Hello Tom,Very interesting, your date is the earliest I have seen for sure. I would
certainly like a copy of the seal. Please send via email dawn.coulter(a)att.net or however
you have to post it.My maiden name is Bowles.Thank you.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:32 PM, Tom LaPorte via <bowles(a)rootsweb.com>
Would anyone know what the earliest use of the Swineshead arms with the three couped
boar's head in the three bowls?
I've just received from the Library of Wales a land indenture from John le Warre, Lord
of Swineshead, to Randolph Bolle of Swineshead which is dated Feb. 10, 1383. I ordered it
because the catalogue entry states that the document had an intact armorial seal of the
Bole family which the archivist there thought looked like 3 ships sailing. However, now
that I have the copy, they are clearly the Bolle of Swineshead arms. The round bottom of
the bowls had looked like a ship's bottom and the erect heads had looked like the
I believe this is earlier than I have seen references for these arms before. ????
If anyone wants a copy of the seal I would be glad to sent it on. I can't send the
whole document due to the agreement I signed with the archives to get the copy but I
don't think the seal would be a problem. If anyone wants to post the image online
though, please reference the National Library of Wales.
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