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Re: Pilkinton code or insignia
Posted by: Avril Pilkington (ID *****7887) Date: August 03, 2004 at 11:11:56
In Reply to: Re: Pilkinton code or insignia by Ansalee Pilkinton of 131

Hello - I post this from Lancashire, England, where my family have lived for generations. The Coat of Arms is in my brother's hands, and has been since the death of my father William in 1992. This carries the splayed Crusader Cross, a Yeoman and Sickle, Knights helmet and the motto "Now Thus, Now Thus". The Knighthood was made extant in 1998, but there are distant relatives who have "Life Peerages" for services to industry etc. A member of our family emigrated to America with the Latter Day Saints and travelled West to Utah with the Blantyre party. Are you descended from this branch of the family? It may be of interest that we are descended from the de Pilkingtons of Rivington Hall in Lancashire. The name is the oldest recorded in England and is truly Anglo Saxon. The lands were removed from the family by the Crown when Sir John Pylkington fought for the "opposition" at Bosworth during the Wars of the Roses. I am still proud of my geneology and continue to research it. I hope this is of interest to any Pilkingtons over in America.

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