Featherstone One Name Study

Featherstone surname study registered with the Guild of One Name Studies

Arms & Heraldry

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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.

File nameRobert Perkinson and Ralph Perkinson I.JPG
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Linked toRalph Parkinson, of Fairsnape; Robert Parkinson

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