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William Dugdale Correspondence

Samuel Keene

Arms painter from Nantwich, Cheshire, who acted as Dugdale's deputy.

Samuel Keene, Nantwich to William Dugdale, London, 11 June 1671

'I have hereinclosed the descentes of Mr Whetenhall of Nantwich who hath shown to me all his deedes seled with the armes of 3 hundred yeare since Sir Tho: Wetenhall of Wetenhall'. He wants to know whether this is sufficient. Mentions his brother seeing Dugdale in London.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire

 

Samuel Keene, Nantwich to William Dugdale, London, 8 July 1671

More about Mr Whetenhall, who is an esquire by virtue of being a councillor and he would have challenged Wetenhall of Hankelow's claim at the visitation, but he was then at the inns of court. Promises a money account by the return. Has a query about a tablet dated 1391, that a gentleman has shown in proof of his arms, since Dugdale said when he was in Cheshire that 'aney ancient thing' could be used as proof.

College of Arms, Visitation Papers: Cheshire & Lancashire