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VERNON (temp. Edward III) Argent, fretty sable. Mantling sable and argent. Crest - On a wreath of the colours, a boars head erased sable, ducally gorged or. Motto - "Vernon semper viret" Motto translates: Vernon always flourishes. (from http://www.themorrisclan.com/GENEALOGY/FAMILY%20STUDIES/VERNON%20FAMILY%20STUDY.html)
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county.
The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.