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by Joseph M James
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 15192

Re: Blazon this

Mr. Green, where did you find that. I'm always looking for more German resources.
by Joseph M James
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 6452

Re: Here's another to try

I think the instrument is a vielle, a medieval type of violin.
by Joseph M James
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 6452

Re: Here's another to try

That's much better. I don't know what happened. Your image is exactly what I have, all I did was reduce it and sent it and it went out of focus between my computer and the forum.
by Joseph M James
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Here's another to try
Replies: 5
Views: 6452

Here's another to try

Same armorial as previous post-1450
by Joseph M James
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Blazon this
Replies: 18
Views: 15192

Blazon this

I found this in Scheibler'sches armorial-1450. This is an armorial of mostly German, Dutch, and Austrian nobles and all are depicted with tilting helms.
by Joseph M James
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: German Imperial Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Re: German Imperial Ring

hohenzollern arms 5.JPG Mr. Green you were spot on. I took the ring to a jeweler today and he agreed with you. Under intense magnification I was able to make out details. It is the imperial arms of Hohenzollern and of course Germany. The shape of the shield gave me the time period. This shape was o...
by Joseph M James
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: German Imperial Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

German Imperial Ring

I found this in the bottom of a box of stuff that belonged to my mother. It was almost black. I cleaned it with a tooth brush and tooth paste. I just have to find out which era it represents.
by Joseph M James
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?

No more theories, just some things I found. The earliest mention of the Knightley/Cotes shared arms that I have found was by Sampson Erdeswick (1553-1603) in his Survey of Staffordshire in which he says "It would seem the Cotes should derive themselves from the Knightleys, or else they do the Knight...
by Joseph M James
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?

I agree, BUT (I love big buts) I managed to get a look at the genealogy of Cotes of Cotes and Cotes of Woodcote starting with the earliest Cotes recorded and ending in 1886. this included marriages and it appears Alice de Knightley was the only person to inject Knightley blood into the Cotes bloodli...
by Joseph M James
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?

I realize I totally screwed up the blazon, but I tired and in a hurry, sorry, but the Paly of---------- still appears to be Knightley and the Ermine appears to come from Pantulf I just got the locations on the shield wrong.
by Joseph M James
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Knightley/Cotes arms- I have a theory?

After extensive research: Robert and William de Knightley were born in the middle to late 1200's. Robert being the elder son inherited his father's estates which partially came from good marriages. The arms of Knightley were Paly of ------------ ( 1st. and 3rd. quarters of the Knightley arms). The E...
by Joseph M James
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Cotes of Woodcote
Replies: 8
Views: 6212

Re: Cotes of Woodcote

If you look at Burke's the other arms have disappeared and both Knightley and Cotes have the same arm's,Quarterley-1and4,Ermine-2and3 Paly of six or and gules period, nothing else. I discovered this 2 yrs. ago this coming January and looked for anything about this when I had time. The only thing I e...
by Joseph M James
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: What if Edward VIII ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Re: What if Edward VIII ?

Mr. Green, I'm sorry I misunderstood your intent, though I wonder how many recognized the reference to the warming pan. Nice informal picture of Her Majesty. The ring could be photoshopped, I ain't buyin' it just yet. I tend to agree with Prince Philip when he expressed his displeasure at his childr...
by Joseph M James
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: What if Edward VIII ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Re: What if Edward VIII ?

OK Mr. Green, if you see the last line in my post this was just an exercise. Actually I'm lazy and it's easier to ask a question here than do the research myself and I'm aware of the lives of Prince James Stuart and Wallis Simpson. Getting past that, the rest of your answer was good. It's about 11:0...
by Joseph M James
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: What if Edward VIII ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

What if Edward VIII ?

Just curious, let's say Edward VIII had been allowed to marry Wallis Simpson and keep the throne. They then had issue and their child or grandchild now sat on the throne, which of course would make the person we now call Elizabeth II just a royal cousin. Would anyone care to speculate on what arms, ...
by Joseph M James
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 6939

Re: commoner arms

Mr. McCartney, I couldn't find Mumbauer,but Mumbauer is a German surname. The other two appear to be Americanized versions of the same name. Just because it's not in Siebmachers doesn't mean that much,the arms attributed to my 6xggf are not in Siebmachers,they were found though genealogy buried in c...
by Joseph M James
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10005

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

Yes Mr. McCartney I am an American. I think you answered my next question which would have been; if my genealogy was good ( I used a German/Mormon genealogist with impeccable credentials because Mormons for the most part take genealogy very seriously,to start my mother's family research) and I decid...
by Joseph M James
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 6939

Re: commoner arms

Mr. Goldstraw, I found all 3 of those books on archive.org. of course the Boutells is old. I skimmed though the Art of Heraldry and was amazed how many times it referenced German heraldry until I read about the book itself and discovered parts of it were based on English translations of Strohl's Her...
by Joseph M James
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 6939

commoner arms

The Siebmacher series of books contains 14 vols. of burger or commoner arms pub.1885 thru 1961. Ottfried Neubecker then published in 1985, the Grosses Wappen-Bilder lexicon containing the over 21,000 illustrations of these arms. I have a copy of this book should someone want or need something out of...
by Joseph M James
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 1
Views: 2884

commoner arms

The Siebmacher series of books contains 14 vols. of burger or commoner arms pub.1885 thru 1961. Ottfried Neubecker then published in 1985, the Grosses Wappen-Bilder lexicon containing the over 21,000 illustrations of these arms. I have a copy of this book should someone want or need something out of...
by Joseph M James
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10005

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

Thank you Mr. Green, I doubt the College of Arms would go with quartering as the arms associated my mother's family are 100% Bavarian,but I'll admit I didn't think of quartering.I thought of inescutcheon of pretense because I believe(with what little I know about heraldry) that in accepted rules I h...
by Joseph M James
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 10005

I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

If my 7x great grandfather in the male line of my father's family was an armiger. Then my 6x great grandfather left England for the American Colonies and dropped the use of the arms, can I assume the arms in their entirety If I prove my lineage through registered genealogist ? Now to complicate thin...
by Joseph M James
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Who granted the arms?
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Re: Who granted the arms?

I seem to remember reading who was King when the College of Arms was instituted and I imagine that coincided with the 1st. visitations. I read so much I can't keep it all straight. That's why I like this forum, someone can present a question and get an answer that is short and to the point. That app...
by Joseph M James
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Who granted the arms?
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Who granted the arms?

In researching German heraldry I noticed that the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire at times deferred the granting of arms to whomever controlled certain areas (ie. Duke of Saxony or Bavaria etc. who it appears were called Princes as well as being called Dukes ), but only in their respective areas. ...
by Joseph M James
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: inheritable arms of the landed gentry?
Replies: 2
Views: 3265

Re: inheritable arms of the landed gentry?

Thank you, Mr. Goldstraw, good reply, this is exactly what I was looking for. I'm aware of the Court of Lord Lyon. Since my post on 8/8/2016 ( Index to the Pedigrees and Arms) I have visited many forums in the U.S. Great Britain and Germany and noticed a woman was recognized as Clan Chief of a certa...