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Heraldic collections, written in 1741?

MS. Top. Devon c. 6
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 8) a general English armory, in roughly alphabetical order (Albany-Zouch)
  2. (fol. 138) a similar armory (Adams-Woodley)
  3. (fol. 234) 'The Armes of the Nobilitie & Gentrie of the County of Devon', in roughly alphabetical order (Athelstan-Zouch)
  4. (fol. 279) a similar armory for Cornwall (Abew-Yearth).

At fol. 276 is a list of Devonshire families with the quarterings to which they have a right (beg. 'Acland quarters 1. Ratcliffe, 2. Hawkworthy', cf. MS. Top. Devon b. 5, fols. 256v [which is perhaps the original list] and 213): followed by an imperfect account of the family of Courtenay (fol. 277v).


  • Creation: written in 1741?


299 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Devon c. 6

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 22759

Custodial History

This volume is stated in Sotheby's catalogue to be 'from copies out of the Herald's Office in 1659, and transcribed with some additions in 1741' and 'bequeathed by Fran. Worthy to Dr Wm. Hallett, Physician, in Exeter, of whose Executors, this with several of the preceding vols. was purchased by Dean Milles'.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 3/4 × 9 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom