Finch and Croft coat of arms 17th century copperplate - Stock Image

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This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a 'roll of arms' from Richard Blome's Britannia, an atlas published in 1673. It features the coats of arms of people who contributed towards the completion of the work – starting with King Charles II. Each page includes 35 coats of arms, presented here in pairs.

These two coats of arms are from folio (page) 23 of the work. In old English, an 's' appeared as a 'long s' (which looks like an 'f'), while 'ss' appeared as 'fs'. 'Com' was an abbreviation for 'County'. A number is assigned to each benefactor.

Here are the accompanying texts (followed by modernised English where appropriate):

Sr. Heneage FINCH of Kingfington in Com Middlefex Kt. & Bart. Attourney Generall to his Ma'ty &c. (Sir Heneage Finch of Kensington in the County of Middlesex; Attorney General)

Sr. Herbert CROFTS of Crofts Caftle in Hereford Shire Bart. fon & Heir to Herbert Lord Bifhop of Hereford (Sir Herbert Croft of Croft Castle Hereford)

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