Heraldry Online Blog

28 February 2011

Sir Edmund Lacon Bt – Livery Button

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:10

A rather well worn livery button on eBay caught my eye, particularly because it had an escutcheon of pretence in addition to impaling the Arms of the wife.  I believe it to be the button of Sir Edmund Lacon, the first baronet.  Born in 1750, in 1779 he married Eliza Knowles, daughter and co-heir of the Rev Thomas Knowles DD.  They had one son Edmund.  Eliza died in 1782.  In 1783 Edmund married Sarah daughter of John Mortlock.  Edmund Lacon was created a baronet in 1818 and died in 1820.

From the above my best guess at the blazon for the button is:

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Quarterly per fess indented erminois and Azure in the second quarter a wolf’s head erased Or (for Lacon) 2nd & 3rd Azure a cross patonce Or (for Ward) an escutcheon of pretence Azure crusily of crosslets a cross moline voided Or (for Knowles)


Ermine a fret Azure on a chief engrailed Gules three fleurs de lys Or (for Mortlock)

Crest: A mount Vert thereon a falcon proper beaked and belled Or charged on the breast with a cross flory and gorged with a collar Gules.

Motto: Probitas verus honos  (Integrity is true honour).

Image courtesy of the vendor,  the-recycler33

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