generally adopts the same theory of Peerage as West." 
" Upon the natm-e and constitution of the Hou>e of Lords, during 
the period from Edw. 111. to Hen. W. 1 have been nuich indebted 
to the first part of Prynne's Register." — Hallam's Middle Ages, 
vol. iii. p. 180. 


T. Walkley.— 1658. 

A Catalogue of the Dukes. Marcjuesses, Earls, 
A'iscounls, &c. Whereunto is added, all the 
Honours that His Highness the Lord Protec- 
tor hath bestowed since he began his Govern- 
ment to this present. Collected by T. W. 

London: printed for Tho. Uulkley. 1658. -ito. Pages \6S. 


This Catalogue is dedicated " to the Noliihty and Gentry of the 
Three Nations," from which, it appears, the publication of (he tract 
was made a question in the House of Peers, when the Earl of Arun- 
del gave the author his licence to print it. 

The fust in the list is *' His Highness Oliver, Lord Protector of 
the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the 
Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging," &c. &c. 

Then follows " A New Catalogue of the Lords, Baronets, and 
Knights, made by His Highuessc the Lord Protector, since the 
Second of November, 1637, with the Knights made by the Lord- 
Deputy of Ireland. London : printed by T. C. for T/tomns Walk- 
ley. 1658." At page 1 is " The Copy of the Writ by which the 
Lords are called to the Parliament," &c. pp.6; after which "The 
Catalogue of Dukes, Martjuesses," &c. p. 1 to 168, and conclud- 
ing with " Honours conferred by His Highnesse," p. 169 to 175. 

- - l6o9. 

A List of the Names of" ihc Long l^irliamcnt, 
Likewise of the Parhanient held at Oxford, 
and Those of 1653, 1654, 1656, and \659. 

Printed at London. 1659. Sto. 

There was also printed "A List of the other House," 1658, said 
to have been " published by a warm republican, who appears to be 
well acquainted with their history." — Kichauds'" Reply to Noble, 
1788, p. 44. 


- 1659. 

The Antient Land-mark, Screen or Bank be- 
twixt the Prince and People, by ihe Right of 
Inheritance of the Nobility and Baronage of 
England to sit in Parliament. 

Printed in 1659. 4/t). 




The Prdigrce and Descent of His Excellency 
General George Monk, selling forth how he 
is d(>scended from King Edward III. by a 
branch and slip of the White Rose, the House 
of York, and likewise his extraction from 
Richard King of the Romans, with the State, 
Title, and Descents of the Houses of York 
and Lancaster in their several branches. 

London : printed hy William Godbid, over against the Blew Anchor 
in Little Britaine. 1659. 4to. Pages 15. 

E. Waterhous. — 1660. 

A Discourse and Defense of Arms and Armorj^ 
Shewing the Nature and Rises of Arms 
and Honour in England, from the Camp, the 
Court, the City, vnder the two latter of which 
are contained Universities and Inns of Court. 
By Edward Waterhous, Esq. 

London : printed by T. R. for Samuel Mearne, in Little Britain. 
1660. Svo. Pages 232. 

Facing the title of this fanciful treatise is a plate of the Arms of 
Waterhous, quarterly of eight ; 1. Waterhous of Lincoln and Bucks, 
2. Longavalle of Hertford, 3. Longavalle of Middlesex, 4, Leiburne, 
5. Casteli of York, 6. Davenport, 7. Waterhous of York, 8. Sparke; 
the whole surmounted by two escutcheons of pretence, with the 
arms of Smith and Bateman. 

From the Address to the Reader, which is dated Mar. 1, 1659-6Q, 
it appears the work was written to divert the author's grief upon the 
death of his relation and best friend, and he proceeds in heraldic 
terms to display his submission to the dispensations of Providence: 
*' But since it is the good pleasure of God to charge the Fields of 


our worldly serenity with Crosses latent and patent, which when 
sanctiBed, are (by Heavenly Heralds, who can best blazon the en- 
tendments of divine Providence) accounted good bearings, it be- 
comes us to accept his chastisement with submission, and improve 
his instruction with Christian prudence." 

The work abounds with quotations in Greek and Hebrew, and its 
language is unusually inflated even for the time in which it was 
written. It is, as Anthony Wood justly describes it, " rhapsodical, 
indigested, and whimsical." 

Edward Waterhous was born in 1619. He had a learned educa- 
tion, and resided some time at Oxford for the sake of access to the 
Bodleian library, but was not a member of that University. In 
1661, it appears he lived at Sion college, London, vide Mor- 
gan's Sphere of Gentry. Tn 1668 he was elected a fellow of the 
Royal Society, and afterwards entered into holy orders. He was 
twice married; first to Mary, daughter and heiress to Robert Smith, 
and secondly to Elizabeth, daughter and heiress to Richard Bateman, 
of Hartington, Derbyshire. He died 30 May, 1670, at. 51, at his 
house at Mile-end Green, and was buried at Greenford, in Middle- 
sex, where he had an estate. 



J. GUILLIM.— 1660. 

The Display of Heraldrie: &c. By John Guil- 
hm, late Pursuivant at Amies. Interlaced with 
much variety of History, suitable to the several] 
Occasions or Subjects. The fourth Edition, 
corrected and much enlarged by the Author 
himselfe in his Kfetime : <Scc. And now to this 
fourth Edition are added about 300 new Coats 
and Bearings of eminent Families, in their 
proper Sections, never before inserted. As 
also a true Register of the Blazons of all the 
Knights of the Garter, from the first Install- 


nient to the last : and also of all the Baronets, 
from their first Creation to the last. Faithfully 
collected by Francis Nower, Arms-Painter 
(and Student in Heraldry) in Bartholomew- 
lane, London. 

London. Printed hy T. R. for Jacob Blome. 1660. Folio. 

This fo\irlh edition is dedicaltd to the Martjuess of Hertford by 
Ricliard Blome, whose maternal (grandfather, Richard Adam*, in his 
lifetime was in his Lordship's service. The dedication is followed 
by an address "To none but Gentlemen," by FVancis Nower, who, 
for the advantage of the printer, was induced to add some hundreds 
of Coats to the former editions, but confesses there are three families 
whose Arms are inserted that he could wish omitted. " The Dis- 
play" is extended to 444 pages. The " Register of the Knights of 
the Garter" is dedicated to the Earl of Northumberland, and the 
" Catalogue of Baronets" to Su- Edmond Bacon, Bart, by Richard 
Blome. These lists occupy 36 pages. Of the Baronets, F. Nower 
observes, there are some Coats he thought better to omit at the lat- 
ter end, than to have inserted upon uncertain grounds, the printed 
Catalogue being defective, and the Heralds at Oxford not keeping 
so punctual an account of them in the hurry of a civil war as for- 

The utility of this book is much increased, by the addition of 
an alphabetical Tabic of Names at the end, which is much wanted 
in the former. 

This edition had scarcely been issued when the Restoration brought 
Heraldry into more request, and rendered a selection of the exam- 
ples, upon the ri^e of a new party, necessary, to obtain a sale. It 
was accordingly reprinted with an alteration m the title; viz. 

" Since the imprinting of this last Edition many 
offensive Coats (lo the Loyal Party) are ex- 
ploded: With a supply of his Majeslies Friends: 
As also a continuation of the Names and Coats 
of Armes of the Knights of the Garter, Knights 
Baronets, and Knights of the Bath : Together 
with the Atchievements at large of most of the 


Nobility which have been made by King 
Charles ihc Second. 

London : printed by T. R. for Jacob Blomt, and are to be sold by 
John Williams at the Crown, and Joshttnh Kirton at the Kings 
Amies in St. Paules Church-yard ; Humphrey Tuckey at the Black 
Spread Enisle, and Francis Tyton at the Three Daggers in Fleet 
Street. 1G60. Folio. 

This reprint of the 4th edition is dedicated to King Charles II. 

A new address is also added '• To the most concerned, the No- 
bility and Gentry : — 

" My Lords and Gentlemen, 

" This inestimable Piece of Heraldry, that has past four Impres- 
sions with much approbation, had the unhappy fate in the last to 
have a blot in its Escocheon ; viz. The insertion of Oliver's Crea- 
tures, which as no merit could enter then» in such a Reoiment but 
usurpation, so we have in this fifth Impression exploded them, and 
incerted the Persons, Titles, and Dignities of such, as his Majesty 
(since his blessed Restauration) conferred Honour upon; so that the 
Corn may be intire, of one Sheaf, and the Grapes of one Vine. 

" R. B." 

"The Display" contains 460 pages. In addition to the list of 
the Baronets, wood-cuts of the Arms of those recently made, are 
inserted ; also cuts of the Arms of the Knights of the Bath made at 
the Coronation of Charles the Second. 

This latter edition is certainly the most rare and valuable of the 
two issued in 1660. 

J. Stephens. — 1660. 

An Apology for the Ancient Right and Power 
of the Bishops to Sit and Vote in Parliaments : 
As the first and principal of the three Estates 
of the Kingdome, As Lord Coke sheweth, 
3 Institut. c. 1, and other both learned Law- 
yers and Antiquaries, as Camden, Spelman, 
Selden, and many others. With an Answer 


to the Reasons iiiaiulained by Dr. Burgesse 
and many others against the Votes of Bishops. 
A Determination at Cambridge of the Learned 
and Reverend Dr. Davenant, B. of Sahsbury, 
EngHshed. The Speech in Parhament made 
by Dr. Wilhams, L. Archbishop of York, in 
defence of the Bishops. Two Speeches 
spoken in the House of Lords by the Lord 
Viscount Newarke, 16"4L 

London : printed hi/ W. (iodbid, for Richard Thralc, at the Crosse- 
Kej/es at St. Paul's gate entring into Cheapeside. 1660. 4to. ppA20. 

This treatise, which is divided into 10 chapters, was written by 
the Rev, Jeremiah Stephens, the learned coadjutor of Sir Henry 
Spelman in his collection of The Councils. He had obtained pre- 
ferment in the church by the interest of Archbishop Laud, but 
in 1644 was deprived of all his livings, and imprisoned. At the 
Restoration he was replaced in his former possessions, and had also 
a prebend in the cathedral of Salisbury, He died 9 Jan. 1665, and 
was buried at Wotton, in Northamptonshire. 

The treatise was reprinted in 1661, 

" Whether the Bishops sit, in the English Legislature, from the 
Right of their Baronies, or from the authority of usage, is not (juite 
settled among the English Jurists. It is, however, more than pro- 
bable, that the Bishops, the Abbots, and Priors were called to the 
King's Councils, by the King's Summons: " See the Notes on the 
last edition of Coke upon Lyttelton, 70 (6), 134 (/>), where the bet- 
ter opinion seems to be that the Bishops' Kighl to sit in Parliament 
arose from usage. But every usage must have had a beginning, 
and the question will ever recur, what was the origin of such usage f 
The answer must be, the King's Wr\i."— Caledonia, p, 700. 


M. Carter.— 1060. 
Honor reclivivu.s, or the Analysis of Honor and 
Armory, &c. The second edition. By Matt. 
Carter, Esq. 

London. Printed in 1660. 8yo.— Vide Art. <i xxxiii. 



Relation en Forme de Journal, du Voyage et 
Sejour, (|ue Ic Serenissime et Tres-Puissant 
Prince Charles II. Roy de la Grand Bretagne, 
c^c. a fait en liollande, depuis le 25 May, 
jusques au 2 Juin, 16"6"0. 

A la Haye : chez Adrian Vlacq. 1660. Avec privilege des Estats 
d' liollande et West-Frise. Folio. Pages 108. 

This recital, which is handsomely printed in French, at his 
Majesty's desire, was drawn up from public documents with great 
care, and contains many curious particulars. It is embellished with 
a large three-quarter portrait of King Charles II. in armour, and 
three folding plates: 1. the Arrival at Delft from Breda, 2. the 
Queen of Bohemia and Princess of Orange joining the King, 3. the 
Embarkation at the Hague, May 33d. — Engraved by P. Philippe. 

F. Lovelace.— 1660. 
The Speech of Francis Lovelace, Recorder of 
Canterbury, to King Charles the Second on 
his arrival to Kent and coming to Canter- 
bury the day he landed, May 25, I66O. 4/o. 

.T. Tatham.— 1660. 

London's Glory, In King Charles the Second's 
Entertainment at Guildhall (Allen, Mayor.) 
By J. Tatham. I66O. 4fo. 



The Magnificent Triumphs and Entertainment 
of King Charles the Second, &c. at Guild- 
hall, 5 July, 1660. 4/0. 




The Manner of thti Solemnity of the Coronation 
of King Charles II. l66'0. Folio. 

There is also extant " A Proclamation declaring his Majesties 
pleasure touching His Coronation," London, 16G0, folio. 

W. Prynne.— 1G60. 

The Second Part of Signal Loj^alty ; Together 
with various forms of Prayers, Supplications, 
Votes, Acclamations, Ceremonies, and So- 
lemnities, used at the Coronations of Empe- 
rors and Kings, especially of the Kings of 

By William Prynne. London. Printed in 1660. 4to. 

R. Douglas.— 1660. 
The Forme and Order of the Coronation of 
Charles the Second, King of Scoteland, Eng- 
land, France, and Ireland, together with the 
Sermon then preached by Mr. Robert Dow- 
glas, &c. and the Oath then taken, with seve- 
ral Speeches made. As it was acted and done 
at Scoone, the first day of January, 1651. 
1 Chron. xxix. 23, " Then Solomon sate on 
the Throne of the Lord as King, instead of 
David his Father, and prospered, and all peo- 
ple obeyed him." — Proverbs^ xx. 8, "A King- 
that sitteth in the Throne of Judgement scat- 
tereth away all evil with his eyes." — Proverbs, 


xxv^ 3, " Take away the Wieked from l)efore 
the King, and his Throne shall be established 
in Kiiihteousness/' 

Aberdene, impr'mled hij James Broiun : and reprinted at London, and 
are to be sold at the several Booksellers Shops in London and West- 
minster Hall. 1660. 4/0. Pages 38. 

The Sermon, which is printed first, occupies 28 pages. The 
"Forme" consists of 10 pages. — Vide Art. clxxiv. 


G. Fleming.— 1(360. 

Stemma Sacrum, 1'he Royal Progeny delineated, 
&c. &c. By Giles Fleming, Rector of Wad- 
dingworth, in the county of Lincolne. 

London. Printed in 1660. 8vo. 
Title from (J ore, p. 33. 


A Catalogue of the Peers of the Kingdom of 
England, &c. 

London. Printed in 1660. Folio. 


N. Brooke.— 1660. 
Englands Glorj^ or an Exact Catalogue of his 
Majesties most Honourable Piivy Councell, 
with the Knights of the most noble Order of 
St. George, called the Garter, and the House 
of Peers : As also a Catalogue of the Lord- 
Bishops, the House of Commons, the Dukes, 
Marquesses, Earles, Viscounts, Barons, and 
Baronets, made since his Majesties happy 
Restoration, and the times of their several 


creations, a perfect list also of the Knights of 
the Bath, and the Preparations and Habits 
that were made for them at the time of their 
instalment at the Coronation, together with a 
perfect Catalogue of the lower House of Con- 
vocation now sitting at Westminster. 

London: printed for Natli. Brooke, at the Angel in CornhilL 1660. 


J. Philipot.— 1660. 
A Perfect Collection, or Catalogue of all Knights 
Bachelaurs made by King James since his 
coming to the Crown of England, faithfully 
extracted out of the Records. 

Printed at London. 1660. 8»o. 

This List of Knights, collected by John Philipot, Somerset-herald, 
is rare: at the sale of the Bindley collection, a copy sold for a guinea. 

A folio MS. of 278 leaves, in the Cottonian library, British Mu- 
seum, Claudius, C. 3, contains " The Names and Arms of such as 
have been advanced to the Order of Knighthood in the Reigns of 
Henry VII. and Henry VIII. Edward VI. Quten Mary, Queen Eli- 
zabeth, and James I. of those of the last reign the Names only are 
given, and not the Arms. An Index is added at the end." 


A Collection out of the Book called Liber Rega- 
lis, remaining in the Treasury of the church 
of Westminster, touching the Coronation of 
the King and Queen together, according to 
the usual Form. 

London : printed hy R. D. for Charles Adams, at the Talbot in Fleet- 
street, over against Fetter-lane. 1660. 4to. Pages 12. 

This tract was reprinted by John Taylor, in 1821, Svo. 


The Liber Rcgalis, which is deposited in the chapter-house at 
Westminster, is a large and curious missal, containing besides the 
usual calendar, rubric, and offices of the church, an exact ordinal 
of the service and ceremonies used at the Coronation of our Kings 
and Queens-Conport ; together with the chants and anthems per- 
formed on the occasion. This book was presented to the church of 
Westminster by Nicholas Litlington. abbot, and was probably pre- 
pared for the instruction of the prelates and nobles who assisted at the 
coronation of King Richard II. July 16, 1377. Two plates in 
Strati's Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities, pp. 33, 37, are taken 
from illuminations in this curious volume : they represent the 
coronation of Richard the Second and that of his Queen, Anne of 



A Copie of ihe List or Roll of His Majesties 
Proceeding from the Tower to Whitehall, as 
it will be marshalled by the Lords deputed 
for the Office of Earl Marshal. 

London. Printed in 1661. Folio. 



Gloria Britannica ; or a Panegyricke on His 
Majesties Passage thorow London to His Co- 
ronation. London: printed in I66I. ^to. 

J. Ogilby.— 1661. 
The Relation of his Majesties Entertainment 
passing through the City of London to his 
Coronation ; with a Description of the 
Triumphal Arches and Solemnity, &c. &;c. 
By John Ogilby. 

London. Printed in 1661. Folio. Panes 40. 


The author received orders from the Commissioners of the solem- 
nity of his Majesty's coronation to conduct the poetical part; viz. 
the speeches, emblems, mottoes, and inscriptions. The preceding 
may be considered only a rough sketch of the Ceremonial, which 
he published in a large and handsome folio, with plates, in 1662. 



The Form of His Majesties Coronation-Feast, 
23 April, 1661. 

London. Printed in \QQ\ . Folio. 



Neptunes Address to his most Sacred Majesty 
Charles the Second, congratulating his Coro- 
nation, celebrated the SS*"*^ day of April, I66I, 
in several Designements and .Shews upon the 
Water before Whitehall, at his Majesties Re- 
turn from the Land Triumphs. 

London. Printed in XQGl . Folio. 



Fesfa Georgia?ia, or The Gentries and Countries 
Joy for the Coronation of the King on St. 
George's Day. 

London. Printed in 1661. Folio, 

There was ako published, " A Poem upon his Majesties Corona- 
tion the 23rd of April, 1661, St. Georges Day, London, 1661," in 
folio, and " The Coronation, a Poem," London, 1661," 4to. pp. 8. 
The latter was written by the Rev. Robert Whitehall, Rector of 
Amcrsham. — Vide Wood's*' Aihemc," vol. ii. p. 596. 

" Heawood's Manner of the King's Coronation at Manchester, 
April 23, 1661," ito. at the sale of the White-Knights collection 
was sold for 9*. 



R. Pawley.— 1661. 
A Catalogue of Nobility ; viz. The Names and 
Titles of all such Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, 
Barons, and Baronets, as have been made 
since His Majesties Most Happy Restaura- 
tion. Together with The Times of their 
several Creations. 

London : printed for Robert PawUy, at the Rainboxv in Fleet Street. 
1661. 8vo. Pages 5i. 



A Catalogue of the Names of all such who were 
summoned to any Parliament (or reputed 
Parliament) from the year 16"40 to l66l. 

London. Printed in 1661. Svo, 



St. George for England ; or a Relation of the 
Manner of the Election and Installation of 
the Knights of the most noble Order of St. 
George, called the Garter, which is to be so- 
lemnized on the 15, 16 & 17th of April next, 
at the Castle of Windsor. 

London : printed for James Thrale, and are to be sold at the sign of 
the Cross Kej/es, at Pauls Gate. 1661. ito. Pages 12. 


J. N.— 1661. 
A Perfect Catalogue of all the Knights of the 
most noble Order of the Garter, from the 


first Institution of it, until this present April 
cmno 1661. Whereunto is prefixed a short 
Discourse touching the Institution of the Or- 
der, Patron, Habit, and Solemnities of it, 
with many other particulars which concern 
the same. By J.N. 

London, Printed in 1661. 4/o. 



The History of that most famous Saint and Sol- 
dier St. George of Cappadocia, &c. &c. 

London. Printed in 1661. ^to. Pages 56. 
A pamphlet taken from HeyljMi's " Historie," vide Art. cxxxii. 



The Manner of Creating the Knights of the 
Ancient and Honourable Order of the Bath, 
according to the Customc used in England in 
time of Peace. F r bit ed at London. l6"6l. 4^o. 



The Proceedings in order to, and in the Conse- 
cration of the Twelve Bishops at St. Patricks 
Church, Dublin, on Sunday the 27 of Ja- 
nuary, 1660. By Dr. Dudley Loftus, Vicar- 
General for the Kingdom of Ireland. 

Printed a I London. HiGl. Am. 


- 1661. 

An xAnswer to this Quodlibcticiil Question, 
Wliether the Bishops make a fundamental 
and essential part of the English Parliament? 

ICGl. 4/0. 

p. Enderbie. — 1661. 
Cambria Tniimphans, or Brittain in its perfect 
Lustre, shewing the Origen and Antiquity of 
that Illustrious Nation. The Succession of 
their Kings and Princes, from the first, to 
King Charles of happy memory : The De- 
scription of the Countrey : The History of 
the Ancient and Moderne Estate. The Man- 
ner of the Investure of the Princes, with the 
Coats of Arms of the Nobility. By Percy 
Enderbie, Gent. 

London : printed for Andrew Crooke, and are to he sold at the Green 
Dragon, in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1661. Folio. Pages 356. 

A woodcut of the arms and quarleriiigs of Enderbie facing the 

Tliis very curious voUime is dedicated to King Charles II. pp. 2, 
followed by the Genealogy of that monarch from the Welsh blood, 
beginning with Cadelh, king of South Wales, pp. 2, then an ad- 
dress " To the Gentle Reader, whether Welsh or English," occupy- 
ing 4 pages, in which the author acknowledges his obligations to 
the library of his wife's brother, Sir Edward Morgan, of Lantarnam, 
by means of which he was enabled to bring his work to maturity. 

It is divided into Two Parts or Tomes, and each part into four 
books. The First Book commences with the arrival of Brule from 
Troy, in the year before Christ's incarnation 1136, and contains an 
account of the founding of York, a list of the Kings of the House 
of York, and the Dukes of that city ; the building of Carlisle, with 


the Earls of Carlisle; an account of the city of Chester, and its Earls; 
of Winchester, and its Earls and Marquesses; of Batli, with a list 
of the Earls of that city; and of the foundin;? of the Town of 
Leicester^ with a list of the families to which it has given titles of 
honour. Between the first and second hooks is given an account 
of the fan)ilies of the Dukes of Norfolk, Somerset, Buckingham, 
Richmond, and Albemarle, all of whom are descended from ancient 
Welsh families. 

In the Second Book, proceeding with the history, is a list of the 
Dukes and Earls of Lancaster and Warwick ; an account of the 
building of Southampton and Gloucester, and the noble families 
who have derived their titles from those places; of the county of 
Westmoreland, and a list of its Earls. Between the second and 
third books is inserted the descent of the Marcpiesses of Worcester 
and Dorchester, who derive their origin from Welsh blood. 

The Third Book comprises the Roman history of Britain, and 
between the third and fourth books is detailed the descent of the 
Earls of Oxford, Northumberland, and Shrewsbury, from Welsh 

The Fourth Book commences with the reign of Carausius, 
A. D. 218, and concludes with an account of Shrewsbury and its 
Earls, and the descent of the Earl of Derby. 

The Second Part is dedicated "To His Royal Grace the Duke, 
brother to His Sacred Majesty," &c. &c. after which follows the 
descent of the Duke of York from Anarawd, king of North Wales ; 
an account of the City of York, a list of its Dukes and Earls; a 
short account of Prince Rupert; of the county of Cumberland, and 
a list of its Earls. 

In the 1st Book of the Second Part, the author gives an historical 
and topographical description of Wales as it was anciently ; an ac- 
count of the founding of the Order of the Round Table, by Prince 
Arthur. Between the 1st and 2nd Books of this Part is given the 
descent of the families of the Greys, earls of Kent; Manners, earls 
and dukes of Rutland; Herberts, earls of Pembroke; Sackvilles, 
earls of Dorset; and Cecils, earls of Salisbury and Exeter; all of 
whom derive their origin from Welsh stocks. 

The 2nd Book continues the history of Whales, conchidmg with 
an account of the Wel«h Sees, and a li.^t of the Bishops of those 
dioceses. Between the 2nd and 3rd Books is the descent from 
Welsh families of the Earls of Bridgwater, Carnarvon, and Carbury; 
Viscount Montague; Lords Abergavenny, Stourton, and Arundell 
of Wardour. 


Tlie on] IJook brin^r.s the hi.-lory to the death of Lhew ellyn in 1282, 
the last prince of Wales of ihe ancient British blood. Between the 
3rd niid 4th Books is the descent of the Lords Powis and Herbert 
of Chcrbiny ; Sir Charles Somerset, K. B. Sir Edward Stradling, 
Sir Edward Morgan, and Sir Trevor Williams, Barts. ; William 
Lewes, Richard Lewes, and Thomas Morgan, Esqs. 

The 4th Book relates the history of Wales under the Princes of 
the Blood Royal of England, and is the most interesting- part of the 
volume, the materials being collected out of the Records in the Tower 
of London. It describes the manner of the investiture of the 
Princes of Wales in the principality. 

There are three whole-sheet plates of the Arms of ancient and 
modern Welsh families, with a plate containing twelve Coats, 
pp. 250, 25L There are also a number of escutcheons of arms, 
engraved on wood, in diflerent parts of the volume. 

This book has been recently reprinted, previously to which it was 
considered among the scarcest in the English language, and was with 
difficulty to be procured for less than 40 guineas, if perfect and in 
good condition. 


H. Peacham.— 1661. 
The Compleat Gentleman: Fashioning Him ab- 
solute in the most Necessary and Commenda- 
ble Qualities concerning Mind or Body, that 
may be required in a Person of Honor. To 
which is added, the Gentleman's Exercise, 
or, An exquisite practise as well lor drawing 
all manner of beasts, as for making Colours, 
to be used in Painting, Limming, &c. By 
Henry Peacham, Mr. of Arts, &c. The 
Third Impression much inlarged, especially 
in the Art of Blazonry, by a very good hand. 

London: printed by E. Tyler for Richard Thrule, at the signe of the 
Cross Keyes at St. Pauls Gate. 166L ito. Pages 455. 

This is the best edition of an interesting work. Another is pro- 
mised in an Advertisement to the Reader, signed M. S. : " If this 
Essay finds a favourable reception, some more addition of many 


noble Arms and Families shall he made xi Deus placet in a future 
Edition." Tliis, however, is the last that appeared. 

At page 230 is a pedioree of the family of Blount, drawn up by 
Thomas Blount, the author of Ancient Tenures, who made some 
additions to the heraldic part of this third impression of Peacham's 
book. Blount died in 1679. 


S. Morgan.— 1661. 
The Sphere of Gentry : Deduced from the 
Principles of Nature, An Historical and 
Genealogical Work of Arms and Blazon ; 
in Four Books, Enlituled 

S Gentleman ( Adams Shield j ^i Native 

Esquire ) Josephs Coat \ r^ / Dative 

J Knight j Vulcan and Minerva ( ^ \ Atchieved 

I King. f Fountain of Honour \ ( Created. 

In which is contained, The Genealogies of the 
Patriarchs and Heroes, Standards of the Jews, 
Hieroglyphics of the ^Egyptians, Symbols of 
the Grecians, Antiquities of the Romans, 
Arms and Ensignes of the English Nation : 
Acconuiiodated with lively Cutts on Copper, 
as well for Aaron's Brestplate as Ariadnes 
Crown, Drawn down to King Charles 11. 
By Sylvanvs Morgan. 

London : printed by IVilliam Lei/bourne, for the Author, living at the 
City Coat, on the back side of the Roy all Exchange. 1661. Folio. 

Facing the title is an engraved frontispiece, containing a portrait 
of the Author, at. 41, by R. Gaywood. 

This work was compiled, and the greater part printed, during 
the Commonwealth, but is prefaced by a loyal and humble dedica- 
tion to King Charles the Second, the author gravely assuring his 
Majesty, that the Book was intended for his Royal father ! The 
change of affairs that took place while it was printing, and the li- 


beral dislributioii of honours, consequent to the Hestoralion, which 
the writer was anxious to record, has occasioned, in some places, 
the text and enf^ravings to be at variance willi each other. 

At the baclt of the title, and idcnv^ the dedication to the King, 
is the Royal arms, very finely engraved by Gaywood. The dedi- 
cation occupies 2 pages; then follows an Address to the Reader, 
4 pages; ending with the literal favjlts. Three following pages contain 
Anagrams, and " an Acrostick upon the most accurate and elabo- 
rate work, and the most ingenious and industrious compiler thereof, 
Mr. Sylvanus Morgan," then a page of commendatory verses by 
Francis Sandford, Gent, and Edmond Pickering; an " Index of 
Words of Art," 2 pages; Names of Constellations, 1 page. The 
preceding pages are not numbered. 

At page 1 commences the 1st Rook, called Adam's Shield or 
JSobilitj/ Native, containing eight chapters; to each chapter is a 
plate of various Arms, the whole size of the page, exclusive of a 
great many illustrations by engravings and wood-cuts in the text: 
at p. 106 is a plate of Adam and Eve, bearing the spade and distaff, 
and on the sides of the tree of life in which the figures are perched, 
are represented the monogram and arms of Henrietta Maria, the 
queen-dowager, to whom this last chapter is dedicated : the 1st 
book ends at p. 120. Then follows a very fine portrait of Camden, 
by Gaywood, inscribed "Josephs Coat, Nobility Dative: The Se- 
cond Booke by S. M. who dedicateth this Effigies and Remaines of 
y^ Learned Camden, Clarencieux, to Sir Edward Walker, Kt. alias 
Garter Principall King of Amies of Englishmen." 

This 2nd Book commences at page 1, and contains seven chap- 
ters, each of which has a plate of Arms precedmg it, atid many 
illustrations by woodcuts, &c. on the margm. At p. 67 is the pe- 
digree of Edward Waterhous, of Greenford, in Middlesex, Esq. 
lineally descended from Sir Gilbert de Aqa.'domo, of Kirton, in 
Low-Lindsey, co. Lincoln, followed by his coat of eight quarter- 
ings; and at p. 70 is an engraving from the brass plate on the mo- 
numental slab of Thomas Waterhous, rector of Ashruge, who died 
in 1554. At p. 74 is printed a patent of Arms to Henry Archer, 
of Theydon, in Essex, Esq. April 2, 1575, signed " Robert Cook, 
Clarencieulx Roy d'Armes." At p. 83 is a fanciful plate o( Jacob's 
Ladder, very appropriately dedicated to the newly-created Duke 
of Albemarle. Page 94, a patent of Arms to the Upholsterers' 
company of London, by William Hawkeslowe, Clarencieux, De- 
cember 11, 1465, a|)proved and entered in the Visitation-book of 
London, made 1634, Hen. St. George^ Clarencieux. Page 106 


contains a confirmalion of Arms to Peter Tryori, July 1, 1610, by 
Gulielrnus Camden : this latter is in Latin. The last twelve pages 
of this book are occupied by a list of the Arms granted or confirmed 
by Camden, while Clarencieux, in number three hundred and nine- 
teen, Camden's Gifts, exhibiting the mode which that learned an- 
tiquary adopted in his armorial designs : this list has been reprinted 
in the Caisura Litcruria. 

The 3rd Book, entitled Vulcan and Minerva, Nobility Atchieved, 
is dedicated to Edward, earl of Clarendon. This book contains 
nine chapters, each illustrated by a large plate of Arms : the first, 
at page 1, is dedicated to Elia> Ashmole, Esq. Wind.^-or-herald ; 
p. 64, a plate of the Arms of the Bi.><hoprics ; p. 70, Arms of the 
Colleges in Oxford; p. 76, Arms of the Colleges of Cambridge, in 
which plate the Garter is omitted in the Chancellor's Arms; p. 84, 
a whole-length monumental figure of CJilljert Waterhous, of Kirton, 
CO. Lincoln, temp. Hen. III. At page S7 is printed, A Catalogue 
of all the Knights dubbed in the time of Queen Elizabeth, drawn 
down into alphabet, 8 pages; p. 106, plateof Arms of Trading Com- 
panies, and the patent of Arms to the East India company, Feb. 4, 
1600, signed by Dethick, Camden, and Segar^ the three Kings of 
Arms. At p. 117, the Genealogy of King Charles U. from ^Eneas, 
continued in 3 pages, ends the third book. 

The 4th Book is called the Fountain of Honour, or Nobility 
Created; prefixed to it is a large plate of the Arms of Sir Nathaniel 
Barnardiston. This book consists of nine chapters. At p. 6 is 
primed a list of the Knights of the Bath made at the coronation of 
King Charles I. with the blazon of their Arms ; j). 10, a plate of 
the Arms of Sir John Newton, Bart.; and at p. 15, a list of the 
Baronets with their arms, 21 pages. The 2nd chapter ends at 
page 39. The 3rd chapter begins at p. 40, with the Arms of 
Lord Darcy ; there are two engravings, but the description of the 
Coat varies from both. This chapter is occupied by the Statutes of 
the Order of the Garter, and a list of the Barons of England, with 
their Arms. The other chapters are illustrated by a plate of Arms 
of each degree, and a list of the Peers. 

There is a very neatly-engraved genealogical tree of the How- 
ards, with four portraits of females of the family, extremely rare, 
very ^tw copies of the book containing it, and also a plate of the 
Hearse of Charles the First. There is at p. 97 a ptdigiee of King 
Charles the Second from Egbert, and an account of the " Cavalcade 
through the City of London the day before his Majesties Corona- 
tion." Chapter the 9th forms a Supplement of the Nobility created 


by Kiu-r Charles the Second, to be added to each chapter; and the 
volume concludes with full alphal)etical Tables of Names, to each 
of the four books: but it is to be noticed there are several mistakes 
in the paging of the work. 

The engravings with which the book is illustrated are well exe- 
cuted. They are principally by R. Gaywood, the scholar and 
imitator of Hollar. Some of the plates of Arms are by J. Goddard, 
and others by Vaughan : they are very numerous. 

This curious and remarkable work is attributed by Anthony 
Wood to Edward Watcrhous, the author of The Discourse and De- 
fense of Arms, ifc. vide Art. CXCIV. an/e. It is not improbable 
that pedantic writer lent his assistance, and perhaps furnished some 
entire parts, but it appears that Morgan had the whole conduct of 
the book, and there is little doubt but that he furnished the princi- 
pal and most useful part, viz. the Heraldry. It comprises a very 
copious ordinary of a great variety of Charges, with an Index of 
Names : had this portion of the work been separated from the ca- 
balistic jargon with which it is most unnecessarily blended, it would 
have proved a valuable acquisition to the Heraldic reader. 

The author, in 1G66, published a small quarto, entitled " Armi- 
logia, or the Language of Arms," as a supplement to the Sphere of 
Gentry, to the notice of which book the reader is requested to turn 
for further particulars of the writer. 

The Sphere of Gentry, when quite perfect, is one of the most rare 
of Heraldic books, and is valued accordingly : from 8 to 10 guineas 
is its usual price, A complete copy, in fine condition, is in the 
collection of the Honourable Thomas Grenville : the Honourable 
George Nassau is in possession of an impression upon large paper. 

J. Ogilby.— 1662. 

The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Ma- 
jestie Charles II. in his passage through the 
City of London to his Coronation, containing 
an exact accompt of the whole solemnity ; the 
Triumphal Arches, and Cavalcade, delineated 
in sculpture ; the Speeches and Impresses il- 
lustrated from Antiquity. To these is added, 


a Brief Narrative of his Majeslie's Soleiim 
Coronation, with kis Magnificent Proccedino- 
and Royal Feast in Westminster Hall. By 
John Ogilby. 

Londo?i : printed by Tho. Roi/croft, and are lo he had at the Author's 
house in Kings-head Court, within Shoe-lane. IG02. Folio. Pa'^es 192. 

This splendid volume was published at the King's command. The 
plates of the procession are engraved by Hollar : it contains a view 
of the choir of Westminster abbey during the coronation. 

The triumphal arches, erected upon the occasion, were designed 
by Sir Balthazar Gerbier, by whom there is a miscellaneous collec- 
tion in the Pepysian library, at Magdalen college, Cambridge, 
entitled " Robes, Manteaux, Couronnes, Armes, &c. d'Empereurs, 
Rois, Papes, Princes, Dues et Comtcs, Ancienne et Moderne, 
blasonnees et eluminees par Balthasar Gerbier." Vide Walpolf.'s 
" Painters," vol. ii. p. 100; vide also vol. iii. p. 97, " Verlue de- 
scribes a picture, seven feet wide and two feet high, representing 
' The King's Cavalcade through the gates of the City the day before 
his Coronation,' painted l)y Roderigo Sloop, but says not where he 
saw it." 

John Ogilby, the publisher of this account of the coronation of 
Charles the Second, was born at Edinburgh, in the year IGOO, 
and actually commenced his career as a dancing-master, in which 
capacity he attended the Earl of Straflbrd to Ireland to teach his 
children, and became one of the troop of guard attending his lord ; 
he was also appointed deputy-master of the revels in Ireland, 
and built a theatre in Dubhn. At the commencement of the 
civil wars, his prospects in Ireland being interrupted, he came to 
London, where he learnt both Latin and Greek, and, during the 
Protectorate, published translations of Virgil, and .iEsop's Fables. 
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey followed, in 1G60, dedicated to King 
Charles the Second. Soon after the coronation, he obtained a pa- 
tent for master of the revels in Ireland^ and built a new theatre at 
Dublin, at a great expense: returning to London, he einployed 
himself in translating and composing books of poetry, &c. At the 
fire of London he was reduced almost to want, but procuring bis 
house to be rebuilt, he was appointed cosmographer and geogra- 
phic printer to his Majesty. He then pubii-ht-d an Atlas and the 
TTavelkr's Guide, in folio: the latter was aiUrwards printed by 
Emanuel Bowen, under the title of " Britwinici depicta, or Ogilby 



iinpioved," &c. 17-31, 810. it is decorated with the Arms of the 
Peers of the icaliii ulio derive their titles from places lying on or 
near tlie roads, tlie Arms of all the Bishoprics and Deaneries, and 
the Arms of botii Universities: this has gone through several edi- 
tions. Ogilby died Sep. 4, lG7(i. 

J. Heath.— 1662. 

I'lie Glories and Magnificent Triumphs of the 
Blessed Restitution of His Sacred Majesty 
King Charles the Second, from his arrival 
in Holland l6i& till this present, comprising 
all the Honours and Grandeurs done to and 
conferred by him, &c. By James Heath, gent. 

London: printed for Henry ^larsh, at the Princes Anns in Chancery' 
lane. 1()G"2. 8ro. 
This account of the lloyal progress to take posses^io^ of the 
throne, is continued to the month of May 1G61, and hath added 
to it the names of the then companions of the Order of the Garter, 
the Nobility, Archbishops and Bishops, Judges, Baronets, and the 
marriage of Catharine of Portugal to King Charles the Second, 
and their noble reception by the city of London by water from 
Hampton-Court to their landing at Whitehall, 23d Aug. 1662. — 
Wood's ^i//«?n<r, vol. ii. p. 226- 


J. Tatham.— 1662. 

The Entertainment of the King and Queen by 

the City of London on the Thames, exprest 

and set forth in several Shews and Pageants, 

the 3d of April. By J. Tatham, gent. 1662. 

Mentiot\ed in Cough's Brit. Topog. p. 350. 


T. 6c R. Stoop.— 1662. 
The Solemnity of the Earl of Sandwich's Em- 
bassy to Lisbon to conduct Queen Catharine 


lo England, with her Reception, and the 
King's Procession on the River from Hamp- 
ton Court lo Whitehall. 

By Theodore and Roderic Stoop. 

The work contains seven plates, with descriptions in Latin, Eng- 
lish, and Spanish. The artists were Fleminp;s, and Theodore was 
afterwards appointed painter to the Queen of England. 

Donna Calharina, the Infanta, was the sister of Alphonso VI. 
the reigning king of Portugal, and was married at Lisbon, the 
Earl of Sandwich being the King's proxy. 


F. Sandford.— 1662. 
A Genealogical History of the Kings of Portu- 
gal, &c. &c. By Francis Sandford, Rouge- 
dragon Pursuivant of Arms. 

Printed at Londoii. IG62. Folio, 

This work, now very scarce, was in part a translation from the 
French of Scevole and Louis de Saincte Marthe's " Histoire Genea- 
logique de la Maison de Portugal," &c. The authors were twin- 
brothers, and both counsellors to the King, and historiographers of 
France. The book was translated and published in compliment to 
Catharine of Braganza, queen-consort of Charles II. 

In the British Museum, Cott. MS. Nero, B. 1, is an engraved 
pedigree of the kings of Portugal, from Henry, who died in 1112, 
to Anthony, who aspired to tiie crown in 1580, and many genea- 
logical collections relative to the kings of Portugal. 

R. Vaughan.— 1662. 
British Antiquities revived : Or a Friendly Con- 
test touching the Soveraignty of the Three 
Princes of AVales in antient times, managed 
with certain Arguments, whereunto answers 
are applied. By Robert Vaughan, Esq. To 
which is added, The Pedegrce of the Right 


Jlonourable the Earl of Carbuiy, Lord Pre- 
sident of Wales : with a short i\ccount of the 
Five Royal 'J'ribes of Cambria, by the same 

Printed at Oxford, in the year 1662. 4/o. 

This tract is dedicated to Sir Richard Wynri^ of Gwydir, and 
was intended to end the controversy then subsisting respecting tl»e 
primogeniture of the sons of Roderic, who, on the Iripartition of 
Wales, gave tlie northern parts to Anarawd, the southern to Cadel, 
and Powys to Merfyn. The south WeUhmen contended that 
Cadel was the elder brotlier : which is denied with zeal and effect 
by the aulhor. — Vide Yorke's " Royal Tribes," p. 125. 

Robert V'aughan, Esq. of Hengvvrt, near Dolgelly, in Merioneth- 
shire, a celebrated antiquary, the friend and correspondent of 
Archbishop Usher, was the writer: he died in 1667. 

The family of Vanghan, earls of Carberry, was one of the best 
extraction, and most considerable in Wales. The title, originally 
granted in 1628, became e.\tinct in thai family in 1712. 

The Lord President was a conspicuous character during the poli- 
tical dissensions of the kingdom, in the reign of Charles the First, 
and there is extant a curious tract entitled, " The Earle of Carbe- 
reys Pedigree, with their Titles and honourable Endowments. 
London: printed in the year 1646." Ato. The following extract 
will sufficiently shew the nature of it : — 

" Tlie Pedigree of the Earl of Carberey. 
" The said Earl was created Baron of Emhn at Oxford, and sale 
there in the Junto (the better to distinguish him because he hath 
beene by many taken for the Earl of Cherbery) he is nephew to the 
late Waller Vaughan (Plod-all) brother to Sir Henry (Act-all, now 
prisoner in the Tower for all) brother to the late Sir John (Coun- 
tenance-all) father to the said Carbery, and brother to the honest 
Richard (Tell-all) who hath beene grievously prosecuted, impri- 
soned, and plundered by ihem all, for his affection to the Parlia- 
ment * ********* 
And yet for all alls, the said Earle is about London making all the 
friends he can to get him ofF of these alls: it seerns they are so 
sharp, and prick so sore, that he cannot rest long in one place: 
yet he keeps his brazen face, and brags that he hath got a pardor^ 
for all, and like to be in as great command as ever he was : which 


if it should be true (which God forbid it should) then woe be to 
poore Carmarthinshire, especially those who exhibit those articles 
to the Coniuiiltee there, for they are likely to pay for all: but I 
hope the Parliament will be belter advised, and prevent that, by 
disabling hini and all his compliances for bearing any office or au- 
thority in the country : hee may very well ])ay a large composition, 
for he haih extorted large surnmes of money of the countrey, since 
these wars began, besides two or three thousand pounds of Ship- 
Money and other Monies which he had of the Countries in his 
hands before." 



A Vindication of the Degrees in Gentry, in 
opposition to Titular Honour. Done by a 
Person of f lonour. Frinted in 1663. Svo. 

Mentioned in a " Catalogue of Heraldic Books," Lansdoivne MS. 
N° 808, fol. G9, in the British Museum. 

J. Howell. — 1664. 
npoEAPiA-EASiAiKH: A Discourse Concerning 
the Precedency of Kings: Wherein the Reasons 
and Arguments of the Three Greatest Monarks 
of Christendom, who claim a several Right 
Thereunto, are Faithfully Collected and Ren- 
derd. Whereby occasion is taken to make 
Great Britain better understood then some 
Forren Authors (either out of Ignorance or 
Interest) have represented Her in order to 
this Parlicular. Whereunto is also adjoynd, 
A distinct Treatise of Ambassadors, &c. — 
Symboluni Authoris, Se)iesco, non Scgiiesco. 

London: printed by Ja. Cottrell, for Sam. Speed, at the Rainbow ; 
and Chr. Eccleston, at the middle shop under St. Dunstans Church 
in Fled Street. 1664. Folio. Passes 2\9. 


Dedicated to his Majesty by J. Howell : calenclis Januarii, 1644. 
Address to the Disceiiiiiitf Reader, pp.4; a page of "Civilians, 
Antiquaries, and ^]i^torians, &c. consulted and cited in the com- 
pilement of this Work;" after which the " Analysis totius Operis," 
pp. 3, and " A necessary Aviso to the Reader," I page. The fore- 
going pages are not numbered. The work is divided into 4 Sections, 
the three first of which treating of the Precedence of Kings, occupy 
from page I to 176; and the last, containing " A Discourse of 
Ambassadors," concludes at page 21 8. On the last page is the 
booksellers' Apology for an Index, signed S. Speed. 

The volume contains a full-length portrait of the author by Me- 
lan, the head of Charles II. by Loggan, and others by Stent. 

The treatise of Ambassadors was translated into Latin by John 
Harnian, and published at London in the same year. — Wood's 
AthenoE, vol. ii. p. 348. 


T. LowicK.— 1664. 
The History of the Life and Martyrdom of 
St. George, the 'J'itular Patron of England, 
with his conversion of Arabia by kiUing of a 
dreadful Dragon, and delivering the King's 
Daughter. By Thomas Lowick, Gent. 

London : printed bj/ J. Best for H'iUiam Crook, at the Three Bibles 
on Fleet Bridge. 1664. 4:to. Pa^es 56. 

The Epistle Dedicatory is addressed to the King, and dated July 
6, 1664. The author thus introduces his work to his Majesty : — 

" I have read so many lying books set forth 
Of great St. f Jeorge which much obscured liis worth — 

****** » 

And their neglect only, made me so bold. 
Though aged now eighty and two years old, 
N^'ith my old withered hand to write upon 
The noblest subject that the world hath one." 

The poem is now scarce. 



W. Vaughan.— 1664. 
A Book of such Beasts, as are most useful for 
drawing, graving, or Armes-painting and 
chaseing, designed by F. Barlow, and en- 
graved by William Vaughan. l66"4. 

It consists of 13 small plates, exclusive of the engraved title. — 
Stuutt, " Dictionary of Engravers," vol. ii. p. 379. 


- - 1665. 

The Royal Stem, being a Relation of all the 
most Principal Actions from William the 
Conquerer to the end of the year 1664. With 
the Picture of Kino- Charles the Second. 

PrirUed for William Crooke, at the Three Bibles on Fleet-bridge. 
1665. A folio sheet. 

J. Salter. — 1665. 
Caliope's Cabinet Opened. Wherein Gentlemen 
may be informed how to adorn themselves for 
Funerals, Feastings, and other Heroic Meet- 
ings. Also Here they may know their place 
and Worth; with all the Degrees and Distinc- 
tions of Honour in the Realm : shewing how 
every one ought to take place, with the Titles 
due to them ; with other things of Antiquity 
very observable. By James Salter. 

London ; printed by G. M. for William Crooke, at the Three Bibles 
on Fleet Bridge. 1665. l2mo. Pages 68. 

This small tract is dedicated to " The Worshipful Thomas Clif- 
ford, Esquire, and to the Worshipful Henry Ford, Esquire, 


Justices of the Peace for the county of Devon." At pa^e 54 is 
"An ex|)lanation of Difficult words used in Heraldry." The book 
is of very Hltle iiitiinj^ic worth, and was originally sold for Sd. It 
was reprinted in 1(374. 


S. Morgan.— 1666. 

Armilogia, she Am CJironiocritica, the Language 
of Arms by the Colours & Metals : Being 
Analogically handled according lo the Nature 
of Things, and fitted with apt Motlos to the 
Heroical Science of Herauldry in ihe Symbo- 
lical World. Whereby is discovered what is 
signified by every Honourable Partition, Ordi- 
nary, or Charge, usually born in Coat-Armour, 
and Mythologized to the Heroical Theam of 
Homer on the Shield of Achilles. A Work 
of this Nature never yet extant. Bj^ Sylvanus 
Morgan, Arms-Painter. — J^si aliquid prodire 
temis, si non datur idtra. 

London : printed by T. Hewer for Nathaniel Brook at the Angel in 
Cornhil, and Henry Eversden at the Greyhomid in S. Pauls Church- 
yard. 1G66. 4to. Pages 2S9. 

At the back of the title is a large woodcut of the Arms and Sup- 
porters of Edward, Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain, one of 
the Commissioners for the Office of Earl Marshal of England, &,c. 
to whom the book is dedicated. It was written, the author tells 
us, as a supplement to his larger work, the Sphere of Gentry, vide 
Art. ccxxvi. The book is illustrated with many plates and wood- 
cuts inserted in the text, some that had been previously used for 
ihe Sphere of Gentry, and others that had appeared in Bossewell's 
H'orks of Armor ie. 

The Kings of Arms, Garter and Norroy, each gave their licence 
for this publication, but at the same time commented upon it in 
pretty severe terms, certainly not more harsh than it deserves: 
these are printed on the last leaf. 

Sylvanus Morgan was born about the year 1620. He was brought 
up to the trade of an arms-painter, and appears to have had some 


education. There is a curious, and apparently genuine, Manu- 
script noticed in the Censura Literuria, vol. viii. p. 2-36, which, if 
by him, must have been written when he was only tweniy-two years 
of age : it is entitled, " A Treatise of Honor and Honorable men, 
wherein the Nature, Antiquity, Nesesity and effects of Armes and 
honor is fully demonstrated and exemplified in divers remunerations 
and signall armorial remembrances, of ancient heroes, of this Eng- 
lish Nation, wherein is contained many things of name and sirname, 
with the reasons of the increase or decay of families never before 
handled in the like method. By Sylvanus Morgan, 1643," 4/o, 
pp. 168. It is dedicated to " Robert Deverenx, Earl of Es>ex and 
Ewe, Viscount Heriforde and Chartley, grete Chamberlaine," &c. 
Extracts from it are printed in the Censura, to prove that the 
abilities of the writer have been generally unduly estimated. In 
this instance, it is really very singular, that there should have 
been actually printed a work of somewhat similar title; viz. "The 
Gentleman's Monitor ; or a sober inspection into the virtues, 
vices, and ordinary means of the rise and decay of men and fami- 
lies. With the author's apology and application to the Nobles and 
Gentry of England, seasonable for these times. By Edward Water- 
hous, Esq. London: printed bj/ R. Royston, 1665," 8vo. pp. 49S. 
The first printed work with Morgan's name, was a poem, entitled 
" London, King Charles his Augusta, or City Royal, Of the Founders 
Names, and oldest Honours of that City, an Historical and Anti- 
quarian work, in Verse, with Annotations, 1648," 4co. In 1652, 
he published " Horologiographia Optica, Dialling imiversal and 
particular," 4to. While compiling his Sphere of Gentry, Morgan 
neglected his trade, and suffered much illness : his house also was 
burnt down, which greatly distressed him. He appears to have 
been counteucinced by the members of the College of Arms. John 
Gibbon, Bluemantle, who knew him well, calls him " the prince of 
Arms-painters," and says, he was a witty man, full of fancy, and 
very agreeable company : he also observes, that the portrait by 
Gaywood was extremely like hiui. A letter of his to Randle Holme, 
the Cheshire antiquary and herald, is extant in Harl. MS. 2146 

" Brother Holmes, 

" I have sent you the descent of xN'aylor, 
and the coate and creast as it isentred in the Office Visitaiion-booke 
of Kent, made 1619, and also the coate and creast of William Nay- 

A A 


lore of r,oiuloii, Ke^;ister of tlie Court of Chancery, who married 
Jane, da" of Richard Duncontib, of Marstone, in Buckinghamsh. 

[Here follows the Pedigree.] 

So with iny love to you (I am in some hast) I draw to an end, only 
this is the whole account I can give you of tiie name and armcs. 
My son, Pickering, desires to be remtnibered to you, and my 
daughter; but I suppose you know my first wife has been dead this 
4 yeares, and I thank God, 1 am very well sped in my second, and, 
praised he God, I am in good health, and doe remaine 

" Your loving brother to command, 
" 201/1 Decemh. " 

1(331 " S. Morgan." 

This fanciful writer died 27 Mar. 1693, at. 73, and was buried 
in St. Bartholomew's, behind the Exchange. Vide a description 
of a copy of his Sphere of Gentry that formerly belonged to John 
Gibbon, Bluemantle pursuivant, and was then in the library at 
Lee Priory, Kent, in Gentl. Magazine for May, 1796. 


A Catalogue of the Baronets of this Kingdom of 
England, from the first erection of that Dig- 
nity untill this time. 

Printed at London. 1667. Svo. 

The book was licenced for the press, 27 May, 1667, by Edw. 
Walker Garter, Edw. Bysshe Clarencieux, and Will. Dugdale Norroy, 
Kings of Arms. 

T. Gore.— 1667. 

Scries Alphabelica, Latino-Anglica, Nomina 
genlilitiorum, sive cognominum plurimarum 
Familiarum, qua^ mullos per annos in An- 
glic, fioruere; e libris qua manuscriptis qua 


typis excusis, aliisque antiquioris aevi inonu- 
mentis Lalinis collecta : a Tho. Gore. 

0x071. 16C7. Svo. 

To this tract tbe author made many additions of the etymologies 
of the names, and notes of the Arms of the famihes, with an in- 
tent to pubHsh a second edition, but it was never again printed, and 
is now very rare. 

T. Gore.— 1668. 
Catalogus in certa Capita, seu classes, alphabe- 
lico ordiiie concinnatus, plerorumque omnium 
authorem (lam antiquorum quam reccntiorum) 
qui de Re Heraldica, Latine, Gallic^, <Scc. 
scripserunt : a Tho. Gore. 

Oxon. 1668. 4to. Pages 36. 

This catalogue, with many additions by the author and his friends, 
was republished in 1674. 

An interleaved copy of this first edition, with very considerable 
additions and corrections by Anthony Wood, is in the Ashmolean 
Museum, at Oxford. 

E. Chamberlayne. — 1669. 
Anglice Notitia ; or The Present Slate of En- 
gland : &c. By Edward Chamberlayne, 
Fellow of the Royal Society. The Third Edi- 
tion, Corrected and much augmented. — I?i 
Mas>;ni8 sat eat . 

In the Savoy, printed bj/ T. N. for John Marij^a, Primer to the Royal 
Society, and are to be sold at the signe of the Bell, a little ivithout 
Temple Bar. 1669. l2;«o. Pages im. 

Dedicated to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, &c. &c. 
This book contains many useful lists ; viz. of the Officers of Stalf, 
Peers, and Members of Parliament, It was first published in 1667. 


and was conlimictl annually. Before several of the early editions is 
a print of Charles II. sitting in a chair of state, Archbishop Sheldon 
and the Earl of Shaftesbury standing by him, engraved by 
W. V((iithorne). The 21st edition, with large additions and im- 
provements, was ])rinte(l in 1704, after the death of the original 
compiler, by his son, John Chamberlayne, Esq. F. R. S. The last 
edition was printed in 1755, and thence followed by the annual 
Court-Registers, Court-Calendars, &c. 

F. Sandfosd. — 1670. 
The Order and Ceremonies used for, and at the 
Solemn Interment of the most High, Mighty, 
and Most Noble Prince George, Duke of Al- 
bemarle, Earle of Torrington, Baron INIonck 
of Potheridge, Beauchampe & Te^^es, Cap- 
tain General of all his Majesties Forces, 
Gentleman of his Majesties Bedchamber, One 
of die Lords of his Majesties Most Honourable 
Privy Council, and Knight of the Most Ho- 
nourable Order of the Garter. Collected and 
Published by Francis Sandford, Gent. Rouge 
Dragon, One of his Majesties Officers at Arms. 

Primed at London, anno Dom. 1670. Oblong Folio. 

This book consists of an engraved title, and twenty plates of the 
funeral procession, the effigies, and the hearse, engraved by John 

The Duke of Albemarle deceased Jan. 3, 1670, at. 61. After 
the corpse had lain in state many weeks at Somerset-house, it was 
interred with great pomp in Henry the Seventh's chapel, West- 
minster, April 4, and this account of the solemnity was published 
by Royal authority. At the sale of the Bindley collection, 4/. lO*. 
was paid for a copy. 

Some extracts from the work were printed at London in 1723, 
in 4to. 


J. Selden. — 1671. 
A Brief Discourse touching the Office of Lord 
Chancellor of England, written by the learned 
John Scldcn, of the Inner Temple, Esq. and 
dedicated by him to Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, 
then Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Eng- 
land. Transcribed from a true Copy thereof, 
found amongst the Collections of that judi- 
cious Antiquary St. Lo. Kniveton, late of 
Grayes Inne, Esq. Together with a true Ca- 
talogue of Lord Chancellors, and Keepers of 
the Great Seal of England, from the Norman 
Con(|uest, untill this present Year 1671. By 
William Dugdale, Esq. Norroy King of Arms. 

London : printed for William Lee, at the Turks Head in Fleet Street, 
over against Fetter Lane End. 1671. Folio. Pages 26. 

This tract contains the dedication to Sir Francis Bacon, Knt. 
1 leaf. — " A Brief Discourse," &c. divided into 4 chapters, page 1 
to 7. — Catalogue of Lord Chancellors, page 9 to 20. 

It is included in the 3rd volume of Selden's Works, 1726, and is 
said to have been written by him on occasion of the promotion of 
Sir Francis Bacon to the office of lord-chancellor, in the year 1616. 

There is another edition of the book in small octavo, printed at 
London in 1677, pp. 90: both the impressions are very scarce. 


T. Southoitse. — 1671. 

Monaaticon Fevershnmiense in Agro Canticmo : Or 
A Surveigh of the Monaslry of Feversham, 
in the County of Kent. Wherein its Barony 
and Right to sit in Parlament is discovered. 
Together with its Ancient and Modern Estate 


described. As also its Founder and Bene- 
factors remembered. By Tho. Southouse, of 

Greys-Tnne, Esq. " Olim meminme 

JHVuhit." To which is added, An Appendix 
of the Descent of King Stephen, by Tho. 
Phihpot, Esq. 

London : printed for T. Passenger, living at the sign of the Three 
Bibles upon London Bridge. 1671. l2mo. Pages 167. 

This tract is dedicated to Sir George Sonds, pp. 2. — Epistle to 
the Reader, pp. 5. — Lines addressed to the author, by Thomas 
Philipot, Robert Piatt, and Thomas Carter, pp. 4. 

P. Heylyn.— 1671. 

A Help to English History, containing a Suc- 
cession of all the Kings of England, &c. 
By P. Heylyn, D. D. and since his death, 
continued to this present year 1673, with the 
Coats of Arms of the Nobility, Blazon'd. 

London : printed by E. Leach, for T. Basset at the George in Fleet 
Street, and Chr. Wilkinson at the Black Boy over against St. Dun- 
stans Church. 1G71. \2mo. Pages 551 . 

Vide Art. cli. for an account of the book. The additions made 
to this impression were by Christopher Wilkinson, the bookseller. 
The Arms are very rudely cut in wood. 


J. Selden, — 1672. 
Titles of Honor. By John Selden. 

The Third Edition. Printed at London. 1672. Folio. 

This is considered the best edition of Selden's valuable treatise, vide 
Art. cxxxi, p. 110 ante. 



T. Philipot.— 1672. 

A Brief Historical Discourse, Of the Original 
andGrovvth of Heraldry, Demonstratingupori 
what rational Foundations, that Noble and 
Heroick Science is established. By Thomas 
Philipot, Master of Art ; and formerly of 
Clare-Hall in Cambridge. 

London : printed by E. Tyler and R. Holt, and are to be sold by 
Tho. Pussinger, at the three Bibles on London Bridge. 1672. 
8vo. Pages 143. 

In the dedication to John, Earl of Bridgwater, &c. pp. 4, the 
author thus explains his intention : " The main Drift and Scope of 
this Treatise is to redeem and rescue Heraldry, from the cheap and 
contenDptible Character of mere Mysterious canting; an Attribute 
dropp'd upon it by some of the Learned, who never read it ; and 
the Ignorant, who never understood it." This is followed by an 
Advertisement to the Reader, pp. 2, containing some corrections. 
The discourse relates chiefly to ancient Coins and Medals, and the 
symbols impressed upon them, and even treats of the money of 
China, Japan, and Persia. 

" To employ classical learning for the purpose of elucidating em- 
blems, entirely gothic in their invention and system, was the error 
of this scholar, who appears to have overlooked with supercilious 
ignorance the history of the dark ages, with which alone his subject 
is connected." — Dallaivay, p. 346. 

Thomas Philipot was the eldest son of John Philipot, Somerset- 
herald : he was a poet and antiquary. His first publication was 
a Collection of forty-eight Poems: London, printed by R. A. for 
John Wilcox, in 1646, 8vo. pp. 55, dedicated to Mildmay, Earl of 
Westmoreland. The " Villare Cantianum," London, \659, folio, 
a very valuable performance, is supposed to have been written by 
his father. His Appendix to the " Monasticon Fevershamiensis," 
is noticed in Jrt. CCXLVI. Besides the above, he is said to be 
the author of " The Origin and Growth of the Spanish Monarchy," 
and a " Life of i^sop." Anth. Wood places his death in I6S4, 


but Mr. Lysons gives an extract from the parish-register of Greeii- 
wicli, " Mr. 'I'homas Philipot buried Sept. -30, 1682," as relating 
to him. See an account of his poems in Restituta, vol i. p. 232. 


E. ASHMOLE. — 1672. 

The Institution, Laws, and Ceremonies of the 
Most Noble Order of the Garter. Collected 
and digested into one body by Elias Ashmole, 
of the Middle Temple, Esq. Windsor Herald 
at Arms. A Work furnished with Variety of 
matter relating to Honor and Noblesse. 

London : printed hy J. Macock, for Nathaniel Brooke, at the Angell 
in Cornhill, 7iear the Royal Exchange. 1672. Folio. 

This laborious and valuable work is dedicated to the King. It 
contains a circumstantial account of the rise and progress of the 
national Order of St. George, drawn up with great perspicuity and 
order. The illustrations consist of a whole-length portrait of King 
Charles II. engraved by William Sherwin, and numerous engravings 
by Hollar, of Medals, ancient and present Habits, Ensigns, and 
Badges of the Order. The embroidered Purse for the Seal, and the 
Chair in St. George's Hall. The Procession of the Knights, 20th of 
Elizabeth, vide Art. xxix. The Grand Procession of the Sovereign 
and Knights Companions, anno 23, Caroli II. — W. Hollar delineavit 
et sculpsit, 1672: and the Portralctures of King Edward III. with 
the first 25 Knights Companions in the Habit of the Order and sur- 
coats of their Arms : these latter were engraved from paintings in 
the windows of the church of St. George, at Stamford, set up by 
William Bruges, the first Garter King of Arms instituted by 
King Henry V. There are also several views of St. George's Chapel 
and of Windsor Castle, drawn and engraved by Hollar. 

Thich volume, which was originally sold for 1/. 10*. has greatly- 
increased in value: six, and even upwards of seven guineas, have 
been paid for a copy at modern auctions : a large-paper copy, 
which had belonged to the Duke of Newcastle, was purchased by 
Mr. North, at the sale of Mr. Edwards' library, for 42/. 


The manuscript collections made use of by the author, in com- 
piling this work, amounted to thirty-nine volumes: they are now 
deposited in the Ashmolean Museum, at Oxford, where is also his 
own copy of tins history, with notes on the margin. 

Elias Ashmole was the only son of Simon Ashmole, of Litchfield, 
a saddler, an<l was born May 23, 1G17: when about the age of six- 
teen, he was taken into the family of James Paget, Esq. a baron 
of the Exchequer, where he continued some years, during which 
time he made considerable progress in the law ; but, the civil war 
breaking out, he was induced to leave Lon<lon, and ultimately to 
enter himself of Brazenose college, Oxford, where he pursued the 
studies of natural philosophy. In 1647 he retired to Eng!efield, in 
Berkshire, and, having commenced a friendship with William Lilly, 
the celebrated astrologer, he first published a treatise written by 
Dr. Dee, relating to the philosopher's stone, and towards the 
close of the year 1G52, his "Theatrum Chemicum," which gained 
him great reputation, and was the means of extending his acquain- 
tance in the literary world. In 1G58 he published "The Way to 
Bliss ;" the intent of which treatise is, to prove the possibility of 
such a thing as the philosopher's stone, and the same year began to 
collect materials for the History of the Order of the Garter, compa- 
ring the records he found in various repositories, and obtaining 
such information as was requisite to render so perplexed a subject 
clear, and reduce the circumstances into proper order. On the 
Restoration, A>hmole was early introduced to the presence of his 
Majesty; and, on .lune 18, 1G6(), was created Windsor Herald of 
Arms. On May 8, 1G73, he presented the work to his Majesty, 
who received it with kindness, and rewarded the author. The 
Duke of York, who was at sea, sent for the book by the liarl of 
Peterborough, and complimented Ashmole upon its merit. It was 
also reposited, by order of the Pope, in the Vatican library. The 
King of Denmark sent the author a gold chain and medal. The 
Elector of Brandenburgh sent him the like present, and ordered 
his book to be translated into High Dutch. The author was after- 
wards visited by the ambassadors of the Elector Palatine, the 
Grand Duke of Tuscany, and other foreign princes, to return him 
thanks for his book, which he took care should be presented them, 
and thereby spread the fame of the Order, the Nation, and himself, 
over all Europe. 

On Jan. 29, 1675, he resigned the office of Windsor herald; and, 
about the year 1677, he made an oHer to the University of Oxford 
of bestowing the collection of the Tradescants, which had been 

li D 


considerably iinprovtcl since it came into liis possession, together 
with all the coins, nriedals, and manuscripts of his own collecting, 
provided ihcy vvotdd erect a building to receive them, to which 
proposition the University willingly assented. This noble reposi- 
tory, called " The Ashmoleun Museum," was finished in 16S3, and 
the articles deposited and arranged by Robert Plott, LL. D. who 
before had been intrusted with their custody. The remainder of 
his life was spent in retirement to the day of his death, which hap- 
pened on May 18, 1693, in the 76th year of his age. He was 
buried at Lambeth, in which church is a Latin inscription to his 


A Collection of The Armes, Crests and Suppor- 
ters of all the Companies in London ; Divers 
faults that are in all the Former, are in these 
amended ; and many Armes that were never 
done, are hereunto added. 

London. Printed in the year 1673. 

This title is given from Gore's Catalogue, p. 35, Hollar, who 
died Mar. 28, 1677, engraved the King's Arms, the Arms of the 
City of London, and of the twelve principal Companies in London, 
each on a separate plate, which set is very rare, and has been sold 
for 12 guineas. 

R. Blome.— 1673. 

An Alphabetical Account of the Nobility and 
Gentry, Which are (or lately were) related 
unto the several Counties of England and 
Wales ; as to their Names, Titles, and Seats, 
by which they are (or have been) generally 
known and distinguished ; according as they 
were received from the Hands of divers Per- 
sons in each County experienced therein, as 


well by their Publick Offices, as otherwise. 
The like never before Published. 

London. Printed Anno Dom. 1673. Folio. Pages 120. 

This useful list occurs at the end of the Britannia, iffc. " Printed 
by Tho. Roycrofi, for the undertaker Richard Bloine, 1673." It 
is accompanied by the armorial bearings of the benefactors and 
promoters of that work, whose Coals are entered as they gave their 
encouragement: the Arms are in number eight hundred and twelve. 
The number of Nobility and Gentry included in the list, is, in 
England 6474, and in Wales 703, making a total of 7177. 

M. Carter.— 1673. 
Honor redivivus : 0\\ The Analysis of Honor and 
Armory; Reprinted with many Useful and 
Necessary Additions; and supply'cl with the 
Names and Titles of Honour of the present 
Nobility of England, The Bishops, Baronets, 
Members of Pailiamcnt, &c. The Third Edi- 
tion, Adorned with several sculptures. 

London : printed for Hen. Herringman, at the sign of the Bleiv An- 
chor, in the Loiver Walk of the Neiv Exchange. 1673. 8ro. 
Pages 351. 

The two former editions, in 165j and in 1660, have been noticed: 
this third and last was revised by the care of a friend, and published 
after the author's decease. 

The plates are engraved by Gaywood : they are reduced copies 
of the whole-length figures in Milles's Catalogue of Honor. There 
are added the Names of the Nobility and Members of Parliament. 
At page 36 is " a List of Knights of the Bath made at his Majesties 

T. Mainwaring.— 1673. 
A Defence of Amicia, daughter of Hugh Cyve- 
liock Earl of Chester; Wherein it is proved, 
that Sir Peter Leycester, Bart, in his book 


onlillcd, Historical Antiquities, in two books : 
the first trealing of Great Britain and Ire- 
land ; the second containing particular remarks 
concerning Cheshire, halli without any just 
grounds declared the said Amicia to be a bas- 
tard. By Sir Thomas Mainwaring of Peover, 
in Cheshire, Baronet. 

London : printed for Samuel Lowndes, over against Exeter-house in 
the Strand. 1G73. l2;//o. Pages 80, exclusive of a Preface, pp. 8. 

The statement of Sir Peter Leycester, in his " Historical Anti- 
quities," respectinf^ the iiltgitirnacy of Amicia, daughter of the 
Earl of Chester, temp. Henry H.* occasioned in the first instance a 
private corresponrJence between Sir Thomas Mainwaring and him, 
which was followed hy an appeal to the public. The number of 
pamphlets written on both sides, was twelve or more. To give a 
clearer view of this genealogical contest, the titles are here given 
as they followed each other. 

P. Leycester. — 1073. 
An Answer to the Book of Sir Thomas Main- 
waring of Peover, in Cheshire, Baronet, 
entituled, A Defence of Amicia, daughter of 
Hugh Cjjvcliock, Earl of Chester, wherein is 
vindicated and proved, that the grounds de- 

* Amicia, wife to Ralph .Alainwaring, sotnetime judge of Chester, an- 
cestor of the family of Maiii waring of Over Peover, in Cheshire, created 
a baronet Nov. 22, 16(50. And here continues Sir Peter Lcycester: "T 
cannot hut mislike the boldness and ignorance of that Herald, w^ho gave 
to Mainwaring of Pever, the Quartering of the Earl of Chester's Arms ; 
which device was never done before the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in the 
time of Sir Raudle INlainwariuij (late of Pever) the elder: for if lie ought 
of right to quarter (hat coat, then must he be descended from a coheir to 
the Earl of Chester ; but that he was not ; for the coheirs of Earl Hugh, 
as you sec l)efore, married four of the greatest Peers of the Kingdom, 
viz. the Earl of Huntingdon, the Earl of Arundel, the Earl of Derby, and 
the Earl of Winchester's son and heir." — P. 134. 


clared in my former book, concerning tlie 
illegitimacy of Amicia, are not evinced by 
any solid answer or reason to the contrary. 
By Sir P. Leycester, Baronet. A. D. l6"73. 

12wo. Pa^es 90. 

T. Mainwaring.— 1673. 
A Reply to an Answer of the Defence of Ami- 
cia, daughter of Hugh Cyveliock, Earl of 
Chester. Wherein it is proved that the rea- 
sons alledged by Sir P. Leycester in his former 
books, and also in his said Answer concern- 
ing the illegitimacy of the said Amicia, are 
invalid and of no weight at all. By Sir T. 
Mainwaring of Peover, in Cheshire, Baronet. 

London : printed for Sam. Lowndes, oier against Exeter House in 
the Slra7id. 1673. l2/«o. Pages IUj. 

P. Leycester. — 1673. 
Addenda : or some things to be added to the 
former Answer to Sir T. Muinwaring's book ; 
to be placed immediately after page 90. 
JVov. 1673. 12mo. 

T. Mainwaring. — 1674. 
An Answer to Sir Peter Leycester's Addenda, 
or some things to be added in his Answer to Sir 
Tho. M a inzia ring's book, written by the said 
Sir T. Mainwaring. 

London : printed for Sam. Lowndes, over against Exeter House in 
the Strand, 1673-4. l2wo. Pages 53. 



P. Leycester. — 1674. 
Two Books, the first being styled, A Reply to 
Sir Tho. Mainwarings book, inlitled Ati 
Ansz&er to Sir P. Leycester s Addenda. The 
other styled Sir T. Mainwaring's law cases 
mistaken. By the said Sir P. Leycester. 
Anno Domini 1674. 

Printed in the year 1674. \2mo. First Part pp. 96, exclusive of 
Preface pp. 3 : Second Part pp. 51 , exclusive of Dedication pp. 2, 
and 2 pages of Errata. 

This latter part has a separate title; viz. " Sir Thomas Main- 
waring's Law Cases mistaken, Or the ancient Law misunderstood, 
and the new Law misapplyed, Wherein is shewed that all those 
parcels of Law produced by Sir Thomas Mainvvaring', Baronet, in 
all his books to avoid a bastardy, are all clearly mistaken by him, 
and were either no law in the age of Glanvil, or are altogether im- 
pertinent to the point for which they are urged by him. By Sir 
Peter Leycester, Baronet. London: printed in the year 1674." 

T. Main WARING. — 1675. 
An Answer to Two Books, the first being styled, 
A Keply to Sir T. Mainrcarings book, entitided 
An Answer to Sir P. Leycester s Addenda. The 
other st5ded. Sir Thomas Mainwarings Law 
Cases mistaken, written by the said Sir T. M. 

London : printed for Sam. Lowndes, over against Exeter House in 
the Strand. 1675. l^jno. Pages 63, exclusive of Preface, pp. 4. 

P. Leycester. — 1675. 
A Reply to Sir T. Mainwaring's Answer to my 
two books, written by Sir Peter Leycester, 
Baronet. A. D. 1675. 12mo. 


P. Leycester. — 1676. 

The Second Reply ; Together with the Case of 

Amicia truly stated. 

London : printed in the year 1676. 

This pamphlet is dated May 28, 1675. Sir Peter Leycester's 
own copy, containing many manuscript notes and emendations by 
him, is amongst the books bequeathed to the Bodleian library, by 
the late Richard Gough, Esq. F. S. A. 

The two following tracts were also printed, the titles of which 
only are known. 

" Peroratioad Lectorem," by Sir P. Leycester, dated Dec. 17,1675. 

" An Advertisement to the Reader, by Sir P. Leycester, unan- 
swered." No date. 

T. Mainwaring.— 1676. 

An Admonition to the Reader of Sir P. Leyces- 
ter's books, written by Sir T. M. 

Printed in the year 1676. \2tno. Pages 24. 

P. Leycester. — 1677. 
An Answer to Sir T. Mainwaring's book, inti- 
tuled, An Admonition to the Reader of Sir P. 
Leycester's books, written b}^ the same Sir P. 
Leycester. London. lb"77. 12wo. 

This tract is more of a personal nature, than referring to the 
genealogical question disputed. The original MS. written in 1676, 
was bequeathed to the Bodleian library, by the late Richard Gough, 
Esq. F. S. A. 

In Cole's MS. xl. 125—140, now in the British Museum, is a 
transcript from an octavo MS. of 87 pages, written in a fair hand 
as if designed for the press, entitled " A Reply to Sir Peter Ley- 
cester's Answer to Sir Thomas Mainwaring' s Admonition to the 
Reader of Sir Peter Leycester's books, written by the said Sir Thomas 
Mainwaring, but never yet printed." The original, probably 


Sir T. M.'s own handwiitii)<^-, was amongst the papers of Sir John 
Crew, of Ulkinlon. 

T. Mainwaring.— 1679. 

The Legitimacy of Amicia, daughler of Hugh 
Cyvehock, Earl of Chester, clearly proved, 
with full answers to all objections that have at 
any time been made against the same. By 
Sir Thomas Mainwaring, of Peover, in Che- 
shire, Baronet. 

London: printed for Sam. Loxvndes, over against Exeler House in the 
Strand. 1679. \2mo. Pages ]7\, exclusive of a Preface pp. 8. 

This pamphlet was pubhshed after the death of Sir Peter Ley- 
cester, Oct. 11, 1G78, at Nether Tabley, in Cheshire. It is pro- 
bable that few will read this last book, which sums up the various 
arguments, without allowing the victory to Mainwaring. The 
opinion of those conversant with the subject, were, at the time, in 
favour of Amicia's legitimacy, and the authorities of the College of 
Arms have also been in her favour. 

These tracts are now very rare, but are all in the library of 
George Ormerod, Esq. LL. D. forming part of the large collection 
made for the History of Cheshire. 

J. Salter. — 1674. 
Caliope's Cabinet Opened and Reviewed . Wherein 
All Gentlemen, of what Rank or Quality soever, 
may be informed how to adorn themselves for 
Funerals, Eeastings, and other Heroic Meet- 
ings : To know all the Places, Degrees, and 
distinctions of Honour. The Titles due to all 
Qualitys, Precedency of Kings; all the Or- 
ders of Knighthood : With a Dictionary or 
Explication of the Terms in Heraldry ; the 
Signification of Devises and Charges in Ar- 


mory and Coats, &c. The second edition 
inlarged. By James Salter. 

London : printed for IV. Crook, at the Green Dragon, -iuithout Tern' 
pie Bar. 1674. l2mo. FagesUX. 
A reprint of the edition of 1665, except the title and some few 
variations and additions. There are no wood-cuts to the reprint. 
The additions are, " the King's twelve oflTering-days," p. 13 ; " the 
Dignitaries of the Church," p. 15 ; " the Ancient Way of making 
Knights," p. 44; and "The Priviledges belonging to a Gentle- 
man," p. 48. 



The Order of the Ceremonies used at the Feast 
of St. George, when the Sovereign of the most 
noble Order of the Garter is present. 

Printed in the year 1G74. 4/o, 

Sir E, Walker. — . 

Observations upon the Inconveniences that have 
attended the frequent Promotions to Titles 
of Honour and Dignity since King James 
came to the Crown of England. By Sir 
Edward Walker, Knight, Garter Principal 
King of Arms. Folio. 

This tract is dated from the Hague, Feb. 1, 1653. It is included 
in " Historical Discourses, upon several occasions," 1705, fol. vide 
p. 289 of that work, printed hy his grandson, Sir Hugh Clopton. 

The original MS. of Sir Edward V^'alker's Discourses, contain- 
ing two hundred and seventy-four pages, neatly written, was in the 
hands of J. Carpenter^ bookseller, in 1820. 

J. Philipot. — 1674. 
The Cities great concern, in this Case or Ques- 
tion of Honour and Arms, Whether Apprente- 

c c 


ship eAliii^nishath Gentry? Discoursed; with 
a clear rcrutation of the pernicious error that 
it clolh.— La:m. Jeki:m. cap. iii. ver. 27, Bo- 
mim est viro cum intportaverii jugam ob adoles- 
centia sua. 

London : printed hj/ lVillia?n Godhid, divelling; in Little Britain. 
1675. 12/HO. Pages 97. 

This book is inscribed " Honoralissimo Senatui Populoque Au- 
gnstsG Urbis Londinensi.-. :" at the end of the preface we have the 
initials W. S. probably Sir Wilhani Segar, who was Carter King of 
Arms in the reign of Charles the First, vide Beloe's "Anecdotes 
of Literature;" but the tract is generally attributed to John Phili- 
pot, Somerset herald. See an account of it in Censura Literaria, 
vol. i. }). 267. The book was first published in 1629, vide Art. cxxiv. 
The portrait of Lord Fitzwalter is al?o attached to this edition. 

W. Camden.— 1674. 
Camden's Remains concerning Britain, &c. 
The seventh impression, much amended, 
with many rare Antiquities never before im- 
printed, By the industry and care of John 
Phihpot, Somerset Herald, and W. D. gent 

London : printed for and sold by Charles Harper, at the flower de 
luce over against St. Dunstan's Church, and John Amery at the 
Peacock over against Fetter-lane, both in Fleet Street. 1674. Sro. 

This is the last and best edition of the book; to which is pre- 
fixed a portrait of Camden, by R. White. — Vide Art. cxii. 

T. Gore.— 1674. 
Catalogus in Certa Capita, seu classes, i\lpha- 
belico Ordine concinnatus, plerorumque om- 
nium authorum, (tam Antiquorum quam 
recentiorum) qui de Re Heraldica Latine, 


Gallic^, Italic^, Hispanic^, Gcrmanice, An- 
glice, scripserunt: interspersis hie illic, (jui 
claruerunt in Re Anliquaria, el Jure Civili, 
ea saltern parte qua? Heraldrise facem accen- 
dit — unde viris nobilibus, nee non omnibus 
aliis Rei Heraldic<e sludiosis innotescat de 
Insignibus Gentilitiis : Heraldis : de Princi- 
pum Nobiliumq : Genealogiis : Baptismali- 
bus : Nuptiis : Inaugurationibus : Conviviis : 
Coram Colloquiis : Faederibus : Triumphis, 
&c. Quorum pleniorem et luculenliorem 
Lectori ralionem, Elenchus Capitum qui 
Praefationi Libelli hujus subnectitur, exhibe- 
bit: aThomaGore, Armig. — Hieronymus, 
Epist. 89, No7i sunt contemnenda qtiasi parva, 

sine quibus constare magna non possunt . 

In magnis voluue sat est. 

Oxon. typis Leon Lichjield, Acad. Ti/pog. et Prostant venules apud 
Ric. Davis. 1674. 4to. Pages \3S. 

Opposite to the title is the Earl Marshal's licence : — 

" I James Earle of Siiffblke, Deputy to the Right Honorable 
Henry Earle of Norwich, Earle Marshall of England, having pe- 
rused a manuscript, intituled ' Catalogus, &c. &c. &c. omnium 
aulhorum qui de re heraldica scripserunt, &c. a Thoina Gore. Ar- 
migero/ and finding the same very usefull to those who apply them- 
selves to the study of Heraldry, conlai^iing only what the Title 
thereof doth import, and nothing contrary to the meaning of the 
Act 141" Car. 2''<= capile 33, for preventing abuses in printing, &c. 
doe therefore Licence the printing thereof; Given under my hand, 
and the scale of the Office of Earle Marshall, at Whitehall this 
29"' day of December, 1673. 


The first page is occupied by a dedication to the three Kings of 
Arms, by name, and to all the Office of Heralds, signed " Thomas. 


Gore, L. MU D.D.I), ('(i." Then follows " A.l Lectionem Prae- 
fatio," pp.7, ill uliicli liic autliur mentions, with praise, the names 
of tlio^e who had a.s>i.<.ie<J hmi in iht compilation ; viz. " Johannis 
Weld, de C'ompton-Basset : Edoardns Bissa'us, Efj. Aur. ; Guliel- 
mus Pryniiins; Th(»mas Hide, Proto-Biblioihecariu.s Bodleianus 
O.xoii.; Anlnnius a Woode ; el Richardus Browne, VViltoniensis, 
nunc de C()lle};io Novo, Oxon. A. M," The preface concludes 
with a request that ihe reader will notice the errors with lenity: 
" Dabani e Musaeolo meo, Aldrin^tona, alias Aldertona, in Agro 
Wiltoniensi, IG calendas Mail, 1673.— T.G." 

The twelve following pages contain extracts from various authors, 
Foreign and English, in favour of Heraldry, by way of Introduc- 
tion: then follows a Latin commendatory poem, signed R. G. I page, 
and 3 |)agts shewing the several under which each writer is 
enuiiierated, the same writer frequently occurring under every head : 


Chap. I. " De Insignibus Gentilitiis, quae vulgo Arma vocantur, &c. 

De Blazoniia, &c. De Hieroglyphicis, Symbolis Heroicis, &c. 
Chap. n. " De Heraldorum, &c. 
Chap. HI. " De Genealogia. 
Chap. IV. " De Baptistnatibus. 
Chap. V. " De Nuptiis. 
Chap. VI. " De Pumpa, et Ceremoniis ad Inaugurationum Impe- 

ratorum, Regum, &c. 
Chap. VII. " De Conviviis. 
Chap. VIII. " De Solemni Ritu et Ceremoniis quae in Principibus 

juxta ac eoruni Legatis excipiendis observantur, &c. 
Chap. IX. " De Pompis Principum. 
Chap. X. " De Pompa Parliamentari. 

Chap. XI. " De Trabeis, Purpuris, Pallis, aliisque vestibus. 
Chap. XII. " De Nobilitate, cum Catalogo eorum. 
Chap. XIII. " Forma vetus et nova evehendi aliquem ad Statum et 

Gradum Servientis ad Legem. 
Chap. XIV. " De Praecedentia omnium. 
Chap. XV. " De variis Equitum Generibus. 
Chap. XVI. " De Degradationibus. 
Chap. XVII. " De Torniamentis, &c. 
Chap. XVIII. " De Funeribus. 
Chap. XIX. « De Tnmulis et Epitaphiis." 


This Catalogue is divided into two columns; the first contains the 
names of the authors, the second the titles oC their works, viz, 

CAP. I. 




Pierre 1' Anglois, Escuyer, 


De lota Heraldria: ^Irte, in Libru 
cui Titulus, Parergun. (Si fides Ge- 
rardo Leigho.) 

Discoitrs de Hieroglyphes, Em- 
hltmes Devises, Sj- yjrmoires, Sfc, 
Par. 1584. 4». 

In the pursuit of any science, the first step is to procure a good 
library of books wherein the subject has been treated upon, that the 
labours of former writers may be readily consulted. It was this con- 
sideration that induced the author Thomas Gore, during his intervals 
of leisure, to compile a Catalogue of writers upon Heraldry : it is a 
curious and useful little book, but " it would have been still better 
had it contained a few remarks, and given, sometimes at least, cha- 
racters as well as titles." — Cens. Lit. edit. 1815, vol. v. p. 68. 

The book is very rare, and, at the sale of the library of James 
West, Esq. 1773, it sold for 2 guineas. 

Thomas Gore, the writer of this catalogue, was born of an an- 
cient family, at Alderton, in Wiltshire, in 1631. After receiving 
a classical education at Oxford, he retired to his estate, and pur- 
sued his inclination to Heraldry, by several publications already 
noticed, besides which he was also the author of " Nomenclator 
Geographicus," Oxon. 1667, 8vo. and of a MS. written in 1662, 
illustrated with drawings by himself, entitled " Specilegia Heraldi- 
ca," which MS. formed part of the great collection of the late 
James Bindley, Esq. F. S. A. The author was chosen high-sherifF 
for Wiltshire in the year 1680, at which time some aspersions on 
his character induced him to write a defence, under the title of 
" Loyalty displayed and Falsehood unmasked," &,c. Lond. 1681, 4to. 
He died at Alderton, leaving a variety of curious MSS. upon Heral- 
dry, which collection, it is believed, was in the possession of the 
late George Montagu, Esq. F. L. S. who died in 1815, author of 
the " Ornithological Dictionary," and other works upon natural 


W. Churchill.— 1675. 

Dhi Britannici ; Being a Remark upon the Lives 
of all llie Kings of this Isle, From the year of 
the AVorkl 2855, unto the year of Grace 1660. 
By Sir Winston Churchill, Kt. Divus habe- 
hitur Augustus Acliectis hritannis Imperio. — 
HoKAT. Ode V. lib. 3. 

London : printed by T/io. Roycroft, to be sold by Francis Eglesfield, 
at the sign of the Marygold in St. Pauls Churchyard. 1675. 
Folio. Pages 362. 

This volume is dedicated to King Charles the Second. The his- 
tory is prefaced by a discourse, of forty pages, upon Government, 
in which the author comments very severely upon Cromwell, whom 
he denominates the State Jugler. The book is divided into Six Sec- 
tions or Dynasties; viz. the British, the Roman, the English, the 
Danish, the Norman, and the Scots: it shews the author to have 
been well read in our ancient historians, and is considered very ac- 
curate as to dates and authorities. It is illustrated by engravings 
of the Royal Arms from the time of Brute, where the history com- 
mences, but these are for the most part nothing more than the 
military ensigns of the princes whose names they bear. In Sand- 
ford's " Genealogical History of England," the authenticity of 
such as are doubtful is amply and judiciously discussed, according 
to evidence drawn from sources of genuine antiquity, viz. seals^ 
coins, tombs, &c. 

Sir Winston was the father of the great John Churchill, Duke of 
Marlborough. He died Mar. 26, 1688, and was buried at St. Mar- 
tin's, Westminster. 

J. Brydall. — 1675. 

Jus Imaginis apud Anglos ; or The Law of En- 
gland Relating to the Nobility and Gentry. 
Faithfully Collected, and methodically Di- 
gested for Common Benefit ; By John Bry- 


dall, of Lincolns-Inne, Esquire. Nobilitas 
nova RegicB pot entice Opus est, Aiitiqua zero 
temporis solius. — Bacon. 

London : printed for John Billinger, in Cliffords- Inne- Lane, near 
Fleetstreet ; and Geo. Dames, over against Lincolns-Inne Gate in 
Chancery-Lane. 1675. Sio. Pages 76. 

This small tract has the Royal arms as a frontispiece, and a 
Latin dedication to William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, &c. 
and to Robert Bruce, Earl of Alesbury, &c. In the " Address to 
the Reader," the author laments " that, although the Court of 
Chivalry has been for some time revived, yet, the High-Shoon 
Common'xeulths men continue still as proud and clownish as at 
Geneva or Am>terdam," and thus follows up his observation, " If 
High-Shoon Connnonwealths men and other Mouchers against Honor, 
Decency, and Order should continue as ihey were wont, before 
the re-erecting of this Honorable Court, I should be sorry, yet, tis 
good to mind them of their duty, and let them know their Driver. 
What ! shall our Temple doors be altogether shut up, because, 
men instead of a Reformation grow worse and worse ?" &c. pp. 5. 
A Table of Contents, pp. 8; then a folded leaf "Schema Operis ;" 
pp. 53 to 56 relate to Armorial bearings. 

This work is said to have been first printed in 1671, and to be 
the first published by the author, who was a very industrious writer. 
The whole of his printed books, consisting chiefly of small law- 
tracts, and many of his MSS. are extant in the library of Lincoln's 


W. DUGDALE. — 1675. 

The Baronage of England : or, An Historical 
Account of the lives and most memorable ac- 
tions of our English Nobility ; in the Saxons 
time, to the Norman Conquest ; and from 
thence, of those who had their rise before the 
end of King Henry the thirds Reign; De- 
duced from Public Records, Ancient Histo- 
rians, and other Authorities. By William 


Dugdalt>, Norroy King of Arms. Tome the 

London : printed hy Tho. Nevjcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, 
and Hen. Hcrringman, at the Sun in Fleet Street, the Bell in St. 
Pauls churchj/ard, and at the Anchor in the lower Walk of the New 
Exchange. 1675. Pages 790. 

The Baronage, &c. or an Historical Account, 
&c. of our English Nobility; after the end 
of King Henry the third's Reign, and before 
the eleventh of King Richard the Second. 
Tome the second. 1676. Pages 191. 

The Baronage, &c. or an Historical Account, 
&c. of our English NobiHty, from the tenth 
of King Richard the Second, untill this pre- 
sent year 1676. Tome the third. 1676. 
Page 195 to 488. 

This laborious work is dedicated to his Majesty Charles II. in 
Latin. It appears that Dugdale, while he was attending King 
Charles I. at Oxford, from the year 1G42 to 1646, first conceived 
the idea of his Baronage, and employed himself in extracting ma- 
terials for the purpose from the MSS. preserved in the Bodleian 
and various College libraries, and at a future period added to his 
collection, by researches in the Tower of London and the Offices of 
the Rolls and Exchequer. He had also the advantage of the INISS. 
in the Cottonian library, of the collections of the Lord Hatton, 
Roger Dodsworth, and Robert Glover, Somerset-herald. 

That most necessary accompaniment to a genealogical work, the 
Armorial hearings of the several families whose history is recorded, 
is omitted. It should be observed, that the two last volumes of the 
Baronage were printed and are always bound together. 

" The Baronage is no farther an original work than as individuals 
are ascertained by transcripts from the Records, and some histori- 
cal facts are added of the principal occurrences in their lives. 
Glover, laniden, Brooke, and Vincent, had already pursued the 
same iii(|Uiries, but the sketch of mere names and titles which they 
have givtn, Dugdale has dilated with many obvious corrections and 
improvements. Yet after all his labour, and the application of 


thirty years, his friend Anthony Wood, whose accuracy cannot 
be questioned, supplied hiin with many pages of emendations*. 
An anonymous writer, as the result of his examination of the Ba- 
ronage, animadverts with unbecoming severity, in 'Three Letters, 
containing remarks on some of the numberless errours and de- 
fects in Dugdale's Baronage, 1738,' 8vo. In page 62 he most 
invidiously asserts, that ' Sir W. Dugdale seems to have had little 
judgment in collecting, and less care and understanding in tran- 
scribing, and his manner of composing is still less excusable. His 
avarice made him undertake burdens too heavy for his shoulders, 
and pushed him beyond his speed. His eye was so fixed on his 
chief end, that he overlooked the means of deserving either praise 
or profit.' If those so qualified could not reach incontrovertible 
excellence by authorities which the most profound scrutiny could 
not invalidate, but were liable to repealed discoveries of error 
either from a deficiency or misapplication of proof, such works 
can claim praise only by comparison. But imperfection can only 
be culpable when opportunities of improvement are neglected." — 
Dallaway, p. 334. 

The MS. collections for the Baronage are preserved in the Ash- 
molean Museum, at Oxford. 

In the Bodleian library is a copy of the printed work with ma- 
nuscript notes and additions by the author, and another with notes 
by Le Neve, both the gift of the late Richard Gough, Esq. F. S.A. 

A very splendid copy, with the Arms blazoned, is preserved in 
the library of Caius college, Cambridge. 

Gough mentions a curious MS. in five volumes, folio, entitled 
" English Nobility and Gentry, or Supplemental Collections to 
Dugdale's Baronage, carrying on the Genealogical descents and 
Historical remarks of Families therein contained," by James Torr, 
of York. The author has transcribed the Baronage throughout, 
corrected it in many places, added many historical remarks, and 
enriched it with the Genealogies of families of lesser note, especially 
of the Northern Gentry, with the Coats and diflerent quarterings 

* This note is added as illustrative of the above remark: "Jan. 14, 1679, 
I sent my observations and corrections of Sir William Dugdale's Baronage 
to the author, towards a second edition; there are 17 several papers on 
the first volume, and (54 on the second, all containing about 7 or 8 slicets 
of paper : they are to be returned to me, when the autlior h;ith done with 
them, with another sheet in quarto that I sent him in 1675." — Lij'c oj 
Anthony d Wood, 1772, 8vo. p. 28.3. 

D D 


of the several families, and a copious Index. — Brit. Topo^ p. 549. 
James Torr died in 1699, at. 49. 

Wood's additions and corrections are in the Ashmolean Museum, 
at Oxford, but in llic British Museum there is "A Transcript of 
the Additions and Emendations of Du<;dale's Baronage of England, 
by Anthony Wood, lately written by the band of one Moses Wil- 
liams, of University College, Oxford. Folio."— iTaW. MS. 1056. 

G. Burnet.— J677. 

The Memoirs of llic Lives and Actions of James 
and William, Dukes of Hamilton and Cha- 
telherault. By Gilbert lUirnet. 

London. Printed in t/ie year 1677. Folio. 

This work is more of an historical nature than a genealogical. The 
celebrated author, about 1671, was entrusted by the Duchess of 
Hamilton with the perusal and arrangement of all the MSS. relating 
to the administration of her father and uncle, and in 1673 he came 
to London for the purpose of procuring a licence for publishing the 

There is also a small octavo, entitled " Memoirs of the Life and 
Family of James, Duke of Hamilton," printed in 1717. The 
Hamiltons are by the male line descended from the great House of 
Douglas. James, Earl of Arran, obtained the title of Duke of Cha- 
telherault from the court of France, in 1549. 

F. Sandford. — 1677. 
A Genealogical History of the Kings of Eng- 
land, and Monarchs of Great Britain; &c. 
from the Conquest, Anno 1066, to the year 
1677, in seven parts or books, containing a 
Discourse of their several Lives, Marriages, 
and Issues ; with the times of their Births, 
Deaths, Places of Burial, and Monumental 
Inscriptions, with their Effigies, Seals, 
Tombs, Cenotaphs, Devises, Arms, Quar- 


teriiigs, Crests and Supporters, all engraven 
in Copper-plates, furnished with several Re- 
marques and Annotalions, by Francis Sand- 
ford, Esq. Lancaster Herald of Arms. 

In the Savoy, printed by Tho. Neivcomb for the Author. 1G77. Folio. 

This volume was compiled by Mr. Sandi'ord by the direction and 
encouragement of King Charles II. who, on being acquainted with 
the design, was pleased to say, " that it would be a very useful 
book," and was so well satisfied with the aullior's performance, that 
he honoured it with his patronage. 

During the progress of the work, the author was attacked with a 
severe indisposition, when the assistance of Gregory King was re- 
quired ; he compiled a part of the text, fiom the 4th book until 
the recovery of the author, and assisted in pre{)aring the whole for 
the press. 

The plan of the performance is excellent: the fineness of the nu- 
merous engravings greatly enrich and adorn it; many are by Hol- 
lar, others by the best artists of the time. The notes contain great 
information relative to the Armorial bearings of the Monarchs, 
Princes, and Nobility. 

The approbation and success that it met with, occasioned the 
whole imprecision to be soon dispo-ed of; and, for some years be- 
fore the publication of the second edition, in 1707, it had become 
extremely scarce, and much enquired for. 

R. Wallis.— 1677. 
The Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles, and 
Mottos of every distinct Company and Cor- 
porate Societie in the Honourable Cit}^ of 
London, Collected from their several Patents, 
approved and confirmed by divers Kings at 
Arms, engraved by Richard Wallis. 

London : printed for the Author, Richard Wallis, Citizen and Arms- 
painter. 1G77. Folio. 
A copy of this work, in the collection of the Hon. George Nassau, 
is dedicated in manuscript to Sir Robert Clayton, whose Arms, within 
an engraved mantle, are drawn with a pen. — Kepert. Bibl. p. 601. 


J. Logan. — 1677. 
Analogia HoHorum : or, A Treatise of Honour 
and Nobility, according to the Laws and 
Custonies ot England. Collected out of the 
most authentick Authors, both Ancient and 
Modern. In 'JVo Parts. The first contain- 
ing Honour Military, and relateth to War. 
The second Honour Civil, and relateth to 
Court and City. Illustrated with variety of 
Sculptures sutable to the several Subjects. 

London: printed by T/to. Roycroft. Anno Dom. 1677. Folio. 
Pages 181, and Table pp. 8. 

This book is (kdicated by Richard Blome, the publisher, to the 
most noble Prince James, Duke of Monnnouth, &c. There is also 
a dediciitioii to " The most concerned, the Nobility and Gentry," 
in which the publisher states, that he received this treatise from 
Captain David Logan, of Idbury, in Oxfordshire, but that the MS. 
had not been exactly adhered to, the authorities for his quotations 
having been omitted to rtduce its size; but we have his assurance, 
that nothing is inseited without good authority. 

The 1st Part, " Honour Military," occupies 8 pages only. The 
2nd Part is divided into two portions: the first treats of the diflferent 
degrees of Honour, in the Peerage, the Orders of Knighthood 
English and Foreign, Esquires, Gentlemen, and Yeomen. The 
second part of " Honour Civil" treats of the privileges. Coat Ar- 
mour, &c. of London, and the Cities and chief Towns corporate 
in England. 

The book is illustrated with a portrait of the King, and portraits 
of a Peer of each degree in their robes, engraved by Edw. Le Davis, 
A. Bloleling, R. White, &c. ; the Arms of the Nobility, and of a 
select number of Knights, Esquires, and Gentry. 

This treatise is usually attached to and forms a part of the fifth 
edition of the " Display of Heraldry," noticed in the next article. 


J. GuiLLiM.— 1679. 
A Display of Heraldry, Sec. By John Guillim, 
late Pursuivant at Arms. The fifth Edition, 
much enlarged with great variety of bearings. 
To which is added, A Treatise of Honour, 
Military and Civil, Sec. by Capt. John Logan. 
Illustrated, &c. To which is added, A Ca- 
talogue of the Atchievements of the Nobility 
of England, with divers of the Gentry, for 
Examples of Bearings. 

London : printed hy S. Roycroft for R. Blame ; and are to be sold 
by Francis Tyton, Henry Brotnc, Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell, 
John Wright, and Thomas Sawbridge. 1679. Folio. Pages 317. 

This edition of Guillim's " Display of Heraldry," is dedicated 
to King Charles II. It has an Index of Names, pp. 6. At the end 
is the "Treatise of Honor Military and Civil," mentioned in the 
last article. 

Richard Blome, the publisher, was a literary adventurer of some 
celebrity, who, by the aid of subscriptions adroitly levied, issued 
many splendid works. Anth. Wood, in the Athence, vol. i. c. 389, 
is very severe in his remarks : he says," " This person Blome is es- 
teemed by the chiefest heralds, a most impudent person, and the 
late industrious Garter (Sir W. D.) hath told me that he gets a live- 
lihood by bold practices." 


J. Seller.— 1679. 
Heraldry Epitomized, Containing a Short and 
Easy Way to attain that Art. Collected by 
John Seller. iVo date. \2mo. 

The title and frontispiece are preserved in a volume of the collec- 
tion of Randle Holme, Harl. MS. 2024. 

A MS. volume, in the library of the late Marquess Townshend, 
P. S. A. ^ F. R. S. contained Descents of the English Nobility, 
and at the beginning a large single sheet printed, entitled " Heral- 
dry Epitomiz'd, 1679," with a very curious portrait of Camden, 
the antiquary.— FeV/e " Townshend Catalogue," N° .3520. 


. _ 1679. 

The Case of the Succession to the Crown of En- 
gland stated, in a Letter to a Member of the 
House of Commons. Printed in 1679. 4/o. 

Upon this subject was also printed, " A Letter from a Gentleman 
of Quality," 1679, fol. pp. 18, and "An Answer to A Letter from 
a Geyitleman of Slualitj/," 1679. The latter is said to have been 
written by Thomas Hunt. 



The Case Put, Concernins; the Succession of 
His Royal Highness the Duke of York. 

London : printed by M. Clark for Henry Brome, at the Gun in 
St. Pauls Church-yard. 1679. ito. Pages .38. 



The Marriage Ceremony of King Charles II 

Printed in the year 1679. Folio. 
This ceremonial was in the Bindley collection. 


T. Hunt.— 1679. 

The Honours of the Lords Spiritual Asserted, 

and their Privileges to Vote in Capital Cases 

in Parliament, maintained by Reason and 

Precedent. Printed in the year 1679. Folio. 

Said to be written by Thomas Hunt, Esq. of Gray's Inn. 

Denzil, Lord Hollis. — 1679. 
A Letter of a Gentleman to his Friend ; shew- 
ing. That the Bishops are not to be Judges in 
Parliament in Capital Cases. 

Printed in the year \&t 9. Svo. 



- - - 1679. 

A Discourse of the Peerage, and Jurisdiction 
of the Lords Spiritual in Parhament, Proving 
from the fundamental Laws of the Land, the 
testimony of the most renowned authors, and 
the practice of all ages, that they have no 
Right in claiming any Jurisdiction in Capital 
Matters. Printed in the year 1679- Folio. 

This discourse was written as an answer to Art. cclxxxiv. 



A Rejoinder to the Reply concerning the Peers, 
and Jurisdiction of the Lords Spiritual in 

Printed in the year 1679. Folio. 



The Rights of the Bishops to Judge in Capital 
Cases in Parliament, cleared. Being a Full 
Answer to Two Books lately published ; the 
first entituled, A Letter from a Gentleman to 
his Friend, <^c. The other, A Disconrse of the 
Peerage and Jurisdiction of the Lords Spiritual 
in Parliament ; Endeavouring to shew the 

London : printed by Tho. Braddyllfor Robert Clavtll, at the Peacock 
in St. Paul's Church-yard. IG80. Svo. Pages liiO. 

This book has been ascribed by some to Thomas Barlow, D. D. 
bishop of Lincoln, by others to Thomas Turner, of Gray's inn. 



E. Stjllingfleet. — 1680. 
The Grand Question, Concerning the Bishops 
Right to Vote in Parlament in Cases Capital. 
Stated and Argued, From the Parlanient- 
Rolls, and the History of former Times. Witii 
Enquiry into their Peerage, and the Three 
Estates in Parlament. 

London : printed for M. P. and sold by Richard Rumball, Book- 
binder, at the Ball and Coffin in the Old Change. 1680. 8vo. 
Pages 188. 

This tract was written by Edward Stillingfleet, afterwards bishop 
of Worcester. Burnet observes, that " he discovered more skill 
and exactness in this matter than all who bad gone before him," 
and adds, that " in the opinion of all impartial men he put an end 
to the controversy." The discussion was occasioned by the objec- 
tion raised by the Commons, to the Bishops voting on the question 
of Lord Danby's pardon, which he pleaded in bar of his impeach- 


* L. AVoMoc— 1680. 

Two Treatises ; The first proving, both by His- 
tory and Records, that the Bishops are a 
Fundamental and Essential part of our Eng- 
hsh Parliament; the second, that they ma}' 
be Judges in Capital Cases. 

Printed in the year 1680. Folio. 

These treatises were written by Laurence Womoc, D. D. bishop 
of St. David's. 

W. B.— 1680. 
The White Rose; or A Word for the House of 
York, vindicating the Right of Succession. 


In a Letter from Scotland to a Peer of the 

London. Printed anno Dom. 1680. Folio. Pages 10. 
The letter is signed W. B. 


- - 1680. 

Jura Coronce; or Royal Rights and Prerogatives. 

London. Printed in 1680. 8t'0. 

Sir G. MACKENZIE.--1680. 

The Science of Flerauldry, Treated as a part of 
the Civil Law. and Law of Nations : Wherein 
Reasons are given for its Principles, and Ety- 
mologies for its harder Terms. Antiquam 

exquirite Mat rem. — V r r g i l . 

Edinburgh : printed bj/ the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His 
Most Sacred Majesty. Anno Domini 1680. Folio. Pages 98, 
and a Table of Sirnames, 5 pages. 

To this treatise is prefixed ii dedication to his Countrymen, by 
the author. The book is divided into thirty-four chapters, each 
illustrated by a variety of historical observations: the 1st, " Of the 
Origin and Use of Arms," and "Of Seals;" the 2nd, " Who can 
give or bear Arms." In this chapter is given the patent of Lyon 
King of Arms, and a grant from Sir James Balfour Knight, Lyon, 
of a crest, escrol, and motto, to Sir James Galloway, Knt. Mas- 
ter of Requests, dated Iloiyrood-house, 19 Dec. 1621; also a con- 
cession from Charles Areskine, Lyon, testifying that the arms of 
old, belonging io the royal burgh of Aberdeen, are confirmed and 
matriculated in the Public Register of the kingdom, ordained by 
act of parliament, to be respected as the true and unrepealable rule 
of all arms and bearings in Scotland, dated 25 Feb. 1674; this is 
followed by a specimen of the concessions of arms granted by the 
Emperor, called aaHappen-lBdef, dated Vienna, 21 Jan. 1578; there 
is also an extract from the 125 Act. 12 Pari. Jacob. 6, reciting 
that only such as are gentlemen by blood can carry arms, kc, ; the 

E £ 


remaining chapters relate to the shield, colour, ordinaries, charges, 
mottoes, devises, and of the slughorn or cry of war, " and this 
Word or Cry was proclaimed everywhere, by a pers<ni who carried 
a Cross of wood burning, or a fierie Cross, as we call it, by which 
and by the Cry of War or Slogan, all the Cadets of the Family 
were advertised to meet at the ordinar place ; for of old, all of a 
Family did dwell in a neighbourhood." The author concludes, 
" Thus I have for the Honor and Satisfaction of my Countrey, in- 
terrupted so far the course of my ordinary studies at spare hours, 
nor was this Book only necessary for them, but for all such as love 
this Science ; since the Theory of our Civilians was not hitherto 
sufficiently illuminated by the knowledge of Blazoning, nor the 
practical and common knowledge of Blazoning rightly founded 
upon the Civil Law and Law of Nations; our ordinary Practicians 
in this Art having been such as cited the Civil Law without 
understanding it; and as it is much nobler to raise a Science, 
than to be raised by it; so having writ this Book as a Gentleman, 
I designe as little Praise or thanks, as I would disdain all other 

Each chapter is illustrated by an engraving of the subjects dis- 
cussed in it : they are very well executed. 

Nisbet and other writers have bestowed upon this learned treatise 
the highest commendations. Bishop Nicolson, in his Scottish His- 
torical Lihrari/, considers it as a " great advancement given to this 
most honourable part of knowledge." It is usually bound with the 
following article. 

Sir G. Mackenzie.— 1680. 

Observations upon the Laws and Customs of 
Nations, as to Precedency. By Sir George 
Mackenzie, of Rosehaugh, His Majesty's Ad- 

vocat in the kingdom of Scotland. • Ho$ 

gloria tiiUt Honor es. — Petron". 

Edinburgh : printed hy the Heir of Andre-M Anderson, Printer to His 
Blost Sacred Majesty. Anno Domini 1G80. Folio. Pages 92. 

This book is dedicated to the King. It is divided into nine chap- 
ters, containing many curious cases upon the subject : in the 8th 
are, " General Observations concerning the Precedency of Sub- 


jects," and a List of all the Nobility at present in this Nation, &.C. 
with their Precedency, as stated by the present Rolls of Parlia- 
ment, " albeit it is not acquiesced in by all the Nobility," p. 50. 
At the end are forty-four considerable questions concerning Pre- 
cedency resolved. 

To this work is prefixed a well-engraved portrait of the author, 
by Vanderbanc. 

The whole of the tract is reprinted in the last edition of Guillim's 
Display of Heraldry, 1724, fol. 

In Nisbet's Essays upon Armories, p. 10, mention is made of 
" Sir Robert Sibbald, M. D. his Answer to a Letter of the Bishop 
of Carlisle concerning Mackenzie's Heraldry," 1704. 


p. Heylyn.— 1680. 
A Help to English History, containing A Suc- 
cession of all the Kings of England, &c. By 
P. Heylyn, D. D. 

London: printed for T. Basset, and C. Wilkinson, (5fc. 1680. 12/no. 

Pages 634. 

This is the 4lh impression of Art. cli. and is continued to the 
time of publication. 


E. Cook. 

A Genealoo'ie of the Succession of the Kings of 
England, from William the Conqueror, unto 
our present King Charles the Second. With 
all their Atchevements truly Blazoned, First 
Collected, and after Revised by Edw<' Cook, 
of the Middle Temple, Esq. 

London : printed for Thomas Simmo7is, at the Priiices Arms in. 
Ludgate Street. Pr. Is. 6d. — A single folio sheet. 


- 1681. 

The History of the House of Estc, from the 
time of Forrestus until the death of Alphonsus 


the last Duke of Ferrara : With an Account 
of the {)retended devolution of that Duchy 
unjustly usurped by Clement VIII. Wherein 
hkewise the most considerable Revolutions of 
Italy, from the year 452 to the year 1598, 
are briefly touched. 

London : printed hy J. M. for Rich. Chiswell, at the Rose 8f Crown 
in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1681. 8vo. Pages 291. 

This history was published in compliment, and is dedicated to 
Mary of Este, Duchess of Albany, &c. the second wife of James 
Duke of York, afterwards King James JI. She was the daughter 
of Alphonso d'Este, Duke of Modena, and was married in 1673. 

The author states that after perusing carefully all the historians 
of the Family, he chiefly consulted Sigonius, Jovius, and Guicciar- 
din, and found some trouble in digesting the matter into so short a 


The History of the Succession of the Crown of 
England. In Two Parts. 

Printed at London. 1681. Folio. 

R. Parsons.— 1681. 

A Conference about the next Succession of the 
Crown of England : divided into Two Parts, 
&c. Published by R. Doleman. 

Reprinted with License. 16S1. Sc'o. First Part contains pp. 175; 
Second Part, pp. 202. 

See a full account of the original edition of this book in art. xlvii. 
p. 42, ante. 

In 1683 the university of Oxford ordered this impression to be 
burnt by the marshal, which was accordingly performed in the 
square of the schools. 

It was reprinted again in 1694. 


"The Apostate Protestant/' &c. 1682, and reprinted 1685, was 
written by Dr. Felling against this Book of Titles, as it is frequently 

" The Right of Succession asserted against Father Parsons and 
others," by Sir John Hayward, was also reprinted in 1683. 


T. Hunt.— 1681. 
A Brief History of the Succession, Collected 
out of the Records, and most authentick His- 
torians, for the Satisfaction of the E. of H. 

Printed in 1681. Folio. 

This was written by Thomas Hunt, in favour of the attempt to 
excluile the Duke of York from the throne, which the Earl of Ha- 
lifax opposed. It was reprinted in 1714, 

" Much of the materials of this pamphlet, and most of the his- 
tory contained in it concerning the Succession, are taken out of the 
second part of the Jesuit's book." — Brady, Hist, Tracts, p. 357. 

" In the original copy were several additions in Lord Sommers' 
hand, from whence the editor ascribes it to his Lordship. Vide 
Sommers' Tracts, vol. iv. p. 167." — Walpole. 

R. Brady.— 1681. 

The Great Point of Succession discussed, with 
a full and particular Answer to a late Pam- 
phlet, intituled A Brief Hisiori/ of Syccession,<^c. 

London : printed for H. Rodes, next door to the Bear Tavern, near 
Bride Lane in Fleet Street. 1681. Folio. Pages 38. 

It was written by Robert Brady, doctor of physic, who, in the 
year 1681, was chosen one of the representatives for the University 
of Cambridge in the parliament which met at Oxford. 

Anthony, E. of Shaftesbury. — 1681. 
An Expedient for the settling of the Nation, 
Discoursed with His Majesty in the House of 


Peers at Oxford, 24 March, 1680. London. 
Printed in i he year 1681. 4>to. Pages 8. 

This pamphlet was written by Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of 
Shaftesbury ; the expedient was for settling the crown on James, 
Duke of Monmouth. 

W. Lawrance. — 1681. 
The Right of Primogeniture in Succession to the 
Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ire- 
land, as declared by the Statutes of 25 Edw. 
3rd C. 2. Dc Proditionihus^ — King of England, 
and of Kenneth 3rd and Malcolm Macken- 
neth 2nd, Kings of Scotland ; as likewise of 
10 Hen. 7. made by a Parliament of Ireland, 
with all the objections answered, and clear 
probation made, That to compass or imagine 
the death, exhile or disinheriting of the King's 
eldest Son, is High Treason : to which is 
added, an Answer to all objections against 
declaring him a Protestant Successor, with 
Reasons shewing the fatal dangers of neglect- 
ing the same. By William Lawrance. 

London: printed in the year \QS\. 4to. 

This book was written in support of the Duke of Monmouth's 
claim to the Succession. 


Jus Primogeniti ; or The Dignity, Right, and Pri- 
viledge of the First-born, inquisited and de- 
fended against the impiouspractiseof some Fa- 
thers, in disinheriting their first- begotten sons. 

London: printed for Robert Battersby, Holborn. JSlo date. 



The Solemnities used at the Funeral of John 
Duke of Rothes, Chancellor of Scotland, 
23rd August, 1681. 

John Lesley^ the seventh Earl of Rothes, who had filled many 
high offices in Scotland in the time of Charles the Second, was by 
that monarch created Duke of Rothes the 29th June, 1680, but his 
Cirace did not long survive his elevation : he died in July 1681, 
when the Dukedom became extinct for want of heirs male. 

Sir W. Dugdale.— 1682. 

The Antient Usage in Bearing of such Ensigns 
of Honour as are commonly call'd ARMS. 
With a Catalogue of the present Nobility of 
England. By Sir William Dugdale, Knt, 
Garter Principal King of Arms. To which 
is added, A Catalogue of the present Nobility 
of Scotland and Ireland, &c. 

Oxford, printed at the Theater, for Moses Pitt, at the Angel in 
St. Paul's Church-yard, London, 1683. \2mo. Pages 210. 

This tract is dedicated to Robert, Earl of Aylesbury, Deputy 
Earl-INIarshal, and it appears was compiled for the purpose of ob- 
taining his Lordship's authority to restrain painters from interfering 
in heraldic matters. At page 3, Sir William observes that "in this 
last age, through the liberty taken by divers mechanicks since the 
commencement of the late unparallel'd Rebellion, the disorder 
herein is so far spread, as if greater care be not speedily taken, 
such a confusion must inevitably follow, that the true use of Arms 
will be utterly forgot; most people, though of never so mean ex- 
traction, if they obtain a little wealth, intruding themselves into 
these Marks of Honour, and usurping what doth justly belong to 
others, especially if their name doth sound any thing like that of 
Gentleman." The writer has extracted the authorities and opinions 
of the most learned men in Heraldry and Antiquities, beginning with 


The Trvt vse of Annorie^ by William Wyrlcy, 1592, vidt Art. XLV. 
this extract (icciipits iVoin page to 4G. — " JDe ()rigine et Anticjui- 
tate Armonini/' a MS. by Robert Glover, Somerset-herald. — 
Camden's MSS. in the Cottonian library. — Spelman's " A'^piloijia," 
1654. — Segoing's " Tresor Heraldique," 1657, p. 459. — " Le Tro- 
phee d'Armes," Paris, 1650, p. 33. — And Favine's " Theater of 
Honor," 1623 : this selection ends at page 64. " A True and Per- 
fect Catalogue of the Nobility of England," page 65 to 78; then a 
folding page or " Scheme of the Stalls of the Knights of the Gar- 
ter as they now stand, 10 Sept. 1681 :'' " A Catalogue of the 
Baronets to 4 July, 1681," page 79 to 148: then "An Exact Al- 
phabetical Catalogue of all the Shires, Cities, &c. in England and 
Wales, specifying the number of the Knights they do respectively 
elect to serve as Representatives in Parliament," (this catalogue 
was collected and written by Charles Hatton, Esfi. son of Christo- 
pher, Lord Hatton : Athtnct, ii. 701,) page 149 to 162. " A True 
and Perfect Catalogue of the Nobility of Scotland," with an "Ad- 
dress from the Bookseller to the Reader," in which, with a modest 
assurance, he affirms the present catalogue to be more accurate 
than most of this nature hitherto published, page 163 to 179. "A 
Catalogue of the Nobility of Ireland," page 181 to 193. The re- 
mainder is occupied by a " Catalogue of Books printed at the The- 
atre, Oxford, from 1672 to 1682," page 194 to 210. 

There are two editions of "The Antient Usage:" the first was 
published at Oxford, 4 Feb. 1681, and the second in the begin- 
ning of the following year. 


A Synopsis of Heraldry, or The most plain, 
short, and easie way for the perfect attaining 
of that Art, containing all necessary Direc- 
tions, in order thereunto ; There being about 
300 Coats of Arms, and about 50 Crests en- 
graven upon Copper-Plates; and the Atchieve- 
ments of the Kings of England since K. Eg- 
bert of the Saxon Race. The Paternal Coats 
of our Nobility of England, (with a list of the 


Knights of the Garter.) The Arms of the 
Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees, and of 
the two Universities, and the several Col- 
ledges in them, and of the Inns of Court, 
and other Houses of Law in London ; with 
some hundreds of Gentlemens Coats, all truly 
blazoned. To which is added an Alphabe- 
tical Table, for the ready finding any Name 
whose Coat is herein Blazoned. 

London : printed for L. Curtis, near Fleet-bridge, and T. Simmons, 
at the Princes Arms in Ludgate Street. IG82. VZmo. Pages 131. 

There is also an engraved title by F. H. Van Hove, evidently 
copied from the frontispiece to Morgan's Sphere of Gentry, and 
" A general Introduction to the whole Book, containing necessary 
Instructions for Blazoning," &c. pp. 17. 

Anthony Wood states, that Payne Fisher, the poet, published a 
book of Heraldry in 1682, which may be this Synopsis, although 
the author's name is not prefixed. Fisher had been serjeant-major, 
and poet-laureate to Oliver Cromwell ; he died 16 April, 1693. 


J. Gibbon.— 1682. 

Introductio ad Latham Bla.soniam. An Essay to 
a more Correct Blason in Latine than formerly 
hath been used. Collected out of approved 
Modern Authors, and describing the Arms of 
all the Kingdoms of Europe, and of many 
of the greatest Princes and Potentates thereof: 
Together with many other Illustrious and An- 
cient Houses both of England and other Coun- 
tries. No work of this nature extant in our En- 
glish Tongue, nor (absit gloriari) of its method 
and circumstances in any Foreign Language 

F F 


whatsoever. AuthoreJ olimmeGMorto Armorum 
Servulo, fjuem a Mantetio dicunt Cceruleo. 

London : prlnlcd hy J. M for the Author, and (ire to be sold by 
J. Crump, at the Fliree Bibles in St. Pauls Church Yard; by 
B. Billingslcy, at the Printing Press in Cornhill, near the Royal 
Exchange ; and hy A. Churchill, at the Black Swan in Ave- Mary 
Lane. 1682. 8vo. Pages 1G5. 

This tract is dedicated to Robert Bruce, Earl of Aylesbury. 
There is also a Preface, List of Heraldic Authors quoted, and 
" Errata &ed prpecipue addenda;" after which, Introductio ad 
Latinam Blasoniam," begins at page I. It is arranged alpha- 
betically by the Charges; at page 66, Crosses are treated of; and 
at page 88 is an Index to Names before mentioned. — Page 91, 
" Camdeni Blasoniae," alphabetically arranged by the names. — 
Page 99, " Chiflfletii Blasonia^," containing Arms of Sovereign* 
arranged as the last. — Page 109, " Vredi Blasonise," Arms of Fo- 
reign Families arranged as before. — Page 126, we have " Viginti 
quinq. Terrse Christianae Regna." — Page 129, "Fundalores Ordinis 
Periscelidis (vulgo Garterii). — Page 132, Arms of the University 
and Colleges of Cambridge. At p. 139 is " Blasonise Libri Sancti 
Albani ;" page 142, Arms quarterly; at page 150, Metal on metal 
and Color on color. — Page 157, Arms of the Author. At the end 
is the Index. 

The following memorandum, relating to a period of the au- 
thor's life, is copied from a blank leaf at the end of the " In- 
troductio ad Latinam Blasoniani," formerly belonging to the 
library of the College founded in Virginia: "P. 157, I speak 
of ttiy descent paternall and maternall, and of the reasons of 
my going to Virginia: CoUonell Lee, mentioned p. 156 of this 
Booke, had a fair estate in Virginia. The product of his tobacco 
amounted to L 2000 per annum. He was willing to end his day? 
in England, and send ovei- one to reside as general Inspectour and 
Overseer of his severall plantations. I was recommended to him, as 
a fitt and trusty person, (having beene a servant to Thomas, Lord 
Coventry, the richest Barron tif England, &c.) I accepted of Col- 
lonell Lee's proffer. We arrived in Virginia on the last of October 
1659, and ou Nov"^ 2nf> came to the Collonell's House at dividing 
Creeks. Before he could settle things for his finall departure and 
settling in Ei)gland, we had news from New-England of the King's 
Restauration : the Colloutll was willing to hasten for England, and 
I as willing as hee, (having hopes to gett some employment b\ 


means of In° Lord Culpeper, to whom my family had relation by 
marriage, but he was dead before I reached England). Wee ar- 
rived at Marinate in Kent. Friday, 23 March, 1G60-6I. My leaving 
Virginia I have sorely since repented. Hee made me generous prof- 
fers of mariage, ami offered me 3000 acres of ground," 

John Gibbon, the author of the above-mentioned work, was de- 
scended from an ancient family in Kent : he received a good edu- 
cation, and was sent to Jesus college, Cambridge. After his re- 
turn from Virginia, lie received the appointment of Bluemantle 
Pursuivant, through the means of Sir W. Dugdale, in 1671. Gib- 
bon was a learned man, and understood Heraldry well, but 
never obtained any promotion in the College of Arms : being 
an eccentric character, and conceiving himself to be ill treated, 
he filled the margins of the books in the library with severe 
reflections upon the conduct of his superiors in office, whom he 
despised for not having had so classical an education as himself. In 
his declining years lie became addicted to the study of astrology : 
at his death he was the oldest officer of arms. 


- 1682. 

Rights of the Kingdom : or Customs of our An- 
cestors, Touching the Duly, Power, Election, 
or Succession of our Kings and ParHaments, 
our true Liberty, due Allegiance, three Es- 
tates, their Legislative Power, Original, Ju- 
dicial, and Executive ; with the Militia. 
Freely discussed through the British, Saxon, 
Norman Laws and Histories. With an oc- 
casional Discourse of Great Changes yet ex- 
pected in the World. 

London : printed for J. Kidgell. leS^. 4<o, Pages 3\9. 


T. Hunt.— 1682. 

An Argument for the Bishops Right in Judging 
in Capital Cases in Parliament, cS:c. With a 


Postscript for rectifying some mistakes in 
some of the inferior Clergy, mischievous to 
our Government and Religion. 

Printed in 1682. 'Svo. 

This was written by Thomas Hunt, of Gray's Inn, and the Post- 
script was reprinted in the same year with an enlarged preface, re- 
flecting on the Universities. 

Denzil, Lord Mollis. — 1G82. 
Hollis' Remains ; being a Second Letter to a 
Friend concerningthejudicature of the Bishops 
in Parliament, in Vindication of what he wrote 
in his first, and in xinswer to The Rights of 
the Bishops to Judge in Capital Cases in Parlia- 
ment cleared, ^c. <^c. It contains likewise a 
part of his intended answer to a second trac- 
tate, inlitled Grand Question, ^-c. To which 
are added. Considerations in answer to the 
learned author of the Grand Question, <^c. by 
another hand : and Reflections upon some 
passages in Mr. Hunt's Postscript, by a third. 

Printed in 1682. 8ro. 

Lord Hollis died 17 Feb. 1680. Besides what has been already 
noticed, his Lordship was the author of " The Grand Question 
concerning the Judicature of the House of Peers, stated and ar- 
gued, &c. &:c. By a true Well-wisher to the Peace and good 
Government of the Kingdom, and to the Dignity and Authority of 
Parliament. London : printed for Richard Chisivel, at the two 
Angels and Crown in Little Brittain, 1669," Svo. pp. 219. The 
House of Peers having received a petition from Thomas Skinner, a 
merchant, complaining of the East-India Company, previous to 
any determination in the case in the courts of law, was the occasion 
^f this investigation, which is reputed to be very ably treated in the 
above tract, which was proved before the House of Commons to have 


been printed by the order and direction of Denzil, Lord Hollis of 

T. Hunt.— 1G82. 

The Great and Weighty Consideralions relating 
to the Duke of York, or Successor of the 
Crown, Offered to the King, and both Houses 
of Parhament ; Considered. With an An- 
swer to A Letter from a Gentleman of Quality 
in the Country to his Friend, relating to the 
point of Succession to the Crown. Whereunto 
is added, A short Historical Collection touch- 
in o- the same. 

London : printed for the Author, and are to he sold by the Booksellers 
of London and Westminster. 1683. 8»o. Pages 2\0, exclusive 
of Preface pp. G8. 

The book is dedicated to John Earl of Radnor, by Thomas Hunt. 
It is written in favour of the bill of Exclusion, and had been printed 
in folio in 1680. A life of the author will be found in the Athena, 
ii. 547 : he died in Holland in June, 1683. 



Memoires of the Family of the Stuarts, and the 
remarkable Providences of God towards them ; 
In an Historical Account of the Lives of His 
Majesties Progenitors of that Name that were 
Kings of Scotland. 

London. Printed in 1688. 8ro. 


A Discourse of Monarchy; more particularly of 
the Imperial Crowns of England, Scotland, and 


Ireland, with a Close from the whole, as relates 
to the Succession of" James Duke of" York. 

London : printed for and sold by Joseph Hindmarsh, at the golden 
ball next the Royal Exchange. 1G84. 


H. Keepe.— 1684. 
The Genealogies of the High-born Prince and 
Princess George and Anne, of Denmark, <Scc. 
shewino; the lineal Descent of those two noble 
and illustrious Families : with their Matches, 
Issue, Times of death. Places of sepulchre, 
Impresses, Devices, &c. From the year of 
Grace M. to this present yearMDCLXXXIV. 
Extracted from the most aulhentick Testi- 
monies of the best Historians and Antiquaries 
of their times. 

Printed by N. Thompson, at the Entrance into the Old Spring Gar- 
den near Charing Cross. 1684. \2mo. Pages 1()6. 

This little genealogical work is dedicated to Her Highness the 
Princess Anne, &c. by Henry Keepe, the author. It is introduced 
by a Preface of 8 pages: the Genealogy of Prince George ends at 
page 42. The impresses and devices are taken from medals. 

The Princess was born 6th February, 1665, and was married al 
St. James's to Prince George of Denmark, 28 July, 1683. 

Henry Keepe was a member of the choir of Westminster for 
eighteen years, and died in London in May, 1688. — Athena, ii. 623. 

A. L.— 1684. 
An Historical and Exact Account of the Ori- 
ginal and Rise of the Russells Earls of Bed- 
ford, with a full and impartial Account of the 
Life and Death of the late unhappy William 
Lord Russell. By A. L. 

London: printed in 1684. 12»(0. With a Portrait of Lord Russell 



R. Blome.— 1684. 

An Essay to Heraldry ; in two parts. Tlie First 
containing (in a concise but methodical me- 
thod, by rules and explanations of bearings) 
the Body of Heraldry : The second, Honour 
Civil and Military ; Being a Treatise of the 
Nobility and Gentry of England, as to their 
Priviledges, Dignities, &c. According to the 
the Laws and Customs of our Realm. The 
whole Illustrated with variety of apt and pro- 
per Sculptures for the better Explanation 

London : printed by T. B. for Rich. Blome, and sold by him at his 
Lodgings at Mr. Conines, next the hanging sword in Salisbury 
Court. 1G84. 8vo. Pages 259, Table not included. 

This treatise is dedicated to George Earl of Berkeley, " a great 
favourer to Heraldry ;" but Blome had a variety of Patrons, and 
other names are occasionally found at the head of his dedication 
of this book. It comprehends all the necessary rules in the art 
digested by way of an ordinary, with examples engraved on copper- 
plates. The 2nd Part is " A Treatise of Nobility and Gentry." 


Historical Collections : Or a Brief Account of 
the most remarkable Transactions of the Two 
last Parliaments Held and Dissolved at West- 
minster and Oxford. With Exact Lists of the 
Members of each Parliament. The Second 

London : printed for S. N. and sold by W. Freeman, near Temple- 
bar in Fleet-street. 1685. 8to. Pages 302. 


At pao^t" 189 is " A List of Both Houses of Parliament which met 
at Westminster upon the 2lst of October, 1680, and was DissolvM 
on the 18lh of January following:'' and at page 251, " A New and 
True Catalogue of the House of Lords, Together with the Knights, 
Citizens, Burgesses, and Barons of the Cinque Ports; that were 
returned to serve in the Parliament of England assembled at Ox- 
ford, the 31st of March, 1681."— New Members returned, 110. 

Page 70 to 146 of the book is occupied with the Trial, &c. of 
William Howard, Viscount Stafford, who was beheaded 29 Dec. 1680. 

The first edition was probably printed in 1682. 


D. Jenner. — 1685. 
The Prerogative of Primogeniture: Shewing, 
That the Right ot Succession to an Hereditary 
Crown depends not upon Grace, Rehgion, &c. 
but onely upon Birth-Right and Primogeni- 
ture ; And That the Chief Cause of all, or most, 
Rebelhons in Christendom, is a Fanatical 
Belief, That, Temporal Dominion is founded 
in Grace. By David Jenner, B. D. Pre- 
bendary of Sarum, and Rector of Great War- 
ley in Essex. 

London : printed for J. Hindmarsh, Bookseller to His Royal His^h- 
ness, at the Black Bull in Cornhill. 1685. 8vo. Pages 192. 

This is dedicated to the Most Royal and High-born Prince James, 
Duke of York and Albany, Earl of Ulster, &c. The author 
asserts, that " he only is a Protestant who courageously defends 
the Kings supremacy, and who cordially declares for the succession 
of the Kings LawfuU Heir according to Primogeniture, whether he 
be Papist or Protestant, whether morally Good or Bad," which is 
the proposition maintained in this treatise. 

King Charles IL died at Whitehall, on Friday, 6 Feb. 1685, in 
the 37th of his reign, and 55th of his age. He was buried in 
Henry the Seventh's chapel on Saturday, 14 Feb. the same year, 

REIGN OF KING JAMES II.— 1685-1689. 

- 1685. 

England's Happiness in a Lineal Succession ; 
and the deplorable miseries which ever at- 
tended Doubtful Titles to the Crown, Histo- 
rically demonstrated by the Bloody Wars 
betwene the Two Houses of York and Lan- 

London. Printed in the year \6S5. l2?rto. 
To this tract is affixed a portrait of King James the Second. 


- 1685. 

The Ceremonies, Form of Prayer, and Services 
used in Westminster Abbey at the Corona- 
tion of King James I. With the Coronation 
of Kina: Charles I, in Scotland. 

London. Printed in the year 1685. Folio. 



An Account of the Ceremonial at the Coronation 
of King James II. and his Queen. 

London. 1685. Folio. 


E. Settle.— 1685. 

An Heroick Poem on The Coronation of His 

Majesty King James IL By Elkanah Settle. 

G G 



The Order of The Cavalcade at the Opening of 
the First Parhamcnt of King James VII. at 
Edinburgh, 23 April, 1685. 

The procession is represented on seven copperplates, in which 
many actual portraits arc said to be introduced. 


H. Philipps. — 1(>85. 

The Grandeur of the Law : or An exact Collec- 
tion of the Nobility and Gentry of this King- 
dom, whose Honours and Estates have by 
some of their Ancestors been acquired, or 
considerably augmented by the Practice of 
the Law, or Offices and Dignities relating 
thereunto. The Name of such Ancestor, to- 
gether with the time in which ho Flourished, 
the Society in which he was a Member, and 
to what Degree in the Law he arrived, being 
particularly expressed. The Second Edition. 
To which is added. An Exact Catalogue of 
all the Lord Chief Justices of the Courts of 
King's-Bench and Common- Pleas, and of 
The Lord Chief Barons of the Exchequer, 
from their first Institution. Together, with a 
brief Account of the Orieinal of the said 
several Dignities. By H. P. Gent. 

London : printed for Arthur Jones, at the Flying Horse near St. 
Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street. 1685. l2?no. Pages 304, Index, 
\0 pages, not included. 


To this work is prefixed a neat portrait of Francis Lord Guilford, 
Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, &c. to whom it is dedicated. In 
the arrangement, tlie present Nobihty of England, Scotland, and 
Ireland, are placed according to their respective creations, page I 
to 31; the Baronets accordinj^ to the date of their several patents, 
page 32 to 103; and the Knights, page 104 to 151, and Esquires, 
page 152 to 276, promiscuously as they came to hand : after these 
follow the Catalogues, and an Alphabetical Index. 

The first edition of the book was printed in 1684. 


J. DUGDALE. — 1685. 

A Catalogue of the Nobility of England, ac- 
cording to their respective Precedencies, As 
it was presented to His Majesty on New 
Year's day, Anno 1684. To which is added, 
The Blazon of their Paternal Coats of Arms, 
and a List of the present Bishops. By Per- 
mission of the Duke of Norfolk. By John 
Dugdale, Esq. Norroy King of Arms. 

Printed at London. Anno 1685. A single Folio Sheet. 
This list was reprinted with additions in the year 1690. 

T. Flesher.— 1685. 
The Laws of Honor : or an Account of the 
Suppression of Duels in France. Extracted 
out of the King's Edicts, Regulation of the 
Marshals, Records of Parhament. Published 
for the use of English Gentlemen, who have 
the Honor to carry Arms, and Dedicated ta 
the Earl Marshal of England. 

London : printed for Thomas Flesher, at the Angel and Crown in the 
Old Change, near St. Austin's Chnrch. 1685. 8ro. Pages 198. 


The (Jtdicalion to Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk, is signed 
T. riesher. The desiffn of the book is to shew the English reader 
what care the government of France took to repress Duelhng, and 
what Laws were made and put in execution against the practice. 
The last Edict was made at St. Germain-en- Laye, 22 Aug. 1679. 

R. Halstead. — 1685. 
Succinct Genealogies of the Noble and Ancient 
Houses of Alno, or de Alneto, Broc of 
Sliephale, Latimer of Duntish, Drayton of 
Drajton, Mauduit of Werminster, Greene 
of Drayton, Vere of Addington, Fitz-Lewes 
of West-Hornedon, Howard of Effingham, 
and Morduant of Turvey. Justified by Pub- 
lic Records, ancient and extant Charters, &c. 
Histories, and other authentick Proofs, and 
enriched with divers sculptures of Tombs, 
Images, Seals, and other Curiosities. By 
Robert Halstead. 

London : printed in the year of our Lord 1685. Folio. Pages 651. 

In the title is a vignette of the Arms of the Earl of Peterborough. 

The dedication of 2 pages to Henry Earl of Peterborow, is signed 
Rob. Halstead, a fictitious name. This collection of genealogical 
records, relating to a noble and illustrious family, was really com- 
piled by the 2nd Earl of Peterborough himself, with the aid of his 

chaplain, the Rev. Rans, rector of Turvey, in Bedfordshire. — 

Vide " Cens Lit," vol. ii, p. 351. 

There are separate titles and engraved Pedigrees with Arms, pre- 
ceding the genealogical proofs of each House; viz. 

The House of Alno contains 15 pages and 2 plates of pedigree. 
Arms on title : Argent, a lion rampant gules, charged on the shoulder 
with a shield bearing or, three martlets azure. The genealogy be- 
gins with a warrior on horseback, inscribed " Paganus de Alneto," 
and 3 seals are introduced in the letterpress. 

The House of Broc, containing 17 pages, 2 genealogies, and 2 
seals, is deduced from Sir Ranulph de Broc, Governor of the castle 


of Argenet, and Constable of the castle and honour of Saltwood, 
in Kent; Arms on title ; Argent, upon a bend sable, a lure or. 

The House of Latimer, of Duntysh, in co. Dorset, 30 pages, 
2 plates of pedigree, 3 seals ; Arms on title : Gules, a cross fleury or, 
a warrior on horseback bearing them on his shield, and having the 
housings inscribed, " William Lord Latimer, suniained le Riche." 

The House of Drayton, 36 pages of proofs, 2 pedigrees, 3 shields, 
and the figure of " Walterus de Draytona " from a window in 
St. Peter's church, Luffwick ; Arms on title : Argenty a cross en- 
grailed gules, a warrior with the horse's furniture inscribed, " Wal- 
ter le Vere." 

The House of Mauduit, 3 plates of pedigrees, 28 pages, with 
8 seals; 7\rms on title: Cliequy or and azure, a border gules. The 
proofs are headed with a warrior on horseback, inscribed " William 
Lord Mauduit." 

The House of Greene contains 3 plates and 75 pages of proofs, 
illustrated by 6 seals, 7 tombs, and Arms from the windows of 
St. Peter's church, Luffwick, in Northamptonshire; also in the 
east window of the chapel at Drayton and Drayton-hall, pp. 228-9, 
a warrior on horseback with the Arms of Greene on his surcoat and 
on the furniture of his horse; viz. Azure, three bucks trippant or. 
In the title are the Arms of Greene, Lords of Drayton of that name, 
Drayton, and Mauduit quarterly. 

The House of Vere contains 83 pages of proofs, 3 plates of pe- 
digree, the Arms on the title: Vere, charged with an escutcheon 
argent, a cross gules. Eighteen seals and 2 tombs are inserted upon 
the letterpress, and the genealogy commences with a warrior bear- 
ing the Arms of Vere on his surcoat, and on the housing " Aubery 
de Vere, Earle of Guisnes, Chiefe Justiciar of England, and Great 
Chaniberlaine to King Henry y« First." 

The House of Fitz-Lewes, 16 pages of proof, and 2 plates of 
genealogy, with Arms: a warrior on horseback, who is crowned, 
and bears the Arms of the House on his surcoat; viz. Argent, a 
chevron between three trefoils sable, and on the furniture of the 
horse, " Lewes Prince of France, after King Lewes y« Eight by a 
noble English Virgin." 

The House of Howard, of EflTingham, 45 pages. Arms on title 
quarterly, Howard, Brotherton, Warren, and Mowbray. 

The House of Morduant contains 306 pages of genealogical 
proofs, on which are engraved 17 seals, 3 monuments, and 2 auto- 
graphs of Richard HI. and 1 of Henry VII. The genealogy com- 
mences with " Osbert Ic Mordaunt," a Norman knight, who is 


represented on horseback : to this part belong 3 plates of pedigree, 
I folded, and a tomb of the Mordaiint family, page 397. There 
is also a pafje of the collateral branches that have issued out of the 
House of Mordauiit, followed by 9 genealogical plates. 

This book is particularly rare : it is not in the British Museum, 
but may be found in the libraries of His Majesty, of the University 
of Cambridge, of the Marquess of Bath at Longleat, of Sir Mark 
Masterman Sykes, Bart, at Sledmere, and of His Grace the Duke 
of Devonshire: the latter is upon large paper. It is said no more 
than twenty-four copies were ever printed. 

At the sale of the library of John Bridges, Esq. in 1725, a large- 
paper copy was sold for 15/. The copy in the Towniey collection 
was purchased for His Majesty's library for G3/. and it is observed 
by Sir Egerton Brydges, in vol. iii. p. 800, of Collins's Peerage, 
ed. 1813, that " the last copy of the Halstead Genealogies sold for 
one hundred guineas." 

J. Percy.— 1685. 

The Case of James Percy, Claymant to the 
Earldom of Northumberland. With an im- 
partial Accomit of the Proceedings he hath 
made in the several Courts of Justice, in order 
to the proving and obtaining his Right and 
Title to the said Earldom. Humbly address- 
ed to the King's most excellent Majesty, and 
the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual 
and Temporal in Parliament assembled. — 
Frov. viii. 15. " By me Kings reign, and 
Princes decree justice.'' 

London, Printed in the year \Q^5. Folio. Pages 12. 

Josceline Percy, eleventh Earl of Northumberland, died at Tu- 
rin, 21 May, 1670, cet. 26, without issue male, by which the title 
of Earl of Northumberland became extinct ; and King Charles II. 
created his third natural son by the Duchess of Cleveland, George 
Fitz-Roy, in 1674, Earl, and in 1682 Duke of Northumberland. 


In the mean lime, a claim was made to the Earldom by James 
Percy, a triinkmaker, who presetited a petition to the House of 
Peers to that effect, which was read and dismissed 20 Feb. 1673. 
He persevered, however, for nearly twenty years. At length the 
last petition was ordered to be dismissed, the House judging 
Percy's pretensions to the Earldom of Northumberland to be 
groundless, false, and scandalous : the Lords sentenced him to 
wear a paper in Westminster-hall, declaring him " a false and im- 
pudent pretender to the Earldom of Northumberland." He was 
ordered to be discharged, having suftered the judgment of the House, 
12 June, 1689. He had a son, Anthony Percy, who became 
lord-mayor of Dublin, and is mentioned as a sufferer during the 
troublesome reign of King James, by Archbishop King, in his 
** State of the Protestants in Ireland.'" 

There is a very curious and interesting review of this Case in the 
4th volume of the Rcstituta. 


Sir W. Dugdale.— 1685. 

A Perfect Copy of All the Summons of the No- 
bility to the Great Councils and Parliaments 
of this Realme, from the 49 of Henry III. to 
this present ; With Catalogues of such Noble- 
men as have been summoned to Parliament 
in Right of their Wives. By Sir William 
Dugdale, Knt. Garter King of Arms. 

London : printed by S. R. for Robert Clovell, at the Peacock in 
St. Pauls Church-yard. 1685. Folio. Pages 580, Index not 

This work is dedicated to the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of 

In the List of Summons are many names not included in the 
Baronage. A second edition was printed about 1794, but with the 
original date 1685. 

" The Lists of the Nobility summoned in the several Reigns are 
highly useful ; shewing us that many Noble Persons have been 
called to Parliament in Right of their Wives, others in the lifetime 
of their fathers, and by such Titles as (in truth) were not yet de- 
scended upon themselves/' &c. — Nicolson, Hist. Lib. p. 196. 


In the British Museum, Bibl. Cott. Titus, C. 5, is a MS. con- 
taining 204 foHos, entitled " 1. Collections out of Ancient Records 
and Parliament Rolls, concerning the Baronage of England, their 
Rights and Privileges of Peerage, Trial, Scandalum Magnatum, 
Process again^t them in Courts of Law and Chancery, &c. 2. Writs 
of Summons to Parliament, directed to Bishops, Abbots, and Barons, 
with their several names, qualities, and Titles ; and the like to the 
Sheriffs and Burroughs, and Barons of the Cinf|ue Ports ; also other 
Summons to the Barons and Knights to appear and serve the King 
in his wars or for other great affairs of the government, beginning 
Anno 49. Hen. III. and ending Anno 2. Hen. VHI. from the Close 

Sir G. Mackenzie. — 1685. 

A Defence of the Antiquity of the Royal Line 
of Scotland. With A True Account when the 
Scots were Governed by Kings in the Isle of 
Britain. By Sir George Mackenzie, His 
Majesty's Advocate in Scotland. 

London : printed for R. C. and are to be sold by Ahell Swalle, at the 
Unicorn, at the West end of St. Paul's. 1685. 12??jo. Pages 190. 

This tract is dedicated to the King, 6 pages; a Letter to the Earl 
of Perth, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, &c. 14 pages; Adver- 
tisement, 2 pages, precede the work, which was written in answer 
to " an Historical Account of Church Government," &c. by W. 
Lloyd, Bishop of St. Asaph. Sir George's Defence was published 
in June, 1683, but before it came out it was animadverted upon 
by Dr. Stillingfleet, who had seen it in MS. in the Preface to his 
" Origines Britannica^.'' Sir George replied to the exceptions, and 
here the controversy appears to have ended. — See Nicolson's Scot- 
tish Hist. Lib. Svo. p. 93. It is remarkable, however, that Sir 
George's books were translated into Latin, printed at Utrecht in 
1689, and then presented to William Henry Prince of Orange, who 
wrote two very polite letters of thanks to him for his performance. 


Sir G. Mackenzie. — 1686. 
The Anliquity of the Ro3^al Line of Scotland 
Farther Cleared and Defended, Against the 
exceptions lately offer'd by Dr. Stillingflcct, in 
his Vindication of the Bishop of St. Asaph. 
By Sir George Mackenzie, His Majesty's 
Advocate for the kinodom of Scotland. Li- 
c(;nced Nov. 2, l6"85, Ro. L'Estrange. 

London : printed for Joseph Hindmarsh, at the Golden Bally against 
the Royal Exchange. 1686. \2nio. Pages 213. 

This reply is also dedicated to King James II. 8 pages, and the 
work is followed by an address to the author, from the University 
of Oxford, 4 pages. 

In the Preface to " Caledonia" the controversy is thus noticed: 
*' Sir George Mackenzie, a scholar of various erudition, was so heroic 
as to come before the public, in defence of the length of the Royal 
Line of the Scottish Kings against Bishop Lloyd. This heroism 
of the Lord Advocate called out that able controvertist Bishop 
Slillingfleet. There are documents now introduced, for a very dif- 
ferent purpose, which prove with full conviction that Sir George 
attempted impossibilities, while Stillingflect only shewed how much 
he overrated his own knowledge." 


F. Sandford. — 1687. 
The History of the Coronation of The Most 
Hi oh and Most Miijhty and Most Excellent 
Monarch James II. by the Grace of. God King 
of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, 
Defender of the Faith, &c. and of his Royal 
Consort Queen Mary : Solemnized in the 
Collegiate Church of St. Peter, in the City of 
Westminster, on Thursday die 23d of April, 

H H 


being ihc Tcstival of St. George, in the year 
of Our Lord l6"85, with an exact account of 
the several preparations in order thereunto. 
Their Majesties most splendid processions 
and their Royal and magnificent Feast in 
Westminster-Hall. The whole work illustrated 
with sculptures. By His Majesties special 
command. By Francis Sandford, Esq. Lan- 
caster Herald of Arms. 

In the Savoi/ : printed by Tho. Neiucomb, one of His Majesties Printers. 
1687. Folio. Pages 135. 

The title of this superb book is printed partly in red ink, and 
has the Arms of England impaling Este, supported by a Hon and 
eagle crowned, as a vignette. 

On the fly-leaf is the "Imprimatur, Norfolkeand Marshall:'' there 
is also prefixed. The Royal License, dated 19th Dec. 1687, signed 
" Sunderland, P." It is dedicated to the King, 2 pages. Preface, 
2 pages. Table of Contents, pages 2. The book is divided into 
three parts: first, a journal of the preparations; secondly, an ac- 
count of the performances on the coronation-day; thirdly, the 
subsequtnt matters after the day, with a breviat of the several claims 
and judgments thereupon, and is subdi\i(led into ten chapters, to 
each of which are engraved headings and curious initial letters: at 
page 10 is the Grant of a Coronet to the Barons, 7th August, 13lh 
of Charles 11. At page 36 is a representation of the Regalia, and 
another plate at page 40. At page 55 is a ground-plan of part of 
the city of Westminster, and after page 64 are the plates of the 
procession, nineteen in number, in which many portraits are un- 
doubtedly introduced: that of the author, as Lancaster Herald, ap- 
pears with a book in his hand. At page 84 are three plates con- 
sisting of a plan and views of the east and west ends of Westminster 
Abbey. At page 96 is a representation of the Inthronization, and 
at page 108 is a plan and view of Westminster Hall. At page 121 
is shewn the manner of reading the challenge and the approach of 
the King's Champion in armour, &c. The last plate, at p. 124, 
represents the fireworks. The plates were engraved by W. Sherwin, 
S. Moore, and others. The delay that neces.-arily took place in the 
execution of the numerous engravings that embellish the work, was 


fatal to its sale; the authors not having time to dispose of the copies 
before the Revolution took place, uhich happened the year after the 
publication. The compilation is said to be principally the work of 
Gregory King, Rouge Dragon, who was rewarded with one-third of 
the profit. 

Francis Sandford, shortly after the accession of King William, 
resigned his office of Lancaster Herald, to his industrious and de- 
serving assistant. 


The True Portraiture of the Kings of England, 
drawn from their Titles, Successions, Raigns 
and Ends. London. Fruited in 1688. ^to. 

R. Holme.— 1688. 

The Academy of Armory, or, a Storehouse of 
Armory and Blazon. Containing The several 
variety of Created Beings, and how born in 
Coals of Arms, both Foreign and Domestick. 
With The Instriimenls used in all Trades, and 
Sciences, together with their Terms of Art. 
Also The Etymologies, Definitions, and His- 
torical Observations on the same. Explicated 
and Explained according to our INIodern 
Language. Very useful for all Gentlemen, 
Scholars, Divines, and all such as desire any 
Knowledge in Arts and Sciences. " Every 
Man shall Camp by his Standard, and under 
the Ensio^n of his Father's House.'' — ISunib. ii. 
2. " Put on the whole armour of God, that 
you may be able to stand against the assaults 


of the Devil, above all take the Shield of 
Tiuth."- -Ep/ics. vi. 11, 16. By Handle 
Holme, of the City of Chester, Gentleman 
Sewer in Extraordinary to his late Majesty 
King Charles 2. And sometimes Deputy 
for the Kings of Arms. 

Chester. Printed fur the Author, 1688. Folio. About \\0\ pages. 

There is also an engraved frontispiece, in vvlncli ihe title is uithiii 
an architectural compartment composed of hooks, surmounted by 
the Royal Arms, " Donum The. Simpson de civit Cestr. Aid. et Just 
pads. — P. Edwards sculpt." many copies are defective in this. 
Some impressions of the book have a title printed at London, viz. 
" The Academy of Armory ; or a Display of Heraldry ; being a more 
easy way to attain the Knowledge tiitreof than hath been hitherto 
published by any. Containing," &c. &:c. but without the motto, 
and the author is not described as of Chester. " London : Printed 
and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 170 L" 

'J'he Book is a most heterogeneous and extraordinary composition, 
and may be well denominated a Pantologia. The author was not a 
learned man, nor has he adopted any systematic arrangement of its 
multifarious contents, but he has contrived to amass in this storehouse 
a vast fund of curious information upon every branch of human 
knowledge, such as is not to be found in any other work, and of a 
nature peculiarly adapted to the illustration of the manners and 
customs of our predecessors, from the highest rank to the lowest 

Mr. Beloe acquaints us in his "Anecdotes of Literature," vol. vi. 
p. 342, that "Dr. Johnson confessed, with much candour, that the 
Address to the Reader at the end of this book suggested the idea of 
his own inimitable preface to his Dictionary." 

The practice of affixing complimentary verses had not quite de- 
clined, and to this volume we have two pages of rhymes signed by 
Richard Blackbourne, Cest.; H. Williamson, M.D. ; J. Rock, Med. ; 
and T. Tillier, Typog. ; these precede the contents of four books, 
into which the work is divided, but only three were printed, which 
occupy 7 pages ; we have next two more verses, " in laudem 
authoris," the first signed Thos. Simpson, jun. the last Ranulphus 
Holme, jun. filius. 

The first chapter of the first book is thus dedicated and ushered 


forth, " To the Honourable the Kings at Arms, with the Worship* 
fill the Colledge of Heraulds, R. H. your Deputy for the Countless 
Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, with North Wales, wisheth 
Prosperity and increase of Happiness. 

"After I had read over several English authors treating of this 
subject (Herauldry ;) and weighing them altogether, I found there 
was a great deficiency in them, as to those variety of charges born 
in Coats; which caused me to enter into some thoughts of an en- 
largement, especially in those things which I observed was never 
taken notice of by publick authors; and this I was the more en- 
couraged to do, having in those days the liberty of the Office, and 
other Libraries of that concern. Which endeavour, though of many 
years search and industry in compiling, yet it comes far short of 
what is born in arms: That which remaineth I must leave (as an 
addition) to more diligent persons, and learned pens." 

Each chapter has a dedication, and is similarly prefaced. A re- 
markably fine copy of the work, now in the library of Sheffield 
Grace, esq. F. S. A. has inserted at the front a large shield with 
helmet and mantling engraved, with a printed inscription^ in which 
leaf the name and arms are written and tricked with a pen. — 
Ahms : Or, five fusils in fess azure. " The Coat and Crest of the 
ever-honoured and highly-esteemed Allen Pehington, Dr. of Phi sick. 
To whom This First Volume of the Book entiluled. The Acade(ny 
of Armory, is most humbly dedicated and presented, from him who 
is devoted yours — Randle Holme." This leaf it may be supposed 
was a compliment paid by the author to every subscriber, and to- 
gether with his dedications of every chapter, and plate, in his book, 
displays, perhaps, the finest illustration extant of the " oeconomy of 

" The first Book trealeth generally of the Rules of Heraldry as 
to the Honourable Ordinaries how they have been Anciently and 
Modernly termed, with the several Ways or Methods of Blazon." 

This book is divided into 10 chapters, containing 107 pages, 
" Table of things of most note," 8 pages, not included : the Second 
Book consists of 488 pages ; and the Third, 501 pages. The nu- 
merous plates are paged in, being mostly printed at the back of the 
letterpress: they are divided into compartments, and each contain 
from fifty to one hundred and fifty various subjects ; the plate of 
crosses exhibits one hundred and thirty-two different modes of 
bearing that charge. 

Of the remainder of this most singular work, the best idea will 


be given by a verbatim quotation from the History of Cheshire, l)y 
George Orrnerod, Esq. LL.D. who has concisely and accurately 
defined its peculiar and eccentric ramifications : — 

" ' The second Book, which treateth of all essential and created 
beings in whom there is either life or motion/ is divided into 
18 chapters, of which the first most blasphemously introduces as an 
heraldic disquisition, a treatise ' on the proper blazoning of God 
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,' Cherubim and Sera- 
phim, the distances of the heavens, the Heathen Gods and God- 
desses, demy Gods and Country Gods, the holy Orders of Angels, 
and the infernal Order of Devils, and the names the Devil is called 

" The author's object appears to have been the formation of a 
kind of Encyclopaedia in an Heraldic form ; and in the rest of the 
present book he proceeds through all the range of Creation, treat- 
ing the Reader with the strangest jumble on Natural History, 
Mineralogy, and Surgery, occasionally diver^.ified by Palmistry, 
Hunters' terms, the Cockpit-laws, Diseases, an Essay on Time, and 
on Men punished in Hell, introducing each subject successively as 
the fancied bearing of an armorial coat. 

" The first division of the 'third booke ' contains 13 chapters, 
of which the 1st treats of Dress, the 2nd of Coins, and the 3rd of 
Gradations of Ranks : under this head are included all orders from 
the " Emperour," with the Ceremonies of his Coronation, and the 
fees of the Officers of his Household, to the Butcher, with his 
terms " for all the pieces of meat cut in the shambles, either in, 
or from, beef, veal, mutton, pork, and brawn." 

The 4th Chapter of this Division contains the Lives of Our Sa- 
viour and his Apostles, an Account of Monastic Orders, the Trades 
of which Catholic Saints are Patrons, the Seven Deadly Sins, and 
Seven Cardinal Virtues, a Description of the Sybils, and of Poverty. 

Then follows an account of the various Kingdoms, of Wrestling, 
Merchandize, Grammar, Billiards, Tennis, and Tools of Brick- 
layers, Ropers, Upholsterers, and other Trades, which are conti- 
nued in several succeeding chapters. 

The loth chapter treats in an equally strange manner of Lan- 
guages; the 11th and I2lh, on Surgeons' Instruments; and the 
13th concludes a Summary of Architecture, which had been com- 
menced in the preceding chapter. 

With this the printed part concludes : the remainder, of which 
Randle gives an abstract, is announced as ready for the press, if en- 


couraged by liberal and free contributors, otherwise, that it would 
"sleep in the bed of its conception, and never see the glorious light 
of the sun." 

The original MS. containing the whole four books, is now in the 
British Museum, vide Harl. MS. 5955. There is also, what is 
much wanted to the volume, " A Table of all the Names of the 
Coats mentioned in the Book," vide Harl. MS. 2035: the names 
are no doubt, in many instances, fictitious, and a great part are 
German and Dutch. 

The deficiency of an Index has been very recently supplied : a 
limited number of copies have been issued of an " Index of the 
Names of Persons contained in The Academy of Armor i/ and Blazon, 
by Randle Holme. Printed at Chester, in One Volume, Folio, 1G88. 
London : printed bj/ B. M<^ Millan, Boxv-street, Covent- garden, for 
Robert Triphook, 23, Old- Bond-street, 1S21," folio, pages 46. 

In the Bodleian library is " The Academy of Armory," pre- 
sented by Randle Holme himself. It is considered to be one of 
the most scarce of Heraldic books, and that not more than fifty 
copies are to be found in the kingdom. 

It is a curious fact, that the fly-leaves at the beginning and end 
of one of Holme's numerous collections of manuscripts, in the Bri- 
tish Museum, contain great part of the original proposals for print- 
ing " The Academy of Armory." Vide Harl. MS. 2151 : the 
commencement is defective, having been cut oflT: — 

" 5. That the volume as is supposed will contain 200 and odd 
sheets, besides above 100 copper-plates of half a sheet in largeness, 
all printed in a Pica, on good paper, 

" 6. Therefore if the foresaid Proposals of advance money be not 
accepted, it is desired that those that will be subscribers for the 
hastening forwards of this work, will pay to the author or his agents 
the sum of 30 shillings for each book unbound, viz. 15 shillings 
present money, and the remaining part upon the delivery of the 
book to the subscriber or his assignees; which cannot be thought 
dear, being not a penny a sheet, for both the printing and cuts. 

" 7. For the encouragement of all persons who shall subscribe, 
or procure subscriptions for ten books at the rate aforesaid, shall be 
presented with an eleventh gratis. 

" 8. That the said Book is now in the press and will be finished 
by God's assistance by the 25 Dec. next. Therefore the subscribers 
are desired to pay in the first payment at or before the latter end 


of July next, after wliich, Ut no person expect the benefit of these 
proposals, for the Author resolves not to sell it so, but make his 
best advantajre. 

" 9. For the ease of subscribers that live in the Country, tiie 
Author hath appointed the Booksellers here mentioned to receive 
their subscriptions and money, who give these proposals gratis, and 
shew such as de>ire, the copies of the copper-plates, and the con- 
tents of each book and chapter, in print. 

" John MinshuU of Chester," and eleven other booksel- 
lers' names. 


©olme iTamilp* 

From Thomas, 3rd son of William Holme of Tranmere, a manor 
in Wirral Hundred, Cheshire, descended the four Randle Holmes, 
the celebrated collectors of the Heralilic and other MSS. chiefly re- 
lating to their native county, now deposited in the British Museum. 

The 1st Randle Holme, eldest son of the before-mentioned Thomas, 
was deputy to the College of Arms, for Cheshire, Shropshire, and 
North Wales, and paid a fine of 10/. for contempt in not attending 
and receiving the honourof knighthood at the coronation of Charlesl. 
He was sheriff of Chester city in 1615, and mayor in 1633-4, On 
the 19 July, 1634, Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel and Earl- 
Marshal, came to Chester, and not finding the Deputy- Herald, 
then mayor, in attendance to welcome him, he sent for him by a 
messenger with a warrant. Mr. Mayor attending him with his 
insignia of office, the following curious conversation took place, 
which is preserved in a memorandum written by this Randle and 
his son, then sheriff: " The Earl said, ' Mr. Mayor, I sent for you 
to tell you your offence you have committed in not giving your at- 
tendance as you ought, and now do you come with your autho- 
rity .'" and with that suddenly took the stafTe out of Mr. Mayor's 
hands and laid itt in the windowc, saying ' I will teach yon to 
knowe yourself and attend Peers of the realme. Though 1 care not 
for your observances, yet because you want manners I shall teach 
you some, and you shall further heare from mee : I would have 
you to knowe I have power to commit you to teach you to know 
yourself and mee, and give better attendance.' After many ex- 
cuses on Mr. Mayor's side, and reprimands on the other, the Earl 
left him, and the Mayor paid the fees demanded by the Earl Mar- 
shal's officers." 


Randle Holme was buried at St. Mary's on the Hill, al Chester, 
30 Jan. 1655 : his first wife was the widow of Thomas Chaloner of 
that city, Ulster King of Arms, a collector of equal zeal with any 
of this family. 

The 2nd Randle Holme was sheriff in his father's mayoralty 
1633-4, and mayor in the important year 1643, when siege was 
laid to the city. By a commission, dated at Oxford in this year, 
Jan. 1, 19 Char. I. he was empowered, in concert with Sir Robert 
Brerewood, Sir Orlando Bridgman, and others, to seize the eft'ects 
of absent rebels and their adherents, who either were or had been 
in rebellion within the county of the city, or a circuit of five miles 
round the same. Randle Holme was joined with his father in the 
office of Deputy to Xorroy, in which he was very tenacious of his 
privileges, and jealous of the interference of unlicensed dabblers in 
his business. Of his unfitness for his office, he has left abundant 
evidence, in a draught of a letter to Sir George Booth, 3 Nov. 1G56, 
Harl. MS. 2094, 18. from which it appears also that he was suf- 
fered to proceed with his business during the Usurpation. Sir George 
being desirous of possessing a genealogical account of his family, 
illustrated by original evidences, had employed Mr. Holme for two 
years in making collections, who writes that he can prove him de- 
scended from above three hundred great families, but that having 
no learning, he was unable to digest his notes, and requested there- 
fore to receive his money, and be discharged. This Randle died 
4 Sept. 12 Char. H. and was buried at St. Mary's on the Hill. 

The 3rd Randle Holme was author of the " Academy of Armo- 
ry," and, in consideration of the services and losses of his family, 
obtained the place of Sewer of the Chamber in extraordinary to 
Charles II. as appears by a protection and exemption from offices 
granted by the Earl of Manchester, 20 Dec. 1664. He followed 
the employment of his father and grandfather, and was De[)uty to 
Garter, for Cheshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, and North Wales; 
but, previous to this appointment, had attracted the notice of Sir 
William Dugdale, by the irregularity of his proceedings, who pro- 
secuted him at the Stafford assizes, 20 Char. H. for marshalling the 
funeral of Sir Ralph Ashton, and obtained a verdict again>l iiiin with 
20/. damages. He was buried at St. Mary's, 15 Mar. 17U0, and 
was succeeded in his office by his eldest son — 

The 4th Randle Holme, who died in 1707, without surviving 
issue; his only son, a 5th Randle Holme, and s-everal daughters, 
having died before him : the family had now fallen into very re- 
duced circumstances. 

I 1 


An old house in Bridge-street, Chester, which was built in 1655, 
and inhabited by the Randlc Holmes, fell down in 1821. It was a 
picturesque timber building, latterly known by the name of " Lamb- 
Row," and is engraved in Cuitt's Views, and in Nicholson's Litho- 
graphic Sketches. 

The curious in the history of this Heraldic family, may be am- 
ply gratified by the perusal of many interesting particulars respect- 
ing it, in the History of Cheshire, from whence the above notice 
is wholly derived, vide vol. i. p. 251, and vol. ii. p. 266; and 
for an account of their MS. collections, vide the Introductory 
matter to the same work, by George Ormerod, Esq. LL. D. to whom, 
for his kind suggestions, and encouragement, the compiler of this 
Catalogue is under many obligations. 

W. Scot.— 1688. 
The True History of several Honourable Fami- 
lies of the Right Hon. name of Scot. By 
Captain Walter Scot. 

An old soulfiier, and no sclioller. 
And one that can write naue 
But just the letters of his name. 
Edinburgh. Printed by the heir of Andreio Anderson. 1688. 4io. 

This history, now a very scarce book, was written by Captain 
W. Scot, of Satchells ; it is partly in prose, and partly in doggrel 
verse : the author has preserved many curious traditions respecting 
the origin of several branches of the family, extracts from which are 
plentifully scattered through the Notes upon the Lay of the Last 

The above is the original edition, but it has been twice reprinted; 
viz. at Edinburgh in 1776, and at Hawick in 1786. 

M. Wright.— 1688. 
An Account of the Embassy of Roger Earl of 
Castlemaine to Innocent VI. from King- 
James II. By M. Wright. 1688. Folio. 

The Earl of Castlemaine was sent ambassador to Rome by James II. 
to reconcile the kingdoms of England^ Scotland, and Ireland, to the 


Holy See. He was furnished willi a most splendid equipage, and 
had a magnificent train. The book is illustrated by many engravings, 
amongst which is a portrait of the Earl, drawn by G. B. Leonardi, 
and engraved by A. v. Westerhout. 


A True List of the Lords summoned by the 
Prince of Orange lo meet at Westminster, 
1688. Folio. 


A True List of the Knights, Citizens, &c. sum- 
moned by the Letter of the Prince of Orange 
to meet at Westminster, 16"88. Folio. 

UiXGH • 150 

ssKwux Aanctua albanujB 

TEKtm • VntULX 




Names of the Lords of His Majesty's most Ho- 
nourable Privy Council. 

London. Printed for T. M. 1689. A half-sheet Folio. 
This list is also printed in Lord Sommers' " Collection of Tracts." 



The Earl Marshal's Order touching the Habits 
of the Peeresses at the Coronation of King 
William and Queen Mary. 1689. Folio, 



The Proceeding to the Coronation of their 
Majesties King William and Queen Mary, 


from Westm' Hall to Westm^ Abbey, 11° Apr. 

Sold by Christopher Brown, at the Globe, the west end of St. Paul's 
Church, London. Imprimatur, Norfolk and Marshall; Sam. 
Moore, fee. 

A Print, 21 inches by 17, divided into six compartments. 



An Account of the Ceremonial at the Coronation 
of King William and Queen Mary, on April 
11th, 1689. Folio. 

Gregory King drew up this Ceremonial, and four books prepared 
by him were presented to the King, the Queen, the Princess Anne, 
and the Bishop of London, who performed the Ceremony of the 
Coronation, one to each : others were printed for the use of the 
Peers and Officers of State. 

T. Rogers.— 1689. 
Lux Occidentalism or Providence displayed in the 
Coronation of King William and Queen Mary, 
and the Happy Accession to the Crown of 
England, with other Remarks. By T. R. 
A. M. Oxon. Licensed Ap. 9, 1689. 

London : printed and are to be sold by Randle Taylor, near Sta- 
tioners' Hall. 1689. 4to. 

The author of this poem was Thomas Rogers, of Hart-hall, who 
was admitted master of arts, 5 July, 1682: he died 8 June, 1694, 
and was buried at St. Saviour's, Southwark. 

B. Smithurst. — 1689. 
Britain's Glory, and England's Bravery. Where- 
in is shewed the Degrees of Honour from the 


Prince to the Peasant ; with the Honour of 
the Nobles, and Privileges of" the Commons ; 
the proper Places and Precedency of all 
Persons from the Throne to the Bondman ; 
more particularly in Coronations, Processions, 
Feasts, Funerals, and other great Assembly : 
As also Honour of Arms, Power of Heralds, 
Signification of Charges in Coat Armour ; 
with an Armorial Dictionary, explaining the 
Terms of Heraldry. And an Account of all 
the Orders of Knighthood in Christendom, 
and of the Weights and Measures of England. 
To which is added, A Continuation of the 
Historian's Guide, from November l687j 
where the Third and last Impression ends, to 
June 1689- Being the Collections and Ob- 
servations of Benjamin Smithurst. 

London : printed for William Crook, at the Green Dragon without 
Temple Bar, near Devereux Court. 1689. \2vio. 

The first part of this little tract is divided into thirty-four chap- 
ters, and contains 172 pages; the Historian's Guide, not the least 
valuable part of it, pp. 17 ; and Table of Contents, pp. 8. 


W. At WOOD. — 1690. 

The Fundamental Constitution of the English 
Government, Proving King William and 
Queen Mary our Lawful King and Queen. 

Printed in the year 1690. Folio. 
This tract is said to have been written by William Atwood. 



A New History of the Succession of the Crown 
of England. And more particularly, From the 
time of King Egbert till Kingllenry the Eighth. 
Collected generally from those Historians who 
wrote of their own Times, and who conse- 
quently were the best Witnesses and Relaters 
of the Actions done therein. Licensed June 9, 
1690, J. Fraser. 

London : printed for Ric. Chiswell, at the Rose and Croivn in St. 
Paul's Church-yard. 1690. 4:to. 64 pages. Preface and Ca- 
talogue of Historians quoted, pp. G, not included. 


.1. W. Im. Hoff.— 1690. 

Reguni Pariumque Magnae Britannias Historia 
Gencalogica. Qua veterum juxta ac recen- 
tium in ilia familiarum Origines, Stemmata, 
et Res Memorabiliores, Ordine ad novissi- 
mum Anglia3 statum aptato, recensentur atque 
explicantur, additis iEneis Insignium Tabulis 
et Indicc Necessario. Studio ac opera Jacobi 
Wilhelmi Im. Hoff. 

Norimberga, sumytibus Johannis Andrece Endteri Filiorum. Anno 
1690. Folio, pp. 254. 

There is a finely-engraved frontispiece representing the Genius of 
Britain conferring honours by means of the Heralds. " Joh. Jacob. 
de Sandrart inv. del. et sculp. Norimb." The dedication is 
" Reverendissimo et Celsissimo Principi ac Domino Mauritio 
Wilhelmo Duci Saxoniae Juliaci, Cli\ iae et Montium, postulate ad- 
ministratori Episcopatus Naumburgici, Landgravio Thuringiae, 


Marcliioni Misniae el utriusque Lusatise, Comiti Principi IJcnnc- 
hergiae, Comiti Marcte et Ravensburgi, Dynastac Ravenstcinii, Feli- 
citatern P. Autor,"4 pages ; "Ad Lectorum/' 1 page, in which the 
author acknowledges his obhgations to Lord Paget, Envoy-extra- 
ordinary to the Emperor, and also to St. Georg.e and Ehas 

Ashmole. The books he principally consulted were Dugdale'a 
Baronage, Sandford's Genealogy of the English Kings, and Ashmole's 
History of the Order of the Garter. This learned work is divided 
into two parts;/' Pars Prior de Regiis Magna; Britanniae Familiis," 
contains 63 pages, with a plate of various Arms of branches of the 
Royal family; " Pars Posterior de Baronibus sive Paribus Britan- 
nia?,'' occupies the remainder of the volume. To this part are 
three engraved plates of the Arms of the Barons, 48 coats in each, 
and to each family is a genealogical table. 

At the end of the Book is an " Index Familiarum et Titulorum." 

James William Im. Hoff was born of a noble family at Nuremberg, 

and in 1651 became a lawyer and one of the senators of that city ; 

he died in the year 1728. Besides the above work he was the 

author of — 

1. " GenealogisB excellentium in Gallia Familiarum. Norimb. 
1687." Folio. 

3. " Genealogiae Familiarum Bellomaneriae, &c. Norimb. 1688." 

3. " Notitia S. R. Imperii Procerum. Tubingen, 1693.'' Folio. 

4. " Historia Italiae et Hispaniae Genealogica. Nurem. 1701.'' 

5. " Corpus Historiae Genealogicse Italia; et Hispaniae. Norimb. 
1702." Folio. 

6. " Recherches Historiques et Genealogiques des Grands 
d'Espagne. Amsterdam, 1708.'' Folio. 

7. " Stemma Regium Lusitanicum. Amsterdam, 1708." Folio. 

8. " Genealogiae viginti Illustrium in Hispania Familiarum. 
Leipsic, 1720." Folio. 


An Exact Relation of the Entertainment of His 
Most Sacred Majesty William III. King of 
England, Scotland, France and Ireland; 


Hereditarj^ Stadlholder of the United Nether- 
lands, &c. at the Hague. Giving a particu- 
lar Description of His Majesty's Entry there, 
Jan. 26th, l6'90-l. And of the severallVi- 
umphant Arches, Pyramids, Pictures, Sec. 
with the Inscriptions and Devices. Illustrated 
with Copperplates of the whole solemnity, 
exactly drawn from the original. By an 
English Gentleman. 

London. Printed in the year 1691. 8z>o. pp. 40. 

There are four folding plates, 1st, The King landing at the Orange 
Polder 21st January, and three Triumphal Arches erected by the 
Lords of the Hague — 1st, At Loosduyn's Bridge ; 2nd, In the Market- 
place; 3rd, At the entrance of the Court-Gate. 

But see the " Histoire de Guillaunne III. par Medailles, Inscrip- 
tions, Arcs de Triomphe, et autres Monumens Publics, Recueillis 
par N. Chevalier." 1693, folio, where every public act of his reign 
is most beautifully engraved by Roman de Hooghe, &c. 



Laurus Lesliana explicata, sive clarior enume- 
ratio Personarum utriusque Sexus Cognominis 
Leshe, una cum affinibus Tilulis, Officiis, 
Dominiis, Gestisque breviter indicatis, quibus 
a sexcentis et amplius annis Prosapia ilia 
floret, ex variis authoribus manuscriptis et 
testimoniis fide dignis in unum coUecta, cum 
figuris. GrcEcii. l692. Folio. 

This geitealogical work is dedicated to Count Lesly, one of the 
Emperor Leopold's most famous generals, whose portrait, extremely 
well engraved, is prefixed to it. The book contains an account of 
all the illustrious persons, of both sexes, appertaining to the noble 
family of Lesly, as also a genealogical table of all the families, con- 

K K 


sistinpf of three or four sheets, «]educiDg their origin from Berthol- 
(his, the great ancestor of the Leslies, who came out of Hungary 
with Queen Margaret into England about the year of our Lord 
1067, and from thence went into Scotland in the reign of Malcolm 
Ul.—Cen.i. Lit. vol. v. p. 74. In his " Peerage of Scotland,'' Craw- 
furd thus notices it: — " One Mr. Lesly has set out a book in Ger- 
many, of the Name of Lesly, which he calls ' Laurus Leslaeana,* 
yet in his accounts of the families he treats of, except Balquhain, 
whose writs it would appear he had seen and perused, the rest, 
especially Rothes, is such a mass of confused, unchronological stuff, 
that no man now-a-days will venture to cite him for an authority, 
if bethinks he himself is to be believed." — P. 427. 

E. Settle.— 1693. 

The Triumphs of London : performed on Satur- 
day, Oct. 29th, 1693, for the Entertainment 
of the Right Hon. Sir John Fleet, Kt. Lord 
Mayor of the City of London : containing a 
true Description of the several Pageants ; 
with the Speeches spoken on each Pageant. 
All set forth at the proper Costs and Charges 
of the Worshipful Company of Grocers : To- 
gether with an exact Relation of the most 
splendid Entertainments prepared for the 
Reception of their Sacred Majesties. By 
Elkannah Settle. 

London: Printed in the i/ear \69S. 4fo. 
There is a drawing of this procession in the Pepysian Library in 
Magdalen College, Cambridge. — Fide Cough's " Brit. Topog." 
p. 342. 


La Race et la Naissance, la Vie et la Mort, de 
Marie Stuart. 

Amsterdam, 1G95. \Smo. 


To this book is prefixed a portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, and a 
view of the funeral procession. 

George Visct. of Tarbat. — 1695. 
A Vindication of Robert the Third, King of Scot- 
land, from the Imputation of Bastardy ; by 
the clear proof of Elizabeth Mure (daughter 
to Sir Adam Mure, of Rowallan), her being 
the first lawful wife of Robert the Second, then 
Steward of Scotland, and Earl of Stratherne. 
By George Viscount of Tarbat, «&c. Clerk to 
his Majesty's Councils, Registers and Rolls. 

Printed at Edinburgh. 1695. Ato. 

The author, George Mackenzie, was by Queen Anne advanced to 
the dignity of Earl of Cromerty : he is described by Douglas as a 
man of singular endowments, great learning, and well versed in the 
laws and antiquities of his country. In the above work, he corro- 
borated, by many charters in the records, the account given by 
Lewis Innes, principal of the Scots' college at Paris, who published 
at that place a Charier granted in 1364, of Roberlus Seneschallus 
Scotia?, afterwards King Robert II. to refute a calumny of Bu- 
chanan's of his son's being a bastard, in History of Scotland, b. 9. 

The Earl of Cromerty died in 1714. 

Sir T. Craig.— 1695. 
Scotland's Soveraignty asserted, being a dispute 
concerning Homage, against those who main- 
tain that Scotland is a Few, or Fee-Leige of 
England, and that therefore the King of Scots 
owes Homao;e to the Kino; of En inland. 
Wherein there are many judicious reiicctions 
upon most of the English Historians, who 


wrote before the year 1600, and abundance 
of considerable passages which illustrate the 
History of both Kingdoms. By Sir Thomas 
Craig, author of the book " De Feudis/' 
Translated from the Latin Manuscript, and a 
Preface added, with a short account of the 
learned author, and a confutation of that Ho- 
mage said to be performed by Malcolm HI. 
King of Scotland, to Edward the Confessor, 
lately found in the Archives of England, and 
published in a single sheet by Mr. Rynier, the 
King's Historiographer. By Geo. Ridpath. 

London : printed for- Andrew Bell at the Cross-Kei/s in the Poultry. 

1695. 8vo. 


The True Countess of Banbury's Case, relating 
to her Marriage, rightly stated. 

London. Printed in 1696. Folio. 


R. Dale.— J 697. 

An Exact Catalogue of the Nobility of England, 
and Lords Spiritual, according to their respec- 
tive Precedencies ; with all their Titles of 
Honor, (whether by Creation, Succession, or 
Office) and the particular times of their several 
Promotions ; Together with their paternal 
Coats of Arms ; and also those of the Archi- 
episcopal and Episcopal Sees in Blazon. By 


Robert Dale, Gent. Blanch- Lion Pursuivant, 
and Dep. Register of the College of Arms. 
— Liest sua gratia paints. 

London : printed and to be sold by George Grafton, in the Middle 
Temple-Lane, Fleet-Street. 1697. %vo. pp. 1G4. 

As a frontispiece, is the arms of William Duke of Gloucester, to 
whom the book is dedicated, very finely engraved by Sturt. 

The author has chiefly followed Dugdale's " Baronage,'' and 
" Summons to Parliament.'' In the work there is a folding leaf 
containing a true list of all the present Knights of the Garter, a 
copious Index of Titles, pp. 54, and Addenda, pp. 10. 

Robert Dale was created Richmond Herald 3rd May, 1721, and 
died 4lh April, 1722. His MS. collections are now in the possession 
of Sir George Nayler, Knt. Clarencieux. 

S. Bower.— 1698. 
The Arms of the Twelve principal Companies 
of the City of London : engraved and printed 
for S. Bower, Painter, in Budge-Row. 1698^ 
12 Flates. 

Sir R. Atkyns.— 1G99. 
The True and Ancient Jurisdiction of the House 
of Peers. 1699. Folio. 

This was written by Sir Robert Atkyn^^, of Saperton, Gloucester' 
shire. Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who died in 1709, 
cEt. 88. 



A Table of the Emperors, Kings, Electoral, and 
all other Sovereign Princes. 

Printed in 1700. 12;no. 



An Abridgement of Heraldry, or a very plain 
and easy way for the ready understanding of 
that Art. And for compleating the same, here 
is added forty Crests, being of great use for 
such as study the art. 

Sold by Geo. Willdey, at the Great Toy and Print Shop, the corner of 
Ludgate-Street, next St. Paul's, London. No date. 

This is a single sheet coarsely engraved, in size 23 inches by 19. 

Sir M. Hale.— 1700. 

De Successionibus apud Anglos ; or a Treatise of 
Hereditary Descents : shewing the Rise, Pro- 
gress and Successive Alterations thereof. And 
also, The Laws of Descent, as they are now 
in use, with a Scheme of Pedigrees ; and the 
Degrees of Parentage and Consanguinity. 

London : printed and are to be sold by Robert Battersby, at Staple- 
Inn-Gate f next the Barrs in Holborn. 1700. 8vo. pp. 104. 

It appears by an advertisement prefixed, that this tract was tran- 
scribed from a MS. entitled " An Analysis of the Laws of England," 
written by Lord Chief Justice Hale. The Analysis is divided into 
chapters, each treating of a particular subject, whereof the above- 
mentioned discourse is one entire chapter. 

It is also printed as chap. xi. of the learned author's " History of 
Common Law.'' 

What is purported to be the second edition, 1735, is only a new 
title-page prefixed to the old impression. 

Sir Matthew Hale wrote a Treatise concerning the descent of the 
ancient family of Clifford, now in the library of Lincoln's Inn. 



The Present State of the Universe, or an Ac- 
count, 1st. of the Rise, Birth, Names, Matches, 


Children, &c. of all the present chief Princes 
of the World ; 2. Their Coats of Arms, Mottos, 
Devices, Liveries, &c.; 3. Names of their chief 
Towns and Population ; 4. Their Revenue, 
Power, and Strength ; 5. Their respective 
Styles and Titles or Appellations. The third 

London. Printed in 1701. l^wo. 

This little book contains 12 portraits; it concludes with the en- 
signs, colours, or flags of the ships at sea, belonging to the several 
Princes and States in the World, with a plate of the flags. 

It was reprinted again in 1704. 



Two Lists, shewing the Alterations in the House 
of Commons from the Reign of Henry VIII. 
to the end of James I. and in the Peers from 
the Accession of James I. 

London. Printed in 17 0\. ilo. Reprinted in 1719. 


The Succession of the Crown of England con- 

London. Printed in the year 170 \. 4:to. pp. 38. 



Limitations for the next Foreign Successor, or 
a New Saxon Race. 

London, Printed in \70\. 4<o. 


J. TOLAND.— 1701. 

Anglia Libera ; or, The Limitation and Suc- 
cession of the Crown of England explain'd 
and asserted ; As grounded on His IVIajesty's 
Speech ; The Proceedings in Parhament ; 
The Desires of the People ; The safety of our 
Rehgion; The Nature of our Constitution ; The 
Balance of Europe ; and The Rights of All 
Mankind. By Jo. Toland. 

London : printed for Bernard Lintoit, at the Post-House in the 
Middle Temple Gate, Fleet-Street. 1701. %vo. pp. \90. 

This book is dedicated to John Duke of Newcastle. It was pub- 
lished upon the occasion of the passing of the " Act of Settlement/' 
declaring the Princess Sophia, Duchess Dowager of Hanover, next in 
succession to the Crown of England. 

When the Earl of Macclesfield was sent to Hanover with the Act, 
Toland attended him and presented this work to Her Electoral 

Anne of Orleans, Duchess of Savoy, of the Blood Royal by 
Henrietta her mother, the youngest daughter of Charles I. was the 
heiress next in succession to the Crown, on the exclusion of James 
and his descendants: she protested, by her ambassador, against 
the decision of Parliament, but the protest was deemed too insigni- 
ficant for notice. 

King William died at Kensington Palace, Sth of March, 1702, 
after a reign of 13 years. His funeral was solemnized 12th of 
April, at Westminster. 

REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE.— 1702-1714. 



The Royal Family described, or The Characters 
of James I. Charles I. and II. James II. with 
The Pedigree of Queen Anne. 

London. Printed in the year 1702. 4io. 
The coronation of Queen Anne was proclaimed -JOth of iMarch, 
1702, and cckbrated 23rd of April, same year. 

A. NiSBET.— 1702. 
An Essay on Additional Figures and Marks of 
Cadency. Shewing the Ancient and Modern 
Practice of differencing Dcscendents in This 
and other Nations, more fully and exactly, 
than an}^ thing hitherto published upon this 
part of Herauldry. — In perpetuuin pir Glo- 
riam — D. Justinian. Written by Alex. 
Nisbet, Gent. 

Edinburgh : printed by John Reid, junior. 1702. Sro. pp. -276. 

I. L 


This Essay is dedicated to Sir Alexander Areskin, of Cambo, 
Bart. Lord-Lion Kin^j of Arms, and is ])rccedcd by commendatory 
verses, and address to the reader, p. i. to xxxi. Errata. The Essay 
occupies from p. 1 to 254, after which is an alphabetical table of 
the arms : there arc also six plates. 

We find by the preface to the author's next publication in 1718, 
that he printed this at his own expence, and that it was approved 
by the " most knowing Heranlds in Britain," particularly by Sir 
Henry St. George, Garter. 

Dugdale, in his Treatise on difiercncing- the Arms of younger 
branches, has merely given us (juotations of former writers, but 
nothing of his own. Nisbet's Essay is entirely, but is 
chiefly confined to observations on Scots' Coats. 

In *' Bibliotheca Brandiana," 1807, page .351, is a MS. entitled 
" A Probationer's first Discourse, very plaine and familiar, of the 
true placing of the ordynarye diflerence of younger Branches and 
Families in every Coat Armour incident, collected, repeated and 
conferred upon, by three wandering Knights, Sir Bizarro, Sir 
Chaloner, and Sir Perfides, with Pedigrees and Northumberland 
Miscellanies :'' the arms tricked. 

J. Anstis. — 1702. 

Cuiia Militaris ; or a Treatise of the Court of 
Chivalry; in three books. 1. Concerning the 
Court itself, its Judges and Officers. 2. Of 
its Jurisdiction, and Causes there determin- 
able. 3. Of the Process and proceeding 
therein. With an Introduction containing 
some Animadversions on two posthumous Dis- 
courses concerning the Etymology, Antiquity, 
and Office of the Earl Marshal of England, 
ascribed to Mr. Camden, and published in the 
last edition of the Britanma. By John 
Anstis, Esq. of the Middle Temple. Etiam 


quod dicere super-vacaneum est prodest cogno- 
scere. Sen. lib. vi. C. 1. de Benef. 

London : printed by T. Mead, in Giltspur-Street, near the back gate 
of St. Sepulchre's Church. 1702. Svo. 

This Treatise was printed but not published : it contains nothing 
more than the Introduction and Table of Contents, viz. The titles of 
six chapters to each of the three books, and an appendix; these 
have been transcribed in the Censurn Literarlu, edit. 1815, vol. v. 
p. 75, as the outline of a very curious work, which has never yet 
been satisfactorily filled up. 

A copy of the book, in a quarto size, interleaved and filled with 
manuscript notes and additions by Mr. Anstis, was in the collection 
of the late Marquess Townshend. 

In the library of Lincoln's Inn is a MS. entitled " Curia Mi- 
litaris," being- a Collection of Cases of Duel, which seem to come 
down only to the reign of Henry VI. and to be chiefly taken from 
the Records in the Tower. — lul Report on Public Records, p. 380. 

E. OF Anglesey. — 1702. 
The Privileges of the House of Lords and Com- 
mons Argued and Stated, in Two Conferences 
between both Houses, April 19th and 22nd, 
1671. To which is added a Discourse, wherein 
the Riglits of the House of Lords are truly as- 
serted. \V ith Learned Remarks on the seeming 
Arguments and l-*retended precedents, offered 
at that time against their Lordships. Written 
hy the Right Honourable Arthur, Earl of 
Anglesey, late Lord Privy Seal. 

London: printed and sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers' Hall. 1702. 
Svo. pp. 179. 

At p. 167 of the book are " Precedents touching the Right and 
Manner of Impeachments in Parliament, collected out of the Par- 
liament Rolls, by Sir W. W." 

The Earl of Anglesey died in 1686. 




A True Account of the Baptisui of Henry Fre- 
deric Prince of Scotland, and since of Wales. 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year 1703. 4io. 
Vide Art. xLviji. ofuhicli this is probably a reprint. 


J. Anstis. — 1703. 

Letters to a Peer, concerning the Honour of Earl 
Marshal. Letter L shewino- that no Earl 
]\Iarshal can be made during the minority of 
an Hereditary Earl Marshal. 

London : printed arid sold by the Booksellers of London and West- 
minster . 1703. iivo. pp. 35. 

The letter is signed John Anstis: it was printed again in 1706. 

" A Miscellaneous Collection of Tracts on the Oflice of Earl 
Marshal by Sir Robert Cotton, Camden, &c. mostly printed," were 
given to the Bodleian Library at Oxford, by the late Richard Gough, 
Esq. F. S.A. 

T. Staveley.— 1703. 
Three Historical Essays: vh. 1. Proves the Ti- 
tle of the Kings of England to the Crown of 
France, and vacates the Law Salique ; '2. De- 
lineates the Titles of the Houses of York and 
Lancaster to the Crown of England, with the 
great mischiefs and chief reasons of the alter- 
nate successes of those Titles ; 3. Derives the 
Title of K. Hen. VIL with his Pedigree and 
Issue, the Union of the two Houses in Him ; 
with the Union of the two Kingdoms in 


K. James ; How far he proceeded ihereiii to 
the farther uniting of them, and how far it 
was prosecuted in K. Charles 2nd's time. 
Written some years since by Tho. Staveley, 

London : printed for Richard Wilkin, at the Kinyi's Head in St. 
Paul's Churchyard. 1 703. 4/0. Pages 39. 

Thomas Staveley, Esq. a learned gentleman of Cussington, Lei- 
cestershire, was esteemed a diligent, judicious, and faithful anti- 
quary, and left a curious historical pedigree of his own family, 
drawn up in 1682, the year before he died, which is preserved at 
large in the History of Leicestershire, by John Nichols, Esq. F. S. A. 

- 1703. 

Miscellanies, Historical and Philological: being 
a curious Collection of private papers found in 
the Study of a Nobleman, lately deceased. 

London : printed for J. T. and sold by the Booksellers of London 
and Westminster. 1703. 8fO. Pages ^W. 

Several articles in this miscellaneous collection are heruldrical ; 
and, as the book is not very common, it is here brought to notice. At 
page 61 is the Patent of Creation of Thomas Howard, earl of Sur- 
rey, Duke of Norfolk, 5. H. 8. ; at p. 63, "An Act concerning the 
Title, Name and Dignity of the Earl of Arundel ;" p. 65, " A 
Copy of a Commission for General to George, Duke of Albemarle, 
&c." granted by K. Char. II. Aug. 1660; and at page 175 is "A 
Grant of Augmentation of the Arms, to the Family of Gresham, in 
Surrey," by Christopher Barker, Garter K. of Arms, Nov. 30, 1537. 

T. Craig.— 1703. 
The Right of Succession to the Kingdom of Eng- 
land, in Two Books ; Against the Sophisms of 
Parsons the Jesuite, who assumed the coun- 
terfeit name of Doleman ; By which he en- 


dciivouis to overthrow not only the Rights of 
Succession in Kingdoms, but also the Sacred 
Authority of Kings themselves. Written ori- 
ginally in Latin above 100 years since, by the 
eminently-learned and judicious Sir Thomas 
Craig, of Riccartoun, the celebrated author 
of the " Jus Feiidale," and now Faithfully 
Translated into English, with a large Index of 
the Contents, and a Preface by the Translator, 
giving an account of the Author and of his 

London : printed by M. Bennet, for Dan. Brown, without Temple 
Bar ; Cha. Brome, at the Gun at the west end uf St. Paul's Church- 
yard ; dfc. 1703. Folio. Pages 431. 

This volume is dedicated to " The Dean and Faculty of Advocates 
at Edinburgh," by J. G. — (James Gatherer, the translator). 

It was originally written in 1603, and dedicated by Sir Thomas 
Craig, the author, to James the Sixth of Scotland, the legality of 
whose succession to the crown of England, on the death of Queen 
Elizabeth, it was intended to prove : but his peaceable accession to 
the throne of Great Britain rendered the publication of the treatise 
at that time unnecessary. 

The work is divided into two books : the 1st, containing 22 chap- 
ters, ends at page 244 j the 2nd book contains 18 chapters. 

The original MS. is still preserved in the library of the College of 
Edinburgh, of which there is also a good copy in the Advocates' 
Library there. 

W. Atwood. — 1704. 
The Superiority and direct Dominion of the 
Imperial Crown of England over the Crown 
and Kingdom of Scotland, and the Divine 
Right of Succession to both Crowns, insepara- 
ble from the Civil, asserted, In Answer to 
Sir Thomas Craig's Treatises of Homage and 


Succession; Occasionally detecting several ma- 
terial Errors of Sir George Mackenzie, and 
other eminent authors ; with some Account 
of the Antiquity, Extent, and Constitution of 
the new English Monarchy, explaining con- 
siderable parts of the British, English, and 
Scotch Histories and Laws. 

London : printed for J. Hartley, next door to the King s-Head Ta- 
vern, in Holbourn. 1704. Spo. 

Atwood in this book attacked both Innes and the Earl of Cro- 
merty, {vide Art. cccliii.) and called in question the authenticity 
of the Charter produced by the Scots' College at Paris : this book 
was replied to by J. Anderson, A. M. of Edinburgh, in 1705, af- 
ter which period it was ordered, by the Parliament of Scotland, to 
be burnt at Edinburgh by the hands of the common hangman. 



The Hereditary Succession in the Protestant Line 
unalterable. In Answer to the Scots* Bill of 

London, Printed in the year 1704:. 4to. 

J. Brydall. — 1704. 

Ptivilegia Magnatum apud Anglos : or, a Declara- 
tion of the divers and sundry Prehemincncies 
or Privileges, allowed by the laws and customs 
of England, unto the First-Born among her 
Majesty's Subjects, The Temporal Lords of 
Parliament. Together with Notes upon most 
of those Privileges, as also several Remarks' 
relating to our Temporal Peerage, by way of 


Inlroduclion. By John Jjrydall, of Lincoln's 
Inn, Esq. 

London : printed by W. N.for George Sawbridge, at the Three Floxuer- 
de-luces, in Littlf. Britain. 1704. Folio, pp. 2S. 

The first page is occupied by " Eleiiclius Authorum," or the 
names of the authors quoted iu this sn»all tract. It was printed 
again in 1719. 

T. Salmon.— 1701. 

A New Historical Account of St. George for 
England, and the Original of the most Noble 
Order of the Garter, illustrated with Cutis. 
By Thomas Salmon, M. A. Rector of Mepsall, 
in the County of Bedford. 

London : printed by R. Janeway for Nuth. Dancer, next St. Dunstan's 
Church in Fleet-Street. 1704. 8ro. 

This very ingenious and interesting httle treatise is divided into 
two Parts, each having three chapters; the first part contains pp. 
109, the second pp. 113. It was written in direct opposition to 
Dr. Heylyn, vide Art. cxxxii. whose book Salmon asserts was writ- 
ten to promote liis poUtical designs. The " Cutts" are a portrait of 
Queen Anne*, as a frontispiece, another of King Edward III. and 
a view of the interior of St. George's Chapel at Windsor. 

The author died in 1706: he was the father of Nathaniel Salmon, 
the Hertfordshire historian. 

M. Kennedy. — 1705. 
A Chronological, Genealogical, and Historical 
Dissertation ofthe Royal Family of the Stuarts, 
Beginning with Milesius, the Stock of those 
they call the Milesian Irish, and of the old 
Scottish Race; and ending with his present 

* Her Majesty on state occasious always wore the great Collar and 
George of the Order about her neck, and the Garter on Jxer left arm- 


Majesty K. James the 3rd of England and 
Ireland, and of Scotland the 8th. By Ma- 
thew Kennedy, Doctor of Laws, Master of 
the High Court of Chancery, and Judge of 
the Admiralty of all Ireland. 

Printed in Paris by Lewis Coignard, Printer and Bookseller in St. 
James Street, at the Eagle d'Or. 1705. With privilege. 8vo. 
pp. 349. 

This book contains, exclusive of the pages mentioned, an Address 
to the Reader, pp. 36, and the sanction of the Archbishop of Ard- 
magh and the Bishop of Waterford, to the pubUcation, pp. 4. 

In the Address the reader is referred to " The Genealogical Tree 
made and publish'd by the author apart, by which he will be more 
fully informed, and have a clearer insight into the whole matter." 

J. Anderson. — 1705. 

An Historical Essay, shewing that the Crown 
and Kingdom of Scotland is Imperial and 
Independent. Wherein the gross mistakes of 
a late Book, Intitled " The Superiority and 
direct Dominion of the Imperial Crown and 
Kingdom of England over the Crown and 
Kingdom of Scotland,'' and of some other 
Books to that purpose, are exposed. With 
an Appendix, containing the copies of some 
Writs and Seals which illustrate this subject. 
By James Anderson, A. M. Writer to Her 
Majestie's Signet. 

Edinburgh : printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andreiv Anderson, 
Her Majesty's Printer. To be sold by the Booksellers of Edinburgh. 
1705. Hvo. 

This Essay was written in reply to Atwood, vide Art. ccclxxvi. 
and to vindicate the memory of those Scottish Kini,^s who were ac- 

M M 

2(36 niKLioTHi:cA hkraldica. — q. anne. 

cused in ihat work of a voUintary burrcnder of their sovereignty. 
The publication was so acceptable that the Parliament ordered the 
author a reward, and their thanks to be delivered by the Lord Chan- 
cellor in presence of Her Majesty's High-Commissioner and the 
Estates, which was accordingly done : the Parliament afterwards 
confided to him the charge of collecting a series of the Charters and 
Seals of the Kings of Scotland, preceding King James I. of that 
kingdom, with the coins and medals down to the Union, which he 
was prevented, by death, from publishing. He died 3rd April, 
1728. The work was printed in 1739, under the title of" Selectus 
Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiac Thesaurus," a splendid folio 
volume, enriched with many fuc similes of Charters engraved by 
Sturt, who did not live to complete it, he dying in 1730, at. 72. 
Vide Chalmer's " Life of Ruddiman," p. 151, for many particu- 
lars of the author. 


The Superiority of the Crown of England re- 
asserted. 1705. 4^0. 



A Table of England's Successions, containing a 
Catalogue of the Kings, Archbishops, Bishops, 
Present Nobility, Successions of Parliaments, 
Lord Mayors, and the Roll of Battail Abbej^ 
in Sussex. 

London. Printed in 1705. 12wjo. 

E. Settle. — 1705. 

Eusehia Triumphans. The Hanover Succession 
to the Imperial Crown of England ; an Heroic 
Poem. — Fro Aris et Focis. 

London. Printed for the Author. 1705. Folio, pp.58. 

This Poem, in Latin and English, is dedicated to the Lords and 
Commons of England. It was written by Elkannah Settle. 



The Queen an Empress, and Her Three King- 
doms one Empire ; or ]3rief Remarks upon 
the Present, and a Prospect of the Future 
State of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in 
a happy Union. In a Letter to a noble Peer. 

London: printed for A. Baldwin, in Warwick-lane. 1706. Ato. 

Pages 32. 

At pao^e 22 is " A Scheme of new Honours, &c. when the Union's 
well settled," in which it is proposed, that Her Majesty's style be 
altered into that of Empress of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. ; the 
sons and daughters of Great Britain to be Kings and Queens in title ; 
London to be a Patriarchal Dignity ; and that there should be cre- 
ated Twelve Secular Princes of the Empire, 20 Dukes, 40 Mar- 
cpiesses, 80 Earls, 120 Viscounts, 120 Barons, &c. 

.1. Anstis. — 1706. 
Letters to a Peer concerning the Honour of Earl 
Marshal. Letter I. shewing that no Earl Mar- 
shal c;m be made during the minority or other 
incapacity of an Hereditary Earl Marshal and 
Marshal of England. 

London : printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and West- 
minster. 1706. 8ro. Pages 52. 

This is an enlarged and amended edition of Art. cccLxxii. 

S. Stebbing. — 1707. 
A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens 
of England, &c. First Published in King- 
Charles the Second's Reign by Francis Sand- 
ford, Esq''. Lancaster Herald of Arms: and 
Continued to this Time, with many new 


Sculptures, yXddilions, and Annotalions, as 
likc\vis(3 the Descents of divers Illustrious Fa- 
milies, now flourishing, maternally descended 
from the said Monarchs, or from Collateral 
Branches of the Royal Blood of England ; 
By Samuel Slebbing, Esq^ Somerset Herald. 

London : printed by M. Jcnour, for John Nicholson at the King's 
Arms in Little Britain, and Robert Knaplock at the Bishop's Head 
in St. Paul's Churchyard. 1707. Folio. Pages 878. 

This splendifl volume is a second edition of Art. cclxxvi. with 
the addition of an historical and genealogical account of the lives 
and reigns, marriages and issue, of King Charles II. King James II. 
King William and Queen Mary, and Queen Anne, by S. Steb- 

The frontispiece represents the Great Seal of the kingdom after 
the union with Scotland, engraved by M. Vandergutch, and pre- 
sented to the work by Lord-Chancellor Cowper. 

The dedication to the Queen occupies 2 pages, which is followed 
by an Address to the Reader, pp. 2, and the Names of the Patrons 
of the New Cuts, and of the Subscribers to this editioti, pp. 2. 

This work is divided into Seven Books, and each book subdivided 
into chapters, to which are engraved headpieces, with the portraits 
and arms of the several monarchs. 

The 1st Book contains the genealogical history of the Norman 
dynasty from William the Conqueror to Henry the Second, from 
the year 10G6 to 1154, and is divided into nine chapters. 

The 2nd Book contains the history and descent of the Planlage- 
nets from Henry II. to Edward I. This book comprises thirteen 
chapters, and the period embraced by it is from the year 1154 to 

Thf 3rd Book contains the history and descent of the Plantage- 
nets from Edward I. to Henry IV. previously to that family being 
divided into the houses of York and Lancaster. This book con- 
sists of fifteen chapters, and the period comprised is from the year 
1272 to the year 14()0. 

The 4th Book contains the history and descent of the Plantage- 
nets of the house of Lancaster, from Henry IV. to Edward IV. 
This book comprises twenty chapters, and the period embraced by 
it is from the year 1399 to the year 1461. 


The 5lh Book contains (he history and descent of the Plantage- 
nets of the house of York, from Edward IV. to Henry VII. It 
comprises ten chapters, and the period embraced by it is from 1460 
to 148G. 

The 6th Book contains the history and descent of the house of 
Tudor, from King Henry VII. to James I. It contains eight chap- 
ters, and the period embraced by it is from 1486 to 1603. 

The 7th Book contains the history and descent of the Stuarts 
from King James I. to Queen Anne. It comprises seven chapters, 
and the period embraced by it is from the year 1603 to 1707. 

Genealogical Tables, 

Of the Norman Dynasty, and the natural Issue of King Henry I. 

Of the Planlagenets from Henry II. to Edward I. p. .58. 

Of the Plantagenets from Edward I. to Henry IV. p. 126. 

Of the House of Lancaster from Henry IV. to Edward IV. p. 248. 

The Family of Beaufort and Somerset, p. 321. 

The House of York from Edward IV. to Henry VII. p. 374. 

The House of Tudor from Henry VII. to James I. p. 462. 

The House of Stuart from James I. to Queen Anne, p. 547 — 550. 

The Ho\ise of Hanover, p. 868 — 869. 

The work concludes with a " Table of the Names, Titles of Per- 
sons, and all the principal matters and things contained in this 
Genealogical History; with Directions to find out the Effigies and 
Seals of the Kings and Queens, &c. as also the Monuments and 
Epitaphs herein contained," pp. 26, not numbered; *' Errata," 
I page. It is illustrated by engravings representing the portraits, 
seals, monuments, and armorial bearings of the several personages, 
amounting to nearly lOO plates, of which fourteen are peculiar to 
this edition. 

A very faithftd and extended analysis of this work is given in the 
2nd volume of the Librarian, by James Savage, 1809, Svo. p. 1, 
in which the curious reader will find numerous references respect- 
ing the monuments, &c. to books of more recent date, aflbrding 
that sort of information so necessary to be obtained relating to 
the correct representation of those subjects; in addition to which, 
may be mentioned C. A. Stolhard's beautiful work alluded to at 
p. 116 ante, in which are many of the monuments of our Kings 
and Queens represented in coloured etchings, most acciu'ately 


It may not he considered foreign to the subject to describe a very 
finely-executed moiiumeutid slab, near the east end of the south 
aisle of the church at Sabridgevvorth, in Hertfordshire, supposed 
to commemorate a branch of the Plantagenet family, but which, 
it is very singular, has not been noticed by Sandford, Stebbing, 
Chauncey, or Salmon. It is inlaid with brass representing the 
figures of a Knight and a Lady; the Knight is in plate-armour, his 
feet resting on a greyhound : at the upper corner of the marble, 
over his head, is the arms of old France and England quarterly. 
The Lady, whose head is covered by a coif, and her neck bare, is 
clad in a loose robe and mantle; at her feet a little dog, and in the 
upper part of the slab, over her head, is the arms of England, with 
a label of France, as borne by the ancient Earls of Lancaster. The 
date of the monument may be assigned to the latter end of the 14th 
or to the beginning of the 15th century, by the mode of bearing 
the arms, and the costume of the figures. 

To return to the " Genealogical History of England :" it has at 
all times born a high price, particularly the large-paper copies. 

At the sale of the library of Mr. Edwards, a copy on large paper 
was purchased by the late Duke of Norfolk for 50 guineas. 

The splendid presentation-copy to Queen Anne was in the Har- 
leian Collection : it was bound in red morocco, with the royal arms 
on the sides. 

In the list of Subscribers, the following names appear to the 
large-paper copies; viz. the Duke of Beaufort, 4; Earl of Berke- 
ley, 2; Duke of Bedford ; Sir Edward Bagot; Lord Ferrers; Mar- 
quis of Kent; Lord Granville; Thomas Green, of Westminster, Esq.; 
Earl of Huntingdon; Lord Halifax; Thomas Lane, Esq. of Bent- 
ley, in Staflfordshire ; Dr. Moore, bishop of Ely; Sir Humphrey 
Mackworth ; Lord Powis; Dr. Burnet, bishop of Salisbury; Sir 
William Scawen ; Earl of Thanet ; Hon. John Verney ; Lord Vis- 
count Weymouth; and Sir Thomas Webster, being the only 
twenty-four that were printed. 

Samuel Stebbing was appointed Somerset Herald 31 May, 1700 : 
he was one of the gentlemen who met in 1707 to restore the Society 
of Antiquaries. He died 21 August, 1719. 


W. Kennet.— 1708. 

A Sermon preach'd at the Funeral of the Right 
Noble William Duke of Devonshire, in the 
Church of All Hallows in Derby, on Friday 
Sepf. 5, 1707, with some Memoirs of the 
Family of Cavendish. Bj^ AVhite Kennet, 
D. D. Archdeac. of flunlingdon, and Chap- 
lain in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 

London: printed by W. B.for John Churchill, at the Black Swan in 
Paternoster- Row. 1708. 4to. Pages 208. 

The Sermon, from Psalm xxxix. 4, occupies pp. 58. It is dedi- 
cated to William Duke of Devonshire, the son of the deceased no- 

The Memoirs of the family of Cavendish commence at page 59, 
and continue to page 187, followed by an Appendix of Epitaphs, 
Speeches, and declaration of the preamble to the Patent creating 
William, Duke of Devonshire. The book concludes with a Poem 
on the death of the late Queen, by the Duke of Devonshire, pp. 4. 
A new edition, with notes and illustrations, was published in 
1797, which is now as scarce as the original, the greater part of the 
impression having been burnt in 1808. 

Some account of While Kennet, D. D. afterwards bishop of Pe- 
terborough, is given in the Restitutu, vol. iii. p. 359, together with 
many extracts from his Letters: he died Dec. 19, 1728. His 
numerous and valuable MS. collections are now deposited in the 
British Museum. 

A. Collins. — 1709. 
The Peerage of England ; or An Historical and 
Genealogical Account of the Present Nobility. 
Containing The Descent, Original Creations, 
and most remarkable Actions of their respec- 
tive Ancestors, also the Chief Titles of Honour 


and Prcfermcrit tliey now enjoy ; with their 
Marriages and Issue conlinu'd down to this 
present year, 1709; and the paternal Coats of 
Anns of each Family in Blazon. Collected as 
well from our best Historians, Public Records, 
and other sufficient authorities, as from the 
personal information of most of the Nobility. 
To which is prefixed, An Introduction of the 
present Royal Family of Great Britain, traced 
thro' its several branches down to this time ; 
and terminating with the Protestant Succes- 
sion, as settled by Act of Parliament. 

London : printed by G. J. for Abel Roper Sf Arthur Collins, at the 
Black Boy in Fleet-street. 1709. 8vo. Pages 470. 

This book i<? the first attempt of that indefatigable writer, Arthur 
Colhns, who modestly observes in the Preface, " I have avoided all 
partial characters and reflexions, wherever I have found them 
strewed up and down in History, or other public volumes I have 
followed; for, next to being void of Errors, I shall account myself 
happy to have given no offence." 

Thomas Lord Pelham, created in 1706, concludes the work. It 
is adorned with a very neatly-engraved frontispiece, containing 
nine Royal portraits. 

This volume was reprinted in 1710 as Part I. of the " Second 
Edition, with very large Additions and Corrections." 


p. Heylyn.— 1700. 
A Help to English History, &c. By P. Hey- 
lyn, D. D. and since his death Continued to 
this present year, 1709; with the Coats of 
Arms of the Nobility blazoned. 

London printed : to be sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers' Hall. 
1709. 8vo. Pag£s6S3. 


G. Cravvfurd.— 1710. 

A Genealogical Histoiy of the Royal and Illus- 
trious Family of the Stewarts, from the year 
1034 to the year 1710, Giving an Account 
of the Lives, Marriages, and Issue of the 
most Remarkable Persons and Families of 
that Name. To which are prefixed ; First, 
A general Descri])lion of the Shire of Ren- 
frew, the peculiar Residence and ancient Pa- 
trimony of the Stewarts : And Secondly, A 
Deduction of the Noble and Ancient Fami- 
lies, proprietors there for upwards of 400 
years, down to the present times : Containing 
the Descent, original Creations, and most 
Ren)arkable Actions of their respective An- 
cestors ; also the chief 'I'itles of Honour they 
now enjoy ; with their Marriages and Issue 
continued down to this present year, and the 
Coats of Arms of each Family in blazon. 
Collected from our Public Records, ancient 
Chartularies of the Monasteries of Pasly, Ar- 
broth, Kelso, Dumfermling, Melross, Balme- 
rinoch, Scobn, Drybuigh, Cambuskennelh, 
Aberdeen and Murray ; and from the best 
Historians and private Manuscripts. 

Edinbiirgh : printed by Juvies Wutson, on the North side of the Cross. 
1710. Folio. 

This curious genealogical work is tlerlicatttl to ihe Queen, 1 page. 
There is a Preface, pp. 3; the History of Renfrew occupies pp. 95, 
and the History of the Stewart Family, pp. 90 : an Index, jjp. 2, 
concludes the book. 

It was reprinted, witli a continuation, by William Semple, of 

Paisley, in 1782, 4to. 

N N 

274 nmLioTHECA heraldtca. — q. anne. 

Tlie Cluonicon Clui^niense, or " The Black Book of Paisley," 
was kept by tlie Monks of llie Abbey of Paisley, founded in 1160 
by WiilltT, Ortat Steward of Scollaiid. In a chapel near the 
CliiMt li, MOW rcmainin}^, is the monument of Marjory Bruce, the 
dauf-hu r of Kiujif Robert Bruce, and wife of Walter, the founder; 
near her monuincnt are the j^raves of Elizabeth Muir and Euphemia 
Koss, both Contorts of Robert II. 

J. ASGILL.— 1710. 

De Jure Divino; or, An Assertion, that the Title 
of the House of Hanover to the Succession of 
the British Monarchy, (on faikire of issue of 
her present Majesty) is a Title Hereditary and 
of Divine Institution. 

London: Printed hi the year 1710. 8»o. 

Of this pamphlet, which was written by John Asgill, Esq. there 
were several editions : it was speedily followed by another under the 
title of " Mr. Asgill's Apology for an Omission in his late publica- 
tion, in which are contained Summaries of all the Acts made for 
strengthening the Protestant Succession." 



The Royal Family of the Stuarts vindicated from 
the False Imputation of Illegitimacy, &c. 

London. Printed in the year \1\\. Svo. 
This tract was printed again in the year 1722. 


J. TOLAND.— 1711. 

The Reasons which induced Her Majesty to 
create the Right Honourable Robert Harley, 
Esq. a Peer of Great-Britain. 

London. Printed for J. 3Torpheiv, near Stationers' Hall. 1711. 
ito. pp. 8. 

This Preamble to a Patent of Peerage is said to have been drawn 
up by Toland, who was much patronized by^Harley Earl of Oxford. 


The Patents of Thomas Wentworth Viscount Raby, Lord Dart- 
mouth, Lord Harcourt, the Earl of Orrery, the Duke of Hamilton, 
and others, were also pubhshed in 1711, in separate tracts. 


A. COLLIXS.— 1711. 

The Peerage of England ; or, a Genealogical 
and Historical Account of all the Flourishing 
Families of this Kingdom, who have borne 
the Dignity of Peerage, either by Tenure, 
Summons to Parliament, Investiture, or Crea- 
tion, &c. from the Saxons time, to this pre- 
sent year, 1711. In which is contained some 
Memoirs of the Lives of the most eminent 
persons the Nation has ever produced ; The 
Date of their Summons to Parliament, Ad- 
vancement to Honours and Employments ; 
their Marriages and Issue, with the oiiginal of 
many ancient Families, not to be found in 
Sir William Dugdale, or any other printed 
author ; and the continuation of several others, 
who are still existing in their collateral 
branches. Faithfully collected from approved 
Manuscripts, Publick Histories and Records, 
and other credible Authorities, and, Avith the 
first volume of this work, compleats the whole 
Peerage of England to this time. Vol. II. 
part 1. 

London : printed for E, Sanger at the Post House, and A. Collins 
at the Bluck-Boy in Fleet-Street. 1711. 8i'0. pp. 447. 

The pages are continued in the 2nd part to p. 4G4 ; then com- 
mences an account of the Viscounts and Barons, containing 362: 

This work, with the volume printed in 1710, and reprinted 1713, 
vide Art ccclxxxix, forms 3 vols. 



A. Collins. — 1712. 

The Peerage of England ; or, An Historical and 
Genealogical Account of the Present Nobility, 
Sec. &c. — Vide Art. ccclxxxix. 'J 'he Second 
edition, with Addition of all the Peers lately 
created to July, 1712. Vol. I. 

London : printed by L. B.for Abel Roper and Arthur Collins, at the 
Black- Boy, in Fleet-Street. 17 12. Svo. 

This book contains an account of the Peers to the Viscounts, 
pp. 410; after, which tlie account of the Barons occupies pp, 288. 

In the text are inserted very rude wood-cuts of the armorial 
bearings, "as they may be serviceable to instruct young gentlemen 
in the terms of IJerahlry," which wouhl not l)c " a sufficient excuse 
for their not being tlonc in a more comineiulable manner, were it 
not known to be an almost impracticable work of printing them with 
these sheets to any manner of perfection " !!! If this was really the 
case, the art of engraving on wood, as well as tlie printing of the 
cuts, nuist have been then at its lowest ebb. 

The 2nJ vol. in 2 parts, printed in 1711, forms, with this article, 
3 volumes, in which state it is usually to be found. 

x\ second edition of the whole, with the genealogical account con- 
tinued to 1713, and " A Supplement containing some Families 
formerly omitted, and others where the Honour lies dormant, or 
exists in Female Issue. London : printed for A. Collins at the Black- 
Boy, against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet Street. 1714." Svo. 

Sir W. Dugdale.— 1712. 

The Life of that Learned Antiquary Sir William 
Dugdale, from an Original Manuscript. 

Printed in the year 1712. Svo. 

" There is one Curie who hath lately injured Sir William by 
publishing a faulty copy of his Life, and he is much blamed for it. 
I have a very good copy of it, with additions by Sir John Dugdale's 
own hand, and it is that which was designed to have been prefixed 
to some posthumous books of Sir William's, had not Archbishop 


Sancroft, to whose judgnieiil it was left, thought fit to declare against 
the publication of it at that time." — T. Hearne to J. Anstis, 
July 18, 1714, vide " Aubrey's Letters," vol. i. p. 293. 


Memoirs British and Foreign, of the Lives and 

Families of the Most llhistrious Persons who 

dy'd in the year 1711. More particularly of 

The Earl of Rochester, 
Tiie Earl of .Jersey, 
The Earl of Bath, 
The Lord Craven, 
The Lord Willoughby of 

Monsieur Boileau, 
Anthony Henley, Esq. 
Mr. Dodwell, &c. 

The Emperor .Tosepli, 
The Dauphin, 
The Prince of Friesland, 
The Duke of Rutland, 
The Dnke of Newcastle, 
The Duke of Bedford, 
The Duke of Dover, 
The Mareschal de Boufflers, 
The Marquess do Leg-anez, 
The Earl of Boling-hrook, 

To be continued yearly. — Dignitm Laiide vi- 

rum Miisa ictat Mori. 

London : printed hy S. Holt, for Andrew Bell, Daniel Midwinter, 
Bernard Lintott, and John Pemberton. 1712. 8ro. pp. 557. 

A second volume of this work was printtd in 1713, after which 
it was discontinued, probably from want of encouragement. It is 
strictly a genealogical work, and well written. 


Tables of the Sovereigns of Europe. 

London. Printed in the year 17 hi. 8vo. 


J. TOLAND.— 1712. 

Her Majesty's Reasons for Creating the Electoral 
Prince of Hanover a Peer of this Realm ; Or 
the Preamble to his Patent as Duke of Cam- 


bridge, in Latin and English ; with Remarks 
upon the same. 

London: printed for A. Baldwin in Warwick-lane. 1712. 

This tract was published by Tolaiid. TheWhJf; party persuaded 
the Court of Herenhausen to order Baron Schulz, the Hanoverian 
Envoy, to demand of the Chancellor a writ for the Electoral Prince, 
as Duke of Cambridge, with a view to his residence in England. 
The Queen stated her determination to oppose it, however fatal the 
coiisecpience might be, and wrote both to the Duke of Cambridge 
and to the Princess Sophia expressing her disapprobation of the 
Elector's residing in England. See a publication on the subject by 
Roger Acherley, in 1731. 

S. Segar.— 1712. 

Honores Anglicain ; or, Titles of Honour the 
Temporal Nobility of the English Nation 
(quatenus such) have had, or do now enjoy, 
viz. Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, and Viscounts, 
from the Time of the Conquest, and Barons 
from their first Investiture by Charter, whe- 
ther by Tenure, Writ of Summons to Parlia- 
ment, or Patent. In a Method altogether New ; 
wherein their several Gradations are set down 
so as their Precedency may be collected and 
known : and also some new matter advanced 
in relation to our Baronage. To whichis added, 
A Compleat Alphabetical Index. — In genium 
peccare itefas, studiumqiie Fattrnum. 

London : printed for John Baker, at the Black Boy in Paternoster- 
Row. 1712. Sro. 

The Dedication of this valuable little book to Edward Lord Harley, 
is signed Simon Segar. 

It commences with the Introduction, pp. 35 ; " Honores Angli- 


cani," continue to p. 163; " Addenda et Corrigenda," p. 164 to 
172; Index, p. 17-3 to 188. 

The author was the great-grandson and heir of Sir William Segar, 
Garter King of Arms, temp. Charles I. 

A new title was printed verhatim from the original, varying only 
the publisher's name : " By S. Segar. London : printed for Daniel 
Browne at Exeter Change, William Mears, and Jonas Browne, 
without Temple Bar. 1715.'' 


The History of the Most Noble Order of the 

Garter. London. Printed in 111^. 8to. 


The History of the Royal Faniily ; or a Succinct 
Account of the Marriages and Issue of all the 
Kings and Queens of England, from the Con- 
quest. Treating distinctly of their Children, 
with a View of their Births, Characters, Lives, 
and Actions,Titles, Offices, Deaths, and Places 
ofBurial. Shewingaswell the Descent of several 
Foreign Princes and Potentates now reigning, 
as of many Noble and Eminent Families in 
England, still flourishing, that are Maternally 
descended from, or otherwise Collaterally 
sprung from the Blood Royal of this King- 
dom, brought down to this Time. 

London : printed for R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown against 
St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street. 1713. Svo. pp. 274. 

This work is confessedly an abridgment of Sandford's Genealogi- 
cal History of our Kings, vide Art. ccclxxxvii, and continued to this 
time. It is dedicated to John Duke and Earl of Montagu, &c. &c. 
as being the first of those noble or eminent families in the work, 
branched down in an undisputed descent, from the royal blood of 


D. Symson. — 1713. 

A Genealogical and Historical Account of the 

most Illustrious Name of Stuart, from the first 

original, to the Accession to the luiperial 

Crown of Scotland. By David Symson,M. A. 

Printed in the year 17 \3. 4to. 

The MS. collections of David Symson, who is generally considered 
an accurate hi>torian and antiquary, are now in the possession 
of the Earl of Galloway. 


- 1713. 

Reflexions on a Paper lately printed, entitled 
a Letter to Sir Miles Wharton, concerning 
occasional Peers. 

London. Printed in the year 1713. 

On the 2nd of January, 1712, twelve new Peers were introduced 
to the House. " Sir Miles Wharton being offered a peerage on this 
occasion, rejected it with disdain, saying ' that formerly Peerages 
were the reward of services done, but now it appeared they were 
merely a compensation for services to be done." — Belsham, vol. ii. 
p. 453. 


A View of the Real Dangers of the Succession, 
from the Peace with France : Being a sober 
Enquiry into tiie Securities proposed in the 
Articles of Peace, and whether they are such 
as the Nation ought to be satisfy'd with or no. 

London : printed for J. Baker, at the Black Boy in Pattrnostei- 
Row. 1713. 8vo. pp. 44. 

The proclamation of Peace was published May 4th, 1713, 



Jus Sacrum; or a Discourse shewing that no one 
ought to be (lis possessed of his Right of In- 
heritance, on account of his religion. 

London. Printed for J. Baker. 1713. l2mo. 


J. ASGILL. — 1713. 

The Pretender's Dechiralion, abstracted from two 
Anonymous Pamphlets : the one entitled Jus 
Sacrum ; the other, Memoirs of the Chevalier 
St. Georo-e ; with INIemoirs of two other Che- 
valiers in the reign of Henry VII. 

London. Prmted in the year \7\S. 8vo. 


- - - . . . 1713. 

Reasons against the Succession of the House of 
Hanover. Printed in the year \7}3. Svo. 


R. Harbin. — 1713. 
The Hereditary Right of the Crown of England 
Asserted ; The History of the Succession since 
the Conquest cleared ; and the True English 
Constitution vindicated from the Misrepre- 
sentations of Dr. Higden's View and Defence. 
Wherein some mistakes also of our Common 
Historians are rectified ; and several particu- 
lars relating to the Succession, and to the 
Tide of the House of Suftblk, arc now first 

o o 


published from ancient Records and original 
MSS. together with an aulhcntick Copy of 
King Henry Vllllh's Will. By a Gentle- 

London : printed hrj G. James, for Richard Smith, ul Bishop Beve- 
riJge's Head, in Paternoster- Row. 1713. Folio, pp. '21^, and 
Appendix, pp. G3. 

A copy of this book, given by Dr. Rawlinson to St. John's Col- 
lege, Oxford, has at the end "A Vindication," &c. which was 
originally intended as a part of the work, but is very rarely found 
atta( litd to it. 

The Introduction, containing 18 pages, is said to have been writ- 
ten by Theophilns Downes, M. A. of Baliol College, Oxford.— Twic 
Nichol's Lit. An. vol. i. p. 168. 

It was reported at the time of the publication, that the Ministry 
had appointed certain persons to inspect the Records in theTovver, in 
reference to the disposal of the Crown by the Will of Henry VIII. 
to thf prejudice of the House of Hanover. 

There af)pears to have been many concerned in this book, but the 
only person w ho snfiered was Hilkiah Bedford, who, in 1714, after a 
Trial in the Court of King's Bench, was fined 1000 marks and im- 
prisonid three years, for writing, printing, and publishing the same. 

In a copy of the work,containingMS. notes by White Kennet,D.D. 
Bishop of Peterborough, in the library of the late James West, Esq. 
is the foliowiiig memorandum : — " Upon shewing the above notes 
wrote by Bishop Kennet to Mr. Harbin, he told me he was the 
author of the annexed book, and immediately produced the original 
copy of the same, together with three large volumes of original 
documents from whence the same was compiled. He was chaplain 
to Bishop Ken. and was the head of the clergy of the Nonjuring 
persuasion at that time. A man of infinite knowledge and reading, 
but of a weak, prejudiced, and bigotted judgement. — J. W." 

W. Kennet.— 1713. 
A Letter to the Lord Bishop of Carlisle, concern- 
ing one of his predecessors, Bishop Merks, 
on occasion of a new volume in Folio, for the 


Pretender, entituled The Hereditary Right to 
the Crown of England asserted. 

Printed in the year 1713. 

This tract passed a third edition, and was written by White 
Kennet, D. D. It is addressed to William Nicolson, D. D. who was 
bishop of Carlisle from 1702 to 1718. 


The Present Constitution and the Protestant 
Succession vindicated : In Answer to a late 
book, entitled The Hereditanj Right to the 
Crown of England asserted, SfC. 

London : printed for J. Baker, at the Black Boy in Paternoster- 
Row. 171'4. Svo. pp. 83, with an Introduction, pp. 18. 

Supposed to be written by Will. 

J. ASGILL. — 1714. 

The Succession of the House of Hanover vindi- 
cated, a2;ainst the Pretender's Second De- 
claration, in folio, entitled The Hereditary 
Right to the Crown of England asserted, SfC. 

London. Printed in the year 1714. Svo. 
Written by J. Asgill. 


Parliamentary Right Maintained ; or, The 
Hanover Succession justified, wherein The 
Hereditary Right to the Crown of England is 
considered. In Three Parts. 

Printed in the year \7 14. Svo. 


- - 1714. 

The lale Bishop of CarHsle's Speech against the 
deposition of Kings, and in Vindication of 
Hereditary Right and Lineal Succession to 
the Crown of these Realms. 

Printed for J. Morphew. 1714. Svo. 

R. Steele. — 1714. 
The Crisis, or a Discourse representhig from the 
most authentic Records, The Just Causes of 
the late Happy Revolution, and the several 
Settlements of the Crowns of England and 
Scotland on her Majesty, and on the demise 
of her Majesty without Issue, upon the most 
Illustrious Princess Sophia, Electress and 
Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the heirs 
of her body, being Protestants, by previous 
Acts of both Parliaments of the late Kingdoms 
of England and Scodand, and confirmed by 
the Parliament of Great Britain. With some 
seasonable Remarks on the danger of a Popish 
Successor. Invitus ea tanquam Vulnera attingo : 
Sed nisi tacta tractataq. ; sanari non possunt. 
— Liv. By Richard Steele, Esq. 

London : printed by Satn. Buckley, and sold by Ferd. Burleigh in 
Amen Corner. 1714. 4(o. pp. 37. 

This pamphlet is dedicated by the author to the Clergy of the 
Church of England. 

The cause of the Pretender was supposed to be gaining ground 
about the latter end of Queen Anne's reign, at which time the two 


great parties, Whigs and Tories, were nearly equal, and alternately 
triumphant. Steele was prevailed upon to write " The Crisis," in 
support of the House of Hanover. The law part of the tract was 
put together by William Moore of the Inner Temple, and the whole 
was correcteH by Addison, Hoadly, and others of the Whig party. 

In March, 1714, it fell under the cognizance of the Mouse of 
Commons; the motion of John Ilungerford, E<q. complaining of it 
as reflecting on her Majesty's administration and government, was 
seconded by Foley, Harley, and Wyndham. 

Steele was defended by Robert and Horatio Walpole, Lord Finch,- 
Lord Lumley and Lord llinchingbrook : after a warm debate, the 
author was expelled the House, by a majority of 93, and the pam- 
phlet deemed a scandalous and seditious libel. It was attacked with- 
great ability in the following article, viz. 

J. Swift.— 1714. 
The Publick Spirit of the Whigs; set forth in 
their generous encouragement of the Author 
of The Crisis ; with some observations on the 
Seasonableness, Candor, Erudition, and Style 
of that Treatise. 

London: printed for John Moiphew, near Stationers' Hall. 1714. 
4to. pp. 45. 

This sarcastic performance is attributed to the joint efforts of 
Lord Bolingbroke and Dean Swift. The publisher, JohnMorphew, 
was taken into custody by order of the House of Lords, and a re- 
ward of 300/. offered for discovering the author, notwithstanding 
which he remained safe from all detection. 

A. Collins. — 1714. 
The Peerage of England, &c. vide Art. 389- In 
two parts. The Third Edition, corrected and 
very much enlarged with many valuable Me- 
moirs, never before printed : To which is also 
added, a General Index of the several Families 


of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. allied by 
marriage, or intermarriage, to the Noble Fa- 
milies mentioned in this Work. 

London : printed by E. J. for Abel Roper and Arthur Collins, Sfc. 

1714. 800. 
The title is printed partly in red. The work was printed again 
in 1715, and then called the third edition, " with an account of those 
Families advanced by his present Majesty King George." The 
title to this last edition is wholly in black. 



The Laws of Honour ; or a Compendious Ac- 
count of the ancient Derivation of all Titles, 
Dignities, Offices, &c. as well Spiritual as 
Temporal, Civil or Military. Shewing the 
Prerogative of the Crown, Privileges of Peer- 
age and of Parliament, the true Rank and 
Precedency of all dignified Persons, the most 
memorable Debates and Cases of Parliament 
upon claim of Honours, Precedency, or other- 
wise, with a compleat and useful Table of the 
Nobility, setting forth their ancient and pre- 
sent Honours, Offices, Employments, Crea- 
tions, Successions, Consecrations, &c. The 
whole illustrated with proper Sculptures, en- 
graved on Copper-plates. To which is added, 
an exact List of Officers, Civil and Military, 
in Great Britain, as they properly and dis- 
tinctly tall under the supream Officers of the 
Kingdom, or are any way remarkable in the 
dispatch of PubUck Business. 

London : printed for R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown, against 
St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street. 1714. 8vo. pp. 440. 


This book, which is well writttii, contains in a small compass much 
useful informalion upon the subjects expre-ised in the title. It is 
dedicated to Anthony Earl of Harold, Sec. after which is a copious 
Table of Contents, and Introduction, pp. 12. After page 440, 
where the work concludes, is an Appendix, " Alterations that have 
accrued since this book was in the press," and " An Original Let- 
ter from the Lord Hunsdon to King James I. of the Antiquity, Use, 
and Honour of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners." 

As a frontispiece is a head of Queen Anne, round which are six 
representations of the various degrees of Nobility, engraved by M. 
Vander Gucht; and at p. 1, a full-length portrait of Prince George, 
Duke of Hanover, Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c. 

The book was republished in 1726. 


W. Jackson. — 1714. 

The Arms, or Common Seals, of all y^ Cities 
and Borough Towns in England and Wales, 
with a brief Account, as far as could be pro- 
cured, of their Foundation, Government, &c. 
and to supply the vacancy of those Towns 
that have no Arms, the first and last letter of 
the Towns' Names are put in a Cypher. The 
Arms herein contained are according to the 
Seals sent wilh the Returns into the Office of 
the Clerk of the Crown, and other authentick 

Printed for and sold bj/ William Jackson in Russell- Court, iti Covent 
Garden, where may be had the Arms of the Episcopal Sees and 
Deaneries, and the Two Universities. Cum privilegio Regint. 1714. 

This set of well-executed engravings consists of four folio sheets, 
27 inches by 20 in size, each containing 54 coats, besides the arms 
of the person to whom they are severally dedicated. 



The Earl Marshal's Order relating lo the Solemn 
Interment of her late Majesty Queen Anne. 

London. Printed in 1714. Folio. 

Her Majesty died on Sunday morning-, 1st Auirust, 1714, in the 
50th year of her age, and ISlh of her reign. There had been a vault 
made at the east end of the s>outh side of Henry VH.'s Chapel, 
Westminster, to deposit the body of King Charles H. in which the 
Prince, Ciueen Mary, King William HI. and Prince George of 
Denmark, were laid: here the remains of Queen Anne were like- 
wise deposited, and there being no more room left, the vault was 
closed with brick-work. 

REIGN OF KING GEORGE I.— 1714-1727. 



A Ceremonial for the Reception of His Most 
Sacred Majesty George, by the Grace of God 
King of Great Britain, &c. npon his arrival 
from Holland to his Kingdom of Great Bri- 

Printed in tlic year 1714. Folio. 

This Ceremonial was published hy the Earl of Suffolk, Deputy 
Earl Marshal. 

On 18th September the King landed with the Prince his son at 
Greenwich, and on the 20th they made their pul)lic entry through 
the City to St. James's. The Coronation took place on the 20th of 
October, 1714. 

J. Disney.— 1714. 

I'he Genealogy of tlie Most Serene and Most 
lllustrions House of Brunswick and Lunen- 

1' !■ 


burg, The Present Royal Family of Great 
J^ritain. Drawn up from the best Historical 
and Genealogical Writers, by John Disney, 
Esq. J,D. 1714. 

This (ienealofrical Table is very neatly engraved by J. Sturt, 
on two folio sheets, and is in size 3 feet 4 inches by 2 feet 
3 inches. It commences with " Azo, or Albert, D'Este, the great 
Marquis in Lombardy, vvho died in 1081, concerning whose pro- 
genitors we have nothing certain," and is adorned with the arms 
of Brunswick and Lunenburg, motto "In Recto Decus :'' the 
whole, accompanied with historical and explanatory notes, bears 
this dedication: "To the Most Excellent Majesty of George, 
By the Grace of God King of Great Britam, France, and Ireland, 
Defender of the Faith, &c. Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, 
Arch-Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Sacred Roman Empire, 
this Draught of the Descent of his Illustrious House, designed and 
almost finished before the demise of y® late Queen, is dedicated 
with the most profound humility, the most sincere and affectionate 
loyalty, the most fervent wishes of a long and prosperous reign, to 
his Majesty, and that the Royal line of his descendants may inherit 
both his Crown and virtues to the end of time. Thus prays his 
Majesty*^ most devoted subject and servant, — Johju Disney." 


The Genealogy, and Chronological History of 
the Illustrious Family of Guelph, or Welph, 
one of the Sons of Isenberd, Earl of Altorff, 
in Swabia, the Renowned Ancestor of our 
Soveraign, George, King of Great Britain. 

Printed in 8vo. Not dated. 
This work has no author's name affixed, and is ver/ rare. 


Sir J. Doddridge. — 1714. 
An Historical Account of the Ancient and Mo- 
dernState of the Principality of Wales, Dutchy 


of Cornwal, and Ecirldom of Chester. Col- 
lected out of the Records of the Tower of 
London and divers ancient Authors, by Sir 
John Dodridge, Knight. The Second Edi- 
tion : To which is added, His Royal Highness 
the Prince of Wales's Patent, both in Latin 
and English ; also an Account of his Dignil}-, 
Privileges, Arms, Rank and Titles, and of his 
Sons and Daughters. 

London. Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick Lane, 1714. Svo. 

pp. 147. 

This book was originally printed in 1G80 : the second edition is 
dedicated to George-Augustus Prince of Wales; then follows, the 
Prince of Wales's Patent in Latin and English, after which the ori- 
ginal epistle dedicatory to King James. At page 1, the ancient 
revenue of the Lord Prince; p. 15, a list of the Princes of Wales; 
p. 67, list of the Officers ; p. 74, present revenue ; p. 77, the Dutchy 
of Cornwall; p. 122, the Earldom of Chester ; p. 143, of the Prince 
of Wales, his Dignity, Privileges, Arms, and the Rank and Titles of 
bis sons and daughters. 

Bishop Nicolson, in the English Historical Library, p. II, ob- 
serves " There's an old MS. History of the Earldom of Chester, 
quoteil (out of Benet library) by Mr. Selden, in Titles of Honor 
p. 729, the sum whereof, I imagine, has been publish'd by Judo-e 
Doderidge, in the History he wrote of the Ancient and Modern Es- 
tate of this Earldom, together with that of the Principality of Wales 
and Dutchy of Cornwall. In this Treatise Sir John with a great 
deal of Industry and Exactness, calculates the ancient and present 
Revenues of this Palatmate (Chester), but is not so curious in clear- 
ing up its original History." 

A most splendid illuminatiun of the armorial badges of the suc- 
cessive Princes of Wales, from 1284 to the present time, has been 
lately executed by Thomas Willement, Hernldic Artist to His Ma- 
jesty. It was originally intended as a Dedication to the " Gold 
Magna Charta," embellished with the Arms of the Barons who 
signed that celebrated treaty, and described in the Bihlioj^rap/iical 
Decameron, vol. ii. p. 417, as "an extraordinary union ol typogra- 
phical and graphical skill." This illuminated page was afterwards 
separated from the work and framed, by command of his present 
Majesty, then Prince Regent : — 


In tlic centre, suspended by their several ribbons from an Arch, 
in the ix/niled style, with rich mouldings and crockets, hang the 
jewels of" the ei{;hteen orders of knij^lithood^ national and foreign, 
which were then worn by the Regent. 

This Arch is surrounded by a broad margin of richly-diapered 
gold, on which are introduced the several peculiar Badges that have 
been used by the Princes of Wales, from Edward of Carnarvon, in 
the year 1284, to the present time; a scroll accompanies each 
badge, with the name of the prince, and the date of his creation. 
The remaining spaces of the margin are filled up by an elegant 
foliage-ornament, ingeniously displaying the planta genista, red 
and white roses, thistle, and shamrock, which distinguish clearly 
the Royal House from which each of the princes were descended. 
The Arms of the principalities of Wales and Brunswick, the duke- 
dom of Cornwall, the earldon) of Chester, and the full achievement 
of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, complete this brilliant 
picture, which, as a work of art, rivals in beauty of colouring, and 
delicacy of execution, the celebrated performances of Julio Clovio. 

T. Dawsox.— 1714. 

Memoirs of St. George the English Patron ; And 
of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Beins; 
an Introduction to an intended History of 
the Antiquities of the Castle, Town and Bo- 
rough of Windsor, with the Parts adjacent, 
in the County of Berks. By Thomas Daw- 
son, D. D. 

London : printed for Henry Clements, at the Half Moon, in St. Paul's 
Churchyard. 1714. 8ro. Pages 336. 

In the title is engraved the reverse of a medal struck in 1(529, in 
memory of adding the rays to the cross of the Order; the legend, 
" Prisci Decvs (Jrdinis Avctvm :" and opposite the title is a neat 
engraving of the Seal of the Order, an. 13, Cur. I. the legend, 
" Magnum Sigillum Nobiliss. Ordinis Garterii." 

The book is dedicated (in Latin) to King George; and facing 
the dedicalioti is a full-length portrait of his Majesty, engraved by 
M. Y'J'- Gucht. 

In his account of the Patron-Saint of the Order, the author has 
adhered to that given by Selden, in Titles of Honor. 


D. J.— 1715. 
The History of the Most Serene House of 
Brunswick-Lunenburgh, in all the Branches 
thereof: from its Oriirin to the Death of 
Queen Anne. Containing the Illustrious Ac- 
tions of those Princes, both in Peace and 
War; with many curious Memoirs concern- 
ing the Succession of that Family to the 
Crown, &c. Also a Political Description of 
his present Majesty's Dominions in Germany, 
His Genealogy from the Original done at 
Brunswick, since his happy Accession to the 
Throne; and an Appendix of Ancient Re- 
cords, and other valuable Pa|)ers. 

London : printed for John Pemherton, at the Buck and Sun, against 
St. Duustan's Church in Fleet Street. 1715. 8vo. Pages 4G1. 
The Dedication of this work to George Prince of Wales, 
whose portrait is affixed to it, is signed, D. J. The author, 
in a Preface of six pages, infornris us that before His Majesty's 
accession to the throne, there were no more than three sets of 
Leibnitz's History of the House of Brunswick in England, which 
were severally in the possession of Lord Sunderland, Mr. Rymer, 
and Dr. Ilutton, and that besides that work, he had seen and 
compared divers Cienealngies and Historical Abstracts of this House, 
and methodized his work according to the best of them. 


E. ASHMOLE. — 1715. 

The History of the Most Noble Order of the 
Garter : And the several Orders of Knighthood 
extaiit in Europe. Containing 1. 'J'he Anti- 
quity of the Town, Castle, Chapel, and College 
of Windsor, with their several Officers, The 
Foundation of the Order by King Edward III. 


The Statutes and Annals at large, as they have 
been altered and amended; 2. The Habits, 
Ensigns, and Officers of the Order, The Cere- 
monies of Election, Investiture, and Instal- 
ment of Knights ; The INlanner of their Feasts, 
and Duties and Fees payable on these Occa- 
sions. Some Account of ihe Founders, with 
an exact List of all that have been Installed 
since the Institution, and llieir several Coats of 
Arms emblazoned. Written at the command 
of King Charles II. by Elias Ashmole, Esq. 
Windsor Herald. Now compared with the 
Author's Corrections in his Library at Oxford, 
faithfully digested, and continued down to the 
present Time. The whole illustrated with 
proper Sculptures. 

London: printed for A.Btll, in Curn/iill ; E. dull, J. Pemberton, 
and A. Collins, in Fleet-street ; W. Taylor and J. Baker, in Pa- 
ternoster Roiv. 1715. Svo. Pages 565. 

This book is an Abridgment of Ashmole's large work already no- 
ticed, tide Art. ccl. It is dedicated to George August, Prince 
of Wales, &c. whose portrait faces tiie title. 

The additions are a Continuation of the List of the Knights Com- 
panions, and Officers of the Order, and the Coats of Arms of many 
of the Knights, corrected from good authorities, A Table of the 
Contents, shewing its division into twenty-six chapters, is at the 
end. There are large-paper copies of the work. 

G. Crawpukd. — 1716. 
The Peerage of Scotland : Containing an His- 
torical and Genealoo;ical Account of the 
Nobility of that Kingdom. Collected from 
the Publick Records of the Nation, the Char- 
ters and other Writings of the Nobilitj^ and 


from the most approved Histories. By 
Georoe Crawfurd, Esq. 

Edinburgh: printed for the Author : Sold by George Stewart, at the 
Book and Angel in the Parliament Close. 17 IG. Folio, pp. 302. 

A Preface and list of Subscribers are at the beginning, and an 
Index /)f Names at the end. The Peerage is arranged alphabeti- 
callv,i|according to the Titles of the Nobility. 

As the first publication upon the Peerage of Scotland, this work 
is deserving of great praise. The materials from which it was com- 
piled are not numerous: the author mentions only the following MSS. 
viz. " The Genealogies of a few noble Families, said to have been 
written by James Lord Ochiltree," these were purely traditional, 
and not much to be depended upon; " Large Genealogical 
Collections concerning the Nobility, made by Sir James Balfour, 
Lord-Lyon King of Arms," temp. Char. L; "An Historical 
Essay on the Principal Families of the Kingdom, alphabetically 
digested by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, and corrected by 
Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn," the author's brother; and "The 
Genealogies of the Nobility, collected by Mr. Dunlop, Principal 
of the College of Glasgow and Historiographer for Scotland:" this 
latter he mentions as very exact as to authorities. Besides these MSS. 
the author diligently searched the Records in the Laigh Parliament- 
house, the Chancery, the Justiciary, and the Advocates' library. 

A copy of this Peerage, interleaved and bound in two volumes, 
was purcliased from the author's heirs by Mr. Gumming of the 
Heralds'-College, at Edinburgh. It contained MS. additions and 
corrections, probably made with a view to a second edition, which 
the author did not live to complete. 

Soon after the publication of the above work, appeared " A 
Letter to Mr. George Crawfurd concerning his book, entitled 
The Peerage of Scotland,'* the date of which, or any particulars 
respecting it, are not known. 

Of " Crawfurd's Blandishments of Arms" also, nothing has 
come to hand. 


Butler.— 1716. 

An Account of the Family of the Butlers, par- 
ticularly of the late Duke of Ormond. By 
Butler. Frhitcd in 171 6. 



vS. Kent.— 171 G. 
TheGrammar of Heraldry. Containing 1. Rules 
of Blazoning, Cautions and Observations. 
2. Practical Directions for Marshalling; with 
Discourses on several Parts (or Ornaments) of 
an Atchievement. 3. A Large Collection of 
Arms by way of Example, Alphabetically di- 
gested. With Two Appendices; And a List 
of the Subscribers, to most of them their 
Arms and Titles. The whole adorn'd with 
proper Cuts. By Samuel Kent, 

London : printed for J. Pemberton, at the Buck and Sun, against 
St. Dunstans Church in Fleet Street ; And sold by R. Tookej/, 
Printer, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange. 
1716. ^vo. Not paged. 

This Grammar of Heraldry is dedicated to "the most illustrious 
and highborn Princess Antie, eldest daughter of his Royal Highness 
George, Prince of Wales, &c. 

It commences with an Introduction of 46 pages, in which, be- 
sides the common rules of Heraldry, is given the full achievement 
of each degree from an Esquire to the King : this is followed by a 
number of Coats, in all 1200, arranged alphabetically according to 
the names: thus, 1. "Arms of some English Families now ex- 
tinct;" 2. " Rare Bearings in Foreign Nations:" the book con- 
cludes with " A List of the Subscribers, with the Arms of those 
who have sent them to be inserted." 

A second edition was published, and a third, called The 
Gentleman's Vade-Mecuin, in 1724: these are merely new titles 
to the original. 


J. Davies.— 1716. 
A Display of Herauldry, of most particular 
Coat Armours now at Use in the Six Coun- 
ties of North Wales; viz. of the Fifteen 


Tribes, and several oilier within the Six 
Counlies, and several oilier elsewhere, with 
the Names of some Families at present, and 
some extinguished, ol" their posterity ; Wliere- 
bj any Man knowing from what Tribe he is 
descended, may know his particular Coat, &c. 
Collected out of several authentick Authors 
by Mr. John Davies, of Llansilin Parish in 
Denbighshire, Antiquary, 

Salop : printed by John Roderick, for the Author, in the year 1716. 
}2mo. Pages 76. 

This scarce tract contains little more than an enumeration of the 
various Famihes which are descended from each |)articular Tribe. 


- - - 1717. 

An yVrgument proving that the Design of Em- 
ploying and Enobling Foreigners, Is a Trea- 
sonable Conspiracy against the Constitution, 
Dangerous to the Kingdom, an Affront to 
the Nobility of Scodand in particular, and 
Dishonourable to the Peerage of Britain in 
general. With an Appendix ; Wherein an in- 
solent Pamphlet, enliluled The Anatowy of 
Great Br'itdiu, is anatomized, and its Design 
and Authors detected and exposed. 

London : printed for the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 
1717. l2mo. Pages 102. 


C. BlTRMAN.— 1717. 

Memoirs of the Life of that learned Antiquary 
Elias Ashmole, Esq. with an Appendix of 

Q Q. 


Original Letters. By Charles Biirman, Esq. 
London. Printed in the i/eur 17 17 - \9>mo. 

" Some Memorials of the life of Mr. Ashmole, and also of Sir 
Williiiin Diigdale, written by lliemsehes, have been lately pub- 
lisiicd, in which are contained several imperfect hints of a dispute 
which arose about the filling the place of Garter." — Anstis, Regist. 
of the Garter, p. 414. 

The Lives of Ashmole and Lilly were published in 1774, 8vo. 


- - 1717. 

The Peerage of England. 1717. 2 vols. 8vo. 

" Bindley Catalogue," pt. ii. N° 2205. 

A. NiSBET. — 1718. 

An Essay on the Ancient and Modern Use of 
Armories ; shewing their Origin, Definition, 
and Division of them into their several Spe- 
cies. The Method of Composing them and 
Marshalling many Coats together in One 
Shield. Illustrated by many Examples and 
Sculptures of the Armorial Ensigns of Noble 
Families in This and other Nations. To 
which is added, An Index, explaining the 
Terms of Blazon made Use of in this Essay. 
By Alexandar Nisbet, Gent. 

Edinburgh : printed by William Adams, junior, for Mr. James 
Mackeven, and sold at his shop opposite to the Cross-well. Anno 
Dom. 17 IS. ^to. Pages 22i. 

This is a very learned and satisfactory treatise, full of curious re- 
search and sound historical knowledge. — Cens. Lit. It is illustrated 
by seven engraved plates of the Ancient Arms of England and several 
Foreign Coats, and contains fifteen chapters, and a Preface, pp. 7. 
The 1st chapter treats. Of the Origin of Arms j 2. Of the Definition 


of Arms; 3. Of the Ancient Practice of Arms; 4. Composed Arms 
and Collateral ones ; 5. Mariiaoe ; G. Officers, Ecclesiastical and 
Civil; 7. Arms of Alliance, with the Method of Marshalling them; 
8. Adoption and Substitution; 9. Patronage; 10. Gratitude and 
Affection; 11. Religion; 12. General C^oncession; 13. Special Con- 
cession ; 14. Dominion; 15. Feudal Arms; 16. Arms of Preten- 
sion; 17. Other Methods of Marshalling Arms. These several 
chapters occupy from p. 1 to 224, after which are " The Terms of 
Heraldry explained," pp. 10 ; " An Alphabetical Table of the 
Names and Titles of the Families whose Blazons are in this Essay," 
pp. 6; and " Names of the Subscribers." 


The Prerogative of Primogeniture, shewing that 
the Right of Succession to an Hereditary 
Empire depends not upon Grace, &c. &c. 
Written on Occasion of the Czar of Musco- 
vy's Reasons, in his late Manifesto, for the 
Disherison of his Eldest Son, from the Suc- 
cession to the Crown : To which is added, 
The Manifesto itself. 

London : printed for IV. Boreham, at the Angel, in Paternoster Row, 
and are to he sold by the Booksellers. 1718. Svo, Pages 44. 

The principal part of this tract is taken from Art. cccxix, 



An Historical and Critical Essay on the True 
Rise of Nobility, Political and Civil, from 
the first Ages of the World, thro' the Jewish, 
Grecian, Roman Commonwealths, (Sec. down 
to this Present Time. To which is annexed, 
The Order of Precedency, with other ciuious 
Things, chiefly extracted from a valuable 


Manuscript writ by an IJcrald. Wilhacom- 
pleat Index lo tlic whole. Conamur Teimes 
Grandia. — lioR. 

London : printed for C. Rivington. at the Bible and Crown, St. Paul's 
Churcfij/ard. 1718. 8vo. Pages 179, Index not included. 

This essay is dedicated to Thomas Norton, Esq. of Ixworth in 
SuflTollv. The MS. to which the author refers, was written tetnp. 
Char. I. and is si'j^ned " Ro. Brown, Bluemantle, one of the 4 pur- 
suivants of Arms.'' lie was created in 1G41, and adhered to his 
Royal master diirin;; the troubles: dyint; in the College of Arms, 
be was buried at St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, 14 Oct. 1646. 

It was printed again with copious notes in 1719, 8vo. 



An Exact List of the Peers of Scotland, at the 
Time of the Union. 

London: printed for Jo/in 3Jirplieiv. 1719. A single folio sheet. 


The British Compendium ; or, A Particular 
Account of all the Present Nobility, both 
Spiritual and Temporal, from his Majesty to 
the Commoner. Also an Account of all the 
Bishopricks and Deanaries, and by whom, 
and when founded. Likewise the Arms and 
Coronets of the Peers, with the Names of 
their Seats, and what County they are in, &c. 
To which is added. An Introduction to the 
Ancient and most Noble Science of Heraldry. 
The Second Edition corrected. 

London : printed hy H. Mecre, and sold by J. Smith, at the Picture 
Shop, at the west end in Exeter Change in the Strand. 1719. l'2mo. 


The first part consists of 66 engraved plates of the Arms of the 
Nobility, four Coats on a page; The second part of letterpress, 
pp. 36'!, " Of the several Degrees of Gentry, and their Precedency. 
With the Antiquity and Usefulness of Arms. London: printed by 
H. Metre for J. Smith. 1719." 

The first edition of this little bookj which has been frequently 
reprinted, was in 1718, and was sold by J. Smith, in Exeter-Change, 
&c. &c. 

G. Jacob.— 1719. 
Lex Constitutioim ; or, The Gentleman's Law; 
being a complete Treatise of all the Laws 
and Statutes relatino; to the Kino; and Prero- 
gative of the Crown, Nobility, Houses of 
Lords and Commons, &c. with the Manner 
of passing Bills in both Houses. By Giles 
Jacob. London : printed in the year 1719- 8t'o. 

Keprinted in 1737. 

Ci)e peerage MIL 

" This Bill was projected by the Earl of Sunderland, whose views 
were to restrain the power of the Prince of Wales when he came to 
the throne, whom he had ofiended beyond all hopes of forgiveness, 
and to extend and perpetuate his own influence by the creation of 
many new Peers. The Bill was extremely unpopular, and though 
it passed the Lords, was rejected in the Commons by the influence 
and eloquence of Sir Robert Walpole." — Coxe's Me7noirs, i. 201. 
For the Parliamentary proceedings on this famous Bill, see " The 
Historical Register," vol. v. p. 6, et supra ; and Chandler's " De- 
bates," sub anno 1719—20. 

The following List comprises most of the jiamphlets published at 
the time, containing all that can be said upon the subject: — 


The Moderator. Numb. L To be continued 
occasionally. The Arguments for and against 


such ii Bill as is talked of for ihe Regulating 
the Peerage, fairly stated. With some Re- 
flections upon the Whole. By a Member of 
Parliament. Medio Tutiasimtis . 

London: printed for J. Roberts, near tliK Oxford Arms, in Warwick- 
lane. 1719. 4/0. Pages 19. 

This was written in favour of the Bill, and previous to its discus- 
sion in Parliament. The measure was patronized with eagerness 
by the Ministers of the Crown. 

Sir R. Steele. — 1719. 
The Plebeian. To be continued Weekly. No. 1. 
Considerations upon the Reports relating to 
the Peerage. Quisquis erit vitce scribam color. 
— Ho RAT. By a Member of the House of 

London : printed for S. Poppin, at the Black Raven, in Paternos- 
ter Row. 1719. ito. Pages \6. 

This pamphlet, which was published the same day the Bill was 
brought into Parliament, passed through at least three editions, and 
four following numbers of it, relating to the Peerage-bill, were 
afterwards printed in octavo; these were ascribed at the time to 
Sir Richard Steele, and from some passages in the Old Whig it ap- 
pears that Addison thought they were his, however it has been said 
that Mr. Auditor Benson was the author. 


- - 1719. 

The Patrician. To be continued Weekly. No 1. 
Being Considerations on the Peerage. In 
Answer to The Plebeian. 

That sins against his reason, 

Calls sawcy lowd sedition pnblick zeal. 

And mutiny the dictates of his spirit. Otw\ Orph. 


By One who is neither a Knight, nor a Mem- 
ber of the House of Commons. 

London : printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford Arms, in Warivick- 
lane, and A. Dodd, at the Peacock, without Temple-Bar. 1719. 
4fo. Pages l^. 

Four successive numbers of this tract were written in favour of 
the Bill. The motto in the title varied in each number. 


Sir R. Walpole. — 17 J 9. 

The Thoughts of a Member of the Lower House, 
in a Relation to a Project for Restraining and 
Limiting the Power of the Crown, in the Fu- 
ture Creation of Peers. 

London. Printed in the year \1\9. Ato. 

The pamphlet was written by Sir Robert Walpole. " In this 
publication he explained the nature of the Bill, and exposed the 
views of those who introduced it, with a perspicuity of argument 
and simplicity of style adapted to all capacities, and calculated to 
make a general impression." — Coxe, vol. i. p. 203. 



Remarks on a Pamphlet, entitled " TheThoughts 
of a Member of the Lower House, in a Re- 
lation to a Project for Restraining and Limit- 
ing the Power of the Crown in the Future 
Creation of Peers." 

London. Printed in the year 1719. 8ro. 

These remarks are said to have been written by Charles, 3rd Earl 
' of Peterborough and 1st Earl of Monmouth, who died in 1735. — 
Vide Parke's " Royal and Noble Authors," vol. iv. p. 164. 


J. Addison. — 1711). 

The Old Whig. Numb. 1. On ihe Slalc of the 
Peerage, with Remarks upon The Plebeian. 

London : printed and sold by J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane, and 
A, Dodd, at the Peacock, without Temple Bar. 1719. 4to. 
Pages 24. 

This was followed by N° 2, p|>. 15, both whicli were written by 
Addison, in defence of the I'ecrage-billj and have never been re- 

Sir R. Steele. — 1719. 

A Letter to the Earl of Oxford, concerning the 
Bill of Peerage. 

London. Printed in the year 1719. Svo. 

This letter is attributed to Steele, who lost a considerable part of 
his income by his opposition in political pamphlets to the Peerage- 
bill, to the rejection of which, his publications powerfully contri- 
buted. It was considered as a measure of resentment on the part 
of the Crown, desirous to diminish the political importance of the 
Prince of Wales. 


Some Considerations humbly offered, relating 
to the Peerage of Great Britain. By a Gen- 

" Res Italas armis tuteris, moribus ornes, 

" Lcgibus emendes." Hor. Ep. ad August. 

London : printed for Bez. Creake, at the Bible, in Jerinyn-street, 
St. James's ; A. Dodd, at Temple Bar ; and J. Harrison, at the 
Royal Exchange. 1719. Svo. Pages B5. 

These considerations are offered in support of the bill of Peerage. 


Robert Visct. Molesworth. — 1719. 
A Letter from a Member of the House of Com- 
mons to a Gentleman without doors, Relating 
to the Bill of Peerage lately brought into the 
House of Lords. Together with Two Speeches 
for and against the Bill, supposed to be spoke 
in the House of Commons. 

" Si quid novisti rectius istis 

Candidus imperii ; si non his utere inecum." Hor. 

London : printed and sold bj/ J. Roberts, in Warwick -lane. 1719. 
4to. Pages 36. 
This letter was written in favour of the Bill by Robert Molesworth, 
who, in 1716, had been advanced to the title of Viscount Moles- 
worth of Swords and Baron of Philipstown in Ireland: he died in 
1725. In the pamphlet frequent allusion is made to the constitu- 
tion of Denmark, to which court he was Envoj'-extraordinary in 
the reign of King' William III. 


- 1719. 

Two Lists ; shewing the Alterations that have 
been made in the House of Commons, from 
the Beginning of the Reign of K. Henry VIH. 
to the End of that of King James I. And 
in the House of Peers, from the Accession of 
King James L to this Time, with some Ob- 

London: printed and sold by J. Roberts, in Warwick-lane. 1719. 
4^0. Not paged, but containing 14 pages. 

From this statement, made to favour the passing of the Bill, 
it appears that King James I. at his accession, found the num- 
ber of the Peerage fifty-nine, that he created sixty-two, and 
that the successive creations had been two hundred and twenty- 
one, which, with one hundred and fifty-four extinctions, left 
the actual number of Temporal Peers one hundred and seventy- 

R R 


ciglil, and adrlmrr tlie PrtlatCji and the Scotcli Peers, the total 
was two liundiid and twenty in 1719, coiisi-lin<r of — 

The Prince and the Duke 2 

Dnkes 22 

Earls 73 

Viscounts 13 

Barons 68 


Archbishops and Bishops 26 

Peers on the part of Scotland 16 

Total 220 


R. West.— 1719. 

An Inquiry into the Manner of Creating Peers. 

" Antiquara exquisite matrem." Virg. 

London : printed by J. RobertSy near the Oxford Anns, in Warwick- 
lane. 1719. 8»o. Pages 74. Called the second edition. 

" This Inquiry, though written with a party motive to serve the 
Ministry of 1719, in the Peerage-bill, deserves, for the perspicuity 
of the method and style, to be reckoned among the best of our 

Constitutional dissertations." " The party views of this treatise 

should be kept in sight. Its object was to prove that the pending 
Bill to limit the members of the Peerage, was conformable to the 
original constitution, and the writer does not allow that the King 
possessed the prerogative of creating new Peers without consent of 
Parliament." — Hallam's Middle Ages, vol. iii. pp. 180 and 194. 

It is said to be compiled chiefly from Petyt's MSS. in the Inner 
Temple, entitled " De Creatione Nobilium," 2 vols. fol. Richard 
West, Esq. when this performance was first published, was one 
of the Kmg's counsel. On 31 May, 1725, he was appointed 
Lord-High-Chancellor of Ireland, in which kingdom and station 
he died on the 3rd of December, 1726. 

This tract was animadverted upon in 1724, {see the title under 
that year,) and was reprinted in 1782. 


Lord Beilhaven. — 1719. 
Lord Bcilhaven's Speeches on the Union, 
Wherein the Peerage of the two Kingdoms of 
Scotland and Enoland is considered. 

Printed in the year \7\9. 8vo. 

Lord Beilhaven was a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of 
Wales, afterwards King George IL 


The Reasons against The Peerage Bill, Ex- 
amined and Answered. 

London. Printed in the year \1\9. 4to. 



An Account of the Conduct of Ministers relative 
to the Peerage Bill. 

This is mentioned as the title of one of the numerous jiamphlets 
the measure gave rise to. Also " The Constitution Explained." 
J. Asgill is likewise said to have written on the Peerage Bill. 


The Joint and Humble Address of the Tories 
and Whigs, concerning the intended Bill of 

London. Printed for J. W. and sold by T. IVarner, at the Black 
Boy, in Paternoster Row. 1719. 4to. pp. 13. 

This appears to have been published after the fate of the Bill 
was decided, congratulating the King " on his escape from this 
attempt on his useful Prerogative, and on what is essential to the 
Peers' safety and his grandeur." 



The Limitation of" the Peerage, Tiie Security of 
the People. Printed in the year 1720. 

A. Collins.— 1720. 
The l>aronetlage of England ; being an Histori- 
cal and Genealogical Account of Baronets, 
from their first Institution in the Reign of 
King James I. Containing their Descents, 
the remarkable actions and employments of 
them and their Ancestors ; as also their Mar- 
riages, Issue, &c. with their Coats of Arms 
and Crests engraved and blazoned. 

London : printed for IV. Taylor, at the Ship, in Paternoster Rou> ; 
R. Gosling, at the Middle Temple Gate, in Fleet-street ; and 
J. Osborn, at the Oxford Arms, in Lombard-street. 1720. 8to. 
In tivo volumes. 

The dedication of this work to John Anstis, Esq. Garter-Principal 
King of Arms, is signed Arth. Collins. In the Preface he observes, 
" My present design is to shew, that the first stated nnmber an- 
swer'd the Qualifications required, of being Gentlemen of three 
descents; and I refer to vouchers and authorities for proofs of each 
article; whereby the reader may make a judgement of what is set 
forth." In this first attempt at a history of the order, the accounts 
of the families of those Baronets advanced to the dignity of Peerage 
are omitted, as being already printed. The work is of necessary re- 
ference to the ;;ent.alogical writer, as containing accounts of families 
which became extinct previous to any i.ubsequent publication. It 
has been remarked by the author of a modern Baronetage, that this 
book abounds with mistakes, a harsh observation, which it is to be 
feared more persons will admit than take the trouble to estimate. 
Collins is most certainly as free from error as any of his successors 
in this laborious pursuit. 


T. Hearne.— 1720. 
A Colleclion of curious Discourses, written by- 
eminent Antiquaries on several heads in our 
English Antiquities, and now first published 
chiefly for the use and service of the young 
Nobility and Gentry of England. 

Oxon. E Tliealro Sheldon. 1720. Sfo. Two volumes. 

In this collection published by Thos. Hearne, are several Original 
Essays relative to Heraldic subjects, viz. 

18. " Of the Antiquity, Office, and Privilege of Heralds in Eng- 
land, by Mr. Leigh. 

19. " Of the Antiquity, Office, and Privilege of Heralds in Eng- 
land, by W. Camden. 

20. " Of the Antiquity and Office of Heralds in England, by 
Whitlock, 28ih Nov. 1601. 

21. " Of the Antiquity and Office of Heralds in England, by 

23. " Of the Antiquity and Use of Heralds, by Joseph Holland, 
28lh Nov. IGOl. 

23. " Of the Authority, Office and Privilege of Heralds in Eng- 
land, by Agard. 

28. " Of the Knights made by the Abbots, by Sir Francis Leigh. 

29. " Of the Knights made by the Abbots, by Tate. 

37. " Of the Antiquity of Motts and Words, with Arms of Noble- 
men and Gentlemen of England, by Sir Rob. Cotton. 

38. " Of the Antiquity of Arms in England, by James Leigh. 
40. " Of the Antiquity and Office of the Chancellor of England, 

by J. Leigh. — Of Epitaphs by J. Leigh. 

42. " Of Motts by J. Leigh. 

43. " The Etymologic and Original of Barons, by W. Camden. 

46. " A Discourse of the Diitye and Office of an Heraulde of 
Arms, written by Francis Thynne, Lancaster Heraulde, 3rd Mar. 
1605. (Firfe Lansd. MSS. 254.) 

47. " A Consideration of the Office and Dutye of the Herauldes 
in Englande, drawne out of sundrye Observations. By Sir John 
Dodridge. Written in Aug. 1600." 

In the Appendix is Camden's Will. A second edition of these 
Discourses vvas printed at London in 1775. 


Thomas Hearne died in 173.5, and left his M.S. collections by will 
lo Dr. William Bedford, of whom Dr. Kawlinson purchased them 
for 100 guineas, and at his death hecjueathed them, together with 
his own collection of MSS. to the Bodleian Library. 

J. Le Neve.— 1720. 

The Lives, Characters, Deaths, Burials and 
Epitaphs, &c. of all the Protestant Bishops of 
the Church of England, since the Reformation 
as settled by Queen Elizabeth, Armo Dom. 
1559' Collected from their several Registers, 
Wills in the Prerogative Offices, Authentic 
Records, and other valuable MS. Collections; 
and compared with the best Accounts hitherto 
published of this kind. By John Le Neve, 
Gent. London. 1720. ^vo. 

This volume, called the first, is divided into two parts ; the first 
part comprising the account of the Lives of the Archbishops of 
Canterbury, from Parker to Tennison, pp. 268 ; the second part 
contains the Lives of the Archbishops of York, from Young toSharpe, 
pp. 288 : at the end of this part is a notice respecting the second 
volume, which the author proposed to divide into three parts, con- 
taining the Bishops of London, Durham, and Winchester, but which 
he did not complete. 

- 1720. 

The Theatre of British Honours. 1720. 8ro. 



The Order and Ceremonies used at the Funeral 
of His Grace George Monk, Duke of Alber- 


marie, Earl of Torrington, &c. Extracted 
from the Account thereof published by Francis 
Sandford, Gent. Rouge dragon Pursuivant at 
Arms, at the express command of King 
Charles II. and other authentic relations. 

London. Printed in tht year 1722. 4/o. 

This Ceremonial is a republication of Art. ccxliv, and the print- 
ing of it at this time was probably suggested by the magnificent 
public funeral of the Duke of Marlborough, which took j)lace on 
August 9th of this year. 

R. Hay.— 1722. 

An Essay on the Origin of the Royal Family of 
the Stewarts. By Richard Hay, of Drum- 

Printed in the year 1722, and reprinted in 179.'}, in Ato. 

" The Irish writers who had claimed the Family of the Stewarts 
as their own, by descent, were encountered by R. Hay, a professed 
Anticjuary, who pointed out their errors without being able to as- 
certain the truths." — Preface to Caledonia. 

A. NiSBET. — 1722. 
A System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practi- 
cal ; With the True Art of Blazon, according 
to the most approved Heralds in Europe : 
Illustrated with suitable examples of Armorial 
Figures, and Atchievements of the most con- 
siderable Sirnames and Families in Scothxnd, 
&c. Together with Historical and Genealogical 
Memorials relative thereto. By Alexander 
Nisbet, Gent. 

Edinburgh: printed for J. Mack Euen. Anno Dom. 1722. Folio. 

pp. 151. 


This work, written with {freat ability, is dedicated to the most 
Illustrious Prince, James Duke of Hamilton Chastlerault and 
Brandon, &c. &c. pp. 3. followed by a Preface of four pages, in 
which the author explains the nature and interest of the book. 
" The original design of Hcrauldry," he tells us, " is not merely 
shew and pageantry as some are apt to imagine; but to distinguish 
Persons and Families; to represent the heroic atchievements of our 
Ancestors, and to perpetuate their memory ; to trace the origin of 
noble and ancient Families, and the various steps by which they 
arrive at greatness; to distinguish the many diflerent branches 
descended from the same Families ; and to shew the several relations 

which one Family stands in to another." " Though I have not 

been able to overtake some things in the system of Herauldry as I 
at first intended, yet I have explained the true art of Blazon; in a 
more ample, regular, and distinct manner, than any thing I have 
ever yet seen on that subject. I have treated of the Rise and 
Nature of Arms, the principal ensigns of Honour on which they 
have been usually placed; their different tinctures and furs, the 
Partition and Repartition Lines, with their accidental forms, as 
also the different figures used in Arms, whether proper, natural, or 
artificial, with the different terms of those figures, from their position, 
situation, or disposition in the shield ; together with their various 
Blazons and Significations according to the sentiments of those who 
have written in Latin, Italian, German, French, and English. 

" As I have treated of all those particular heads very fully and 
distinctly, so I have illustrated them, and the several Rules relative 
thereto, by suitable examples of Armorial bearings; principally 
taken from those of our own nation, and failing there, from those 
of other nations over all Europe, so that I may justly call it an 
universal system, not calculated for Scotland only, or any particular 
country, but answering to the regular practise of Herauldry through 
the world. Notwithstanding which, I may presume to say, that 
my reader will here find such a collection of Armorial Bearings of 
Sirnames and Families in Scotland, both ancient and modern, that 
the like was never attempted, and which will serve as a general 
register, or at least a Directory of Arms to posterity. A work 
hitherto much wanted and earnestly wished for by the Curious." 

The manuscripts he had recourse to in the compilation were as 
follow : — 

1. An Illuminated Book of Arms, supposed by Nesbit to be 
the work of a Frenchman in the reign of King James V. or the 
minority of Queen Mary. 


2. A Book of Arms, illuminated by James Workman, a IkraUl 
in the reign of James VI. of Scotland. 

3. An Al|jhabet of Arms, of the Nobility and Centry of Scotland, 
very neatly written and blazoneil by James Pont, an Antiquary. 
A 4to. MS. by the same hand in 1G24, is now in the Advocates' 
Library, called " A Note of the Arms of tiie Nobility of Scotland," 
&.C. and is probably the i-anie book that was formerly in Ne!>bit's 

4. The Arms of the Nobility and princij)al Gentry of Scotland, 
with the Pictures of Sundry of the Kings of Scotland and tlieir 
Arms. By James Espling, Marchmont Herald, about the year 

5. A Register of Arms, by Sir James Balfour, Lyon-King of 
Arms in the Reign of Charles I. which book was then in the Advo- 
cates' Library at Edinburgh. 

6. A Collection of Blazons by Cieorge Ogilvy, a Herald of Scot- 

The System of Heraldry is divided into Two Parts, the first con- 
taining 18 chapters and pp.228; the 2nd contains 10 chapters, pp. 
151. At the end is an Alphabetical Index of the figures and terms of 
Blazon, pp. 4, followed by " An Index of Surnames, Countries, 
Families, and Persons, whose Arms are mentioned in this System :" 
this is very copious, and occupies from p. 5 to p. 30. 'i'he book 
concludes with an alphabetical list of the encouragers of this 
undertaking, one leaf, and whose achiexements are very neatly 
engraved on 24 copperplates: the 1st contains six variations of 
the Royal Arms of Scotland and England ; the 2nd, the Arms 
of six of the principal Nobility of Scotland; the other 22 plates 
contain 12 coats on each, being in the wlmle 27G coats. 

A second voluuje was printed in 1742; both volumes were re- 
printed in 1804 at Edinburgh, and were published, with new titles 
only, at London, in 1817. 

J. Warburton. — 1722. 

A List of the Nobility and Gentry of the Coun- 
ties of Middlesex, Essex, and Hertford, wlio 
have subscribed, and ordered their Coats of 

Arms to be inscribed on a New Map of those 

s s 


Counties, whicli is now making by John 
Warburton, Esq. Somerset Herald at Arms 
and JMl.S. 

London. Printed in the year \722. ito. Four pages closely 'printed. 

This List of Gentry is considered curious and exact, as pub- 
lished l)y a Herald : the arms afterwards affixed to the nr)ap appear 
to have <iivtn ^reat offence to his superiors in the College; the 
coals were afterv\ aids justified from the usual authorities, and the 
statenicnt was published in 1749, under the title of " London and 
Middlesex Illustrated," &c. 

W. Buchanan.— 1723. 
An Historical and Genealogical Essay upon the 
Family of Buchanan, with an Enquiry into 
the Genealogy and present State of Ancient 
Scottish Surnames. By W. Buchanan. 

Glasgow. Printed in the year 172-3. 4to. 

At the sale of the Bindley Collection this work sold for 21. I2s.6d. 
It was reprinted at Edinburgh in 1775. 

N. Booth.— 1723. 
A Discourse upon certain Points touching the 
Inheritance of the Crown, conceived by Sir 
Anthony Brown and Answered by Sir Nicholas 
Bacon. By Nathaniel Booth, Esq. of Gray's 
Inn. London. Frinted in the year 1723. 


The British Compendium ; or Rudiments of 
Honour. Containing the Titles, Descents, 
Marriages, Issue, Posts, and Seats of all the 
present Nobility of England, &c. &c. The 


Fifth Edition ; with an addition of ]78 pages. 
The whole new modelled and very correct. 

London : printed by C. Meere, and sold by A. Bettesworth, in 
Paternoster Row. 1723. 12/«o. 

The arms in this book are confessedly taken from the carriages 
of the Nobility. 

M. Menin. — 1723. 
An Historical and Chronological Treatise of the 
Anointing and Coronation of the Kings and 
Queens of France, from Clovis I. to the pre- 
sent King ; And of all the Sovereign Princes 
of Europe. To which is added, An Exact 
Relation of the Ceremony of the Coronation 
of Louis XV. By M. Menin, Counsellor to 
the Parliament of Metz. Faithfully done from 
the original French. 

London : printed for IV. Mears, at the Lamb, without Temple Bar ; 
S. Chapman, at the Angel, in Pall Malt; and J. Woodman, at Cam- 
den's Head, in Bow-Street, Covent Garden. 1723. 8vo. pp. 3S3. 

A frontispiece representing the Coronation of Louis XV. neatly 
engraved by J. Clark. 

The book is divided into 19 chapters: the 13th, treating of the 
ceremonies of the Anointing and Coronation of the Kings of France, 
such as have been always observed, is subdivided into 25 sections; 
and the 14th chapter, of the Anointing and Coronation of other 
Christian Kings, who have been anointed after the example of the 
Kings of France, is divided into 9 sections; the 4th relates to the 
Coronation of the Kings of England, p. 220 to p. 234, and describes 
that of Queen Anne, which he tells us was more magnificent than 
any in England till that time. The Champion, we are informed, 
" makes several rounds and flotiri>.hes with his horse, if he does it 
without falling, the English take it for a very good omen ; for if 
the Champion be dismounted, or the horse makes a trip, they 
reckon it an ill presage to that reign''' ! 

A second edition of this book, with a continuation, was printed 


R. Brooke.— 1724. 

A Discoverie of CeitJiine Errours published in 
Print ill llic much-commended Britannia, 
1594; very Preiudicial to the Discentes and 
Successions of ihe Auncient Nobilitie of this 
Reahne. By Ralphe ]jrooke, Yorke Herault 
at Armes. — Qiia/n qnisque norit /Irtem, in hoc se 
exerceat. To which are added, The Learned 
Mr. Camden's Answer to this Book; and 
Mr. Brooke's Reply. Now hrst Published 
from an Original Manuscript in the Library 
of John Anstis, Esq. Garter King at xVrms. 

London -. printed for James Woodman and David Lyon, in Rus^el- 
Street, Covent Garden. 1724. Ato. 

To this reprint of a former work, vide Art. L. is prefixed a por- 
trait of Brooke, and a view of his monument at Reciilver^ in Kent. 

Anstis furnished the MS. of the Second Part, with the following 
Letter to the Pubhsher : — 

" Mr. Woodman, 

" According to your request I send you the Reply to Mr. Camden, 
compiled by Mr. Brooke, wrote with his own hand, which you are 
at liberty, if you think fit, to publish, that the whole controversy 
may be seen in one volume: But I must not be misunderstood 
hereby to interest myself in the arguments on either side upon any 
particular of this dispute between them, having' neither leisure or 
inclination to give them any examination. 

" I am, 
" Your 'affectionate friend, 

" John Anstis, Garter." 

The following- extract concludes the x\ddress to the Reader: — 
" It has been too common a practice to depreciate and under- 
value the laudable qualities of men who have fallen under some dis- 
advantages in their characters, as if there was no justice due to the 
good actions of those who are supposed to have some mixture of 


vice in them. It is foreign to enquire whether Mr. Brooke was 
guilty of the excesses that his contemporaries in the College of Arms 
cliargetl upon him, and it no ways relates to the merits of the dis- 
pute before us upon what motive the attack was made, the question 
at present being reducible to this single point, If there really were 
such mislakts in that tditionof the Britannia as Mr. Brooke alledged } 
for which purpose, that the reader who hath not the two editions to 
collate, may be enabled to judge whether Mr. Camden might not 
have abated some of the acrimony of his style, the passages in 
the ' Britannia, 1.594,' to which Mr. Brooke made exceptions, are 
placed colun)n-wise with the next edition of it in IGOO, by way of 
appendix, at the end of the second part, as a debt to truth, without 
making any reflections." 

The 1st Part contains pj). 77 ; an enforced conclusion, pp.2; 
John Leyland's New Year's Gift, &c. pp. 8 ; then follows Mr. 
Camden's Answer, pp. 32. The second part, or " The Second 
Discoverie of Errours," &c. contains an Address to the gentle and 
learned Reader, ending at p. G, York's Reply to Mr. Camden's 
" Untituled Apologie;" " Ad Lectorum," p. 7 top. 15; after which 
the Discovery proceeds to p. 163, and the Appendix concludes the 
volume at p. 19G. 

It should be noticed that there are separate titles to each part 
with the date of 1723. 


An Account of the Peers and Peeresses of Great 
Britain and Ireland, Created or Advanced 
in their Peerage by King George I. 

London. Printed in the year M^-^. \2mo. 

S. Kent.— 1724. 

The Grammar of Heraldry, or Gentleman's 
Vade Mecum, &c. By Samuel Kent. The 
third edition. To which is added a copious 
Dictionary, being a curious Explanation of all 


the 1'crms used in Heraldry, vviih numerous re- 
ferences to illustrate the same. 

London : printed for John Pemberton, at the Golden Buck, in Fleet- 
street ; and Francis Jackson, at the Rose and Crown, in Little 
Britain. 1724.— Vide Art. ccccxxxi. 

G. St. Amakd.~1724. 
Animadversions on The Inquiry into the Manner 
of creating Peers : with some hints about 
pyrating in learning, in a Letter to Richard 
W— t, Esq. 

Tune hinc spoliis indute meorum 

Eripiare mihi — Vine. Mn. 1. 12. 

London : printed for J. Peele, at Lock's Head, in Paternoster- Row. 
1724. Svo. pp. 52. 

This letter is dated Inner Temple, Jan. 1, 1724. It is by some 
attributed to George St. Amand; but see the Gent.'s Mag. 72. i. 493, 
where a copy, full of MS. notes by Peter Le Neve, is mentioned. 

A. Johnston. — 1742. 

Notitia Anglicana ; shewing 1. The Atchieve- 
ments of all the English Nobility compleat, 
their several Quarterings or Pretensions, be- 
ing the Arms of the most eminent Families in 
Great Britain and Ireland. Also their Im- 
palements, &c. as well as their Paternal Coats, 
Crests, Supporters, and Mottos. 2. Their se- 
veral Titles of Honour, whether Hereditary or 
by Great Offices in the State : Together with 
ju&t and correct Blazons of their said Atchieve- 
ments, and reasons for many of their particu- 


lar bearings, &c. To which is added, by way 
of Introduction, a Concise Essay upon the 
Nature, Rise, and Intent of" Arms and Armory, 
shewing their progressive growth in the Prac- 
tice of both Ancients and Moderns, together 
with sufficient Rules and Observations for at- 
taining a perfect knowledge in that Science. 
Curiously drawn and engrav'd by the ingeni- 
ous Mr. Gardiner, and other eminent Mas- 

London : printed for A. Johnston, Engraver, in Old Round Court, in 
the Strand ; J. Senex, at the Globe ; R. Gosling, at the Middle 
Temple Gate, in Fleet-Street ; William Taylor, at the Ship, in 
Paternoster Row, 5fc. l^'c. 1724. 8vo. Two volumes. 

The first volume is dedicated to Charles Duke of Queensberry 
and Dover, &c. &c. by Andrew Johnston. 

The Essay upon Arms and Armory is contained in 94 pages, 
preceding the full titles and blazon of the Arms and Quarterings of 
the Nobility, with the names of them, commencing at p. 1, and 
continued to p. 166, with an Index of the names that refer to any 
Coats of Arms, either quartered by the nobility of England or any 
other ways mentioned in this book, pp. 10, not paged, concludes 
the first volume. The second volume is dedicated to John Montagu, 
Duke of Montagu, &c. &c. It consists wholly of plates, in number 
190, one achievement upon each. The two last plates contain the 
arms of the Archbishops and Bishops : these are exceedingly well 
engraved, and the quarterings appear to be selected from good 

J. GuiLLiM. — 1724. 
A Display of Heraldry. By John Guillira, 
Pursuivant at Arms. The Sixth Edition. Im- 
proved with large Additions of many hundred 
Coats of Arms, under their respective bearings, 
with good authorities from the Ashmolean 

320 bihliothkoa hkraldica. — k. ceorge. 

Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &c. wilh his 
Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, 
Observations, Arguments, and cliief Instances. 
To which is added, a Treatise of Honour, 
Mihtary and Civil, according to the Laws and 
Customs of England. By Capt. John Logan. 
Illustrated with the Arms, Crests, Supporters, 
and Mottos of the Royal Family and Nobility: 
The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, 
and several of the Gentry, Together with the 
proper Habits of the different degrees of the 
Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the 
Chief Orders of Knighthood in Europe, all 
fairly engraven on copper plates. Also an 
exact list of the Baronets from their first crea- 
tion to the present time ; and most of their 
Arms blazon'd. With an account of the 
Customs, Government, and Privileges of the 
City of London, the other Cities of England, 
and Shire Towns of each County, and tlieir 
Arms. Likewise a Supplement of Scarce 
Tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken 
from authentick copies. And a Dictionary 
explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, 
in English, Latin, and French. With proper 
Tables to the whole. 

London : printed by T. W. for R. and J. Bonwicke, and R. Wilkin, 
in St. Paul's Church-yard ; and J. Walthoe, and Thos. Ward, in the 
Temple. 1724. Folio. 

The editor of this enlarged and handsome edition of Guillim's 
book, for which see Art. lx.xxi. was James Coats. " The Display," 
ike. occupies 460 pages ; much has been added to the original work, 


particularly in the IntrotUiction, consisting of 20 pages : these addi- 
tions are distinguished by inverted commas. " The Observations on 
Precedency," by Sir George'INIackenzie, pp. 56 ; " Analogia Hono- 
rum," {vide Art. cclxxvim.) pp. 275; to this part belong the por- 
traits of the Peers, &c. one in each degree, all retouched : the por- 
trait of King Charles II. in Roman armour, by Sheru-in, has been 
altered to that of George I. and a new portrait of Archl)ishop Wake 
introduced. After this follow, the Second Part of " Honor Civil," 
pp. 58; " Dictionary of Terms," pp. 24 ; anrl a Table, pp. 20. 

A large-paper copy of this last edition of (iuillim's Display, 
usually sells for 12 guineas and upwards. 

J. Anstis. — 1724. 
The Form of The Installation of the Most Noble 
Order of the Garter. By John Anstis, Esq. 
Garter King of Arms. 

Printed in the year 1724. Srp. 

J. Anstis. — 1724. 
The Register of the Most Noble Order of the 
Garter, from its cover in Black Velvet, usually 
called the Black Book ; W\i\\ Notes placed at 
the bottom of the pages, and an Introduction, 
prefixed by the Editor. In two volumes. 

London. Printed by John Barber., upon Lambeth Hill. 1724. Folio. 

To the first volume is prefixed an allegorical frontispiece^ J. Symp- 
son, sculp, with the following title within the Collar of the Order; 
viz. " Registrum quod a Tegumento Nigro vocatm- Liber Niger 
Clarissimi Ordinis Militaris a Subligaculo Cruris, Garttrii Nomine 
appellati, una cum Prolegomenis, Spicilegiis, ac Scholiis ad imum 
pagina; marginem hinc inde dispositis.'' 

The Black Book is contained in the first volume. It appears 
that the annals of the Order previous to the 4th year of the reign of 
Henry V. are not to be found, and this book now published is 
the oldest Register remaining in the Archives. The original MS. 
is a very large volume in folio, written ni Latni, on vellum, in 

T T 


a liandsomc character, haviii;; the initial letters of each paragraph, 
tcether with the names of the Companions, illuminated on com- 
partments of trol<l and azure alternately. The portraits of the 
Sovereigns, ex( epi that of Edward Vf. are prefixed to their several 
Reigns. The marorin of the first leaf of each reign is also adorned 
with rich foliage and other decorations. 

The pages of this original are inserted in the margin of the printed 
work, liiat ihe reader may he enabled to consult the quotations 
referred to by A>hinole. The translation is made according to the 
most strict and verbal construction, but the surnames are frequently 
spelled according to modern orthography; notes are subjoined at 
the bottom of the pages, referring to contemporary records, and 
illustrating obscure passages, occasionally supplying deficiencies and 

The first volume commences with a Preface, pp. 3^, followed 
by a table of the matter contained in the narrative concerning the 
Institution of the Garter, being an abridgment of its contents, 
p. .33 and p. 34. 

After which is the Black Book : Institutis Ordinis, p. 1 to 40; 
Ordinis Statuta, p. 41 to 4S; Acta Sub Edoardo Tertio, p. 49 
to 51; Acta Sub Richardo Secundo, p. 52 to 56; Acta 
Sub Henrico Quarto, p. 57 to GO; Acta Sub Henrico Quinto, 
p. 61 to 82; Acta Sub Henrico Sexto, p. 83 to 168; Addenda, 
p.l69lol71j Acta Sub Edoardo Quarto, p. 172to215; Acta 
Sub Edoardo Quinto, p. 216 ; Acta Sub Richardo Tertio, p. 217 
to 221; Acta Sub Henrico Seplimo, p. 222 to 226; Acta Sub 
Henrico Octavo, p. 268 to 437; Acta Sub Edwardo Sexto, 
p. 4.38 to 470. Then follows " Ediloris Appendix," containing ex- 
tracts from seveial manuscripts in illustration of the subject: at 
p. 41 of this appendix is a description of a beautiful limning in 
colours placed in the original MS. in the Introduction to the reign 
of Henry VHI. in two parts, the first representing that King with 
all the Knights Companions, in Chapter : the second, a Proces- 
sion within the Chapel to the Altar. All the Companions in this 
procession, excepting the sovereign, have over their mantles of the 
Order, which trail on the ground, a tabard of their own respective 
Arms and Quarterings in their proper metals and colours, which 
surroats are closed at the necks, and reach down to the calves of 
their legs. At the end is an Index of the Surnames and Titles in the 
first book, p. 53 to 64, and Bait. Castilioni Epistola de Guido- 
Ubaldo Urbini Duce, p. 66 to 72. 

The second volume of this publication commences with an Intro- 


duction, pp. 59, from which it appears that the author proposed at 
a future period to publish a History of the Lives of the Knights 
Companions of the Order of the Garter: what he has here 
printed was designed as a specimen of what might be done, with 
suitable encouragement. Several voKimes of Collection-:, the 
materials of the intended completion of the author's plan, are now 
in the library of the Heralds' College. 

' The Reason of the Institution of this Order, &c.' is inscribed to 
Sir Thomas Herbert, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, &c. K. G. 
pp. 129. Memoirs of the Life of Sir John Fastolf, p. 131 to 146. 

The author's account of the Thirteenth Stall on the Princes 
side, contains the Lives of the following Knights, with engrav- 
ings of their Arms from the plates at Windsor, viz. Sir Walter 
Paveley, p. 147 to 152; Sir Thomas Banaster, p. 153 to 155; 
Sir Sandich de Trane, p. 157 to 166; Sir Simon de Felbrigg, 
p. 167 to 177; the Duke of Viseu, p. 179 to 193; Sir Galeard 
de Durefort, Lord Diiras, p. 195 to 202; Sir Thomas Mon- 
gomery, p. 203 to 209; Sir Gilbert Talbot, p. 211 to 218; Sir 
Richard Wingfield, p. 219 to 234; Sir Henry GuUleford, 
p. 235 to 247; Sir Richard Carew, p. 249 to 262; Sir Robert 
Rochester, a Knight Elect, p. 263 to 267 ; Esme Steward, Duke of 
Lennox, p. 269 to 271; Sir Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax, 
p. 273 to 278. After which is " A Supplement to Mr. Ashmole's 
Discourse of Garter's Institution, Oath, Mantle, Ensign, Badge, 
Privileges and Pension," p. 280. to the end of the book at p. 488. 
In this part is included the Lives of the several Garters Kings of 
Arms, the author's j)redeces!.ors in office, containing many interest- 
ing i)articulars relating to llieni. The volume concludes with an 
Index of Surnames and Titles, p. 489 to 500. 

John Anstis was born at St. Neots, in Cornwall, 28th Sept. 1669. 
In the first pnrliament of Queen Anne he was Member for St. 
Germains, afterwards for Launce^ton ; he became a decidt-d partizan 
in the Tory interest, and on the 2nd April, 1714, he obtained a 
reversiona-ry Patent for the office of Garter King of Arms. On the 
accession of George I. he was imprisoned under suspicion of a de- 
sign to restore the Stuarts, at which critical time ihe office of 
Garter beoming vacant, he presented his claim A[>iil 4, 1717. 
The Case was decided in his favour April 20, 1718, and he 
was created Garter. His residence was at West Narih, in the 
parish of Duloe, in Cornwall, where he possessed considerable pro- 
perty. He died March 4, 1744, and was buried in the vault of 
Duloe church. 


" In liiiii were joined the karnitig of Camden, and the iudusiiy, 
without the inaccuracy, of Sir Willian) Du-rdalc; he was a most 
indefali};ahle and able Jlerald, and though he hved lo the age of 7G, 
yet we wonder at the greatness of his productions." Noble's College 
of Arms, p. 377. 


The Statutes of the most Honorable Order of 
the Bath. 

London. Printed in the year \l'2b. ^to. 


J. Anstis. — 1725. 
Observations Introductory to an Historical Es- 
say upon the Knighthood of the Bath. By 
John Anstis, Esq. Garter Principal King of 

London : printed for James Woodman, in Russell-street, Covent- 
garden ; and sold by J. Roberts, in Warwick-lane. 1725. 4to. 
Pages 88. 

At the end is " A Collection of Authorities referred to in the In- 
troduction," pp. 113. 

" Mr. Anstis's new book, about the Knights of the Bath, was 
compiled and printed wiliiin three weeks, as he very lately told me 
in a letter. Francis Thynne, Lancaster-herald, writ upon this sub- 
ject, and his MS. in folio, is now in being : Mr. Anstis hath a copy 
of it." — Hearniuna, extracts from MS. letters of Thomas Hearne 
to James West, Esq. on subjects of Bibliography, vide " Resti- 
tuta," vol. i. p. 548. 

The Order of thje Bath, of ancient institution, had fallen into neg- 
lect until it was revived by King George I. The first Installation 
took place in Henry the Seventh's chapel at Westminster, on 
Thursday 17lh June, 1725. 

" Knighthood and Investiture were formerly conferred eodem 
instante, installation being a modern Ceremony introduced upon 
the revival of the Order, 1725, in imitation of the Order of the 
Garter." — Pegge's Curiala. 



The Arms of the Knights, and of various Gen- 
tlemen-Esquires to the Knights, of the most 
Honorable Order of the r>ath, on 140 Plates, 
worked off tiom the Arms now tixed up in 
Henry Tth's Chapel in VVestminsler Abbey. 

Printed in the year 1725. Folio. 


T. Cooke.— 1725. 

The Knights of the Bath : a Poetical Tale. By 

Thomas Cooke. Prinied in the year 1725. 

The author was afterwards better known as the translator of 
Hesiod : lie frequently employed his pen on temporary subjects, 
either in poems or pamphlets, and the above was evidently meant 
to attract public attention on the revival of the Order of the Bath. 
Thomas Cooke died 20th December, 1756: see many anecdotes 
concerning- him. by Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bart, in Gent's Mag, 
61, ii. 1179. 


J. Coats.— 1725. 
A New Dictionary of Heraldry, explaining the 
Terms used in that Science; with their Ety- 
mology, and different Versions into Latin. 
Containing all the Rules of Blazon, with 
Reasons for the same. The original Significa- 
tion of Bearings. And a concise Account of 
the n)ost noted Orders of Knighthood that 
are or have been, and of Honours and Dig- 
nities Ecclesiastical, Civil, or Military. Il- 
lustrated with 196 Devices on copper. The 
whole designed to make that Science fami- 


liar. Rcvis'd and Corrected, with a Letter 
to the Publisher. By Mr. James Coats. 

London : printed for Jer. Batley, at the Dove, in Paternoster -row. 
1725. 8vo. Pages ^52. 
The title is in some copies varied, and the book was republished 
ill 1739. At the end are seven folded plates, each containing- 
about 28 subjects, engraved very neatly. James Coats was the 
editor of the last edition of Guillini's Display. 

A. Crossley. — 1725. 
The Peerage of Ireland ; Or an exact Catalogue 
of the Present Nobility, both Lords Spiritual 
and Temporal, With an Historical and Ge- 
nealogical Account of them. Containing the 
Descents, Creation, and most remarkable 
Actions of them, their Ancestors, and some 
of their Monuments ; Also the Titles of Honour 
they now enjoy, both here, and in England ; 
their Preferments and the time of their Pro- 
motions, with their Marriages and Issues con- 
tinued to this time, with the palernal Coats 
of Arms of each Family in Blazon ; and of 
the Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees, and 
the time of their Consecrations and Transla- 
tions, with their respective Arms, Crests, 
Supporters, and Mottos : The whole collected 
from the most authentick Histories, Pedi- 
grees, choice Manuscripts, Certificates, and 
other Records of this Kingdom. By Aaron 
Crossley, Herald-Painter, of Dublin. — Si 
Deus nobiscum quis contra nos. 

Dublin : printed by Thomas Hume, at the Ciistojn- House Printing- 
House, in Essex-Street, for the Author. 1725. Folio. 


This first attempt at a history of the Irish Peerage is dedicated 
to H4s Excellency John Lord Carteret, Lord-Lieutenant of Ire- 
land, &c. An Address to the Reader is dated from the Author's 
house, in Dame-street, Dublin, which is followed by several letters 
from members of the Heralds' college, London, and three pages of 
Commendatory Verses. The Account of the Royal Family begins 
at page I, then an account of the Family of the Lord-Lieutenant, 
and an " Introduction to Tables of Blazon ;" at page 9, the Peer- 
age of Ireland commences, which is continued to page 260, after 
which is a new title, " The Signification of most Things that are 
borne in Heraldry, With the Explanation of their natural Qualities, 
and of those Persons that they ought properly to be borne by : 
First, Of the Lion and its natural Qualities, and All other Beasts 
distinctly shewn, As also of Birds, of Fishes, and all Vegetables, 
as Trees, Flowers, &c. and Mechanical Instruments. Several sun- 
dry Ways of Blazon, as they ought to be used, and the Degrees of 
Persons ; The natural Qualities and Colours of those Precious Stones 
that are mentioned in blazoning Coat Armours; Of Helmets and 
Mitres, and the reason why different; A Description of the several 
Degrees of the Nobility, both Lords Spiritual and Temporal; Also 
Emblems and Hieroglyphics; and several Authors cited. By Aaion 
Crossley, Herald-Painter, Dublin. Dublin: printed by Thomas 
Hume, at the Custom- House Printing- House, in Srnovfc Allej/. 1724," 
Pages 86; names of Authors cited, pp. 2, not included. 

At the end the author has given his own Coat Armour, in 
blazon; viz. Party per chevron or and t^er/, in chief a Tau between 
two crosses patonce fitche gules, in base a hind trippant argent. — 
Crest : a hind's head couped argent, charged on the neck with a 
Tan gules. — Motto : " Credo et Amo." Table of Contents, pp. 4; 
Index belonging to the Peerage of Ireland alphabetically, pp. 6; 
after which is this Advertisement, " At the Royal Coat is kept the 
Herald-Painter's Office, Dublin, opposite St. George's Lane, where 
the Nobility and Gentry may have all things relating to the decent 
Solemnity of Funerals," &c. ; then an Alphabetical List of All the 
Titles of Honour and Provinces in Ireland, pp. 6; Notes upon the 
Alphabetical List conclude the volume. 

Lodge, in his Peerage, affects to despise the labours of his pre- 
cursor, and states that Crossley is not to be depended upon; but, 
as an original work, it requires to be viewed with indulgence. It 
is a scarce book. The very fine copy from which the above 
account is derived, forms part of the large and valuable collection 
upon Irish History in the library of Sheffield Grace, Esq. of Lin- 


coin's Inn, F. S. A. who very kindly directed the editor's attention 
to several rare and privately-printed books upon the subjects in- 
cluded in this catalo;?iie. 

R. Douglass.— 1725. 
The Form and Order of the Coronation of 
Charles 2, King of Scotland, England, France 
^nd Ireland, As it was acted and done at 
Scoon, the first day of January, l6ol. By 
Robert Douglass, Minister at Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh. Reprirtted in the year 1725. Hvo. Pages 74. 
See Arts, clxxiv. and cciv. 

G. St. Amand.— 1725. 
An Historical Essay on the Legislative Power 
of Enoland. Wherein the Orioin of Both 
Houses of Parliament, Their Ancient Consti- 
tution, and the Changes that have happened 
in the Persons that compos'd them, with the 
Occasions thereof, are related in a Chronolo- 
gical Order ; And many things concerning 
the English Government, the Antiquities of 
the Laws of England, and the Feudal Law, 
are occasionally illustrated and explained. 
By George St. Amand, of the Inner Tem- 
ple, Esc|. 

London : printed for Tho. Woodward, at the Half Moon, over 
against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street. 1725. Svo. pp. 197, 
Index not included. 

This work contains much information respecting Feudal Baronies. 


F. Nichols.— 1726. 

The British Compendium, or Rudiments of 
Honour, &c. The Sixth Edition, with many 
Additions and Amendments. 

London : printed by R. Nutt, and sold by A. Bettesivorth, 8fc. SjC. 

3 vols. l2mo. 
The plates of the arms of the nobilitj' were engraved by J. Wigley. 

G. Crawfusd. — 1726. 
The Lives and Characters of the Officers of tiie 
Crown and State of Scotland, from the Reign 
of King David I. to the Union of the Two 
Kingdoms. By George Crawfurd, Escj. 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year 1726. Folio. 

This is called in the title " Vol. I." but the 2nd volume never 
was published. 

" The account as well as the series of the Chancellors, are both 
very detective in Crawfurd's ' Officers of Slate.' It is of great 
importance, that a Chronological List of the Chancellors should be 
accurately stated ; because it is the name of the Chancellor alone, 
who witnessts the charters, which can clearly ascertain the dates 
of a thousand charters diirin<( those times of general uncertainty." 
— Caledonia, p. 712. In which work G. Chalmers has, with a view 
to this important point, submitted to the curious reader a more 
precise Series of Chancellors of Scotland than is any where else to 
be found. 

R. GoSLI^G. — 1726. 
The Laws of Honour ; or a Compendious Ac- 
count of the Ancient Derivation of all 'J'itles, 
Dignities, Offices, &c. 

London : printed for R. Gosling, and are to he sold by John Osborne, 
at the sign of the Ship, at St. Saviour's Dock-head, near Ilorscley- 
doivn. 1726. 8vo. pp. 441. 

V U 


'I'liis l)()ok is a reprint of Ari. ccccxix. to it is added a List of the 
Kiiif^lils Companions of the Drder of the Thistle, with a plate of 
the Collar anil li:ul;4e, at p. 2H0 ; and a List of the Knights of the 
Bath at p. 440. To this second impression the portrait of King 
Georoe I. is prefixed, instead of that of Queen Anne. 

S. Kent.— 1726. 
The Banner Displayed ; or an Abridgment of 
Guillim: being a compleat System of He- 
raldry, in all its parts, with proper Cuts and 
Tables. In two volumes. By Samuel Kent, 
Author of the Grammar of Heraldry. 

London : printed for Thomas Cox, at the Luinh under the Royal Ex- 
change, Cornhill. 1726. Svo. 

This work is in two volumes; the 1st containing 570 pages, and 
in the 2nd, which is dated 1728, the paging is continued to 894, 
including: the Indices of charges and names. 

The method pursued in this system is the same as in The Display, 
but the philosophical digressions are omitted, and above 3000 coats 
inserted, with historical and genealogical accounts of the families 
therein mentioned. 


W. Gordon.— 1726. 
The History of the Ancient, Noble, and Illus- 
trious Family of Gordon, &c. Together with 
an exact History of the most remarkable 
Transactions in Scotland, &c. All faithfully 
collected from Scots and Foreign Historians, 
Manuscripts, Records, and Registers of this 
Nation. In Two Volumes. By Mr. Wil- 
liam Gordon, of Old Aberdeen. 

Edinburgh : printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman, for the Author. 
1726. 8fo. 
The 1st volume is dedicated to the Duke of Gordon, and the 2nd, 
which was published in 1727, to the Marquess of Huntley, &c. bring- 
ing the history down to the year 1699. The work is very scarce. 



The True State of Englaiul, Containing Lists 
of the Privy Council; of tlic King's House- 
hold ; of the Household of the Prince and 
Princess of Wales, and lliat of the Princesses 
Anne, Carolina, and Amelia. 01" ihc Great 
Officers of State, and the several other Offi- 
cers employ 'd in the Civil and Military Go- 
vernment of this Kingdom; &c. To which 
is added, A compleat List of the Knights of 
the Bath, and their Esquires: With a Table 
of Fees paid by euch Knight Yearly, and at 
their Election, never before published, &c. &c. 

London : printed for J. Stagg, in Westininsler Hall ; S. Chapman, 
in Pall-Mail; Sfc. 172G. Hvo. Pages 196. 

A. Collins. — 1727. 
The English Baronage ; or an Historical Ac- 
count of the Lives and most memorable 
Actions of our Nobility, with their Descents, 
Marriaiies, and Issues. Deduced from Re- 
cords. Historians, Manuscripts, and other 
Authorities, by Arthur Collins, Esq. 

London : printed by Robert Gosling, at the Middle Temple Gate, in 
Fleet Street. 1727. 4to. Pages 6H3. 

This book, which is called the " first volumt," is dedicated to 
Sir Robert Walpole. 

The author states that he had witii much lal)oiir, and at no small 
expense, made lar;i;e collections, with intention to piibli>h an His- 
torical Account of the Baronage, and this may be considered as a 
specimen of what he could produce with encouragement. The 
whole was to have been printed in the order of precedency. 


More llian 70 Peers had l^eeii created since the pubhcation of 
tlie Baronage, and Collins inlorms us, he possessed a copy of the 
divers omissions in that work, from a MS. of the author, with 
additions by Gregory King, Lancaster-herald, in the hand-writing 
of the latter. 

This first volume is all that was ever published : it contains an his- 
torical and genealogical account of the following noble families ; viz. 
page 1, Cavendish, duke of Devonshire; p. 12.'>, Churchill, duke 
of Marlborough; p. 321, Pelham Holies, duke of Newcastle; at 
page 324 is a portrait of John de Pelham, temp. Edw. III. which, 
the author tells us, was painted on glass in the chapter-house at 
Canterbury : the figure engraved appears of a much more recent 
date. On page 325 are two seals. At p. 379 commences the his- 
tory of the family of Sackvil, duke of Dorset ; at p. 391 is a plate of 
the monumental slab of Humfrey Sakevyle, Esq. ob. 1487; and at 
p. 393, the tomb of Richard Sakevyle, ob. 1524; at p. 488, Comp- 
ton, earl of Northampton ; p. 532, Lumley, earl of Scarborough ; 
p. 568, Cholmondeley, earl of Cholmondeley ; p. 583, two folding 
plates of the monument of Hugh Cholmcmdeley and his wife, in 
the chancel of the church of Malpas ; p. 592, Hervey, earl of Bris- 
tol ; p. 610, Carteret, lord Carteret; p. 633, Stawel, lord Stawel ; 
p. 651, Waipole, lord Walpole : at the conclusion of the account 
of each family, is the full achievement, very neatly engraved. A 
copious Index of names, pp. 12, is at the end. 

M. Gibson.— 1727. 
A View of the Ancient and Present State of the 
Churches of Door, Home Lacy, and Hemp- 
sted, endowed by the Right Honourable John 
Lord Viscount Scudamore ; With some Me- 
moirs of that Ancient Family, and an Appen- 
dix of Records and Letters relating to the 
same Subject. By Matthew Gibson, M. A. 
Hector of Door. 

Quo justior alter 

Non Pietate fuit. 

London : printed by IV. BowT/er, for R. Williamson, near Gray's- 
Inn Gate, in Holborn. 1727. 4/o, Pages 238. 


This book is dedicated to the Right Honourable Lady Frances 
Viscountess Scudamore, pp. 2 : the Memoirs of the very ancient 
family occupy 64 pages. Copious extracts from this book are given 
in GentJ's Mag. vol. 87, i. p. 99. 

T. AVoTTON.— 1727. 
The English Baronets, being a Genealogical 
and Historical Account of their Families, 
containing 1. A Particular Account of the 
Institution of this Order by King James I. 
Manner of Creation, Privileges, Precedents, 
&c. ; 2. Their Descents, Creations, Succes- 
sions, Marriages and Issue, As also the Pub- 
lic Employments and Remarkable Actions 
both of them and their Ancestors, With the 
Blazonry of their Arms and Crests, their 
Mottos and Scats or Places of Residence ; 
3. Correct Lists, 1. Of the Present Baronets 
in the Order of Precedence, 2. Of those who 
are now Peers of Great Britain or Ireland, 
3. Of those Foreigners who have had this 
Dignity conferred on them, 4. Of those whose 
Titles are now extinct ; 4. Exact Tables of 
Precedence, particularly with respect to the 
Wives, Sons, and Daughters of Baronets and 
Knights; 5. A Short Account of the Institu- 
tion of the Order of Baronets of Nova Scotia, 
and those of Ireland, With an Explanatory 
Index of the Terms in Heraldry referring to 
the Arms, Illustrated with their Coats of Arms 
curiously engraven on copper plates. 

London : printed for Thomas Wotton, at the Three Daggers and Sueen's 
Head, against St. Dunstan's Church,in Fleet Street. 1727. \27ho. 3 vols. 


The firsl volume is inscribed to Holland Egerton, Esq. from 
whose collections the dra\vin<Ts for the plates of Arms were made; 
and prefixed is his Coat, with nine f|uailerinf,'s and two crests. The 
autlior was much assisted in this work by that endless pedit^ree-writer 
Arthur Collins, the Reverend William Holman of Halsted, and Mr. 
Gurdon. This volume contains 37 pages of engraved Arms, 6 coats 
on each page; Of the Order of Baronets, p. i. to xxii. in which is 
included the Patent in Latin and English ; An Account of the Ba- 
ronets created by King James I. and Charles I. pp. GlO; Index to 
the volume, p, 611 to 622. 

The 2nd volume contains plate 38 to 77 ; Account of Baronets 
created by King Charles II. pp. 618; Index to the volume, p. 619 
to 630. 

The 3rd volume contains plate 78 to 106, and an Account of 
Baronets created by Kings James II. William HI. Queen Anne, 
and King George I. concluding with Sir Charles Turnor, of 
Warham, Norfolk, created in 1727, pp.230; the remainder of the 
volume is filled with the Lists enumerated in the title, and an Index 
to the whole, concluding at p. 495. 

This work was very considerably enlarged by the same author, 
and published in five volumes, 8vo. in 1741. 

King George I, died at his brother the Duke of York's palace, at 
Osnaburg, June 11, 1727, in the 13lh year of his reign and 68th of 
his age. 




A Complete Account of the Ceremonies observed 
in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens 
of England, &c. cS^c. 

London : printtd for J. Roberts, at the Oxford Anns, in Warwick- 
lane. 1727. 4to. Pages 67. 

This Account contains a large plate of the Procession at the 
Coronation of King William and Queen Mary, and another repre- 
senting the Champion's Challenge in Westminster Hall. 


The Magnificent Form usually observed in the 
Processions to the Coronations, <^c. tScc. 


Collected from Sand ford and other the best 

Printed and sold by Thomas Bowles, Printseller, in St. Paul's Church- 
yard ; and John Bowles 8^ Son, at y' Black Horse, in Cornhill. 
No date. 

A coarsely-engraved print, insizeabout thirty-six im-lies by eighteen. 


- 1727. 

The Solemnities at the Coronation of King 
George II. Prinled in the year 1727. Svo. 

George the Second was proclaimed on 15th June, the day after 
the express arrived with the account of the death of his father. 


- - 1727. 

The Form of the Proceeding to the Royal Co- 
ronation of their Majesties King George II. 
and Queen Caroline, from Westminster Hall 
to the Abbey- Church of St. Peter in West- 
minster, on Wednesday the 11th of this In- 
stant, October 17^7. Folio. Pages 8. 

The description of the Coronation of the King and Queen was 
also printed in the German language at Hanover in 1728, 4to. with 
the Royal Arms in the title, and with a plate of the Procession. 


- . - - 1728. 

The Titles and Flonours conferred by King 
George the First and Second to 1728. 

London. Printed in the year \72S. Svo. 


Registrwn Regale : or the Genealogy of Sove- 
reign Princes, containing a particular Ac- 


count of the Rise, Births, Marriages, and 
Issue, of the chief Princes in Europe: the 
OrclcT of Succession in most Christian Coun- 
tries : the Coats of Arms, Afottos, and De- 
vices, of the several Royal Families, (&c. &c. 

London. Primed for J. Isted, at the Golden Ball, near Chancery- 
lane, Fleet-street ; Sfc. 1728. Svo. Pages 96. 


His Majesty King George II. 's Hereditary 
Right proved, in Answer to the Nonjuror. 

London. Printed in the year 1729. Svo. 



The True and Ancient Hereditary Right consi- 
dered, and explained. 

London. Printed in the year 1729. Svo. 

A. B OYER. —1729. 
The Great Theater of Honour and Nobility ; 
Containing, I. The Science of Heraldry, 
with a Compleat Dictionary of all the Terms 
proi)er thereto. H. An Historical and Chrono- 
lo"ieal Abridoment of the Settlements and 
Revolutions of the Monarchies and Sovereign- 
ties of Europe, from the Downfall of the 
Roman Empire, till towards the end of the 
Tenth Century. 111. The [)resent Slate of the 
Empire of Germany, with relation to the Em- 
peror, King of the Romans, Electors, Princes 

X X 


of the Empire, Imperial Cities, Diets, &c. 
IV. The Aichicvements and Blazon of the Em- 
perors, Kings, Princes, and Sovereign States 
of Cliristendom.. 13olh in French and English. 
Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince 
of Wales, by Mr. A. Boj^er, author of the 
Koyal Dictionar}^ French and English. 

London : printed by Henry Woodfall, and sold by JVilliam Innys, at 
the west end of Si. Paul's ; J. Osborn and T. Longman, in Pater- 
noster Roxv, i)-f. ^e. 1729. 4<o. 

Facinj; (he Title is a frontispiece, P. Lavergne, inv. P.Fourdrinier, 
scul. represent ino^ the Prince instructed by Mars, and led by 
Minerva to the Temples of Virtue and Honour, where his Ancestors 
are crovvrud l>y Immortality. The work is throughout illustrated 
by well-engra\ed plates, and vs very handsomely printed in double 
columns. It is divided into three parts, the first containing a 
DictioiiMry of Heraldry, French and English, and English and 
French, p. 1 to 122; a Treatise of the Heraldic Science, or 
Blazonry, which is divided into 23 chapters, p. 123 to p. 381 : the 
second part contains a Chronological /Abridgment of the History 
of the Sovereign Slates of Europe, divided into 6 chapters : the last, 
" or ihe Princes of the Empire of Germany," containing 12 articles 
or divisions: the third part commences at p. 191, and treats of 
" The Arms and Blazon of the Sovereigns of Europe." It ends 
with the British Arms, or the King's Atchievement, p. 257 to 259. 

Abel Buyer was born at Castres, in Upper Languedoc, 13lh June, 
1667, and was educated at the Protestant school at Puy Laurent, 
where he made great proficiency in Greek and Latin. In 1685 he 
left his native country in consecjuence of religious persecution, and 
in 16S9 came to England, where, after having made himself mas- 
ter of the Engli>h Tongue, he became an author by profession, and 
engaged n> various compilations : his French Grammar and Dic- 
tionary have passed many editions. The author died 16th Nov. 
1729, at a house he had built in Five Fields, Chelsea, and was 
buried in Chelsea church-yard. 


.1. OSBORN.— 1730. 

The Art of Heraldry, Containing, The Original 
and Universality of Arms and Ensigns, &c. 
Embellished with Forty Copper-plales, con- 
taining above 900 Coats of Arms of the No- 
bility and Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 
curiously engraved, widi their particular de- 
scriptions, and by whom borne. Together 
with Occasional Explications of all the 'J erms 
used in the Science of Heraldry, and peculiar 
thereto. To which is prefixed, An Alphabeti- 
cal List of the Names of the Families whose 
Coats are delineated in the Book, with Re- 
ferences to the Pages where they are to be 

London : printed for J. Oshorn, near Dock-Head, in Southwark, and 
soldby Palernoster Row. 1730. 8ro. pp. 2-22. 

This work, we are lold in the preface, was written about the 
year 1710, but the author's name is not mentioned. 


C. Hornby.— 1730. 
A Small Specimen of the many Mistakes in Sir 
William Dugdale's Baronage, exhibited in 
some Remarks on about half a page of that 
voluminous work. In a Letter, &c. 

London : printed by J. Watson, the corner of Church Court, over 
against Hungerford-Market, in the Strand. 1730. Hro. pp. GO. 

At p. 25 of the tract is a second letter. The?e two letters relate 
to the great family of Clare, to which the author added a third iu 
1738. The author was Charles Hornby, First Secondary of the 
Pipe Office, an office of the Exchequer, who died lOlh May, 1780. 


This first impression was reprinted without alteration by K. Ileatii, 
at IMonmoiith, about IHIO, who supposed it was written by Dr. 
Kawhir-on, from ihe observation on the original title page, " Suum 
Cuique Thomas Hearne, Nov. 9, 1730, sent me by Dr. Richard 
KawlinsoM."— Sec the Gcnt.'s Mag. vol. 80. i. p. 507. 

- - 1730. 

The Ceremonies to be observed in the Presence 
of the Sovereign and Knighls Companions of 
the Most Noble Order of the Garter at Wind- 
sor, on the 10th of June, 1730. 

Printed in the year 1730. 4fo. 

.T. Pine.— 1730. 

The Procession and Ceremonies observed at the 
Time of the InstaUation of the Knights Com- 
panions of the Most Honourable Military 
Order of the Bath, upon Thursday, June 17, 
1725, with the Arms, Names, Titles, &c. of 
the Knights Companions, and of their Esquires, 
as they are fixed up in Henry Vllth's Chapel, 
in Westminster Abbey. By John Pine, En- 
graver. N. B. The Portraits of most of the 
Knights Companions and Officers of the 
Ordcr,are done from original Pictures, pamted 
for tliat purpose. 

London: printed by S. Palmer and J. Huggonson, for John Pine: 
and sold by W. Innis, F. Fayrnm, Sfc. ifc. 1730. Folio, pp. 20, 
and 20 plates. 

This splendid folio is dedicated to King George the Second. 
The number of Knights was thirty-seven, each attended by three 
Esquires. The Duke of Montague was created Great Master ; 
and the Dean of Westminster, for the time being, Dean of the 


Order ; the other officers are, Bath King of Arms, a Genealogist, 
Registrar, and Secretary, Gentleman Usher, and INIessenger. At 
the end of the book is an additional plate of " The Arms of the Four 
Knights Companions of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, 
together with those of their twelve Esquires, who were Installed the 
3()th day of June, 1733." 

The portraits of the Knights of the Bath were painted by Joseph 
Highmore, an eminent artist, who then resided in Lincoln's Inn 
Fields ; some of the pictures were whole lengths. The Duke of Rich- 
mond attended by his three Esquires, represented as in Henry Vll's 
Chapel, is still preserved at Goodwood. It is said Highmore pro- 
jected the series of plates that were engraved by Pine for this Book. 

John Pine was born in IG90; he became celebrated as an en- 
graver, and published several beautiful works : his finest is the ten 
prints of the Tapestries in the House of Lords, representing the 
defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. He obtained the office of 
Bluemanllc Pursuivant of Arms, about 1743, and died in the College 
4th May, 175G, act. 66. 


R. ACHERLEY. — 1731. 

The Free Parliament ; or an Argument on their 
Constitution, proving some of their Powers to 
be independent. To which is added, An 
Appendix of Original Letters and Papers, 
which passed between the Court of Hanover 
and a Gentleman at London, touching the 
Right of the Duke of Cambridge to reside in 
England and sit in Parliament. By Roger 
Acherley. London. Printed in 1731. 8i'o. 

F. Nichols.— 1731. 

The British Compendium, or Rudiments of 
Honour, &c. The 7th Edition, corrected and 
enlarged to 1731. 

Primed for A. Bellesvoorth and C. Hitch, at the Red Lion, in Pater- 
noster Row, and R. Nutt, in the Old Bailey. 1731. l2mo. 3 1-0/5. 


The first volume, containing the English Peerage, is in two parts, 
and the Address to the Reader is sit;ned Francis Nichols ; the second 
vohime contains the Nobihly of Scotland ; and the third, the Irish, 
to which is added, a Supplement to the three volumes, containing 
The Antiquity and use of Armories. 

J. Anderson. — 1731. 
Royal Genealogies, or The Genealogical Tables 
of Emperors, Kings, and Princes, from Adam 
to these Times, &c. &c. By James Ander- 
son, D. D. 

London : printed for the Author by James Bettenham, and sold by 
E. Symon and J. Clarke, in Cornhill, Ifc. 1731. Folio, pp. 812. 
exclusive of Index and Corrigenda. 
A second edition of this volume was published in 1736, which 

is fully described. 

T. Dring.— 1733. 
A Catalogue of the Lords, Knights, and Gentle- 
men, that have Compounded for their Estates. 
To which are Added, some Gentlemen's 
Names, which were omitted in the former 

London: printed for Thomas Dring, 1655; and Chester, reprinted 
by R. Admns, 1733. Svo. pp. 13S. 

The former edition was printed five years before the scene of 
oppression closed, whereby many names were omitted. It was 
therefore reprinted by subscription, and a list of subscribers are 
prefixed to it. 

At the end of the book is given the amount of the whole Compo- 
sition raised, viz. 1,305,299/. 45. Id. 


COLBATCH. — 1733. 

An Examination of Echard's Account of the 
Marriage Treaty between King Charles the 


Second and Queen Catharine, Infanta of Por- 
tugal. By Col batch. 

PrinUd in the year 1733. 4/o. 

N. Salmon.— 1733. 
The Lives of the English Bishops, from the 
Restoration to the Revolution ; fit to be op- 
posed to the Aspersions of some late writers 
of Secret History. 

London. Printed in the year 1733. Spo. 

A useful Book, but written with strong prejudices. The author 
svas Nathaniel Salmon, L. L. B. the Historian of Hertfordshire, 
who died April 2, 1742. 

A. Collins. — 1734. 
Proceedings, Precedents, and Arguments, - on 
Claims and Controversies, concerning Baronies 
bv Writ, and other Honours. With the Arsu- 
ments of Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Henry Mon- 
tagu, The Lord Chief Justice Crew, The 
Lord Chief Justice Branipston, Judge 
Dodderidge, Judge Rolles, Mr. Selden, 
Sir Heneage Finch, Mr. Montagu (afterwards 
Lord Chief Baron,) Sir AV^illiam Jones, Sir 
AVilliani Dugdale, Mr. Offley, Sir Edward 
Northey, Sir Thomas Powis, and others. 
Published from the Manuscript Collections of 
Robert Glover, Esq. Somerset Herald, Sir 
William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms, 
(iregory King, Esq. Lancaster Herald, Samuel 
Stcbbing, Esq. Somerset Herald, Peter Le 


Neve, Esq. Norroy King of Arms, and others. 
By Arthur Collins, Esq. With an Appendix, 
containing several Piipors copied from the 
Bodleian and Ashmoleian Libraries at Ox- 
ford, &c. 

London : printed for Thomas IVotton, at the Queen's Head and Three 
Daggers, over against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet- Street. 1734. 
Folio, pp 415. 

This useful volume is dedicated to the Right Hon. Spencer 
Compton, Earl of Wilmington, &c. K. G. pp. 2. It appears that 
Gregory King, Esq. Lancaster Herald, in the reign of William HI. 
had made collections of many Precedents relating to Baronies and 
Honours, with design to publish them, but lived not to perform it. 
His manuscripts afterwards falling into the handsof Samuel Stebbing, 
Somerset Herald, were, on his death, purchased by Mr. Auditor 
Jett, and on his decease. Anno 1731, exposed to sale by public 
auction, when Collins obtained such of them as related to this work. 
An excellent table of IS pages precedes the Claims, which com- 
mence with " The Claim of Richard Berty, Esq. to the Barony of 
Willoughby of Eresby, with the determination by Queen Elizabeth," 
p. 1 to 23. 

2. " The Claim of Margaret Fenys, Wife to Sampson Leonard, 
Esq. to the Barony of Dacres, with the determination by King 
James L" p. 24 to 60. 

3. " The Claim and Title of Sir Thomas Fane, Knight, to the 
Barony of Bergavenny, with the opinion of the Judges in the Reign 
of Queen Elizabeth and King James I." p. 61 to 140. — Upon this 
title see Art. clix. &c. ante. 

4. " The Complaint of Henry Earl of Kent against George 
Rotheram, Esq. and William Dethick, Garter, with the decision 
of Lord Burleigh and Lord Howard of Effingham, Commissioners 
for the Office of Earl Marshal," p. 141 to 147. 

5. " The Case of the Duchy of Cornwall, published in 1613." 
p. 148 to \6\.— Vide An. xci. 

6. " The ClaimtotheBaronyofRoos, between Francis Earl of Rut- 
land and William Cecil, Esq. son to Lord Burleigh, temp. James I.'' 
p. 162 to 172. 

7. " The great Case of the Earldom of Oxford and Office of Great 
Chamberlain, between Robert Lord Willoughby, of Eresby, Robert 


VereEarl of Oxford, William Earl of Derl)y, and Lady Elizabeth 
his Wife, with the opinion of all the Jndy^es in that ca<e, and the 
deternfiination thereof in Parliament,'' p. 173 to 191. 

8. " The Claim and Title to the Barony of Grey of Ruthyn, 
between Charles Longueville, Esq. and Anthony Earl of Kent, 
with the Arguments of Selden, Judge Rolle, Sir William Duujdale, 
and others, with the Lord Chief Justice Brampston's .Argument 
about the Possessio Fi-atris delivered before the Lords, and the de- 
termination in the House of Peers." p. 195 to 260. 

9. " The Case of the Barony of Roos, between George Duke of 
Buckingham and John Earl of Rutland, in the reign of King 
Charles IL" p. 561 to 267. 

10. " The Claim and Title to the Barony of Fitzwalter, between 
Robert Cheek, Esq. and Henry Mildmay, Esq. with (he determina- 
tion thereof in the House of Lords." p. 26S to 290. 

11. " The Claim lo the Barony of Clifton, of Leighton Broms- 
wold, by Catherine, Lady O'Brien. 1673." p. 291 to 292. 

12. " The Viscount Purbeck's Case; whether an Honour can be 
surrendered to the King by a Fine ? with the Arguments of the 
Earl of Shaftesbury and Sir William Jones, and the determination 
thereof by the House of Peers." \). 293 to 306. 

13. " The Proceedings of Thomas Earl of Thanet, in order to 
make out his Claim to the Title of Lord Clifford in 1690 and 1691, 
with the determination thereof by the House of Peers." p. 306 to 

14. " The Proceedings of Sir Richard Verney, Knight, in order 
to make out his Claim to ihe Barony of Willoughby de Broke, in 
1694 and 1695." p. 321 to 331. 

15. *' The Proceedings, Old Wills, Rolls of Parliament, &c. to 
prove the Claim and Title of Catherine Bokenham, Wife of Richard 
Bokenham of Weston Mercate, in the County of Suftblk, Esq. to the 
Barony of Berners, drawn up by Peter Le Neve, Esq. Norroy King 
of Arms, with the determination of the House of Peers thereupon, 
in 1720." p. 331 to 373. 

16. " The Proceedings respecting the Claim to the Barony of 
Lumley," p. 373 to 377 ; after which is the Appendix, containing, 
1. " The Title of Henry Vernon of Stokesay, in the County of Salop, 
Esq. to the Barony of Powis, and Examples of such, as after the 
decease of a Baron without issue male, in right of their wives, &c. &c. 
have enjoyed the dignity of the said Barony according to Custom.'' 

J. Anstis's copy of this work, with his MS. notes and insertions, 
was in the possession of the late Richard Gough, Esq. V. S. A. 

Y Y 



A. Collins.— 1735. 

The Peerage of England ; containing a Genealo- 
gical and Historical Account of all the Peers 
of England, now existing, either by Tenure, 
Summons, or Creation: Their Descents and 
Collateral lines ; Their Births, Marriages, and 
Issues; Famous Actions, both in War and 
Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; 
Deaths, Places of Burial, Monuments, Epi- 
taphs, and many valuable Memoirs, never be- 
fore printed. Also their Paternal Coats of 
Arms, Crests, and Supporters, curiously en- 
graven on Copper-plates. Collected from 
Records, Old Wills, Authentick Manuscripts, 
our most approved Historians, and other 
Authorities. By Arthur Collins, Esq. 

London : primed for R. Gosling and T. Wotton, in Fleet-street, and 
W. Innys and R. Manbj/, at the west end of St. Pauls. 1735. 
Sro. 3 vols, but the second being in two parts the work, is always 
bound in 4 volumes. 

Collins enumerates in his Preface, the former writers on the 
Mobility of the kingdom. Glover, Brooke, Vincent, Dugdale, &c. 
to whose works he has made additions, and whose errors he has been 
enabled to correct by carefully consulting Rymer's Fccdera. 

The first volume is dedicated to John Manners, Duke of Rutland. 
It contains an account of the Dukes and Marquesses, with their 
Arms engraved on 16 pages, two coats on each page, letter-press 
508 pages, to which an Appendix is added, continuing to p. 514. 

The first part of the second volume is dedicated to Charles, Lord 
Talbot, Baron of Hensol, and contains an account of the Earls, 
pp. 433; Appendix, pp. 8, and Index to the volume, with 20 pages 
of engraved Arms. 

The second part of the second volume is inscribed to Charles, 
Earl of Halifax ; the account of the Earls is continued to page 820, 
Index to the volume not included, and 20 pages of Arms engraved. 


The third volume is dedicated to Sir Robert Walpole ; it contains 
the account of the Viscounts and Barons, pp. 530, with 41 pages of 
Arms; Appendix, pp. 6; and Index to the volume. 

An Address to the Reader at the commencement of the la^t 
volume, is dated Enfield, 27th March, 1727. 

E. Cleaveland. — 1735. 
A Genealogical History of the Noble and Illus- 
trious Family of Courtenay. In three parts. 
The First givetli an Account of the Counts of 
Edessa, of that Family. The second, Of that 
Branch that is in France. The third, Of that 
Branch that is in England. 

*' Paulum sepultae distat inertise. 
" Celata VirtU8."--HoH. 

By Ezra Cleaveland, B. D. some time Fellow 
of Exeter College in Oxford, and Rector of 
Honiton in Devon. 

Exon : printed by Edio. Farley, at Shaktspear' s Head, near East 
Gate. 17.55. Folio, pp. 307. 

This History is dedicated to The Honourable Sir William 
Courtenay, Bart, the first Viscount's father, to whom the author 
appears to have been tutor at Oxford; he recites in the dedication 
some particulars of the Families of Bertie and Norns, pp. 4. 

In the Address to the Reader we have the authorities for the 
work, viz. for the First Part, William, Archbishop of Tyre. The 
Second Part is a compendium of Mons. Bouchet's " Genealo- 
gical History of the Family of Courtenay/' dedicated to Louis XIV. 
and written to prove that the Family of Courtenay, in France, is of 
the Royal blood. The Third Part is derived from MS, Histories of 
Devon, Sir Peter Ball's " History of the Courtenay Families," 
in MS. &c. 

The 1st Part is divided into Three Books, p. 1 to AA-, with a 
Genealogical Table of the Family of Josceline de Courtenay, Count 
of Edessa, at p. 1. 

The 2nd Part is divided into Eight Books, p. 45 to 1 1 1, with the 
following Genealogical Tables, viz. 1. Of the Fust Branch of the 
Family of Peter de Courtenay, son of King Lewis le Gros, p. 45. 
3. Of the Family of Robert de Courtenay, second son of Peter de 


CoiirteiKiy and Elizabeth his Wife, p. 70. -i. Of the Family of 
Wilhitni rle Coiirtenay, M>n of Robert de Courtfiiay, second son of 
Peter of france, p. 70. 4. Of the Seigneurs de Blenean, de Villar, 
&c. p. 82. 3. Of the Seigneurs de la Ferte Loupiere, de Chevillon, 
&c. p. 88. G. Of the Seigneurs de Arrablay, &c. and of the Seig- 
neurs de la Ferte Loupiere, p. 97. 7. Of the Seigneurs de Tanlay, 
p. lOl. 8. Of the Seigneurs de Yerre, p. 106. 

The 3rd, and most valuable Part, is divided into Three Books, 
p. 113 to 307, and is illustrated by Genealogical Tables, 1. Of the 
Family of Reginald de Courtenay, who was the first of that Family 
that came into England, p. 113. 3. Of the Family of Edward, 
Earl of Devonshire, grandson of Hugh Courtenay, second Earl of 
Devonshire and Elizabeth Bohun, p. 201. 3. Of the Family of 
Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Haccomb, younger brother of Edward, 
Earl of Devonshire, p. 238. 4. Of the Family of Powderham, 
p. 265. 

The book concludes with " A Collection of Deeds and Instru 
ments, and other writings, referred to in the foregoing History," 
pp. 32. 

Ezra Cleaveland, the author, died in the year 1740, and was 
buried in the church of Honiton, where is a monument erected to 
his memory : the inscription upon it is printed in the Gentleman's 
3faguzine, vol. 63. pt. i. p. 393. 

At the end of the 61&t chapter of the " History of the Decline 
and Fall of the Roman Empire," vol. vi. p. 211, 4to. edit, is a 
digression on the Family of Courtenay. In the course of reading- 
necessary to produce that luminous and interesting detail^ Gibbon 
applied but did not confine himself to this " History," &c. by 
Ezra Cleaveland, and observes, " The Rector of Honiton had naore 
gratitude than industry, and more industry than criticism." That 
great historian had as little faith in Dugdale, the father of our 
genealogical science, whom he also consulted, 3Ion. Angl. vol. i. 
p. 786, and Baronage, vol. i. p. 634. " The fable of the grateful 
or venal monks of Ford Abbey was too respectfully entertained by 
our antiquaries Camden and Dugdale; but it is so clearly repug- 
nant to truth and time, that the rational pride of the family now 
refuses to accept this imaginary founder." 


Symhola Heroica ; or the Mottoes of the Nobility 
and Baronets of Great Britain and Ireland ; 


Phiced Alphabetically : Whereby the proper 
Owner of any Coat of Arms, may be readily 
known. Also a Compleat Alphabetical List 
of the Nobility of each Kingdom, the Dates 
of their several Patents, or Summons to l^ar- 
liament, cScc. With Lists of die Knights of 
the Order of the Garter, Thistle, and Bath, 
and of the Baronets, referring to their several 

London : printed for Joel Stephens, at the Hand and Star, between 
the Temple Gates, in Fleet Street ; 8fc. 173G. \2mo. pp. \iO. 



Parcntalia in Anniversario Funere Mariae Cle- 
mentinse, Magna3 Britanniae Reginae, habita 
coram sacro Collegio S. R. E. Cardinalium 
jussu sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda 
Fide, &c. 

Roma; : jtissu Clementis XII. Pont. Max. 1736. Folio. 

This book, which is beautifully printed, contains Encomiastic 
Verses, &c. upon Maria-Clementina Sobieski, wife to James-Francis- 
Edward, son of James II. king- of England, the pretended Prince 
of Wales, attainted by the English parliament. He was proclaimed 
King of England at Paris by Louis XIV. in Sept. 1701, and landed 
in Scotland as the Chevalier St. George, Dec. 23, 1715, and was 
crowned at Scone. 

The title is engraved, with her portrait at the top. She died at 
Rome, 18 Jan. 1735, and was interred at St. Peter's with Royal 
solemnity, of which the book contains an account in Latin and 
Italian, printed in double columns. Two large plates lepre.-ent 
the Ceremony of the Funeral both within the church, and the 
Procession to it. 

There was also printed, " Solenne Esequie di Maria Clementina 
Sobieski, Regina dell' Inghilterra, celebrate nella chiesa di S. Pater- 
niano in Fano. 1735." Folio. Pope Clement XII. who had been 
uniformly kind and liberal to the family, erected an elegant monu- 
ment to her memory in St. Peter's, with her portrait in mosaic. 


The anniversary of her death was commemorated: by " Aca- 
demia Funcbri nel giorno Anniversario della Morte di Maria Cle- 
mcnlina, Kegina della Gran Brettagna. Roma. 1737." Folio. 

There m as besides, an " Oration on the Anniversary of the Death 
of Maria Clementina, by Phihp Dazon, translated by A. Lumisden," 
&c. a MS. in Rodd's Catalogue, 1822, N° 29. 

Other Ceremonials, &c. relating to the exiled Stuarts : — 

" A Funeral Oration on the Death of King James II. by Hen. 
Em. de Rouquette. London printed. 1703." 4to. 

" Raccolta de Solenni Funerale fatti in Roma, per la Morte della 
Maestadi GiacomoIII. Re della Gran Brettagna. RomcE. 1766." Ato. 

A mausoleum to the memory of the three last branches of the 
illustrious and unfortunate House of Stuart, James, his son Charles- 
Edward, and Cardinal York his sou, has been erected at Rome, 1819, 
from designs of Canova, by King George IV. then Prince Regent. 

J. Anderson. — 1736. 
Royal Genealogies : or the Genealogical Ta- 
bles of Emperors, Kings, and Princes, from 
Adam to these Times. In Two Parts. Part I. 
begins with a Chronological History of the 
World, from the Beginnning of Time to the 
Christian ^Era ; and then the Genealogies of 
the earliest great Families, and most ancient 
Sovereigns of Asia, Europe, Africa, and 
America, down to Charlemain, and many of 
'em down to these Times. Part II. begins 
with the Grand Revolution of Charlemain, 
and carries on the Royal and Princely Gene- 
alogies of Europe down to these Times ; con- 
cluding with those of the Britannic Isles. 
The Second Edition. With new Addenda 
and Corrigenda after the Preface. By 
James Anderson, D. D. 

London : printed by James Bctten/iarn, for Charles Davis, in Pater' 
noster Row. 1736. Folio. Pages 812. 


This most useful and valuable work is dedicated to Frederick- 
Lewis, Prince of Great Britain, pp. 4. 

It is divided into Two Parts, for the sake of binding it in two 
volumes, with a title-page to the Second Part, yet the pages are 
continued in succession through the whole, that the book may be 
bound in one as any person may desire. 

In the 1st Part, the author has followed the chronology of Usher 
and Prideau.x, and the Genealogical Tables begin with the Patriarchs, 
before and after the Flood; for the better understanding of Holy 
Scripture, he exhibits the Judges, Kings, and High Priests of God's 
peculiar people, the Asmodajans and Herodians, with the progeni- 
tors and family of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah. Next 
the old Chaldaian, Median, Lydian, and Persian Monarchs before 
Cyrus the Great; the Persian Monarchy from Cyrus to Alexander 
the Great. Then the Seleucidae, Ptolemaidae, the Carthaginians, 
Numidians, and Mauritanians, the Arsacidse, and their successors 
the Persians, the Damascens, Tyrians, Trojans, and Romans, with 
Chronological Catalogues of all the Roman Emperors, Eastern and 
Western, and of the Popes. 

The Genealogies of the families of Domitius, Antony, Julius 
Caesar, Augustus ; The first six Roman Emperors and Caesars conti- 
nued ; Of Vespasian, Trajan, Adrian, Antonine, Severus, Gordian, 
Valerian, Constantine, Valentinian, Theodosius, Leo Magnus, &c. 
Of the Ostrogoths and Visigoths, the Heruli, Vandals, Lombards, 
and Italian Kings. Of Heraclius Basilius and other Easterns, of 
the Comneni and Angeli, the Courtenays and Palaeologi ; then — 

The Turkish and Tartarian Kings of Persia, with the Sophis; 
The Caliphs of Arabia, Syria, and Persia, with the pedigree of 
Mahomet, &c. 

The Genealogies of the Kings of Hungary ; the Dukes and Czars 
of Muscovy and Russia; the Princes of Poland, &c. ; the Kings of 
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden ; with the various branches of 
Oldenburg and Holstein; The ancient Royal Suevi and Goths 
of Germany; the Amazons; The oldest German Kings and 
Princes of the old Saxons till Wittekind the Great, ending with 
page 447. 

Part II. begins with the Genealogy of Charlemain ; next that of 
the Saxon, Franconian, and Swabian Emperors, Of those during 
and after the great Interregnum, and those of Austria ; the 
Archdukes of Austria from their three Patriarchs, with other old 
families in the Tyrol, Carniola, Carinthia, &c. and the six happy 
marriages of Austria; Next the three Spiritual Electors of Mcntz, 


Triers, and Cologne, with tlie Spiritual Princes; and then the Ce- 
iieal(>p;ic> of the six Temporal Electors, or the various ancient and 
modem Caniihes of Bohemia, Saxony, Brandenburg, Bavaria, Pa- 
latin, and Braunschweiir; the Princes of Silesia, &.c. and all the 
Princely Families of Germany and the Netherlands, or all north of 
France, to the great Houses of Burgundy and Lorrain, in their se- 
veral branches ; then — 

All the Kings of France, ancient and modern, and the various 
Princely families related to them, or descended from them ; All the 
houses of Savoy and Sardinia, Nemours, Montferrat, and Genoa ; 
the Doges of Venice; the Exarchs of Ravenna; the Houses of Milan, 
Maniua, and Gonzaga, Este and Modena, Farnese and Grirnaldi, 
Pico and Cybo, and many others in the north of Italy ; the old 
Kings of Italy and Tuscany, with the Grand Dukes, and many 
others in the middle and south of Italy, with the Genealogies of 
several Popes; next the old Kings of Syracuse, the various Kings 
of Naples, Sicily, and Cyprus, and all the divers Kings of Spain 
and Portugal, ancient anrl modern, in their various branches. 

The Royal and Princely Genealogies of the ancient and modern 
Kings and Princes of England, Wales, Scotland, Man, and Ireland, 
with those Families that are any way related to them by descent, or 
by marriage; concluding with a brief account of all the Peers in 
England, Scotland, and Ireland upon record, before or since the 
Norman Conquest, according to their surnames alphabetically di- 
gested, and also Lists of the present Peers of each nation, according 
to their Precedency. A copious Index of Names is at the end. 

The Genealogies aredisposed after the mannerof Hubner, of Ham- 
burgh, whose work it was the author's intention at first only to 
translate, but it increased under his hands to three times the size 
of the original. 

The book is perhaps the most difficult and laborious that ever 
was undertaken by author or printer. It was seven years in hand, 
and is the most extensive and copious work of the kind in any 
language, and the first in English of so large a scope. It may be 
considered as an Abridgment of Universal History, to be used as 
an Index to all Historical writings, and a Regulator of those whose 
authors have been either ignorant or negligent of chronology and 
genealogy, without which any history is deficient, imperfect, and 

The names of nearly five hundred subscribers of rank and dis- 
tinction sufficiently attest the encouragement that was bestowed, 
and which, it will not be denied, the author merited 



The Honour of the Seals; or Memoirs of" the 

Noble Family of Talbot. \Vith the Life of 

Lord Chancellor Talbot. 

Printed in the year 1737. 8vo. 
Dr. Johnson, of Pontefract, wrote a History of the Talbot Fa- 
mily, from their Norman ancestor Richard Talbot, to the Lord 
Edward Talbot, last Earl of Shrewsbury of the house of Sheffield. 
— GouGH, Brit. Topog. p. 545. 



A Treatise concerning the Dignities, Title, Of- 
fices, Preheminencies, and yearly Revenues, 
which have been granted by the Kings of 
England, after the Conquest, for the Main- 
tenance of the Princes their eldest Sons, with 
sundry Particulars relating thereto. 

Printed in the year 1737. 4:to. 


- - - - 1737. 

The Ceremonial of the Proceeding to a private 
Interment of her late Majesty Queen Caroline 
of blessed memory, from the Prince's Cham- 
ber to Westminster Abbey, on December 17, 
1737. Folio. 

The Queen died at St. James's palace on the 20th of November, 
and was buried in the Royal vault, built 1737, under Henry the 
Seventh's Chapel, Westminter Abbey. 


E. BUDGELL. — 1737. 

Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Il- 
lustrious Family of the Boyles ; Particularly 

z z 


of the late eminently-learned Charles,- Earl of 
Orrery. In which is contained many curious 
Pieces of English History not extant in any 
other Author; extracted from Original Papers 
and Manuscripts. With a particular Account 
of the famous Controvei'sy between the Ho- 
nourable Mr. Boyle and the Reverend Dr. 
Bentley, concerning the Genuineness of Pha- 
laris's Epistles ; also the same translated from 
the original Greek. By E. Budgell, Esq. 
With an Appendix, containing the Character 
of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. Foun- 
der of an Annual Lecture in Defence of 
Christianity, by Bishop Burnet and others ; 
Likewise his last Will and Testament. The 
third edition, carefully corrected. 

Te, aniino repeteutem Exeinpla tuorum, 

Et Pater ^neas et Avunculus excitet Hector. Virg. 

London : printed for and sold by Olive Payne, at Horace^s Head, in 
Round Court, opposite York Buildings, in the Strand. 1737. 
8vo. pp. 258. 

This is considered a work of some historical value. It is dedicated 
to Jolin, Earl of Orrery, whose Arms and Supporters are placed at 
the head. There is also a portrait of Charles Boyle, Earl of Or- 
rery, Baron Boyle of Marston in England, and Baron Broghill in 
Ireland, K. T. engraved by Baron. The Dedication and Table of 
Contents occupy 40 pages; Memoirs, pp. 258; Appendix, pp. 34. 
The two first editions probably came out in 1732, the second was 
published in that year by Mears, at the Lamb, in the Old Bailey. 
Dr. Birch printed a Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle, 1744, 8vo. 
which has since been prefixed to the quarto edition of the works of 
that philo-opher. 

Eustace Bugdell, was one of the authors of the Spectator, (the 
signature X. is affixed to his papers,) and some time secretary of 
state in Ireland. He was cousin by the mother's side to Addi- 
son, and to John Duke of Marlborough ; a native of St. Thomas's, 


adjoining to,Exeler; born in 1685, and died in 1737. In Dr. Drake's 

Essays, vol, iii. p. 9, it is said Budgeil offended the Earl of Sunder- 
land, by writing a pamphlet against the Peerage Bill in 1719. 


F. Nichols.— 1738. 
The B.ntish Compendium, or Rudiments of Ho- 
nour, &c. The eighth edition, corrected and 
enlarged to the year 17-38. 

London : printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, Paternoster Row, 
<^c. 1738. \2mo.^vols. 

C. Hornby.— 1738. 
Three Letters, containing Remarks on some of 
the numberless Errors and Defects in Dug- 
dale's Baronage, and occasionally on some 
other authors. 

London. Printed for the Author. 1738. Svo. pp. 248. 

The two first of these Letters were published in 1730, and relate 
to the Family of Clare, vide Art. dv. ; the third contains observa- 
tions on the Family of Bruce, of which two small engraved pedigrees 
accompany the book. The author of the whole was Charles 
Hornby ; and if these letters are severe, it should be recollected that 
Dugdale, with aflected anxiety for correctness, solicited a vigorous 
interference of authority, on extra official proceedings, vide p. 215» 

J. Coats.— 1739. 
A new Dictionary of Heraldry, explaining the 
Terms used in that Science, &c. «Scc. The 
Second Edition. 

Printed for J. Oshorn, at the Golden Ball, in Paternoster Row. 
1739. 9vo. 

The first edition of this book was printed in 1725, vide Art» 482; 


D. Stewart.— 1739. 
A Short Historical and Genealogical Account 
of the Royal Family of Scotland, from Ken- 
neth II. who conquered the Picts, and of the 
Surname of Stewart. By Duncan Stewart, 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year ]Ti9, 4to. 
This book is accompanied with a Genealogical Tree of Ibc 
Stewart Family. 

.T. Perceval, E. of Egmont. — 1739. 
The Question of the Precedency of the Peers of 
Ireland in England, fairly stated in a Letter 
lo an English Lord, by a Nobleman of the 
other Kingdom. 

Dublin. Printed in the year 1739. 8vo. 
This book was written and printed for private circulation only, 
by John Perceval, Earl of Egmont, upon occasion of a memorial 
presented by his lordship to his Majesty, 2nd November, 1733, re- 
specting- the Precedency of the Irish Peers in the Ceremonial of the 
Marriage of the Princess Royal with the Prince of Orange. It was 
reprinted and published in 1761. 

J. Reynolds. — 1739. 
The Scripture Genealogy, beginning at Noah 
and his three sons, to the time of Job, the son 
of Issachar, and Job in the Land of Uz, both 
descended from Abraham : and also the Ge- 
nealogy of Jesus Christ, according to St. 
Matthew, descendingbyfourteens, that Joseph 
was the son of Jacob, the son of Matthan, 
so to Solomon, the son of David by Bersheba : 


according to St. Luke, ascending, that the 
Virgin Mary, the wife of Joseph, daughter of 
Eh, son of Matthat, son of Levi, so to Nathan, 
second son of David, by Bersheba. To which 
is added the Genealogy of the Caesars, British 
Kings, Saxons, Deans, Normans, Tndurs, 
Stuarts, and the Antiquity of the Ilhistreous 
House of Hanover, three several ways, and 
their Marriages with the Gentlemen of North 
Wales and elsewhere, and several English 
Gentlemen on the Borders for several hundred 
years. Also a Display of Herauldry, of the 
Particular Coat Armours now in use in the 
Six Counties of North Wales, and several 
others elsewhere, with the Names of the Fa- 
milies, whereby any man knowing from what 
Family he is descended may know his parti- 
cular Arms. By John Reynolds, of Oswestry, 

Chester. Printed by Roger Ada?ns, for the Author. 1739. 
4/0. pp. 215. 

This Book is dedicated to Frederick, Prince ol' Wales. It is 
stated by Philip Yorke, Esq. of Erthig, to be more copious than 
Davies, 1716, vide Art. 433, but less correct. — Preface to Royal 

The Tract is very scarce, and was marked in a late Catalogue 
of T. Rodd, Bookseller, L3. 3. 


Lewis. — 1740. 

A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of 

Seals in England. Collected by * * * *. 

1736. " Turn enim caepit Terra sub Regc 

(Willielmo Normannorum Duce) et sub aliis 


Normannis Anglicos ritus demiltere, et Fran- 
corum mores in multis imitari. Gallicum 
idioma omnes magnates in suis Curiis,tanquam 
magnum gentilitium, loqui, Chartas et Chiro- 
grapha smi, mure Frahcorum, conficere, et 
propriam consuetudinem in his et in aliis 
multis erubescere." — Ingulphus, p. 895. 

London : printed for William Mount and Thomas Page, on Tower 
Hill. 1740. ito. pp. 31. 

On page 8 of the Introduction is the mark or device of William 
Claiburgh, L. L. D., canon of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, and 
Apostolical Prothonotary, 1528 ; there is also a plate of some an- 
cient seals found in and about the city of Canterbury. 

" That which affords the best information concerning Arms, was 
the custom of engraving them on Seals, for the purpose of ratifying 

deeds and charters.'^ " By no documents shall we probably 

attain to a more distinct view of the progress of Heraldic devices, 
than by a minute examination of the Great Seals." — Dallaway. 

Lewis in the above work has very slightly treated the subject. 
A copy of the book, illustrated with upwards of 400 plates, with the 
inscriptions translated, supposed for publication, was in the Cata- 
logue o( J. Denley, Bookseller, 1819, price 10 guineas. 

Nesbit, in his " Essay on Armories," discovers very great in- 
formation respecting seals, from page 163 to the end of that section. 

Tate had considered the subject before in two MS. Dissertations, 
presented to the Society of Antiquaries of his time. But see " Ob- 
servations on the History and use of Seals in England," by Henry 
Ellis, Esq. ArchcEologia, vol. xviii. p. 12. See also Bigland " On 
Registers," p. 81 ; and " Introduction to Guillim's Display," edit. 
1724, p. 19. J. Anstis made a Collection of our Ancient Seals 
for Publication. 


R. Barclay.— 1740. 

A Genealogical Account of the Barclays of 

Urie, for Upwards of Seven Hundred Years. 

Aberdeen. Printed in the year 1740. Svo. 
The memoirs were written by Robert Barclay, the son of the 
Apologist, and printed chiefly for distribution amongst his relatives 
and friends : the tract was reprinted in 1813. 


J. Seacome. — 1741. 
Memoires ; Containing a Genealogical and His- 
torical Account of the Ancient Honourable 
House of Stanley, from the Conquest to the 
death of James, late Earl of Derby, in the year 
1735. Also a full Description of the Isle of 
Man. By John Seacome, of Liverpool, Gent. 

Liverpool: printed by A. Sadler. No dale. 4to. pp. 203. 

This Genealogical Work is dedicated lo the Duke of Alhol. It 
is illustrated by many rude wood cuts of the Arms of the Family of 
Stanley, with their various Alliances. The History of the Isle of 
Man is contained in the last 54 pages. At the Sale of the Brand 
Collection, in 1807, i.2. 18. was paid for a copy of this rare tract. 

There is a French work also, entitled, " Theatre de la Gloire et 
Noblesse d'Albion, contenant La Genealogie de la Famille de 
Stanley par D'Arcie.'' Printed about 1624. 4to. 

In Ormerod's " History of Cheshire,'' Bucklow llund. 343, is a 
notice of a curious MS. History, called "The Honour of Cheshire 
and Lancashire, containing the Legend of the Right Honourable 
House of Stanley, Earles of Derby ; written at first by the Right 
Reverend Father in God James Stanley, a Son of that Honourable 
House, then Bishop of Man, (1573 to 1576), and now renewed by 
an old servant of the same coat and family." And also of a 
Metrical History of the Family of Stanley, written about the time 
of Elizabeth, formerly in the Library at Utkinton, and given by 
Mr. Arderne in 1757 to the Right Hon. Lady Margaret Stanley. 


S. Harding. — 1741. 
A New and Compleat Set of all the Coats of 
Arms of the Nobility of England. By Sa- 
muel Harding. 

London: printed in the year 1741. ito. 



The Parliamentary Register. Containing Lists 
of the Twenty -four Parliaments from 16'6"0 to 


1741, with a List of the House of Lords, and 
Peers for Scotland, and of the Peers extinct 
since the Restoration. 

Printed in the year 1741. \2mo. 


F. Nichols. — 1741. 
The Britisli Compendium, or Rudiments of Ho- 
nour ; containing The Origin of the Scots, and 
Succession of their Kings for above 2,000 
years : Also the Titles, Descents, Marriages, 
Intermarriages, Issue, Posts and Seats of all 
the Scottish Nobility, with their Robes and 
-Arms, exactly engraved on eighty copper- 
plates, &c. &c. The fourth edition, corrected 
and enlarged to the j^ear 174L 

Printed for C. Hitch, at the Red Lion, Paternoster Row. 
174-1. I27?i0. 3 vols. 
This was compiled to accompany the ninth edition of the Eng- 
lish Peerage, in the same form. 

A. Collins. — 1741. 

The Peerage of England. Containing a Genea- 
logical and Historical Account of all the 
Peers of England, «&c. By Arthur Collins, 
Esq. The second edition, very much en- 
larged and corrected. 

London : Printed for W. Innys, at the west end of St. Paul's, (5fc. 
1741. 8vo. 4 vols. 

The first volume, dedicated to John Manners, Duke of Rutland, 
contains an Account of the Dukes, pp. 615; the second volume, 
dedicated to Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, contains the Marqeusses 
and Earls, pp. 573 ; the third volume, dedicated to John, Viscount 
Lymington, continues the Earls and Viscounts, pp. 416; the fourth 
volume, dedicated to Sir Robert Walpole, contains the Barons, pp. 
376. To this edition there was a supplement published by Collins 
in 1750, in 2 volumes. 


A. Collins. — 1711. 

Memoirs of the Ancient and Noble Family of 

Sackville. By Arthur Collins, Escj. 

London : printed in the year 1741. Hvo. 

T. Madox.— 1741. 

Baronia Anglica. An History of Land- Honors 
and Baronies, and of Tenure in Capite. Ve- 
rified by Records. By Thomas Madox, 
Esquire, late his Majesty's Historiographer. 

London : printed for Francis Gosling, at the Crown and Mitre, 
against Fetter Lane, Fleet Street. 1741. Folio, pp. '292. 

This work is divided into three books: the First Book, containing 
six chapters, treats largely of Land Baronies, and ends at page 135. 

The Second Book contains only one chapter, on Titular Baronies, 
ending at page 162. 

The Third Book is divided into eight cliaplers, upon Feudal 
Tenure in Capite, ending at page 293: after which is an Index of 
Places and Matters, pp. 27. 

This was a posthumous work of the learned Exchequer antiquary, 
and the only manuscript left finished by him. At p. 7 it is ob- 
served that " the Subject of Barony hath been very much tortured 
in pamphlets and frivolous books ; books beneath Mr. Selden's fame 
for learning, and especially beneath the dignity of the subject." 

'•■ Men have been too apt to forget the difference between Land- 
Honors and Titular Honors; and to attribute some of the properties 
of Titular Honors to Land-Honors, and of Land-Honors to Titular 

The difierent opinions entertained by Selden and Madox, as to 
the characteristics and attributes of Baronial Tenures, are ably dis- 
cussed in " llallam's View of the State of Europe during the 
Middle Ages,'' vol. 3, p. 11. 

Mrs. Madox left, by her Will, her husband's large and valuable 
Collection of MSS. which had engaged his attention for many years, 
and are said to afford Materials for a Com pleat History of Tenures, 
to the British Muscun». 

.! A 



T. WOTTON.— ]741. 

The English Baronetage ; Containing a Genea- 
logical and Historical Account of all the 
English Baronets, now existing : Their Des- 
cents, Marriages, and Issues ; Memorable 
Actions, both in War and Peace ; Religious 
and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of 
Burial and Monumental Inscriptions. Col- 
lected from Authentick Manuscripts, Records, 
Old Wills, our best Historians, and other 
Authorities. Illustrated with their Coats of 
Arms curiously engraven on copper plates ; 
with an Explanatory Index of the Terms in 
Heraldry, referring to the Arms. Also Cor- 
rect Lists, 1. Of the Present Baronets in the 
Order of Precedence ; 2. Of those who are 
now Peers of Great Britain or Ireland ; 3. 
Of those Foreigners who have had this Dig- 
nity conferred on them ; 4. Of those, whose 
Titles are now Extinct. Likewise exact 
Tables of Precedence, particularly with res- 
pect to the wives, sons, and daughters, of 
Baronets and Knights. To which are added 
an Account of such Nova Scotia Baronets as 
are of English Families, now resident in Eng- 
land ; And a List of such Persons Names 
who were deemed fit and qualified, at the 
Restoration, to be made Knights of the Royal 


Oak, with the value of" their estates as then 
given in. 

London : printed for Thomas Wottoji., at the Three Dagqers and 
Siueen's Head, against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet Street. 1741. 
8vo. In 4 volumes, but the 3rd volume, being divided into two parts, 
it is alzvays hound in 5 volumes. 

The 1st volume contains an Account of the Baronets created by 
James I. pp. 546. 

The 2nd volume contains the Baronets created by K. Charles I. 
pp. 417. 

The 3rd volume the Creations of Charles II. 1st part, pp. 332. 
3nd part pages continued to 720. 

The 4th volume contains the Creations of K. James II. William 
III. Q. Anne, George I. and II. pp. 410. 

The Index at the end of each volume is not included in the above 
number of pages. 

This Work, which is the second by the same author, vide Art. 494, 
is by far the most valuable Genealogical History of the Baronets 
extant, both in plan and execution. It is rendered interesting by the 
insertion of many Historical and Local Anecdotes of such persons as 
have been any way distinguished: the authorities for the several 
Pedigrees are copious and satisfactory, and Monumental Inscrip- 
tions are frequently given, both of the principal and collateral 
branches of the various families. 

Amongst the manuscripts the author consulted, he acknowledges 
more than ordmary obligations to those collected by Peter Le Neve, 
Norroy King of Arms, purchased at the sale of his library in 1731 : 
they consisted of 3 vols, in folio, and embraced such a variety of 
materials, as may still be of use in a future impression, and more 
particularly if an extinct Baronetage should be undertaken. 

These Collections were, afier Wotton's death, in the possession 
of the Reverend Robert Smyth, Rector of Woodston, in Huntingdon- 
shire, who had also a Copy of the Baronetage of 1741, containing 
MS. notes, and numerous additions; and a folio volume of 108 
pages, cloi-ely written, of " Additions and Corrections to the 
Baronetage of England, collected from the last edition in 1741 to 
1758, by R. S. taking in the transcript the several Baronets in the 
Order of their Creation." A considerable nimiber of Mr. Smyth's 
Letters to Thos. Wotton are placed in this volume. 

The Rev. Robert Smyth was an intelligent and correct Antiquary ; 


he (li(<l :it Pcu iborout^h, 15lh Sept. 1761. JEt. 62; and was buried 
in Woo(l>loii (Imicliyard, of which parish he was Rector 33 years. 

A. Collins.— J 7 12. 
An Historical and Geneeilogical Account of 
Baronets, from their First Institution, &c. 
Bj Arthur Colhns. 

London : printed for J. Taylor, at the Rose, in Exeter Change, in the 

Strand. 1742. 8vo. 2 volumes. 

This is a second edition of Art. cccclviii. 


G. West.— 1742. 

The Institution of the Order of the Garter, a 

Dramatic Poem. By Gilbert West. 

London: printed in the year 1742. 410. 

Dr. Johnson, in his " Lives of the Poets," observes this is '• writ- 
ten with sufficient knowledge of the manners that prevailed in the 
ao-e to which it referred, and with great elegance of diction, but 
for want of a process of events, neither knowledge nor elegance 
preserve the reader from weariness." 

The Poem is reprinted in Dodsley's Collection, vol. 3, p. 107. 

J. Anderson.— il742. 
A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery ; 
in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, 
Perceval, and Gournay. 

Hoc numine niixum. 

Genus inimortale manet multosque per annos ; 
Stat Fortuna domus, et avi numerantur avorura. — Virgil. 
— Pert animus mutatas dicere formas. 
— Dii cceptis nam vos mutastis et illas, 

Aspirate meis Ovid. 

London: printed for H. Wood/all, Junr. 1742. Svo. 2 vols. 
The first volume contains an Epitome of the Work, and an In- 


troduction. The Genealogical History is divided into Seven Books : 
the First Book contains .Seven Chapters: Chapter 1, Of the Origin 
of the House of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval, and Gournay. Chap. 2. Of 
the Name of Yvery, &c. and of the different appellations used by 
the different Houses of this Stock, and of the Soubriquets of dif- 
ferent persons of this House. Chap. .3, Of the Arms of the House 
of Yvery, &c. Chap. 4, Of the Crests, Supporters, Mottos, and 
Cri de Guerre of the House of Yvery, ilcc. Chap. 5, Of the Lands 
possessed by the House of Yvery. &c. Chap. 6, Of the Honours, 
Dignities, Employments, and Posts of Honour and Profit, enjoyed 
by the House of Yvery, &c. Chap. 7, Of the Great Alliances of 
the House of Yvery, &c. 

The Second Book contains The Descents of the Earls and Barons 
of Yvery, Oisery, St. Pathus, and Rosny, in Normandy. 

The Third Book treats of the Descents of the Barons Luvel, of 
Kerry, in the County of Somerset, in England. 

The Fourth Book treats of the Descents of the Barons Luvel, of 
Tichmersl), Dockinges, and Minster-Luvel, the Viscount Luvel, and 
the Barons Luvel, of Morley, in England. 

The Fifth Book contains the Descents of the Ancient Barons 
Perceval in Ireland, and the Lords of Ea^lbury, and Weston 
Gordein, Corevillc, and Watton, in the county of Somerset, in 

The Second Volume, bears in the title the following motto, 

" Nine enim orti stirpeantiquissima : hie sacra, hie genus, 
" Hie niajoruin inulta Vestigia." — Ciceuo de LegiOus, ii. 12. 

and contains the Sixth Book, in 15 chapters, treating of the Descents 
of the Lords of Tykenham, Rolleston, Sydenham, Moreland, Weley, 
Overwere, Nailsey, Balilborow, Burton, ^c. in England ; Lords also 
of Burton, Liscarrol, Castlewaring, Oughterard, Kanturk, Temple- 
house, &c. in Ireland : Baronets, Barons Perceval, of Burton ; 
Viscounts Perceval, of Kanturk ; and the Earls of Egmont. This 
book contains a space of about 300 years, and abounds in Historical 
facts, regarding the public atlairs both of England and Ireland, 
during that period. 

The Seventh Book, in 17 Chapters, contains the Descents of the 
Ancient Barons of Harpctre-Gournay, and Barons of Guinne, also 
Lords of Ferenton, Harpetre, Overwere, &c. 

Sir Henry St. George, a Herald of the last century, affirms 
this House to be of great eminence in Normandy 200 years before 
the Conquest, which carries it up to a date antecedent to the fu'st 


establishment of the Danes in Normandy under Rollo, who in- 
vaded that country : but whether this be only an expression of 
latitude intended to imply a very great antiqujty, or an exact 
calculation, it is undeniably and lineally traced for seven centuries, 
and ili>ting^uished by a descent in blood, throufrh different channels 
of the earliest and greatest families of the old nobility, and from 
most of the Sovereign Houses now in Europe, deriving itself in this 
manner no less than fifty-two different times from William the Con- 
(jueror, eight times from the Kings of Scotland, and twenty -eight 
times from the ancient Kings of Ireland of the Milesian Race. 

This extensive descent underwent the examination of the College 
of Heralds, and passed the seal of that body. It is entered by order 
of a Chapter in a book marked D 14; so that nothing is wanting to 
confirm the truth of the statements contained in this History. A 
third volume was intended to contain the copies of original Records 
at length, but was never printed. 

The principal part of this valuable genealogical work was written 
by the Right Honourable John Perceval, the 5th Baronet, and first 
Earl of Egmont; he was assisted in his researches, and in method- 
izing the first volume, by James Anderson, D. D. the author of 
" Royal Genealogies," but he dying before the whole was completed, 
the 2nd volume was revised by William Whiston, Clerk of the Records 
in the Exchequer. It was printed (but not originally intended for 
sale) by the Second Earl of Egmont, and is illustrated by many 
Genealogical Tables and Portraits, engraved in mezzotinto, by John 
Faber, the younger; there are also numerous engraved plates of Arms 
introduced in the letterpress. 

At modern sales the Price of this work has fluctuated from 15 to 
30 Guineas. 

The copies of the " House of Yvcry" in the Collections of the Earl 
Brownlow, and of the Hon. George Nassau, contain additional 
portraits of Lady Helena Rawdon, Sir John Rawdon, Bart, Sir 
Arthur Rawdon, Bart, and Hellen, wife to Sir A. Rawdon, by 
Faber ; these portraits are extremely scarce ; they appear lo have 
been eno-raved for the book, but are rarely inserted. — Repertorium 

Walpole mentions nine small heads, eight of which he possessed, 
eno-raved by R. White, for a Genealogical History of the Rawdon 
Family, of York, in MS. written by Marmaduke Rawdon, who 
died in 1688, set. cir. 58. The plates being lost, the prints are 
scarce. — Vide " Anecdotes of Engravers." 



The First Principles of Heraldry. By George 

London: sold in May's Buildings. No date. Svo. pp. 12. 

The Title, ornamented with scroll work, as well as the whole 
book, is engraved, each page containing a chapter with examples. 
The head of the first page is copied from one in Boyer's " Theater 
of Honor," but reversed. 

George Bickham, the elder, died May 4, 1758, and was buried 
at St. Luke's, Old Street, London. 

In Nichols' " Illustrations of the Literary History of the 18th Cen- 
tury," vol. i. p. 220, it is stated, that Charles Deering, an eminent 
botanist, and historian of Nottingham, wrote " A Treatise of He- 
raldry, so far as it is necessary for a Gentleman." He died April 
12. 1749. 


D. Hume.— 1743. 

The History of the House and Race of Douglas 

and Angus. By David Hume, of Godscroft. 

Edinburgh, Printed in the year 174:3. Svo. 2 vols. 

This edition of Art. clxiv. is rare. At the sale of the Biblio- 
tliecu Selecta, in 1818, a copy l)ound in green morocco was pur- 
chased by Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart, for 3/. 7s. 

J. Barber.— 1743. 

Arms of Northumberland Gentry. 

In the year 1743 Joseph Barber, a bookseller at Newcastle, pub- 
lished a large folio print of the Equestrian Statue of King James, 
which stood in the Sandhill-market of that town, accompanied with 
two large plates of the Arms of the Subscribers to the print of tht- 
Stalue : each coal of arms was 1^ by 1^ inch in size, very neatly 

In a year or two after the publication, he advertised the indivi- 
dual Arms as follows: — 


" This is to give Notice 

To the Gentlemen and Ladies, whose Arms are engraved on the 
plates of the Equestrian Statue of King James, pnl)li^hed by 
Joseph Barber, music and copper|)late printer, in Humble's 
Buildings, Newcastle, 

That the Publisher being the sole Proprietor of the Plates, has cut 
out separately each Gentleman's Coat of Arms from the copper- 
plate, and proposes to deliver to each Gentleman whose Arms are 
inserted, the plate of his Arms and 100 prints on a fine paper at 
the price of 2s. 6d. The Design of this proposal is an useful and 
necessary embellishment, and a remedy against losing books by 
lending, or having them stolen : by pasting one print on the inside 
of the cover of each book, you have the owner's name, coat of 
arms, and place of abode; a thing so useful, and the charge so 
easy, 'tis hoped will meet with encouragement. 

'« To have a Plate engraved will cost 10«. 6d.—N. B. At Mr. 
Parker's Cockpit on the 15th inst. will be fought a Welsh Main, 
for a pretty piece of work worthy the observation of the curious." 

The editor is indebted for this article to John Bell, Esq. of New- 
castle: 3 Aug. 1819. 



The Statutes of the Most Honourable Order of 
the Bath. Printed in the year 1 744. 4/o. 

S. M. Leake.— 1744. 

Reasons for Granting Commissions to the Pro- 
vincial Kings of Arms, for Visiting their 
Provinces. By Stephen Martin Leake, Cla- 
rencieux King of Arms. 

Printed in the year 1744. 

" Heraldic Visitations were continued even to the reign of Wil- 
liam III. By the Commission granted to the Provincial Kings ot 
Arms, they had liberty to reprove, control, and Jtiake infcanous, 
by proclamation at the assizes or general session, all that have taken 


or usurped upon ihemsclves the title of Esquire, Gentleman, or 
otherwise." — Noble's History of the College of Arms, p. 222. 


- 1711. 

The Advantages of the Hanover Succession, and 
English IngraliUide, freely and impartially 
considered and examined. 

London. Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Paternoster- Row. 
1744. Hvo. pp. 75. 

F. Nichols. — 1715. 
The Irish Compendium, or Rudiments of Ho- 
nour; containing the Descents, Marriages, 
Issue, Titles, Posts, and Seats of all the 
Nobility of Ireland, with their Arms, Crests, 
Supporters, Motlos, and Parliament-Robes, 
exactly engraved on Eighty Copperplates. 
The fourth edition, corrected and enlarged to 
the year 1745. 

Printed for J- and P. Knupton, in LudgateStreet. 1745. 

Tliis was compiled to accord with the lOth edition of the " Bri- 
tish Compendium," in three volumes. 

R. Campbell. — 1745. 

The Life of the most Illustrious John Duke of 
Argyll and Greenwich; containing an Histo- 
rical and Genealoo-ical Account of His Grace's 
Family and Ancestors, Sec. &c. By Robert 
Campbell, Esq. 

London. Printed for the Author, and sold hi/ Charles Corhett, at the 
Addison's Head, Fleet- Street. 1745. Hro. 

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" There is a very Ancient Manuscript History of the Family of 
Argyll, that derives them from a long train of Ancestors, much 
farther back than can be vouched by writings or records, and seems 
to be founded upon the traditional accounts of the Sanachies and 
Bards, whose office consisted chiefly in recording the Actions and 
Achievements of the great men of the respective Families to whom 
they were attached." — Collin's Peerage, ed. 1812. 


The Right of the House of Stewart to the Crown 
of Scotland considered. 

Edinburgh. Prinied iJi the year 1746. Svo. 

There is also a pamphlet entitled " The Right of Succession to 
the Crown of England in the Family of the Stuarts," printed in 
1723, Svo. 


Memoirs of the Lives and FamiHes of the Lords 
Kilmarnoch, Cromartie, and Bahiierino. 

London. Printed in the year \14Q. %vo. 

In the Advocate's library at Edinburgh, is a MS. in 4to. enti- 
tled " The True Genealogie of the Erasers, shewing their Rise in 
France under Charles the Simple in the year 4874, A. D. 91G, with 
their Translation and Settlement in Scotland under Malcolm Can- 
more, 1057, with an Account of the Lords Lovat. By James Eraser. 


R. CONNAK.--1747. 

A Collection of the Names of all the Princes of 
England, such as have been the King's Eldest 
Sons, from the Reign of Henry HI. &c. By 
Richard Connak. 

London. Printed in the year 1747. Svo. 


E. Cave.— 1748. 
TabulcE Illmtres ; Or the Paternal Arms of the 
Nobihty of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 
with the Tides of their Eldest Sons, Date; of 
each Creation, and a Table for explaining 
the Blazon. Corrected to this day, April 1, 

London. Printed for E. Cave, at St. John's Gate. 
This was engraved on a sincfle folio sheet. 

In the Gentleman's Magazine for 1748, is connmenced a regular 
series of the Arms of the whole Peerage: with 4 plates of an In- 
troduction to Heraldry. 

Vol. xviii. p. 584, 11 plates of the Coats of Arms of the English 
Peers, including the Bishops. 

Vol. xix. p. 581, 12 plates of the Coats of Arms of the Scots and 
Irish Peers, including the Irish Bishops. 

Vol. XX. p. 80, 1 plate of the Coats of Arms of the Baronets of 
Nova Scotia. 

Vol. xxiv. p. 598, 28 plates and 53 pages of letterpress, separately 
paged, explanatory of the Coats of Arms of the English Baronets. 

E. R. Mores.— 1748. 

Nomina et Insignia gentilitia Nobilium Equi- 
tumque sub Edvardo primo rege Militantium, 
accedunt classes exercitus Edvardi tertii regis 
Caletem obsidentes, edidit E. R. Mores. 

Oxon. A. D. 1748. 4to. 

This tract was printed for private distribution, by Edward Rowe 
Mores, E<.q. who considered it the oldest treasure of our Nobility, 
after Domesday and the Black Book of the Exchequer : it is now 
very scarce. The Names are arranged in the book under the several 

At the sale of the Bindley Collection 21. \5s. was given for ;i 


In tlic Biili^ili Museum is a MS. much damaged by the fire in 
Dean's Yard, in 17-H, wliicli had nearly proved fatal to the whole 
of Sir Robert Colton'^ Collection. It is thus entitled, " Collec- 
tanea de insignibiis gentilitiis iN'obilium familiarum gentis Ang- 
lorum ; de genealogica stirpc quorumdam Comilum aliorumque ; de 
nominibus et insignibus illustrium virorum qui R. Edvardum III. 
ad obsidionem Caletum comitali sunt, Anno R. 21. Item excerpta 
ex registiis chartaruin mona^terii de Colne in com Essexiensi ; 
hospitalis S.Johannis Jerusalem in Anglia; Monasterii deCoggeshal, 
aliorumque, ex variis historiis de rebus Anglicanis. — TiuEiuts, E. 9, 

The Names and Arms of the Ancient Nobility and Knights of 
England and Wales, temp. Hen. III. are pritited in the Antiquarian 
Repertory, volume 1. 

D. Hume.-— 1748. 
The History of the House and Race of Douglas 
and Angus. Written by Mr. David Hume, 
of Godscroft. The fourth edition. 

Edinburgh : printed bj/ T. Sf W. Ruddiman, for L. Hunter, and 
sold by him and other Booksellers in Town. 1748. 8570. 2 vols. 

This fourth edition is dedicated by the publisher to Archibald^ 
Duke and Marquis of Douglas, vide Art. clxiv. 

The Printer of this book, Thomas Ruddiman, the celebrated 
grammarian and critic, was himself engaged in a controversy with 
Logan, one of the Ministers of Edinburgh, whether the Crown of 
Scotland was strictly hereditary, and whether the birth of Robert III. 
was legitimate. Ruddiman maintained the affirmative in both points. 

.T. MiLLAN. — 1749. 

Arms of the Enghsh Nobilit3% with Supporters, 
Crests, and Mottos : and Tables of Dates to 
Family Honours, viz. Origin, Knights, Ba- 
ronets, Garters, Peerage, &c. By John 
Millan, Bookseller. 

London: printed for y'= said J. Millan, near Whitehall. 1749. 8vo. 

pp. 52. 


The whole of this book is very neatly engraved : the Arms occupy 
36 pages, six on each page. It was reprinted in ITS^, together 
with the Arms of the Scots Peers, pp. 32; and of the Iri^h Peers, 
pp. 39: the whole arc frequently bound in one volume. 

In 1753 was also published, " Arms of tlie Baronets of England 
and Nova Scotia, with Crests, Supporters, Mottos, Family-Honours, 
Origin, &:c. Ry John Millan, Bookseller : corrected to Septem- 
ber 1753. London: printed for y'^ said J. Ulillan, near Whitehall. 
St'O. pp. 36. The Arms occupy 24 pages; 24 coats on each page, 
very neatly engraven. 

John Millan's real name was Mac Millan: he is mentioned 
amongst the literati and collectors by .Mendez de Costa, vide 
" Gentleman's Magazine," vol. 82. i. 515. 

J. PoTE.— 1749. 

The History and Antiquities of Windsor Castle 
and the Royal College and Chapel of St. 
George; AVith the Institution, Laws, and Cere- 
monies of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 
the Ceremonies of the Installation of a Knight 
of the Garter ; Also an Account of the first 
Founders and their Successors Knights-Com- 
panions, to the present time. With their several 
Styles or Titles at large, from the Plates in 
the Choir of St. George's Chapel, &c. By 
Joseph Pote. Eton. Printed in the year 1749. 

This Work treats of many particulars not in Ashmole, Anslis, or 
any other writer. The Collection of Titles at large of the Knights 
Companions, from the plates of St. George's chapel, is here first 

An Appendix to this volume was printed in 1762, continuing the 
Knights to the last Installation, with an alphabetical Index of Knights 
from the Institution to that year, and another of all the plates of 



Sir T. Brand.— 1714. 

Sixteen Branches of King George, engraved 
from an original embellishment, by Sir Tho- 
mas Brand, Gentleman-Usher of the Green 
Rod to His Majesty. 

1749. A single Folio Sheet engraved. 

There are several inaccuracies in this engraving, both in names 
and dates, and also in the heraldic part, as placing electoral crowns 
over the Arms of the early branches of the family who were not 
entitled to them. 

J. Warburton. — 1749. 
London and Middlesex Illustrated : By a true 
and explicit Account of the Names, Resi- 
dence, Genealogy, and Coat Armour of the 
Nobility, Principal Merchants, and other 
Eminent Families, trading within the Pre- 
cincts of this most opulent City and County 
(the Eye of the Universe) all Blazon'd in 
their proper Colours, with references there- 
unto, shewing in what Manuscript-Books, or 
other original Records of the Heralds' Office, 
the Right of each Person respectively may be 
found. Now first Published. In Justification of 
the Subscribers and others who have been 
Encouragers of the new Map of London and 
Middlesex, whose Arms are engraved therein. 
And at the same time to obviate that symboli- 
cal or heraldical Mystery (so industriously 
inculcated by some Heralds) that Trade and 


Gentility are incompatible, until rectified in 
Blood by the Sovereign Touch of Garter 
King of Arms' Sceptre. By John Warbur- 
ton, Esq. Son)erset Herald, F. R. S. — Spe 
labor lexis. 

London : printed by C. Sf J. Ackers, in St. John Street, for the Au- 
thor, and sold hy R. Baldwin, jun. at the Rose, in Paternoster- 
Row. 1749. 8ro. pp. 163. 

This book is dedicated to the Most Noble ami Puissant Lord 
Thomas Howard, Earl of Effingham, &c. &c. Deputy Earl-INIar- 
shal of England, and is dated College of Arms, 29 Ap. 1749, pp. 2; 
Preface and Errata, pp. 8 : then follow a description and justifica- 
tion of the Armorial Bearings of 509 Families, p. 1 to p. 163. 

The author having introduced upwards of 500 Coats of Arms in 
the border of the Map of London and Middlesex, the Earl Mar- 
shal by his warrant commanded him not to take in any subscriptions 
for Arms, nor advertise or dispose of any Maps, till the right 
of each person respectively to such Arms was first proved to 
the satisfaction of one of the Kings of Arms, when Somerset 
" thought it best to have another arbitrator joined with him, and 
therefore made choice of the impartial public, rather than submit 
his performance wholly to the determination of a person so notori- 
ously remarkable for knowing nothing at all of the matter." — Preface, 
p. 2. 

John Warburton's pedigree of his own family is in the Briti>li 
Museum, Bibl. Lansd. 825, fol. 99, which, according to his ac- 
count, was descended from the ancient families of Warburton ot 
Warburton and Arley, in the county-palatine of Chester. He was 
born in 1682, and is allowed to have possessed great natural abili- 
ties, but which had not been much improved by education. Hl 
was created Somerset Herald in 1720. Besides the Map of Mid- 
dlesex, which occasioned the above justification, he published Maps 
by actual survey of the counties of Essex, Herts, York, and Nor- 
thumberland, and " Vallum Romanorum, or the History and Anti- 
quities of the Roman Wall, 70 Miles in length :" London, 1 753, ito. 
with cuts. His MS. collections were numerous : a list of Old Dramas 
formerly in his library is printed in the Gent.'s Mag. vol. 85, pi. ii. 
pp. 217 l^ 424. He died at the College of Arms II May, 1759. 
at. 78, and was buried at St. Benet's, Pauls Wharf. 



- 1750. 

The Altorney-Generars Report of Sir Edward 
Seymour's Title to the Dukedom of Somerset, 
and also of the Petition of Berkeley Seymour, 
Esq. claiming the same. Folio, pp. 15. 

Containing enumerations of pedigree, and proofs of both parties, 
signed D. Ryder, 23 Nov. 1750. 

A. Collins. — 1750. 
A Supplement to the Four Volumes of the 
Peerage of England. Containing a Succession 
of the Peers from 1740, with Accounts of 
those that have been promoted to higher Ti- 
tles. And a Genealogical History of all the 
Families since advanced to the Peerage of 
this Kingdom. Their Births, Marriages, and 
Issues, Places of Burial and Epitaphs, with 
Memoirs of their famous Actions, and Em- 
ployments, both in War and Peace : never 
before printed. Also their paternal Coats of 
Arms, Crests, and Supporters, curiously en- 
graven on copper-plates. Collected from 
Records, authentic Manuscripts, our most ap- 
proved Historians, and other authorities. By 
Arthur Collins, Esq. 

London: printed for W. Innys, J. and P. Knapton, Ifc. 1750. 
Svo. 2 volumes, pp. 820. 

The first volume is dedicated to Richard Viscount Cobhani; and 
contains 398 pages, of which 

The Account of Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare, Viscount Leinster, 
occupies 109 pages. 


J. Lodge, in the Preface to his Peerage of Ireland, states that he 
printed the Pedigree of the Earl of Kildare in 174.5, as a specimen 
of that work. 

The Second vohime is dedicated to Hugh, Karl of Xorthumbcr- 
laiid, the account of whose family occupies 170 pages. It was 
afterwards re-written by the late Bishop Percy, for the edition of 
this Peerage in 1779. 

In the collection of the late Sir William Burrel, Bart, was a copy 
of the Northumberland Household Book, printed in 1770; illustrated 
with Portraits, Views, Genealogies, &c. relative to the History and 
Honours of the Noble Family of Percy, in a Chronological series 
from the beginning of the reign of Henry VHI. to the present time. 
By Sir William Burrel : in 3 volumes. Atlas folio. 

At the sale of Sir William's Library, in May 179G, it brought 
L.75. l^s—Rcperi. Bibl. p. 594. 

H. Rim lus.— 17^)0. 

Memoirs of the House of Brunswick, from the 
most early accounts of that lihistrious Family 
to the end of the Rcion of Kino- Gcorae ihe 

O Oct 

First. To which are added eioht laroe Tables, 
comprehending the Genealogy of that House, 
and a copious Index of the principal matters 
contained in the work. By Henry Rimius, 
Aulic Counsellor to his late Majesty the King 
of Prussia. 

Genus iunnortale manet iniiltosque per annos 

Stat fortuna doinus et avi ninnerantur avorum. — Virg. 

London : printed for the Author, by J. Haberkorn, and to be had at 
E. Comyns, at the Royal Exchange, i^c. 6;c. 1750. 4/o. pp. 445. 

This Historical Work is dedicated to His Royal Highness the 
Prince of Wales. 

The Author commences with an Account of the Family of Fste 
to the time of Azo IV. removing to Germany, from the .Male 
Hne of which Family the House of Brunswick descends; he then 
treats of the Family of Guelph, from the Female linr <if which the 

3 c 


House of Brunswick is descended: then enumerates the Saxon 
Kings, and the posterity of Wittekind the Great, from whom the 
History is deduced in a rep;ular series to the two Great Branches, 
Brunswick VVolflenbutlel and Brunswick Lunenburg, each of which 
Houses are treated of separately : at the end are the following 

Genealogical Tables. 

Table I. The Ancient House of Este, the Ancestors of the Guelphs, 

the Ancestors of Whitekind the Great. 
Table H. The Origin of the House of Brunswick, from the Guelphs, 

from the House of Este, from Whitekind the Great. 
Table HI. The House of Brunswick of the First Division. 
Table IV. The House of Lunenburg of the First Division. 
Table V. The House of Brunswick of the Second Division. 
Table VI. The House of Lunenburg of the Second Division. 
Table VII. The House of Brunswick of the Last Division, or the 

present House of Brunswick-WoUFenbuttel. 
Table VITI. The House of Lunenberg of the Last Division, or the 

present House of Brunswick- Lunenburg. 


Salmon. — 1751. 

A Short View of the Families of the Present 
EngHsh Nobility : their Marriage, Issue, and 
immediate ancestors ; the Posts of Honour 
and Profit they hold in the Government ; 
their Arms, Mottoes, and chief Seats ; with 
an Index, specifying the time of their respec- 
tive Creations and Summons to Parliament, 
the Titles of their eldest sons, their Rank, 
Precedence, 6cc. By Mr. Salmon. 

London: printedin the year 1751. Svo. 

A second edition of this book, with a view of the families of the 
Scots and Irish Peers, in 3 vols, was printed in 1758-9. 8vo. 



C. CORNWALLIS. — 1751. 

An Account of the Baptism, Life, Death, and 
Funeral of the most incomparable Prince, 
Frederick Henry Prince of Wales. By Sir 
Charles Cornwallis. 

Printed in the year 1751. 8vo. 


R. CONNAK. — 1751. 

An Account of The Princes of Wales from the 
first Institution, (temp, Henry IH.) till Prince 
Henry. By Richard Connak. 

Printed in the year 1751. 8<?o. 
Perhaps a second edition of Art. dliii. 

A. Collins. — 1752. 

Historical Colleclions of the Noble Families of 
Cavendish, Holies, Vere, Harley, and Ogle. 
With the Lives of the most Remarkable 
Persons, particularly of William Cavendishc, 
Dukeof Newcastle; Henry Cavendishe, Duke 
of Newcastle; John Holies, first Earl of Clare; 
John Holies, second Earl of Clare ; Densil, 
Lord Holies; Gilbert Holies, third Earl of 
Clare ; John Holies, Duke of Newcastle. 
The Lives of the Earls of Oxford, concluding 
with Aubrey de Vere, the twentieth and last 
Earl of that Illustrious Family. Also the 
Lives of those Famous Generals, Horace 
Lord Vere, of Tilbury, and Sir Francis Vere, 


his ]>rolher. The Lives of Sir Jlobert Harley, 
KnigliL of the J^ath ; of Sir Edward Harley, 
Knight of the Bath, Governor of Dunkirk ; 
of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, and Earl 
Mortimer; of Edward Ilarley, Esq. his Bro- 
ther ; of Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford, and 
Earl Mortimer; of Sir Robert Ogle, in the 
Reign of Edward HI. ; of Jlobert Lord Ogle, 
in the Reign of Edward IV.; and the Lives 
of the succeeding Lords Ogle. Containing 
Curious Private Memoirs, with some principal 
transactions not hitherto published; and Prints 
of the principal persons, engraved by Mr. 
George Vcrluc, from Original Pictures drawn 
by the most eminent Painters. Collected 
from Records, Manuscripts, our most au- 
thentic Historians, and other undoubted 
authorities. By Arthur Collins, Esq. 

London : printed for Edward Withers, at the Seven Stars, near the 
Inner Temple gate, Fleet-Street. 1753. Folio, pp. 352. 

This handsomly printed vohiine is dedicated to the Duchess of 
Portland, pp. 2; Preface pp. 2 ; Table of Contents pp. 2. 

The Lives of the Dukes of Newcastle occupy from p. 1 to 
p. 184, after which Addenda to the Life of Denzil Lord Holies, 
pp. 4. To this part belong portraits of Elizabeth, Countess of 
Shrewsbury, after Cornelius Jansen, presented to the work by the 
Duchesss of Portland, at p. 14; of William Cavendishc, Duke 
of Newcastle, after Vandyck, at p. 23; the Monument of the 
Duke, in Westminster Abbey, J. Cole, sculp, at p. 44; the 
Portrait of Denzil Baron Holies, of Ifield, presented by the Rt. Hon. 
Henry Pelham, at p. 100 ; and the Monument of John Holies, 
Duke of Newcastle, in Westminster Abbey, engraved by J. Cole, 
p. 183. 

The Lives of the Earls of Oxford, of the Family of Harley, 
occupy from page 183 to page 213; illustrated with portraits of 


Thomas Harley, Esq. of Brampton Bryan Castle, in the County of 
Hereford, at p. 197 ; Sir Robert Harley, Knight of the Bath, from a 
miniature by P. Oliver, at p. 198 ; and of Sir Edward Harley, Knt. 
of the Bath, 1660, from a dravvini; by S. Cooper, at p. 200; the 
Hon. Edward Harley, Auditor of the Imprest to Queen Anne, from 
a painting by J. Richardson, at p. 206; of Robert Harley, Earl of 
Oxford, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, al p. 207 ; of Edward Harley, 
Earl of Oxford, after M. Dahl, at p. 212. These portraits of the 
Harley Fanuly were all presented to the work by the Countess 
Dowager of Oxford. 

The Lives of the Earls of Oxford, of the Family of Vere, com- 
prise from page 214 to page 343. To this portion of the book 
belongs a portrait of Horace Lord Vere, Baron of Tilbury, from a 
picture by M. Mirevelt, presented by the Duchess of Portland. 

The Historical Memoirs of the Family of Ogle continue from 
page 344 to page 352, a great part of which appears to be borrowed 
from " Dugdale's Baronage,'' vol. 2. 

This work was compiled by Collins, at the request of the Coun- 
tess Dowager of Oxford, but printed at his own expense. The 
portraits were all engraved by Vertue. 

The Newcastle Family, after Diepenbeke, engraved by Clowet, a 
rare and expensive print, is inserted in some copies as an illustration. 

In the British Museum Bibl. Lansd. 885. fol. 8, is a MS. " Me- 
moirs of the Harley Family, and particularly of Robert, Earl of 
Oxford,'' drawn up by one of his brothers : and in the large and 
valuable Library of the late Hon. Topham Beauclerk, F.R.S. 
was a folio Manuscript entitled " The Armes, Honours, Matches, 
and Issues of the Auncient and Illustrious Family of Veer : described 
in the honourable Progeny of the Earles of Oxenford, and other 
branches thereof. Together with a Genealogical deduction of this 
noble Family from the Bloud of 12 forreyr)e Princes, viz. 3 Empe- 
rours, 3 Kings, 3 Dukes, and 3 Earles, &c. Gathered out of History, 
Recordes, and other Monuments of Aniyquily, by Percivall Gould- 
ing, Gent." With the Arms Ilhuninated. 

Vide also No. 3504 of the Catalogue of the library of the late 
Marquess Townshend, &c. P. S. A. and F. R.S. 


The Royal Compendium, being a Genealogical 
History of the Monarchs of England, from the 
Conquest to the Present Time. Treating 


distinctly of their Marriages, Children, and 
Collateral Branches, and shewing their Titles, 
Offices, Births, Deaths, and places of Birth 
and Burial, with a view of their Lives. To- 
gether with the Descent of the several Foreign 
Princes now reigning, and of the several 
Noble and Eminent Families in England, 
that are sprung from the Blood Royal of this 
Kingdom, down to the present year. 

London : printed for W. Owen, at Homer s Head, Temple Bur, &{c. 
1752. 8ro. pp. 270. Index pp. 12. 

This is a verbatim reprint of Art. cccciii. with the several branches 
of the Royal and Noble Families continued. 

J. Pettingall. — 1753. 
A Dissertation on the Original of the Equestrian 
Figure of the George and of the Garter, En- 
signs of the most noble Order of that name. 
Illustrated with copperplates. By John Pet- 
tingall, A.M. Fellow of the Society of Anti- 
quaries of London. 

London : printed for Sarnuel Paferson, at Shakespeare's Head, in the 
Strand. No date. Ato. pp. 57. 

The substan<;e of this Dissertation may be found in " Brown's 
Vulgar Errors," where the learned author supposes it to be all 

The lines of John Byrom, an ingenious writer " On the Patron of 
England/' are worthy of notice, as having excited a controversy 
which is perhaps not yet decided. In this poem the author en- 
deavoured to prove the non-existence of St. George, the Patron 
Saint of England, by this argument chiefly, that the English were 
converted by Gregory the First or the Great, who sent over St. 
Austin for that purpose, and he conceives that in the ancient Fasti, 
Georgius was erroneously set down for Gregorius, and that George 


no where occurs as Patron until the reign of Edward III. He 
concludes with requesting the matter may be considered by Willis, 
Stukeley, Ames, or Pegge, all celebrated antiquaries, or by the 
Society of Antiquaries at large, stating the plain question to be 
" Whether England's Patron was a Knight or a Pope ?'' This 
challenge must have been given son)e time before the year 1759, 
when all these Antiquaries were living, but in what publication, if 
printed at all, we have not been able to discover. Mr. Pegge, how- 
ever, was living when Byrom's collected Poems appeared, and 
judged the question to be of sufficient importance to be discussed in 
the Society. His " Observations on the History of St. George," 
were printed in the 5th vol. of the " Archaeologia/' in answer not 
only to Byrom but to Dr. Pettingall, who expressed his unbelief in 
St. George in the above work, l^ide Chalmers's " Biographical 
Dictionary," art. Byrom. 

J. Lodge. — 1754. 
The Peerage of Ireland, or a Genealogical His- 
tory of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. 
With their paternal Coats of Arms engraven 
on copper. Collected from the publick Re- 
cords, authentick Manuscripts, approved His- 
torians, well attested Pedigrees, and Personal 
Information. By Mr. Lodge, Deputy Keeper 
of the Records in Bermingham Tower. 

London : printed for William Johnston, Bookseller, in St. Paul's 
Churchyard. 1754. Svo. 4 volumes. 

The advantageous point of light in which the Peerage of England 
had been placed, by the publications of Collins, induced the author 
of this work to make the attempt on the part of Ireland ; in which 
he was a-sured by some of the nobility, that it would prove not 
only honourable to them but useful to the public. 

In the compilation of this History, the author states he could 
place no reliance on what had hitherto been published by Aaron 
Crossley, the Herald Painter, or upon the Irish Compendium, by 
Francis Nichols, who was employed by the E^gli^h booksellers. 
The principal authorities he consulted were the most approved 


Histories of England anJ Ireland, for remarkable events and 
occurrences pertinent to the subject ; the Journals of the House of 
Peers; many vohmies of Pedigrees, chiefly collected by Daniel Moly- 
neux, Ulster King of Arms, [tent]). James I.) in the University of 
Dublin; Original Visitation Books of Counties in England; Wills 
in the Prerogative Office; Registers of Churches; and various 
MSS. in those two inexhaustible funds of History, the Rolls Office, 
and Bermingham Tower. 

The 1st volume is dedicated to the Most Noble and Puissant Sir 
Marcus Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, and contains an account of the 
Earls, pp. 398. 

The 2nd volume is dedicated to Baron Newport, Lord Chancellor 
of Ireland : the account of the Earls is concluded, and that of the 
Viscounts commenced, pp. 416. 

The 3rd volume is inscribed to Lord Southwell, and concludes the 
account of the Viscounts, pp.381. 

The 4th volume is dedicated to Sir Robert King, Lord Baron of 
Kingsborough, and comprises the accounts of all the Barons, 
pp. 348. 

At the end of each volume is an Index of Names whose families 
are not the subject of the work ; and at the end of the 4lh vol. an 
Appendix, containing some additions and alterations since the book 
went to press, not paged: each volume is accompanied by plates 
of the Arms, Supporters, &c, very neatly engraved. 

In the Notes to the several Histories of the Families are inserted 
Preambles of Patents, Grants of Lands, and other incidental matters; 
with accounts of several Families of Distinction allied to the 
nobility by marriage. 

A second edition of this work in 7 vols. Svo. was published in 
1789, by the Rev. Mcrvyn Archdall, author of " Monasticou 

Baron Yon Lowhe^\ — 1751. 

The Analysis of Nobility, in its Origin; as 
Military, Mercantile, and Literary, Proofs, 
Privileges, Duties, Acquisition, and Forfeiture 
thereof. Interspersed with several Curious 
Monuments of History, relating to Laws ol 


Chivaliy, Ci'cations, J)cgradalions, Jusls, 
Tournainenls, Combats, &c. Translalcd from 
the original German of l^aron Von Lowlien. 
With Notes collected from the best English 
Antiquaries, and other authors. 

Hcrouai laiules, et facta parentum, 

Jam le<(cre ct qiue bit poteris coc^nosccre virtus. — Virr. 

London : printed and sold by J. Robinson, in Lu dilate Sir eel. 1754. 
Sro. pp. .'il7. 

This Book is divided into 8 chapters, to which there are Notes, 
chiefly relating to England, addtd hy the translator. Cliap. 1. 
Treats of the Origin of Nobility, p. 1 to 31. Chap. 2. Of the 
several kinds of Nobility, p. S2. to p. 61. Chap. 3. Of Mercantile 
Nobility, p. G^ to p. 151. Cha[). 4. Of Ancestry, and other proofs 
of Nobility, p. 132 to 178. Chap. 5. Of the Privileges and Rights 
of the Nobility, p. 179 to p. 220. Chap. G. of the Duties of Nobi- 
litv, p. 221 to p. 284. Chap. 7. How Nobility is acquired, p. 285 
to p. 299. Chap. 8. How Nobility becomes forfeited, p. 300 to p. 
317. At the end is an index of 7 pages, not numbered. 


A. Collins. — 1754. 

An Historical and Genealogical Account of the 

Family of AVindsor. By Arthur Collins, Esq. 

London : printed in the year 1754. 4/o. 

P. Pineda.— 1754. 
A Synopsis of the Genealogy of the most An- 
cient and most Noble Family of the Brigantes, 
or Douglas. By Peter Pineda. 

Printed in the year 1754. Spo. 
This Work is printed in English and Spanish. 

A D 


S. Kent.— 1755. 

The British Banner Displayed ; A Complete 
System of Heraldry. Wherein the Antiquity, 
Dignit}^ and Use of Arms, in regard to the 
Distinction, Honour, and Connexion of 
Families, are exhibited. Toii^ether wiQi a 
copious Explanation of the different Achieve- 
ments, Shields, Escocheons, and Coat Armours 
of every kind, in all the Degrees of Nobility, 
Gentr}^ &c. Also the proper Names and 
Terms used in this instructive and pleasing 
Science, alphabetically disposed. To which is 
added, a Catalogue of above a thousand emi- 
nent Families, Foundations, Sees, Colleges, 
Corporations, Companies, and Societies, whose 
respective Arms are made examples of Bear- 
ing in these volumes. The whole compre- 
hending an accurate Abridgement of the last 
edition of Guillim. Illustrated with copper- 
plates. In Two Volumes. By Samuel Kent. 

London : printed for T. Waller, near St. Dunstan's Church ; and 
Lockj/er Davis, near Salisbury Court ; both in Fleet- Street. 1755. 
8ro. Two volumes- 

This is merely a new title printed to Art. 489. 

J. Free.— 1756. 

An Antigallican Sermon, preached in the year 
17o6, upon the Terms of National Unanimity. 
With a Genealogical Table, shewing His 
Majesty's antient Connexions with the Crowns 
of these Kingdoms, long antecedent in time 


to the Marriage of his Ancestors with the Stuart 
Family. By the Rev. John Free, D.D. 
Vicar of East Coker, in the County of 

Mentioned in the Gentleman's Magazine, volume 62, part 2, 
pajfe 966. 

A. Collins. — 17o6. 
The Peerage of Enghmd ; Containing a Genealo- 
gical and Historical Account of all tlie Peers 
of England, now existing, &c.&c. By Arthur 
Collins, Esq. The Tliird Edition, corrected 
and enlarged in every Family, with Memoirs 
not hitherto printed. 

London : printed for IV. Innys and J. Richardson ; T. IVotton and 
E. Withers, Sfc. Sfc. 1756. Svo. 5 volumes; but the first beino^ 
in two parts, it is always bound in six. 

This is the last edition of the Peerage of England by Collins that 
was published under the inspection of that indefatigable writer. In 
the Preface he says, " I am not conscious of delivering the least uii- 
trutti ; my accounts of these, and other families I have published, 
being warranted by Records and Informations I cannot distrust, and 
I have endeavourtd to discharge myself to every one with the ut- 
most impartiality, without any respect to persons or party interest, 
which my readers may be apprised of by the authorities I have 
cited, and which prove the difficulties of the undertaking, and the 
expence that attends the performance." — " I have been favoured 
with the assistance of some of the greatest antiquaries in the nation, 
and honoured by several noblemen with the perusal of their Family 
Evidences; and in this Third Edition, I have used my utmost 
endeavours to make it correct and perfect, both from the Records, 
and our Gazettes, which are quoted. My worthy and valuable 
friend Charles Townley, Esq. Clarencieux King of Arms, who for 
upwards of twenty years has been studious in his profession, has 
also generously and kindly assisted me in all I wanted from his. 


The fust volume is dedicated to Kin^^ Ceorgc II. and comprise* 
an account of the Koyal I'aiuily and of tlie Dukes. First part, 
pp. 449, conlintied in the second part to pp. 8'22. 

Tlie second voUinie is inscribed to Anthony, Earl of .Shaftesbury, 
and contains an account of the Families of the Marchioness Grey 
and the Martjuis of Rockingham, and of the Earl«, to Noel, Earl 
of Gainsborough, pp. 525. 

The third volume is dedicated to Robert D'Arcie, Earl of Holder- 
ness, in which the accoiuits of the Earls are continued pp. 768. 

The fourth volume, dedicated to Hugh Percy, Earl of Northum- 
berland, concludes the account of the EarN, and gives an accoual 
of the families of the Viicounts, j)p. 514. 

The fifth volume is dedicated to George Nevill, Lord Aberga- 
venny, premier baron, and contains the history of the liarons. 

The plates of Arms were all re-engraved for this edition. 

Arthur Collins was born in the year 1682 : he was the son of 
William Collins, Esq. gentleman -usher to Queen Catherine of Bra- 
ganza, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Blyth. From 
the imprints to some of his early works, it may be supposed 
he was in business as a bookseller, " at the Black Boy, in Fleet- 
street." Having received a liberal education, and being inclined 
to the cultivation of letters, he coMceived the arduous design uf 
digesting a compendious account of the existing Nobility of England, 
which he gradually accomplished, his first attempt being in 1709, 
from which time to the publication of the last edition by himself, in- 
cludes a period of 47 years. While he was employed upon the 
various editions of this work, it appears he lived at Enfield, and after- 
wards at Holluvvay, from both of which places his Prefaces are dated. 
For the execution of this task he was certainly entitled to the gra- 
titude of the Nobility, considering the great pains he look to in- 
vestigate, and the perspicuous manner in which he recorded, the 
illustrious deeds of their ancestors, tracing with a faithful and in- 
teresting pen the ste))s by which each family had risen to emi- 
pfnce. Neither is a work of this nature without a claim on the 
pjiblic at large, inasiDuch as a faithful picture of the rewards 
attendant on meritorious services and heroic actions must neces- 
sarily prove the strongest inciteuient to the statesman, the soldier, 
and the citizen, to pursue the glorious career of virtue and honour. 
The merit of his works is unquestionable, and to the present day 
they have continued the great authorities, to which all subsequent 
writers on the same subject have had recourse. Besides the works 
noticed in this Catalogue, Collins published " A Life of Cecil 


Lord Burleigh," 1732, 8vo. ; " Letters and Memorials of State, 
collected by Sir Henry Sydney and others," 1746, 2 vols, fol.; and 
" A Life of Edward the Black Prince," 1740, Svo. His laborious 
productions do not appear to have met with the reward:* he antici- 
paitd : in his last Preface he observes, " I could cite )nstances of 
other authors, that have been preferred, thou-ifh it has been my iiard 
fate, to be soliciting the chief in power (his Majesty and the Hoyal 
family excepted) for several years without eft'ect, and have not 
been wanlin<;- in setting forth, by a printed case, my pretensions 
to preferment, a Place having been resigned to me by a relation, 
and given from me to proceed on the work 1 have been' engaged 
in, with a promise of being better provided for." At length he 
obtained a pension of 400/. per unn. which he enjoyed but a fcvi 
years. He died March 16, 17G0, at Battersea, in Surrey, where 
he lies buried. 

Arthur Collins married about the year 1708, and had several 
children ; a son John was a lieutenant in the army : he served two 
cam[>aioiis in the Netherlands, and was in the battles of Fontenoy, 
Falkirk, and Culloden : he died before the year 1756. The only 
son who survived him was Major-general Arthur Tooker Colhns, 
who closed a life of honourable service in 1793, and left issue Da- 
vid Collins, Es(|. judge-advocate and historian of the settlement in 
New South Wales, who died 24 March, ISIO. 

The iibove account is collected from various authorities, the prin- 
cipal of which is a memoir, by Stephen Jones, in the Gent.'s Mag. 
for April 1799. 



I'he English Compendium, or Rudiments of 
Honour, &c. 

Printed in the year 1757. 12wo. Forming with the Irish and Scots 
Compendium 3 volumes. 


J. BUSWELL. — 1757. 

An Hislorical Account of the Knights of the 
Most Noble Order of the Garter, from its 
first Institution in the year 1350, to the pre- 


sent Time. By John Buswell, one of the 
Gentlemen of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, and 
of His Majesty's Free Chapel of St. George, 
at Windsor. 

London : printed for R. Griffiths, in Paternoster Row ; T. Payne, 
near the Mews' Gate; and R. Westcote, in Windsor. 1757. 8»o. 
pp. 318; Introduction, pp. 1 2, and Appendix not included. 

The several Knights-Companions are arranged chronologically, 
commencing with the founder. King Edward III. N° 1, to Francis 
Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, N° 572; after which an Ap- 
pendix, containing an account of Sir .John Blount, KG. temp. H. 5. 
and of Sir Nicholas Carew, K.G. beheaded in 1539. 

J. Anstis. — 1757. 
The Ceremonies of the Installation of a Knight 
of the most noble Order of the Garter, as set- 
tled by Mr. Anstis. 

London. Printed in the year \1 bl . 12wjo. 


Salmon. — 1758. 

A Short View of the English Nobihly, &c. The 
Second Edition, enlarged and corrected, so 
as to exhibit a View of the Present Slate of 
the Peerage, by Mr. Salmon. 

London. Printed for W. Owen, Fleet-Strett. 1758. Svo. 

This volume, with a " Short View of the Scots and Irish Nobi- 
lity." by the same author, forms 3 volumes. The first edition was 
printed in 1751. 

Mr. Salmon is well known as the author of " A New Geographi- 
cal Grammar." We have also by him " A General History of the 
several Nations of the World, from the Flood to the present Time, 
with the Genealogies of all the respective Sovereigns that have 
reigned, in a Chronological Series, from whence it will appear what 


Princes have been contemporary in every Age. By Mr, Salmon. 
Sold by W. Johnston, at the Golden Ball, in St. Paul's Church- 
yard." 8vo. 



The Ceremonial of the Interment of his late 
most excellent Majesty King George the Se- 
cond of blessed memory, from the Prince's 
Chamber to Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday, 
the 11th day of November, 1760. 

Printed in the year 1760. Folio. 

His Majesty departed this life at Kensington Palace, on Saturday, 
25 October, 1760, in the 77th year of his age and 34th of his reign. 
The Funeral took place in Henry the Seventh's chapel, at West- 
minster : His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland was chief 




An Account of the Coronation of His Majesty 
King George II. 

London: printed for Samuel Paierson, at the Shakespear's Head, m 
the Strand. 1 760. 4to. 

- - 1761. 

Verses on the Coronation of their late Majesties 
King George the Second and Queen Carohne, 
October 11, 1727, spoken by the Scholars of 
Westminster School, some of them now the 
Ornaments of the Nation, on January 15 
following, being the da}^ of the Inauguration 
of Queen Elizabeth their Foundress. With 
a Translation of all the Latin Copies. The 
whole placed in the Order of the Transactions 
of that important day, adorned witli the Co- 
ronation Medals of the Royal Pair, and a 
Bust of our present King. To which is sub- 
joined, the Ceremonial of the August Pro- 


cession, very proper to be compared with 
the approaching one, and a Catalogue of the 
Coronation Medals of the Kings and Queens 
of England. 

London : printed for W. Bowyer. Sold by R. and J. Dodsley, in 
Pall - Mall ; S. Barker, in College- Street, Westminster; and 
G. Woodf all, at Charing- Cross. 1761. 8vo. pp.70. 

The frontispiece, containing the Coronation Medals, was engraveit 
by A. Walker. 



The Entire Ceremonies of the Coronations of 
His Majesty King Charles the Second and of 
Her Majesty Queen Mary, consort to James 
the Second, as published by those learned 
Heralds, Ashmole and Sandford, with the 
Prayers at full length. To which is prefixed. 
An Introduction, Historical and Critical. 
Likewise an Appendix, containing many cu- 
rious Particulars. 

London: printed for W. Oicen, at Temple Bar; SfC. Sfc. 1761. 
4to. pp. 50; Introduction, pp. 8. 

Facing the title is a plate of the Coronation-Chair, &c. copied 
from Sandford's " Coronation of James II." 



An Account of the Ceremonies observed in the 
Coronations of die Kings and Queens of Eng- 
land; viz. King James II. and his Royal 
Consort, King William III. and Queen Mary, 
Queen Anne, King George I. and King 
George II. and Queen Caroline, by com- 

3 F. 


paring whicli, ihr Hrader will be able toforiii 
a compl('t(' Idea of the Ceremonies which will 
be performed at the Coronation of his present 
Majesty King George III. To which is ad- 
ded, a Description of the Royal and Sacred 
Ornaments wherewith the Kings and Queens 
of England are crowned and invested on this 
solemn occasion. Adorned with Cuts of the 
Imperial Crowns, Sceptres, Orb, Queen's 
Circlet, the two pointed Swords and Curtana, 
St. Edward's Chair, the Royal Rings, &c. 
with two curious copper-plates, the larger 
one exhibiting the Procession observed in the 
Coronation of King William and Queen Marj^ 
the other representing the Manner of the 
Champion's Challenge in Westminster Hall. 

London. Printed for G. Kearsky, at the Golden Lion, in Ludgate 
Street. 1761. 'ito. pp.48. 



Orders to be observed on Tuesday the 22nd of 
September, being the Day appointed for their 
Majesties' Coronation, in pursuance of an 
Order in Council. 

London. Printed in the year 1761. Folio. 


The Form and Order of the Service, that is to 
be performed, and of the Ceremonies that are 
to be observed, in the Coronation of their 
Majesties King George III. and Queen 


Charlotte, in the Abbej-Church of St. Peter, 
Westminster, on Tuesday the 22nd da}' of 
September, 1761. 

London. Printed in the year 176]. 4to. 

" Of what passed on the occasion of the death of Kiiicj George II. 
and of the Form observed in proclaiminsj George III. in winch the 
Archbishop of Canterbury of course took the lead, Archbishop 
Seeker has left an account in MS. He did the same wiih regard 
to the subsequent Ceremonials of Marrying and Crown ng King 
George III. and his Queen, which in consequence of hi> station he 
had the honour to solemnize, and in which he found a great want 
of proper Precedents and Directions." — Life of Seeker, Biog. Dict. 


The Form of Proceeding to the Coronation of 
King George III. and Queen Charlotte, on 
the 22nd day of September, 1761. 

Primed in the year 1 701. Folio. 



An Account of the Ceremonies observed at the 
Coronation of our most Gracious Sovereign 
George III. and his Royal Consori Queen 
Charlotte, on Tuesday ihe 22nd day of Sep- 

London. Printed in the year 1761. ^to. 


- 1761. 

Thoughts on the Coronation of His Present 
Majesty King George III. 

London. Printed in the year \16\. Folio. 



J. Perceval, E. op Egmont. — 1761. 
The Question of the Precedency of the Peers of 
Ireland in England, fairly staled. In a Letter 
to an English Lord, by a Nobleman of the 
other Kingdom. 

London : printed for J. Morgan, in Paternoster Row ; and C. G. 

Seyffert, in Pall Mall. 1761. 8&o. pp. 108; Address to the 

Reader, pp. 4. 

This is a reprint of Art 528. It was also printed in the " Works 
of the Learned," viii. 157. In Hardy's " Life of Lord Charle- 
mont/* is an interesting detail of the circumstances that led to the 
republication of this curious Tract, vide vol. i. p. 120 to 127. 


R. HuRD.— 1762. 

Letters on Chivalry and Romance. 

Guarda, che mal fato, 
O giovenil vaghezza non ti meni 
Al magazine de le ciancie. Ah fuggi, 
Fuggi quell incaiitato allogiamento. 
Quivi habitan le niaghe, che iiicantaiido 
Fan traveder, e traudir ciascuno. 'J'asso. 

London : printed for A. Millar, in the Strand ; and IV. Thurlbourn, 
and J. IVoodj/er, in Cambridge. 1762. 8to. pp. 120. 

These letters were written by that eminent scholar and critic 
Richard Hurd, afterwards bishop of Worcester. He has in a brief 
and elegant manner pointed out the rise, progress, and genius of 
Chivalry, with the circumstances in the Gothic fictions and manners, 
but of which Heraldry might have formed a conspicuous feature. 
Reasons for the declme and rejection of the Gothic taste in later 
times are also included in the learned author's plan. The Bishop 
died 28th May, 1808, and is buried al Harllebury. 

G. PooKE.— 1763. 
An Epithalamium, on the most sacred Marriage 
of his most gracious Majesty King George 


the Third, to her serene Highness Princess 
Charlotte, of Mecklenburgh-Strehtz : And a 
Panegyric on the Coronation of their sacred 
Majesties King George the 'I'liird and Queen 
Charlotte. By George Pooke. 

London : printed for the Author, and sold hy G. Keith, at the Bible 
and Crown, in Gracechurch Street. 176-3. 8fO. pp. 38. 

King George III. was married 8 Sept. 1761, at the chapel-royal 
in St. James's palace. The Ceremony was |)erformed by the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, and the Duke of Cumberland gave the 
Bride's hand to his Majesty. 

In the Critical Review for September 1761, other panegyrical 
poems by the same author are noticed. 

G. Allan.— 1763. 

The Genealogy of the Royal Family of Great 


An engraving on two folio sheets; when joined, the whole is 
33 inches long by 21 wide. It is not dated, but was published 
about the year 1763, with the following dedication: " To his 
most Gracious Majesty George III. this Genealogy of the Royal 
Family of Great Britain is most humbly inscribed, by his Majesty's 
mo>t dutiful and loyal servant George Allan."' The Pedigree is 
drawn in circles, and thus commences — " It is impossible to trace 
this Illustrious and Royal Family to its original, without being lost 
in y^ mists of remote antiquity. It is sufficient to begin with Azo, 
the 1st Count of Esle and Marquis of Tuscany, y« Emperor's Vicar 
in Italy, who died in 970, and was succeeded by his son Albert 
Azo, who died in 995," &c. &c. 

In Nichols's Anecdotes, vol. viii. p. 708, is a letter from the 
Countess-Dowager of Stafford to the author, dated 7 May, 1763, 
noticing an omission in this Pedigree. 

George Allan, Esq. having a strong propensity to the study of 
our national antiquities, intended to publish a Peerage, engraved 
on copperplates, for which elaborate undertaking he actually cir- 
culated Proposals ; but, after having engraved one plate, the design 
was relinquished. He died at the Grange, near Darlington, in the 
county of Durham, 31 July, 1800. 



J. Burrow.— 1763. 
Anecdotes and Observations relating to Oliver 
Cromwell and his Family ; serving to rectify 
several Errors concerning him, published by 
Nicolaus Comnenus Papadapoli, in his " His- 
toria Gymnasii Patavini." 

London. Printed in the year \76:i. iio. 

This was printed for private circulation by James Burrow, Esq. 
F. R.S. 8f F. S. A. who, on presenting an address from the Royal 
Society, Aug. 10, 1773, was knighted. Sir JanDes Burrow was 
Master of the Crown-Office, and died 5 Nov. 1782. Part of the 
above work appeared in the Gent's Magazine for December 1767. 

W. Guthrie.— 1763. 
A Complete History of English Peerage; from 
the best Authorities: by William Guthrie. 
Esq. Illustrated with elegant copperplates 
of the Arms of the Nobility ; blazoned in 
the Pleralds' Office, by the proper Officers : 
copperplates of the Premiers in their Parlia- 
mentary Robes, and at the conclusion of the 
History of each Family Vignettes and odier 
ornaments proper for the subject. 

London : printed hy Dryden Leach, for J. Newberry, in St. Paul's 
Churchyard ; 5fc. 1763. 4to. pp. 469. 

The first volume is dedicated to his Majesty King George III. 
which is probably all that was published. The portraits and tail- 
pieces were drawn by Samuel Wale, R. A, and engraved by 
Charles Grignion: the arms were engraved by Barak Longmate. 

This work was compiled by William Guthrie, whose name is so 
well known as the author of a Geographical Grammar, a gentleman 
descended from an ancient family, and the representative of the 
Guthries of Haukerlon, in the county of Angus, Scotland. 


" Much was expected from his ' Peerage,' in which he was assisted 
by Ralph Bigland, Esq. Somerset-herald, each individual article being 
submitted to the inspection of the representative of the noble family 
treated of; yet, notwithstanding all this care, the work abounds 
with errors, contradictions, and absurdities." The author died 
9 March, 1770, and was interred in St. Mary le Bonne burial-ground, 
with a monument and inscription against the east wall. — Chal- 
MEKs's Biographical Dictionary. 

J. Edmondson. — 1764. 

Baro7iagium Genealogicum, or the Pedigrees of 
the Enghsh Peers, deduced from the EarHest 
Times of which there are an}' attested Ac- 
counts, including as well Collateral as Lineal 
Descents. Originally compiled from the 
Public Records and most Authentic Evi- 
dences, by Sir William Segar, Knt. Garter 
Principal King of Arms, and continued to 
the Present Time. By Joseph Edmondson, 
Esq. Mowbray-Herald Extraordinary. 

Engraved and Printed for the Author, and sold bj/ hi?n at his House 
in Warwick Street, Golden Square ; Messrs. Fletcher and Co. 
St. Paul's Churchyard ; and all the Booksellers of Great Britain 
and Ireland. Folio. 5 vols. 

In the title-page is a vignette of a Herald presenting a Pedigree 
to the King on his throne: Rt. Pranker, sculpsit, 1764. 

The 1st volume is dedicated to His Majesty, J. Bayly, scrip, et 
sculpsit, and contains engraved pedigrees of the Royal Family, ot 
the Dukes, Marquesses, and of some Earls, with their Arms and 
Supporters, folio size. 

The 2nd volume is inscribed to the Duke of York, and continues 
the pedigrees of the Earls, &c. 

The 3rd volume is in like manner dedicated to the Duke of Glou- 
cester, with the Earls' pedigrees continued. 

The 4th volume, dedicated to the Duke of Cumberland, con- 
cludes the Earls, and contains the pedigrees of the Viscounts and 
of some of the Barons. 


The 5lh volume, inscribed to the Prince of Wales, concludes the 
Barons' pedigrees, and contains a Supplement and Index to the 
wiiole five volumes, with Emendations and Additions, together with 
a List of Subscribers. The whole may be considered as a work of 
infinite labour, but the information afforded is not much to he de- 
pended upon. The plates of Arms are very well executed, but are 
in bad taste ; some of them were engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi, 
R. A. Many of the large quartered coats were presentation plates, 
contributed by the Peers at their own expense. 

The work was originally published in numbers, and when com- 
pleted sold for 25 guineas. It was followed by a 6th volume of 
subsequent Creations, &c. 

A copy in the British Museum has many valuable MS. additions 
by the late Francis Hargrave, Esq. 


J. Edmondson. 

Precedency. By Joseph Edmondson, Esq. 
Mowbray Herald. 

Engraved and printed for the Editor, and sold by him at his House 
in Warwick-Street, Golden-Square, St. James's. '2i:mo. No date, 
pp. 14. 

This little tract is dedicated to the Prince of Wales. Each page 
is engraved. It contains the precedency of Men, the precedency 
of Women, the procession to the Chapel Royal in April 1726, and 
a list of Collar-Days and OflTcring-Days. 

In the 1st volume of Blackstone's Cotnmentaries will be found a 
table of Precedence, founded on authentic documents, and afford- 
ing a correct view of the distinctions of Rank in Society. 


R. BiGLAND.— 1764. 

Observations on Marriages, Baptisms, and Bu- 
rials, as preserved in Parochial Registers, 
with sundry Specimens of the Entries of Mar- 
riages, Baptisms, &c. in Foreign Countries. 
Interspersed with divers Remarks concerning 
proper Methods necessary to preserve a Re- 
membrance of the several Branches of Fami- 


lies, &c. By Ralph Bigland, Esq. Somerset 

London : printed by W. Richardson Sf J. Clark, in Fleet-Street ; 
and sold by R. 8f J. Dodsley, in Pall- M all ; cVf. 17G4. Ato. 
pp. 96. 

This is a very curious book, containiii}^ much valuable information 
for a Genealogist, who may avail himself of the author's ingenious 
remarks. A Public Register was first ordered to be kept in the year 
1538, but during the time of the Commonwealth few Parochial 
Registers were kept with any tolerable regularity. Funeral Certi- 
ficates are treated of, from p. 14 to p. 29; at p. 38 is <' A General 
Registry of Births kept at the Heralds' Office;" at p. 43 is given 
a short Genealogical Table, to shew the manner of registering Pe- 
digrees in the Heralds' Office at this time; the truth of such a 
pedigree must be properly certified by one of the family, and to 
make it still more valid, with entries of extracts from Parish Regis- 
ters, Wills, or Monumental Inscriptions, &c. ; at p. 81, Impres- 
sions of Seals to Deeds, Wills, &c. are treated upon, and at p. S3, 
Wills and Administrations ; p. 85, a General Register of Marriages, 
&c.; p. 86, Castles, Palaces, Private Houses, &c.; at p. 9Q the 
author speaks of Genealogical Tables " shortly to be published in 
numbers," but this design was never fulfilled. 

Ralph Bigland, Esq. was created Garter King of Arms March 2, 
1780 : he was considered an excellent genealogist; but enjoyed his 
elevation a short time, dying at his apartments in the College of 
Arms in 1784: he was buried in the cathedral at Gloucester. 

R. Douglas.— 1764. 

The Peerage of Scotland, containing an Histo- 
rical and Genealogical Account ol' the Nobi- 
lity of that Kingdom, from their Origin to 
the present generation : Collected from the 
public Records, and ancient Chartularies of 
this Nation, the Charters and other writings 
of the Nobility, and the Works of ov\y best 

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Historians. Illustrated with copper-plates. 
By Robert Douglas, Esq. 

Edinhuri^h : printed by R Fleming, and sold by him and the othei 
Booksellers in Edinburgh, and at London by A. Millar, R. Bald- 
win, D. Wilson, and T. Durham, Booksellers. 1764. Folio, 
pp. 718. 

This genealogical and biographical history is dedicated to James 
Douglas, Earl of Morton. Since Crawfurd's Peerage in 1716, no 
authentic history of the Peers had been undertaken, which rendered 
a continuation necessary at this period. The author thus modestly 
introduces it: " The Compiler of the present work has attempted 
it on a more regular and accurate plan than has hitherto appeared. 
How far he has succeeded the world must judge. But if the most 
assiduous application for many years — if a painful inquiry into the 
public records and ancient chartularies — if an unwearied research 
after every degree of knowledge necessary for carrying on so ardu- 
ous a task — if these have any merit, or deserve the favour of the 
public, the author flatters himself this work, on perusal^ will not 
be found deficient. The chief and principal point the author had 
in view, and the great object of his attention, was in a plain and 
distinct manner, to deduce the history of each Family from its ori- 
gin to the present generation, and to ascertain their Genealogy and 
Chronology by indisputable documents." 

A second edition of this work was published in 1813, by John 
Philip Wood, Esq. in two volumes, folio. 


J. Grove.— 1764. 

The Lives of all the Earls and Dukes of Devon- 
shire descended from the renowned Sir Wil- 
liam Cavendish, one of the Privy Counsellors 
to King Henry VIII. Illustrated with Re- 
flections and Observations on the most striking 
Passages in each Life. Interspersed with 
some Particulars of the Lives, Characters, 
and Genealooies of several oreat and eminent 
Men their Contemporaries. To which is 


added, a short Account of the Rise, Progress, 
and present State of the High Court of Chan- 
cery. By Mr. Grove, of Richmond. 

London: printed for the Author, and sold by J. Nourse, in the Strand; 
W. Sundbj/, in Fleet ■ Street ; and J. Coote, in Paternoster- Row. 
1764. Svo. 

Opposite the title is a portrait of His Grace William, the third 
Duke of Devonshire, 1735, indiflere ntly engraved by Benninjj. The 
book is dedicated to William, the fourth Duke of Devonshire, and 
dated from Richmond, October 25, 1763: this is followed by an In- 
troduction. The life of William, the first Earl of Devonshire, oc- 
cupies from p. 1 to p. 8; and the life of William, the second Earl 
of Devonshire, from p. 1 to p. 4: the paging again commences with 
the lives of William, the third Earl of Devonshire, to p. 8; Chris- 
tian, Countess-Dowager of Devonshire, p. 9 to 15; Charles Caven- 
dish, Esq. p. 17 to 22; and William, the first Duke of Devonshire, 
from p. 23 to 272. The life of William, the second Duke, com- 
mences with p. 1 to 119; and the life of William, third Duke, also 
from p. 1 to 64. At page 62 is a short account of the worthy and 
noble family of the Ponsonbys of Sysonby, in Leicestershire. The 
work concludes with " Some Memoirs of William, fourth Duke of 
Devonshire, p. 1 to 10. 

There is a whole-length portrait of Joseph Grove, the author, 
sitting, prefixed to his " Life and Times of Cardinal WoUey," by 
T. Worlidge, 1744, engraved by Banning. He died in the year 


C. WlIITWORTH. — 1765. 

A List of the EngHsh, Scots, and Irish Nobihty ; 
Archbishops and Bishops ; Chancellors, and 
Keepers of the Great Seal ; &c. &c. specify- 
ing the Dates in which they were severally 
created. Compiled by Charles Whitworth, 
Esq. Member of Parliament. 

London: printed for Charles Marsh, Bookseller, at Charing- Cross, 
and sold by John Millan, over against the Adniiralty ; S)c. 1765. 
Svo. pp. 169. 


At the end are three {biding- tal)les of English, Scots, and Irish 
Peers, and the book is preceded by an Introduction of 18 pages. 

All collections tending to illustrate the history of this country, 
were considered by the author to be of public utility, which induced 
him to undertake the present compilation. He was member of 
parliament for Bletchingly. 

B. Buckler. — 1765. 

Stetnmata Chichekana ; or a Genealogical Ac- 
count of some of the Families derived from 
Thomas Chichele, of Higham-Ferrars in the 
county of Northampton, all whose descendants 
are held to be entitled to Fellowships in All 
Souls College, Oxford ; by virtue of their 
Consanguinity to Archbishop Chichele, the 

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press. 1765. 4/o. pp. 156. 

Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, anno 1437, obtained 
a grant from King Henry VI. for founding the College of All Souls, 
in Oxford, by which he was also impowered to make statutes and ordi- 
nances for the regulation of his foundation ; and by one of the or- 
dinances, he directed that in all elections of persons to the fellowships 
in All Souls College, regard should be first had to those who claimed 
to be of his kindred, si qui tales sint, without limitation as to time 
or number, or any other restriction whatsoever. But for the space 
of forty years previous to the publication of the above work, the 
College had with great reluctance admitted the claim of consan- 
guinity, supposing that after a lapse of three centuries it must have 
expired, and at length determined to reject them, which subse- 
quently has caused much litigation. The arguments adduced on 
behalf of the College may be found in " An Essay on Collateral 
Consanguinity;" vol. 1 of Judge Blackstone's "Tracts;" and in 
Burns' " Ecclesiastical Law," title Colleges; wherein are detailed 
the arguments made use of on a similar occasion relative to Win- 
chester College, founded by William of Wykeham. 

The Book contains 284 Genealogical Tables, pp. 152; additions 
and corrections to p. 155; a Catalogue of Fellows who have been 
admitted on the claim of Consanguinity, index and advertisement. 


It was published with a view of pointing out some traces of the 
blood of Thomas Chichele, of Higham Ferrers, which may be found 
in the famihes of the Nobihty and Gentry of Great Britain and 
Ireland, in order to facilitate the enquiries of those gentlemen who 
may be inclined to become candidates for Fellowships. A supple- 
ment was published in 1775. 

This valuable genealogical work was drawn up by Benjamin 
Buckler, D. D. vicar of Cumnor, in Berks, a learned and ingenious 
antiquary, who had assisted his friend and cf>nlemporary Judge 
Blackstone, in his researches respecting the right of fellowships, &C' 
in All-Souls college. 

J. Edmondson. — 1766, 
An Hislorical and Genealogical Account of the 
Noble Family of Greville, to the time of 
Francis, the present Earl of Brooke, and Earl 
of Warwick ; including the History and Suc- 
cession of the several Earls of Warwick since 
the Norman Conquest, and some account of 
Warwick Castle. 

London: printed in 17GG. 9>vo. pp. 108. 

The title is engraved and contains the Arms and Supporters of 
Francis Greville; Earl Brooke, of Warwick Ca.>tle ; Earl of 
Warwick, K.T. ; to whom the book is inscribed by Joseph Ed- 
mondson, Mowbray Herald; and dated Warwick-Street, Golden 
Square, July 16, 17GG. A plate of the full quartered shield and 
crest, 73 quarterings, Rt. Franker, sculpt. 1766, forms a frontis- 
piece. The book commences at p. 1. with an account of the noble 
family of Greville; head piece, John Greville and his wife, both 
kneelin'j^, in their surcoats of Arms, engraved from the cast window 
of Binlon Church, Warwickshire ; at p. 7 is the Genealogical Table 
of Margaret Arden, Wife of Lodowick Greville ; at p. 16, a Genea- 
logical Table of the Descent of Henry Newburgli, Earl of Warwick; 
at p. 69, a Genealogical Table of the Family of Willoughby, Barons 
Brooke ; at p. 72, a Genealogical Table of the Noble Family of 
Greville, Earl Brooke, and of Warwick; on p. 73 an engraving of 
the altar tomb of Sir Fiilk Greville, and Elizabethj his wife, in the 
Church of Alcester, Warwickshire : he died in 1539, and his lady in 


1560: at p. 80. are two views of Warwick Castle and three ground 
plans, T. Miller, sculpt. ; at p. 86 is a plate of tlie tomb, in the north 
aisle of the church of St. Mary, at Warwick, of" Fulke Greville, 
Servant to Queen Elizabeth, Counsellor to King James, and Friend 
to Sir Philip Sidney," ob. SOth Sept. 1628 ; on p. 98 the Crest of 
the Bear and Ragged SlalT, granted to the Earl of Warwick in 1760, 
by Stephen Martin Leake, Garter; besides which are twelve 
Coats of Arms on the letter-press. An Index of Names concludes 
the Book. 

A copy of this work, illustrated by 67 portraits, some of which 
were scarce, and bound in green morocco, in the Bibliotheca 
Selecta 1818, sold for the small sum of L.2. 3. 

A curious Roll of the Earls of Warwick, from Brutus the founder, 
with iheir portraits, arms, and badges, tricked neatly with a pen, 
was composed by the celebrated John Rous, the Monk of Guys- 
cliff, who died in 1491, and is preserved in the College of Arms. 

There is also in the British Museum the History of the Earls of 
Warwick, ascribed to John Rous, of Warwick, with their arms em- 
blazoned, and portraits of them neatly painted in Water Colours. 
Bibl. Lansd. 882. 

C. Carraccioli. — 1766. 

The Antiquities of Arundel: the peculiar privi- 
lege of its Castle and Lordship ; with an ab- 
stract of the Lives of the Earls of Arundel, 
from the Conquest to the present time. By 
the Master of the Grammar School at Arundel. 

London : printed for the author, and sold bi/ G. Robinson, and J. 
Roberts, Paternoster- Row ; Mr. Verral, at Lewes ; Mr. Humphrey, 
Chichester; Mr. White, Arundel. 1766. 8vo. pp.276. 

This book was written by Charles Carraccioli, and is dedicated to 
the Duke of Norfolk and the Hon. Edward Howard, his heir 

The accounts of Arundel and the Castle are comprised in 20 
pages ; Charters of Religious Foundations take up 20 more : the 
remaining 226 pages contain the lives of the Earls, compiled chiefly 
from printed books ; the Church Antiquities are slightly passed 
over, only three of the many epitaphs being mentioned. 


A full Pedigree of the Families of Albini and Mowbray is in 
Blore's " History of Rutlandshire," vol. 1. p. 114. 

S. M. Leake.— 1766. 

The Statutes of the most noble Order of St. 
George. By Stephen Martin Leake, Garter 
King of Arms. 

London: printed by William Boxvyer in the year 1766. 8ro. 
Only 50 copies were issued from the Press. 



The Enghsh Compendium, or Rudiments of 
Honour; containing the Genealogies of all 
the Nobility of England, &c. The twelfth 
edition, corrected and enlarged to the j^ear 

London: printed for A. Millar, 8fc. 1766. l2mo. 3 vols. 

Vol. 1. contains the Dukes and Marquesses; Vol. 2. the EarU; 
and Vol. 3. Viscounts, Bishops, and Barons. 

E. KiMBER.— 1766. 
The Peerage of England. A Complete view of 
the several Orders of Nobility, their Descents, 
Marriages, Issue, and Relations; their Crea- 
tions, Armorial Bearings, &c. Together with 
an Introduction, shewing the High and Illus- 
trious extraction of our Most Gracious Sove- 
reign. Also an Historical Account of all 
the Officers of Stale, &:c. ; the Arms of all the 
Lords Spiritual and Temporal ; tiiree useful 


Plates, leacliing the Art of Heraldry, &c. By 
Mr. Kimber. Corrected to July 23, J 766. 

London : printed for H. Wood/all, 5cc. 1766. \2mo. pp. 252. 

The Plates to this small Peera^je were engraved by J. Lodge. A 
second edition of it was printed in 1769. 

A. Jacob. — 176(3. 

A Complete English Peerage ; containing a 
Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical 
Account of the Peers of this Realm. Together 
with the different Branches of each Family ; 
including a particular relation of the most 
remarkable transactions of those, who have 
eminently distinguished themselves in the ser- 
vice of their Country, both in the Field and 
in the Cabinet, from the Conquest down to 
the present time. To which is prefixed a 
succinct History of the Houses of Brunswic, 
Brandenburgh, Saxe Gotha, and Mecklen- 
burgh. By the Reverend Alexander Jacob, 
Chaplain to His Grace the Duke of Chandos. 

Hi proprium decus, et partuni indignantur honorein : 

Ni teneant Virgil. 

London: printed for the Author, and sold hy J. Wilson, and J. Fell, 
Paternoster Row ; J. Robson, in New Bond Street ; and Messrs. 
Richardson and Urquhart, at the Royal Exchange. 17G6. folio. 
3 volmnes. 

This volume is in two parts, the 1st containing pp. 360; in the 
2nd part the paging is continued to 614. The 2nd volume con- 
tains pp. 706, and Index pp. 2. The work is most frequently bound 
in three volumes. 

To supply by means of Genealogical Tables the defects of former 
Peerages, and to present the reader with a more full and faithful, 
and at the same time a more agreeable and entertaining view of the 


English Nobility than any that had hitherto appeared, was the de- 
sign of tlie author in tlii^ undertaking', which was dedicated to his 
patron the Duke of Chandos. 

The Account of the Royal Fanfiily in the first volume occupies G8 
pages. To each Family is a folded Genealogical Table, and large 
Plate of Arms, the latter very indifferently engraved. 

The Rev. Alexander Jacob was Rector of Batcombe, in 
Somersetshire, to which he was presented by the Duke of Chandos ; 
he was also Chaplain in Ordinary to the King, and was related to 
the Duke of Chandos, as well as to the Baronet family of Jacob. 
He died in 1785, and was buried in the Chandos vault, in Little 
Stanmore Church. 


A.Collins. — 1707. 

Collins's Peerage of England, Sec. Sec. Thv 

fourth edition, in seven volumes. 

London: printed in the year 1767. 8to. 7 vols- 


Memoirs of the House of Stanley ; also a Des- 
cription of the Isle of Man. 

Manchester : printed in the year 1707. ^to. 
Vide Art. 532, of which this is j)robably a reprint. 

J. Almon. — 1707. 
The Peerage of Scotland : A Genealogical and 
Historical Account of all the Peers of that 
Ancient Kingdom, their Descenls, Collateral 
Brandies, Births, Marriages, and Issue. 
Together with a like aecount of all ihe at- 
tainted Peers ; and a Complete Alphabetical 
List of those Nobles of Scotland whose titles 
are extinct. Collected from Parliament Rolls, 

3 G 


Records, Family Documents, and the personal 
Information of many Noble Peers. Also the 
Paternal Coals of Arms, Crests, Supporters, 
and Mottos, most elegantly engraved. 

London: printed for J. Abnon, iic. 1767. 8i'o. pp.SS7. 
The plates contain ninety-six engraved Coats of Arms. 

J. Almon.— 1768. 

The Peerage of Ireland : A Genealogical and 
Historical Account of all the Peers of that 
Kingdom, their Descents, Collateral Branches, 
Births, Marriages, and Issue. Collected from 
Parliament Rolls, Records, Family Docu- 
ments, and the personal information of many 
Noble Peers. Together with the Paternal 
Coats of Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Mot- 
toes, most elegantly engraved. Also Com- 
plete Lists of the Baronets, extinct Peers, and 
Chief Governors of Ireland, some account of 
the Ancient Kings, &c. 

London : printed for J. Ahnon, opposite Burlington House, in 
Piccadillj/, l)'c. 1768. «Spo. 2 volumes. 

The plates contain 141 coats, 2 on each page: they are copied 
from the Arms in " Lodge's Peerage." 

The 1st vol. contains pp. 144. ; 2nd vol. pp. 246. 


New Parliamentary Lists : containing the Peers 
of England, and those elected on the 26th of 
April 176B, to represent the Kingdom of 


Scotland ; likewise the Members, witli their 
residences and Posts of Honour, as lately 
chose, in order to form the Thirteenth Parlia- 
ment of Great Britain. Ornamented with 
Engravings of the Art of Blazon, and of the 
Arms, Supporters, Crests, and Motlos ot the 
479 Peers which constitute the Peeraire of the 
three Kingdoms. ©3" The Public are desired 
to take notice tliat these Arms, which cost 
L.89 engraving, include those of the Ixoyal 
Family, and of the Archbishops and Bishops 
of England and Ireland, not in any other 
book of this sort. Second edition. 

London : Printed for H. IVoodfall, Sfc. 176S. l2mo. 

Tlie Plates of Arms, which are very indifterently engraved by J. 
Lodge, are accompanied by 67 pages of letterpress. 

W. Anderson. — 1708. 
The Speeches and Judgement of the l^ight 
Honoural^le the Lords of Council and Session 
in Scotland, upon the important Cause, His 
Grace George James Duke of Hamilton, and 
others, Pursuers; against Archibald Doughis, 
Esq. Defender. Accurately taken down and 
published by William Anderson, Writer in 

Edinburgh : printed by Balfour, Auld, and Smetlie, for J. Balfour, 
Edinburgh; T. Becket and P. A. Du Hondt, London. 17G8. 
8s?o. pp. 620. 

The Memorials and Proofs, on either side, that were published 
during the celebrated Douglas Cause, amount to several quarto 
volumes: at its termination in 1769, Archibald Stewart, Esq. was 


adjud<rccl to be the Son and Ileir of Sir John Stewart, Baronet, of 
Grandtiilly, by Lady J ant Dou;;las, sister of the last Duke of Douglas, 
and Nepiuvv and IJeir to the Duke, who died in July, 1761. 

On the 9lh September, 1761, he was returned Heir of line and 
provision to his uncle, but the Duke of Hamilton disputed this 
return, and the Courts of Scotland determined in the Duke of 
Hamilton's favour. An appeal was then made to the House of Lords, 
where the judgment of the Scots Courts was reversed in Jan. 1769, 
when Archibald Stewart, Esq. became entitled to the estates and 
name of Douglas, and was subsequently created a British Peer by the 
title of Lord Douglas, of Douglas Castle, July 9, 1790. 

" Letters to the Right Honourable Lord Mansfield, from Andrew 
Stuart, Esq. London: printed in the Month of January, 1773," 
4to. contain an attack u|)on Lord Mansfield for his conduct in this 
Memorable Trial. — Vide "■ Cens. Lit." ed. 1S15, vol. vii. p. 26. 

E. KiMBER.— 1769. 

The Peerage of England ; a Complete View of 
the several Orders of Nobility, &c. &c. By 
Mr. Kimber. Second edition. 

London: printed for H. Woodfall, J. Fuller, ^c. 1769. 12wo. 

This, with the " Peerage of Scotland,'' printed in 1767, and the 
" Peerage of Ireland,'' printed in 1768, forms 3 neat little volumes, 
with plates of Arms. 

J. Almon.— 1769. 
A New Baronetage of England, or a Genealo- 
gical and Historical Account of the Present 
English Baronetage, with their Arms ac- 
curately engraved and blazoned. To which 
is added, a Complete List of all the Persons 
who have been advanced to this Dignity, 
from the first Institution of it ; with the dates 
of their several Patents, according to the 


order of tlieir Creations : from the most Au- 
thentic Materials. 

London : printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, in 
Ficcadillj/. 1769. I27nu. .i volumes. 

'['he mclliod used in this Baronetas^e is al|jlial)ttical, a very con- 
venient arrangement, by which any family may be more readily 
found than by turning over an index. Several additions to the work 
were gathered from a Collection of MSS. formerly in the posses- 
sion of the learned Rol)trt New, Esq. one of the Six Clerks m 

J. Almon. — 1769. 
An Extinct Peerage of England, containing an 
xlccount of all those Noble Families whose 
Titles are extinct. From the earliest accounts 
to the present time. 

London : printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, in 
Piccadilly/. 17G9. \2mo. pp. 3()6. 

This book commences with a brief account of the Diike.s and Earls 
whose titles are extinct; arranged alphabetically, from p. 1 . to p. 
143; Viscounts, p. 143 to 151 ; Barons, from page 152 to 272 : con- 
cluding with a supplement of Dukes, Earls, &c. each degree arranged 
under a separate alphabet, to ]). 300. ; and an Index. 

J. Almon.— 17(39. 
The Pocket Herald, or a complete View of the 
Present Peerage of England, Scotland, and 
Ireland. Containing an accurate Account of 
their liirths. Marriages, and Issue, their seve- 
ral employments, Titles, Creations, and Resi- 
dences ; including all the late alterations and 
additions to the present time, with ail their 


Arms Spiritual and Temporal, and Peeresses, 
&c. finely engraved. 

London : printed for J. Almon, ^c. 1769. 12mo. 2 volumes. 

These books being printed in an uniform size with the " Baronet- 
age*' and " Extinct Peerage,'' the whole six vohimes, we are in- 
formed, may be had neatly bound and lettered, price one guinea. 

John Almon was born at Liverpool, 17th Dec. 1737. In his 
Memoirs, published in 1790, at p. 10, is the descent of the family 
from the time of Edward 111. as entered in the visitation of Nussex. 
John was apprenticed to a bookseller and stationer in Liverpool, 
in 1751 ; and in 1763 he commenced busmess in London, under the 
immediate patronage of Lord Temple, who appointed him book- 
seller to a Club called "the Coterie," established at Wildman's, in 
Albemarle Street; in which situation he became the publisher of 
numerous anonymous political pamphlets, written with great abi- 
lity, in opposition to the measures of government in the early part 
of the late reign. About the year 1783 he relinquished business 
as a bookseller, and retiring to Boxmore, near Hemel-Hempstead, 
Hertfordshire, there died, 12ih Dec. 1805. at. 68. 

He was succeeded in his business by John Debrett, who for a 
short time had been his partner, and who is stili editor of the modern 


- 1769. 

The New Peerage, or Present State of the 
Nobihty of England : containing an Account 
of all the Peers, either by Tenure, Summons, 
or Creation, their Descents and Collateral 
Branches, their Births, Marriages, and, Issue. 
Also their Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, 
Supporters, and Mottoes. 

London : printed for R. Davis, in Piccadilly ; L. Davis, in Holborn ; 
and W. Oweny in Fleet-Street. 1769. Svo. 3 volumes. 

The 2nd volume contains the present state of the Nobility of 
Scotland, and the 3rd volume Ireland. In the advertisement, dated 


June 10, 1769, we are told this work had the advantage of Edmond- 
son's " Baronagiuin Anglicanum," the new edition of " CoUins's 
Peerage," and several other late publications. 

At the end are affixed, in some copies, Corrections and Additions 
to April 20, 1770. A second edition of this work was printed in 
1778, and a third in 1783. 

S. Bolton.— 1769. 
The Extinct Peerage of England, containing 
a Succinct Account of all the Peers whose 
Titles are Expired, with their Descents, Mar- 
riages, and Issues, Offices in Government, 
and Memorable Actions. From the Conquest 
to the year 1769- By the late Mr. Solomon 

London: printed for J. and F. Rivington,inSt. Paul's Church Yard ; 
T. Longman, in Paternoster Row ; Sfc Sfc. 17G9. 8vo. pp. 315, 
Index not included, pp. 12. 

This work was published to answer the purpose of a Supplement 
to the last edition of " Collins's Peerage," and contains an account 
of extinct titles from the Norman Conquest, a period when English 
history became more interesting, and before which there are but 
few Titles of Honour to be found in our Records. An alphabetical 
arrangement is adopted, being the most convenient for turning to 
any title ; under which will be found a concise account of the most 
remarkable and interesting particulars of the lives of the noble per- 
sonages who respectively bore the title, the date of their creation, 
the sovereign by whom created, and the time of their extinction; the 
whole digested in a comprehensive manner. 

" The Author of this work, the late Solomon Bolton, was a man 
of judgment and abilities, many of whose writings have met with 
■A favourable reception from the public." — Preface. 



C. Howard.— 1769. 
Historical Anecdotes oi' some of the Howard 
Family. By the Honourable Charles Howard, 
Esq. Gratiis Postcritafi. 

London : printed by G. Scott, for J. Robson, Bookseller to the 
Princess Dowager of Wales, in New Bond Street. 17G9. %vo. 
pp. 201. 

This very neatly |)rinte(l work is inscribed to Charles Howard, 
Esq. of Greystock Castle, Cumberland, by his Father. Fart of it 
was intended for a Preface to a new edition of the Poems of the 
highly accomplished Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, " the Gran- 
ville of a former age;'' but finding that work already in the Press, 
the author was induced to enlarge his plan with a few Historical 
Anecdotes, and some Letters never before printed ; he also added 
" The Office of the Earl Marshal of England," taken from a 
Manuscript in the possession of Jose[;h Edmondson, Esq. Mowbray 

The author of this book succeeded as tenth Duke of Norfolk in 
J 777 : he died August 31, 1786. 

The work is chiefly compiled from Walpole and Hume. Four 
Letters, by the Earl of Surrey, are inserted from Originals in the 
British Museum, Harl. MS. 283. Another Letter, No. 78 of the 
same Collection, has been transcribed in Park's " Royal and Noble 
Authors;" vide vol. L p. 272. 

A Copy of the " Howard Anecdotes,'' in the Library of the late 
Rev. J. Brand, F.S.A. had prefixed a "Memorial of Charles 
Howard, Esq. of Greystock, and Miss Frances Howard, of the 
Family of Norfolk, of England ; translated from the French." 4to. 
No date, but printed in 1763. 

Sir J. Wynne. — 1770. 
The History of the Gwydir Family, by Sir John 
Wynne, the first Baronet of that name; who 
was born in 1553. 

Cui genus, a proavis ingens. — Virg. 
London : printed in the year 1770. Svo. 


The principal object of the author of this History appears to have 
been the deduction of his Ptdiifree from GrifTilh ap Cynan, King of 
North Wales, in which he has evinced much zeal and industry- 
He spared no expence in procuring documents which might in any 
way elucidate the subject, and has succeeded in establishing his 
Descent, which is accomplished in an entertaining and masterly 
manner : not merely confining himself to the Cenealogical Tree 
in its nearest branches, he launches out collaterally, diverges into 
the History of each particular period, and recapitulates the most 
remarkable events, exhibiting the manners of the Welsh in a clear 
and comprehensive view. See vol. iv. p. 131, of the " Retrospective 
Review,'' where are many extracts from this rare tract : the dale of 
the book is there given 1773 ; perhaps a second edition. 

It is reprinted in " Miscellanies on Various Subjects," 1781, 
4to. p. 356 to 433, published by the lion. Daines Barrington, 
fourth son of John Shute, Vi.«count Barrington. 

There is an engraved portrait of the Author extant, inscribed 
" Johannes Wynn de Gwedir in Com. Caernarvon, eques et baro- 
nettus, ob. 1 Martii, 1626, xl. 73,'' Vaughan sculp. He was 
created a Baronet 29 June, 161 1. 

D. Dalrymple. — 1770. 
The Additional Case of Elizabeth, claiming the 
Title and Dignity of Countess of Sulherland, 
by her Guardians. \\' herein ihc; facls and 
arguments in support of her Claim are more 
fully stated, and the errors in the additional 
Cases for the other claimants, are detected. 

Printed in the year 1770. ilo. 

Introduction pp. 21 ; the first four chapters |)p. 70 ; the fifth and 
sixth chapters pp. 177. 

William, the twenty-first Earl of Sutherland, died June 2, 1 706, 
leaving an only surviving daughter and heir, Elizabeth, who claimed, 
and was finally allowed, the ancient Earldom of Sutherland : her 
ladyship married in 1785 the present Marquess of Stafibrd. 

" This Case, by Lord Hailes, abounds with important matter 
connected with the History and Antiquities of Scotland, and some 
of the first families of that Kingdom." MS. note by J. Pinkertou. 

.'. H 


It is (Irau'ii up with sinf^iilar learnirio- and ability, and subscribed 
by Alexander Wedderbiiiii (afterwards Lord Chancellor Loughbo- 
rough) and Sir Adanti Fergii>son, but is the well known work of Sir 
David Dalryenple, Lord Hailes. It ought not to be regarded merely 
as a Law Paper of great ability, but as a Treatise of profound re- 
search into the History and Antiquity of many important and ge- 
neral points of Succession and Family History. — Librarian, by 
J. Savage, vol. 1. p. 79. 

P. Murray, Lord Elibank. — 1771. 

Consideratior-s on the Present State of the 
Peerage of Scotland. By a Peer of Scotland. 

London : printed in the year 1771- 800. 

This tract was written by Patrick Murray, fifth Lord Elibank, 
who is mentioned with respect by Dr. Johnson : vide Boswell's Life. 
It was reprinted in 1774. 

M. A. PoRNY.— 1771. 
The Elements of Heraldry ; containing a clear 
definition, and concise Historical Account of 
that ancient, useful, and entertaining Science. 
The Origin and divers kinds of Coats of Arms, 
with their essential and integral Parts con- 
sidered separately ; the several sorts of Es- 
cutcheons, Tinctures, Charges, and Ornaments 
used for Coats of Arms ; the Marks whereby 
Bearers of the same Coats of Arms are dis- 
tinguished from each other, &c. Sec. Em- 
bellished with several fine cuts, and twenty- 
four copper-plates, containing above five 
hundred different Examples of Escutcheons, 
Arms, &c. and interspersed with the Na- 
tural History and allegorical Signification 


of the several species of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, 
Vegetables, &c. corn prised in this Treatise. 
To which is annexed, A Dictionary of the 
Technical Terms made use of. in Heraldry. 
By Mr. Porny, French Master at Eton Col- 
lege. The Second Edition, corrected. 

London ; printed for T. Carnan, and F. Newberry Junior, at No. 65, 
in St. Paul's Churchyard. 1771. ^vo. pp. 25i. 

This book is dedicate<l to the Noblemen and Cenllemen educated 
at Eton School. It is chiefly designed, and well calculated tor ihe 
instruction of yo'ith, takino care (o remove every obstacle that might 
hinder so necessary a science from being admitted among the other 
branches of polite learning. 

A third edition was published in 1777; a fourth in 1787; and a 
fifth, with new plates, in 1795. 

Mark Anthony Porny was afterwards one of the Poor Knights of 


E. KiMBER. — 1771. 

The Baronetage of England ; containing a Ge- 
nealogical and Historical yVccount of all the 
English Baronets now existing, with their 
Descents, Marriages, and memorable Actions 
both in War and Peace: collected from au- 
thenlick Manuscripts, Records, old Wills, 
our best Historians, and other Authorities. 
Illustrated with their Coats of Arn)s, engraven 
on copperplates ; also a List of all the Ba- 
ronets who have been advanced to that Dig- 
nity from the first Institution thereof To 
which is added. An Account of such Nova- 
Scotia Baronets as are of Eniilish Faiinhes, 
and a Dictionary of Heraldry, explaimng 


such 'J crms as arc commonly used in English 
Armory. By E. Kimbcr and R. Johnson. 

London: printed fur G. Woodfull, J. Fuller^ tfc. 1771. 8vo. 

3 volumes. 

Vol. I. contains the Preface, pp. 8; Table of Contents to p. 12. 
The Arms are very well engraved upon 36 plates ; they are arranged 
alphabetically, 12 on each page. Baronets, from the first institu- 
tion to 1644, pp. 530. 

Vol. II. contains an account of the Baronets created from 1653 
to 1700, pp. 540. 

Vol. III. contains a continuation of the Baronets from 1702 to 

Sir Young, of Dominica, created May 3, 1769. At p. 251, 

*' Of the Order of Baronets;" p. 252 to 278, " Of Precedency ;" 
p. 279 t.. 284, " The Procession to St. Paul's, 26 March, 1620, 
from Sir Wilham Dugdale;" p. 284 to 286, " A Complete List of 
all the Baronets;" p. 287 to 343, " Of the Institution of Nova- 
Scotia Baronets," and " An Account of such as are of English Fa- 
milies and Resident in England," p. 344 lo 375 ; " Of Baronets in 
Ireland," 1 page; " The Dictionary of Heraldry," &c. p. 377 to 
p. 41 1, followed by " An Appendix to Vols. 1, 2, and 3," " Baro- 
nets onutted," and " Index to the 3 Volumes." 

Of the 468 Baronets mentioned in Wotton's work, in 1741, (see 
Art. 5S9.) nearly 140 were at this time either extinct or merged 
in higher titles, and of ihe 340 who enjoyed the title at the time of 
that publication, not 100 were living at this time; and since 1741, 
74 new Baronets had been created : these alterations rendered a 
new edition necessary : it was commenced by Edward Kimber, who 
died in the meridian of life, during its progress: the book was 
completed by Richard Johnson, who was furnished with many 
valuable materials by that learned genealogist George Booth Tyn- 
dale. Esq of Bristol, barrister-at-law. 

The authorities so liberally given by Wotton, as well as the monu- 
mental inscriptions, are omitted in this edition, which w ill not bear 
a comparison with the former in any respect. 

In the collection of the late Richard Gough, F. S. A. was Ben- 
jamin Pingo's copy interleaved, and illustrated with numerous MS. 


H. Walpole.— 1772. 

Miscellaneous Antiquities, or a Collection of 
curious Papers; either republished from scarce 
Tracts, or now first printed from oridnal 

Strawberry-Hill: printed by Thomas Kirgate. 1772. \to. 

N° 1 contains eight chapters wholly taken from Segar's " Honor 
Military and Civil," vide Art. 59: N° 2 comprises the Life of Sir 
Thomas Wyat, the elder, from MSS. in the British Museum : only 
two numbers were pubhshed. 


The Statutes of the Most Honourable Order of 
the Bath. Printed in the year ni'2,. 4to. 


P. Wright.— 177i^. 
A Help to English History, containing a Suc- 
cession of all the Kings of England, &c. &c. 
[vide Art. lol.] By Peter Heylyn, D. D. 
Prebendary of Westminster. And since his 
Death continued, with great additions, to the 
First Day of November, 1773. With the 
Coats of Arms of the Nobility, accurately 
engraved on copperplates, and })roperly bla- 
zoned. To this Edition are now first added, 
Lists of the Extinct Viscounts and Barons : 
also. The Preetorian Banner Displayed, or 
the Arms of all the Lord-Mayors of London 
accurately engraved on co])perplates, and ex- 


plained by True Blazonry, with a connplete 
List of the said Magistrates : Now first pub- 
lished by Paul Wright, B. D. Fellow of the 
Society of Antiquaries, London. 

London : printed for the Editor, and sold by Mr. Bathurst, No. 26, 
in Fleet-street ; 8fc. Sfc. and by the Editor, at Oakley, near 2uen- 
don, Essex. 1773. 8vo. pp. 560. 

Facing the title is a frontispiece, containing the Royal Arms and 
the Arms of Brunswick. 

The List of Kings is dedicated to His Majesty, and that of the 
Bishops to Richard, Bishop of London, by P. Wright. 

The great utility of this work fully justified a republication, in 
which the Marriages of the extinct Peers are added, as a Supple- 
ment to Milles' Catalogue of Honor ; many Arms are likewise in- 
serted which are not there to be found. The plates are in number 32, 
each containing 20 Coats. For the Arms of the Barons, the 
author consulted the illuminated copy of Dugdale's Baronage, in 
the library of Caius college, Cambridge, mentioned p. 2()1 ante. 
The List of the Lord-Mayors of London is dedicated to the Right 
Honourable James Townshend, Esq. Lord-Mayor, the Court of 
Aldermen, and the Court of Common Council : to this part belong 
22 plates, each containing 20 Coats of Arms, except the last, which 
has only 15. 

The reverend author published a Prospectus in 1769 for a new 
edition of Chauncey's " History of Hertfordshire." His name 
also appears to several publications in sixpenny numbers, by Alex- 
ander Hogg, a " Family Bible," " Book of Martyrs," &c. works 
not likely to obtain him any literary reputation. He died at Oak- 
Icy, May 8, 1785. 


- 1774. 

Registrum Regale, &c. 

Eio7i. Printed in the year 1174. 4to. With a plate. 



The History of the Island of Anglesey, with the 
Memoirs and Genealogical Account of Owen 
Glendour. Printed in the year 1115. 4to. 

F. Barlow.— 1775. 

The Conipleat English Peerage, or Genealogi- 
cal and Historical Account of the Peers and 
Peeresses of this Realm to the year 1775 in- 
clusive ; with Additions by the Reverend 
Frederic Barlow, M. A. 

London. Printed in the year 1775. Svo. 2 volumes. 

In the Preface much singularity is affected. **■ As unbiassed 
authors, we shall not be afraid to pull aside the ermine, to shew the 
corruption which lies hidden behind ; and our reverence for truth 
will embolden us to disclose the weakness of the head, even when 
encircled with the diadem. — N. B. Th^ mottos will be translated 
and explained for the convenience of our tmlearned readers, a cir- 
cumstance which has never been attended to in any other Peerage." 

W. Buchanan. — 1775. 
An Inquiry into the Genealogy and ancient 
Scottish Surnames, and the Origin and De- 
scent of the Highland Clans and Families of 
Buchanan. By William Buchanan, Esq. 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year 1755. Svo. 
This was originally printed in 1723, ride Art. 46H. 


B. Buckler. — 1775. 
A Supplement to the Stcmmata Chicheleona, con- 
taining Corrections and very large Additions 
to the Tables of Descents from Thomas Chi- 
chele, of Higham-Ferrers, in the County of 

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press. 1775. 4to. pp. 160. 

The Preface of this addition to Jrt. 603, is dated 25th October, 
1775. At the end is an Index, pp. 8. 

After the publication of the " Stetnmata," the College of All Souls 
purchased at the sale of the library of John Anstls, Esq. Garter King 
of Arms, many large manuscript volumes by him, relating to the his- 
tory and constitution of that College, and the case of the Founder's 
Kindred, upon which this Supplement was published : more was 
afterwards collected by Dr. Buckler, but nothing has been since 

A Latin Answer to the case of the Founder's Kindred, pp. 64, 
with many Coats of Arms, was printed by John Anstis, Garter. 


H. Clark ^ T. Wormull.— 1775. 
A Short and Easy Introduction to Heraldry, 
&c. By Hugh Clark and Thomas Wormull, 

Published by G. Kearsley, at No. 46, near Serjeant's Inn, in Fleet- 
Street. 1775. 12mo. 

In this work are many plates of the various charges: it has passed 

through several editions; viz. 2nd, 1776, pp. 100; 3rd, ■ ; 

4th, 1779, pp. 106; 5th, 1781; 6th, 1788, pp.282; 7th, 1804; 
8th, 1812; and the 9th, 1818, pp. 334, by Hugh Clark only 



W, BORTHWICK. — 1775. 

An Inquiry into the Origin and Limitations of 
the Feudal Dignities of Scotland. By Wil- 
liam Borthvvick, Esq. 

Genus unde Latinum, 

Albanique patres, atque altae maenia Roraae. — Mn. i. 10. 

From whence the Race of Alban Fathers come, 
And the long Glories of majestic Rome. — Dryden. 

Edinburgh: printed for William Gordon. 1775. 8vo. pp. 82. 

This tract is dedicated to the Right-Hon. Charles Lord Binning; 
it is intended to exhibit a view of the limitations of the ancient dig- 
nities of Scotland. " Perhaps some points set forth may be reckoned 
new, however they are so old, and were once so well understood in 
Scotland, that they would have been easily comprehended by the 
most illiterate three hundred years ago." Preface, dated Crookstown, 
May 16, 1775. 

The consideration of Lord-Barons, the earliest description of 
Peers, is arranged under two heads: — 

" 1st, A Review of such ancient instruments as are extant, in 
which persons of this Rank of Peerage are mentioned. 

" 2ndly, A Review of the Laws of James I. that the Constitu- 
tion of the Scotch Parliament may be discovered." 

W. Borthvvick. — 1776. 
Remarks on the British Antiquities; viz. The 
Origin and Ceremony of Judicial Combat, 
The Solemnities of Ancient Writs, The An- 
cient and Modern Use of Armorial Figures, 
and The Form of Funeral Service. By Wil- 
liam Borthvvick, Esq. 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year 177G. ^vo. 

a I 


W. Whitehead ^ T. Jameson. — 1776. 

An Explanation of the Arms of the several 
Incorporated Companies in the Town and 
Count}^ of Newcastle upon Tyne, according 
to Guillim, Bailey, and others, Published for 
the Subscribers to the Plate. By W. White- 
head and T. Jameson. 

Newcastle: printed by Angus, Robson, ^ Co. for the Authors. 177G. 
8vo. pp. 38. 

This scarce little book was printed to accompany and explain 
*' The Arms of the Incorporated Companies of Newcastle," en- 
graved on a large folio plate. It was kindly communicated to the 
editor by John Bell, Esq. 

J. Edmondson. — 1776. 
A Companion to the Peerage of Great Britain 
and Ireland. By Joseph Edmondson, Esq. 

London. Printed in the j/ear 1776. 8vo. 



An Historical Dissertation on the Origin, Anti- 
quity, and Functions of the Office of Lord- 
High-Steward of England. 

Printed in the year 1776. 8vo. 

This great office was anciently hereditary, and held with the 
honor of Hinkley, in the county of Leicester, by the family ot 
Grantmesnil : this inheritance at length devolved upon Henry ot 
Bolingbroke, afterwards King Henry IV. when the office merged 
in the Crown, and was never afterwards granted to any subject : 
from that time the High Stewardship of England has been filled 
pro tempore at a coronation, or for the arraignment of a peer for a 
capital crime. 


There is printed *' Observations on the OflBces of the High- 
Stewardship and High-Constableship of England. 1G47.'' 4/o. 

In the British Museum, Bibl. Coii. Vesp. B. 7, is " Officiuni 
Seneschalli Angliaej" Nbro, C. 1, " Annotatio quis sit Seneschel- 
lus Anghse et quid ejus Officium ;" and Titus, C. I, is a collection 
of various tracts made by several learned antiquaries, upon " The 
Antiquity, Authority, and Succession of the High Steward, Consta- 
ble, and Marshal of England," &c. 

See also Coke's Institutes, pt. iv. chap. 4, for an account of the 

D. Dalrymple, Lord Hailes. — 1776. 
Tables of the Succession of the Kings of Scot- 
land, from Malcolm III. to Robert I. their 
Marriages, Children, and Time of their Death ; 
also of the Kings of England and France, 
and of the Popes who were their Contempora- 
ries. By Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes. 

Edmburgh. Printed in the year in Q. ito. 

This was printed to accompany his Annals of Scotland, vol. 1 : 
the last dissertation in the Appendix treats of " The Origin of the 
House of Stuart," pp. 6j the 2nd volume was published in 1779, 
bringing the Annals down to the accession of the house of Stewart. 


J. Watson. — 1776. 

The History of the ancient Earls of Warren and 

Surrey, and their Descendants to the Present 

Time. By the Rev. John Watson, M. A. 

F. A. S. and Rector of Slockport, in Cheshire. 

Warrington : printed by William Eyres. 177G. 4to. pp.437. 

Only six copies of this impression were issued, for the purpose of 
obtaining information and corrections. The book was afterwards 
published in 1782. 


H. Clark 6f T. Wormull.— 1778. 
The Arms of the Nobihty of England, Scotland, 
and Ireland, brought down to the year 1778, 
engraved by Hugh Clark and Thomas Wor- 
mull, with the Mottos translated into English. 

Published by G. Kearsley, in Fleet-Street, March 12, 1778. 12mo. 
12 plates; Mottos, pp. 16. 

W. Sharp.— 1778. 
A Collection of Crests of the Nobihty and Gen- 
try, drawn and etched by William Sharp, 

Published by William Sharp, Benet's-Hill, Doctors' -Commons. 
1778. 4<o. 

This collection consists of 14 plates, with 12 crests on each plate, 
exceedingly well drawn and engraved. W, Sharp died about the 
year 1800. 


J. RiTS0N.~1778. 

The Descent of the Crowne of England. 

London. Printed in the year 1778. A single Folio Sheet, 21 inches 


This curious production, which has for its motive to impress on 
the mind the chief end of the several learned works which have 
been written, to shew the indefeasible hereditary descent of the im- 
perial crown of this realm, commences with a Preface, concluding 
thus: " I do sincerely think, and I hope the candid reader will be 
of the same opinion, that so far from having any reason to be 
ashamed of this little performance, I may safely consider it the 
strongest proof of that ardent love for truth and justice, and the 
liberty of thinking, speaking, and writing freely, and the produc- 
tion of that duty to God, his King, his country, and his conscience, 
which will ever be the glory of 

" A True Briton." 


" Table I. — The True Hereditary Succession from Edgar, first 
lineal descendant and right heir of Egbert the Great, the first Saxon 
Monarch of all England. 

" Table II. — The True Hereditary Succession from William 
the Conqueror, (supposing a good right in him by Conquest) : this 
table concludes with the Young Chevalier, or Young Pretender. 

" Table III. — ^The De Facto Succession from Edmund Iron- 

On the copy here described is a MS. note: " The above Tables 
were drawn up, printed at the expense of, and given to me, by 
Mr. J. Ritson — a person violent in his principles, prejudices, and 
partialities, otherwise a good man, and a worthy member of society. 
Their having a place in this room does not imply any approbation 
of their tenor, I having no other respect for Kings, but what their 
actions inspire.— J. H. July 7, 1782." 

In this Table will be found two errors : 1. Richard Duke of Glou- 
cester was third, not second son of Richard Duke of York ; and 2. 
Mary, wife to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, was the daughter 
of King Henry the Seventh, not the Eighth, as printed. 

Joseph Ritson was born Oct. 2, 1752, at Slockton-upon-Tees, in 
the county of Durham, and bred to the profession of the law. — 
" His temper seems to have been exasperated by the state of public 
affairs, and his hatred of the reigning family." He died in a 
receptacle for insane persons at Hoxton, Sept. 3, 1803. 

A. Collins. — 1779. 
The Peerage of England, &c. &c. B;y Arthur 
Colhns, Esq. In Eight Volumes. The Fifth 
Edition, carefully corrected, and continued 
to the Present Time. 

London : printed for W. Strahan, J. F. <5f C. Rivington, J. Hinlon, 
6fc. Sfc. 1779. Svo. 8 vols. 

This edition is dedicated by the proprietors to His Most Excellent 
Majesty George the Third. 

The first volume contains an historical account of the Royal Fa- 
mily, and of the Dukes. 

The second volume continues the account of Dukes, and of the 


The third, fourth, and fifth volumes are occupied with an ac- 
count of tlie Earls. 

The sixth volume contains an account of the Viscounts, and of 
some Barons. 

The seventh and eighth volumes comprise the remainder of the 
Barons, after which is an Appendix, and Addenda and Corrigenda 
to every volume. An Index of Names is affixed to each volume. 

The editor of this republication of Collins was Barak Longmate, 
engraver, who printed a Supplement to it in 1784. 

G. Allan.— 1779. 
The Origin and Succession of the Bishops of 
Durham, printed from the Original Manu- 
script in the Dean and Chapter's Library, at 
Durham. By George Allan, Esq. 

Printed in the year 1779. 4to. pp. 30- 


The Arms of the English Baronets and the 
Knights of the Bath, with the Dates of their 
Creations, brought down to the Present Time. 

Printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, in Fleet-Street. 1779. l2mo. 

pp. 93. 

Containing 55 plates of Arras, engraved by Coby and Thompson. 


J. Edmondson. — 1780. 
A Complete Body of Heraldry : containing an 
Historical Enquiry into the Origin of Armo- 
ries, and the Rise and Progress of Heraldry, 
considered as a Science; the Institution of 
the Offices of Constable, Marshal, and Earl- 
Marshal of England ; their concurrent and 


separate Jurisdictions, Functions, Powers, &c. ; 
the Erection, Creation, and Establishment of 
Kings, Heralds, Pursuivants, and other Offi- 
cers of Arms, with their several and respective 
Duties, Badges, Liveries, Wages, Visitations, 
Sec. The proper Methods of Blazoning and 
Marshalling Armorial Bearings ; and therein 
of Ordinaries, Charges, Marks of Cadency, 
Additions, and Abatements of Honour; As- 
sumptions, Grants, Augmentations, Aliena- 
tions, Exchanges, Concessions, and Forfeiture 
of Coat-Armour; Crests, Coronets, Suppor- 
ters, Badges, and other Armorial Ensigns. 
The Arms, Quarterings, Crests, Supporters, 
and Mottos of all Sovereign Princes and 
States ; as also the Atchievements of the 
Peers, Peeresses, and Baronets of England, 
Scotland, and Ireland. An Historical Cata- 
logue of all the different Orders of Knight- 
hood, from the Earliest to the Present Time ; 
with Descriptions of their Habits, Collars, 
Badges, &c. &c. The Arms of the Counties, 
Cities, Boroughs, and Towns Corporate, in 
England and Wales; and of the Abbics and 
Religious Houses founded therein : as also 
those of the Royal Boroughs in Scotland ; and 
of the Societies, Bodies Corporate, Trading 
Companies, &c. in London. The Arms of 
Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees in Eng- 
land and Ireland, and of those heretofore 
established in Scodand ; as likewise of the 


Universities, their several Colleges, Halls, and 
Schools. A Discourse on the Origin, Use, 
and Abuse of Funeral Trophies. Glover's 
Ordinary of Arms augmented and improved. 
An Alphabet of Arms, containing upwards 
of Fifty Thousand Coats, with their Crests, &c. 
and a Copious Glossary, explaining all the 
Technical Terms used in Heraldry. In Two 
Volumes. Illustrated with Copper-plates. 
Carefully compiled, from the best and most 
undoubted Authorities, by Joseph Edmond- 
son, Esq. F. S. A. Mowbray-Herald Extra- 
ordinary, and Author of the " Baronagium 
Genealogicimi, or Genealogical Tables of the 
English Peers/' 

London: printed for the Author, by T. Spilsbury, Snowhill ; and 
sold by J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mali ; T. Payne Sf Son, at the Meuse- 
Gate ; J. Robson, in Bond- Street ; J. Walter, Charing- Cross ; 
J. Ridley, in St. James' s- Street ; and R. Faulder, in Bond- Street. 
1780 Folio. 2 volumes. 

Opposite the title of the first volume is the portrait of the author 
in his tabard and collar of SS, within an oval frame, inscribed 
" Joseph Edmondson, Mowbray-Herald Extra." Beneath are 
volumes of the Baronagium, a pedigree, palette, &c. — F. Bartolozzi 
fecit, Mil. 

The dedication "To the King," 1 page; then a list of Sub- 
scribers, pp. 2, in which are both their Majesties, and four others 
of the Royal family, 18 Dukes (most of them for large-paper copies), 
1 Marquess, 36 Earls, 1 1 Viscounts, 1 Bishop, 35 Barons, 40 Baronets, 
and 299 other subscribers, several of whom are for two sets, a tole- 
rable proof of the interest which his work had excited, or of the 
success of his applications. Both previous, and subsequent to its 
publication, Edmondson had taken every opportunity of personally 
soliciting the subscription of the Nobility and Gentry^ and did not 
suffer any trifling obstacle to interrupt the recommendation of his 
comprehensive work. " Contents of the First Volume,'* pp. 2. 


Page 1 to 23, " The Introdi.ctory Discourse. — Treatise on the 
Anticjiiily and Usages of Heraldry; differetit System-* compared: 
on Tills, Tournaments, &c, — Heraldry considered as a Science." 
The authorities cited are numerous and curiously diverse: Holy 
writ, Aristotle, Tacitus, Virgil, and Doomsday, down to John 
Guillim. Nothing appears to have been pas>ed over: the customs 
of the Egyptians, the Golden Calf, the Patriarchal Banners, the 
Sphinx, the Croisades, are all brought forward. The author is 
anxious to alTix a very early origin lu the use of Armories ; but in 
citing the costume of the Rovs Roll, and the Registrum Honoris de 
Richmond, for the use of armorial surcoats in the middle of the 
twelfth century, he gives too much credit to John Rous for research 
on the article of dress, and seems to be ignorant that llic Register 
bears a very questionable authenticity. 

Page 23 treats of "The Constable:" the office traced from the 
tribunus inilitum and magister equitvm of the Roman kings. — P. 24, 
" Rights anr] Privileges of the Constable of France, from an an- 
cient Register in llie Chamber of Accompts, at Paris." — P. 25, 
" The Rights and Privileges of the Constable of France, as acknow- 
ledged by King Philip : from the MS. collections of Mons'" de 
Peiresc." — " The Oath of the Constable of France, from I'athcr 
Anselm's Historia Genealogica Comiliun Stabuli Frfincia:." — P. 27, 
" Constablesof England."— P. 1)0, " The Marshal."— P. 38, "Grant 
of King Richard H. of the gold rod, with the office of Earl Marshal, 
to Thomas, Earl of Nollingharn."— P. 41, "Marshals and Earls 
Marshal of England:'' in this, and the preceding articles, numerous 
references are made to the Rolls and Charters of the kingdom. — 
P. 63, " The Authority. Jurisdiction, and Functions of the Consta- 
ble and Marshal of England." — P. 70, " Certificatio de officio 
Constabularii el Marescalli Angliae." — P. 74^ " Ces sont les usages 
q' Thomas de Hrotherlon, filz au Roy, claimoit a user ]>' I'office 
Mareschalsie :" from an ancient transcript in the Coltonian library, 
press Neuo, B. vi. — P. 75, " OtTicium Marescalli tempore pacis." 
P. 76, " In Rubro Libro de Seaccario Reg' fol' xxx° sic continetur 
de Maresc'." — " Les usages q' Gilbert Counte de Striguil clamoit 
a user p" I'office Mareschalsie." — P. 79, " Ceux sont les E.-tatutz, 
Ordenances, et Custumes, a ttnir on I'osl ordenez & fails p' bon 
avisement & deliberacion de n^e tres excellent Soverain Seignur le 
Roy Richard, &. Johan. Due de Lancastre, Seneschall d'Engleterre; 
Thomas Conte d'Essex & de Bukyngham, Conestable d'Engleterre; 
k Thomas de Moubray, Conte de Notyngham, Mareschall <l'En- 
glcterre ; ik des aulre> ^eigmI^s, Conies, Barons & Baronet/., ..<: 

3 K 


sages Cliivalers, queux ils voloient appaller 4 eux lors esteauntz a 
Duresme, le xvij jour (Jn moys de Jiiyl, Pan du Regne n're Seig- 
nur le Koy Richard second, Noesisme." 

At page 81, " The Origin and Functions of Heralds." — P. 92, 
" Kings of Arms, and the derivation of their Titles." — P. 108, 
" Origin of Titles bestowed on the Heralds." — P, 111, " Officers 
of Arms that have belonged to the Nobility." — P. 118, " Of 
Pursuivants." — P. 125, " Heralds and Pursuivants belonging to 
the Prince of Wales." — " Heralds and Pursuivants belonging to the 
Nobility." — " Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, and Viscounts, not sove- 
reigns, may have Heralds ; but that Barons and Bannerets can have 
only Pursuivants:" p. 126. — " Bellesme was Pursuivant to the Earl 
of Salisbury," should have been Shrewsbury. — P. 130, " Heralds Ex- 
traordinary.*' — P. 131, " Dukesj Sergeants, Ushers, and Marshals of 
Arms." — P. 138, "The distinctive Badges of the Officers of Arms." 
— P. 142, " Ir)Corporation and Regulations of the Officers of Arms." 
— p. 150 et infra. The squabbles of the College are largely given. — 
" Causes why Sir William Dethick should be put from his office, 
1603." — P. 154, "Assumption, Grants, and Alienation of Arms," 
in which copies of the original documents are introduced. — P. 158, 
" Heralds' Visitations.'' " The benefits accruing to the public in 
general from the inquisitions taken in these Visitations, were indis- 
j)utably great and extensive; but they were yet more so to private 
families, by tracing and perpetuating their collateral as well as li- 
neal descents, and thereby ascertaining their claims, and elucidating 
and establishing their titles to inheritances and landed property. 
These advantages might have been still further improved, had the 
Visitors themselves received an education, and possessed abilities, 
suitable to the task assigned them ; or had they constantly dis- 
charged iheir duty with assiduity, and that scrupulous and accu- 
rate investigation, which was necessary to substantiate the inquisi- 
tions taken before them.'' 

At p. 161, " Blazoning of Arms."— P. 162, " Ordinaries."— 
P. 168, " Marks of Cadency."— P. 169, " Additions of Honour." 
— " Abatements of Honour." " It doth not appear, that such 
abatements of Honour, as are here spoken of, were ever borne by 
any person whatsoever.'' — P. 170, " Charges." Edmondson here 
animadverts, with beconnng a>perity, on the ridiculous landscape 
paintuig which has of late years di>figured the Arms and Augmen- 
tations that have been granted ; and justly remarks, that " ihe seve- 
ral charges they contain, puts it out of the power of a \ery good 
herald to draw new arms from their blazons." On the subject ot 


Crests he adds, " Crests are objects intended to strike the beholder 
at a distance;" and then produces the instance of a crest lalely 
granted to ihe family of Titlovv : a Book, on the book a silver pen- 
ny ! and on the penny the Lord's prayer ! ! and on the top of the 
book, a dove holding in its beak a crow-quill pen ! ! ! — P. 17j, 
" Of Lions."— P. 178, " Marshalling." ihe author contends 
stoutly for the propriety of impaling the arms of a Knight of the 
Garter with those of his wife within the Carter : vide al>o p. 184. 
— P. 181, "Arms of Patronage." — " Arms or Armorial Ensigns of 
Religion."—" Arms of Concession."— P. 182, " Arms of Domi- 
nion."— P. 184, " Feudal Arms." — " Arms of Pretension." — 
•' Quartering".!— P. 187, " The Helmet."—" The Mantle, or 
Lambriquin." — P. 1S8, '< The Wreath, or Torce." — "The Crest, 
or Cognizance." Here two very different figures are confounded. 
*P. 182, Copperplate, " Different Schemes shewing how Quarter- 
ings may be collected and marshalled.'' — P. 189, " The Badge, or 
Device;" these widely difteralso. — P. 190, " The Motto." — " Sup- 
porters." Extracts from an unpublished treatise by John Anstis, 
Esq. " the great luminary of heraldic science," to prove, that the use 
of Supporters originated in the fancy of seal-engravers, — With res- 
pect to the Supporters borne by private families, Hdmondson adds, 
" Those families who anciently used such Supporters, either on their 
seals, banners, or monuments, and carved them in stone or wood, or 
depicted them on the glass windows of iheir mansions, and in the 
churches, chapels, and religious houses of their foundation, endow- 
ment, or patronage, as perspicuous evidences and memorials of their 
having a possessory right to such Supporters, are fully and absolutely 
well entitled to bear them; and that no one of the de«ceudants of 
such families ever ought to alienate such Supporters, or bear his arms 
without them, because such jjosscssori/ right is by far more honour- 
able than any modern grant of Supporters, that can be obtained from 
an office of arms-'' P. 191, Copperplate, " Sigilla varia in .Aspi- 
logia Johannis Anstis, MS. m Bibl. Tho. Astle, Arm. Depicta.'' 
P. 193, " The Kings of Arms in England are not authorized to 
o-rant Supporters to any person under the degree of Knight of the 
Bath, unless they receive a Royal warrant directed to them for that 
purpose; and yet Lion King of Arms of Scotland may, by virtue 
of his office, grant Supporters without such Royal warrant, and 
hath frequently [too frequently may perhaps be said] put that 
power in practice." — P. 194, " Crowns and Coronets." — P. 195, 
The crown of Charlemagne particularly described. 

t Pages wrong numbered from 186 to 188 inclusive. 


At paoe 199, "Armorial Ensigns of Civil Officers of Dignily." 
" Some ytars ii<;o, il was intended that siicli symbols of office and 
distinction should be worn by the several f^reat officers of stale in 
this kiniidi.m. Unfortunately the design was laid aside : it is, how- 
ever, much to be wished that it may again be revived, and under 
proper regulations be carried into execution, to the honour of He- 
raldry, and the grandeur and magnificence of England." After 
p. 200, ' The Arms of Emperors, Kings, and other Sovereigns," 
arranged alphabetic ally, and occupying p|>. 12 ; then follow, 
" The several Orders of Knighthood, which have been instituted 
from the earlie>t to the present time; loodher with a description 
of their respective Habits, Collars, Badges, Mottos," &c. &c. 
pp. 23. Four copperplates of the Orders of Knighthood. — Ed- 
mondson appears to have been anxious to include all the frater- 
nities, Civil and Military, as well as Eccle?ia!.tical, without attend- 
ing to the characteristics that are neccssaiy to dl^linguish an order 
of Knighthood. Then " The Ordo Equt^lris of the Roman Em- 
pire," pp. 4. — " The Arms of the Peers of England, pp. 16; these 
are arranged according to their ranks, and the date of their 
respective creations; to each is given, 1. Their Title and family- 
name, and the date of their pntent ; 2. Their Arms; 3. Cre^l ; 
4. Supporters; 5. JMotto; 6. Their full titles. Then " The Arms 
cf the Kingdcaii and Peers of Scotland," pp. 8 : " The Arms of 
the Peers of Ireland," pp. 12: "The Arms, Crests, &,c. of the 
Baronets of England;" these are arranged alphabetically, and 
comprise pp. 17: " An Account of the Baronets of Scotland, com- 
monly called Nova- Scotia Baronets," and the " Order of Baronets 
of Ireland," pp.4. — " I'he Arms of Abbies, iNIonasterits, and Re- 
ligious Houses, founded in England and Wales; of Archiepiscopal 
and Episcopal Sees in England and Irelainl ; of those formerly esta- 
blished in Scotland ; and a!.»o the Arms of the Deaneries in England 
and VVales;" these are placed alphabetically on 7 pages. — " The 
Arms of the University of Oxford ; together with those of the seve- 
ral Colleges within the same," pp. 2: " The Arms of the Univer- 
sity of Cambridge, and cf the several Colleifes and Halls «ith:n the 
same," pp.2. Then " The Arms of several Schools, Colleges, and 
Public Hospitals," and '• Arms of the several Inns of Court and 
Chancery," 1 page: " The Armorial Ensigns ofCounties, Cities, 
Boroughs, Towns Corporate, &c. in England and Wales," pp. 9. 
Edmond«on appears to have taken much trouble to render this list 
as perfect as possible, and generally (piotes the seal, grant, or other 
authority, on which the articles are founded. — " The Royal Burghs 


in Scotland, ranked atcordino^ to iheir precedency on the Rolls of 
Parliament, together with th6 Blazons of the Arms of such of them 
as are matriculated in the Reciisters of the Lyon-Olfice," pp. 2. — 
" The Arms of the Societies and Bodies Corporate established in 
London," &c. alphabetically arranged, pp. 4; "The Arms, Crests, 
Supporters, ar)d Mottos of the twelve fir.-l or principal Incorpora- 
tions belonging unto the City of London," pp.2: "The Arms, 
.'t'upporters, &c. of the several other trading Companies e.-tablished 
within the Cities of London, Bristol, Exeter, and Chester," and 
" The Arms of the 14 Incorporated Bodies of Trades in the City of 
Edinbur;^h," pp, 8. — "On Funerals," pp. 20. An tiaborale trea- 
tise, containing the claims of the Officers of Arn»s, their (juarreU 
with the Painter-Stainers and Undertakers, the orders for the fune- 
rals of the several estates, and some critical observations on the 
manner of conducting modern ob.-cquiesby the College of Arms. — 
" Mottos of the Nobility," &,c. arranged alphabetically, with the 
translations, and the names of their bearers," |ip. 14. — " Glover's 
Ordinary of Arms augmented and improved;" Index to the 
Charges; pages of the Ordinary numbered from 1 to 109; "Index 
of names to the Ordinary of Arms," pp. 19. 

Volume II. — Title the same as that to Vol. I.; " Contents of 
the Second Volume;" " An Alphabet of Arms, containing upwards 
of 50,000 (.'(rats, ancient and modern, with their Crests and Mottos, 
and the dale of the several instruments by which they were respec- 
tively granted. Collected from Register- Books, Pedigree-, Heralds' 
Visitations, Church-Calherings, and other Manuscripts deposited 
ill the Bodleian, Harleian, and Cotlunian Libiaries, the British 
Mu.-eum, the College of Arms, the Libraries of the several Colleges 
in Ox ford -and Cambridge, and other public as well as private repo- 
sitories. To which is added, by way of Appendix, a Collection of 
new Arms, Crests, Mottos, &c. which have been granted at the 
Heralds' Office since the year 1770;" these occupy pp. 41G. — " A 
Glossary, fully explaining all the Technical Terms and Words, whe- 
ther French, Latin, or F.nglish, used in the Blazomng of Armorial 
Bearings, and other branches of the Science of Heraldry. Illus- 
trated with a Variety of Copperplates, exhibiting up« arils of 
Twelve Hundred Armorial Bearings of all the difterent kinds that, 
w ilh any propriety, arc, or can be, used in Heraldry ;" alphabeti- 
cal, pp. 44. Then follcw 15 Copperplates of Ordinaries, Charges, 
and other Heraldic figures; one Of Crowns and Coronets; and 
two Of Funeral Trophies. Then " Additions and Emendations'" 
I'p. 15; and " Directions to the Bookbinder." 


It should l)e olif-erved that pari of this work was written by Sir 
Joseph Aylofie, who had previously superintended the Uuronagium. 

Edmondson resided in Warwick-Street, Golden Square, when 
this work was published, and continued there until his death, 
Feb. 17. 1786. He did not allow his ap|)ointnient in the College of 
Arms to interfere with his attentions to the business of coach- 
painter, which he conducted with considerable advantage for many 
years. His Baronugium had excited the attention of the nobility, 
and produced him much practice in the compilation of pedigrees; 
there were but few of the Peers of that period but had their Gene- 
alogies continued or re-arranged by him. An expensive and 
rather epicurean manner of living prevented him, however, from 
leaving any considerable property to his son, who continued the 
business of coach-painter until his death, which happened soon 
after that of his father. 

A. Pennecuik. — 1780. 
An Historical Account of the Blue Blanket, or 
the Craftsmen's Banner: containing the Fun- 
damental Principles of the Good Town, with 
the Powers and Prerogatives of the Crafts of 
Edinburgh, &c. The second edition, en- 
larged and adorned with the fourteen Incor- 
porations' Arms. — Psalm Ix. 4, " Thou hast 
given a Banner unto them that fear thee, that 
it may be displayed because of the truth." 

Edinburgh : printed by Alexander Robertson. Sold at his Printing 
Office, in Nidderys Wynd. 1780. 12w/o. pp.170. 

This little tract was originally compiled in 1723. It is dedicated 
" To the worshipful the Deacons of Crafts, and the remanent Mem- 
bers of the fourteen Incorporations in the Good Town of Edin- 
burgh," pp. 5. The Banner is called in original writs, " The 
Banner of the Holy Ghost." A Copy of an Epistle from two 
Craftsmen in Edinburgh to the Author, pp. 2. A General Preface 
touching Craftsmen and the Honorary Offices they have enjoyed 
in Church and State, pp. 9; after which follows the History, p. 1 
to p. 170: then rude wood-cuts of the several arms mentioned m 
the work, within oval shields. 


J. Hawkins.— 1780. 
A Dissertation on the Armorial Ensigns of the 
County of Middlesex, and of the Abbey and 
City of Westminster. By Sir John Hawkins, 
Knt. Chairman of the Quarter and General 
Sessions of the Peace, and of Oyer and Ter- 
miner for the same County. 

Printed in the year 1780. 4<o. pp. 8. 

This dissertation is accompanied by one plate, containing 14 
shields of Arms. 

Sir John Hawkins was the Author of a General History of Music, 
.5 vols, 4to. he died in May 1789, and was buried in the cloisters 
of Westminster Abbey. 


A Collection of Arms in Westminster Abbey, 
on Seventy-one Copperplates. 

Folio. No date. 

Mentioned in Upcot's " Bibliographical Description of Topogra- 
phical Works," vol. ii. p. 8G9. 

M. NoBJLE.— 1781. 

A Genealogical History of the Present Royal 
Families of Europe, the Stadtholders of the 
United States, and the Succession of the 
Popes from the fifteenth Century to the pre- 
sent time ; With the Characters of each Sove- 
reign. Illustrated with Tables of Descent. 
By Mark Noble, F.A.S. 

London : printed for R. Baldwin, Paternoster- Row ; and sold hy 
Pearson and Rollason, Birniingliam. I7>^l. \'2v\n. pp. -2.Vi. 


It has a plate of Arms, anil Crowns of llic principal Sovereigns of 
Enrope, to face the 'I'itlo. 

J. GuTCH.— 1781. 

CoUectanea Curiosa ; or Miscellaneous Tracts 
relaling to the History and Anti(|uities of 
England and Ireland, the Universities of 
Oxford and Cambridge, and a variety of other 
Subjects, chiefly collected, and now first pub- 
lished, from the Manuscripts of Archbishop 
Sancroft, given to the Bodleian Library by 
the late Bishop Tanner. In Two V^olumes. 

Oxford, at the Clarendon Press ; printed for the Editor. Sold by 
J. and J. Fletcher, i^c. 1781. ^vo. 2 volumes. 

This book, like Art. 459, contains several treatises upon the sub- 
jects included in this ('atalo<^ue. In vol. ii. p. 212, is " Nomen- 
clator Fecialum qui Angliac" ft Wallise Comitatus visitarnnt, quo 
anno et uoi autographa, sen afjographa reperiuntur, ])er Johannem 
Anstis, Garterem principalem Regem armorum Anglicanornni/" 
from a MS. in the Library of All Souls College, in Oxford. 

The editor of this curious collection was the Rev. John Gutch, 
M. A. of All Souls College, and F. S. A. Registrar of the Univer- 
sity of Oxford. 


The Case of Elizabeth Perry, of Penshurst-Place, 
in Kent, respecting her Claim lo the Barony 
of Sj^dney of Penshurst. 

London. Printed in the i/ear \782. Folio. 

As a Barony originally created by letters patent in the reign of 
James I. it was only descendible in the male line, and as such, it 
was resolved against the claimant : but see a full statement of the 
case in Cruise on Dignities, p. 205 — 211. 

" The Trial at Bar between the Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth 
I'errv. 1782." 4:to. 


R. West.— 1782. 

An Enquiry into the Origin and Mrinner of 
creating Peers. By Richard West, Esq. 
Lord-Chancellor of Ireland. 

Antiquam ex(iuisite matrein. Virg. 

London : printed for T. Evans, near York Buildings, in the Strand. 
1782. 8ro. pp. 74. 

This second edition of ^7Y. 452, is literatim with the former : it 
is inscribed to the Earl of >l)clburne by the editor, dated March 1, 
1782. " Though written at a particular period, and with a parti- 
cular view, the subject of it wdl claim attention at all times; and 
the honourable notice it received lately in a very august assembly, 
seems to demand that it should be exempted from the usual fate of 
fugitive j)ieces, and the knowledge of it more generally diflused." 
— Preface. 


Fielding.— 1782. 

Fielding's Origin, Progress, and Present State 
of the Peerage of England. 

London : printed in 1782. 12mo. Plates of Arms. 

.T. Watson.— 1782. 

Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and 
Surrey, and their Descendants to the Present 
TimQ. V>\ the Rev. John Watson, M. A. 
F. A. S. late Fellow of Brazen-Nose College, 
in Oxford, and Rector of Stockport, in 

Genus Immortale manet, multosquc per Annos 

Stat Fortuna domus, et avi numerantur Avorum. 

ViRO. lib. 4. 

Warrington: printed by William Eyres, 1782. 4<o. 2 volumes. 

3 L 


This handsomt" work is dedicated to Sir George Warren, K. B. 
of Povnloii, lit Ciiesliire, who claimed the Barony of Warren, 
vested m tiie ancient Earls of Warren, in Normandy, created by 
William ihe Conqueror Earls of Surrey; and to shew the nature of 
this claim was the chief motive for drawing up the work, which 
contams very numerous illustrations. 

Vol. 1. facing the title, has a portrait of the author, painted by 
D. Stringer, and engraved by James Basire, 1780. Dedication, 
pp. 4. At the commencement of the work is " A Genealogical 
Table of the Family of Warren, from William the Conqueror to the 
present Sir Ge«>rge Warren, K. B." which, as well as all the plates, is 
dated Aug. 20, 1785, folded. A plate of " Ivo Willielmi comitis 
frater cum Leorico Monaco,'' from the Koll of Ely Abbey, p. 8. A 
full-length portrait of the first Earl Warren, with a tabard from a 
MS. in the Herald's College, intitled Philipot's Yorkshire, at p. 9. 
Another of the .<;ame, from Vincent's MS. 152, and ancient Crests 
of the family, p. 13. The historical account of William, the first 
Earl Warren, begins at p. 20; and is illustrated by a ground plan 
and south view of Reigate Castle, otherwise called Holmesdale 
Castle, at p. 29. 

Castle-Acre Castle, built soon after the Conquest by William, 
Earl of Warren, at p. 30. 

South View of Conisborough Castle, built by the Saxons, belorig- 
ed to Kmg Harold, and bestowed by William the Conqueror on 
William, Earl of Warren, p. 32. East View of Conisborough 
Castle, p. 34. 

South View of the Keep of Lewes Castle, from St. Michael's 
Church-yard, p. 40- North View of Lewes Castle, from the Wall 
Lands, folded plate, p. 41. 

West View of Lewes Priory, p. 42. East View of Lewes Priory, 
p. 43. West View of Lewes Priory Gateway, p. 43. 

The Tombstone of Gundrad, Countess of Warren, now in the 
Church of St. John the Baptist, Southover, near Lewes, p. 59. A 
large folded pliite of the same, p. 61. 

Thnteen Shields of Arms on the letter-press between p. 20 and 
p. 79. 

The account of William, the second Earl, commences at p. 80, 
and is illu>t rated by a plate of Castle- Acre Priory, founded by 
William, Earl of Warren, on or before the year 1085, dedicated to 
St. Mary, and made subordinate to Lewes Priory in Sussex, p. 86, 
and three Shields of Arms on the letter-press, ending p. 117. 

The History of William, third Earl, with whom ended the male 


branch of the family of Warren, begins p. 118, and contains two 
•Shields of Arms on the letter- pre?s, ending at p. 141. 

The Genealogical Account of William de Blois, fourth Earl, 
in right of his wife, comprises from p. 142 to p. 15-3. Arms of 
Blois and Warren. 

Hameline Plantagenel, fifth Karl, who married the widow of the 
last Earl Warren, p. 154 to 173, with a plate of a Charter of the 
Countess Isabella, widow of Earl Hameline, with her Seal attached 
at p. 168. Four Shields of Arms are introduced on the letter-press. 
The Account of William, sixth Earl, occupies from p. 174 to 
p. 214, and contains 

A South View of Riegate Priory, p. 204. 

A Table of the Descent of Griffin Warren, natural son of William, 
sixth Earl Warren, p. 215. 

The Monument of Audela, daughter and heiress of Griffin de 
Blanchminster, wife of John de Warren, on the south side the choir 
in Worcester Cathedral, p. 216, from an engraving in Bysshe's edi- 
tion of Upton de Studio Militari. Four Shields on the letter- press. 
John, seventh Earl, comprises from p. 225 to p. 304, and 

A South-west View of Pevensey Castle, Sussex, p. 231. 
A Plate of John, Earl Warren, when summoned to shew by 
what right he held his lands, drawing his sword, the origin of the 
ancient motto used by the Warrens of Poynton, " Gladio vici, 
gladio teneo, gladio Tenebo,'' the last word of which is the present 
motto of the family, p. 249. 

A View of Dinas Bran Castle, in Denbighshire, p. 265. 
South View of Holt Castle, p. 267. 
Fac Simile of the Roll of Karlaveroc, p. 286. 
Do. of a Charter, 1276, with Seal of John Earl of Warren, p. 296. 
Do. 1254, p. 297. 

Do. p. 298, and five Shields of Arms on the letter-press. 
At the end of the first volume are four plates of various Seals of 
the Warren family. 

The second volume has, facing the Title, a large folded plate of 
a View of Poynton Lodge, in Cheshire, and commences with the 
Memoirs of John, eighth Earl, illustrated by 

A North west View of Peak Castle, granted by King Edward 
the Second to John, eighth Earl Warren, p. 7. 
East View of Beechworth Castle, p. 11. 
The Portraits of Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, and Alice 


his wife, formerly in a window of the Chancel of Arundel Church, 
p. 18. 

Sandal Castle, near Wakefield, in Yorkshire, built by John, the 
last Earl of Warren, in the reign of King Edward the Second, p. :21. 

South View of Lewes Castle Gateway, p. 38. 

Whole-length Portraits of John, the last Earl of Warren, and 
Thomas Heaucliamp, Earl of Warwick, from the armorial window 
in York Minb.ler, p. 58. 

At p. 75 commences the Genealogical Account of the Warrens 
of Poynlon in Cheshire, which is deduced through the following 

Reginald de Warren, brother to William, third Earl of Warren, 
p. 83. 

William de Warren, p. 85. 

Sir John de Warren, Knight, p. 88. 

John de Warren, p. 89. 

Sir Edward de Warren, Knight, p. 90. 

Sir Edward de Warren, Knight, temp. Edward the Third, p. 98. 

Sir John de Warren, Knight, ob. 1387, p. 100. 

Nicholas de Warren, p. 105. 

Sir Laurence de Warren, ob. 1444, p. 107. 

John de Warren, Esq. p. 111. 

Sir Laurence de Warren, Knight, p. 1 IG. 

Sir John de Warren, Knight, ob. 1518, p. 122. 

Laurence de Warren, Esq. ob. 1530, p. 12G. 

Sir Edward Warren, Knight, ob. 1558, p. 130. 

John Warren, Esq. ob. 1586, p. 134. A Portrait of him, from 
a picture at Bramall, in the parish of Stockport, Mat. 40, 1580, 
p. 138. 

Sir Edward Warren, Knight, ob. 1609, p. 139. His Portrait 
from an original at Bramall, p. 142. 

John Warren, Esq. ob. 1621, p. 143. 

Edward Warren, Esq. ob. 1687, p. 144. 

John Warren, Esq. ob. 1706, p. 150. 

Edward Warren, Esq. ob. 1717, p. 153. 

Edward Warren, Esq. ob. 1737, p. 159. 

Sir George Warren, K.B. p. 161. 

A View of Poynton Lodge and its Environs, 1778, p. 163. 

Widdrington Castle, p. 162. 

The Descent of His Majesty King George the Third, and of Sir 
George Warren, K.B. from William the Conqueror, p. 181. Ends 


at p. 183. Then commences an Account of the Ancient Barons of 

A Plan of the Old Castle Walls at Stockport, p. 190. 

Sir Robert de Stokeporl, Knight, p. 199. 

Sir Robert de Stokeport, Knight, p. 224. 

Sir Richard de Stokeport, Knight, p. 2-31. 

Sir Nicholas de Eton, Knight, p. 23G. 

Robert de Eton, p. 241. 

Sir Richard de Eton, Knight, p. 243. 

The second volume ends at p. 245. 

Besides the plates already noticed in this volume are. 

The full Atchievement of Sir John Borlase Warren, of Stapleford, 
in the County of Nottingham, Baronet. 

A Collateral Table of the Warrens of Poynton, from whom is 
descended Sir John Borlase Warren, Bart. 

The Pedigree of the Right Honourable Lord V^iscount Bulkeley, 

The full Atchievement of Sir George Warren, K.B. 

The full Atchievement of the Right Hon. Thomas James Bulke- 
ley, Viscount Bulkeley of Cashel, in the County of Tipperary, in 
the Kingdom of Ireland. 

The numerous plates were chiefly engraved by James Basire. 

The author was assisted in the compilation of the Genealogical 
part by John Charles Brooke, Esq. Somerset Herald ; but it is 
thought by a very acute examiner of the work, and judge of the sub- 
ject, that they have left the matter in dispute in very great doubt. 

The Rev. John Watson was presented to the valuable Rectory of 
Stockport by the late Sir George Warren, K.B. in 1769: his 
principal publication was a History of Halifax, 1773, 4^o. He died 
March 14, 1783. 


W. Scott.— 1783. 

Pedigree of — Scolt of Stokoe, in ihe J^irish 
of Syniondbuni and County of Norlhum- 
berland, and late of Toderick, Selkirkshire, 
North Britain. Compiled by W illiam 
Scott, M. B. 

Newcastle: printed by T. Angus. Anno 1783. Svo. pp. 27. 


This is a very scarce Tract. At the back of the Title is this 
advertisement — " The following Pedigree of the Scotts of Synton, 
Boonraw, VVhitslade, Toderick, &c. are collected and compiled 
from (Japtain Walter Scott, of Satchells, Genealogical Essays, 
Nisbet's and Mackenzie's Heraldry, Douglas' Scotch Baronage, 
The Lyon or Herald's Office of Scotland, and from a MS. F*edigree 
of the said Families, compiled by the late Mr. Gladstairs of Whit- 
law, Roxboroughshire, &c." 

It was published by Dr. William Scott, of Stamfordham in 
Northumberland, and printed at his expence, by Thomas Angus, 
Printer, at Newcastle. 

G. Wallace.— 1783. 

Thoughts on the Origin of Feudal Tenures, and 
the Descent of Ancient Peerages in Scotland. 
By George Wallace, Esq. Advocate. 

Edinburgh : printed in the year 1783. 4:to. 

Book I. Peerages not introduced into Scotland till 1587, pp. 9. 
— Book IL Territorial Honours, pp. 114. — Book III. Personal 
Honours, pp. 61. — Book IV. Peerages, pp. 74. — Book V. Addi- 
tional Observations, which confirm the foregoing Theory, Proofs 
and Illustrations, pp. 33. 

A second edition of this work, considerably enlarged, was 
published in 1785, in 8vo. 



The Order of Hereditary Succession to the 
Crown of Great Britain. 

London: printed in the year 1783. 4/o. 


R. Cooper.— 1783. 

A Procession of the Knights of the most Noble 

Order of the Garter. 


This is an engraving the size of an original sketch by Vandyck, 
four feet six inches long by one foot four high, executed in aqua- 
tinta, by Richard Cooper, F. S. A. E. 

Vandyck proposed to King Charles I. to paint the walls of the 
Banqueting House at Whitehall, of which the ceiling was already 
adorned by his master, Rubens; the subject was to have been the 
History and Procession of the Order of the Garter : the civil war 
prevented further thoughts of the scheme, as the death of Van- 
dyck would have interrupted the execution, at least the comple- 
tion of it : he died 9 Dec. 1641. 


B. LoNGMATE. — 1784. 

A Supplement to the Fifth Edition of Collins's 
Peerage of England ; containing a general Ac- 
count of the Marriages, Births, Promotions, 
Deaths, &c. which have occurred in each 
Family, from that publication in the year 
1779 to the present time. Also Genealogical 
and Historical Acounts of those Families 
which have been advanced to the English 
Peerage, whether by Descent or Creation, 
since that Period, with their Paternal Coats 
of Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Mottoes, 
engraved on thirty-four Copper-plates. Faith- 
full}' collected from Authentic Pedigrees in 
possession of the Families, or registered in the 
House of Lords, Records, Monumental In- 
scriptions, and other Authorities, which are 
cited. By B. Longmate, Editor of the Fifth 
Edition of Collins's Peerage. 

London : printed for W. Strahan, J. P. Sf C. Rivington, T. Payne 
and Son, Ifc. d)-c. 1785. 8vo- pp. 435. Index not included. 

This Supplement appears to be compiled with care, and to 
pos5>ess equal accuracy with the work it was intended to accom- 


pany. The alterations which had happened in the families which 
then enjoyed the })eerage, are here ranged accord inj? to their re- 
spective degrees of precedence, with proper references to the former 
volumes, and genealogical and historical accounts are given of all 
those which have been since advanced to this dignity, from authen- 
tic pedigrees in possession of the respective families, compared with 
the allesled pedigrees entered in the House of Lords. 

The Preface, dated " Noel-Street, Soho, Sept. 17, 1784," pp. 2; 
p. V. "Alterations which have happened since this Volume went to 
Press;" p. xi. " Representatives in the present Parliament;" p. xiv. 
" Additions to Lord Sommers' Family," ending at p. xv. 

The Supplement to Volume L of the Peerage, p. 1 to 8; Vol. IL 
p. 9 to 16; Vol. 111. p. 17 to 26 ; Vol. IV. p. 27 to 35; Vol. V. 
p. 36 to 47; Vol. VI. p. 48 to 124; Vol. VII. p. 125 to 162; 
Vol. VIII. p. 163 to 300; Index of Names, pp. 16, not numbered; 
families ailvanced in the Peerage since April last, p. 301 to 4.35 ; 
a second Index, pp. 9, not numbered. 

Barak Longmate, the compiler, was an ingenious engraver, pos- 
sessing a com[)etent knowledge of Heraldry and Genealogy to 
enable him to execute his laborious task : he died July 23, 1793, 
(St. 55. His Books and Heraldic Manuscripts, which were nume- 
rous, were sold by Leigh and Sotheby, March 11, 1794. Barak 
Longmate, his son, has published a pocket Peerage, in 2 vol.«;. 
which has gone through several editions. 

H. Clark.— 1784. 

A concise History of Knighthood : containing 
the Religious and Mihtary Orders which have 
been instituted in Europe. With Descriptions 
of their Mantles, Caps, Collars, Stars, Rib- 
bons, and Moltoes. Also Accounts of the 
Installations of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and 
St. Patrick ; and correct Lists of the Knights 
of each. To which is added. The Ancient 
Ceremonies used at Duels, Combats, Justs, 
and Tournaments. The whole embellished 
wilh 82 Copperplates, comprising 11 Orders, 


accurately drawn and neatly engraved, being 
the complctest Collection ever published in 
Great Britain. In Two Vohimes. Collected 
from the best and most approved Prints and 
Manuscripts. With a correct Index to the 
whole. By Hugh Clark, Heraldic Engraver. 

London : printed for W. Strahan, J. Ford, C. Rivington, T. Payne, 
tfc. ^c. 1784. 8vo. 2 volumes. 

This work is dedicated to " The Rev. Anthony Hamilton, D. D. 
Archdeacon of Colchester, Vicar of St. Martin's in the Fields one 
of His Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary, and F. R. S." The Pre- 
face, pp. viii. is dated " N° 8, Bentinck-Street, Soho, May 10, 
1784." At p. ix. is "A List of Authors consulted in this Work." 
The MSS. he applied to were N"' 2009, 2334, 4888, and 7025 of 
the Harleian Collection, in the British Museum. The History of 
the British Orders of Knighthood commences with a short essay on 
Knighthood, p. ] to 4. At page 5 is " A Reporte of a familiar 
Conference betwene a Knighte's eldest sonne and a Studient in the 
Lavves of the Realme, concerning the Preheminency of the Ordre 
of Kniglithode, before the degre of a Sergeant at Lawe," taken 
from an original MS. of Sir Rich. St. George, Knt. Norroy King of 
Arms, written anno 1604, being the second year of King .James I. 
who, at his accession to the crown, made upwards of 300 knii;hts. 
The Order of the Garter occupies from p. 17 to G9; Kniglils Ban- 
nerets, p. 73 and 74; the Order of the Bath, p. 77 to 119; the 
Order of the Thistle, p. 123 to 135; the Order of St. Patrick, 
p. 139 to 149; the Order of Knights Bachelors, p. 153 ; we have next 
at p. 150 an account of the Knights of the Round Table, with a List of 
the Knights from Favine, lib. v. p. 97; the Order of St. Thomas, 
instituted by King Richard 1. p. 167; an account of the Orders of 
Knighthood in the hereditary dominions of the House of Austria, 
p. 173 to 210; the Orders of Knighthood in Denmark, p. 213 to 
217; the Orders of Kniglithood in France, p. 221 to 285, the end 
of the first volume. 

The second volume commences with an account of the Orders of 
Knighthood under the Princes of the German Empire, ending at 
p. 27 ; of the Orders of Knighthood in the dominions of the King 
of Naples, p. 31 to 41 ; of the Orders of Knighthood instituted in 
Palestine, and other parts of y\sia, p. 45 to 79; of iIk ()rders of 

3 iM 


Knighllioofl in Poland, p. 83 to 88 ; of the Orders of Knighthood 
in Portugal, p. 91 to 98; of the Orders of Knighthood in the do- 
minions of the Pope, and other parts of Italy, p. lOl to 125 ; of 
the ()rder> of Knighthood in the dominions of the King of Prussia, 
p. 129 to 135; of the Orders of Knighthood in Russia, p. 139 to 
149; of the Orders of Knighthood in the dominions of the King of 
Sardinia, p. 153 to 160; of the Orders of Knighthood in Spain, 
p. 163 to 209; of the Orders of Knighthood in Sweden, p. 213 to 
227 ; of the Orders of Knighthood in Venice, p. 231 to 235 ; and 
at p. 239, '• Ordinances that were instituted to be observed and kept 
in Combats by Philip le Bel, King of France, in the year 1306," 
taken from Favine's Theater of Honor and Knighthood. The vo- 
lume concludes with an essay on Jousts and Tournaments, p. 247 
to 254, and the Index. 

The 82 plates of the Stars and Badges are not to be depended 
upon, particularly those of the Foreign Orders. The various ac- 
counts are principally derived from Edmonson's " Complete Body 
of Heraldry." 

In Ames's Typographical Antiquities, p. 327, mention is made 
of a little book on one of the Spanish Orders, entitled " An aun- 
cient Order of Knighlhoode, called the Order of the Band, insti- 
tuted by Don Alphonsus, King of Spain, in the year 1368, from 
Caesar Augustus, to wear a red ribbon of three fingers' breadth, 
and subject to xxxv rules, the Knights whereof were called by the 
same nan>e. First translated out of Spanish into French by Don 
Anthonine de Guaure, and now Englished by Henry D. Imprinted 
hy Henry Bynneman, in Thavies-Street. 15G8.'' 12/no. Dedicated 
to Sir Henry Sidney. 

J. Edmoxdson. — 1785. 
The Present Peerages : with Plates of Arms, and 
an Introduction to Heraldrj^ together with se- 
veral useful Lists incident to the work. The 
Plates of iVrms revised by Joseph Edmond- 
son, Esq. Mowbray- Herald Extraordinary. 

London: printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall. 1785. 8vo. pp.i28. 

The plates to this book are very neatly engraved^ and art in 
number eighty-six. 



The New Peerage, or Present State of the No- 
bility of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 
The Third Edition, considerably improved ; 
continued to June 1785. 

Printed for W. Owen, in Fleet- Street ; L.Davis, in Holhorn ; and 
J. Debrett, successor to Mr. Ahnon, opposite Burlington- House, 
in Piccadilly. 1785. %vo. 3 volumes. 

For a notice of the early editions of this work, vide Art. 620 : 
the above was the third, and last. 

R. GouGH.— 1785. 
A short Genealogical View of the Family of 
Oliver Cromwell ; to which is prefixed, a co- 
pious Pedigree. 

Printed by J.Nichols. 1785. ^to. pp.64:. 

The Preface, signed " R. G." pp.18; Pedigrees of Oliver Crom- 
well, folded, p. 5 of Preface, and of Sir John Russell, folded, p. 1. 
The account of the Cromwell Family, with an .Appendix, to p. 64: 
three shields of Arms on the letterpress at p. 63. 

This publication, containing a short but perspicuous account of 
the family of the Protector, was taken principally from a MS. of 
Benjamin Pingo, Esq. York Herald, by Richard Gough, Esq. F. S.A. 
and forms N° 31 of Bibliotheca Topographica Britannicu. 

In the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 56, i. p. 44, are a lew cor- 
rections of the Pedigree, communicated on the authority of a de- 
scendant from the family, most of which are errors of the press. 

G. Wallace. — 1785. 
The Nature and Descent of Ancient Peerages 
connected with the State of Scotland, the 
Origin of Tenures, the Succession of Eiefs, 


and ilic Coiistiiulioii of l^irliamcnt in that 
Coimirv; a J^iscoiirse addressed to ihc Right 
Hon. WiJHam Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief 
Justice of England. By George Wallace, 
Es(i. Advocate, F. R. S. E. 'J'he Second 
Edilion, wilh Additions and Corrections. 

Edinburgh. Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London ; and 
C. Elliot, Edinburgh. 1785. 8&o. pp. 520. 

The first edition of this learned work was printed at Edinburgh 
in 1783, vide Art. 661. The numerous cla nis at this time entered 
to ancient Scotch Peerages, and the many questions agitated con- 
cerning their legal descent, engaged the author lo compose a dis- 
course on this important article of public jurisprudence. In the 
cour.-e of the work, the ancient condition of Scotland, its lands, 
and its people, are treated upon, also Clanship jurisdiction, fiefs, 
and tenures, which led naturally to the introduction of Honours 
anion;^ them. Dignities which are territorial, appear to have been 
more ancient than those which are personal; and in the end, the 
reader is conducted from the rudeness in which the Scots and their 
country continued long to be involved, to the cultivated and hap- 
pier period in which both nations were at last incorporated into one 
great kingdom. 

The work is divided into Four Books. The Table of Contents is 
comprised in pp. 8, and an Introduction contains pp. 6. 

The First Book contains two parts: the 1st part treats of the 
nature of Territorial Honours before the year 1587, and is divided 
into 8 sections, from p. 15 to 156; the 2nd part is a definition of 
the Rules, by which Territorial Honours descended before the 
the year 1587, and is divided into 10 sections, p. 157 to 223. 

The Second Book treats of Personal Honours, and comprises 
5 sections, p. 224 to 284. 

The Third Book discusses the nature of Peerages, in 8 sections, 
from p. 285 to 385. 

The Fourth Book contains " Additional Observations, which 
confirm the foregoing Theory," p. 3>!6 to 440. 

The whole concludes wilh numerous Proofs and Illustrations, 
p. 443 to 495 J and an Index, p. 497 to 520. 


W. Scot.— 1786. 
The True History of several Honourable Fami- 
lies of the Right Honourable Name of Scot. 
By Captain Walter Scot. 

Hawick: printed in the year 178C. 8vo. 
For a notice of the original of this tract, vide Art. 336. 


A Collection of Coals of Arms, borne by the 
Nobility and Gentry of the County of 

Gloucester : printed in the year 178G. ico. 

This book commences with an Introduction at p. 1 ; at p. 5, 
" Les Noms de Chivalers en le Champ du Roy Henry III. A. D. 
1220,'' in Gloucestershire ; at p 25, Arms borne quarterly, per pale, 
and on an escutcheon from Rudder's History of Gloucestershire ; 
p. 29, do. impaled, or on an escutcheon, then 55 engraved pages, 
six coats of arms on each, arranged alphabetically, and nine ad- 
ditional plates. Proposals and list of Subscribers. 

M. Noble.— 1787. 
Memoirs of the Protectoral House of Crom- 
well ; deduced from an early period, and 
continued down to the present time ; and 
also llie Families allied to, or descended from 
them : Collected chiefly from original l-*apers 
and Records, taken from Pubhc Others, &c. 
or conununicated by several Persons, many 
of whom are of the highest rank. The first 
volume contains Proofs and Illustrations ; to- 


gether with an Appendix : As also the Lives 
of such Persons as were distinguished by the 
Cromwells, by Honours and great Employ- 
ments. Embellished with elegant engravings. 
By Mark Noble, F.A.S. of L. & E. Rector 
of Barming, in Kent. The third edition, 
with improvements. 

London : printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster- Row. 
1787. Svo. 2 volumes. 

Facing the title is a portrait of the author, engraved by J. K. 
Sherwin. On tlie first leaf is a neatly-engraved allegorical dedica- 
tion to John, Earl of Sandwich, &c. who patronized the author, and 
procured the materials for this edition from every part of the king- 
dom. J. Miller, del. Robert Handock, set. 

The first volume contains Memoirs of the Cromwell Family, 
from Glothian, Lord of Powis, to Oliver Cromwell, Esq. then the 
only male remaining, of the Protectoral House. In three Parts ; 
followed by Proofs and Illustrations, an Appendix, and a Catalogue 
of such Persons as were raised to Honors or great Employments by 
the Cromwell Family, with the Lives of most of them, ending at 
p. 448. 

This volume is illustrated by a folded plate of " A Genealogy of 
the Williams, alias Cromwells, from about the year 1066 unto 
1603, by Ralphe Brooke, Yorke Heraulte." 

A portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth Cromwell, mother of the Protector, 
engraved from an original picture in the possession of the Earl of 
Sandwich at Hinchingbrooke. 

A plate containing three portraits — Oliver, Lord Protector, 
Elizabeth, Lady of Oliver, and Richard, Lord Protector. 

Two Views, the North and East Fronts of Hinchingbrook. 

A fac-simile of the Coffin-plate of Oliver Cromwell, from the 
original, in the possession of the Honourable George Hobart. 

The Banners borne at the funeral of the Protector; and a folded 
plate of Armorial Bearings of the Cromwells at Hinchingbrook 
House, with the Seal of Sir Richard Williams, alias Cromwell, 
33 Henry VHL 

To the second volume is prefixed a frontispiece, engraved " from 
a Bust of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, in the possession of his 
Grace the Duke of Grafton," by J. K. Sherwin. 


This volume comprises memoirs of such persons and famihes, as 
were either descended from or alhed to the Cromwells, in number 39. 

At p. 97 is a folded Genealogy of the Family of Knightley, and 
at the end of the volume an engraving of the Patent of Peerage to 
Edmund Dunch, Baron Burnell of East Wittenham. 

These volumes are reviewed, and many corrections pointed out, 
in the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. Ivii. p. 516. It is there very 
properly described as an ill-digested overloaded work. 

With the late Richard Cough's copy of the above work was 
bound Henry Walker's Sermon at Somerset- House, on 27 June, 
1650j the day on which Cromwell entered into his power of being 
Captain General, 1650. 4to. Vide Gough's Sale Catalogue, 
N° 2546. 

The second edition of this work was printed at Birmingham in 
1784, 2 vols. 


The Statutes of the Most Honorable Order of 
the Bath. 

London: printed in the year 1725. Reprinted 1787. 4to. pp. 67. 

Sir J. Prestwich. — 1787. 
Prestwich's Respublica ; or a Display of the 
Honours, Ceremonies, and Ensigns of the 
Commonwealth, under the Protectorship of 
Oliver Cromwell, together with the Names, 
Armorial Bearings, Flags and Pennons of the 
different Commanders of the English, Scotch, 
Irish, Americans, and French. And an Al- 
phabetical Roll of the Names and Armorial 
Bearings of upwards of Three Hundred Fa- 
milies of the present Nobility and Gentry of 
England, Scotland, Ireland, Sec. Sec. 

London : printed by and for J. Nichols, 1787. ito. pp. 279. 


The title i< erifrravfd by J. Royce, with the Arms (if Frestwich 
as a vifjnette. The dedication to Thomas Townshetid, Lord Sydney, 
is dated Bath, A|)ril 5, 1787, and si^rned J. Prestwich, Baronet. 

This curious work is arranged un'ler 28 rlifTerenl heads, and com- 
mences with " The Commonwealth Table, or Genealogical Line or 
Paternal Descent of His Hii^hness, the most Serene and most Illus- 
trious Oliver Cromwell, Supreme Chief or Lord Protector of the 
Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Domi- 
nions, I>lands, and Territories thereunto belonging." 

At p. 131 is "The Loyalists' Bloody Roll; or a List of the 
Lords, Baronets, Knights, Commanders, and Gentlemen, (with their 
King and Archbishop), that were slain in the late wars, in defence 
of their King and Country, as also those executed by High Courts 
of Justice or Law Martial. At p. 149, " Names and Armorial 
bearings of sundry noble and worthy personages in the Common- 
wealth, with some account of their families, by me, John Prest- 
wich, Esq. The first in this List is " Oliver Cromwell, His High- 
ness, Lord Protector, &c. : his family, of Huntingdonshire. His 
remains were privately interred in a small paddock near Holborn, 
in that very spot over which the obelisk is placed in Red Lion 
Square, Holborn. The Secret ' John Prestwich. 

The last, or 28th head, at p. 229, is a " discourse by the author 
on the Commonwealth, Constitution, or Monarchy of these King- 
domsj with the Royal Style, Title, and Atchievement of his present 
most excellent Majesty, George the Third, Monarch of Great 
Britain, &c. &c. in which is shewn the antiquity and illustrious 
descent of the Houses of Saxony, Guelph, Brunsvvick-Lunenberg, 
Mecklenburgh-Strelitz,&c.; royal issue, &c. ; the whole concluding 
(to be continued, God willing, in a second volume) with an alpha- 
betical Roll of the names and Armorial bearings of most of the 
present nobility and ancient families of these kingdoms, together 
with those of Germany, France, Spain, &c. &c. 

The author of the above work also issued proposals, about 1780, 
for publishing a treatise upon the nature, rise, and use of Arms and 
Armory, entitled " HERALDRY, or a Display of Honor and 
Nobility, by John Prestwich, Esq. under the patronage of the 
principal Nobility of England, Scotland, and Ireland." 


J. Nichols.— 1788. 

The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen 
Elizabeth, among which, are interspersed 
other solemnities, public expenditures, and 
remarkable events duriu"- the Rei"n of that 
Illustrious Princess. Now first printed from 
original MS8. of the times, or collected from 
scarce pamphlets, Sec. Illustrated with His- 
torical Notes. B}^ John Nichols, F. S.A. 
Edinb. and Perth. 

Printed by and for the Editor, printer to the Society of Antiquaries, 

17 88. Ato. 2 volumes. 
" The splendour and magnificence of Elizabeth's reign is no where ir.on; 
strongly painted than in these little diaries of some of her summer 
excursions to the houses of lier Nobility," — " which so strongly mark 
the spirit of tlie times, and present us with scenes so very remote 
from modern manners." 

Percy's Reliqucs of Ancient English Poetry, vol. iii. ')4. 

After a general preface, the book commences with verses on the 
Coronation of Anne Boleyn, the Queen's mother, the Christening" of 
Ehzabeth in 1533, the Death of Queen Anne, and the sufieriiigs of 
the Princess Elizabeth in the Tower, &c. ; then her Passage through 
London to her Coronation, and remarkable public events; followed 
by her Progresses about her dominions: the first is in 15G0, iiit.> 
Surrey; in 1561 into Essex; in 15G2 Entertainments at the Temple, 
&c.; in 1563 at Eton ; iti 1564 at Cambridge, Regina Literata ; in 
1565 at Coventry, the Margrave of Baden's vi>it, &c. ; in the five 
following years various Progre>ses into ten diflerent counties, and 
Sir Thomas Sackville's Entertainment in France in 1570; in 1571 
Justs at Westminster, Combat at Tuthill, the Queen at Hunsdon ; 
in 1572 her letter to the Lord Mayor, &c. Entertainments in France 
and England, Order of the Maundy at Grtenwicli ; in 1573 her 
Majesty's Progress to Warwick, to Canterbury, SandwicJj, &c. 
Dinners in Term Time, a City Diary, Election of Mayor, &c. ; in 
the years 1574 and 5 the Queen visited Croydon, Bristol, Wilton, 
Kenilworth, Woodstock, &c. ; we have next the expenses of the 
Quttn's table in 1576, and her Progress into Worcestershire, and in 

li N 


1577 inl') Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, which last concludes the first 

In the second vohime tlie Progresses in the year 1577 are con- 
tinued, to (»orhambnry, and into Norfolk and Suffolk; in 1578 
to Aiulley End, Norwich, Osterley, &c. ; these are followed by 
Cojiipotus in Scaccario in 1579; in 1581 Shews at the Tilt-yard, 
EntertHinment :it Antwerp, and the Queen at Islington. In 1582 
the ('eremonial of investing the King of Denmark with the Order of 
the Garter, the Queen at Richmond, Sumptuary Law, Caution 
against the Plague; in 1583 the Sheriff'of London drunk to, a Shoot- 
ing Match, and the Palatine of Siradia's visit; in 1584 the Love of 
the Londoners, and the King of France invested with the Garter; 
in 1585 we have the Entertainment of the Dutch deputies, and in 
1586 Her Majesty's Procession to the Parliament, the Entertain- 
ment of the Danish Ambassador at Greenwich, the Queen at New 
Windsor, Sir Philip Sydney, &c.; in 1587 the List of the Duchess 
of Somerset's Jewels; in 1588 Her Majesty's visit to Tilbury Fort, 
Spark of Good-will, the Procession to St. Paul's and the Ho\ise of 
Lords; in 1591 and 2 are detailed the Progresses to Theobalds, Cow- 
dray, Elvetham, Bisham, Oxford, &c. Pleasant Conceit, Extracts 
from Carey's Memoirs ; in 1 594 another visit loTheobaMs and Gesta 
Grayorum, the Earl of Essex's Devices ; in 1596 the reception of 
the Landgrave of Hessen, and the Investiture of Henry IV. King of 
France, with the Order of the Garter; in 1597 the Queen's Pro- 
cession to Westminster Abbey and the Reception of the Ambas- 
sadors from Poland and Denmark; in 1598 Her Majesty was at 
Greenwich, and Lord Burleigh's Funeral occurred ; in 1599 the 
Fortunate Farewell to the Earl of Essex; in 1600 the Queen was 
at Lord Herbert's Wedding : the Voyage of Mary de Medicis, the 
Reception of the Barbary Ambassador, and Whitgift's Hospital, 
at Croydon, are particularly described. 

In 16()1, the Queen's Progress into Hampshire; and in 1602, 
her last Sickness and Death. This is followed by several letters, 
a description of her Palaces, her character, a list of Plate and 
Jewels, her Wardrobe, the New Year's Gifts, &c. 

All these public occurrences of that interesting Reign are illus- 
trated with notes and observations by the editor, and the two 
volumes contain 45 plates of ancient mansions, autographs, arms, 
devices, ike. 

The Progresses that have been reprinted in these two volumes 
are those at Cambridge, 1564 and 1578; Oxford, 1566 and 1592 ; 
Kenilworih, 1575; Norwich, 1579; Cowdray and Elvetham, 1591; 


Bisham. Sudley, and Ricot, 1392; and Gray's^ Inn, 1594: ihe lesser 
ones are first printed from MSS. or extracted from tfent-ral works. 

In 1806, a third volume was added; to this are sulyoined " .^.ome 
of the early Progresses of King James.'' In this additional volume 
is given an account of Queen Elizabeth's entertainment at Cam- 
bridge in 1564, and the Supplication of the Bishop of Ross in 
1573, the visit to Coventry in 15G5, and another of King James to 
the same City in 1617; the Queen's visit to Oxford m 1566; 
and several Poems, amongst which is " A worthy Ditlie, sung be- 
fore the Queen's Majestic at Brislow, 1576;" the "Prolusion of 
Prince Arthur, exhibited before the Queen in 1588, at the expence 
of Hugh Offley, a rich citizen of London ;'' the song before her 
Majesty, at the show on horseback, by the Earl of Cumberland, on 
May-day, 1600, " with the account of that gallant nobleman, 
from his portrait at Skipton Castle, and his Speech to the Queen 
on the l7th of November that year." These princely transactions 
of a memorable period are interspersed with a variety of minor ar- 
ticles, conceits, devices, poems, songs, orations, &c. 

Almost the whole of the impression of this last volume was de- 
stroyed in the fire at the printing-office in 1807, which has placed 
a perfect set amongst the libri rurissimi : and at sales it has brought 
from 35 to 40 guineas. 


1. The Riding of the Pailiament of Scotland, 
in l606 and l6"81, and the Ceremonials ob- 
served in 1685. 2. The Statutes and Fees of 
the Order of the Thistle, &c. 3. The Sus- 
pension of Lyon, King of Arms. 4. A par- 
ticular Description of the Regalia of Scotland. 

Printed by J. Nichols. 1788, 4io. 

This tract forms N° 47 of " Bibliotheca Topographica Britan- 
nica.'' The Order of Riding to Parliament, 1681, was printed 
that year in Edinburgh and London, in two shetls, folio; and 
another in 1703, in one sheet, folio. The whole procession was 
also engraved in three sheets. — Vide Cough's Brit. Topog. 2nd edi- 
tion, vol. ii. p. 679. See also Art. 324 ante. 


W. Richards.— 1788. 
A Review of the Memoirs of the Protectoral 
House of Cromwell, by the Rev. Mark 
Noble, F.A.S. of London and Edinburgh, 
Rector of Barming in Kent. Addressed to 
the Right Honourable the Earl of Sandwich, 
the Patron of that work : in which the nu- 
merous errors of those Memoirs are pointed 
out, and a great variety of interesting facts, 
there misrepresented, are set in a clear and 
true light ; being a very proper and very 
necessary Supplement to that publication. 
By William Richards. 

" When Truth or Virtue an affront endures, 

The affront is mine, my friend, and should be yours." 

Lynn : printed and sold by R. Marshall. Sold also by T. Cadell in 
the Strand, London, Sfc. 1788. 8vo. pp. 82. 

This letter is dated Dec. 4, 1787, and is written with n)uch se- 
verity, but contains some observations not unworthy our notice. 
The author thus speaks of Mr. Noble's work: "The first edition 
of ' the Memoirs' abounds with errors, more perhaps than any mo- 
dern production. In the second edition some errors are corrected, 
and the work considerably improved." — P. 4. He has certainly 
pointed out many faults, both of style and history. 

Wt are told, p. G9, that the Life of Oliver Cromwell, usually 
ascribed to Dr. Gibson, Bishop of London, was written by the late 
Isaac Kimber, the author of several publications of merit: he was 
born at Wantage, in 1692 ; and the Life of Oliver Cromwell, printed 
for Brolherton and Cox, in 8vo. which has passed through several 
editions, is stated to have been one of Kimber's earliest productions, 
upon the authority of his son, Edward Kimber, who, in his History 
of England, 10 vols. 8vo. frequently refers to the work in question 
as written by his father; and it is also ascribed to him in a life of his 
father, prefixed to a volume of Sermons, printed about 1756. Isaac 
Kimber died in the year 1755. 


A. FsAZER, Lord Saltoun. — 1788. 

Thoughts on the Disquahficalions of the Eldest 
Sons of the Peers of Scotland, to elect or be 
elected from that Country in Parliament. 
By Alexander Lord Saltoun, Advocate and 
F. S. S. A. With an Appendix. 

London: printed in the year 1788. Svo. 

A second edition of this tract was printed in 1789^ which com- 
prised " Observations on the Civil Pohty of the Kingdom of Scot- 
land.'' It was written by Alexander Frazer, sixth Lord Saltoun, 
who died 13 September, 1793, (tt. 33. 


R. Beatson.— 1788. 

A Political Index to the Histories of Great 
Britain and Ireland ; or a Complete Register 
of the Hereditary Honours, Public Offices, 
and Persons in Office, from the earliest 
periods to the present time. By Robert 
Beatson, Esq. The second edition, corrected 
and much enlarged, in Two A^olumes. 

London : printed for G. G. J. Sf J. Robinson, Pateruostci'-Row. 
1788. 8ro. 2 volumes. 

The dedication of this useful book to Adam Smitli, L. L.I). F. R.S. 
is dated Edinburgh, May 8, 1786. It is compiled from Sir William 
Dugdale's "Summonses to Parliament," the " Historical Register/' 
and a variety of Chioiiicles and Peerages. To this edition is added 
a List of the Speakers of the House of Commons, and a List of 
Emperors, Kings, and principal Potentates of Europe : the first vo- 
lume contains the English lists^ and the second the Scotch and Irish. 

A third edition, in 3 volumes, Svo. was printed in 1806. 


New Heraldry in Miniature, containing all the 
Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Mottos of 
the Peers, Peeresses, and Bishops of Eng- 
land, Scotland, and Ireland. 

London : printed for J. Murray, and J. Stockdale. No date. l2wo. 

" A Succinct Account of the Elements of Heraldry," illustrated 
bv plates, was commenced in the Universal Magazine for the year 
1789, and continued through several volumes of that work. The 
Peerage, with the Arms, had been previously given in the same 
manner as in the Gentleman's Magazine. Vide Art. 554, Note. 

M. Archdall. — 1789. 
The Peerage of Ireland, or a Genealogical His- 
tory of the present Nobility of that Kingdom. 
With Engravings of their paternal Coats of 
Arms. Collected from public Records, au- 
thentic Manuscripts, approved Historians, 
well-attested Pedigrees, and personal Infor- 
mation. By John Lodge, Esq. Deputy- 
Keeper of the Records in Birmingham Tower, 
Deputy Clerk and Keeper of the Rolls, and 
Deputy-Register of the Court of Prerogative. 
Revised, enlarged, and continued to the 
Present Time, by Mervyn Archdall, A. M. 
Rector of Slane, in the Diocese of Meath, 
Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and 
author of the Monasticon Hibernicuin. 

Dublin. James Moore, 45, College Green. 1789. 8to. 7 volumes. 

The first edition of this work, in 4 vols, has already been noticed 
under Art. 570, The editor of the present, wishing to follow 


Mr. Lodge's plan, has judiciously introduced many of the Extinct 
Peerages, together with concise histories of several truly respectable 
Families, by way of Note. 

The first volume is inscribed to His Excellency George Grenville 
Nugent Temple, Marquess of Buckingham, &c. Lord-Lieutenant 
of Ireland, and contains forty-four plates of arms, two coats on a 
page ; an account of the Earls of Ireland, pp. 362. 

The second volume is dedicated to His Grace the Duke of Lein- 
ster, and comprises a continuation of the account of the Earls, 
pp. 403. 

The third volume is inscribed to the Earl of Moira, and con- 
cludes the history of the Earls, pp. 423. 

The fourth volume, dedicated to the Earl of Charlemont, com- 
mences the accounts of the Viscounts of Ireland, pp. 323. 

The fifth volume, in which the history of the Viscounts is con- 
tinued, pp. 303, is dedicated to G. F. Nugent, Viscount Delvin, 
heir-apparent to the Earl of Westmeath. 

The sixth volume is inscribed to Lord Longford, and concludes 
the history of the Irish Viscounts; at p. 131, the account of the 
Barons is commenced : pp. 320. 

The seventh volume, dedicated to Lord Conyngham, concludes 
the history of the Barons, pp. 293. An Alphabetical Index of 
Names is given at the end of each volume, which is not included 
in the number of pages mentioned. 


The Court Companion : containing the Arms 
of the Peers, Peeresses, and Bishops of the 
United Kingdom ; an Introduction to He- 
raldry ; Heraldic Dictionary ; Degrees of 
Peerage in England ; Orders of Knighthood ; 
&c. &c. Also a Peerage Directory, shewing 
the superior Title, Surname, and Mottos of 
all the Families, alphabetically arranged, by 
which a Peer may be immediately distin- 

London : printed by C. WJiittingham, Dean-Street, for J. Dehrctl, 
Piccadilly; Sfc. No date. 12mo. pp. 145. 



Fielding. — 1790. 

Fielding's New Peerage of England, Scotland, 
and Ireland ; containing the Desccul and 
Present Stale of" every Noble Family of the 
Three Kingdoms, with an Index, and their 
Mottos translated. 

London : printed for John Murray, 32, Fleet-Street ; and J. Stock - 
dale, Vlccudilly. 1790. \'2mo. pp. 3G8. 

This title is very neatly engraved ; opposite is a profile of King 
George III. as a frontispiece. The work contains about 70 plates 
of Arms, 8 on a page, engraved by T. Woodman and H. Mutlow. 


B. LONGMATE. 1790. 

The Pocket Peerage of England, Scotland, and 
Ireland, containing the Descent and Present 
State of every Noble Family ; with the Ex- 
tinct, Forfeited, and Dormant Titles of the 
Three Kingdoms : also the General and Par- 
ticular Indexes, with the Arms emblazoned, 
and Mottos translated. By B. Longmate. 

London: printed for W. Lowndes, 38, Bedford-Street ; ^c. 1790. 
l^/Ho. 2 volumes. 

The editor of this Peerage, and the engraver of the plates of 
Anns, is the son of Barak Longmate, who compiled the more 
elaborate work of the same nature, vide Art. 647. 


C. Catton, R. a.— 1790. 

The English Peerage, or A View of the Ancient 

and Present State of the English Nobility: To 

which is subjoined, a Chronological Account 

of such Titles as have become Extinct, from 


the Norman Conquest to the beginning of 
the year 1 790. In Three Vokinies. 

London: printed by T. Spihbury Hf Son, for G. G.J. <Sr J. Robinson, 
Paternoster-Row. 1790. ^to. 3 volumes. 

This is really a very handsome work in its appearance. As a 
frontispiece to the first volume, is a full-length portrait of " The 
King, in his Parliamentary Robes, taken by permission from an 
original picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds: Heath sculp.'' The first 
volume contains the Introduction, pp. 7, in which we are informed, 
that " a particular paper was manufactured, and types were cast 
on purpose for the present work; the object haviufj been, to ren- 
der the whole ornamental to the library, and honourable to the 
state of arts and printing in England." 

Contents of Volume the First, pp. 4: Blood Royal, p. 1 to 9 ; 
Dukes, p. 10 to 119; Marquesses, p. 120 to 146; Earls, p. 147 
to 464: an Alphabetical Index concludes the volume at p. 487. 

The frontispiece of Vol. II. is a full-length portrait of " The 
Prince of Wales, in his Parliamentary Rol)fs, taken l)y permission 
from an original picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds : Heath sculp." 
Contents of Volume the Second, pp. 4 : Viscounts, p. 1 to 55 ; 
Barons, p. 56 to 310: Appendix, View of the Extinct Peerage of 
England— Dukes, p. 1 to 19; Marquesses, p. 20 to 23; Earls, p. 24 
to 81 ; Viscounts, p. 82 to 90; Barons, commencing with this ob- 
servation, " There are no titles of this class chronologically ascer- 
tained till the Parliament called by Simon Montfort, Earl of Leices- 
ter, in the reign of King Henry the Third," p. 91 to 190: Index 
top. 224; after which is a Supplement, containing the variations 
which have taken place in the Noble Families of Great Britain, 
since the volumes of the English Peerages were printed, and prin- 
cipally since the beginning of the year 1789, pp. 28. 

These two volumes are not remarkable for any thing but the ar- 
rogance assumed in the Introduction, and a want of correctness in 
the genealogical deductions ; they were most probably compiled 
merely as a vehicle to the Third Volume, which consists wholly ot' 
plates of the Atchievements of the Nobility, engraved by F. Che- 
sham, from the designs of Charles Catton, R. A. a herald-painter, 
who ranked high in his profession. He was certainty an able 
artist, excelling in his knowledge of the human figure, and in 
his delineation of animals; but the fantastic display of the 
supporters to the arin> in this book, is very justly animadverted 

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upon by Mr. Dallavvay: "The position of these animals is, in 
genuine and ancient instances, always rampant, with the escut- 
cheon and its concomitant ornaments placed between them, and 
surely nothing' can be more repugnant to true blazonry, than some 
of modern adaptation, or the absurd attempt to throw them into 
picturesque attitudes, by which the characteristics of a rude but 
contemporary a^ra are violently destroyed, and the vestiges of the 
progress of the graphic art and designs confused or annihilated." 

Charles Catton, R. A. was born at Norwich, and apprenticed to 
a coach-painter, of the name of Maxfield, in London, at a period 
when herald-painting was a more independent and lucrative profes- 
sion than at present : he served the office of Master of the Company 
of Painter-Stainers in 1784, and at (he foundation of the Royal 
Academy became one of its members. He amassed a fortune 
sufficient to enable him to retire from business some years before 
his death, which happened rather suddenly in August 1798, in 
the seventieth year of his age. 

W. Robertson. — 1790. 
Proceedings relating to the Peerage of Scotland, 
from January 16, 1707, to April 29, 1788. 
By William Robertson, Esq. 

Printed in the year 1790. 4io. 

The author of this authentic publication was one of the Deputies 
of the Lord-Clerk- Register for keeping the Records of Scotland. 

P. Bryan. — 

A New and Correct Collection of Arms, Crests, 
&c. alphabetically displayed, with the Bla- 
zoning annexed to each Coat; together with 
a Table of Houses and their Distinctions, also 
the Metals, Colours, Furs, Bordures, Chiefs, 
Lines, Points of the Escutcheon, and Terms 
used in Heraldry, in a manner not before 


attempted. By Philip Bryan, Engraver, 
N"" 444, Strand, London. 

Sold by T. Egerton, successor to Mr. Millan, Whitehall ; i>;c. Folio. 

This work was published in numbers: its title is engraved within 
an oval. 

J. Carmichael. — 1791. 
Various Tracts concernino; the Peeraoe of Scot- 
land, collected from the Public Records, 
Original Instruments, and Authentic MSS. 
By James Carmichael, Esq. 

Edinburgh. Printed in the year 1791. 


J. LOCKINGTON. — 1791. 

J. Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, 
engraved on Twelve Copperplates. 

London. Printed in the y tar M^X. 4to. 
This set of Crests is very indifferently drawn and coarsely en- 

T. AsTLE.— 1792. 

An Account of the Seals of the Kings, Royal 
Boroughs, and Magnates of Scotland. By 
Thomas Astle, Esq. F.R.S. and F.S. A. one 
of the Curators of the British Museum, and 
Keeper of the Records in the Tower of Lon- 
don. Fr'mtedin the year 'il9'2>. Folio. j)p.44!. 

The following dedication sufficiently explains the nature of the 
work : — 

•' To the Earl of Leicester, President of the Society of Antiquaries. 

" My Lord, 
" The Council having appointed a Committee to consider of 
engraving such Seals of the Kings, Royal Boroughs, and Magnates 


of Scotland, as had not hitherto been jinbhshed, with directions to 
select such, as in their opinion, were most worthy of attention, 
the Committee repaired to the Chapter House at Westminster, and 
they afterwards visited several other Repositories where Records 
are jireservcd ; from all of which they have selected the Seals which 
appear in the following plates. The Records to which these Seals 
are appendant, chiefly relate to public transactions between Eng- 
land and Scotland. They furnish many new and important Histo- 
torical and Biographical facts, and explain many particulars in 
our National History, which have hitherto either been misrepre- 
sented, or not understood. I have, therefore, attempted the fol- 
lowing elucidation, which I submit to your Lordship, and to the 
Society ; and am, with great respect, &c. 

" Battersea Rise, April 18, 1792. " ThomAS Astle." 

The work contains five plates of various Seals, drawn and en- 
graved by B. Longmate, jun. very coarsely : Plate 1 contains the 
Seals of Kings Robert I. and U. David H. Edward Baliol, Mary 
Queen of James the Fourth, and Mary. 

Plate 2, Seals of Royal Burghs; Edinburgh, Roxburgh, Stirling, 
Perth, Aberdeen, Crail, and Dundee. 

Plate 3, Twenty-one of illustrious personages in the thirteenth 
century, including Patrick, fifth Earl of Dunbar; and Dervorgilla, 
wife of John Baliol. 

Plate 4, Thirty-three of eminent and noble personages in the 
fourteenth, fifteenth, and beginning of the sixteenth century. 

Plate 5, Twenty-two of like personages in the sixteenth century. 

The whole was printed as a separate publication, but forms a 
part of the third volume of the Vetusta Monumenta, the plates be- 
ing numbered 26 to 30 of that collection. 

Appendix to Reports of the Commission of Public Records, 
N° 82, " Exemplificatio Act Pari Mariae, 1542," a curious fac 
simile, to which are affixed seals of several bishops, abbots, priors, 
and peers of Scotland. 


J. MiLNER.— 1792. 

An Historical and Critical Enquiry into the Ex- 
istence and Character of St. George, Patron 
of England, of the Order of the Garter, and 


of the Antiquarian Society, in which the As- 
sertions of Edward Gibbon, Esq. History of 
the Decline and Fall of the Koman Enipire^ 
chap. 23, and of certain other Writers, con- 
cerning this Saint, are discussed, in a Letter 
to the Right Hon. George Earl of Leicester, 
President of the Antiquarian Society. By \ 
the Rev. J. Milner, F. S. A. 

London : printed in the year 1792. 8ro. 

The name of St. George, it appears, is found in the Martyrology of 
St. Jerom, in the Ordo Romanmn published by Fronto Ductus, in 
the Sacramentary collected by St. Gregory the Great, in the Mar- 
tyrology of Venerable Bede, in the eighth century, and in suc- 
ceeding ones. 

In a national council at Oxford, 1223, his Festival was raised to 
a second-rate holiday. 

The author, John Milner, D. D. F. S. A. Bishop of Castaballa 
of the Romish church, and Vicar Apostolic of the Middle District 
in England, has much distinguished himself by his researches into 
our national antiquities. 



A Collection of Coats of Arms borne by the 
Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glou- 

London : printed and sold hy J. Good, 1 59, Netv Bond Street. 
1792. 4to. 

The title of this work is neatly engraved, and is ornamented with 
a figure of Time supporting the ancient Arms of the City of Glou- 
cester, &c. at which place it had been previously printed, vide 
Art. 671. 

A list of Subscribers occupies the first five pages. At (he head 
of the Introduction is the ancient and present Seal of the City of 
Gloucester: this consists of thirty-four pages, after which we have 
Arms borne Quarterly per /j«/e, and on an escutcheon of pretence, 
collected i'rom Rudder's History of Gloucestershire : this is followed 


by 63 plates, engraved by Ames, of Bristol, containing 

372 Coats of Arms, intended to have been arranged alphabetically 
in three divisions. In the first division are those Arms that are 
prefixed to Sir Robert Atkin's History, of the edition 1712, which 
included the most respectable families of that age : from what do- 
cuments these were collected we are not informed ; in the course 
of that work no Arms are recorded, as the decoration of houses, 
windows, or sepulchral monuments. The Arms in Rudder's History 
of Gloucestershire, 1779, as alphabetically arranged in his Index, 
constitute the second part, as described in the preface. Tlie third 
division professes to comprise such Arms as are not in either history 
of the county. 

The first part seems to be complete ; the second alphabetical 
division only extends to the letter C ; and the third, is entirely 

R. Hay.~1793. 

An Essay on the Origin of the Royal Family of 
the Stewarts. By Richard Hay. 

Edinburgh: priiited in the year \793. 4to. 
This tract was originally published in 1722, vide Art. 463. 



The History of the House of Stanley. 

Printed in the year 1793. 8vo. 


— Pollard. — 1793. 

The Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland, with 

Historical Engravings. 

London : printed in the year 1793. 4to. 

This Peerage was published 28th April, 1793, by Pollard^ 

an engraver and printseller, Spa-Fields, London. It is mentioned 
in Edwards' Catalogue, 1796, price 1/. II5. 6d. in bds. 


J. Dallaway. 

Heraldic Miscellanies, consisling of the Lives 
of Sir William Dugdale, Garter, and Gregory 
King, Esq. Windsor Herald, written by them- 
selves, with an Exact Copy of the Third Part 
of " The Boke of St. Albans," first printed 
in 1486. 

London : printed for T. Caddl, in the Strand ; and sold by all other 
Booksellers. No date. 4to. pp. 1 12. 

This thin quarto was pubhshed previous to the author's more ex- 
tended " Inquiries/' to which it is added as an " Appendix of 
Illustrations:" there is a singular error in the title-page. King's 
official name was Lancaster not Windsor. 

It is preceded by an Introduction, pp. 6, and contains five sepa- 
rate heads. N° 1, " A brief account of the Parentage, and what 
else is Memorable, of Sir William Dugdale, Knt. Garter Principall 
King of Armes;" p. I to 24. 

N° 2, " Some Miscellaneous Notes of the Birth, Education, and 
Advancement of Gregory King, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, after- 
wards Lancaster Herald;'' p. 25 to 48. 

These Lives were copied from original MSS. at Oxford : that of 
the latter, was given to the Bodleian Archives by Dr. R. Rawlinson. 
well known for his love of antiquities, and the very valuable collec- 
tions he made in the study of them. 

N° 3, " Catalogue of the Earls Marshal of England, Kings. 
Heralds, and Pursuivants of Arms,'' p. 49 to 63. In this list care 
has been taken to give it the value of superior accuracy. 

N° 4, " The Editions of Books in the Science of Heraldry, 
Elementary or connected with Genealogy, published in England,'' 
pp. 63 and 64, intended to suggest hints to those who are desirous 
of forming a complete collection of what has been written to 
elucidate that science. 

N° 5, " The 7 bird Part of the Boke of St. Albans, printed from 
the original edition in 1486," p. 65 to 1 12. Rude and simple as the 
style of this part must appear to modern readers, the arrangement 
of the subject is by no means unsystematic, but may be considered 
even now as a useful manual of the elements of Heraldry. 


J. Dallaway. — 17J)3. 

Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of" the 
Science of Heraldry in England, with Expla- 
natory Observations on Armorial Ensigns. 
By James Dallaway, A.M. of Trinity Col- 
lege, Oxford, and Fellow of the Society of 

Gloucester ; printed by R. Raikes, for B. mid J. White, Fleet-Street, 
London. 179-^. 4^o. pp. 401. 

This elegant and erudite work is most appropriately dedicated to 
Charles Duke of Norfolk, and Earl Marshal of England, the here- 
ditary Patron of the subject of which it treats. 

Nolhino- had contributed so much to cause Heraldry to be dis- 
regarded, as the confused and aflTected style of some of the writers 
who had enquired into its Origin and History. INIr. Dallaway has 
here, with the pen of a Tacitus, accurately defined, in a most com- 
prehensive manner, its rise and progress from the earliest through 
the most interesting periods of British History, accommodating 
the study to modern system. 

The Inquiry is divided into seven sections or periods. In the 1st, 
extending from p. 1 to p. 45, is much curious disquisition on the 
origin of Heraldry, and we are informed that " The victorious Wil- 
liam, who had been educated in the courts of Robert and Philip I. 
successors of Hugh Capet, had imbibed an early taste for the mar- 
tial exercises, of which France was then the most magnificent and 
frequented theatre. After his successful enterprise, and establish- 
ment on the Throne of England, at once, from his rooted prejudices 
against bis conquered subjects, his love of innovation, and his desire 
of signalising his f(>llowers, he encouraged, but under great restric- 
tions, the individual bearing of Arms ; yet not till a later period 
did the Anglo-Saxons, by intermarrying with, or tenure under, the 
Norman families, adopt this, together with their other fashions.'' 
These individual bearings were not generally assumed until the 
reign of Richard I. — This section is enlivened by many descriptive 
quotations from early poets, English, Italian, and French, and is 
illustrated by plate 1, p. 12, of the 1st, and 2nd great seals used by 
King Richard I. being the earliest proof of the heraldic embellish- 


ment of Shields. A fac-simile of the Roll of Karlaveroc, and the 
figure of Maurice de Berkeley, which exhibits the coat of mail, 
helmet, and drapeau quaiice. 

Plate 2, p. 44. Two compartments of an ivory ca.-ket, sculptured 
in bas-relief, showing the armour of the I4th century, the mixture 
of plate and mail, the shield, pavache or testiido, the halisia and 
trappings of horses as used in thai a^a. 

The Second section, p. 40 to p. 112, commences with a develope- 
menl of the causes of the hereditary assumption of Arms, which 
took place about the time of Henry III. Many peculiar circum- 
stances are produced lending to elucidate the manners of this |)eriod, 
various descriptions of Tournaments, 'i'ilts, and Hasliludes, and it 
is aptly observed, that " when sumptuary laws were in force, several 
of which were enacted by Richard II., fashions, less fickle than in 
modern times, were confined to the higher ranks. That these ex- 
ternal emblems of nobility were so pcrlinaciously maintained and 
sought, certainly proves that a love of rude and inelegant splendour 
was characteristic of the age : the same circumstance shews, that 
to be versed in their constituent parts and specific difierences, 
while it was almost the sole object of mental attainment, was 
deemed an indispensable accomplishment in the courtiers of that 
reign. Upon these institutes the science of Heraldry was formed, 
and consisted in the developement and appropriation of the delinea- 
tions which were given as the exiernal ornament of eminent desert. 
These are the only remains of antiquity from which the hand of 
modern improvement hath abstained, and who would \\\>h to ex- 
change, for the more polished inventions of later times, devices 
which had been so long regarded with a kind of religious veneration ? 

At p. 77 is Plate 3, a Joust or Duel, from an illuminated MS. 
N° 764, Ashmolean Museum, at Oxford. 

At p. lOG, Plate 4, Armorial Pavement before the high altar, and 
in the library of the Cathedral at (iloucesler. 

At p. 109, the figures of John de Weston, of Weston Luzers, in 
Staflbrdshire, and Isabel Bromley, his wife, inserted to shew the 
manner of the surcoat and vest, from a voluminous pedigree by 
W. Seoar. The portrait of Guy Beauchunip, Earl of Warwick, in 
an enamelled boddice, standing upon the body of Piers Ciaveston, 
who is marked by his escutcheon, from Rous's Roll. 

The Third Section treats of Genealogy : the first Pedigrees were 
compiled by ecclesiastics; Quartering of Arnis^ illustrative of (ienea- 
logy ; the Armsof Ecclesiastics and Monasteries ; Marks of Merchants, 
Rebus, and Emblazoned Tabards: of Heralds; the first Chapter 

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held at Rouen in 1420; ami vvi; are progressively led lo the founda- 
tion of the College of Heralds, at Pulteney's Inn, or Cold Arbour, 
their Incorporation, and attendance upon Ceremonies, their 
Fees, Largesses, and the form of their Creation ; Visitations of 
Counties by Heralds, Grants of Arnis, and the following analogy 
between the progress of Gothic Architecture and Heraldic (Jrna- 
ment : " In the Norman reigns the Haronial P'ortresses were mas- 
sive, of square or circular form, and the implements of fortification 
and war were vast and rude ; the escocheons were then orcu pied by 
the simple ordinaries. When the more minute and florid embel- 
lishments of masonry were introduced, a greater variety of charges 
was borne in the shield, and both were progressively increased, till 
taste originated in the necessity of the selection. During the 
fifteenth century the escocheon, enriched with numerous quarter- 
ings, had that air of chasteness, and profusion at the same time, by 
which those beautiful structures are distinguished. And when 
that style, under the auspices of the succeeding Princes, degene- 
rated into fillegraine by the multiplication of small parts, and was 
made incongruous by the intermixture of the members of Grecian 
architecture, the idea of beauty seems to have consisted in re- 
doubling the elements and loading them with the ornamental par- 
ticles. Thus in the Grants of Arms of Wriothesley and Barker, 
every possible variety was sought, by employing all the charges of 
which the system of Heraldry is capable. Such were those given 
by King Henry VHI. to his Queens, Anne Boleyn and Jane Sey- 
mour. Of the same aera likewise are the augmentations of honour 
granted to the family of Howard, after the the victory of Fiodden 
Field." — P. 175. This section occupies from p. 113 to p. 198. 
and is illustrated by plate 6, at p. 124. The portrait of William 
Bruges, the fir^t Garter King of Arms, 1420, demonstrating the 
Tabard as worn over the common habit, from MS. N° 1G4, Ash- 
molean Museum, at Oxford. 

Plate 7, p. 129, Sketches of Descent of the families of Colville 
and Cliftbrd, shewing the variation of Arms by collaterals. 

Plate 8, p. 133, the portrait of King Richard III. founder of 
the College of Heralds, shewing the Tabard thrown over the Ar- 
mour, and the cognizance at his feet, with the ensigns of his prin- 
cipalities on either side, from Rous's Roll. 

Plate 9, p. 134, the portrait of Sir John Wriothesley, the third 
Garter King of Arms, represented riding in procession upon a 
white horse to a Tournament at Greenwich, in 1511. 

Plate 10, p. 154, a fac-simile of the beginning, colophon, and 


shields of Arms in the Boke of St. Albans, traced from the original 
edition, 1486 

Plate 11, p. 173, Autographs of Heralds, beginning with Chris- 
topher Barker, Garter, collected from Grants of Arms, Partition 
Books, and other documerits. 

Plate 12, p. 174, Six Provincial Kings of Arms, as annexed to 

Plate 13, p, 178, King Henry VIII. going in procession to a 
Tournament; bearing the chivalrous appellation of " JI2obIe ^Tocur 

Plate 14, p. 179, a Portrait of King Henry VIII. returning 
victorious from the Tournament, invested in a rich damask robe 
powdered with the letter K, in honour of his Queen, Katharine of 
Arragon, and holding the broken lance of his antagonist as a trophy. 

The Fourth Section, p. 199 to 272, comprises the Literary History 
of Heraldry during the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I, with a 
Catalogue of Authors, which portion has been frequently referred 
to in the " Bibliolheca Heraldica." This is followed by an ac- 
count of the splendid Funeral Ceremonies of the Reign of Elizabeth, 
and is illustrated by Plate 15. Page 231, Autographs of Heraldic 
Authors. Plate 16, p. 239, The Effigy of Ralph Brooke, York- 
Herald, from his tomb at Recuiver, in Kent. 

Plate 17, p. 239, The Procession of Heralds at the Funeral of 
Sir Philip Sydney, taken from a Roll, vide Art. 36. 

The Fifth Section, p. 273 to 3J3, Treats of the Origin of Sur- 
names, and describes the magnificent Funeral of Oliver Cromwell. 
It also treats of the devices of the Republicans, and of the decline 
of the Court of Chivalry ; the connexion of Heraldry with Archi- 
tecture, Sculpture, and Painting. 

The Sixth Section, p. 324 to p. 356, continues the History of the 
College of Arms and its members. At p. 332 is a portrait of Sir 
William Dugdale, from an original Picture in the Hall of Chivalry. 

The Seventh Section, from p. 357 to 401, treats of Genealogy, 
the Compilation of Pedigrees, Modes of Marshalling Arms and of / 
Quartering of the Arms of female heirs. " It was one of the 
most arduous exertions of Heraldic skill to form a Code of Re- 
gulations for the arrangement and position of these adscitilious 
Coats, the right of which was frequently disputed, and depended 
upon intricate circumstances and uncertain claims of descent. The 
scheme of distribution, which modern Heralds apply as confirmed 
by the ablest opinions, is to marshal the paternal bearing first, and 
next to it that of the first heir general, with all her ancestors who 


have been likewise the sole representatives of families, and so in 
chronolofjical scries ail the connexions of marria^^e by which an 
additional inheritance has been conveyed to the orij^inal patrimony," 
p. S68 : this part is explained by plate 19, shewing the paternal 
escocheon of the Riijht Honourable Mary Verney, in her own right 
Baroness Fermanagh, in the kintjdom of Ireland, with a Pedigree of 
Verney, and sketches of fictitious genealogy ilhistralive of the rights 
of quartering. This last section then treats of the marks of filiation or 
cadency, and of Cognizances, with Plate 20 ; of Royal Cognizances, 
from drawings in Dugdale's MSS. It then describes the Cimier or 
Crest, Supjjorttrs, Impresses, Motto, and Knots, and conchules with 
an Examination of Seals, which is amply illustrated by five plates, 
21 to 25, of etchings of seals, drawn from the ori^^inals, of the 
twelfth to the fifteenth century, including those of ecclesiastics and 
females. This portion of the work ends at p. 401, and is followed 
by a new title, " Observations on Heraldic Ensigns," p. 40^3 to424; 
to this is a plate of ancient escutcheons and figures, copied from 
the engravings in wood in Leigh, Feme, and Bossewell. 
The Appendix of illustrations is the same as Art. 596. 

The Roll of Karlaverock, alluded to in the First Section, is print- 
ed at length in the "Antiquarian Repertory," with a translation, 
from an original MS. in the British Museum, Bibl. Cott. Cali- 
gula, art. 18, entitled, " Les JN'oms and les Armes des Seigneurs 
a la Siege de Karlarveroc en Escoce, 1300.'' It is in old French 
verse, and gives the names and arms of those Barons and 
Knights, who in 1300 attended King Edward I. in his expedition 
into Scotland. In this Roll not only the Banners and Shields 
are most minutely described, by which circumstance many in- 
stances of the peculiarities of ancient blazonry are authenticated, 
but a character is added of the several Chiefs who were eminent 
for their personal valour or elegance, or their sumptuous furniture 
and warlike appointments.— Jn^fiy. Rep. 

J. H. Major.— 1794. 
Two Letters on the Origin, Antiquity, and 
History of Norman Tiles, stained with Ar- 
morial Bearings. 

London : printed for J. Ktrby. 1794, Svo. pp. Wi, 


These letters were written by John Henniker Major, Esq. F.S. A. 
and addressed to George, Earl of Leicester, P. S. A. and dedicated 
to the author's much beloved and much honoured father, Sir John 
Henniker, Bart. 

The book is handsomely printed, and is illustrated with engrav- 
ings of sixteen painted tiles from the pavement of the great guard 
chamber of the palace of the Dukes of Normandy, at Caen ; but see 
the " Gentleman's Magazine," vol. 59, i. p. "211, where they had 
been previously engraved ; and the same work, vol. GO, ii. p. 710, 
some curious remarks. 

These letters were previously printed for private distribution. 

W. Betham.— 1795. 

Genealoojica] Tables of the Sovereigns of the 
World, from the earliest to the present period ; 
exhibitino; in each Table their immediate 
Successors, Collateral Branches, and the dura- 
tion of their respective Reigns; so constructed 
as to form a scries of Chronology ; and in- 
cluding the Genealogy of many other Per- 
sonages and Famihes distinouished in Sacred 
and Prophane History, particularly all the 
Nobility of these Kingdoms descended from 
Princes. By the Rev. William Betham, of 
Stonham A spall, Suffolk. 

London : printed for the Author by W. Bermclt, Clement's Inn Pas- 
sage, Clare-Market ; and sold hj/ Messrs. Robson and Faulder, 
New Bond- Street, ^c. 1795. Folio. 

The Dedication to the King is dated June 4, 1795. This book 
is not paged, but contains seven hundred and sixteen Genealogical 
Tables, with an Index, pp 5 : the whole handsomely printed on 
fine paper. 



M. Noble.— 1795. 
An Historical Genealogy of the Royal House 
of Suiarls, from the Reign of K. Robert II. 
to that of K. James VI. Taken from the 
most authentic Authors, both Scotch and 
English. By the Rev. Mark Noble, F.A.S. 
of L. and E. Rector of Barming in Kent, and 
Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Leicester. 

London : printed for R. Faulder, No. 42, New Bond Street. 1795. 
4to. pp. 312. 

This work is dedicated to John Earl of Gallaway, K.T. descend- 
ed from a branch of the Royal House of Stuart : which is followed 
by a short preface, dated Sept. 10, 1795. The book is divided into 
Ten Parts, the first treating of the origin of the Stuarts ; the second 
is subdivided into 6 sections, and details the history of King 
Robert 11. his wives, and younger children by them, and also of his 
illeo-ilimate issue; the six following parts each contain the Genea- 
loo-ical History of a Monarch of Scotland, the marriage and issue, 
and also the natural progeny, to James VI. 

It is accompanied by " a Genealogy of the Lenox branch of the 
Stuarts, from which descend the sovereigns of Great Britain. 

T. Brydson.— 1795. 
A Summary View of Heraldry in reference to 
the Usages of Chivalry, and the general Eco- 
nomy of the Feudal System. With an Ap- 
pendix respecting such Distinctions of Rank 
as have place in the British Constitution. By 
Thomas Brydson, F. A. S. Edin. 

Edinburgh, printed by Mundell if So7i, R. Bank Close : London, 
sold by Messrs. Nicol, Egerton, ^c. 1795. 8vo. pp. 319. 

This intelligent and entertaining work is divided into Six Chap- 
ters, the first and second of which are again reduced into two sec- 
tions each. 


In the First Chapter we are made acquainted with the structure 
of the Feudal System: its immediate connexion with the principal 
subject of tiie work is thus pleasingly introduced: " Amidst the im- 
perfections of an uncultivated eloquence, and a general ignorance of 
written language, the ensigns of heraldry were peculiarly sionificant. 
They addressed the imagination by a more direct channel, and in 
a more striking manner than words: while, at one glance, they 
recalled important occurrences in the history of particular persons, 
families, and nations. By their immediate relation to war, and to 
the distinctions of honour arising from it, they were extensively 
connected, both with the business and manners of former times. 
Exhibited on the shields and vestments of warriors, they also adorned 
the most splendid apparel of peace; and were transferred to more 
durable materials, to perpetuate the memory of those who bore 
them. They formed the chief ornament in the castles and palaces 
of the great ; were chosen by artists of various professions, to em- 
bellish their respective works; were set up in courts of judicature, 
and impressed on the public money. Thus, to the utmost extent 
of their application, did armorial emblems and trophies become the 
symbolical language of Europe. 

" Were inquiries respecting civil dignities to be founded partly 
on an acquaintance with heraldry, it would obviate the difficulties 
that occur when they are conducted on legal and political princi- 
ples only. In such researches politicians, lawyers, and heralds, view 
the subject partially, each in a difterent light, accordingly as it 
falls within ihe sphere of their respective professions," 

The Second Section treats of Chivalry and the different accep- 
tations of the term, relative to different Periods in the state of So- 

Chapter II. Sect. 1, details brcfly the history of Tournaments, 
and of Armorial ensigns, the personal decorations of those who 
performed at them. The Second Section, in the same manner, 
treats of the Crusades, and of the several Armorial figures intro- 
duced by them. 

Chapter III. brings forward the Heroes of Romance, and exhibits 
instances of a practice whereby Arms have given rise to various 
Surnames, with remarks on the historical origin of the Arms of 
particular families and states. 

" In the British Peerage are several instances of the surname 
and arms being the same, or nearly so: Lion, Earl of Strathmore, 
bears a lion ; Primrose, Earl of Roseberry, three primroses ; Fraser, 
Lords Saltoun and Lovat, three frases or strawberry flowers j 


Ariii)(kll,, Arutidt;!! Count of the Empire, and Arundell of 
Trerice, six hirondellcs or swallows ; (,'ranston. Lord Oanston, 
three cranes ; Harris, Lords Harris and Maltnsbury, three herisons 
or hed^e-liogs ; De Loup, anciently Earls of Chester, a wolf's 
head;" &c. 

Chapter IV. describes the form and various modes in which 
Arms are exhibited, &c. 

Chapter V. details the Political deparUnenl of Heraldry, which 
comprehends all the distinctions of Rank belonging to the Feudal 

Chapter VL recapitulates some of the advantages derived to so- 
ciety from the Feudal government, and from the spirit of Chivalry. 

The Appendix describes the Distinctions of Rank included in the 
British constitution : the king, the lords spiritual or bi.shops, the 
lords temporal or peers, the commons or people, severally vested 
with legislative power, and certain peculiar privileges, these form 
the general or leading Distinctions, which comprehend all persons 
of every degree whatsoever. 


Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry, 
tending to shew the Origin of many English 
and Foreign Coats of xArnis, Circumstances 
and Customs. Illustrated with Engravings. 

" If chance thy home 

Salute thee with a father's honour'd name, 
Go, call thy sons, instruct them what a debt 

They owe their ancestors." 

Akenside on the Magna Charta. 

Worcester: printed by Hall df Brandish, for Barker ^ Son, Great 
Russell Street; and B. Uphill, Brydges Street, Covent Garden. 
No date. 4to. pp. 316. 

This work, which is published without date or author's name, is 
generally attributed to Mrs. Dobson. It was written by a lady, 
and recites in a pleasing manner many interesting anecdotes re- 
lating to Heraldry and Chivalry : at p. 24 is commenced an account 
of the Marshals and Earls Marshal of England, and of the Trials 


in the Court of Chivalry to p. 5-i; this is followed by a history of 
the Crusades to p. 128, which leads to the Orio^in of Knijvhthood, 
and an account of the Knights of Malta, and of the Knights Tem- 
plars, to p. 172; the Life of Froissart, from Hayley's Essay on His- 
tory ; Duels, p. 193; Tournaments, p. 212; Origin of the Arms 
of the House of Montmorenci, p. 259. Interspersed with these 
anecdotes are many extracts from poems, ancient and modern. 
The author observes that in support of her work, she has on the 
dexter side placed prose, and poetry on the sinister, it being the 
glory of poets to describe the feais of Chivalry. 

** The sacred muses have made always claime 
To be the nourses of nobility. 
And registers of everlasting- fame 
To all that armes professe and chivalry." 


E. Williams.— 1796. 

A View of the Evidence for proving, that the 
present Earl of Galloway is the lineal Heir 
male, and lawful Representative of Sir Wil- 
liam Stuart, of Jed worth, so frequently men- 
tioned in History, from the year 1385 to the 
year 1429. Vrinted in 4io. 

This tract was printed for private distribution by the Earl of Gal- 
loway. On p. 37 is a pedigree of the Dcrneley Family, from 1370: 
there is also another and more full pedigree of the same family sub- 
joined to this tract. It was drawn up by the Rev. E. Williams, his 
Lordship's chaplain. 

C. Grant.— 1796. 
Memoirs of the House of Grant, in its various 
Branches. By Charles Grant, Viscount de 
Vaux. Printed in the year 1796. Svo. 

These memoirs were written by Charles Grant, Vi<oomte Jt' 
Vaux, a French emigrant nobleman. 



Anecdotes of the House of Bedford, from the 
Norman Concjuest to the Present Period. 

Rectique cultiis pectora roboraut. HoR. 

Printed by J. S. Barr, Brydges- Street, Covent- Garden, opposite 
Drury-lane Theatre. No date. Svo. pp. 284. 

The pension granted to Edmund Burke, after (to use his own 
figurative expression) " quitting the camp," having become the 
subject of severe animadversion from Lord Lauderdale and the 
Duke of Bedford, he, in the beginning of the year 1796, wrote 
" A Letter to a Noble Lord," (Fitzvvilliam) in which he in- 
troduced a retrospective view of the means by which the Duke of 
Bedford's ancestors acquired their property, to which letter this 
tract may be considered a temperate answer. 

" The manner of detailing these Anecdotes is indeed somewhat 
desultory, hut they were not intended to form a regular narrative 
or memoir; — and even to preserve the connexion which does sub- 
sist, it was frequently necessary to allude to the historical as well 
as political transactions of the times, and to make elucidatory ob- 
servations; they nevertheless very well correspond with their title, 
in the proper meaning of the word, — being a relation of detached 
and interesting particulars not generally known." — Preface. 

C. O'CoNOR.— 1796. 
Memoirs of the Life and Wrilino-s of the late 
Charles 0'Conor,ofBelanaoare, Esq. M.R.I. A. 
By the Rev. Charles O'Conor, D.D. Member 
of the Academy of Covtonn.—Viaere Fortes. 

Dublin : printed by T. Mehain, No. 49, Essex -Street. 1796. Svo. 

pp. 450. 

This biographical and genealogical work is of great rarity^ a few 
copies only having been printed for circulation amongst the friends 
of the author. 

The title-page has a vignette representing Monastic ruins, a 
horseman and a wolf-dog, in full speed, approaching an Irish 
round tower. 


It commences willi " A Letter, in reply to the objections of a 
learned man/' pp. 14; ami a Dedication to the Roman Cailioiics of 
Ireland, pp. 7 : a considerable portion of the work is then occupied 
by " An Historical Account of the Fannily of O'Conor," con- 
cluding with the Memoirs of Charlts O'Conor, Esq. of Belanao:are, 
whose portrait is at the be^^inning; and at p. 305 is a plate, en- 
titled " Mac Dennot's Rock." 

The above analysis was taken from an illtntrated copy of the 
work, in the library of Sheffield Grace, Esq. F. S. A. 

In 1818, a copy was purchased by Sir Mark Maslerman Sykes, 
Bart, of Sledmere, for 9 guineas. 

Sir R. Douglas. — 1796. 
The Baronage of Scotland : containing an His- 
torical and Genealogical Account of the 
Gentry of that Kinodom. Collected from 
the Public Chartularies of this Country, the 
Records and Private Wrilinos of Famihcs, 
and the Works of our best Historians. Illus- 
trated with Engravings of the Coats of Arms. 

Edinburgh : printed in the i/ear \79G. Folio, pp.562. 

This work is intended to accompany the Peerage of Scotland, by 
Sir Robert Douglas, of Glenbervie, Bart, and contains the Genea- 
loo-ies of the Baronets, and the lesser Barons, or Gentry of Scotland 
possessino^ landed property, including an hi>torical account of one 
hundred and fifty-three Families, with a copious Index of Names. 

Sir R. Heron.— 1797. 
A Genealogical and Historical Table of the 
Families of Heron, verified throughout by- 
Records, and other authentic Documents. 

Printed in the year 1797. Folio. 

A few impressions of this thin folio were printed by the late 
Sir Richard Fleron, Bart, for private distribution. It is abundant 


in reffMiKc> to Escheat Rolls, and other records. Copies of it are 
deposited iii the British Museum, in the hbrary of the Society of 
AntKjnaries, and in several other pubhc libraries of the united 

In the Catalogue of the late Marquess of Townshend's library, 
N° 1745, IS ' The Genealogical Tables of the Herons of Newark, 
with a Map of Northumberland." No date. Folio. 

J. Bridgman. — 1797. 
An Historical and Topographical Sketch of 
Knole, in Kenl ; with a Brief Genealogy of 
the Sackville Family, embellished with En- 
gravings. By John Bridgman. 

London. Printed in the year \797. 8vo. 

To this tract are prefixed 5 plates of Arms of the Sackville Fa- 
mily, containing 44 shields, J. Bndgman, del. 1797, Adolpho, scu/p. ; 
and 1 of shields in the Room formerly a private Chapel, J. Bridg- 
man, del. R. Rovve, sculp. 

This book has passed through several editions, the last published 
by W. Lindsell, 87, Wimpole-Street. 1817. 8vo. pp. 172. 

At Knole is a curious and elaborate pedigree of the Sackville's, 
illuminated m ith the arms and monuments. It is a large roll, on a 
stand in the gallery. 

E. Brydges.— 1798. 

Reflections on the late Auo-mentations of the 
English Peerage. To which are added, a 
Short Account of the Peers in the Reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, and a Catalogue of all the 
Knights created in that Illustrious Reign. 

London : printed for J. Robson, New Bond Street ; and J. Debrett, 
Piccadilly. 1798. 8po. pp. 137. 

In the first part of this work the writer animadverts with much 
severity on the large additions to the English Peerage, which were 
made at this critical period, previous to the union with Ireland; in 


the course of which is given, " a Li>t of ihe Creations and advance- 
ments of the Peerage during the present administration. 


I. ...Scotch Peers made Enghsh Peers 7 

II... Irish Peers made Eiighsh Peers 21 

III.. Country Gentlemen made English Peers 28 

IV. .Soldiers, Sailors, Lawyers, Ambassadors, and Cour- 
tiers 13 

v.. .Younger Branches of the Nobility, &c 10 

These are followed by a List of the Promotions in 
the Peerage 26 

At p. 50 is a " List of Peers in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 
according to the dates at which they obtained their first honour, 
without attention to the precedence oblamed by higher titles of 
later Creation," in number 19; these are all the Peers remaining 
in the reign of Queen Elizabeth out of 270, whose ancestors had 
their first advancements before the end of Kmg Henry 111. reign. 
Now follow those remaining at the same period, whose honours 
had their origin before the 1 1th of Richard II. in number 7 ; here 
closes the list of those who had their origin before the commence- 
ment of Henry IV. reign : 43 more end the list of those Peers re- 
mainmg m the reign of Queen Elizabeth, whose creations were of 
a prior date to her accession to the throne. It is very remarkable 
that this Queen herself created but nine Peers during her long reign. 

" Indeed the reign of Queen Elizabeih seems to be the period, 
which an Antiquary of true taste, who is a lover of arislocratical 
distinctions, contemplates with the greatest pleasure. But perhaps, 
amongst all the literary desiderata in the minuter parts of History 
regarding England, nothing is so much wanting as a good Baronage. 
The only work on the subject which deserves the name of Hi.-tory, 
is that of Dugdale, a most laborious and noble performance in 
point of materials, though it would be easy to display numerous 
inaccuracies and omissions, over which dull heralds and genealo- 
gists triumph. But the work itself, it must be confessed, is luiillu- 
mined by the weakest ray of genius, or even any of the comnjon 
powers of language, disposition, remark, or discrimination of an 
ordinary writer.*' — P. 46. 

At p. 113 is " A Catalogue of all the Knights dubbtd in the 
time of Queen Elizabeth, drawn down into Alphabet from Sylvanus 
Morgan's Sphere of Gentry." 


The result of this catalogue, combined with the preceding hst of 
nobihty, is that the ancestors of about 26 of the present Peers pos- 
sessed iheir Peerage in the male line in the reign of Queen Eliza- 
beth, and that those of about 30 more were honoured with Knight- 
hood in that reign. 


- 1798. 

A Correct List of the Bishops and Mayors of 
Salisbury, from the Earliest Period to the 
Present Time ; viz. the Bishops from the year 
705, the Mayors from the year 1227, with 
some Account of the See of Salisbury, &c. 

Salisbury: printed and sold by J. Easton. 1798. 12wo. pp. 46. 

A. Stuart. — 1798. 
Genealogical History of the Stewarts, from the 
Earliest Period of their Authentic History to 
the Present Times, containing a particular 
account of the Origin and Successive Gene- 
rations of the Stuarts of Darnley, Lennox, 
and Aubigny, and of the Stuarts of Castel- 
milk; with Proofs and References: an Appen- 
dix of relative Papers ; and a Supplement 
containing Copies of various Dispensations 
found in the Vatican at Rome, in the course 
of a search made by the author in the year 
1789; particularly Copies of two ver^^ in- 
teresting Dispensations, which had long been 
sought for in vain, relating to Robert the 
Stewart of Scotland, (King Robert H.) his 
much contested Marriages with Elizabeth 


More and Euphcmia Ross. To which is 
prefixed a Genealogical Table relative to the 
History. By Andrew Stuart, Esq. M.P. 

London: printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 
in the Strand. 1798. 4<o. pp. 468, exclusive of Preface and 
Contents, pp. 23. 

In order to avoid confusion in a work which embraces a period 
of between 6 and 700 years, and which from the extent of the 
matters treated of, and the multiplicity of the proofs or articles of 
Evidence, stands in need of every aid that can be derived from 
order and arrangement, it has been thought proper to divide the 
whole into seven Parts, whereof the first comprehends the period 
from Walter the High Stewart, who lived in the twelfth Century, 
to the time when his descendants became Kings of Scotland in the 
fourteenth century. In a similar manner the other six parts com- 
prehend each of them a considerable portion of time; which is 
subdivided according to the respective Generations of the family, 
stating separately each Generation and their members of it, apply- 
ing to each the evidence relating to them, and referring to the 
original papers themselves, the Public Records of the Country, or 
the Charier Chests of Individuals, where these articles of evidence 
are to be found. 



The Genealogical History of the Stewarts re- 
futed, in a Letter to Andrew Stuart, Esq. M.P. 

Edinburgh: printed in the year 1799. %vo. pp. 169. 

This anonymous publication is dated London, Feb. 1, 1799, but 
appears to have been printed at Edinburgh ; it is written in support 
of the pretensions of the Earl of Galloway. 

A. Stuart.— 1799. 
Supplement to the Genealogical History of the 
Stewarts, with Corrections and Additions, and 
containing Answers to an Anonymous attack 


on that History, published at Edinburgh, in 
February, 1799, under the Title of " The 
Genealogical History of the Stewarts refuted,'' 
by Andrew Stuart, M. P. 

London ; printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and IV. Davies, in the Strand. 
1799. ito. pp. 106. 

Andrew Stuart, Esq. the author, died May 18, 1801. 


G. Chalmers. 

A Letter on a Disputed Point of Genealogy in 
the Stewart Family. By George Chalmers, 

The Preface to Caledonia, by the author of the above letter, ha? 
the following observation — " The genuine origin of the Stuart 
Family will be found to be fully discovered after the researches of 
learned men had altogether failed." 


P. YoRKE.— 1799. 

The Royal Tribes of Wales. By Philip Yorke, 

Esq. of Erthig. 

Et nos aliquod nomeuque decusque, 

Gessimus Vmc. 

Wrexham: pHnted by John Painter. 1799. 4/o. pp.\92. 

From the ninth to the tenth century, the Genealogist, sanctioned 
by royal authority, classed the first families into Twenty Tribes — 
five termed Royal, and fifteen called Common. Other founders of 
families are recorded, but not included in the Tribes, although of 
o-reater merit than some who were honoured with that distinction. 

The five Regal Tribes, and the respective representatives of each, 
were considered as of Royal blood. 

The fifteen Common Tribes, all of North Wales, and the respective 
representative of each, formed the Nobility ; were Lords of distinct 
districts, and bore some hereditary Office in the Palace. GrufFud 


ab Cynan, Prince of North Wales, Rhys ab Tewdwr of Soulh 
Wales, and Bleddyn ab Cynfyn of Powys, regulated both these 
classes, but they did not create them, as many of the persons, 
placed at their head, lived before their times, and some after. 
Their Precedence as it stands is very uncertain, and not governed 
by the dates : the last of them were created by Dafydd ab Owain 
Gwynedd, who began his reign in 11G9. We are left ignorant of 
the form by which they were called into rank. 

The book is illustrated by the following portraits, collected from 
the best pictures of the several persons that could be obtained, 
drawn by J. Allen, and engraved by W. Bond. 

Lord Ciiancellor Ellesmere, p. 6. 

Sir Thomas Myddleton, p. «. 

Sir John Wynn, p. 12. 

Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, p. ^0. 

Catherine of Berin, p. 94. 

George Lord JefFeries, p. 108. 

Chief Justice Vaughan, p. 110. 

Sir John Trevor, p. 1 12. 

Sir Orlando Bridgman, p. 116. 

Humphrey Lhvyd, p. 118. 

Sir Thomas Hanmer, p. 172. 

Sir William Williams, p. 176. 

The author was the son of Simon Yorke, Esq. of Erthig, in 
Denbighshire, and was born in 1743: he possessed a cultivated and 
benevolent mind, and being well versed in most branches of polite 
literature, the study of genealogy was in his hands enlivened by a 
variety of authentic and entertaining anecdotes, many of which 
had escaped preceding historians. He died February 19, 1804, 
leaving Collections for a larger work on the fifteen Tribes, which 
has not yet appeared. 

In the Appendix to " The History of the Parishes of Whiteford 
and Holywell," by Thomas Pennant, Esq. 1796, at p. 283 are The 
Five Royal Tribes of Cambria, from " The Brili>h Antiquities 
Revived," vide Art. 232, ante; and at p. 190, The Fifteen Tribes 
of North Wales, from a MS. in the possession of the Rev. L. Owen, 
to which Mr. Pennant has added that of Tudor Trevor, or the 
Tribe of March, making 16 Tribes; with plates of the .■Vrtn'i. 

.■^ K 


G. Kearsley.— 1799. 

Kearsley's Complete Peerage of England, Scot- 
land, and Ireland ; together with an extinct 
Peerage of the Three Kingdoms, List of all 
their Family Names, Titles of Elder Sons, &c. 
and Translation of their Mottos. 

London: printed for Geo. Kearsley, No- 46, Fleet-Street. June, 
1799. \2mo. pp. 584. 

The title of this Peerage is engraved ; it has for a frontispiece 
His Majesty King George III. in his parUannentary robes : it is also 
accompanied by 88 plates, engraved by H. Mutlow. Several 
editions were printed; one of which vas in 1804. 

R. PococK.— 1800. 

Memorials of the Family of Tufton, Earls of 
Thanet; deduced from various sources of 
authentic information. 

From the Lives of many, a good Example may be drawn. 

Gravesend : printed by R. Pocock, and sold by Messrs. Robinsons, 
Paternoster -Row, London, and all other Booksellers. 1 800. 8ro. 
pp. 156. 

The dedication of this book to Richard Gough, Esq. is dated 
Gravesend, Nov. 12, 1800, and signed Robert Pocock. This is fol- 
lowed by an Introduction of 10 pages, containing extracts from the 
Registers of Hothfield, Maidstone, and Rainham, and a N.E. View 
of Rainliam Church, J.Fisher, del. Walker, scw/p^ The Genealogical 
deduction of the Family of Tufton is illustrated by several short 
Pedigrees, and two Plates of Monuments, viz. of the Honourable 
George Tufton, 6th son of John, Earl of Thanet, ob. 12 Dec. 1670, 
in Rainham Church, and of Nicholas, Earl of Thanet, ob. Nov. 24, 
1679, in the same church. 

The author was a bookseller and printer at Gravesend, and chair- 


man of a society instituted for the promotion of the knowledge of 
Natural History in the County of Kent ; upon which subject he 
collected an extensive museum. 

V. Agnew.— 1800. 

Sketch of a Genealogical and Historical Ac- 
count of the Family of Vaux, Vans or De 
VaUibus ; now represented in Scotland by 
Vans Agnew, of Barnbarrow, &c. in the 
County of Wigton, Scotland. 

Pe7nbroke: printed by W. E. Wilmot. 1800. 4/o. pp. 36. 

A few copies of this Genealogical Tract were printed to gratify 
the curiosity of some relations: one is in the Ubrary of the Royal 
Institution, London. 

The following sketch will give some idea of the different branches 
of the Family of Vaux. 

Tlie Kinijs of the Visigollis. 

Princes of Vaux or Baux, afterwards Princes of Orange, and Kings of Vimnc 

and Aries. 

Princes of Taranto and Altauiiira, Princes of Joinville in Champ, Lords 

Duktsof Andiia, Ursirio, Nardil, &c. of Vaux in Normandy, and of 

Premier Dukes, Great Constables, Brantoux, Istres, Puirichard, llo- 

Justiciaries, High Chamberlains, quevaire, Mairargues, &c. &c. in 

and Stewards of the Kingdom of other parts of France. 

Lords Vaux of Gillesland, Lords Vaux of Beevor, Lords VauxofHarrowden, 
in Cumberland. in Norfolk. Northamptonshire. 


Lords Vaus of Dirleton, N. B. 

I I I 

Vaus of Locbslyn, Ross- Vaus or Vans, of Barn- Vaus of Many, Aber- 
shire, N. B. barroch, Wigton- deensbire, N. B. 

sbire, N. B. 


E. Williams.— 1801. 

An Abstract of the Evidence adduced to prove 
that Sir William Stewart of Jedworlh, the 
Paternal Ancestor of the present Earl of Gal- 
loway, was the second son of Sir Alexander 
Stewart of Darnlej ; proving that Lord Gal- 
loway, after the death of the Cardinal of 
York, becomes the chief of the Family of 
the Stewarts. Pritifed 771 the year 1801. ^to. 

This is understood to have been drawn up by the Rev. E.Williams. 


Le Sage.— 1801. 

A Genealogical Atlas. Printed in the i/ear 1801 . 


C. Butler.— 1801. 

Letters to a Nobleman on the Coronation Oath. 
By Charles Butler, Esq. of Lincoln's-Inn. 

London: printed in the year 1801. %vo. 

Three tracts were written by Mr. Butler upon tlie Coronation 
Oath. Another pamphlet on the same subject was, " The Question as 
to the Admission of Catholicks to Parliament, considered upon the 
Principle of existing Laws; with Supplemental Observations on the 
Coronation Oath. By a Barrister. 1801. 8vo.'' 

J. Reeves.— 1801. 
Considerations on the Coronation Oath, to main- 
tain the Protestant Reformed Religion, and 


the Settlement of the Church of England, as 
prescribed by stat. 1 William & Mary, ch. 6. 
and Stat. 5 Anne, ch. 8. By John Reeves, 

London: printed in the year 1801. Svo. 

This was followed by " Considerations on the Change of His 
Majesty's Ministers, &c. &c. with Observations on tlie Coronation 
Oath. 1801. Svo." 

The original Book upon which all our Kings, from Henry I. to 
Edward VI. took the Coronation Oath, is now in the library of a 
gentleman in Norfolk. It is a manuscript of the four Evangelists, 
written on vellum, the form and beauty of the letters nearly ap- 
proaching to Roman capitals. It appears to have been written 
and bound for the Coronation of Henry I. The original binding, 
which is still in a perfect state, consists of two oaken boards nearly 
an inch thick, fastened together with stout thongs of leather, and 
the corners defended by large bosses of brass. On the right-hand 
side, as the book is opened, of the outer cover, is a crucifix of brass 
double gilt, which was kissed by the kings upon their inauguration, 
and the whole is fastened together by a strong clasp of brass fi.xed 
to a broad piece of leather, secured with two large brass pins. 
Vide Gentleman's Magazine for December, 1817. 


A Genealogical Table of the Royal Families 
of England from the Norman Conquest. 

London : printed bj/ E. Bent ley. No date. Folio. 


P. LUCKOMBE. — 1802. 

A Genealogical Table of the Present Families 
of all the Sovereigns in Europe, deducing 


their Descents for ne^r Two Centuries ; par- 
ticularly those of 

Great Britain, 


Brunswick Wolfei 






Brandenburg An 






Brandenburg Sch 






The Popes, 


Saxe Weimar, 



Hesse Cassel, 






Nassau Weilburg, 

Burgundy, &c. &c, 


Salm Salm, 

With all their immediate and collateral Branches, 
as well as intermarriages and connections. 
By Philip Luckombe. 

Published as the Act directs, by Lackington, Allen, and Co. Temple of 
the Muses, Finsbury-Square. 1802. Folio. 

This work consists entirely of engraved Pedigrees, large size. 


Sir E. Brydges.— 1802. 

Memoirs of the Peers of England, during the 

Reign of James the First. 

Nothing chears the heart of Greatness more. 

Than th' Ancestor's fair glory gone before. Daniel. 

London : printed for John IFhite, Fleet-Street, by Nichols and Son, 
Red Lion Passage. 1802. Svo. pp. 343. 

This judicious work is dedicated to the memory of Sir Thomas 
Egerton, Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, 1596; 
Lord Chancellor, and Baron of Ellesmere, 1603 ; V^iscount Brackley, 
1616; who died March 15, 1617, full of years and glory. 

The books from whence the author has drawn his materials 
are enumerated p. 14 of the preface; they are principally state 
papers, contemporary histories, &c. 


It is divided into four books. Book I. Peers whose ancestors in 
the male line had attained the rank of Barons as early as the reign 
of Henry the Third, p. 1 to 84. 

Book II. containing those Peers whose ancestors in the male line 
had arrived at the rank of Barons after the end of Henry the Third's 
reign, and before the eleventh of Richard the Second, p. 85 to 135. 

Book III. containing the Peers whose ancestors of the male line 
attained the rank of Barons from the accession of Henry the Fourth, 
to the extinction of the male line of the House of Plantagenet, 
p. 137 to 372. 

Book IV. containing the Peers whose ancestors of the male line 
attained the rank of Barons during the reign of the House of Tudor, 
p. 263 to 491; Appendix of corrections and additions, p. 493; 
an Account of the engraved Portraits, Mansions, and Estates of 
those recorded in this volume, p. 511 ; Buildings, p. 515; a list of 
the engraved Portraits of those whose Memoirs are continued in 
this volume, p. 526; table of Contents, p. 531 ; Index of the prin- 
cipal matters, p. 540. 

The author, who is known to be Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart, has, 
as usual with him, exhibited much discrimination in the selection of 
passages from our old historians, &c. which lie has occasionally 
enlivened with extracts from ancient poetry. 

J. Debrett. — 1802. 
Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland, 
and Ireland, with the Extinct and Forfeited 
Peerages of the Three Kingdoms, a List of 
their Family-Names, Second Titles, &c. and 
a Translation of their Mottos. 

London: printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington- House, Picca- 
dilly. 1802. 12wo. 2 vols. 

Opposite the title is a portrait of His Mujesty George HI. in Iik 
coronation-robes: R. Corbould del. T. Milton sculp. 

The first volume contains the Peerage of England, and 44 plates 
of Arms, eight coals on a page: Hugh Clark sculpsit. 

The second volume contains the Peerage of Scotland and Ireland, 
&c. &c. pages continued to 720, and 52 plates of Arms. 

This useful book has passed through many editions, the cigiiih in 


Sir L. Hanson. — 1802. 
An accurate Historical Account of all the Or- 
ders of Knighthood at present existing in 
Europe. To which are prefixed, a Critical 
Dissertation upon the Ancient and Present 
Stale of those Equestrian Institutions, and a 
Prefatory Discourse on the Origin of Knight- 
hood in general. The whole interspersed 
with Illustrations and Explanatory Notes. 
By an Officer of the Chancery of the Eques- 
trian, Secular, and Chapteral Order of St. 

Virtus repulsfE nescia sordidae, 
Intaminatis fulget Honoribus: 
Nee sumit, aut ponit secures 
Arbitrio popularis Aurae 1 

HoR. Ode ii. L. 3. 

London: printed for J. White, Fleet- Street. 1802. 8ro. 2 10/5. 

The Dissertation is addressed to Horatio, Lord- Viscount Nelson, 
pp. 24 ; this is followed by a Prefatory Discourse, p. 35 to 38 ; 
then the table of Contents to p. 42. The work is divided into Sec- 
tions; in the first of which an account is given of the Ecclesiastical 
and Chapteral Equestrian Orders; the second section treats of a 
Papal Order, the Golden Spur, inst. 1539; the third section. Impe- 
rial Orders; and the fourth section, Royal Orders, ending p. 240. 

The Second Volume concludes the fourth section; the fifth 
contains an account of Electoral and Archiepiscopal Orders ; the 
seventh section treats of the Orders for the Ladies, in number 4 ; and 
the eighth and last section describes the Order of the Amaranth, 
instituted by Christina, Queen of Sweden, 1655, which order was 
conferred upon Bulstrode Whitlock, ambassador to Her Majesty 
from Oliver Cromwell. This volume contains pp. -315. 

The work, which was printed at Hamburgh, goes under the 
name of J. P. Ruhl, but was written by Sir Levett Hanson, Knt. of 
Normanton, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, only son of Robert Han- 
sun, of Melton, near Beverley. He constantly resided for the last 


twenty-five years of his life at Stockholm and Copenhagen, and died 
at the latter place April 22, 1814. at. 58. His only surviving- sister 
and heiress married Sir Thomas CuUum, Bart. F.S.A. 

De La Motte.— 1803. 
The Principal, Historical, and Allusive Arms 
borne by Families of the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Ireland, with their 
respective Authorities. Collected by an 
Antiquary. With a representation of the 
Arms on Copperplates. 

In perpetuum per Gloriam vivere intelliguntur. 


London: prmted by J. Nicholls Sf Son, Red- Lion Passage, Fleet- 
Street ; and sold by F. If C. Rivington, St. Paul's Churchyard ; 
Ifc. Sfc. 1803. 4io. pp. 552. 

This work is, by its anonymous author, addressed to the Ladies 
of the United Kingdom. It is usually attributed to Colonel De la 

Arms derived from Acts of Valour occupy from p. 1 to 318: 
but Sir William Sydney Smith's Grant for the augmentation of his 
Arms, which is dated Jan. 7, 1803, has been added from p. 305* to 
314*; as also Sir Andrew Mitchell, K. B. p. 315* to 318*. Re- 
wards of Loyalty, p. 305 to 346. Alliances, Favours, and Services 
commemorated: Allusions to situation of Estates or Seats; to 
Profession, Talents, or particular Pursuits; Tenure and Office; 
Memorable Circumstances and Events, make up the rest of the 
collection, which is concluded, with an Explanation of the Terms 
of Blazon. It is illustrated by nearly two huiulrtd Coats of Arms, 
with their Crests and Supporters, very indifferently executed. 

But few copies of the work were sold, and the remaining im- 
pressions were destroyed in the fire at the printing-office, which 
has rendered it a particularly scarce book. 

3 S 


- 1804. 

The New Baronetage of England ; containing 
as well a concise Genealogical History, as ihe 
Present State and Alliances of" the English 
Baronets, and Baronets of Great Britain, 
from the Institution l6] 1 to the Union with 
Ireland 1800; With their Armorial Bearings, 
correctly engraved ; and a List of the Ba-. 
ronets of the United Kinp;dom since created. 

London : printed for Win. Miller, Old Bond Street ; and Edmund 
Lloyd, Hurley Street. June 1804. 12mo. 2 vols. pp. 964. 

" The last Baronetage was published thirty years ago ; since 
which period there have been nearly two hundred new creations. 
The present work has the benefit of the very numerous original 
communications with which the Rev. W. Betbam has been favoured ; 
and of a new and compendious publication by the same author. 
in four quarto volumes, now nearly complete." — Preface. 

To this Baronetage are attached forty plates, twelve Coats on 
each, engraved very neatly by F. Adolpho. 

W. Betham. — 1805. 

The Baronetage of England, or the History of 
the English Baronets, and such Baronets of 
Scotland as are of English Families; with 
Genealogical Tables, and Engravings of 
their Armorial Bearings. Collected from the 
present Baronetages — approved Historians — 
Public Records— Authentic Manuscripts— 


well-attested Pedigrees — and Personal Infor- 
mation. By the Rev. William Bethani, Edi- 
tor of the " Genealooical Tables of ihe Sove. 
reigns of the World." 

*' It is hardly necessary to observe, that Gonoaloi^y is so intimately con- 
nected with Historical knowledge, that it is inii>OiaiI)le to arrive at any 
proficiency in the one, without being uiiuutely versed in the other." 
Richardson on the Languages, SfC. of the Eastern Nations, p. 74. 

Ipswich : printed by Burrel ^ Bransby, for William Miller, Old 
Bond Street, London. 1801. 4to. 5 volumes. 

The first volume is dedicated to James Cecil, Marquess of Salis- 
bury, K.G. L. L.D. F. R.S. &c. &c. 

This voluminous work had been announced five years previously 
to the appearance of the first volume, in 1801. The advantages it 
contains, above former productions, are stated by the author to be — 
" 1. the marking numerically the several stages of descent in the 
principal branch from the person who may be considered as the 
first known individual of that stock, which will instantly shew the 
presumed antiquity of each family; 2. by marking, in a similar 
manner, the different successions of the Baronets; 3. by throwing 
into a note at the bottom of the page, the monumental inscriptions, 
and sometimes the collateral branches, with other incidental matter, 
which might otherwise perplex the context, and interrupt the easy 
deduction of the pedigree; and 4. by subjoining to the account of 
each family a complete Genealogical Table, containing the names, 
alliances, and collateral branches, with numbers corresponding to 
those of the Historical part, with the principal descent always 
marked out by blacker lines," &c. 

The task was undertaken in consequence of the changes that had 
taken place in the Baronetage; several titles had become extinct ; 
and since the time of Wotton's writing to the end of the year 1800, 
no less than 262 Baronets had been added to the list. 

The 1st volume contains an Historical Account of 96 Families, 
arranged according to priority of Title, beginning with Bacon, of 
Redgrave, in Suffolk, and ending with Haggerston, of Haggerston 
Castle, Northumberland, 1643 to p. 513, and a Table of Contents 
of the 1st volume. Addenda et Corr.genda, pp. 2. 

The 2nd volume bears a different imprint, viz. " London, printed 


by W. S. Betham, I'urnival's Inn Court, Holborn, for E. Lloyd, 
llarlcy-Strcet, 1802;" and is dedicated to Charles, Marquess and 
Earl Cornvvallis, K.G. &c. &c. It commences with the historical 
deduction of the 97th Baronet, Nightingale, of Kneesworth, in Cam- 
bridgeshire, created in 1628; and continues the accounts of other 
Baronets to N° 193 : Standish, of Duxbury, Lancashire, created 
in 167G, at p. 455; Contents of Vol. II. pp. 1. This is followed 
by Appendix to Volume the First, pp. -30. 

The Third Volume, printed in 1803, is dedicated to Sir Wil- 
braham Tollemache, Bart. Lord Huntingtower, and Earl of Dysart ; 
and includes the histories of the Baronets, from N° 194, Dyke, of 
Iloreham, Sussex, created 1676, to 313, Smith, of Sydling, Dorset- 
shire, created 1774, p. 451 ; contents of vol. 3, 1 page, followed 
by appendix to vol. 2, pp. 4. 

The Fourth Volume, printed in 1804, is dedicated to Sir William 
Jerningham, Bart, and brings down the Genealogical Histories of 
the Baronets, from N° 314, Duntze, of Rockbere House, Devonshire, 
created 1774, to 466, Stirling, of Faskine, Lanarkshire, created 
Nov. 30, 1800, p. 425; Contents of Vol. the Fourth, 1 page; Ap- 
pendix omitted in Vol. the Second, p. 1 to 9; Vol. the Third, p. 10 
to 11; Vol. the Fourth, p. 13 to 20; Index, pp. 4; List of Sub- 
scribers, pp. 5. 

This Volume completed the original undertaking — the conclusion 
of the Century, and the Union between Great Britain and Ireland, 
having been determined upon as the period of the work ; but the 
augmentation of Baronets that had taken place during its progress, 
and the materials he had obtained, induced the author to commence 
another volume. 

Volume the Fifth, Supplementary. " London, printed by Warde 
and Betham, Furnival's Inn Court, Holborn, for E. Lloyd, Harley- 
Street. 1805. 

This Volume is dedicated to Sir Hugh Inglis, Bart. M.P. It 
commences with N° 467, Vavasour, of Spaldington, and Melbourne, 
Yorkshire, created 1801, at p. 425, and ends with 528; Burroughs, 
of Castle Bagshaw, in Cavan, created Dec. 1, 1804, at p. 600; 
Appendix, p. 1 to 83 ; Contents of Vol. the Fifth, 1 page : this is 
followed by a List of all the Baronets, from the First Institution 
according to their Precedency, p. 1 to p. 40. From this list it 
appears that the total number created, at the period of publication, 
was 1359, of which there were 627 existing ; and deducting the 
Peers, the number of Baronets was then 530. 


Baronets of Scotland, of English Families, or resident in England, 
p. 1 to 37 — followed by an Account of the Baronets of Scotland, 
commonly called Nova Scotia Baronets, p. 38 to 40; an Authentic 
List of the Baronets of Scotland, from the Institution of the Order 
in the year 1625, to the Restoration of King Charles II. taken from 
the Records of the Great Seal of Scotland, id est, Edmondson' s 
Heraldry, vol. 1 ; Baronets of Scotland created since the Restora- 
tion, p. 41 to 46. 

Baronets of Ireland — Account of the Order, from " Lodge's 
Peerage of Ireland,'' vol. iv. p. 1 1 1 ; a List of the Baronets of Ire- 
land, with the dates of their Creation, p. 49 to 56; a General 
Index of Names, which is the most valuable part of the work, and 
is wanting in all former publications of the same description: it is 
printed in double columes, and is contained in 108 pages. After 
this we have 8 pages more of Addenda et Corrigenda. 

Besides 28 Plates of Arms, each containing 20 Coats, neatly 
engraved by H. Mutlow, there are large handsome Presentation 
Plates, containing the Quartered Coats of Boynton, Blake, Broke, 
Champneys, Duckett, Shuckburgh Evelyn, Every, Newdigate, 
Nightingale, Pauncefote, Skeffington, Stephens, Welby, and VV'ool- 
laston White; also the Full Atchievements of Acton, Gamon, 
Grant, Heron, Major, Smith, Smijth, Sullivan, and Tollemache, 
and a very curious plate representing " The Achievement of Le 
Seneschal de Buxton, Seneschal de Bourdeaux, temp. Richard II. 
vide Annals of Gascony, taken from the Priory of Bungay, temp. 
Henry VIII," presented by Sir Robert Buxton, Bart. 

M. Noble.— 1805. 
A History of the College of Arms, and the 
Lives of all the Kings, Heralds, and Pursui- 
vants, from the Reign of Richard the I'hird, 
Founder of the College, until the Present 
Time. With a Preliminary Dissertation re- 
lative to the different orders in England, 
particularly the Gentry, since the Noiman 
Conquest; taken from Records, Manuscripts, 


and other the most indisputable Authorities. 
By the Rev. Mark Noble, F. A. S. of L. 
and E. Rector of Barming in Kent, and 
Domestic Chaplain to George, Earl of 

London : printed for T. Eger ton, S(c. 1805. 4to. />/>. 449. 

This Work is dedicated to his Majesty George III. After a Preface, 
and List of Subscribers^ it commences with a well written " Prelimi- 
nary Dissertation, in which are given the various Changes in the 
Families in England since the Norman Conquest, shewing the 
great care paid by the Nobility and Gentry of England in every 
thing relative to their Descent, to which they were instigated by 
every motive which could influence the human mind.'' This is a 
very attractive portion of the work, giving in a concise manner 
the alterations in the character of society that have been made 
during a period of above seven hundred years, p. 1 to 44 : p. 44 to 
50 treats of English Heralds.'' 

The Office of Herald, instituted in the remote ages of chivalric 
enthusiasm, being the harbinger of peace, and the medium through 
which honors are conveyed and recorded, is from these circum- 
stances peculiarly interesting; and even at this philosophic period, 
whenever on gaudy days the members of the College of Arms 
appear in their antique costume, they have been accustomed to 
excite curiosity, attention, and even respect, however numerous, 
or mixed, the assembled multitude. Many individuals of this 
romantic institution have been distinguished by their learning and 
acquirements; others, with unwearied industry, have applied them- 
selves to the various and extended branches of their profession, with 
honor and credit ; and as long as privileged orders of society are 
found conducive to the general benefit, it will be necessary to 
maintain and uphold an office which requires both talent and in- 
tegrity to execute its important functions. 

The public would indeed have been under great obligations to the 
writer who, free from bias, had undertaken the task of investigating 
the Origin of the Heralds, describing their complicated duties, and 
explaining their utility : a good opportunity at the same time 
would have been afforded to him to dilate upon their general love 
of literature, their own learned or scientific works, and on the 


more elaborate productions relating to those subjects, to which they 
are presumed to devote their principal attention. Such a History 
of the College of Arms would have proved satisfactory to the public, 
honourable to the members, and meritorious in the writer; but the 
reverend author has always been more happy in a judicious choice 
of interesting subjects than in his mode of treating them. In this 
work it may readily be perceived that he has adopted too liberally 
the vindictive observations of Anstis, whose MSS. formed the prin- 
cipal materials : that politic writer had possibly transcribed, for his 
official guidance, the quarrels and animosities that had agitated the 
institution from its earliest days, and had been careful not to omit 
the petty triumphs of authority over painters and dealers in pe- 
digrees, who sometimes lost their ears for their presumption. 

Brooke, whose industry is well known, and whose works are 
deservedly approved by the public, is in this history stigmatized 
as a dreadful incendiary, a firebrand, &c. and is characterized as 
** so extremely worthless and perverse, that his whole mind seemed 
bent to malice and wickedness." 

Impartiality is generally allowed to be absolutely requisite in a 
biographical writer, and, without a strong motive, it is seldom de- 
parted from, except to extenuate — in this work its deficiency is 
quite unaccountable. 

With the most extravagant and even fulsome commendations of 
members less known to the world, the biographer has denied 
just praise, and occasionally represented in an unfavourable light, 
the characters of Dethicke, Bysshe, St. George, Gibbon, Oldys, 
Edmondson, &c. He has inserted, apparently without sufficient 
discrimination, the sarcasms of Grose, which are humorous and 
entertaining to a degree in his " Olio," but not worth transcribing 
into an historical work: neither was it necessary, in a short life 
of Edmondson, who in justice should be deemed the pride of 
the College, to be informed that he was apprenticed to a barber, 
(if a fact), and that he followed a mean trade : herald painting is an 
art that requires an exertion of talent to arrive at proficiency, 
and hardly sufficiently mechanical to be deemed a trade ; Edmond- 
son rose superior to it ; his works place him in the very first class 
of Heraldic writers; his industry and abilities rendered him an 
honour to society, and will transmit his name to posterity through 
the medium of his own merit. 

An illustrated copy of the History, penes ed. contains a 
variety of prints, drawings, &c. relative to the College, com|)rising 
Portraits of the Monarchs and Earls Mar^hal, from the founda- 


tion, &c. An enumeration of those immediately relating to 
the Heralds may prove not uninteresting in the course of the 


The Four marked * originally belong to the hook. 

I Sigillum Comaiune Corporacionis Officii Arniorum. 

'2 The initial Letter of the Grant from Edward II. constituting Thomas d«! 

Brotherton Earl Marshal, copied from the original in the British Museum, 

" Bibl. Cott. Nero," b. 6. 

3 The Ancient Habit and Ensigns assigned to Garter King of Arms. — Hollar sc. 

4 Portrait of William Bruges, Garter, 1420, from Dallaway. 

5 The Heralds at the Cliristening of Prince Arthur at Winchester, from " ^n- 

tiq. Repert." vol. i. 

6 Sir John Wriothesley, Kot; Garter, 1511, from Dallaway. 

7 Seal of Clarencieux, 26 Henry VIII. from Gentleman's Magazine. 

8 Chistopher Barker, Garter, an initial letter, from Dallaway. 

9 View of the Quadrangle of tlie College. — B. Cole sculp. 

10 Thomas Hawley, Clarencieux, 1530, from Dallaway. 

1 1 Heralds attending the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, from the Funeral Roll. 
IQ Gilbert Dethicke, Garter, 1550, from Dallaway. 

13 William Hervey, Clarencieux, 1530, from Ditto. 

14 His seal, 1560, from Gentleman's Mogasine. 

15 Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, 1560, from Dallaway. 
\C Lawrence Dalton, Norroy, 1556, from Ditto. 

17 Portrait of Thomas Lant, Windsor Herald, 1586. 

1 8 Procession of Heralds at the funeral of Sir Philip Sydney, 1587. 

19 Monument of Robert Glover, Somerset, 1588, in Cripplegate Church : a draw- 

ing, in 1814. 

20 Portrait of Sir William Dethicke, Knt. Garter, ob. 1612, from the original in 

the College : a dratving, 1814. 

21 Garter King of Arms, 1610, from a Pririt of the House of Lords. 

22 Arms of Gilbert Dethicke, in tlw; north window of Poplar Chapel : a drawing, 


23 Portrait of W. Camden, Clarencieux. — //^. Marshal sculp. 

24 Do. in his Tabard. — M. r. Gucht sculp. 

25 Monument of Do. in Westminster Abbey. 

26 The true and lively portraiture of the right worshipful Sir William Segar, Knt. 

Garter, &c. — Fran. Delnram sculp. 

27 The Atchievcment of the right worshipful Sir Richard St. George, Knt. Claren- 

cieux, from Guillifns's Display. 

28 Portrait of Ralphe Brooke, Yorke Herauld. 

29 His Monument at Reculver, Kent. 

30 Effigies Samsoni Lennard, a scarce print, by R. P'aughan. 

31 The Arch of the Gateway of the College of Arms on St. Benel's Hill : >i 

drawing, 1815. 


The reign of Richard III. commences at p. 51. The history of 
each reign contains a short account of the pubhc transactions, 
especially of those in which the Heralds were concerned, followed 

32 Interior of the Hall of Chivalry : in aquatinta. 

33 Ditto.-^y. Lewis sculp. 

34 Portrait of Sir Edward Walker, Knt. Garter.— T. Prescott sculp. 
85 Atchievement of Ditto. 

36 View of Smalfield, the ancient Seat of Sir Edward Bysshe. 

37 Arms and Seals of the Bysshe Family, from Bysshe's " Upton." 

38 Arras of Sir Edward Bysshe, Knt. Clarencieux, from the east window of Riui- 

tow church, Surrey: a drawing, 1815. 

39 Portrait of Elias Ashmole, Windsor Herald.— /"rtjVAwrne sculp. 

40 View of his House in Ship Yard, Temple Bar. 

41 Arms of Ashmole, from Morgan's " Sphere of Gentnj" lib. iii. 

42 Portrait of Sir William Dugdale.— //o//ar/ett7. 

43 Ditto. — Bnrche sculp. 

44 Garter's Badge, Sceptre, and Mantle. — Hollar fecit. 

45 Portrait of Francis Sandford, Lancaster, from the Coronation of Javiei If. 

46 Portrait of Robert Plott, L.L.D. Mowbray. — Harding sculp. 

47 View of his Seat at Sutton-Baron, in Kent, from the Gent.'s Magazine. 

48 His Monument in Borden church, Kent: a drawing, 1821. 

49 Portrait of Gregory King, as Rouge-Dragon, from the Coronatiwi of James FT. 

50 His Monument, in the church of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf: a drawing, 181 h". 

51 Portrait of Sir John Vanhrugh, Clarencieux. 

52 Seal of Ditto, from the Gentlema7t's Magazine. 
63 Badge of Bath King of Arms. 

54 * Portrait of John .Anstis, Esq. Garter. — T. Milton sculp. 

55 Portrait of Peter Le Neve, Esq. Norroy. — J. Os;borne sculp. 1773. 

56 Arms of Francis Hutchinson, Chester, from a slab in St. Margaret's church- 

yard : a drawing, \S\5. 

57 Portrait of John Warburton, Esq. Somerset, 1740. — Miller fecit. 

58 A Portrait in the Hall of the College, probably John Hesketh, Lancaster: <« 

drawing, 1815. 

59 Portrait of James Green, Bluemantle, from the^original picture in the Hall .n 

the College of Arms: a drawing, 1815. 

60 Portrait of John Pine, Gent. Bluemantle. — M^ yirdell fecit. 

61 ♦Portrait of Stephen Martin Leake, Esq. Garter. — T. Milton sculp. 

62 The Seal of Stephen Martin Leake, Esq. Garter, Principal King of Arms. 

63 Sig. Dni. Caroli Townley, Eq. Aur. Clarencieux Reg. Arm. 

64 Portrait of Thomas Browne, Esq. Garter. — T/^. Dickinson sculp. 
63 Sig. Thomae Browne, Arm. Norroy Regis Armorum. 

66 •Portrait of Ralph Bigland. Esq. G.irter. 

67 Portrait of Sir Isaac Heard, Garter. — J. Thompson sculp. 
63 Badge of Garter King of Anns. 

69 Portrait of William Oldys, Esq. Norroy, from the European Magatine. 

70 Portrait of Peter Dorc, Esq. Norroy: a mezzotint. — P.P. 

71 His MonumeDt, in Christ-church, London: a drawing, 1815. 

3 r 


by the Lives of the Members of the College, distinouished by their 
official titles of Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy, Heralds, and 
Pursuivants : in this manner the reigns are each kept distinct. 
The Appendix to the work contains — 

" ^. Lilerae de Incorporatione Heraldorum. 

" B. Pro Regibus Armorum, Heraldis, et Pursivandis de exemp- 
tion e. 

" C. Pro Regibus Armorum, Heraldis et Pursivandis, Literae de 
Incorporatione ac de Concessionibus, p. 7. 

" D. Regulations proposed by Sir William Dethicke, Knt. Garter 
King at Arms, p. 10. 

" E. Regulations for the College, by Lords Burleigh and Howard. 

" F. Particulars of the Quarrel between Garter Dethicke and Cooke, 
Clarencieux, in the Reign of Elizabeth, p. L3. 

" G. Another Quarrel with Lee, Clarencieux, p. 14. 

** H. The Particulars of the Complaint against Dethicke, Garter, 
in 1595, about giving Geo. Rolheram, Esq. the Coat of the 
Lord Grey, of Ruthyn, belonging to Henry, then Duke ol 
Kent, p. 15, 

" /. An Account of the malicious Wickedness of Brooke, York 
Herald, that involved the College in much uneasiness, 

"J. Circular Letter from the Earl Marshal, authorizing a Visita- 
tion, p. 18. 
A Summons issued by the Marshal or Deputies of a King of 

Arms, p, 19. 
Summons to a Gentleman to appear before a Deputy to a 
King at Arms, p. 30. 

" K. Of Heraldic Visitations, p, 20. 

*' L, Of the Earls Marshal of England, from Mr. Dallaway. 

'' M. Report of the Committee of the House of Commons, 1800, 
p, 41. 

*' N. Laws and Customs regarding the Appointment of Fees, &c, 
p. 45," And Index. 

72 * Portrait of John Charles Brooke, Esq, Somerset, — T. Milton ncuip. 

73 His Monument, in St. Benet's church : a drawing, 1816, 

74 Portrait of Francis Grose, Es(|. Richmond. — F. Bartoloszi fecit. 

75 His Visiting Card, exhibiting iiis own portrait, with his stick Cuddy. 

76 Monument of Pugolas, in Finchley church : a drawing, 1817. 

77 Portrait of Joseph Edmondson, Esq. Mov/bray.^—F. Bartoloszi /ecit. 

78 Portrait of John Ives, Esq. Suffolk. 



The Ceremonial of the Pubhc Funeral of ihe 
late Vice-Admiral Horatio Viscount Nelson, 
K. B. &c. &c. &c. on VVednescki}^ January 
the 8th, and Thursday, January the 9tli, 1806. 

London : printed by James Cundee, Ivy -Lane. I80G. Folio. 

This is accompanied by four prints, in arjuatinta, by Merigot, 
&c. from drawings by C. A. Pugin. 

1. The Interior of the Painted Chamber, at Greenwich. 

2. The Procession by Water from Greenwich to Whitehall. 

3. The Procession from the AdmiraUy to St. Paul's Cathedral. 

4. The Ceremony of the Interment. 

Admiral Lord Nelson fell in the moment of victory, off Cape 
Trafalgar, on the 21st of October, 1805. 

E. Bentley.— 1S06. 
A correct Alphabetical List of the Lords and 
Commons, constituting the Two Houses of 
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great 
Britain and Ireland, appointed to meet De- 
cember 15th, 1806, 4? Geo. lU. 

London: printed for Edward Bentley, 28, Paternoster-Row. 1806. 

In this list the Titles of the Peers are given at length, with the 
date of their creation. 


G. SPENCE.--1806. 

A Genealogical Table of the Royal Families of 

Great Britain, with their Collateral J^ranches, 

shewing in one view the propiiKjuily brlween 

them; intended to elucidate their History. 


Compiled and written from the best Histories 
by Graeme Spence, Isabella-Row, Pimlico, 
June?, 1806. 

This is a single sheet, tucnty-one inches by twenty-two, engraved 
by John Cooke. 


J. Stockdale. — 1806. 
The Baronetage of England : containing a New 
Genealogical History of the existing Baronets, 
and Baronets of Great Britain and of the 
United Kingdom ; from the Institution of the 
Order, in 16 11, to the last Creation. With 
their Armorial Bearings correctly engraved. 

London : printed for John Stockdale, Piccadillj/. 1 806. 
\2mo. pp. 558. 

To the English Baronets are subjoined accounts of some Scottish 
Baronets of English Families or resident in England, with Lists of 
all the Scottish and Irish Baronets. 

T. C. Banks.— 1807. 
The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of Eng- 
land, or an Historical and Genealogical Ac- 
count of the Lives, Public Employments, 
and most memorable Actions, of the English 
Nobility, who have flourished from the Nor- 
man Conquest to the year 1806, deduced 
from PubUc Records, Ancient Historians, 
the Works of eminent Heralds, and from 
other celebrated and approved Authorities. 
By T. C. Banks, Esq. 

" Vixere fortes ante Agameinnona." 

London : printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for J. White, Horace's 

Head, Fleet Street. 1807. 4tto. 3 volumes. 


This elaborate and spiritedly-written work is dedicated to His 
Majesty George III. pp. 2. The first volume contains the Preface, 
pp. 17; and an history of — 

" 1, Barons by Tenure whose Honours have been considered to 
have terminated, circ. 49, Henry HI." p. 1 to 19G. 

" 2. The Barons of the Counties Palatine of Chester and of Dur- 
ham, distinguished from Barons of the Realm," p. 197 to 226. 

" 3. An Account of those Persons who were summoned to Par- 
liament, with whom the Honour expired ; or who or their Posterity 
(although existing) did not continue to receive the like .Summons," 
p. 227 to 445. 

" 4. An Appendix, being the complete Substance of Sir William 
Dugdale's Lists of Summons to Parliament," not paged. 

The second volume consists of " Introductory Observations," pp. 3. 

1. An Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical Account of 
those Barons who were created by Writ, and whose Honours, by a 
continued series of Summons, and Sitting in Parliament, thence- 
forth became descendible to their Heirs General, p. 1 to 028. 

2. A List, from Battle Abbey Roll, of those eminent Persons 
who accompanied the Conqueror in the expedition into England, 
" with other Lords and men of account in great numbers, whose 
names the Author of the ' Chronicles of Normandie*' could not 
come by, as he himself confesseth : in consideration whereof, and 
because divers of these are set forth only by their Titles of Estate, 
and not by their surnames, we have thought fit to give a copy of 
the Roll, which sometime belonged to Battle Abbey; containing 
also (as the title thereof imports) the names of such Nobles and 
Gentlemen of Marque as came in with the Conqueror ; whereof 
divers may be the same Persons, who in the aforesaid Catalogue are 
mentioned, bearing the names of the places of which they were 
possessors and owners." — Taken from Ilollingshed, which ends 
the volume at p. 635. 

Ci)c Boll of battle abbrp. 
This Table was formerly suspended in the Abbey of Battle, in 
Sussex, with the following superscription — 

" Dicitur a bello, bellum locus hie quia hello 
Angligense victi, sunt hie in rnortc rclicti : 
Martyris in Christi festo cecidere calixti : 
Sexagenus erat scxtus millcsimus annus 
Cum pereunt Angli, stella monstrante comcta." 

• William Tail leur. 


Hollingshed and Stovve have both printed copies from it ; but so 
difierent from each other, that the former consists of nearly 200 
names more than the latter. 

Fuller, in his Church History, has reprinted both, in opposite 
columns; and the learned Andrew du Chesne, in the Appendix 
to his Collection of the Historians of Normandy, has inserted a 
copy, which agrees mostly with Stowe's. 

(.'amden has pronounced that " Whosoever considereth it well, 
shall find it always to be forji^tdj and those names to be inserted 
which the time in every age favoured, and were never mentioned in 
the notable Record of Domesday.'' 

Under all circumstances attending this scroll, the degree of 
credit due to its authenticity is very suspicious. 

The third volume contains " Precursory Observations,'' pp. 7 ; 
and an Account of those Peers who were created by Charter or 
Patent, with Limitations to their Heirs or Issue Male, direct or 
collateral, p. I to 773; the whole concluding with 3 pages of Ad- 
denda et Corrigenda. 

T. C. Banks.— 1807. 
The Manual of Nobility ; exhibiting the dis- 
tinctions of Armorial and Heraldic Bearings, 
the several Degrees and Rank of Nobility ; 
a Complete List of the Peers of the United 
Kingdom— -their Surnames, Titles, and Time 
of Creation ; a Table of Precedency ; an 
Historical Account of the Great Offices of 
State, and of His Majesty's Household, from 
their first Institution of Office. With a variety 
of other useful and interesting information, 
&c. &c. collected from the best Authorities. 

London : printed for Longfnan, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster' 
Row ; and J. White, Fleet-Street. 1807. Svo. pp. 13S. 

This useful Manual is dedicated to George Legge, Earl of Dart- 
mouth, K. G. Lord Chamberlain, &c. 



The Papers relative to the Two l^aronies of 
Stafford, claimed by Sir WilHam Jerning- 
ham, Bart, on the Death of his cousin, Lady 
Anastasia Stafford Howard. Dated 27th 
April, 1807. 4/o. 

These papers were printed in August, 1807, for private tise. 

Through Mary, eldest daughter, and at length Heiress of Francis 
Plovvden, Esq. by Mary, daughter of the Honourable John Stafford 
Howard, younger son of William Viscount Stafford, beheaded in 
1680 — Sir William Jerningham inherited the Baronial Castle, with 
several considerable estates in the counties of Salop and Staflford, 
formerly part of the vast possessions of Edward Stafford, Duke of 
Buckingham, beheaded IS of Henry VHI. and which were after- 
wards restored, with the Barony, to his son Henry, Lord de Stafford. 

Sir William Jerningham, Bart, died August 14, 1809, whence the 
■claims have devolved on his eldest son and heir Sm* George William 
.lerningham, Bart, of Cossey Hall, Norfolk. 



The Case of Sir William Jerningham, Baronel, 
on his Petition to the King, claiming the 
Two Baronies of Stafford. June, 1808. 

Folio, pp. 10. 
This Case is signed by Thomas Plumer and Francis Hargrave. 

- - 1808. 

A Genealotrical Memoir of the most Noble and 


Ancient House of Drummond, and of its 
several Branches ; from its founder Maurice 
to the present Family of Perth. 

Edinburgh: printed in the year 1808. l'-2wio. 


The first ancestor of this family is said to have been Maurice, 
«on of George, a younger son of Andras, King of Hungary, who 
fcucceeded his brother Solomon, whose Queen was aunt to St. Mar- 
garet, with whom Maurice came to Scotland. 

" The Hon. William Drummond, first Viscount of Strathallan, 
has written a full Genealogical Account of this Family, with its 
rise from the Hungarian Maurice to this time, with the collateral 
branches of the Family." — Neshit, p. 62. 

J. Brown.— 1808. 

An Historical and Genealogical Tree of the 
Ancient and Noble House of Elphinslone, 
from John de Elphinstone, who was a Baron 
of Scotland, by Tenure of the Lands of 
Elphinstone, in the Reigns of Alexander II. 
and Alexander HI. and was slain at the 
Battle of the Largs, in which Haco, King of 
Norway, was defeated, July 22, in the year 
1263, until the present time and year 1808. 
By John Brown, Genealogist to His Royal 
Highness the Prince of Wales. 

A folio sheet, engraved by Rymer, and dedicated by the com- 
piler to Lord Keith, of Stonehaven, &c. 

The Tree is accompanied by the Armorial Bearings of tht 
Mercies of Aldie, of Lord Keith, and Lord Elphinstone. 


J. Brown. 

An Historical and Genealogical Tree or Table 
of the most Ancient and Illustrious Family of 
Graham, traced back from the present young 
Marquis Graham to Sir William de Grame, 
who was cotemporary with King David I. 
including 26 Generations of this Great and 


Noble Scotch Family. By John Brown, 
Genealogist to His Royal Highness the Prince 
of Wales. 

A folio sheet, engraved, wfihout date; dedicated, by permission, 
to James, Duke of Montrose, &c. &c. It is accompanied by a list 
of the " Books and MSS. on which this Genealogy is founded 
and compiled from." 


Sir E. Brydges.— 1808. 

A Biographical Peerage of the Empire of 

Great Britain ; in which are Memoirs and 

Characters of the most celebrated Persons of 

each Family: the Arms engraved on wood. 

London: printed for J. Johnson, J. Nichols, Sfc. 8fc. 1808. l2mo. 

4 volumes. 

The first volume contains the Royal Family, the Dukes and 
Earls of England, pp. 402. 

The second volume, the Viscounts and Barons of England, 
pp. 441. 

The third volume contains the Peerage of Scotland and the 
English Bishops, pp. 409. 

The fourth volume, containing the Peerage of Ireland, pp. 522, 
was not published until 1817. 

In this work, which is generally attributed to Sir Egerton 
Brydges, Bart. " Characters have been more the author's aim than 
details of facts. They are more interesting, more instructive, and 
certainly in a higher style of composition. For this purpose, the 
three historians whose works have been most used are Clarendon, 

Burnet, and Coxe.'' " As to the slight and hasty characters 

which the compiler has had occasion to draw himself, they are 
such as an eye and ear long open to what has been passing in the 
living world, have dictated ; and he can confidently say they are 
written with honesty, and he trusts with candour." — Preface. 


J. Stockdale. — 1808. 
The Present Peerage of the United Kingdom, 
with the Arms of the Peers and Baronets ; 


to which is prefixed the estabhshed Order of 
Precedency, and an English Translation of 
the Moltos. 

London : printed for John Siockdale, PiccadiUy. 1 808. ISmo. pp.172. 
It contains 32 plates of Arms. The Precedency and Mottos 
occupy pp. 21. 

- 1808. 

A Biographical Index to the Present House of 
Lords; corrected to October, 1808. By the 
Author of the Political Index to the House of 
Commons, to which work this volume is in- 
tended as a Companion. 

London: published by Thomas Goddard, N° 1, Pall-Mall, ifc. 
1808. Vimo. pp. 666. 

This Book contains a succinct account of tlie descent and history 
of the whole English Aristocracy, as well as of such of the Scotlit^h 
and Irish Peers as sit either by patent or election in the Imperial 
Parliament. To this is added, the Biography of the venerable 
Bench of Bishops. The whole is marshalled in alphabetical order, 
so as to enable every one not only to become acquainted with the 
lives and alliances of the Nobility, but also with their education, 
character, pursuits, and political attachments. 

J. Debrett.— 1808. 

The Baronetage of England ; containing their 
Descent and present State, their collateral 
branches. Births, Marriages, and Issue, from 
the Institution of the Order in I6II — a Com- 
plete and Alphabetical Arrangement of their 
Mottos, with correct translations ; a List of 
Persons who have received the honour of 
Knighthood, of Extinct Baronets and of 


such as have been advanced to tlie Pcerase, 
and of British Subjects holdino; Foreion Or- 
ders of Knighthood. By John Debrett, 
editor of the Peerage of England, Scotland, 
and Ireland. 

London: printed for F. C. and J. Rivinglon, Sfc. Sfc. 1808. 
2 volumes. ]2mo. 

This useful work has passed through several editions: the ;3rd 
was in 1815. 

W. Playfair. — 1809. 
British Family Antiquity ; illustrative of the 
Origin and Progress of the Rank, Honours, 
and Personal Merit of the Nobility of the 
United Kingdom. Accompanied with an 
elegant Set of Chronological Charts. B}^ 
William Pla3^fair, Esq. Inventor of Linear 
Arithmetic, Author of " An Enquiry into 
the Causes of the Decline? and Fall of Na- 
tions," &c. 

London: printed by Joyce Gold, Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street; published 
by Thomas Reynolds df Hervcy Grace, the Proprietors, at No. 1-3, 
Thavies' Inn, Holborn. 1809^0 12. 4to. 9 volumes. 

This most voluminous work is dedicated to His Majesty. 

Vols. I. and II. contain the Peerage of England ; Vol. III. the 
Peerage of Scotland; Vol. IV. and V. the Peerage of Ireland; 
Vols. VI. and VII. the English Baronetage; Vol. VIII. the Baro- 
netage of Scotland; and Vol. IX. the Baronetage of Ireland. 

W. Playfair.— 1809. 
A Fair and Candid Address to the Nobility and 
Baronets of the United Kingdom; accom- 


panicd wilh Illuslralions and Proofs of tlie 
Advantage of Hereditary Rank and Title in 
a Free Country. By W. Playfair, Esq. &c. 

London ; printed by W. Lewis, Palernosttr-Row ; published for the 
Proprietors of " Family Antiquity," at No. 13, Thavies' Inn, 
Holborn. 1809. 8to. pp. 101. 


Statutes of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Pa- 
trick, Dublin. 

Dublin : printed by George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most 
Excellent Majesty. 1809. Svo. pp. l\2. 

This book of Statutes commences with the " Warrant for creating 
a Society or Brotherhood, to be called Knights of the Most Illus- 
trious Order of St. Patrick, given at the Court of St. James's, 
5th February, 178-3," and addressed to George Earl Temple, 
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, pp. 14. The Order to consist of 
Sixteen Knights, the King to be Sovereign, and the Lord Lieute- 
nant of Ireland Grand Master. This is followed by "The Statutes 
of the Order, eighteen in number," to p. 56; and " Ordinances 
touching the Badges, Devices, and Habits of the Knights Compa- 
nions, the Habits of their Esquires, and the Badges and Habits of 
the Officers of the said Order," to p. 68. The remainder of the 
book relates to the Creation of Knights, Regulation of Fees, Addi- 
tional Statutes and Entries of Occurrences respecting the Order. 


W. Cbuise.— 1810. 
A Treatise on the Origin and Nature of Digni- 
ties or Titles of Honour ; containing all the 
Cases of Peerage, together with the Mode of 
Proceeding in Claims of this Kind. By Wil- 
liam Cruise, Esq. Lincoln's Inn, Barrister- 

London : printed for J. Butterivorth, Fleet-Street ; and T. Payne, 
Pall-Mull. 1810. ^vo. pp. 260. 


This perspicuous work is dedicated to the Right Hon. Etlward 
Lord Ellenhnrough, &c. Lord Chief Justice of England, and con- 
tains a systematic arrangement of the Law respecting Dignities or 
Titles of Honour, supported and illustrated by a short statement of 
all the Ca>e;i on Claims to Peerages, that have been referred either 
to Commissioners or to the House of Peers, from the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth to the present time. 

It is comprised in Six Chapters, the first of which treats " Of 
the Origin of Dignities, and the Names or Titles thereof," p. 1 
to 18. 

The second chapter treats " Of Dignities by Tenure," p. 19 to 67. 

The third chapter discusses " Dignities by Writ, Charter, Let- 
ters Patent, and Marriage," p. 68 to 94. 

The fourth chapter treats of " The Estate which may be had 
with a Dignity, and its Incidents," p. 95 to 132. 

The fifth chapter contains an account of " The Descent of Dig- 
nities," p. 133 to 216; and— 

The sixth chapter treats of " The Jurisdiction and Mode of pro- 
ceeding in Cases of Claims to Dignities." 

As far as Selden investigated the subject of English Titles, he 
has displayed profound learning, but it was not until after the pub- 
lication of his work, that the chief points of law respecting the na- 
ture and descent of Dignities by Writ were finally established. 

Mr. Cruise obtained all the printed Cases, with intention to pub- 
lish them, that had been presented to the House of Peers, on claims 
of this nature, in which he was assisted by the Collection of printed 
Cases of the late Mr. Serjeant Hill, which is now in the library of 
Lincoln's Inn; but a work of this nature, containing the several 
Pedigrees annexed to the Cases, would require to be printed in a 
large folio, and at a considerable expence, with a prospect of only 
a limited sale, upon which the plan was abandoned, and a brief 
statement of the Law of Peerage only adopted in its stead. 


A Vindication of the Peers' Risht to advise 

the Crown, including the Opinions therein 

of the Dukes of Portland and Ricinnond ; 

Marquesses Buckingham and Townshend ; 

Earls of Derby, Coventry, I^it/wiUiam, 


Carlisle, Liverpool, Nugent, and Stanhope ; 
Lords North, Grenville, Mulgrave, Erskine, 
and Arden ; Messrs. Pitt, Fox, Baker, 
T. Pitt, &c. 

Printed in the year ]80H. Svo. 


- - 1810. 

Life of Sir Julius Caesar, Knt. Judge of the 
High Court of Admiralty, Master of the Rolls, 
Chancellor of the Exchequer, and a Privy- 
Councellor to Kings James and Charles the 
First. With Memoirs of his Family and De- 
scendants. Illustrated by seventeen portraits, 
after original pictures and other engravings. 
To which is added, " Numerus Infaustus," 
an Historical Work by Charles Caesar, Esq. 
Grandson of Sir Julius. 

London: published by Robert Wilkinson, No. 58, Cornhill. 1810. 
4:to. pp. Ill; Index, pp. 4, not included. 

This curious memoir is dedicated to Sir William Grant, Knt. 
Master of the Rolls. 

One of the rarest prints in the English series is a portrait of the 
Right Hon. Sir Julius Caesar, Knt. (with a scroll in his left hand, 
and his hat on,) R. Elstracke sculpsit, " Are to be sold by Comp- 
ton Holland, over against the Exchange." It was sold by Stewart 
in 1812, for 18 guineas. 

Sir Julius Caesar's valuable MSS. were disposed of by auction in 
1757, when about one-third were bought by Philip Carteret Webb, 
Esq. after whose death they were purchased by the Earl of Shel- 
burne, and now form part of the Lansdowne Collection, in the 
British Museum. 

In Clutterbuck's History of Hertfordshire, vol. ii. p. 286, is a 
Pedigree of the Family, commencing with the father of Julius 
Caesar, alias Ca;sar Adelmar, an Italian, physician to Queens Mary 
and Elizabeth ; Sir Julius, who was his eldest son, died in 1636, 


at. 79, and lies buried in the church of Great St. Helens, Bishops- 
gate, London. 

June 14, 1640, " Sir Charles Casar, Knl. was sworn Master of 
the Rolls in Chancery, or Assistant Judge to the Lord High Chan- 
cellor of England, for which high and profitable office lie paid to 
King Charles L 15,000 broad pieces of old gold, and lent the King 
2000 more, when he went to meet his rebellious Scottish army in- 
vading England. — Vide Cluttekbuck. 

Cuzzon's " Chronological Account of the Honourable Families 
of the Names of Gage and Caesar, with their Arms, Marriages, 
Pedigrees, and Alliances," a MS. on vellum, dated 1720, was in 
J. Taylor's Catalogue, 1819, 

W. Haslewood.— 1810. 

The Book containing the Treatises of Hawking ; 
Hunting; Coat-Armour; Fishing; and Bia- 
sing of Arms, as printed at Westminster by 
Wynkyn de Worde ; the year of the incar- 
nation of our Lord 1496. 

London : Reprinted bi/ Harding Sf Wright, St. John's Square, fen- 
White 4r Cochrane, Fleet Street, and R. Triphook, St. James's 
Street. 1810. Folio. 

An account of the original of this singularly interesting volume will 
be found under Art. 6, p. 10. It is reprinted in the black letter, with 
wood-cuts, from drawings traced by W. Alexander from the only 
perfect vellum copy known, under the direction and elegant taste of 
Joseph Haslewood, Esq. The page and line of its prototype are 
uniformly preserved; and the text given verbatim, literatim ei 
punctuatim. A Table of Contents and Glossarial Index are at- 
tached ; and the editor, who is eminently distinguished by hij 
extensive knowledge of early English Literature, has prefixed a 
series of Biographical and Bibliographical Sketches, the result of 
very laborious research, viz. 

Introduction, pp. '2 : the " Biographical Notices'' commence 
at p. 5 : on p. 11 is the Pedigree of Berners, including the cele- 
brated Dame Julyans Barnes, alias Berners, generally designated as 
the authoress of the 33o&C, from authorities there stated : to which 


are added, some highly puiuanl observations on the Vibitation 
Books, wlierein it seems she had been oaiilted. This is followed 
by an investigation of John Insomuch, a name given by hir Henry 
Chauncy to the printer at St. Albans, who was also undoubtedly 
the editor of this and other works. 

At p. 21 commence the " Bibliographical Notices," arranged 
under the following heads: — 1. Of the several Treatises, viz. 
Hawking, p. 21 to 48; Of the Treatise upon Hunting, p. 49 to 
64 J of the Treatise on Coat-Armour and the Blazing of Arms, 
p. 65 to 67. 

2. Of the Appellative Title, p. 68 to 71. 3. Of the respective 
known editions, viz. The Boke of St. Albans, 1486, with a fac- 
simile of the type and of the colophon, also a specimen of the 
orthography, W. de Worde, edit. 1496 ; the Gentleman's Aca- 
demic, by G. M.; and Heraldic Miscellanies; in which we are 
informed, that the exact reprint of the Boke of St. Albans, a part 
of that work, contains an omission of one whole page and six lines 
at p. 69 ! &c. : the literary researches into the History of the Book 
of St, Albans end at p. 104 ; after them follows the Reprint, which, 
in the opinion of the skilful editor, possesses, in point of typogra- 
phical execution, a well-founded claim to honourable distinction 
among the choicest specimens of printing which have issued from 
the Modern Press. 

W. Berry.—ISIO. 

An Introduction to Heraldry ; containing the 
Rudiments of the Science in general, and 
other necessary particulars connected with 
the subject. Illustrated by many plates. 
By William Berry, fifteen years Clerk to the 
Registrar of the College of Arms, London. 

London : printed for T. Eger ton, Whitehall, Sfc. If^lO. Svo. 
pp. 158. Preface, pp. 3. 


J. Brown.— 1811. 
An Historical and Genealogical Tree of the 
Royal Family of Scotland, from the most 
early accounts to the present time, 1811. 
Including also several Royal and Noble 
Families at home and abroad, who have 
sprung therefrom, whether lineally or colla- 
terally. Collected from the public records, 
authentic documents, most approved authors, 
and personal information. By John Brown, 
Genealogist to His Royal Highness the Prince 
of Wales, for Scotland. The Second Edition, 
enlarged and improved. 

Sold bi/ W. Stewart, opposite York- House, Piccadilly, London; and 
T. Brown, North Bridge-Street, Edinburgh, ^c. 181 1. 

To this Tree are prefixed two U-tlers ; the first from 

" The Lyon Office, Edinburgh, March ->, 1792. 
" I have examined your Historical and Genealofjical 'I'ree of 
the descendants of the Royal Family of Scotland, Tht re are two 
other Trees on the same subject — one compiled by Mr. Duncan 
Stewart, the other by the late Sir Robert Douglas; but I observi* 
that yours is more compleat and full than botli of then> together, 
and consequently more valuable. 

" I am. Sir, your humble servant, 
' To Mr. John Brown." " James CtMYNc.'" 

The other letter is from the Earl of Huclian, dated 

" Edinburgh, March G, 179'2. 
" I have examined Mr. Brown's Historical and Genealogical 
Tree of the Royal Family of Scotland and House of Stuart, which 
he intends to publish, if he meets with suitable encouragement ; 
and, as that work requires a considerable expence in engraving, 1 
have subscribed to it per advance, an<l r« coninu nci his niidertakiii.; 

■J. X 

522 bihltotheca heraldic a. — hi. 

to those who may he tVisposed to pay attention to my opinion and 
ju(l"meiit in a worl< of this nature, which, if properly executed, 
would be interestin;; to the country, and to the greatest number of 
its most illustrious families. " Buchan." 

The author of the above work, who was intimately acquainted 
with the family connexion and pediprrees in Scotland, died in the 
beginning of the year 1821, at an advanced age. 


A Narrative of the Minutes of Evidence re- 
specting the Claim to the Berkeley Peerage, 
as taken before the Committee of Privileges 
in 1811 ; together with the entire evidence of 
the persons principally concerned. To which 
are added, Fac Similes of the Banns, and 
Register of the Marriage ; extracted from the 
Parish Books of Berkeley. To the whole is 
prefixed a Sketch of the Proceedings of the 
Committee on the Earl of Berkeley's Pe- 
digree, in the year 1799- 

London : printed for Sherivood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster- Row ; 
Wushbourn, Gloucester; Munday and Slater, Oxford; and Meyler 
and Son, Bath. 1811. 8vo. pp.276. 

This Abstract of the Evidence taken by the Committee of Privi- 
leges is preceded by a Preface and Introduction, pp. 18. 

The Papers relating to this Claim, which was decided to be not 
made out, ordered to be printed by the House of Lords, &c. are 
as follow: — 

" Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee for Privi- 
leges, on the Earl of Berkeley's Pedigree, in the year 1799; ordered 
to be reprinted 8th March, 1811." Folio, pp. 85. 

" Case of William Fitzhardinge Berkeley, on his Petition to the 
King to be summoned to Parliament for the Earldom of Berkeley," 


Feb. 1811. Signed, W. D. Best, Samuel Romilly, and Abraham 
Moore. Folio, pp. 4. It is accompanied by a Pedigree of the 
Earldom of Berkeley. 

Minutes of Evidence given before the Committee of Privileges, 
to whom the Petition of William Filzhardinge Berkeley, claiming 
as of right to be Earl of Berkeley, was referred. Ordered to be 
printed 8th March, 1811." Folio, pp. 876. 

" Appendix to the Minutes of the Committee of Privileges 
on the Berkeley Peerage of the 7th June, isll. Ordered to be 
printed 7th June, 1811.'' Folio, pp. 6. 

Index of the Names of Witnesses examined, pp. 3. 

Countess of Berkeley. — 1811. 
An Address to the Right Honourable the Peers 
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland ; from Mary, Countess of 

London : printed for E. Williams, Bookseller to the Duke and 
Duchess of York, No. 11, Strand. 1811. 8vo. pp. 209. 

This Appeal of the Countess of Berkeley is written with much 
feeling and elevation of sentiment. 

E. Byam.— 1812. 

Genealogical Table of the Sovereigns of Eng- 
land, from the Norman Concjucst to the 
present time ; shewing their Descents, Births, 
Accessions, Marriages, Deaths, and Arms. 
Compiled from the most authentic and ap- 
proved Authors. By Edward Byam. 

London : printed for the Proprietor, hy T. Maiden, Shet bourne- 
Lane ; and sold hy Messrs, hoydeil and Co. Cheapside, 3{c. 
London, May 1, 1812. 

A folio sheet, with the Arms of the Monarchs engraved and 


" The iiiimcrous contentions, and dome!>tic wars, in which Eng- 
land has been involved, in consef|uence of the claims of difterent 
houses to the Throne, renders it an interesting and important part 
of our history to be well informed of the descents of our several 
sovereigns. Without this knowledge, it is impossible to be inti- 
mately acquainted with the annals of their reigns, as their future 
history arose from, and in a great measure depended upon, their 
lineage. To elucidate, therefore, so important a part of our history, 
cannot but be considered a desirable object; and the author trusts 
his Table will serve to place the subject in so much clearer a light 
than it has hitherto been made to appear in, that it will be found a 
useful Compendium of reference, and serviceable to every reader 
of English History.'' 

R. Wewitzer.— 1812. 

The Pedigree of King George the Third, hneally 
deduced from King Egbert, first sole Monarch 
of England. Compiled by Ralph Wewitzer. 
Illustrated with Heads. 

London: printed for J. Barker, Great Russel-Street, Coven t- Garden. 
1812. \2mo. pp. 34. 

The author of this pedigree was a comedian of some celebrity at 
our principal theatres; but the manuscript, we are told, was 
revised and corrected by an officer of arms of the Herald's College. 

The Heads of the Sovereigns in small circles were cut in wood 
by J. Berryman. 

" The object in compiling this work was, that (by a regular 
deduction of the descent of the Royal Family from Egbert, and in 
a double line from Henry II. comprising a space of above one 
thousand years) the knowledge of this illustrious Genealogy may 
become universal.'' 


Table of Descent of the Kings of England, 
from Egbert to George the Third ; illustrating 
their Titles to the Sovereignty of England, 


Wales, Scotland, and Ireland ; the Claim of 
Edward the Third to the Throne of France ; 
and the Contest between the Honses of York 
and Lancaster. 

Published by G. 31. Smith, Chipping Norloji, Oxon. ; T. Smith , 
New Bond-Street, Bath ; and Lont^man and Co. Paternoster- Row , 
London. No date. 

A folio sheet, engraved. 

Sir E. Brydges.— 1812. 

Collins's Peerage of England ; Genealogical, 
Biographical, and Flistorical. Greatly aug- 
mented, and continued to the present time. 
By Sir Egerton Brydges, K. J. In Nine 

London : printed for F. C. and J. Rivington ; Otridge and Son ; 
J. Nichols and Co. ^c. ^c. 1813. Svo. 9 volumes. 

To the first volume of this valuable work is a Preface, pp. 15, 
dated July 20, 1812. The circumstances connected with the publi- 
cation are there stated : thirty-five years had elapsed since the 
last edition of the Peerage. Collins, a most industrious, faithful, 
and excellent genealogist to the families which then came within 
the compass of his work, left little of Pedigree to be done, except 
a continuation to the present day. 

George Nayler, Esq. York Herald, (the present Garter) furnished 
copies of all, or most of the Pedigrees of the new Peers which have 
been entered at the Heralds' College. 

" Of the materials and authorities on which this work is built, 
little further requires to be said. The references, at the bottom of 
almost every page, speak for themselves. A long familiarity with 
all the minutiae of pedigree, and habits of research for more than 
twenty years, among original documents and ancient memorials, 
more especially the immense mass of genealogical IMSS. ni the 
British Museum, have given the editor a critical judgment on such 
subjects, which secures him from indiscriminate compilation. 


Something' more might unquestionably have been done in some 
cases by the aid of the respective famihes of whom he has treated, 
but lie is not ashamed to confess, that to the task of sohcitalion his 
pride would not submit. Besides, it might have restrained his pen 
in the exercise of that freedom, integrity, and truth, tempered by 
candour, with which he has most sedulously endeavoured to give 
the history of every family," p. 12 and 13. 

The first volume contains the History of the Blood Royal, p. 1 to 
49; and part of that of the Dukes, p. 50 to 549; Addenda, p. 551 
to p. 574. 

Vol. II. contains the rest of the Dukes, p. 1 to p. 366 ; and all 
the Marquesses, p. 367 to p. 610; Addenda, p. 611 to p. 619. 

Vol. III. contains the Earls to the termination of the seventeenth 
century, p. 1 to p. 796; Addenda, p. 797 to 807. 

Vol. IV. contains the Earls from the commencement of the 
eighteenth century to the death of George U. p. 1 to p. 541 ; 
Appendix respecting the recall of Earl Fitzvvilliam from the Lord 
Lieutenancy of Ireland, p. 542 to p. 544 ; Addenda, p. 545 to 
p. 552. 

Vol. V. contains the Earls from the Accession of George III. 
p. 1 to p. 720; Appendix, Meadow's Pedigree, p. 721 to p. 725 ; 
Earl of Wellington, p. 726 ; Addenda, p. 727 to p. 732. 

Vol. VI. contains all the Viscounts, p. I to p. 479 ; and those 
Barons whose honours existed prior to the death of Queen Eliza- 
beth, p. 483 to p. 757 ; Addenda, p. 759 to p. 764. 

Vol. VII. contains the Barons, from the Accession of king James 1. 
to the termination of the Coalition Ministry, in 1783, p. 1 to 
p. 569 ; Addenda, p. 570 to p. 578. 

Vol. VIII. contains the Barons, from the commencement of 
Mr. Pitt's Ministry, 1784, to the termination of the eighteenth 
century, p. 1 to p. 607 ; Addenda, p. 609 to 624. 

Vol. IX. contains the Barons, from the eommencement of the 
nineteenth century, and the Union of Ireland, p. 1 to p. 387 ; 
Appendix, Collingwood Pedigree, p. 389 to p. 392; a short ex- 
tinct Peerage from the Accession of King Henry VII. p. 393 to p. 
483 ; an account of Claims of Peerage, p. 486 to p. 501 ; Addenda, 
p. 503 to p. 517 ; Miscellaneous Addenda of Births, Marriages, 
and Deaths, p. 519 to p. 522 ; Alphabetical Index to the Peers, 
p. 523 to p. 526; General Index of Names, pp. 182, not numbered. 


T. C. Banks.— 181-2. 
A Genealogical and Biographical History of the 
Dormant and Extinct Peerao;e of Endand, 
from the Norman Conquest. Including the 
Regal Families, anterior to the House of 
Brunswick. The whole faithfully collected 
from Public Records, and other approved 
Authorities. By T. C. Banks. In Six Vo- 

London : printed and published by H. K. Causton, Birchin-Lane, 
Cornhill ; 8fc. 1812. 8vo. I volume, pp.407. 

This work is dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. 
It was intended as an acceptable accompaniment to the new edition 
of Collins's Peerage, being printed in an uniform size, and one 
volume was published as a specimen of the undertaking. " The 
greatest part of the History of the Ancient Families will be given 
verbati7n from Dugdale's Baronage, excepting in such instances 
where he has been erroneous or defective, in either of which re- 
spects, the errors or chasm will be corrected or supplied by matter, 
for which the best and particular authorities will be cited and re- 
ferred to." 

The volume commences with " A Genealogical History of the 
Ancient Royal Families of England," p. 1 to 145, concluding with 
the death of Queen Anne. At p. 147 follows the Dormant and 
Extinct Peerage of England, arranged alphabetically, from the title 
of Abergavenny to that of Banbury, where the volume ends. 



An Analysis of the Genealogical History of the 
Family of Howard, with its Connections : 
shewing the Legal Course of Descent of those 
numerous Titles, which arc generally, !)ut 


presumed erroneously, attributf;(l to be vested 
in the Dukedom of Norfolk. 

Nil vero, vcrius 

London ; printed and published for the Author, by H. K. Causton, 
Birchin-Lane, Cornhill ; 8fc. Svo. pp. 54. 

To this pamphlet was afterwards prefixed, " Ecce Homo, the 
Mysterious Heir; or who is Mr. Walter Howard? an interesting 
question addressed to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk:" printed by 
H. K. Causton, 1815, Svo. pp. 8. 

T. Brydson.— 1812. 
Observations respecting Precedence, and some 
of the Distinctions of Rank. By Thomas 
Brydson, F. A.S. Edin. 

Edinburgh: printed in the year \%\2. 4to. 

F. Nash.— 1812. 
The Procession and Ceremony of the Installa- 
tion of the Knights of the Bath, in Henry 
the Seventh's Chapel, at Westminster, on 
Monday the 1st of June, 1812. 

Two coloured engravings, 20 inches by 15, from drawings by 
Frederick Nash, were published by subscription, under the pa- 
tronage of the Very Reverend the Dean of Westminster. 

Twenty-three Knights were installed: His Royal Highness the 
Duke of York, as Grand Master, presided on the occasion. 

Sir R. Gordon.— 1813. 
A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Su- 
therland, from its Origin to the year 1630; 
written by Sir Robert Gordon, of Gordons- 



loiin, Baronet. With a Continuation to the 
year 1651. Pubh;shed iVom the original 

Edinburgh : printed by George Ramsay Sf Co. for Archibald Coh- 
stable (3(- Company, Edinburgh ; and White, Cochrane, cV Co. Lon- 
don. 181;}. Folio. 

In the lille is a vi<riiette-vie\v of Dunrobin Ca>tle, anil on tljc op- 
posite page a portrait of John, Earl of Sutherland, celatis sua: CO, 
1669, engraved by R. 11. Cromck, from an orin^inal picture at 

Henry Weber, E-q. at the request of the Marehionessof StafTord, 
superintended this pubhcation, but as no notes were required, his 
Vdtk was limited to that of faithfully correcting; the press, from the 
original MS. in her possession, the title of which, in full, is next 
given, viz. " The Genealo<;ie and Pedi{^ee of the rno&t ancient and 
noble Familie of the Earles of Southerland, from the first original 
unto this present day, wherein the beginnings, increa.-c, and con- 
tinuance thereof, is truly dcscryved ; together with the Surnames 
which from tym to tym, hath goverened that Earldome ; whereunto 
diuers Accidents are annexed, which befell them with the neigh- 
bouring cuntrles, and chiefly within the Dyacie Catteymss; wherein 
also many particulars are related touching the Surname of (iordonn, 
and the Family of Huntley, all faithfully collected out of old re- 
cords, tnonuments, registers, and histories. Anno Domini \Q-i9," 
1 page: " A Catalogue of the principall Authours out of uhom 
this Treatis hath been collected ; and which are found soinctymcs 
mentioned therein," pp. S ; this is followed by the Epi>tle Dedica- 
tory, " To the Right Honorable and Potent Lord John, Earle of 
Southerland, Lord of Strath naver," &e. dated from "Dornogh, the 
23 day of December, the yeir of God 1030," pp. .}, with an 
engraving and description " Of the Earl of Southerland's Armes," 
pp. 2; then the description " Of the Armes of Sir Robert dor- 
doun. Knight Baronet," 1 page ; after which is " The Genealogy 
of the Earls of Sutherland," p. 1 to 423; " Soli Deo Gloria," 
Tail-piece, Helmsdale, engraved by J. C. Bromley, Horn a draw- 
ing by the Marchioness of Staflbrd, January, IS 12. The woik 
is written in a verbose style, but is valuable as containing an au- 
thentic account of the transactions which took place during a dis- 
tant period, in a remote |)art of Scotland, with many particulars 
not mentioned by contemporary writers, nlatingto prisatc fami- 

J Y 


lies, as well as to more general history. Prefixed is " A Short Dis- 
cours ot the Earle of Soiitherland his Precedencie in Parliament 
before the Earles of Cateynes; written by Sir Robert Cordon, the 
year one ihowsand six himdreth and thirty," p. 425 to 444: then 
" The (.'oi)tinuati«)n of the Historic and Genealo<i;ie ofFthe Earles of 
Soulheriand, collected lo<;ether by C;ilbert Gordon, off Sallagh, 
from the year 1630," p. 447 to 563. " Laus Deo. This whole 
book was copied out of the Author's own copies in the year 1056." 
Appendix 1. "Continuation of the Snrcession of the Earls of 
Sutherland, from the conclusion of the preceding history to the 
present date (abridged from Dugdale's Peerage, 2nd edit.)" p. 563 
to 565. 

2. " Inventory of Writs of the Earldom of Sutherland, in num- 
ber 58," p. 566 to 572. 

3. " Indentura inter Willielmum Comitem Suttherlandie et Ar- 
chebaldnm Episcopum Cathanie, X. Kal. Oct. 1275," p. 572 to 
575 : of this charter there is also an engraved /ac smile. 

An Index, of 1 1 pages, completes the volume, which is very 
handsomely printed. 

An unique copy on vellum, in two volumes, folio, is preserved in 
the library of the Marquess of Stafford, at Cleveland House. A 
few large-paper impressions were taken in imperial folio, for pri- 
vate distribution : that presented to the Earl Spencer is described 
in Mdes Althorpiance, vol. i. p. 184. 

The Manuscript, it has been ol)served, is in the possession of the 
Marchioness of Stafford, who is Countess of Sutherland in her own 
right, vide Art. 624. A similar MS. of this History is to be found 
in the Advocates' Library at Edinburgh. These, with two others, 
are all that are known to exist. 

Sir Robert Gordon was second son of Alexander Gordon, fifteenth 
Earl of Sutherland, born in 1580: he past the greater part of his 
life in the courts of James and Charles I. and was one of the Com- 
missioners appointed to manage the affairs of James, Duke of 
Lennox, who succeeded in July 1624 to his father Esme, Duke 
of Lennox. He was considered a good antiquary, and was ances- 
tor of the family of Gordonstoun, now represented by Sir William 
Cuming Gordon, Bart, to which he bequeathed a large estate in 
.♦.he county of Elgin. 


.T. p. Wood.— 1813. 

The Peerage of Scolland, containing an Histo- 
rical and Gcncaloo'ical Account of the Xobi- 
lity of that Kingdom, from their Origin to 
the Present Generation : Collected from ihc 
Public Records. yVncicnt Chartularies, the 
Charters and other Writings of the Nobility, 
Works of our best Historians, &c. V>y Sir 
Robert Douglas, of Glenbervie, Baronet. 
Second Edition. Revised and Corrected, 
with a Continuation to the Present Period, 
by John Philip W^ood, Esq. With Engra- 
vings of the Arms of the Peers. 

Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable iV Co. Edinburgh ; 
Longman &f Co. Paternoster- Row, and While, Cochrane, Sc Co. 
Fleet-Street, London. 1813. Folio. 3 volumts. 

This is a new and splendid edition of Art. GOO, dedicated to 
the Marchioness of Staflbrd. The first volume contains 759 pages, 
the second 752, and are accompanied by the Armorial Hearino-s 
of the Peers, engraven expressly for the work. 

An A|)pendix is subjoined, containing the Creations of the Titles, 
arranged in chronological order, with the limitations, so far as the 
same have been ascertained by the editor, and other papers relating 
to the Peerage, 

" The Royal Charters quoted in this work are taken from the 
Register of the Great Seal, down to the close of the regency of 
Robert, Duke of Albany ; from Macfarlane's MS. transcripts in 
the Advocates' Library, to Book 34 inclusive ; and from the MS. 
Index in the library of the Writers to the Signet, from Book 35 
inclusive. The Creations of Peers were taken chiefly from Ilardie's 
MS. Collections in the Advocates' Library; those marked \i m the 
Appendix, from the Great Seal Registers." 

Since the year 17G4 subse(juent researches had thrown no >mall 
light upon the histories of particular families, and from the lapse of 
time, numerous alterations had necessarily taken place in the Noble 


houses, oil whicli account a new edition was certainly acceptabit 
to the public. 

W. ToPLis.— 1814. 

A Genealogical History of the English Sove- 
reigns, from William I. to George III. inclu- 
sive, accompanied with a brief Statement of 
the Principal Events in each Reign, Biogra- 
phical Notices of all the Noble Families con- 
nected with the Roj^al Houses, and illustrated 
by Genealogical Tables. By William Toplis. 

London: printed for the Author, and sold by Thomas Underwood, 
No. S^, Fleet-Street. 1814. 4to. pp. \S2. 

T. C. Baaks.— 1814. 

An Historical and Critical Enquiry into the 
Nature of the Kingly Office, and how far the 
Act of Coronation, with the Oath established 
b)^ Law, is a Solemnity indispensable to the 
Exercise of the Regal Dignity ; shewing the 
Origin and Antiquity of Inunction, the An- 
cient and Modern Forms of the Coronation 
Ceremony, and setting forth divers peculiar 
Services claimed to be performed on that 
Grand Occasion ; particularly the singular 
Office of King's Champion, (hitherto little 
known). The whole replete with a variety of 
novel matter, and interesting remarks. By 
T. C. Banks, Esq. 

London : printed for Sherwood, Neelj/, S)' Jones, Pntcrnosler-Row . 
1814. Sto. pp. 152; exclusive of Preface, pp. 16. 


R. Mitchell. — ISI i. 

A Genealogy of the Kings of England and their 
Issue, from AVilham the Conqueror to the 
Present Time; shewing also the Foreign and 
English Families who have intermarried with 
them. By Richard Mitchell. 

London : published for the Author, bj/ George Wilson, Essex-Street, 
Strand, ifc. 1814. 

The thinl edition, wilh considerable additions of ibis Table, was 
])ublished February 20, 1820. It is a single sheet, 29 inches by 21, 
containing above 700 names, and 9 shields of Arms. 

James, Lord Somerville. — 1815. 

Memorie of the.Somervilles ; being a History 
of the Baronial House of Somerville. By 
James, 11th Lord Somerville. 

Edinburgh: printed in the year \S\b. 8ro. 2 volumes. 


An Account of the Visit of His Royal Highness 
the Prince Regent, and their Imperial and 
Royal Majesties the Emperor of ixussia and 
King of Prussia, to the University of Oxford, 
in June, 1814. 

Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press. 181.5. Folio, pp. 9S. 

The title is engraved, and the plates that accompany it con>i>l of. 
La ground plan of the Radclifle Library, w here a sumptuous baucjuet 
was provided for the illustrious guests: 2. a view, in outline, of part 
of the interior of the Theatre, and a sheet containing specimens of 
the various types used at the Clarendon Press, copies of which 
were taken off in the presence of the royal visitors. 


This volume was not printed for sale : 12 copies upon vellum 
were thus distributed ; 1. to the Prince Regent; 2. the Emperor of 
Russia ; 3. King of Prussia ; 4. King of France ; 5. Prince of 
Orange; 6. Duchess of Oldenburg; 7. British Museum ; 8. the 
King's Private Library; 9. Public Library, Cambridge; 10. the 
Chancellor of the University of Oxford ; U. the Bodleian Library; 
12. RadclifFe Library. 

T. Thompson.— 1815. 
A Collection of Inventories, and other Records 
of the Royal Wardrobe and Jewel House, 
and of the Artillery and Munition in some 
of the Royal Castles, 1488-— 16'06. 

Edinburgh: printed in the year 1815. 4rto. 

This work was edited by Thomas Thompson, Esq. &c. The 
Appendix contains, 1. Instruments relative to the delivery of 
the Regalia of Scotland by the Earl Marshal, and their deposi- 
tation in the Crown Room in the Castle of Edinburgh, and Re- 
port thereupon, 1704. In the second part of Appendix, 1. the 
Regalia of Scotland is minutely described. It states that the 
Crown differs " from other Imperial Crowns, in that it is heightened 
or raised with crosses floree, alternately with fleurs de lis. The 
Crown of France is heightened only with fleurs de lis, and that of 
England with crosses patee, alternately with fleurs de lis. Our 
Crown of Scotland, since King James the Sixth went to England, 
has been ignorantly represented by herauld painters, engravers, and 
other tradesmen, after the form of the Crown of England, with 
crosses patee, whereas there is not one but that which tops the mond, 
but all crosses floree, such as we see on our old coins, and those 
which top our old churches. 

" The Crown is 9 inches broad in diameter, being 37 inches 
about, and in height, from the under circle to the top of the cross- 
patee, 64. inches." 

J. P. Elven.— 1815. 
Elven's Heraldry, comprising upwards of 
2500 different Crests, selected from Nisbel, 


Guillim, Mackenzie, Edmondson, and others, 
from the Crusades dowiv to the Present 
Time. Also the different Terms, ^vith remarks 
and observations. By J. P. Elven. 

London: printed hy J. Barfidd, 91, Wardour-Street ; and sold by 
Hatchard, Piccadilly, i^c. 1815. I2»i0. pp. 90. 

This little book contains 74 plates, with from 30 to 35 Crests 
on each, and 21 plates of ordinaries and heraldic charges; and 
a complete Index of Names. 

W. Berry.— 1816. 

Genealogia Ajiiiqua, or Mythological and Classi- 
cal Tables; compiled from the best authors on 
Fabulous and Ancient History. By William 
Berry, late of the College of Arms, London. 

London : stereotyped and printed for the Author ; and published by 
Messrs. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster-Row. 1816. 
Folio, pp. 87. Index, pp. 10. 

This compilation is dedicated to the Right Hon. Lord Grenville. 
Chancellor of the University of Oxford, &c. 

Acusilas, an ancient Greek Historian, wrote a book, entitled 
" Genealogies," relating to the chief Families of Greece. Many 
authors quote this work, but the only fragments preserved are 
added to those of Pherecydes the Philosopher, by M. Sturz, 
printed at Gera, 1798, 8vo. 



Copy of a Genealogical Account of the Bar- 
nard Family, now (1816) in the possession of 
Mr. John Barnard, of Nicoll's Scjuarc, Lon- 
don, Silver Flatter. 

This was printed in 181G for circulation among the friends and 
relations of the family, and was communicated to the editor by John 


Bell, Esq. of Newcastle. Prefixed to the Tract is this advertisement, 
" The ancient part of the following Genealogy is (was in 1774) taken 
from an old Family Bible, now in the possession of John Barnard, 
and which was first the property of William Barnard the second, 
and then of Nathaniel Barnard the first, his son, and afterwards of 
Nathaniel Barnard the second, who was father of Nathaniel, John, 
and Edward, and who lived and died, as his ancestors had done, in 
his own house, at Barrington, in Cambridgeshire." 


The Deleclion of Infamy : earnesll}' recom- 
mended to die justice and deliberation of 
the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain. 
By an unfortunate Nobleman. 

London : printed and published for the Author, bj/ H. K. Causton, 
Birchin-Lane, Cornhill, (^c. 1816. Svo. 

This pamphlet relates to the House of Drummond, and the titles 
Earl of Perth, and Duke of Melfort. 

T. C. Banks.— 1816. 
History of the Ancient Noble Family of Mar- 
myun ; their singular office of King's Cham- 
pion, by the Tenure of the Baronial Manor 
of Scrivelsby, in the county of Lincoln : 
Also other dignitorial Tenures, and the 
Services of London, Oxford, &c. on the 
Coronation Day. The whole collected at 
a great expence from the Public Records; 
illustrated by a variety of notes and remarks, 
and embellished with several curious En- 
gravings. By T. Banks, Esq. 

London : printed and published by H. K. Causton, Birchin-Lane, 
Cornhill, Sfc. 1817. Svo. pp. 207. 


This volume is dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. 
The Genealogical History ends at p. 44— followed by the Poem 
of The Hermit of Warkworlh, p. 45 to 78; the Office of King's 
Champion, p. 79 to 132; and an Appendix of many honourable 
and peculiar services performed on the Coronation Day, p. 133 
to 204. 

It contains the following Pedigrees, viz. 

Page 18, Descent of the Family of Marmyun, of ScriveUby, 
Tables 1 and 2. 

Page 28, Descent of the Family of Marmyun, of Witringham, 
in Com. Lincoln, and Tanfield, in Com. Ebor, Tables 3 and 4. 

Page 122, Descent of the Barony of Welles. 

Page 126, Descent of the Barony of Kyme. 

Page 132, Genealogy of the Family of Dymoke, so far as relates 
to the Descent of the Barony of Marmyun, Tables 1 and 2. 

There are also six plates, viz. 

1. Portrait of Sir Robert Dymmok, Knight Banneret — Treasurer 
of Tournay ; with a copy of a mandate sent to him under the hand 
and seal of Henry VIII. ; from the original miniature and autograph 
in the possession of the Hon. Champion Dymoke. 

2. Ancient Monument of the Marmyuns in Scrivelsby Church, 
p. 22. 

3. The King's Champion, mounted, armed, and caparisoned, all 
proper — from a drawing in the Herald's Office, London, p. 97. 

4. The manner of Performing the Ceremony of the Challenge, 
p. 96. 

5. Escutcheon of the Arms and Quarterings borne by the Family 
of Dymoke, p. 117. 

6. Monument of Sir Robert Dymoke, Knight Banneret, ob. 25 
April, 1545, at Hallham, in Lincolnshire, p. 125. 

" The Genealogy of the Dymokes, King's Champions, from the 
year 1141 till within memory, with all their Arms, and those of 
their matches," was in the Collection of the late Dr. Plott. — Vide 
Dallaway, p. 266. 

A. Deuchar. — 1817. 
Bristish Crests : containing llie Crests and 
Mottos of the Families of Great Jkilain and 

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Ireliind, together with those of the principal 
Cities; and a Glossary of Heraldic Terms. 
Collated and arranged by Alexander Deuchar, 
Seal Engraver to His Royal Highness the 
Prince Regent. Embellished with nearly 
fourteen hundred Crests, engraved by Robert 
Kirkwood, from original drawings by G. 
Sanders and J. Grant. 

Edinburgh : published by Kirkwood and Son, Parliament-Square, Sfc. 
1817. Svo. 2 volumes. 

The first volume contains the Preface, pp. 4, and Introduction, 
pp. 36; then the Collection of Crests, arranged alphabetically, in 
double columns on the pages, with references to the second vo- 
lume containing the plates, 114 in number, 12 Crests on each, in 
all 1368, very well executed, 


W. Finch.-— 1818. 

150 Claimants to the Throne of Great Britain. 

Printed and published by W. Finch, No. 5, Charlotte- Place, New 
Cut, Lower Marsh, Lambeth, A.D. 1818. 

An engraved Chart, accompanied with a sheet of explanation. 

J. Campbell. — 1818. 
The Stafford Peerage ; wherein the Right of 
Richard Stafford Cooke, Esq. of Wisbeach, 
in the County of Cambridgeshire, to the 
Ancient Barony of Stafford, is contrasted 
with the Claim made to that Peerage by his 
kinsman Sir George Jerningham, Bart, of 
Cossey Hall, in the County of Norfolk. To 
which are prefixed, Genealogical Tables, con- 


taining a Lineal Descent of the two Noble 
Candidates, deduced for nearly 2000 years, 
embracing the Pedigree of England's Royal 
Family down to the present day. By John 
Campbell, Esq. 

London : printed and published by W. Lewis, 22, St. John's Square 
Clerkenwell, S^c. 1818. 'ito. pp. 300. 

This volume is dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince 

Two Genealogical Tables, folded in case, belong to the work. 

1. The Baronial Genealogical Table of the ancient and iiiustrious 
House of StajFord, deduced down to the Family of Cooke, from 
the reign of William the Concjueror to the present year 1818. 

2. The Genealogical Table of the Royal House of Stafford, de- 
duced down for nearly 2000 years to 1818; including not only the 
Pedigree of the present Royal Family of Great Britain, but some 
of the most distinguished families of Europe. 

The Barony is claimed in right of Catharine Stafford, only 
daughter and heir of Richard Staflbrd, Esq. of Thornbury, county 
of Gloucester, son of Sir John Staf!brd, Knight, late of Moorwood 
Park, who was Constable of Bristol Castle and K. G.; he was l)uried 
in Thornbury Church. 

Catharine Stafford married secondly John Cooke, Esq. Mayor of 
Thornbury, and left issue John Cooke, father of Richard Staflbrd 
Cooke, the Claimant. 


J. RlDDELL. — 1818. 

The Salt-Foot Controversy, as it appeared 
in Blackwood's Magazine, involving the 
Descent of the Family of Stewart, of Allan- 
ton ; with some remarks on the present slate 
of the Lyon Office. 

Edinburgh : printed in the year I81H. Svo. 
Only one hundred copies of this genealogical tract, by John 
Riddell, Esq. were printed. 



A New Peerage, containing the Titles, Family- 
Names, Titles of Elder Sons, Moltos with 
Translations, of all the Peers and Peeresses 
of the United Kingdom, under one alphabet, 
with the Dates of their Creation, Sec. 

London ; printed by S. Brooke, Palei-noster-Roiv, and sold bj/ 
J. Nunn, Great 2ueen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; Sfc. 1818. 
8vo. Not paged. 



A Survey of Tullaroan, or Grace's Parish, in 
the Cantred of Grace's Country, County of 
Kilkenny, being a Genealogical History of 
the Family of Grace, from their Settlement 
in Ireland, temp. Hen. II. to the Present 

Dublin: printed at the Faulkner Press. 1819. 8vo. pp.160. 

The impression of this neatly-printed work is restricted to fifty 
copies, for private distribution. Its Dedication, to Richard, Earl 
Temple, the present Marquess of Chandos, is signed " S. G." 
The work is accompanied by " A Descriptive Sketch of the Grace 
Mausoleum/' containing the monumental inscriptions of the family, 
with genealogical, biographical, and heraldic details, printed at the 
same time and place, pp. lOG, also limited to the same number of 
copies. This latter part is inscribed to Charles Bathurst, Esq. of 
Lydney Park, in the county of Gloucester. 

The two parts form a handsome and interesting volume, being 
intended to be bound together, and contain a variety of graphic 
illustrations of considerable local interest, consisting of twenty-nine 
original family-portraits, engraved by R. Grave, of London, thirty 
topographical plates, and eleven heraldic subjects, together with 
two maps, the one afac simile of a survey of Grace's Parish, made 
in 1655, and the other of a survey made in 1818. 


The above genealogical and topographical descriptions were wril- 
ttn by Sheffield Grace, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, F. S. A. and the 
materials, consisting of several volumes in manuscript, evince in- 
finite knowledge of the subject ; they were collecteil at a consider- 
able expence, as well as with much local research. I'rom these, 
Philip Absalom, an ingenious and persevering emulator of John 
Rous, has compiled, for hi>i own u>e, the most exact heraldic 
volume that was ever probably formed respecting a private family. 
This MS. is written and embellished with peculiar neatness and taste: 
the outline of its contents, which are multifarious, are here given as a 
specimen of what may be presumed re(jui>.ite for a copious dUistration 
of family documents. It commences with a (Jcneral Pedigree of the 
family, from the time of Alfred, succeeded by a more particular Table 
of the Bullylinch or Gracefield Branch, the direct line of the present 
Baronet: this shews all their alliances, with the armorial impale- 
ments of each individual emblazoned, and followed by the large 
quartered shield, including about one hiiudred coats. To justify 
these numerous quarterings, there are attached pedigrees of all the 
heiresses by whom the several coats were brought in; then pedi- 
grees of all the direct alliances, not heiresses, with their heraldic 
bearings. The whole illustrated by more than a hundred portraits, 
views, monuments, inscriptions, epitaphs, Sec. most of which are 
private plates or drawings. 

Amongst the Pedigrees are two particularly deserving of notice; 
viz. that of O' Mora or More, beginning with " God the Father, 
Son, and Holy Ghost, who was from all eternity, did in the beginning 
of time, of nothing create red earth, and of red earth framed Adam, 
and of a rib out of the side of Adam fashioned Eve, after which 
Creation, Plasmation, and Formation, succeedeth Generation. 

" 1. Adam, surnamed the Protoplast, lived 930 years, and on 
his wife Eve, begat sons and daughters," ii:c. &c. 

The Genealogy is traced regularly through the Patriarchs to Noah, 
and from Noah to Nilus, and through the Kings of Scytliia to Mi- 
lesius, who conquered Spain, and afterwards Ireland, from whom 
it is continued to Cu Chogry O' Mora, King of Leix, whose daugh- 
ter Cacht married Dermol Nagal Mac Morruugh, King of Ltrin^tcr, 
who first invited the English to the invasion of Ireland, under 
Strongbow Earl of Pembroke, temp. Henry H. and from ihnue to 
Anthony O' More, Dynast or Sovereign of Leix, whose daughter 
Ellen (sister of Dorothea, first wife of Thomas, seventh Earl of Kil- 
dare) married circa 1450 Sir Oliver Grace, Lord of Grace's Coun- 
try, and Baron of Courtstown. 


The other Pedigree is that of Vere, which commences with Adam, 
and is deduced through Noah to Egilaus, " se contulit in Achaiam 
de quo Hegnum illud appellatum full Regnum," and through 
Olidiis Duke of Milan to Verus, so called from his true and faithful 
dealings, whence his posterity took the name, &c. down to John 
de Vere, fifteenth Earl of Oxford, whose second daughter Anne 
married Edmund Sheffield, first Lord Sheffield, on the extinction of 
which noble house in the person of Edmund Sheffield, second and 
last Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, the family of Grace be- 
came the sole representatives, and inherited as heirs at law all the 
undevised real estates in the counties of Sussex, Middlesex, and 

A large proportion of the pedigrees were taken from an original 
MS. Baronage, by Sir W. Segar, Garter, in the possession of Sir 
William Betham, Ulster King of Arms. 


M. LUMSDEN. — 1819. 

A Descriptione of the Genealogie of the Houss 
of Forbes, compyled by Mr. Matthew Lums- 
deri, of Tillekerne, 1580. 

Inverness: printed in the year 1819. 8vo. 


The History and Martial Achievements of the 
Robertsons of Strowan, with Poems by the 
Hon. Alexander Robertson, of Strowan. 

Printed at Edinburgh. No date. l2mo. 

For the very singular armorial bearing of this ancient family, 
vide NisBET, vol. i. p. 330. 


T. Phillipps.— 1819. 

The Pedigree of Thomas Grove, of Feme House, 

in the County of Wilts, Esq. Anno Bom. 1819. 


A single sheet, folio, printed by John Agg, at Evesham, and 
adorned with the Arnns and Cluarterings of the family of Grove, 
engraved by H. Mutlow. 

This pedigree was drawn up, and printed for private di>tril)ution, 
by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart, of Middle Hill, near Broadway, 
Worcestershire, who is at present actively engaged in the forth- 
coming Histoiy of Wiltshire. 

T. Phillipps.— 1819. 
The Pedigree of the Family of Moljmeux, of 
Castle Dillon, in the County of Armagh, 
Ireland. Evesham: printed in the year 1819. 

A single sheet, folio, also arranged and printed for private use 
by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. It was followed by " A History 
of the Family of Molyneux," 1821, l^mo. of which only 50 copies 
were printed. One has been presented to the British Museum. 

iicxcu • j30SiEW£rx ^SRictus albanujif 


A. Halliday.— 1820. 
A Genealogical History of the House of Guelph, 
or Royal Family of England ; from the first 
Record of the Name, to the Accession of 
George the First to the Throne of Great Bri- 
tain. By Andrew Halliday, M. D. 

London : published bj/ Thomas Sf George Underwood, 32, Fleet- 
Street. 4/0. 

This work is dedicated to His Majesty, and is adorned with a 
portrait of the King from the coronation-medal, and a plate of the 
original Arms of the house of Guelph. 

The authorities are enumerated, and consist of the Collections of 
Leibnitz in the Royal library at Hanover, Eccard, Gruber, and 
Muratori, Origine's Guelfica by Scheideus, Jornandes History of 
the Goths, Pretorius's Mars Gothicus, Rethmeyer's and other 
Chronicles, and Schiller's Thirty Years' War. 

In the Appendix are many documents, collected by the Reverend 
George-Henry Giindell, chaplain of the Hanoverian army. 

The subject had engaged the attention of Gibbon, and a fragment 
was discovered amongst his papers, in which he has investigated 
the antiquities of the house of Brunswick, but it unfortunately con- 
cludes at an interesting period of its history, 1174. 


H. N. Bell.— 1820. 
The Huntingdon Peenioe, comprising a delailcd 
Account of the Evidence and l^rocecdiniis 
connected with the recent Restoration of the 
Earldom; together with the Report ol" the 
Attorney-General: To which is j)refixed, a 
Genealogical and Biographical History of 
the illustrious House of Haslini>s includinof 
a Memoir of the present Earl and Family. 
The whole interspersed with a Variety of 
curious Historical and Legal Anecdotes of 
distinguished Individuals concerned. By 
Henry Nugent Bell, Esq. Student of the 
Inner Temple. 

London : published by Buldzviu, Cradock, ^ Joy, Pater iiostcr-Row. 
1820. 4fo. pp. 403. 

The volume is dedicated to the Earl of Huntiiij^don, of whom 
there is a portrait prefixed. 

The Genealogical Account of the Family is wholly recomposed 
from the most authentic sources, and the singular circumstances 
attending the establishment of the claim to the title of Huntingdon, 
which had lain nearly thirty years in abeyance, are detailed with 
much spirit and vivacity. Mr. Bell's first letter u[)on the subject is 
dated July 1, 1817: he pursued his object with unparalleled activity; 
and the Report of the Attorney-General was produced October 29, 
1818, upon which he succeeded in obtaining a warrant to issue a 
writ of summons, January 7, 1819; and the Earl of Huntingdon 
took his seat in the House of Peers 14 January, the same year : — 
the whole occupying an unusually short period of time in the 
Annals of Restored Peerages. 

A second edition of the work was published in 1S'2I, with the 
addition of a Genealogical Table, and the following portraits — 
the Countess of Huntingdon, Jane Shore, Lady Jane Grey, Henry 
Hastings of the Woodlands, and of the Author. 

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Report from the Lords Committees appointed to 
search the Journals of the House, Rolls of 
Parliament, and other records and docu- 
ments, for all matters touching the Dignity 
of a Peer of the Realm, &c. &c. 

Ordered to be printed 25 May, 1 820. Folio, pp. 448. 

This elaborate enquiry is comprised in 13 divisions, treating of 
the Constituent parts of the Legislative Assemblies of England, 
from the Conquest to the Unions of England and Scotland, and of 
Great Britain and Ireland. The 13th division contains a Recapitu- 
lation of the Subject; Observations on the Restraint of Alienation 
of Land ; and Examination of some Cases of Claims of Peerage 
founded on the Tenure of Land. It is accompanied by an Ap- 
pendix of Documents, N° 1, pp. 372. 

In the " Edinburgh Review," March, 1821, N° 69, Art. 1. 
p. 1 to 43, is a Criticism upon this Report, where, after due ac- 
knowledgment of the copious research that appears to have been 
conducted with firmness and impartiality, the Reviewers conceive 
they have found in it errors that require correction, and defects 
that ought to be supplied. 


An Historical Account of the Origin and Suc- 
cession of the Family of Innes, collected 
from Authentick Writs in the Charter Chest 
of the same. From the original MS. in the 
Duke of Roxburgh's possession. 

Published by Waugh and Innes, Hunter- Square, Edinburgh. 
1820. 4/0. 



The Peerage Chart, for the Year 1820. 

London : printed for Rodwell and Martin, Bond-Strett. 

At page 30G ante is a statement of the number of the House of 
Peers in 1719. The efficient strength of the House in 18^20, exclu- 
sive of the creations at the time of the Coronation, was 

Princes of the Blood 6 

Enghsh Peers 291 

Scots (representative Peers) 16 

Irish Peers 28 

English Bishops 26 

Irish Bishops 4 

Of which there are i? I 

Minors \\\ 

Roman CathoUc Peers Cf ^ 

Irish Peers created EngMsh since ( 

election 3 -^ 

Total 3jl 

T. D. FosBRooKE.— 18-20. 
Abstracts and Extracts of Smyth's Lives of the 
Berkeley s, iUustrativc of Ancient Manners 
and the Constitution ; inchiding all tlie Pe- 
digrees in that ancient Manuscript. To 
which are annexed, a copious History of llie 
Castle and Parish of Berkeley, consisting of 
matter never before })ubhshed, cS:c. By 
Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke, M.A. F. A.S. 

London : printed hy and for John Nichols and Sou, 2b, Parliament- 
Street. 1820. 4^0. 


An account of Lady Katharine Berkeley, who died 7ih April, 
1596, from the original MS. aj)peared in the " Gentleman's Ma- 
gazine," vol. 8G, ii. p. 209; and of William Marquis Berkeley, in 
the same work, vol. 87, ii. p. 100. The author was a Mr. Smyth, 
then of Kilby Green, county of Gloucester, ance