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21 January 2014

Arthur William Kay-Menzies – Grant of Arms 1929

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 21:10
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The 1928 Grant of Arms to Arthur William Kay-Menzies has recently sold on eBay for £164, vendor swan1011.

Menzies Grant2

 

Arthur William Kay-Menzies, born 1874 died 1944.

Interestingly, the blazon appears to be missing the field for the 2nd & 3rd quarters:

Missing-Argent

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules two swords in saltire points upward proper pommels and hilts Or on a chief invected Argent three roses of the field barbed and seeded proper (for Menzies) 2nd & 3rd [Argent] Within two bendlets engrailed an annulet between two crescents Sable (for Kay).
Crest: In front of a Saracen’s head affronte and erased wreathed about the temples with laurel proper two spears saltirewise also proper surmounted by a rose as in the Arms (for Menzies) Within the horns of a crescent Azure a goldfinch between two branches of laurel proper (for Kay).
Motto: Vil God I Zal

The Arms are also listed in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families:

Menzies AR

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19 January 2014

Robin Anthony Blantyre Gowlland – Grant of Arms 1987

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:35
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The rather impressive 1987 Grant of Arms to Robin Anthony Blantyre Gowlland has just been sold on  eBay for £296 by vendor charlesa1867.

gowland grant

Robin Anthony Blantyre Gowlland, born 1932.

Arms: Gules a fess chequy Argent and Azure between in chief two crozier heads and in base an anchor Gold.

Crest: A dove Argent holding in the beak a sprig of olive Vert supporting with the dexter claw a cross moline Gules.
Motto: Sola Juvat Virtus  (Virtue Alone Avails).
Badge: Across moline Gules environed by a corde of rope ensigned by an ancient crown Gold.

Unusually for a sale of a Grant of Arms, I believe the Grantee is still living.

18 January 2014

Henry Pelham Burn – Grant of Arms 1906

The 1906 Grant of Arms from the Lyon Court to Major Henry Pelham Burn is on sale at eBay with a “Buy it Now” price of £1,500.

Burn Grant

The Grant is listed in the Lyon Register as 19/9, 25th October 1906.

Arms: Or a chevron between two spur revels in chief and a hunting horn in base Sable garnished Argent.

Crest: A dexter hand proper holding a hunting horn as in the Arms.

Motto: Ever Ready

Major Burn also has an entry in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families:

Burn-ARFrom the excellent set of photographs supplied by the vendor, diggerlee, it seems that Major Burn had the Grant made to an ancestor – I cannot make out the actual relationship.  Also included within the sale is a bookplate of Charles Maitland Burn who bears the same Arms but with the chevron engrailed and impaled with the Arms of Russel.  They are listed in the Lyon Register as 19/10, 31st October 1906.

8 January 2014

Two new Armorials: Casely and Goldstraw

Two new (albeit small) armorials have been added to the Heraldry Online website;

  1. Goldstraw
  2. Casely

 

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