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Offline The Wirral Way

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Which church in Stafford
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 19:16 GMT (UK) »
In the book titled ‘ Survey of Staffordshire etc ctc’ by Sampson Erdeswick and revised by Thomas Harwood and published in 1820 it discusses on a particular page a particular Coat of Arms. That page can be found by following link the link below:

 https://archive.org/details/asurveystafford00harwgoog/page/n158

The book states:
‘And besides in Stafford church, stands together, Azure, three butterflies Argent,  and Argent, a pile Gules; it being well known, that Sir James de Audeley and Sir John Chandose were great companions in arms about this time.

Can anybody tell me to which church in Stafford the book is referring; and are the ‘Coats of Arms’ still visible.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Which church in Stafford
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 07:59 GMT (UK) »
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Which church in Stafford
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi BumbleB,
Many thanks for your reply. I do not believe that St James' Church in the village of Audley is the church I am after.

My reading of the 1820 document is that it is referring to one of the Churches in the Town of Stafford rather than a church in the County of Staffordshire.

My guess is that the 1820 document would be referring to either St Chad's Church or St Mary's, but it could be another church. From Wikipedia it suggests that both these churches were remodelled in the Victorian period so it is possible that the coats of arms are no longer visible.
Thanks for your reply

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Re: Which church in Stafford
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
I was only going on the "commemorative brass" mentioned.

Good luck with the search.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Which church in Stafford
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 17:42 GMT (UK) »
BumbleB
Thanks for your help