A delineation of the Courtenay mantelpiece in the episcopal palace at Exeter, by R. Gibbs, with a biogr. notice of P. Courtenay, bishop of Exeter 1478 to 1487, to which is added a description of the Courtenay mantelpiece, by M. Halliday

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Page 8 - WILMI GEBSOUN DECANI DE RESTALRIG." AD 1540. — Auldbar Charters. 1102. ROSS, CHAPTER OF ST. PETER'S. A round seal ; at the dexter side a figure of St. Peter, holding the keys in his right hand, and a chalice (?) in his left; at the sinister side is a figure of St. Boniface, in pontifical vestments, with a crozier in his left hand. " S ' CAPITULI SCI. PETRI BONEFACII DE ROSOMARKIN.
Page 3 - Do me all the harm you can," was Courtenay's haughty reply. The prince rejoined with some emotion : " You are insolent, my lord. You think, no doubt, you can trust on your family but your relations will have trouble enough to protect themselves." To this the bishop nobly replied : " My confidence is not in my parents nor in any man ; but only in God, in whom I trust, and by whose assistance I will be bold to speak the truth.
Page 10 - Or, three torteaux, a label of three points, each point charged with three annulets Argent, and not plates, as Cleaveland, in his Genealogical History of the Family, pp.
Page 24 - No pedigree of this prelate's family is known to have been referred to by any of the Devonshire historians. The arms used by the bishop, and still remaining in several churches of the diocese, were : Sable, a chevron or, between three owls proper ; on a chief of the second as many roses gules. Burke, in the Encyclopedia, of Heraldry, gives a different coat as borne by Oldham of Hatherleigh in the co. of Devon. JD
Page 8 - Or, three torteauxes, in chief a label of three points azure, each point charged with three plates argent.
Page 3 - By a mighty effort the earth is purging itself of noxious vapours, foreshowing that this realm must purge itself of heresy, though it will not be without struggle and commotion.
Page 2 - J, married Margaret, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and Lord High Constable, by the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Edward the First ; by whom he had, besides several daughters, 1. SIR HUGH COURTENAY, one of the founders of the Order of the Garter, who was summoned to parliament as a baron on the 8th January, 44 Edw. III. 1371*, and died, vita patris, in 1374, leaving...
Page 25 - Pkehous, philosophi ac medici," a canon residentiary of this Church, was buried here in March, 1540. Against the north wall of St. Magdalene's Chapel is a large monument of Queen Elizabeth's time, which, in a recess of the basement division, contains the effigy of Sir Peter Carew, knt. who was slain in Flanders, and in the upper part, under a canopy supported by piers and Corinthian columns, the...
Page 19 - Keys endorsed the bows interlaced in bend, the uppermost Argent, the other Or, a sword interposed between them in bend sinister of the second, Points & Hilts of the third, impaling the Colledge armes.
Page 3 - My confidence is not in my parents, nor in man, but in God, and God only. By His assistance I shall be bold to speak as I ought to speak, and to maintain the truth.

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