New Series volume 14, 297 pp., £50 GBP/ $100 USD
ISBN 0-9513335-6-9, ISSN 1351-5438
The present volume presents the texts of the
four visitations made by the heralds to parts of Wales. These are:
South Wales and the adjoining March, by
William Ballard, March King of Arms, c.1480.
South Wales and Herefordshire, by William
Fellow, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolt, Clarenceux, in
Flintshire, by Robert Chaloner, Lancaster
Herald, and Francis Sandford, Rouge Dragon, Deputies and
Marshals to William Dugdale, Norroy King of Arms, in 1670.
Monmouthshire, by Henry Dethick,
Richmond, and Gregory King, Rouge Dragon, for Sir Henry St.
George, Clarenceux King of Arms, in 1683.
In addition, a visitation of Denbighshire was
prepared for 1670 by Chaloner and Sandford, but no record of it has
survived, and it was probably not carried out. A copy of the
preparatory lists of the gentry of Denbighshire has survived in the
College of Arms, and is also printed here.
Fulk ap Hywel,
Lancaster Herald, received a commission to visit all Wales and the
Marches on 9 June 1551, but this was not carried out owing to his
degrading and execution for counterfeiting the seal of Clarenceux
King of Arms. This is a matter for great regret, since no visitation
of all Wales was ever made by the heralds.
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