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William Dugdale Correspondence

William Andrewes

Secretary to George Booth, lord Delamere

William Andrewes, Dunham, Ches. to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 15 August 1663

'At your being in theis parts so very short warning was given to Mr Venables of Agdon (a kinsman of my Lords) that it was Impossible for him to prepare his Pedigree into a method fitt for your veiw, whereuppon you were pleased to suspend your resolutions untill this Terme now in regard there will probably be some dispute arise betwixt that Gentleman and another of that name there is more exactnesse required to be in itt then time will Allow of which the Gentleman complaining, I assured him your very greate Civility would nott suffer you to streighten any person as likewise of your Intentions of being here againe in Lent, by which time the Gentleman sayes he will bee ready for you, hee being now busily sorting his deedes and evidences in order to it. I beseech you therefor give him tyme untill then by which you will do an act of justice to him and much oblige Sir your most humble servant'.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire