Paul Parish Church contains a wooden screen upon which are various Arms. Unfortunately, during my very quick visit I did not find any details. The Arms above are probably for a descendant of Simon Bolitho (b.1695 d.1787) who married Mary, daughter and heir of Edward Borlase, by Prudence, daughter and heir of Peter Trevelyan, of Basell, in Cornwall.
The Dexter Arms:
1st and 4th Ermine on a plain chevron between two chevronels engrailed and three fleurs-de-lis Sable five bezants (Bolitho)
2nd Ermine on a bend Sable two hands and arms issuing out of the clouds at the elbows rending a horseshoe Or (Borlase)
3rd Gules a demi horse Argent hoofed and maned Or issuing out of water in base proper (Trevelyan)
1st Or a mountain Azure inflamed proper (MacLeod of Cadboll *)
2nd Gules, three legs conjoined and armed Proper garnished Or (Lordship of Man)
3rd Or, lymphad: Sable, sail furled, oars in action, flags Gules (Lordship of the Isles )
4th Azure, a castle triple-towered and embattled argent, masined sable, windows and porch gules. (McLeod)
The wife’s 1st quarter currently eludes me. A Bolitho did marry a Mcleod in the 1880s. More research required. * My thanks to Arthur Radburn
The Arms are those of Lt Col William Edward Thomas Bolitho DSO [Burke’s landed Gentry – Bolitho of Trengwainton] and Ethel Grace MacLeod, daughter of Robert Bruce AEnaeas MacLeod of Cadboll. He was only surviving son of William Bolitho of Polwithen and Mary Hichens Yonge, daughter and co-heir of William Yonge.
Colonel Bolitho died in 1919¹ having resigned command of the 2/1st Royal Devon Yeomanry in 1918 because of bad health. Both his sons pre-deceased him, Lt William Torquill MacLeod Bolitho was killed in action in 1915 aged 22. He left a daughter, Brenda Grace.
¹ Col Bolitho’s effects were valued at £176,114 6s 8d for Probate in 1919.