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MS. 76 Heraldry on church plate in Essex

(old shelfmark **A.76)

Origin:England, ?York
Date:20th c., ca. 1918 - 1961
Material:Paper (factory made)
Physical Description:i paper flyleaf + 36 folios + i paper flyleaf, 301 x 223 (210 – 220 x 135) mm, ca. 14 lines, ruled in pencil
Incipit:Barking [St Margaret’s] on a silver gilt cup
2o folio:Ockendon, North, in
Contents:Fols. 1r – 28r, Heraldry on church plate in Essex; fol. 29r, Index (incomplete); fol. 30r, Pedigree of the family of Marney of Layer Marney, Essex; fol. 30v, Pedigree of family of Bullen or Boleyn of Blickling, Norfolk, and Hever, Kent; fol. 31r, Pedigree of the family of Bardwell and Harleston (incomplete)
Script:Cursive (pseudo-Secretary)
Scribe:George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961)
Artist:George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961)
Decoration:5 achievements of arms, 63 shields of arms and 13 crests, painted or drawn and prepared for painting, fols. 1r – 28r; 1 historiated initial [ca. 4 l.] in gold on a quartered pink and blue ground with white diaper and foliate patterns for entry for Bulmer (St Andrew’s) fol. 16r [arms of Ulster and Ireland]; ornamental initials [ca. 4 l.] in shaded blue or gold on pink or red grounds with white foliate motifs for towns and significant villages; three-sided bar-borders with minor spraywork and foliate motifs, fols. 1r – 28r; shields of arms (most blank) for pedigrees, fols. 30r – 31r
Provenance:George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961); his bequest, 1961
Binding:19th / 20th c., brown leather over paste boards, blue and cream endbands (probably produced as a blank notebook)
Notes:Only rectos used, fols. 1r – 28r. Larman was born in Essex, and was a student at Trinity Hall 1914 – 1918.

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