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20 January 2011

Sir Francis William Lowe Bt – Grant of Arms 1918

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 10:36
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The Grant of Arms to Sir Francis William Lowe, Knight and Baronet is on sale at eBay. The Grant is from 1918 and is signed by Alfred Scott-Gatty, Garter and William H Weldon, Clarenceux. Sir Francis probably petitioned for Arms after being created a Baronet on the 30th January of that year.

Unfortunately the pictures are not clear enough to read the text. The details of the Arms listed in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families are:

Arms: Erminois on a bend engrailed cottised plain Azure between two Stafford knots Sable three wolves’ heads erased Or.

Mantling: Azure and Or.

Crest: On a wreath of the colours a demi-gryphon erminois resting the sinister paw on a Stafford knot sable

Motto: Spero meliora (I hope for better things)

The baronetcy is still extant; the current baronet inherited the title in 1986 aged 23. A brief genealogy as below:

1. Sir Francis William Lowe, 1st Baronet (1852-1929)

1.1. Sir Francis Gordon Lowe, 2nd Baronet (1884-1972)

1.1.1. Sir Francis Reginald Gordon Lowe, 3rd Baronet (1931-1986) Sir Thomas William Gordon Lowe, 4th Baronet (b. 1963) Theodore Christopher William Lowe (b.2000) Christopher Francis Lowe (b.1964) William John Lowe (b.1972) by 2nd wife

1.2 Arthur Holden Lowe b.1886

1.3 John Claude Malcolm Lowe b.1888

1.4 Dorothy Mary


This sold for £310.

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