Heraldry Online Blog

25 February 2011

Harpur Crewe – More Livery buttons

The Harpur-Crewe baronets seem to be a source of at least three different sets of livery buttons.  In addition to that of Vauncey Harpur-Crewe (see earlier entry) there are two more on sale at eBay:

Image courtesy of the vendor, jibajaba.

Image courtesy of the vendor, hantsreg

These two button both display the Arms & Crests for Harpur-Crewe along with the baronet’s “Red Hand of Ulster” insignia and also the motto “Degeneranti Genus Opprobrium ”  (Lineage becomes a disgrace to the man who degenerates from it).

The top button also displays the wife’s Arms of:

Gules three bars embattled counter embattled.

So far I have been unable to find Arms of that blazon associated with the various wives.  The 4th baronet married Catherine Crewe, daughter and co-heir to Thomas Crewe, 2nd Baron of Crewe of  Stene around 1709.  The subsequent baronets married:

5th – Caroline Manners, daughter of the Duke of Rutland.

6th – Frances Elizabeth Greville, daughter of Earl of Brooke & Earl of Warwick.

7th – Anne Hawkins.

8th – Jane Whitaker, daughter of the Rev Thomas Whitaker.

9th – Georgiana Jane Henrietta Eliza Lovell, daughter of Vice Admiral William Stanhope Lovell.

10th – Isabel Adderley daughter of Charles Bowyer Adderley, 1st Baron Norton.

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