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Offline Janet Waterhouse

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Five feathers in coronet shown on estate map 1707
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I've come across the attached symbol on a Yorkshire estate map of 1707.

It appears in the top left-hand quadrant of the map, presumably of some significance.

Do you know what it may signify, possibly the name of the cartographer?

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Janet

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Re: Five feathers in coronet shown on estate map 1707
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Janet, 

I think that it is more likely to be the badge of the owner of the estate. In heraldry a badge is a simple device to represent the owner. Far more simple than a coat of arms, which can be very complicated and when reduced in size almost indecipherable. 

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Re: Five feathers in coronet shown on estate map 1707
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply Chas.

Shown in the top-right-hand quadrant is the coat of arms of the owner of the estate.

Janet


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Re: Five feathers in coronet shown on estate map 1707
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 08:03 GMT (UK) »
Looks to me like a family stamp a sort of shorthand version of a coat of arms.
I would describe the stamp as - "Out of a ducal coronet a plume of five ostrich feathers"
Though the image is not very clear.
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Re: Five feathers in coronet shown on estate map 1707
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply Guy.

I looked at the possibility of an armorial binding or family stamp. 

If indeed it's five ostrich feathers - possibly three white and two of a darker colour - in a crossed coronet, this arrangement represents a Duke, the estate was owned by an Earl, one step down from a Duke.

Janet