"Burke's General Armory" would have to be one of the greatest collection of Coats of Arms for the families of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Covering the period up until 1844, which this edition was produced, John Burke collected details on as many blazons as he could, and comprising of almost 1200 pages, this volume contains details on thousands of persons granted arms.
"The General Armory" went through numerous editions in the 19th century: first published in 1842, reprinted in 1842, and revised in 1843, the third edition was printed in 1844. Various editions continued to be published and reprinted, with the 1884 being the last edition , and containing some 60,000 names.
The full title of this magnificent publication explains more fully just what it comprises of: "Encyclopedia of heraldry or general armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland: comprising a registry of all armorial bearings from the earlies to the present time, including the late grants by the College of Arms".
Some entries include marriage details as well as of those of their children.
Containing high quality scanned images of the whole of the original 1844 (3rd) edition with supplement, this books is arranged in alphabetical order of surnames, and contains a huge collection of blasons of British arms. Most entries are written in descriptive form, with a few having actual sketches of the blason.
BISSHOPP (as borne by Sir Cecil Augustus Bisshopp, bart.) Arg. on a bend cottised gu. three bezants. Crest - On a ducal coronet or, a griffin sejant, ar. resting the dexter claw on the escutcheon of the last. Motto - Pro Deo et ecclesia.
TREFUSIS (Baron Clinton). Ar. a chev. betw. three wharrow-spindles, sa. Crest - A griffin, segreant, or, resting the dexter foot on a shield ar. Supporters - Two greyhounds ar. collared and lined gu. Motto - Tout vient de Dieu.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.