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13 April 2020

Hatchment: Watkins of Badby House impaling Rattray 1845 (?)

Hatchment Full2

Further to my post yesterday about an Unidentified Hatchment, I wish to thank Michael Andrews-Reading and Richard Litchten who have found a possible identification:

On 15th June 1811, William Watkins of Badby House married Charlotte Rattray at Holy Trinity, Coventry.  William predeceased his wife, dying on 16th July 1845, hence the dexter side of the hatchment has a black background.  Charlotte died 9th January 1851.

Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or (for Watkins)
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or (for Rattray)
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

There does seem to be some confusion over the Watkins’ fess.  Papworth’s Ordinary has the fess as Argent and Burke’s General Armory has it as vair.

Burke's Landed Gentry 1879

Burke’s Landed Gentry 1879

Badby House

12 April 2020

Unidentified Hatchment

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:20
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eBay vendor, the-school-for-scandal, is offering for sale an, as yet, unidentified hatchment. By repute the hatchment was housed in Fawsley Hall Northamptonshire England, an estate owned by the Knightley family.  However, neither Arms seem to relate to Knightley.  The offer price is £2,995.00

Hatchment Full2

Hatchment Crest

Hatchment Detail01

Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

The dexter Arms could be variations of Watkins or Cantelupe and those to sinister could be Haversham.  A quick look through the ten volumes of Hatchments in Britain did not provide any identifications.

Does anyone have any knowledge of these Arms &/or the hatchment?

 

 

Royal Licence: Robinson to Carrington 1910

eBay vendor, sirlearie, has recently sold the 1910 Royal Licence granted to Charles Harold Robinson to use the surname Carrington in lieu of Robinson in compliance with the will of his grandfather, William Carrington (1840-1903).  Charles was the son of Charles Robinson and Maria Ann Carrington.  Maria was the daughter of William Carrington of Blenheim House, Victoria Road, Barnsley.

The final sale price was GBP 130.

Carrington Arms2

Carrington LP

Arms: Per pale Sable and Ermine a rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or between four wheels those to the dexter of the third those to the sinister of the first.
Crest: Issuant from the battlements of a tower Argent a wheel Gules.
Motto: Perago Ad Finem

Dated: 4th March 1910

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: William Henry Welden

 

Whilst looking at the family tree of the Carrington family, it seems that William Carrington had a son, John, who died in the 1930s.  This raises the question, why did William have a “Name & Arms” clause in his will if his son was still alive?

Sadly, Charles Harold Carrington died unmarried 9th April 1918 during the 4th Battle of Ypres.

11 April 2020

Grant of Arms: Victory Insurance Company Ltd 1944

Auctioneers Stephan Welz & Co of Johannesburg are offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to the Victory Insurance Company Limited.

The bidding is due to end 21:00 SAST 12th April 2020.  The Auctioneer’s estimate ZAR 12,000-15,000.

Victory Ins Arms

Victory Ins LP2

Arms: Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure a chevronel reversed Gules.
Crest: Issuant from flames a dexter hand apaumee proper
Motto: Uberrima fides

Dated: 23rd October 1944

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard
Clarenceux: Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

Grant of Arms: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council, 1956

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers are offering for sale the 1956 Grant of Arms to Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council.

Live auction 16th to 21st April 2020. Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch LP2

Arms: Argent on a Mount in base an Ash tree proper within a Bordure Gules charged with five Bezants on a Chief Sable a pierced Cinquefoil Ermine between two Garbs Or.
Crest: Out of a Coronet composed of four Fleur de lys set upon a Rim Gules a demi lion Or supporting a staff proper flying therefrom a Banner paly of six Gold and Azure a Quarter Ermine. Mantled Gules doubled Argent
Motto: Deeds Not Words

Dated: 9th February 1956

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

24 February 2020

Grant of Arms: Thomas Yard of Barbados 1810

Auctioneers Dominic Winter Auctions are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Thomas Yard (1786-1844) of the Parish of St George in the Island of Barbados and to the children of his late younger brother Edward James Yard, Edward, Mary & Elvira.  The auction is on the 4th March at South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  The auctioneers guide price is £200-£300.

Yard-Thomas Arms

Yard-Thomas LP

Yard-Grantees

Arms: Sable on a chevron Argent between three water bougets Or as many Cocks Gules.
Crest: On a mount Vert a cock as in the Arms the dexter claw on a water bouget Or.
Motto: Semper Vigilans

Dated: 22 October 1810

Garter: Sir Issac Heard
Clarenceux: George Harrison

 

6 January 2020

Grant of Arms: Robert William Llewellyn JP 1902

eBay vendor, grandenorm, is offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Robert William Llewellyn JP of Court Colman in the Parish of Bridgend & of Baglan Hall in the Parish of Briton Ferry both in the County of Glamorgan.  The “Buy it now” price is £550.00

Llewellyn Arms

Llewellyn LP

Arms: Per fesse embattled Azure and Or a Javelin erect beteen two boars heads erased in chief and a like boar’s head erased between two javelins in base all counter changed.
Crest: Upon a rock proper a boar’s head erased Or in front of three javelins one in pale and two in saltire also proper.
Motto: Gwell Angau Na Chywildydd

Dated: 20th November 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Llewellyn AF

1 November 2019

Certification of Arms: Sir Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke 1890

The auctioneer Busby of Bridport are offering for sale the 1890 Certification of Arms & Pedigree of Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke on the 21st November 2019.  The Certification was done by Henry Farnham Burke, then Somerset Herald.

The auctioneer’s estimate is £80-£120.

Clarke Arms

Clarke LP2

Arms: Gules a bear rampant ermine gorged with an eastern crown Or between three mullets pierced Argent.
Crest: A bear as in Arms gorged with a Naval Crown Or line reflexed over the back Gules supporting a battleaxe erect proper.
Motto: Sans Changer

Date: 29 March 1890

Somerset Herald: Henry Farnham Burke

Clarke Marital

Clarke Pedigree2

The pedigree includes Clarke’s Arms impaled with the Arms of his wife, Mary Temple Rose, the daughter of Sir John Rose, 1st Baronet.

Arms: Or a boar’s head couped Gules armed and langued Azure between three water bougets Sable on a chief of the second three maple leaves of the first.

 

19 October 2019

Royal Licence: Wilmot to Grimston 1860

Auctioneers Special Auction Services of Newbury are offering for sale the Royal Licence granted to John Wilmot of Neswick, East Riding of the County Yorkshire, second surviving son of Sir Robert Wilmot Bt “by Dame Lucy his wife eldest daughter of Robert Grimston and sister of John Grimston both late of Neswick aforesaid Esquires all deceased” to use the surname of Grimston only in lieu of that of Wilmot and that he and they may bear the Arms of Grimston only.

Grimston Arms2

Grimston LP2

 

Grimston

Arms: Ermine an escallop between two mullets of six points pierced fessewise between two barrulets Sable.
Crest: Upon the trunk of a tree eradicated and sprouting proper a stag’s head couped Argent gorged with a collar gemel Sable.
Motto: Faitz Prouveront
Dated: 29th September 1860
Garter: Sir Charles Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Wilmot Bt

4 September 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt 1928

eBay vendor, ivanho., is offering for sale the 1928 Grant of Arms to Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt.    The “buy now” price is £499.00.

Poë Arms2

Poë LP2

Arms: Or a fesse between three crescents Azure issuing flames proper.
Crest: A boar’s head erect couped Or pierced with a broken spear proper.
Motto: Malo Mori Quam Foedari

Dated: 11th December 1928

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

3 September 2019

Four Grants of Arms: Horton-Smith

Auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb are offering for sale 4 Grants of Arms connected with the Horton-Smith family.  The auction is a “catalogue” auction on the 25th & 26th September.  Each Grant has an auctioneer’s estimate of £160-£200.

 

1. 1900 Grant of Arms to Richard Horton Smith

1900 Horton Smith -Richard

Arms: Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable.
Crest: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or
Motto: Prèt À Tressaillir

Dated: 28th May 1900
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

2. 1905 Royal Licence to Richard Horton Smith to take the name Horton in addition to and before Smith viz Richard Horton Horton-Smith.

1905 Horton Horton-Smith
Arms: 1st & 4th Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith) 2nd & 3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).
Crest 1: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 2: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).
Motto 1: Prèt À Tressaillir
Motto 2: Haut On Aspire

Dated: 2nd November 1905
Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

3. Royal Licence to Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith (son of Richard) to take the name Hartley in addition to his surname Horton-Smith viz Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1934 Horton-Smith-Hartley Arms

Arms: 1st & 4thArgent on a cross Gules quarter pierced of the field four pierced cinquefoils Or in the fess point a martlet holding in the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Sable (for Hartley)  2nd Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith)  3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).

Crest 1: A martlet Sable supporting with the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Or.
Crest 2: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 3: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).

Motto 1: Dex Aie (for Hartley)
Motto 2: Pret A Tressaillir (for Smith)
Motto 3: Haut On Aspire (for Horton)

Dated: 9th October 1934
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

4. Grant of Arms in memory of Marilla Horton-Smith, formerly Marilla Baily, mother of Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1940 Horton-Smith - Baily

Arms: Gules a chevron Argent between three martlets Or a chief vair.

Dated: 16th August 1940
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

 

 

 

24 August 2019

A Mystery: Azure a bear passant Argent

Azure a bear passant Argent

Following on from my post back in January about the Arms of Gollop of Strode I have been pondering the identity of the Arms in the 2nd & 3rd Quarters –  Azure a bear passant Argent.  The Gollop pedigree makes mention of two heraldic heiresses, Alice daughter of William Temple of Templecombe and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Thorne of Caundle Marsh.

Gollop heiresses

The Arms are listed in Garter’s Ordinary at the College of Arms but are unnamed and the source cited is the 1677 Visitation of Dorset entry for Gollop.  Nor do they appear in the two published volumes of The Ordinary of Scottish Arms.

The only match I have found was listed in Rietstap’s Armorial Général for Aresen (Denmark).

Aresen - Rietstrap2

Unless, of course, someone else knows of any others.

 

 

11 August 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton Bt 1929

Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale on 4th September 2019 the 1929 Grant of Arms to Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton (1872-1948) and the Letters Patent elevating him to the Dignity of Baron Rushcliffe of Blackfordby.

The auctioneer’s estimate for each document is in the range of £60-£80.

Arms: Argent three pheons Sable on a chief Gules a portcullis chained Or between two cinquefoils ermine.

Crest: Between the attires of a stag Or a pheon Sable.

Motto: Constantia et Labore

Badge: A cinquefoil slipped ermine between two ears of wheat in saltire proper enfiled by a circlet Or.

Dated: 7th November 1929

 

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

Grant of Arms: James Charles Moran 1962

On the 30th May 2019 eBay vendor, ephemeralmayfly, sold the 1962 Grant of Arms to James Charles Moran of Compayne Gardens, Hampstead (b.1917 d.1978).  The winning bid was £149.99. James Moran was a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

 

Arms: Or three piles two issuant from the chief and one from the base Sable each charged with a mullet of six points irradiated Gold.
Crest: A demi griffin Sable beaked and membered Or holding in each claw an ink ball Sable the stocks Gold the balls touching.
Motto: Lux In Tenebris

Dated: 1st June 1962

Garter: Sir Anthony R Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

 

Harvey of Crown Point

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 16:22
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Auctioneers, Swan Fine Art, have recently sold a 19th century heraldic water colour of the Arms identified as Savil-Onley.  However, I think they are the Arms of Harvey quartering those of Onley.

Arms: 1st & 4th   Erminois on a chief indented Gules a representation of the gold medal presented to Sir Robert John Harvey for his services at the battle of Orthes [pendent from a ribbon Gules fimbrated Azure beneath the word “Orthes”] between two crescents Argent a canton ermine thereon a representation of a badge of the Order of Tower and Sword (for Harvey) 2nd & 3rd Erminois* three piles in point Gules on a canton Azure a mullet pierced Argent (for Onley).

Crest: Out of a mural crown Or a dexter cubit arm erect proper above a crescent Argent between two branches of laurel also proper.

Motto: Alteri sic tibi

* Recorded elsewhere as Or.

The water colour post dates Maj-Gen Harvey’s Grant of Augmentation.

  1. Robert Harvey (1730-1816) m Judith Onley (1730-1810)
  2. Lt Col John Harvey (1755-1842) m.1738 Frances Kerrison (1765-1846)
  3. Maj-Gen Sir Robert John Harvey (1785-1860) m.1815 Charlotte Harvey (1796-1869)
  4. Sir Robert John Harvey Bt (1817-1870) m.1845 Lady Henrietta Augusta Lambart

The use of the Onley quarter appears to have been dropped in the entry in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families:

 

10 August 2019

Dictionary of British Arms. Medieval Ordinary (4 vols) Online

This may not be a revelation to some but the 4 volumes of the Dictionary of British Arms, published by The Society of Antiquaries of London, are available free to view & download online with the OAPEN Library.  Needless to say I bought the hard copies a while back.

 

Volume 1: Anchor – Bend 1992

Volume 2: Bend – Chevron 1996

Volume 3: Chief – Fess 2009

Volume 4: Fetterlock – Wreath 2014

 

8 July 2019

Grant of Arms: Edward Staines Daniell 1904

e-Bay vendor riverside_retro is offering for sale the 1904 Grant of Arms to Edward Staines Daniell (1828-1906), Lieutenant Colonel Retired List Royal Dublin Fusiliers and to descendants of his father Joseph Staines Daniell (1794-1889).  The “Buy-It-Now” price is £999.00.

Daniell ES Arms2

Daniell ES LP2

Arms: Per fesse ermine and Azurea fesse embattled counter embattled per fesse of the second and Or between five fleurs-de-lis two and three each within an annulet of the last.
Crest: Upon a roundle per fesse Or and Azure a lion rampant proper charged on the shoulder with and holding between the paws a fleur-de-lis Or.
Motto: Pro Fide Et Patria

Dated: 10th March 1904

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Daniell AF2

Fox-Davies Armorial Families 1929

Daniell Blood Royal

 

An expanded but not complete list of descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell.

Descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell MRCS LSA

 

 

 

 

14 June 2019

New Appointments: Rouge Dragon and Bluemantle Pursuivants

Delighted to learn of this week’s appointments of Mark Scott as Bluemantle Pursuivant and Adam Tuck as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant.

Both are active members of the Heraldry Society, with Mark assisting with the preparation of my pedigree and badge.

 

11 May 2019

Grant of Arms: Urwich, Orr and Partners Limited 1957

Auctioneers Chiswick Auctions are offering for sale the 1957 Grant of Arms to Urwich, Orr and Partners Limited.  The petition for the Grant was made by Lyndall Fownes Urwick OBE MC as Chairman of the board of diretors of the company.  The auctioneer’s estimate £400 – £600.

Urwick Arms2

Urwick LP2

Arms: Argent on a bend engrailed Sable plain cottised Gules a plate between two lozenges each palewise Argent and charged with a saltire also Gules.
Crest: A terrestrial globe proper ensigned with a pair of dividers chevronwise Or and at the base a slide rule fesswise Gold.
Motto: Verum Nobilissimum Est

Dated: 20th March 1957

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

Grant of Arms: John Evelyn Ansell 1919

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:36

This Grant of Arms are now being offered for sale by Chiswick Auctions on 30th May 2019.

Looking at the entry at Cheffins website, the Grant sold for £130 in the original auction on the 21st February 2019.

Heraldry Online Blog

Auctioneers Cheffins of Cambridge are offering for sale the 1919 Grant of Arms to John Evelyn Ansell (b.1860 d.1936) of Glenloch Road.  The auction is due to be held 21st February.  There is no auctioneer’s estimate.

John Evelyn Ansell Arms2aJohn Evelyn Ansell LP2

Arms: Gules on a saltire Argent between four bezants two swords in saltire proper pommelled and hilted Or.
Crest: A torteau charged with two swords as in the Arms.
Motto: Fais Ce Que Dois

Dated: 23rd January 1919

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceax: William Henry Weldon

John Evelyn Ansell AF Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1929

John Evelyn Ansell and his wife, Ada Maria, had two children, Enid (b.1897) and Evelyn (b.1898 d.1970).  Evelyn married Mary L S Eaton in 1928 and lived in Cambridge.  They had two daughters, Meryll Carinthia (b.1930) and Rosemary (b.1934).

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