heraldry

for various other heraldic tidbits, see the blog, 'a genealogist's sketchbook'


Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (a new official website for the committee is under construction)


William Sumner Appleton, "Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms of New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 45 (1891), 187-90; 52 (1898), 185. PDF (196K).

George W. Chamberlain, "Amorial Families of New England," Magazine of History with Notes and Queries 6 (Jul-Dec 1907), 285-90; 8 (July-Dec 1908), 22-28, 101-107, 168-76. PDF (636K). Each article contains an identical list of 32 authentic armigerous English colonists in New England. Chamberlain's list reproduces Appleton's with a bit more genealogical detail.


some armigerous ancestors

some colonial armorial gravestones

a medieval armorial bibliography

some medieval and early modern heraldic images:

the Mountjoy scroll (16th c.): 1st section | 2d section | 3d section

Mountjoy (Toledo/Ayala) Garter stall plate (15th c.)

the 'Lewknor Carpet' (1564)

Wingfield armorial painting (early 17th c.)

Gavard's armorial of the 'Salles des Croisades' at Versailles

Oswald Barron, "Heraldry Revived," The Ancestor 1 (1902), 36-57 (pdf, 1.3 mb).

Oswald Barron, "Heraldry," Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed. (1910-11), 13:311-330 with plates (pdf, 3.2 mb).


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rev 02/22/2009