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11 September 2017

Matriculation of Arms: Stephen J F Plowman 2017

I have just received my Letters Patent of the Matriculation of my English Arms from the Court of Lord Lyon.  The Arms were originally granted by the College of Arms to my father in May 1994.  I first started the process of recording my Arms for use in Scotland in 2006 but had to put my petition into abeyance for a while.  One house move and a few years later I started it again in September 2016 with Lord Lyon issuing his Interlocutor:

Interlocutor of

the Lord Lyon King of Arms

in the Petition of

STEPHEN JAMES FITZHERBERT PLOWMAN

of date 4 September 2006

Edinburgh, 28 September 2016; The Lord Lyon King of Arms, having considered the foregoing Petition, GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in the name of the Petitioner the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:- Argent, three anchors Sable each entwined by a serpent Gules on a chief enarched nebuly Azure three martlets rising Or. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest within a circlet of crosses each cross having seven triangular Arms each arm terminating in two points Argent a demi-savage wreathed about the waist and head with laurel leaves holding in his dexter hand a sword erect Proper quillions hilt and pommel Or and in his sinister hand a shepherd’s crook Proper, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto “CUSTODITE ET DUCITE”.

Plowman, Stephen James Fitzherbert Vol 92 Fol 19 Arms

Plowman, Stephen James Fitzherbert Vol 92 Fol 19 Small2

Matriculated this 7th day of August 2017. Extracted furth of the 19th page of the 92nd Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland this 8th day of August 2017.

I was particularly impressed that the Lyon Court not only supplied a digital scan of my LP – thus saving me trying to photograph it – but also were keen to post details of newly granted or matriculated Arms on social media @LyonCourt.  They also included a leaflet about the Heraldry Society of Scotland.

 

 

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19 August 2017

Grant of Arms: Jean Belmain 1552

In December 2015 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions offered for sale the Grant of Arms to Jean Belmain, a French tutor to King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I.

Belmain Jean Arms

Belmain Jean LP2

Arms: Azure a chevron Argent engrailed ermine between three bezants Or on each bezant a demi lion rampant Gules [Azure a chevron engrailed ermine between three bezants each charged with a demi lion rampant Gules].
Crest: A griffin’s head Or between two wings Azure bezanty.
Date: 20th November 1552

Belmain Jean Grantees

The Letters Patent also includes a depiction of Sir Gilbert Dethick, Garter Principal King of Arms.

Sir Gilbert Dethick

 

17 August 2017

Grant of Arms: George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate 1921

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale the 1921 Grant of Arms to George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate (b.1860 d.1922).  Guide price £60-£100. Update The final sale price was £200.

Plackburn GeorgeF Arms

Plackburn GeorgeF LP2

Arms: Argent on a pale cotised Sable three antelopes’ heads of the field erased Or.
Crest: An antelope’s head erased Sable charged with two crosses paty fitchy in saltire or.
Motto: Persta Atque Obdura
Date: 20th April 1921

Plackburn GeorgeF AF

George had two sons:

George Darrell Blackburn b 13 Jul 1899 d. 23 Mar 1981
Cdr John Fulford Blackburn DSO RN b.15 Jan 1901 d.Jun 1978

 

 

 

14 August 2017

Grant of Arms: William Burroughs of Berkeley Square 1804

Back in September 2014, the Tunbridge Wells Auction House sold the Grant of Arms to William Burroughs of Berkeley Square dated 12th October 1804.  William was made a Baronet in December 1804.

Burroughs - William1804 Arms

Arms: Gules a trunk of a tree eradicated therefrom two branches issuant proper on a chief Or an Eastern crown of the field between two annulets Azure.
Crest: Upon an Eastern crown Or a lion passant Gules.
Motto: Audaces Fortuna Juvat

Burroughs - Grantees
Unfortunately, it appears that many of the heraldry “bucket shops” use William’s Arms as those for Burroughs;

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Burke's Extinct Baronetcies 1841

Burke’s Extinct Baronetcies 1841

29 July 2017

Framed Arms: Sotheron-Estcourt, First Baron Estcourt

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:42
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eBay vendor diggerlee is offering for sale a splendid framed rendition of the Arms of George Sotheron-Estcourt, the first Baron Estcourt impaled with those of his wife, Monica Stapylton.

Estcourt Arms Impaled detail

 

Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Ermine on a chief indented Gules three mullets of six points Or a bordure of the last charged with eight cinquefoils Sable (for Estcourt) 2nd & 3rd Gules on a bend indented between six cross crosslets Argent three eagles displayed Sable a canton ermine for distinction (for Sotheron).

Impaling

Argent a lion rampant a crescent for difference Sable (for Stapylton)

Crests: 1st Issuant from a mural crown per pale Azure and Gules a demi-eagle with wings displayed Or on each wing a mullet of six points also Azure (for Estcourt). 2nd An eagle with two heads displayed per pale Argent and Gules the wings semy of cross crosslets counterchanged murally crowned, beaked and membered Or charged on the breast with a cinquefoil gold for distinction.

Supporters: On either side an eagle reguardant wings expanded and inverted Or gorged with a chain og the last pendant therefrom an escutcheon Or the dexter charged with the Arms of Estcourt the sinister with those of Sotheron.

Motto: Deo Gratias

 

 

 

Livery Button: Burdett of Burthwaite

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:48
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eBay vendor dellyboot61 is offering for sale a livery button with a martlet on top of a tower.

Tower-Martlet-Ebay2

A trawl through Fairbairn’s Book of Crests finds Plate 156.9 and a list of possible armigers;

Tower-Martlet-Compiled

Upon reflection, given the wealth & status associated with it, I think that the Burdett’s of Burthwaite are the most likely candidates for this livery button.

24 July 2017

Royal Licence: James Trimmer to Shotter 1875

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1795 Royal Licence for James Trimmer of Farnham, Surrey to take the Name and Arms of Shotter.

James Shotter Arms2

James Shotter LP2

Arms: Azure on a chevron Or another chevron Gules charged with three bezant in chief two sheaves each of six arrows interlaced saltierwise Gold flighted and pheon’d Argent in base a bow stringed fesswise of the last.
Crest: A demi lion rampant erminois charged on the shoulder with two arrows saltierwise Gules flighted proper in the paws a slip of oak leaves and acorns also proper.
Dated: 23 December 1795

James Shotter Grantees

James Trimmer was the nephew of the wife of William Shotter of Farnham who left a “Name & Arms” clause in his will.

Grant of Arms: John Webster Bride 1930

Lawrences of Crewkerne offered for sale earlier this month the 1930 Grant of Arms to John Webster Bride (b.1884 d.1963) of Palatine Road, West Didsbury in the City of Manchester.

Bride - John Webster Arms

Bride - John Webster LP2

Arms: Or four crosses patee Gules in fess between three Martlets Sable.
Crest: Issuant out of a circlet set upon the rim thereof five holly leaves Or two Eagles  heads addorsed and erased Sable beaked Gules.
Motto: Vincit Veritas (Truth conquers all things)

Bride was the son of John Bride, a GP in Wilmslow. He graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1907, and took MDs of the University of London in 1911 and the University of Manchester in 1919. After war service, he worked at St Mary’s Hospitals and was appointed a consultant surgeon in 1921. He was also honorary gynaecologist at Manchester Northern Hospital, and after the creation of the NHS he was a consultant gynaecologist for United Manchester Hospitals. Bride lectured in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Manchester, and wrote a history of St. Mary’s Hospitals. He was a member of Manchester Medical Society

Grant of Arms: Sir Richard Walter Jeans 1924

Omni Fine Arts Auctions, Cape Town, South Africa, are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Sir Richard Walter Jeans (Born 2 Jul 1846, Died 13 April 1924) of Ridgeway, Langley Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey & 4 Threadneedle Street, London.

Sir Walter Jeans Arms

Sir Walter Jeans LP2

Arms: Per chevron Or and Argent in chief five escallops three and two and in base a lion rampant Azure.
Crest: Issuant out of a crown vallary Or a demi lion proper gorged with a wreath of roses also proper and holding between the paws an escallop Azure.
Motto: Deus Est Juvamen Mihi

Dated 9 January 1924

Sir Richard died three months after the Grant.  The Arms would have been inherited by his sons;

Richard W Jeans (b.1874)
Thomas E Jeans (b.1875)
James Louis Jeans. (b.1876 d1952)
John W Jeans (b.1878)
Henry M Jeans (b.1880)

 

16 July 2017

Jo Cox MP

On the 24th June 2017 the Arms of the late Jo Cox MP were unveiled in the Houses of Parliament by her two children.  It was reported that the children were instrumental in the design of the Arms.

House of Commons Chamber 18.6.17 Cox

The Arms of Jo Cox MP – courtesy Baz Manning

 

Arms: Barry wavy Vert and Purpure a Chevronel Argent between in chief a White Rose and a Red Rose proper both barbed seeded and slipped the stalks conjoined Or and in base a Red Rose and a White Rose proper both barbed seeded and slipped the stalks conjoined Or.

Motto: More in Common.

College of Arms Grant 10/17. Agent Garter

The Arms were painted by Baz Manning, who is the heraldic artist to both the Palace of Westminster and The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.  Baz advised that the tinctures green, purple and white are those of the Suffragettes and the the roses were blazoned as “proper” to avoid breaking the “colour on colour” rule.

 

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