Heraldry Online Blog

18 December 2007

Abbey Arms

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 11:36

Henry Abbey JP, brewer, sometime Mayor of Brighton was granted Arms;

 

Gules on a fess Or between three lozenges in chief and a lymphad oars in action and sails furled in base all Argent, a swallow volant of the field

 

Sources:

 

Grantees of Arms: Vol LXXI

Armorial Families 1902

 

The Arms of his grandson, Lt Noel Roland Abbey Grenadier Guards, appear in a memorial to his memory in Chichester Cathedral;

 

Quarterly, 1st & 4th Gules on a fess Or between three lozenges in chief and a lymphad oars in action and sails furled in base all Argent, a swallow volant of the field (for Abbey) 2nd & 3rd Paly Or and Gules a chief vair (for Belcher).

Photograph Copyright S J F Plowman

Family details;

1. Henry Abbey b.1816 m.1859 Fanny Taylor (d.1912) d.1911

1.1. Fanny Abbey b.1860

1.2. William Henry Abbey b.1864 m.1888 Florence Belcher d.1943

1.2.1. Maj John Roland Abbey b.1895 m.1921 Lady Ursula Helen Cairns d.1969

1.2.1.1.Juliet Hermione Abbey b.1925 m.1948 John Somerville Kendall Oram

1.2.1.1.1. Miranda Juliet Oram; b 1962. m.1988 Henry G C A Pembroke (Earl of Pembroke)

1.2.1.1.1.1.Jemima Juliet Pembroke b.1989

1.2.1.1.1.2.Alice Mary Pembroke b.1991

1.2.1.1.1.3.Katie Ella Pembroke b.1997

1.2.1.2.Gloria Jean Abbey b.1936

1.2.2. Lt Noel Roland Abbey b.1898 d.1918 (KIA)

1.2.3. William Henry R Abbey b.1902 d.1937 unm.

1.3. Florence Emily Abbey b.1867 m.1899 Colin Carlton Piercy (d.1944)

1.4. Katherine Mary Abbey b.1870 d.1963

1.5. Henry Robert Burrows Abbey b.1872 m.1896 Eleanor Maude Lake d.1949

1.5.1. Constance Maude Abbey b.1897

1.5.2. Sylvia Wyneth Abbey b.1907

1.5.3. Iris

 Sources:

Times Archive

London Gazette

Ancestry.co.uk

It would appear that the male line has died out. I think that would make Juliet (1.2.1.1) & Gloria (1.2.1.2) the heraldic heiresses. If Juliet’s husband was armigerous (under English rules) her father’s Arms would be quartered by her daughter Miranda (1.2.1.1.1). Miranda, as an only child, could then probably then pass on the quartered Arms to her children with the Earl of Pembroke (she is his second wife and he has a son by the first marriage). However, if John Oram was not armigerous I’m not sure whether the quartering grinds to a total halt or is held in abeyance until there is an armigerous spouse.

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