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28 February 2008

VAIZEY of Attwoods, Halsted, co Essex

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 13:43

John Robert Vaizey JP DL, High Sheriff 1877.

Azure a cross engrailed between four cross crosslets crossed Argent


Grantees of Arms 1877 Vol LIX fol 326
Armorial Families 1902 & 1929

1. John Robert VAIZEY b.1839 m.1865 (Alice Hornor) d.1900

1.1 Robert Edward Vaizey OBE JP b.1868 m.1897 (Eleanor Frances Caesar) d.1955

1.1.1 Brig. John Theodore De Horne Vaizey b.1899 m.1932 (Cynthia Cecil Baring div.1947)
1.1.2 Alice Evangeline Vaizey b.1900
1.1.3 (Alexandra) Winifred Vaizey b.1901

1.2 Francis Arthur Vaizey b.1870 d.1955
1.3 Alice Lilian L Vaizey b.1875


Armorial Families 1902 & 1929


London Gazette

The Times Digital Archive

VAIZEY Armorial 

26 February 2008

Earl of Warrington – Bowdon Parish Church

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My thanks to Richard Lichten who sent me a number of photographs of heraldic memorials in Bowdon Parish Church. One of which is for Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, and his wife Mary (nee Langham of Cottesbrooke)

Booth & Langham

Booth – Quarterly of 9

  1. Argent three boars’ heads erect Sable (for Booth)
  2. Argent a fess engrailed Gules (for Barton)
  3. Azure two bars Argent in chief as many mullets of the last (for Venables of Bollen)
  4. Argent on a bend Azure three garbs Or (for Fitton)
  5. Quarterly Gules and Or in the first quarter a lion passant Argent (for Massey)
  6. Bendy Or and Azure (for Mountfort)
  7. Argent on a chief Azure two fleur-de-lys Or (Clinton of Coleshill)
  8. Argent a mullet Sable (for Ashton)
  9. Argent a lion rampant Gules between three pheons Sable (for Egerton)

Impaling Langham – Quarterly of 6

  1. Argent three bears’ heads erased Sable muzzled Or (for Langham of Cottesbrooke)
  2. Ermine a chevron Gules within a bordure engrailed Sable
  3. Azure two bends Argent
  4. Gules two lions passant Argent (for Strange)
  5. Azure 10 estoiles Or 4,3,2,1
  6. Sable three horses’ heads erased Argent a canton ermine

19 February 2008

WINCHESTER of Oakfield Lodge

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Henry Winchester, Sheriff of London, of Oakfield Lodge, Hawkhurst, Kent

Or on a cross Azure quarter pierced of the field between four mascles Gules as many crosses crosslet fitchee Argent a canton of the second charged with two swords in saltire points upwards proper pommels and hilts of the first encircled by a double chain gold.

Henry also obtained Arms for other descendents of his father, William Winchester of Malden co. Surrey;

Or on a cross Azure quarter pierced of the field between four mascles Gules as many crosses crosslet fitchee Argent.

Grantees of Arms 3 Oct 1826 Vol XXXVI fol 97
Blazon: BGA

Family details (not necessarily complete);

1. William Winchester b.1748 m. (Sarah Clarke) d. 1820

a. Henry Winchester b.1777 m.1803 (Elizabeth Ayerst) d.1838

i. William Winchester b.1815
ii. John Winchester b.1819
iii. Sarah Winchester b.1806
iv. Elizabeth Winchester b.1809
v. Ann Winchester b.1811
vi. Mary Winchester b.1813
vii. Charlotte Winchester b.1817

b. William Winchester b.1778 d.
c. Sarah Winchester b.1775
d. Elizabeth Winchester b.1779
e. Charlotte Winchester b.1781
f. Mary Winchester b.1783
g. AnnWinchester b.1787

IGI (with “health” warning)

Unfortunately the Arms of Henry Winchester are now being “sold” by at least one online heraldic bucket shop.


15 February 2008

WOLLSTONECRAFT of Mark’s Gate, co Essex

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 11:01

Edward John WOLLSTONECRAFT of Mark’s Gate, co Essex & London

Vert three mermaids each holding in the dexter hand a mirror proper and in the sinister a comb Or.

Grantees of Arms 1765 Vol XI fol 114
Blazon: BGA

Family details (not necessarily complete);

Edward John WOLLSTONECRAFT b.1736? m. (Elizabeth Dixon)

1. Edward Wollstonecraft b.1757 m.1778 (Elizabeth Munday) d.1808

a. Edward Wollstonecraft b.1783 d.1832 **
b. Elizabeth Wollstonecraft b.1781 m. 1827 (Alexander Berry) d.1845

2. Henry Woodstock Wollstonecraft b.1761
3. James Wollstonecraft b.1768 d.1806
4. Charles Wollstonecraft b.1770 m1.1804 (Sarah Garrison) m2.1813 (Nancy)

a. Jane Nelson Wollstonecraft b.1806

5. Mary Wollstonecraft b.1759 m. d.1797
6. Elizabeth Wollstonecraft b.1763
7. Everina Wollstonecraft b.1765

** In 1808 one Edward Wollstonecraft was promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant in the Loyal London Volunteers (Militia).

General Internet search
London Gazette


14 February 2008

YARKER of Leyburn and YARKER of Ulverston

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John Yarker of Leyburn obtained a grant/confirmation by the College of Arms in respect of his grandfather Luke Yarker in 1758.

Yarker Arms

Gules on a chevron between three unicorns passant Or as many human hearts of the field.

Online Armorial



Grantees of Arms 1758 Vol X fol 145

Blazon: BGA

Burke’s Heraldic Illustrations (1845) notes the Arms of two branches of the Yarker family;

Senior line;

Rev Luke Yarker, Vicar of Chillingham;

Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron between three unicorns passant Or as many human hearts of the field (for Yarker) 2nd & 3rd Argent a chevron Vert between three bugle horns Sable stringed Or (for Forster).

Upon which is born an escutcheon of pretence in right of his wife;

Quarterly 1st & 8th Argent three horse shoes Sable (for South) 2nd Gules on a bend Argent three swans proper (for Clarke) 3rd Argent a cross of lozenges Vert overall a bend chequy ermine and Azure (for Braddyll) 4th Or a lion passant Sable on a chief Sable a trefoil of the field (for Rishton) 5th Azure in chief two stars in point a crescent Or (For Dodding) 6th Or a fesse dancette between three crosses crosslet fitchee Gules (for Sandys) 7th Party per fess Gules and Azure a castle counterchanged (for Rawson).

Junior line:

Joseph Yarker, Collector of HM Customs as Ulverston;

Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron between three unicorns passant Or as many human hearts of the field (for Yarker) 2nd & 3rd Azure six lioncels rampant Argent three two and one (for Leybourne).

Upon which is born an escutcheon of pretence in right of his wife;

Quarterly 1st & 4th Barry of ten Or and Sable overall a bend Gules (for Barker) 2nd Barry of twelve Argent and Azure overall three lions rampant Gules (for Woodburne) 3rd quarterly Argent and ermines in the first quarter a fleur-de-lis Gules (for Letham) and in a canton quarterly i &iv Sable on a fess engrailed Or between three squirrels sejeant Argent each holding a marigold slipped proper as many roundels barry of six Argent and Azure (for Smith) ii & iii Argent on a bend Azure three bucks’ heads caboshed Or (for Stanley).

Note: From the family details below, it appears that the both the lines listed above, with their wives’ escutcheons of pretence, have expired. However, the descendants of Joseph Yarkers siblings can use the Leybourne quarterings.

Family details (not necessarily complete);


1. William Yarker d.1663

a. Luke Yarker b.1652 m. 1690 (Margaret Butterfield) d.1706

i. Luke Yarker b.1699 m.1726 (Elizabeth Buckle)

1. John Yarker m.1752 (Alice Forster*) d.1813

a. Rev Luke Yarker b.1753 m.1777 (Elizabeth Robinson) d.1803

i. Rev Luke Yarker b.1786 m.1818 (Mary Beata South*) d.1849

1. Luke Henry Yarker b.1824 d.unm
2. Reginald Yarker d.1849 dsp
3. Henry John Forster Yarker b.1836 d.1888 dsp
4. Charles Braddyll Yarker b.1838 m.1891 (Arabella Robinson) d.1903 dsp?
5. Mary Ann Yarker m.1848 (Rev James Hill)
6. Sarah Emily Yarker m.1845 (Rev John Woodham Dunn)
7. Eliza Henrietta Yarker
8. Sophia Jane Yarker
9. Frances Beata Yarker

ii. Eliza b.1778 d.1838
iii. Anne m. (Richard Hill) d.1815

1. Rev John Richard Hill
2. Eliza

b. Anne b.1775 d.1818

2. Luke Yarker
3. Francis Yarker
4. Samuel Yarker

ii. John Yarker d.1767

1. John Yarker
2. William Luke Yarker d.1802
3. Margaret Yarker
4. Jane Yarker

iii. Elizabeth Yarker
iv. Anna Yarker
v. Susanna Yarker

b. Anthony Yarker

i. John Yarker b.1681 m.(Anne Leyburn*)

1. John Yarker b.1704

a. Robert Yarker b.1728 m. (Sarah Harris) d.1799

i. Henry Yarker b.1760 m. (Elizabeth Greene) d.1826

1. William Yarker b.1789 m. (Ann)
2. Leyburn Yarker b.1797 d.unm
3. Joseph Yarker b.1794
4. Henry Harris Yarker b.1804
5. Sarah Yarker b.1787
6. Mary Yarker b.1798 m.1822 (Rev John Charles Barkley) had issue
7. Anne Yarker b.1801

ii. Joseph Yarker b.1762 m.1802 (Margaret Smith*) d.1842

1. Robert Francis Yarker b.1804 d.1870
2. Joseph Smith Stanley Yarker d.unm
3. John Henry Yarker d.unm 1837
4. Sarah Jane Yarker
5. Anne Yarker
6. Margaret Agnes Yarker m.1850 (Rev Stephen Hnery Gaisford) had issue
7. Eliza Louisa Yarker m.1840 (John Edwards Laffer) dsp 1852

iii. William Yarker dsp
iv. Captain Robert Yarker RN m.1809 (Louisa Eynesford) dsp
v. John Yarker b.1771 m. (Elizabeth Kendal) d.1822

1. Rev Robert Yarker b.1799 m. (Louisa) d.1853
2. Rev John Yarker b.1816 m.1845? (Charlotte Wheeler?)

a. Montague Mangle Yarker b.1856
b. John R Yarker b.1862
c. Alice Frances Yarker b.1859

3. Eleanor Yarker
4. Anna Maria Yarker
5. Louisa Yarker

c. Reinhold

* Heraldic Heiress

YARKER Armorial 

13 February 2008

QUILTER of Bawdsey Manor, co Suffolk

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Sir William Cuthbert Quilter, 1st Baronet

Quilter Baronet Arms

Argent on a bend invected Gules between three Cornish choughs proper two cross crosslets of the first.

Online Armorial

Grantees of Arms – 1897 Vol LXIX fol 329 (recorded as Quiller)
Debrett’s Peerage 1923

1. Sir William Cuthbert Quilter Bt b.1839 m.1867 (Mary Ann Bevington d.1927) d.1911

a. Sir William Eley Cuthbert Quilter Bt b.1873 m.1899 (the Hon Gwynedd Douglas-Pennant) d.1952

i. George Eley Cuthbert Quilter b.1900 d.1919
ii. Sir John Raymond Cuthbert Quilter Bt b.1902 m.1935 (Margery Marianne Cooke) d.1959

1. Sir Anthony Raymond Leopold Quilter Bt b.1937 m.( Mary Elise Gooch)

a. Lt Guy Raymond Cuthbert Quilter b.1967 m.1992 (Jenifer J Redvers-Cox)

i. William Raymond Cuthbert Quilter b.1995
ii. Henry Guy C Quilter b.1997
iii. Oliver Charles C Quilter b.2000

b. Juliet Elise Quilter b.1965

iii. Inez b.1904 m.1955 (Brig Raleigh Charles Joseph Chichester-Constable)
iv. Zoe Gwynedd b.1912 m.1939 (Lt.Col Brian Morton Forster Franks) d.1977 had issue.
v. Sonia b.1917 m1.1939 (Patrick William Butler Pole-Carew dis.1950) m2.1958 (Maj William Henry Cropley Luddington) had issue.

b. Lt Col John Arnold Cuthbert Quilter b.1875 KIA 1915
c. Roger Cuthbert Quilter b.1877 d.1953
d. Percy Cuthbert Quilter b.1879 m.1909 (Gladys Clare Alice Tudway)

i. David Cuthbert Quilter (later Tudway-Quilter) b.1921 m.1953 (Elizabeth Mary Pole)

1. Simon John Cuthbert Quilter b.1955
2. Susan Quilter b.1957
3. Melanie Quilter b.1959, d.1959
4. Lucy Anne Quilter b.1961

ii. Beryl Joan Quilter b.1909
iii. Anne Quilter b.1913
iv. Diana Primrose Quilter b.1916

e. Major Eustace Cuthbert Quilter OBE b.1881 m.1906 (Cecil Bligh Nutting) d.1934

i. Eustace Ronald Cuthbert Quilter b.1907 m.1934 (Doreen Mary Parker)
ii. John Cuthbert Quilter b.1910

f. Maude Marian Quilter b.1868 m.1888 (Frederick Anthony Denny) had issue.
g. Norah Blanche Quilter b.1871 m1.1898 (Capt William G Pitt Miller) m2.1913 Capt Guy Noel Vivian) had issue.

Debrett’s peerage 1923
Times Online
London Gazette

QUILTER Amorial 

12 February 2008

SHORTT of Dumfries

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:28

Major-General John Macourtie SHORTT HEICS

b.1803 m.1836 (Theresa Reynolds) d.1866

Or a griffin passant Azure on a chief ermine two chess rooks Gules


1) Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary -1873

2) London Gazette

Family details (not necessarily complete);

Major-General John Macourtie SHORTT HEICS

1. Charles Tindal SHORTT b.1837 m.1866
2. Capt John SHORTT RN b.1837
3. Walter Henry SHORTT b.1847
4. Mary Theresa SHORTT b.1840
5. Theresa SHORTT b.1841
6. Flora Lucy SHORTT b.1843


1) Ancestry.co.uk

2) London Gazette

3) Burke’s landed Gentry

SHORT & SHORTT Armorial 

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