Category Archives: 14th century

Is this land our land? (Object 41)

This crumpled, faded and spotted scrap of parchment is the oldest item in the Usmeum, and, like many of the older documents, it has come to me via Auntie and Elsie Fry’s family. It is a deed to an acre … Continue reading

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Bendy of eights and Baronial helmets (object 40)

This is the coat of arms of the Horman-Fisher family, as printed in this tattered 1856 copy of Illuminated Heraldic Illustrations with Annotations, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms (London: Hurst & Blackett, 1856), which is in the … Continue reading

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