225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Descents of the houses of Warwick and Essex
England, 16th century
MS M.956 fol. 2v
Two documents, each with hanging seals:
1) Henry of Newburgh, wearing chain mail, with left hand raised, holding shield and heraldic banner, seated astride horse. Circular seal with frame inscribed SIGILLVM HENRICI DE NVBRVGH COMITIS WARWICIAE (equestrian seal).
2) Gundred of Warenne, veiled, stands and holds bird in right hand and fleur-de-lis in left hand. Oval seal with frame inscribed SIGILLVM GVNDREDA COMICISSA WARWICIAE.
William Beauchamp, wearing hat and sixteenth-century garments, with right hand raised and holding roll in left hand, is behind low hills from which spring tree. Medallion frame inscribed WILLIAM BEAVCHAMP BARRON OF ELMELEY 1067.
Along branches of tree interspersed with leaves are roundels inscribed with names and three escutcheons:
1) Newburgh (lozengy azure and or a bordure gules semy of plates), impaled with Warwick (chequy azure and or a chevron ermine), surmounted by a crown.
2) Newburgh (lozengy azure and or a bordure gules semy of plates) impaled with Warenne (chequy or and azure), surmounted by a crown.
3) Newburgh (lozengy azure and or a bordure gules semy of plates) impaled with Percy (azure a fess of five fusils or)
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