This family tree, or pedigree, of the Philpot family is entitled 'Stemmata et propagationes clarae et antiquae familiae de Philipot' and is dedicated to John Philipot of Compton, Hampshire.
The title of the pedigree is in Latin, which translated means 'Ancestors and descendants of the renowned and ancient Philpot family'.
The pedigree, decorated with fine paintings of figures, family crests and arms, appears to have been drawn up by John Philipot, Rouge Dragon (of the College of Arms), in 1620.
The Philpot or Philipot family were Lords of the Manor of Compton, near Winchester, from some time in the 15th century until 1640. The family included Sir John Philpot, Lord Mayor of London in 1378, and several Sherrifs of Hampshire in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a junior officer of arms of the College of Arms, named after the red dragon of Wales.
Catalogue record 93M86W/1 for Pedigree of the Philpot Family
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