Commonplace book [manuscript]

TitleCommonplace book [manuscript]
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1700
LibraryBeinecke Library Yale
BindingBound in red goatskin with stamp 1 in gold on the upper cover, and stamp 2 on lower.
SignatureSignature on the front flyleaf: "E.H. Barker" ; Inscription on the front flyleaf: "Donum Francisci Stephens”
Other Provenance InformationPhillipps MS 18637
Call NumberOsborn b118
Unidentified Stamp
Arms Per bend ermine and ermines a lion rampant crowned
Possibilities for Identification: 
Davenport identifies these stamps as those of Marcus Trevor 1st Viscount Dungannon. Both arms and crest belonged to the Welsh hero Tudor Trevor, and are used by his descendants. Because surnames are a recent introduction in Wales, various branches of the family have different surnames. For the lion rampant Papworth's Ordinary lists a good number, of possibilities, among them Davies of London and Shropshire, Davis of Denbighshire and Dymock of Warwickshire, granted in 1581, and Dymock of Penley Hall in Flintshire. For the wyvern crest Papworth gives the following: Drake, Ashe and Withercomb, Devon; Drake, Hardley, Norfolk; Davith. The initials I D would fit any of these families. That of the Viscounts Dungannon do not offer anyone whose name began with I or J.
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