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Creator: William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, and William Camden, Clarenceaux King of Arms
Title: Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Date: 1602
Repository: College of Arms, London, UK
Call number and opening: Record MS WZ fols. 276-277 

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Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
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1602
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Creator: William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, and William Camden, Clarenceaux King of Arms
Title: Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Date: 1602
Repository: College of Arms, London, UK
Call number and opening: Record MS WZ fols. 276-277 

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Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
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1602
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Creator: William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, and William Camden, Clarenceaux King of Arms
Title: Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Date: 1602
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Call number and opening: Record MS WZ fols. 276-277 

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Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Item Date
1602
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Record WZ fol. 277 recto

Record WZ fol. 277 verso

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Creator: William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, and William Camden, Clarenceaux King of Arms
Title: Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Date: 1602
Repository: College of Arms, London, UK
Call number and opening: Record MS WZ fols. 276-277 

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Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
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1602
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Record WZ fol. 277 verso

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Creator: William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, and William Camden, Clarenceaux King of Arms
Title: Garter and Clarenceaux's reply to the York Herald, including the Shakespeare coat of arms in trick
Date: 1602
Repository: College of Arms, London, UK
Call number and opening: Record MS WZ fols. 276-277 

In 1602, Ralph Brooke, York Herald, contested 23 coats of arms granted by William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, including the arms originally granted to Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, and now belonging to William Shakespeare. Brooke argued that these coats of arms were granted to unworthy or deceased individuals, or, in the case of Shakespeare, that they too closely resembled the ancient arms of Lord Mauley, a barony that became extinct in the fifteenth century. Dethick defended Shakespeare’s coat of arms by pointing out its unique features and John Shakespeare’s civic career and marriage into the Arden family. He argued that although the basic pattern of Shakespeare’s arms (a bend sable) resembled others, the use of the spear made it unique, and that John Shakespeare "hath borne magistracy and was justice of peace at Stratford upon Avon," and "married the daughter and heir of Arden and was able to maintain that estate." The outcome is not recorded, but the dispute appears to have been resolved in favor of Dethick.

This is one of two versions of Dethick’s reply to Brooke’s “scroll of arms,” which are also the only two examples of Shakespeare’s arms in color from his lifetime. Dethick had a hand in both versions: this version, with a small revision in his hand, is neater than the Bodleian version, which is entirely in Dethick's own handwriting. They differ in subtle but substantial ways (in addition to the expected spelling differences). For example, in the Bodleian version Dethick notes that Brooke’s complaint “hath so injuriously defamed” the people who hold the coats of arms, a detail omitted from the College of Arms copy. Because Shakespeare’s father died on September 7, 1601, William Shakespeare, who inherited the arms, would have been the target of defamation. Was the dispute between Brooke and Dethick more than just an internal affair? A rich collection of heraldic archival material scattered across the United States and England will surely yield further details.

 

Modernized/Translated transcription

[Image 1: fol. 276r]

The answer of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms to a Libelous Scroll against certain arms supposed to be wrongfully given

Right Honorable. The exceptions taken in the Scroll of Arms exhibited do concern these arms granted or the persons to whom they have been granted. In both, Right Honorable, We hope to satisfy your Lordships in particular if with your favorable leave we may present to your honorable and grave considerations the ancient & manifold authorities granted by the famous Princes of this Realm unto our predecessors. As in the reigns of King Henry 5th and Henry 6th unto William Bridges, knight, then Garter, who gave sundry blazons of Arms, and in the time of king Edward 4th to Sir John Wriothesley, Garter, and also King Henry 7th and king Henry 8th to other Garters, as Sir Thomas Wriothesley, Sir Christopher Barker and Sir Gilbert Dethick, and to all such as had the office of Clarenceux in their times as most plainly may appear under the seals of those famous Princes' authority to give Arms, as well to persons spiritual preferred to places of degrees of honor and worship, by grace, vertue, and learning, as to persons temporal for their service done to the King's Majesty and such as have been advanced to offices of dignity or increased in riches and possessions able to maintain the same.

Whereby may be proved what persons are capable of Arms. And that the granting, exemplifying and testimonials for Arms are to us ex antigua consuetudine. Wherefore relying upon such and other precedents and the Queen's Majesty's great seal of England we do conceive some grief, that exception should be taken against us for some few Arms more than against others that have given two or three thousand. And that we should not use the liberty like as in time of our Predecessors hath been used. Whereas, in these times under her Majesty's happy government hath and doth daily (in lieu of many extinct) breed diverse worthy persons qualified to bear Arms as well as in former ages, from whence no doubt great persons shall in succeeding times arise who will and must deduce their original and descents from the memorials of the places and services which their Parents held in the time of her Majesty's reign for it is said Qui nunc Novi, videntur erunt vetustissimi. /

Norton: [image of Norton coat of arms in left margin]
Mortimer: [image of Mortimer coat of arms in right margin]

This coat is not deduced from the Arms of Mortimer, earl of March but is different both in color, number of bars, and the cantons gyrons. And yet in the times when those Mortimers flourished most both Edesin and Hagely bear then coats of Arms nearer in show to that of Mortimer without any contradiction. Neither was their any exception taken in those ages when the Honor of Arms flourished most, for the resemblance of Coats of Arms. But for the Identity of Arms, or the self same Arms to be borne by two of distinct names and families. As in the memorable controversies between Carminow and Grosvenor; Sir Theobald de Gorges and Warbleton; Sitfilt and Fakenham; Singleton and Baud. And yet this Patent hath long since been recalled and cancelled with the parties consent.

[Image 2: fol. 276v]

Lound: [coat of arms in left margin]
Echingham: [two coats of arms in right margin]

There is no more offense by the descendants of Sir Peter Lound to be taken than in former time the family of Sir William Echingham, a Baron, summoned to the Parliament tempore Edward II and their descendants might have taken at Sir Peter Lound, for bearing their coat with a bordure gold, and yet the canton of Bray being assigned by the consent of his wife, the Lady Hart, one of the coheirs of the last Lord Bray. Like as the heir of Anthony Lord Lucy assigned her Arms to be quartered with the Arms of Henry Percy her husband, earl of Northumberland. And yet this man can produce that he is extract of that family by a branch of that ancient name of the Lounds./

Hall [coat of arms in left margin]
Halle. [coat of arms in right margin]

Whereas Mr Hall by relation of his parents deduceth himself to be descended of that name of Hall of Bradford in Wiltshire, but uncertain with what difference he might bear that arms, these indifferent colors were assigned to him. And herein and in all such like cases we as our predecessors in their acts and visitations are to rely upon the credit and report of persons and their memorials, being worthy to be believed.

Shakespeare [coat of arms in left margin]
[three coats of arms in right margin: Mauley, Harely, and one with three horseshoes on bend]

It may as well be said that Harely who beareth gold, a bend between two cotises sables, and all other that Or and Argent, a bend sables, usurp the coat of the Lord Mauley. As for the spear in bend is a patible difference. And the person to whom it was granted hath borne magistracy and was justice of peace at Stratford upon Avon. He married the daughter and heir of Ardern and was able to maintain that estate./

Clerke [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Clerke of Ardington, a man brought up in the laws, having lands and heritages, married the daughter of Mr Wiseman, late sheriff of the county of Berkshire. He produceth these arms engraved in an ancient seal of arms from his ancestors, and not knowing in what colors to bear and use them, desired of us to have the colors and a crest or cognizance assigned to him. And making good proof that his great-grandfather married the daughter and heir of T. Champenny, we did confirm and exemplify the same, as is lawful for us to do./

Peake: [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Peake is no Grazier but he is a Gentleman of Gray’s Inn, well qualified in all good study and learning, and of competent living. But he made good proof that this coat of arms was borne by his great grandfather John Peake of Thurlangton in Leicestershire. We allowed and testified the same, and without patents contrary to his report./

[Image 3: fol. 277r]

Cowley [coat of arms in left margin]

This Walter Cowley, who as it cannot be denied to be descended of that house of Cowley in the county of Staffordshire, untruly called ironmonger, being unwilling to prejudice the heirs of that house, accepted the mullets to be added upon the bordure of his ancient coat of arms by our advice and consent.

Murgatord [coat of arms in left margin]

The late earl of Essex, Earl Marshal of England, commanded me and Clarencieux to give these Arms to Murgatord, sometime secretary then steward to the most reverent lord, the Archbishop of Canterbury, a justice of peace having other office of dignity, with these express words: A Secretary to a councilor of estate doth serve the estate and therefore qualified to bear Arms. And his Lordship wrote also in that behalf as Mr Temple can testify.

Whitmore [coat of arms in left margin]
Whitmore [coat of arms in right margin]

Mr Whitmore, a rich merchant of London born in the county of Shropshire, where he possessed fair lands and where in Cheshire that name and family is far dispersed who all bear this coat of Arms anciently. Whereunto for a more especial difference at his funeral's being worshipfully entered at London, was added the cinquefoil in the canton with the badge or cognizance convenient. Neither doth trades derogate more from Gentry more in England then in Venice, etc.

Hickman [coat of arms in left margin]
Birmicham [coat of arms in right margin]

This coat is not the Lord Birmicham's now of Ireland. For that is party per pale, indented, argent and sables. The person to whom it was granted, and that upon some proof by him produced, is a doctor, in the civil law. And they by Rescripts of Emperors are called Clarissima dignitate constituti. And they hold for a principle, that Meritum Scientiae Juris Civilis, ipso Jure reddit eius peritum Nobilem.

Elkin Lee [their two coats of arms in left margin]
[unlabelled coat of arms in right margin]

Mr Elkin and Mr Lee, who are depraved as base tradesmen, it is well known that they have been both sheriffs of London and Mr Lee shortly to be mayor of that city. So that it cannot be denied, but unto men of that place of civil government such honor of Arms hath been always allowed in former ages.

Thwaites [coat of arms in left margin]

It is certain likewise that Mr Thwaites was an alderman of London and had this coat without the flower de luce given to him by a herald that hath no such authority. Which if it had passed by his warrant without the authority of us Kings of Arms happily it had never been called in question, yet such are daily given and passed without our knowledge.

[Image 4: fol. 277v]

Withins [coat of arms in left margin]

As for the other nine coats, first Withins, a worshipful citizen and alderman of London. The Arms were allowed at the request of the heralds for his funeral, to their profits.

Gibson [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Gibson, a man of honest parents, justice of peace, alderman, and sheriff of Norwich, of lands and wealth sufficient. And sufficient different from that name and Arms.

Pettous [coat of arms in right margin]

Pettous was alderman and sheriff of Norwich.

Lawrence [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Lawrence was allowed that coat with a difference at the request of the heralds for their turns at funerals.

Smith: Young: Mouldsworth: [coat of arms of Moulesworth in right margin]

As for Mr Smith, Young, and Mouldsworth, Garter never gave them Arms nor Patent.

Woolger: As for Woolger, he was not in the last roll and yet being inserted in the new paper, Garter answered that he never gave them.

Howard [coat of arms, center left]
Hayward [coat of arms, center right]

These Arms are falsely and maliciously surmised to be given to Hayward by Garter. As it was directly proved by young Mr John Hayward of the Inner Temple, gent.
The true blazon of the Arms exemplified by Garter Anno 1592 to Henry Hayward, late elected alderman of London, now of Tandridge in Surrey, 1601.

Harborne [coat of arms on left]
[unlabelled coat of arms on right]

As for Mr Harborne, whereas they also say that Garter made a false pedigree for Peirs Harborne, who they evilly and untruly say was a traitor, etc. because he was in Spain. Garter answereth first that the copy which they produce doth not agree but is differing from the original pedigree which he made for Mr Harborne.

The pedigree was for many descents, testified and proved at that time in the Office to be true.

The Arms witnessed and allowed by the late Cook, Clarenciuex, and so confirmed by Garter. And the said Piers Harborne justified to be a good subject to the Queen's Majesty as appeareth by a letter.

Dongan: As for Dongan, Garter answereth that he never gave him any. But what was exemplified by Garter is proved by Mr Dongan's letter for his antiquity.

Semi-diplomatic transcription

[Image 1: fol. 276r]

The answere of Garter & Clarenciaux
Kinges of Armes to a Libellous Scrowle against
certein Arms supposed to be wrongfully given

Right Honorable. The exceptions taken in the Scrowle of Armes exhibited
doe concerne these Armes granted or the persons to whome they haue bin granted.
In both right Honorable Wee hope to satisfie your Lordships in perticuler yf with your fauorable
leaue wee may present to your Honorable and graue considerations. The auncyent
& manifold authorites granted by the famous Princes of this Realme vnto our
Predecessors. As in the Reignes of king Henry 5th and Henry 6th vnto
William Bridges knight then Garter. who gaue sundrie blasons of Armes
And in the time of king Ew 4th to Sir John Wriothesley Garter, and also
king Henry 7th and king Henry 8th to other Garters, as Sir Thomas
Wriothesley Sir Christopher Barker and Sir Gilbert dethick
And to all such as had the office of Clarenciaux in their times as most
plainely may appeare vnder the seales of those famous Princes authorite
to giue Armes, aswell to parsons spirituall preferred to places of degrees
of honor and worshippe, by grace, vertue, & learninge. As to persons temporall for
their seruice done to the kinges Maiestie and such as haue bin aduanced to Offices
of dignitie or increased in riches & possessions able to maintaine the same
Whereby may be proued what persons are capable of Armes. And that the
granting, exemplifieng and testimonialles for Armes are to vs ex antigua
conseuetudine. Wherefore relieing vppon such and other presidentes and the
Queenes Maiesties great seale of England wee doe conceaue some greife, that
exception should be taken against vs for some fewe ^Armes more then against
others that haue giuen two or three thowsandes. And that we should not vse the
libertie like as in time of our Predecessors hath bin vsed. Whereas, in these
times vnder her Maiesties happie gouer[n]ment hath and doth daily (in lieu of many
extinct) breed diuers worthy persons qualified to beare Armes aswell
as in former ages ffrom whence no doubt great persons shall in succe=
ding times arise. who will and must deduce their originall and descentes from
the memorialls of the places and seruices which their Parentes held in the time
of her Maiesties Raigne for it is said Qui nunc Noui, videntur erunt
vetustissimi. /

Norton: [Norton coat of arms in left margin]
Mortimer: [Mortimer coat of arms in right margin]

This coate is not deduced from the Armes of Mortimer Erle
of Marche but is different both in coulour number of Barrs & the Cantonnes
gironnes. And yet in the times when those Mortimers florished most both Edesin and
Hagely bare then coates of Armes neerer in shew to that of
Mortimer without any contradiction. Neither was their any
exception taken in those ages. When the Honor of Armes
florished most. for the resemblance of Coates of Armes. But
for the Indentity of Armes, or the selfe same Armes to be borne
of by two of distinct names and families. As in the memorable
controuersies betweene Carminow. and. Grasvenor. Sir The=
obald de Gorges, and Warbleton, Sitfilit, and Fakenham,
Singleton and Baud. And yet this Patent hath long since
bin recalled and cancelled with the parties consent.

[catchword] There is no more

[Image 2: fol. 276v]

Lound: [coat of arms in left margin]
Echingham: [two coats of arms in right margin]

There is no more offence by the descendantes of Sir Peter
Lound to be taken then in former time the family of Sir
William Echingham a Baron sommoned to the Parliament
tempore Edw. 2. and their descendantes might haue taken at Sir
Peter Lound, for bearing their coate with a Bordure Gould
And yet the Canton of Bray being assigned by the consent of
his wife the Lady Hart, one of the coheires of the last Lord
Bray. Like as the heire of Anthony Lord Lucy assigned
her Armes to be quartered with the Armes of Henry Percy
her husband Erle of Northumberland. And yet this man
can produce that he is extract of that familie by a branch
of that aunciant name of the Loundes./

Hall [coat of arms in left margin]
Halle. [coat of arms in right margin]

Whereas Mr Hall by relation of his parents deduceth himselfe
to be descended of that name of Hall of Bradford in Wiltshire
But vncertaine with what difference he might beare that
Armes these indifferent coulors weare assigned to him
And herein & in all such like cases wee as our Predecessors
in their actes and visitacions are to relie vppon the creditt
and report of persons & their memorialls being worthy to be
beleeued.

Shakespere [coat of arms in left margin]
[three coats of arms in right margin: Mauley, Harely, and one with three horseshoes on bend]

It may aswell be said that Harely who beareth gould
a Bend betweene two Cotizes sables, and all other that Or. and
Argent. a bend sables vsurpe the coate of the Lo. Mauley
As for the Speare in Bend is a patible difference. And the
person to whome it was granted hath borne magestracy and
was Iustice of peace at Stratford vpon Avon he maried
the daughter and heire of Arderne and was able to maintaine
that estate./

Clerke [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Clerke of Ardington a man brought vp in the lawes
hauing landes and heritages maried the daughter of
Mr Wiseman late Sheriffe of the countie of Barkshire
he produceth these Armes engraued in an auncient seale
of Armes from his Auncestors and not knowing in what
coullors to beare and vse them. desired of vs to haue the
coullors and a Creast or cognisance assigned to him. And
making good proofe that his great Grandfather maried
the daughter and heire of T. Champenny wee did con=
firme & exemplife the same. As is lawfull for vs to doe./

Peake: [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Peake is no Grasier but he is is [sic] a Gentleman
of Grayes Inne well qualified in all good study and lerning
and of Competent liuing. But he made good proofe
that this coate of Armes was borne by his great grand=
father Iohn Peake of Thurlangton in Leicestershire
wee allowed and testified the same. and without
Patentes contrary to his report./

[catchword] This Walter Cowley.

[Image 3: fol. 277r]

Cowley [coat of arms in left margin]

This Walter Cowley who as it cannot be denied to be
descended of that howse of Cowley in the countie of Staff.
vntruly called Ironmonger being vnwilling to preiudice
the heires of that howse, accepted the Moulletes to be added
vpon the bordure of his auncient coate of Armes by our
aduice and consent.

Murgatord [coat of arms in left margin]

The late Erle of Essex, Erle Marshal of England
commaunded mee and Clarenciaulx, to giue these Armes
to Murgatord sometime secretary then Steward to the
most reuerent Lord the Archbishoppe of Canterbury
a Iustice of peace hauing other office of dignitie with these
expresse wordes: A Secretary to a councellor of Estate
doth serue the Estate & therefore qualified to beare Armes
And his Lordship wrotte also in that behalfe as Mr Temple
can testifie

Whitmore [coat of arms in left margin]
Whitmore [coat of arms in right margin]

Mr Whitmore a rich Marchant of London borne in
the countie of Salope where he possessed faire landes and
where in Chesheire that name and familie is farr dispersed
who all beare this coate of Armes aunciently. Wherevnto
for a more especiall difference at his funeralls being wor=
shipfully entrered at London was added the Cinquefold in
the canton with the badge or cognisance conuenient. Neither
doth trades derogate more form Gentrie more in
England then in Venice &c.

Hickman: [coat of arms in left margin]
Birmicham [coat of arms in right margin]

This coate is not the Lord Birmichams now of Ireland. ffor
that is partie per pale, indented. Argent and, Sables. The
parson to whome it was granted. and that vppon some
proofe by him produced, Is a doctor, in the ciuill Lawe
And they by Rescripts of Emperors are called Clarissima 
dignitate constituti. And they hould for a principle. That 
Meritum Scientiae Iuris Ciuilis, ipso Iure reddit eius peritum
Nobilem
.

Elkin: Lee: [their two coats of arms in left margin]

[unlabelled coat of arms in right margin]

Mr Elkin and Mr Lee who are depraued as base trades
men. It is well knowen that they haue bin both Sheriffes of London
and Mr Lee shortly to bee Maior of that Cittie. So that
it cannot be denied, but vnto men of that place of Ciuill
gouer[n]ment such honor of Armes hath bin allwayes allowed
in former ages.

Thwaites [coat of arms in left margin]

It is certaine likewise, That Mr Thwaites was an Alder=
man of London and had this coate without the flower de
luce giuen to him by a Herauld that hath no such autho=
rite. Which if it had passed by his warrant without
the authorite of vs kinges of Armes happely it had
neuer bin called in question yet such are daily giuen
and passed without our knowledge./

[catchword] As for the other

[Image 4: fol. 277v]

Withins [coat of arms in left margin]

As for the other nine coates ffirst Withins, a worshipfull
citizen and Alderman of London The Armes were allowed
at the request of the herauldes for his ffuinerala to their
profittes.

Gibson [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Gibson, a man of honest parentes Iustice of Peace
Alderman and Sheriffe of Norwich of landes and
wealth sufficient. And sufficient different from that
name and Armes.

Pettous [coat of arms in right margin]

Pettous was Alderman and Sheriffe of Norwich.

Lawrence [coat of arms in left margin]

Mr Lawrence was allowed that Coate with a diffe=
rence at the request of the Herauldes for their
turnes at ffuneralls.

Smith: Young:
Mouldzworth: [coat of arms of Molesworth in right margin]

As for Mr Smith Yonge, and Mouldzworth Garter
neuer gaue them Armes, nor Patent./

Woolger: As for Woolger, he was not in the last Rolle and
yet being inserted in the new paper Garter answered
that he neuer gaue them./

Howard: [coat of arms, center left]
Hayward: [coat of arms, center right]

These Armes are falsly &
maliciously surmised to be
giuen to Hayward by Garter.
As it was directly proued
by young Mr Iohn Hay=
ward of the Inner Temple
Gent./ 

The trewe blazon of the
Armes exemplified by
Garter. Anno .1592. To
Henry Hayward late
elected Alderman of
London, now of Tandrige
in Surrey .1601:

Harborne [coat of arms on left]
[unlabelled coat of arms on right]

As for Mr Harborne. Whereas they also say that Garter
made a false Pedigree for Peirs Harborne who they euilly &
vntruly say was a traitor &c. because he was in Spaine./
Garter answereth ffirst that the Copie which they produce
doth not agree but is differing from the Originall pedigree
which he made for Mr Harborne./

The pedigree was for many descentes testified & proued at
that time in the Office to be true./

The Armes witnessed and allowed by the late Cooke Clarencieux 
And so confirmed by Garter./ And the said Piers Harborne
Iustefyd to be A good subiect to the Quenes Maiestie as appeareth by A letter.

Dongan: As for Dongan Garter answereth that he
neuer gaue him any./ But what was exemplefied by
Garter is proued by Mr Dongans letter for his antiquite.