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18 January 2011

Peter Macara Meredith – Royal Licence 1902

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:48
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A Royal Licence dated 29th June 1902 is on sale at eBay.  The RL grants Peter Macara of Pentre Byshan Hall, Denbigh, authority to take and use the Surname of Meredith in addition to and after that of Macara and to bear the Arms of Meredith.  His wife was the daughter and heiress of Lt Col Henry Warter Meredith.

The RL is signed by Sir Albert William Woods (1816 – 1904, Garter Principal King of Arms), George Edward Cokayne (1825 – 1911, Clarenceux King of Arms) and Sir William Henry Weldon (1837 – 1919, Norroy King of Arms).

Arm: Azure a lion rampant Or in the dexter chief a crescent Argent.

Mantling: Azure and Or

Crest: On a wreath of the colours a lion’s head erased proper.

Motto: Heb Dduw heb ddim a Duw a digon

Photographs courtesy of the vendor ephemeracity1


The 1929 Edition of Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families has the following entry:

Meredith - Armorial FamiliesIt seems that the late Lt.Col Henry Warter Meredith’s father, Henry Warter, also had a Royal Licence in 1824 to assume the name and arms of Meredith.


  1. I always wonder why some documents have one, other two, and some three seals?

    Comment by makov25 — 14 April 2011 @ 04:52 | Reply

  2. The Meredith LP has finally sold for £295 on the 3rd April 2011.

    Comment by Stephen J F Plowman — 14 April 2011 @ 18:16 | Reply

  3. Hi Stephen,
    This document in my collection now. I have been collecting British medals for some time. This document got my attention because it’s relates to Lt Col Henry Warter Meredith family. But I am still confused with number of seals on this documents. Is there any regulations on what documents will singe one ore tow or three Kings of Arms.
    Regards, Glenn

    Comment by makov25 — 15 April 2011 @ 00:16 | Reply

    • Glenn
      My understanding is that Garter signs and seals all LPs. The other seals are dependent upon where the recipient lives. For those in Ulster and the North of England (north of the River Trent) it will be Norroy & Ulster (Ulster post 1943). For those south of the River Trent it will be Clarenceux. Where the recipient is living abroad or it is a Civic or Corporate body it will be signed by all three.
      No doubt there will be exceptions to the rule.

      Comment by Stephen J F Plowman — 16 April 2011 @ 08:03 | Reply

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