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Ralph Parkinson, of Fairsnape


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  • Name Ralph Parkinson 
    Suffix of Fairsnape 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 34903 
    Reference Number MEM269 
    Person ID I34903  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2012 

    Father Alexander Parkinson,   d. 1416 
    Family ID F10900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Robert Parkinson
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Arms & Heraldry
    Arms of Robert Perkinson and his son Ralph Perkinson I; During theHeraldic Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster in 1613 RichardSt George Norroy King of Arms confirmed Robert Parkinson's right to bearthe attributed arms of Perkin Featherstone recognizing a long held'prescriptive' right. He would not indeed he legally could not do thisunless he was absolutely certain that the said Robert Parkinson was thelegal heir of Perkin Featherstone. Furthermore he could not do so unlessRobert Parkinson had provided documentary evidence to prove his case. Itis absolutely and strictly forbidden for any Herald to grant armsbelonging to one man to another man. It must be remembered that arms donot belong to families, but are the property of an individual andheritable only by strict primogeniture unless a Royal License isobtained.