Topsfield, Henry N/A

The arms and crest are those of Topsfield of Frisingfield near Harleston in Norfolk. Without the mullet they are Topsfield of Fressingfield, Gislingham, Pakenham or Redisham in Suffolk and Norfolk. According to Clements it belonged “perhaps Henry Topsfield who was Sheriff of London in [ ] and married Susan Muschamp before 1568”. All the bindings have the same roll (Oldham HE.g.8) in blind. J.B. Oldham. English blind stamped bindings. Cambridge, 1952. records the use of the roll alone on books printed between 1570 and 1581 and attributes the bindings to London. Apart from the mullets the stamps are identical.

Seat / Residence(s): Frisingfield, Norfolk
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Topsfield, Henry (Stamp 1) Motto: Fayth faileth not
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A talbot couchant regardant charged on the shoulder with a mullet in front of a tree
Arms: On a chevron ermine three martlets a mullet for difference
Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: talbot, Heraldic Charges: tree
Topsfield, Henry (Stamp 2) Motto: Fayth faileth not
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A talbot couchant regardant charged on the shoulder with a mullet in front of a tree
Arms: On a chevron ermine three martlets
Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: talbot, Heraldic Charges: tree