I refer to the methods of depicting arms upon hatchments, and more particularly to the hatchment of a married woman.
For hatchment we find in the 16th century achement, and even achievement.
An earl's coronet now figured on the hatchment which hung over Castlewood gate—and there was an end of the jolly gentleman.
If the family bore arms, the hatchment, emblazoned with this emblem, was hung upon the door.
The cessation of the ceremonial funeral, no doubt, led to the cult of the hatchment.
There is the inverted triangular plan, and the shield or hatchment form.
Anderson (W.) on the meaning of Hanger, 266 ——, on hatchment and atchievement, 265.
If for a bachelor the hatchment bears upon a shield his arms, crest, and other appendages, the whole on a black ground.
It may be questioned if a hatchment is now hung up, either on the dwelling, or in a church, in any part of America.
It is thus easy to discern from the hatchment the sex, condition and quality, and possibly the name of the deceased.