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5 November 2022

Grant of Arms: Sir Thomas Rees Price, 1910

Ebay vendor, ephemeralmayfly, is offering for sale the 1910 Grant of Arms to Sir Thomas Rees Price of Johannesburg in the Transvaal Colony.

Arms: Gules a dragon sejant between three Catherine wheels Or.

Crest: A dragon sejant Or resting dexter claw on a Catherine wheel Sable.

Motto: Diwydrwdd A Lwydda

Dated: 12th October 1910

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Grant of Arms & Badge: Alfred Arthur Hudson, 1927

eBay vendor, style-and-substance-ltd, is offering for sale the 1927 Grant of Arms & Badge to Alfred Arthur Hudson (1852-1930) of Bacombe in Wendover, County of Buckingham.

Arms: Or issuant from a mount Vert three poplar trees proper on chief Gules two bees volant also proper.

Crest: A stag trippant Gules attired and unguled and charged on the body with a pale Or thereon two roses of the first barbed and seeded proper and resting the dexter hoof upon the battlements of a tower Gold.

Motto: Incerta Solum Timenda

Badge: A stag springing Gules winged attired and unguled Or.

Dated: 7th February 1927

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee

30 October 2022

Grant of Arms: Charles Noel Welman, 1836

On 27th July 2022, auctioneers Stride & Son sold the 1836 Grant of Arms to Charles Noel Welman of Poundisford Park, Somerset and to other descendants of his grandfather, Isaac Welman also of Poundisford Park.
Auctioneer’s estimate was 50-80 GBP with the hammer price of 50 GBP

Arms: Argent on a bend Gules between two apples Vert three mullets Or.

Crest: A demi lion Argent holding between the paws an Apple charged with a mullet Or.

Motto: Dei Providentia Juvat.

Dated: 16th May 1836

Garter: Sir Ralph Bigland

Clarenceux: Sir William Woods

Matriculation of Arms: William Graham of Lymekilns, 1772

On 29th September 2022, Forum Auctions sold the 1772 Matriculation of Arms of William Graham of Lymekilns (1697-1780).
The auctioneer’s estimate was in the range of GBP300-400 with the eventual hammer price of GBP350.

Arms: Or a buckle Azure betwixt three cinquefoils Gules and on a chief ingrailed Sable three escallops of the field.
Crest: A naked dexter arm issuing out of the wreath and brandishing a spear both proper.
Motto: Pro Rege
Dated: 11th March 1772
Lyon: John Campbell Hooke
Lyon Depute: Robert Boswell

29 October 2022

Grant of Arms: Samuel Addison of Wednesbury, 1838

On the 10th November 2022 Halls Fine Art Auctioneers are offering for sale the 1838 Grant of Arms to Samuel Addison of Wednesbury, Stafford and to other descendants of his late father, Samuel Addison of Charnes Old Hall, Eccleshall.

Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-GBP300

Arms: Argent a pile Gules three annulets one and two counterchanged a chief of the second thereon three garbs Or.

Crest: A demi unicorn couped Argent armed hoofed and crined Or the sinister foot resting on an inescocheon Gules charged with a leopard’s face gold.

Dated: 2nd July 1838

Garter: Sir Ralph Bigland

Clarenceux: Sir William Woods

Grant of Arms: (Sir) Edwin Hughes, 1887

eBay vendor Georgianhousecollectables (formerly diggerlee) is offering for sale the 1887 Grant of Arms to Sir Edwin Hughes (1832-1904).

Arms: Azure within two chevronels Or between two mullets in chief and a horse rampant in base Argent three bezants and two fleurs-de-lis alternating of the second.
Crest: Two horse shoes Azure thereon a stag’s head erased Or.
Motto: Faber Quisque Fortunae Suae
Dated: 6th September 1887
Garter: Sir Alfred William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

Grant of Arms: (Sir) James Laing of Thornhill, 1885

eBay vendor Georgianhousecollectables (formerly diggerlee) is offering for sale the 1885 Grant of Arms to James Laing of Thornhill (1823-1901) in the Parish of Sunderland.  Laing was the High Sheriff of Durham in 1879 and knighted in 1897.

Arms: Per pale Argent and Sable two wolves’ heads erased on a chief nebuly a Wolf’s head erased all counterchanged.

Crest: In front of a demi Catherine wheel Sable a dove holding in the beak two sprigs of olive slipped proper.

Dated: 25th February 1885.

Garter:  Sir Albert William Woods

Norroy: George Edward Cokayne

Fox-Davies Armorial Families

23 October 2022

Grant of Arms: James Watson of Langley House, 1881

eBay vendor rg24163collectables is offering for sale the 1881 Grant of Arms to James Watson of Langley House, Langley, Bucks.

James Watson (1828-1918) married Augusta Christiana Bird (1826-1917), daughter of William Wilberforce Bird, on 26th Jul 1849 at Saint James, Paddington, London.

Arms: Argent an oak tree proper growing out of a mount Vert surmounted of a fess Sable charged with three stars of six points of the first (for Watson)
Escutcheon of Pretence:
Argent a cross flory Vert between four martlets Gules a chief dovetailed Azure (for Bird).
Crest: An oak tree proper growing out of a mount Vert.
Motto: Florescit
Dated: 24th March 1881
Lyon: George Burnett

Lyon Register: Volume 10 Page 85

Fox-Davies, Armorial Families

Matriculation of Arms: John Barns of Glasgow 1770

eBay vendor squire-esq is offering for sale the 1770 Matriculation of Arms of John Barns of Glasgow.

Arms: Or a fess Azure between three arrows two and one erected in pale points downwards Gules.

Crest: A wheat sheaf proper banded Gules.

Motto: Peace and Plenty

Dated: 12th May 1770

Lyon: John Campbell-Hooke of Bangeston

Lyon Depute: Thomas Brodie

20 October 2022

Grant of Arms: William Raphson of Dublin, 1674

On 12th October 2022 auctioneers Chiswick Auctions offered for sale the 1674 Grant of Arms to William Raphson of Dublin.

Arms:  Azure a lion rampant Ermine armed and langued Gules in chief three plates.

Crest: A Griffin’s head erased Gules crowned about the next Silver.

Dated: 8th August 1674

Ulster: Richard St George

A draft version of this Grant is held by the National Library of Ireland in the volume “Draft Grants ca. 1580-1690” (images 301 & 302).

Genealogical Office Manuscripts Collection, National Library of Ireland.

19 June 2022

Irish Grants & Confirmations of Arms 1630 – 2009

I thought I would provide links to the various Volumes of Grants & Confirmations of Arms held by the National Library of Ireland.

The links below will take you to the main page for each volume. However, if you scroll down to the text below the image you will see a tab “MARC”. If you click on that a text summary of each entry in the Volume will be listed. This will assist if you are searching for a particular name. However, the image number does not match the page or folio number quoted in the text.

Volume

Draft Grants E containing grants of arms, funeral certificates and pedigrees, ca.1630 -1780.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. B, 1683 – 1786.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. A, 1698-1800.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. C, 1800-1810.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. D, 1810-1826.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. E, 1803-1853.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. F, 1853-1862.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. G, 1863-1880.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. H, 1880-1897.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. J, 1898-1909.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. K, 1909-1914.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. L, 1914-1919

Grants and Confirmations of Arms M, 1920-1929.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. N, 1929-1935.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 17 R, 1953-1959.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 18 S, 1956-1966.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 19 T, 1966-1972.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. U, 1973-1978.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol V, Part 1, 1978-1981.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vols, V Part 2, W and X, 1982-1995.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Y, Folios 1-50, 1996-1998.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Volume Y Folios 51-100, 1999-2000.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Z, 2001-2009.

Royal Licence: Charles Wybrants Higginbotham 1900

Dominic Winter Auctions recently sold for £420 the Irish 1900 Royal Licence for Charles Wybrants Higginbotham to take the Name and Arms of Wybrants in addition to & after that of Higginbotham. Charles Wybrants Higginbotham, later Charles Wybrants Higginbotham-Wybrants was born in 1858 and died 23rd November 1922.

The volumes of the Grants and Confirmations of Arms by Ulster King of Arms are available online at the national Library of Ireland (NLI). The entry for the above is in Volume “J” pages 62-63. Image 129

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Azure in the dexter side an eagle’s leg cojoined at the thigh to a sinister wing Argent and in the sinister a lion passant of the last both paleways (for Wybrants) 2nd & 3rd Or on a fesse Azure between three roses Gules as many bezants (for Higginbotham)
Crest: A stag’s head erased proper charged with a bezant.
Motto: Mitis et Fortis.

Dated: 30th January 1900.

Ulster: Sir Arthur Edward Vicars

In 1923, following the death of Charles Wybrants Higginbotham-Wybrants, his brother, William Arthur Higginbotham, was also granted a Royal Licence to take the Name and Arms of Wybrants. The details of which are also held by the NLI. Volume “M” folio 41 (Image 106).

Arms: Same

Dated: 9th November 1923

Ulster: Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson

18 June 2022

Grant of Arms: Nicholas Stanyhurst of Dublin, 1554

Auctioneers Gorringes are offering for sale the 1554 Grant of Arms to Nicholas Stanyhurst (b.c.1490- d. 1557), citizen, alderman and formerly mayor of Dublin, Clerk of the Hanaper and Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery of Ireland.

The sale will take place on 28th June at 09:30 GMT. The auctioneer’s estimate is GBP4,000 to GBP6,000.

The paint used for the Argent has degraded over the centuries.

Arms: Argent a saltire between four boar’s heads erased Gules armed Argent on a chief Or three bendlets vair.

Crest: A boar’s head couped Gules membered Argent seated on five peacock feathers proper.

Dated: 1st August 1554.

Ulster: Batholomew Butler

Grant of Arms: Arthur Westworth of Brooklands, Broughton 1902

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Arthur Westworth (b.1871 d.1958) of Brooklands, Broughton, Lancashire.

The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

The Grant has an opening price of GBP140.00

Fox-Davies’ 1929 Armorial Families

Arms: Per chevron Sable and Or in chief two estoiles Argent both within a chaplet of roses Gules leaved of the second and a sun rising from the base Gules.
Crest: A feather erect Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved Vert.
Motto: Ubique Fidelis

Dated: 20th August 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Grants of Arms, Badge & Supporters: Sir John Scott Hindley, Viscount Hyndley

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale two Letters Patent associated with John Scott Hindley (1883-1963). The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

Both Letters Patent have an opening price of GBP140.00

The first is the initial Grant of Arms to Sir John Scott Hindley following him being created a baronet in 1927.

Arms: Azure a stag lodged Argent on a chief also Argent three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Badge: A scimitar proper pomel and hilt Or and a rose gules barbed and seeded leaved and slipped also proper in saltire enfiled by a circlet Gold.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur

Dated: 26th March 1927

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee

The second is probably Sir Henry’s third heraldic Grant. When Sir Henry was created Baron Hyndley in 1931 it seems he petitioned for a change to his Arms in addition to the granting of supporters.

1931 Supporters: On either side a hind proper that on the dexter gorged with a riband Azure pendant therefrom an escutcheon Argent charged with a sword erect Gules and that on the sinister gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom an escutcheon Gules charged with a spur the rowel upwards Or.

In 1947 he was made Viscount Hyndley and he then petitioned for a change in the supporters:

Arms: Azure a stag lodged between three martlets Argent.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur
1948 Supporters: On either side a hind proper the dexter gorged with a collar Gules charged with a Red rose also proper the sinister gorged with a like collar charged with four pallets Argent surmounted by a palm leaf Or.

Dated: 30th December 1948

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard

30 April 2022

Grant of Arms: Thomas Burton of Shanklin 1925

Auctioneers T W Gaze recently offered for sale the 1925 Grant of Arms to Thomas Burton (1846-1934) of Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Arms: Azure a chevron between in chief two anchors and in base a bugle horn stringed Or.

Crest: Upon a bugle horn Or an owl Argent.

Motto: Pro Patria

Dated: 7th September 1925

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: William Alexander Lindsay

12 December 2021

Grant of Arms: Titus Henry Hewitt, 1906

Auctioneers Dominic Winter Auctions are offering for sale the 1906 Grant of Arms to Titus Henry Hewitt (b.1863 d.1910) of Langford House, Lechlade, Gloucestershire and to other descendants of his father, William Taylor Hewitt. 

The auction will take place on 15th December 2021 at South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Arms: Gules on a chevron paly of six Ermine and Sable three owls between as many garbs of barley Or.

Crest: An eagle displayed recursant Gules holding in either claw a hatchet erect Or.

Motto: Je Peux Si Je Veux

Dated: 16th May 1906

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Norroy: William Henry Welden

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1928

14 November 2021

Grant of Arms: Samuel Foyster of St Pancras 1784

eBay vendor, wrandlef, is offering for sale the 1784 Grant of Arms to Samuel Foyster of St Pancras, Middlesex. Samuel was theTreasurer of St.Pancras Middlesex Charity School, the forerunner of the modern Middlesex Hospital. The Grant also extends to other descendants of his father.

The sale is due to end 19th Nov 2021 16:14:44 GMT. The starting bid is GBP725.00

Arms: Azure a chevron erminoise between two bugle horns in chief and a stag’s head erased in base Or.
Crest: A demi-stag proper attired and unguled Or about the neck a collar Gules suspending a bugle horn Gold stringed of the third.

Dated: 28th June 1784

Garter: Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: Thomas Lock

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1929

1.Samuel Foyster (d.1805)
1.1. Henry Samuel Foyster (b.1791 d.1862)
1.1.1 Henry Brereton Foyster (b.1834 d.1910)
1.1.1.1 Henry Charles Brereton Foyster (b.1866 d.1934)
1.1.1.2 Bernard Brereton Foyster (b.1869 d.1944)
1.1.1.3 Herbert John Foyster (b.1870 d.1936)
1.1.1.4 Basil Edmund Foyster (b.1873 d.1961)
1.1.2. George Alfred Foyster (b.1836 d.1911)
1.1.2.1 Arthur Henry Foyster (b.1869 d.1954)
1.1.2.2 Gerald Mowbray Foyster (b.1872 d.1897)
1.1.2.3 Hugh Alfred Foyster (b.1874 d.1955)
1.1.2.4 Lionel Algernon Foyster (b.1878 d.1945)
1.1.2.5 Kenneth Basil Foyster (b.1880 d.1963)
1.1.2.6 Harold Tillard Foyster (b.1883 d.1911)
1.1.2.7 Philip Tillard Foyster (b.1884 d.1916)

18 September 2021

Grant of Arms: Sir Israel Hart 1896

In June Thomson Roddick Auctioneers sold the 1896 Grant of Arms to Sir Israel Hart (1835-1911) of Ashleigh, co. Leicester. Sir Israel was a British merchant and Liberal Party politician.

Arms: Vert a hart trippant Or between four cinquefoils of the last and a fasces fessewise in base proper head to the sinister.
Crest: Upon a fasces a hart as in the Arms the dexter foreleg resting on a crown vallery Azure.
Motto: Via Trita Via Tuta

Dated: 28th February 1896

Garter: Sir Albert William Wood
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Grant of Arms: Very Rev’d Norman Hook 1968

Back in August, Auctioneers Toovey’s, sold the 1968 Grant of Arms to the Very Reverend Norman Hook (1898-1976), Dean of Norwich.

Arms: Azure in chief three triguetrae and in base a pelican in her piety Or.

Crest: A lion passant Or resting the dexter paw on a lozenge and in the mouth a shearman’s hook Sable.

Motto: Non Vestra Sed Vos

Dated: 30th September 1968

Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner

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