High Stewards of Wokingham

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This is a collection of the Coats of Arms of the High Stewards of Wokingham from 1612. Alongside other items of historical value related to the position of High Steward. These can be viewed annually at Heritage Day and on other special occasions.

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Sir Henry Neville
This is the simple coat of arms of the Nevilles, Marquess of Abergavenny, and shows the white saltire differenced by a red rose. Sir Henry Neville was entitled to quarter the arms of the noble families of Beachamp - Earl of Warwick, Le Despencer -…

Sir Richard Harrison
Coat of Arms of Sir Richard Harrison. This coat of arms was recorded in the Heralds’ Visitations of Berkshire and also on what is presumably his tomb in Hurst Church. Appointed in 1615.

Col. Richard Neville
Coat of Arms of Col. Richard Neville. A grandson of Sir Henry Neville. His coat of arms is shown quartering Fenne and Gresham. Neither of these two families is of great note but these quarterings have been introduced partly for decorative effect…