There is a bookplate on sale at eBay belonging to James Devereux Hustler.
Arms: Argent on a fesse Azure between two martlets Sable three fleurs-de-lis Or.
Crest: A talbot sejant Argent gorged with a collar Azure charged with three fleurs-de-lis Or.
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 shows that Rev’d James Devereux Hustler was the elder son of Thomas and Ann Hustler of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, born 4 Dec 1784 and died 1846. He had a son James Devereux Hustler born 17 May 1827 died 1906.
The Arms were originally granted to Sir William Hustler of Acklam Hall in 1726. However, none of Sir William’s sons produced any children. Acklam Hall and the Arms descended via his daughter with her descendants changing their name to Hustler by Royal Licence (see pedigree below). The most recent generation bearing the Hustler Arms quartered with those of Hopkins.
From what I have found so far, it seems that the Rev’d James Devereux Hustler was not “lawfully” using the Hustler Arms. A victim of a Georgian “bucket shop” perhaps?
From Burke’s Landed Gentry, 1937 edition:
1 Sir William Hustler of Acklam Hall d.1730
1.1 William Hustler spvp
1.2 Robert Hustler of Acklam Hall (heir to father) dsp c.1736
1.3 James Hustler of Acklam Hall (heir to brother) dsp
1.4 Anne Hustler (co-heir to brother James) m.1700 Thomas Peirse
1.4.1 Thomas Peirse
22.214.171.124 Thomas Peirse later Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall (RL 1784) m1.1737 Jane Staines, m2.Mary Robinson, m3. Constance Hutton by whom
126.96.36.199.1 Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall d.unm 1819
188.8.131.52.2 William Hustler m. Charlotte Meade
184.108.40.206.2.1 Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall b.1801d.1874 m.1822 Charlotte Frances Eliza Wells
220.127.116.11.2.1.1 William Thomas Hustler of Acklam Hall JP DL b.1823 d.1909 m1.1851 Anna Maria Watkyn Richards, m2.1893 Harriet Badley
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Marian Hustler d.1893 m.1878 Rev Reginald Edward Beaumont
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Reginald Hustler Beaumont b.1879
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 William Hustler Beaumont b.1885
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 Marian Eva Hustler Beaumont b.1881 m.1908 Capt Frederick Scarth Beadon
126.96.36.199.2.1.2 Richard Hustler b.1824 d.1881
188.8.131.52.2.1.3 Rev George Hustler b.1826 d.1905 m.1849 Louisa Toovey-Hawley
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Evereld Ellen Hustler d.1906 m.1872 Richard Hill
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Constance Charlotte Hustler m.1876 Maj A Bingham Wright
126.96.36.199.2.1.4 Evereld Catherine Eliza Hustler d.1887 m.1864 William Randolf Innes Hopkins
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 William Hustler Hopkins later William Hustler Hustler of Acklam Hall (RL 1909) b.1866 d.1927 m.1898 Maud Frances Collingwood
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 William Mostyn Collingwood Hustler of Acklam Hall b.1899 d.1976 m.1930 Angela Joan Hanson
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Thomas William Mostyn Hustler b.1934 d.2006 m.1972 Marilyn Rylands
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Joanna Evereld Hustler b.1932
1.5 ? Hustler (co-heir to brother James)
1.6 Elizabeth Hustler (co-heir to brother James)
1.7 Evereld Hustler of Acklam Hall b.1698 d.1784
The Scottish Grant of Arms to Harry Holmes-Tarn were recently on sale on eBay. The Grant is dated 9th September 1901 and signed by Sir James Balfour Paul.
Grant of Arms 1901
Arms: Parted per saltire Or and Gules two terns naiant in tarns or lochs undy proper one in chief and one in base.
Mantling: Gules and Or.
Crest: On a wreath of his liveries on a garb fessewise a raven all proper.
Motto: “Viret in asternum.” (It Flourishes Forever)
The Arms of Harry Holmes-Tarn were also included within Arthur Charles Fox-Davies 1929 edition of Armorial Families.
1929 Edition Armorial Families
- Harry Holmes-Tarn (b.1871 d.1932) m.1895 Nora Adelgunde Martini (b.1873 d.1972)
- Donald Cunninghame Holmes-Tarn (b.1896 d.1905)
- Brigadier Kenneth Archibald Holmes-Tarn, late Royal Artillery (b.1898 d.1971) m1. Dorothy Mary Green (b.1893 d.1958) m2.1960 Elizabeth Grace Hankey (b.1914 d.1976)
- Captain Alastair Roderick Holmes-Tarn (b.1911 d.1967) m.1948 Nancy Emlyn Gore.
Neither surviving son seems to have had any issue to continue the use of the Arms.
Photographs of the Grant courtesy of the vendor, Mr Ashton C Cameron Stuart.
A bookplate that keeps re-appearing for sale at eBay is one for William Arbuthnot. The bookplate displays his Arms before he was created a baronet in 1822/3 (Arbuthnot Armorial).
Unusually, when he was created a baronet he also received supporters for his Arms. Whilst Arbuthnot was the Provost of Edinburgh the King attended a dinner. It is claimed that the King said if Arbuthnot could walk around the table unaided he would be granted Supporters for his Arms.
Azure a crescent between three mullets Argent within a bordure Or charged with three boars’ heads erased Gules.
A peacock’s head proper.
Dexter a wyvern Vert; Sinister, a greyhound Argent collar and line reflexed over the back Gules
Innocent and True
The bookplate of Theodore Radford Forrester Thomson (Thomson Armorial) is on sale at eBay.
Potent Argent and Azure on a bend Sable a mullet between two stags’ heads cabossed Or
A gauntleted hand erect in pale holding a flaming torch in bend proper
Above the Crest: Acquanimitas (With Even Mind)
Below the Shield: Veritas Praevalebit (Truth Will Prevail)
He was the youngest son of Rev. Prof. John Radford Thomson. His Arms were matriculated in the Lyon Register in 1923. His bother, Rev. Canon Clement Reynolds Thomas, matriculated Arms in 1924 (Potent Argent and Azure on a bend Sable two stags’ heads cabossed Or) and his cousin, Charles Sheldon Thomson, also matriculated Arms in 1923 (Potent Argent and Azure on a bend engrailed Sable two stags’ heads cabossed Or). These are also noted in Arthur C Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families (1929 Edition).
More family details can be viewed online at Thomson & Forrester of Corstorphine Pedigree.
Another bookplate on sale at eBaythat of Maj.-Gen. Sir Edward Wolstenholme Ward.
Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a cross patonce Or (for Ward) 2nd & 3rd Gules three cinquefoils ermine on a chief Or a human heart of the first (for Hamilton of Bangor)
A Saracen’s head affrontee couped below the shoulders proper wreathed around the temples Or and Azure and adorned with three ostrich feathers.
Sub Cruce Salus (Salvation comes from the cross)
Sir Edward was the great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Bangor and nephew to the 3rd. The Hamilton quarter was from Anne Catharine Hamilton, mother of the 1st Viscount and daughter and co-heiress of James Hamilton of Bangor, co. Down.
Another bookplate on sale on eBay is that of Lt Col Henry Theophilus Clements DL JP. However, the sale site has incorrectly identified the bookplate as belonging to Henry’s grandfather, Lt Col Henry Theophilus Clements (1734-1795).
Argent two bends wavy Sable on a chief Gules three bezants
Azure on a chief Or a demi lion rampant issuant Gules (for Markham)
A hawk proper
Patriis Virtutibus (By Hereditary Virtues)
In 1868 Henry married Gertrude Caroline Lucy Markham, daughter of Reverend David Frederick Markham. They had six children, 4 sons and two daughters
A bookplate linked to one of my Armorials has caught my eye over at eBay, that of Edward Akroyd MP JP DL of Bankfield.
Edward Akroyd married Elizabeth, daughter of John Fearby of Poppleton Lodge, in 1838. Elizabeth died in 1884 and Edward died in 1887. They had no children.
Azure a chevron and in base a stag’s head erased Argent on a chief of the last two stags’ heads erased of the field.
Argent a chevron engrailed between three lions’ heads erased Sable (Fearby of Poppleton*)
In front of a stag’s head proper three spear heads Sable encircled by a wreath of oak
In Veritate Victoria (Victory in Truth)
My Akroyd armorial can be viewed at www.heraldry-online.org.uk/akroyd.html
* The Arms used by Fearby are listed as Fereby in Burke’s General Armory.
The bookplate of the 7th Lord Farnham is currently on sale at eBay by prexiepost.
Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham married Anna Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer, on 3 December 1828. The couple had no children. Both Farnham and his wife were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868.
Argent a saltire Sable a chief paly of six of the first and second (for Maxwell of Calderwood)
Quarterly 1st Argent a lion rampant Sable (for Stapleton) 2nd Azure three dexter hand gauntlets with their backs forward Or (for Fane) 3rd Gules on a Saltire Argent a rose of the filed barbed and seeded proper (for Neville) 4th Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a fret Or over all a bend Sable (for Spencer)
Crest: A buck’s head erased proper [The bookplate displays the coronet of a Baron]
Motto: Je Suis Pret
Supporters: Two bucks proper
My Maxwell armorial can be viewed at www.heraldry-online.org.uk/maxwell.html.
I have volumes 1 & 2 of J Horace Round’s Peerage & Pedigree for sale on eBay. Feel free to have a look:
Peerage and Pedigree – Studies in Peerage Law and Family History