Friday, November 3, 2017
Old Heraldry For Sale! Act Now!
Are you related to the Hewitt or Allen families of Cheshire in England? You might want to try to save this particular piece of heraldic family history.
An article today in the Knutsford Guardian discusses the upcoming auction of a 17th Century armorial and genealogical scroll, and notes that Wright Marshall Auction House in Church Hill is looking for descendants of this prominent Cheshire family in the hopes of returning it to the family. Otherwise the scroll will be auctioned on Tuesday, November 7.
The picture on the left is of the lowest portion of the scroll, while the inset on the right is of the entire scroll.
It covers the history of the family (the Allens from Brindley and the Hewitts from Knutsford and then Northwich) from the time of Edward III up to about 1675.
Or, of course, it could be yours if you want it. The auction price is expected to be up to £300.
You can read the full article about this rare heraldic and genealogical scroll on-line on the website of the Knutsford Guardian at http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15636562.17th_century_armorial_scroll_to_go_under_the_hammer_as_auctioneer_bids_to_find_family_descendants/
A better picture, and a little more information, as well as a link to place a bid on-line for this scroll can be found on the website of the auction house at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/wrightmarshall/catalogue-id-wright10169/lot-5210c180-3337-4574-a7cd-a817010e1ccf