Heraldry Online Blog

31 December 2014

Grant of Arms: Thomas McKenny Hughes and George Ravensworth Hughes

There have been three Grants of Arms sold on eBay by vendor thebizaar that relate to one family.  The first of 1808, Sir Thomas McKenny Bt, I have already recorded.

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The second Grant of Arms (8th August 1905) was to Thomas KcKenny Hughes, grandson of Sir Thomas McKenny, and was sold for £102.

McKenney ThomasHughes Arms

Arms: Argent a lion rampant Gules on a chief enarched of the last two crosses couped of the field
Crest: A demi lion rampant Gules between two crosses couped Argent.
Motto: Fide Et Virtute Valeas

The third Grant of Arms (20th June 1955) was to George Ravensworth Hughes and sold for £112.  George was Thomas KcKenny Hughes’ second but eldest surviving son.  His brother was killed in World War One.

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Arms: Sable a covered cup Or encircled by a chaplet of Honeysuckle flowered proper.
Crest: Issuant from a coronet composed of four sprigs of Honeysuckle the stalks cojoined and embellishing the rim Or a cubit arm vested Gules the hand gauntleted proper and grasping a roll of parchment bend sinisterwise Argent.
Motto: Vincit Veritas

In October 1995 George Ravensworth Hughes recorded a Declaration at the College of Arms that he would thereafter bear his Arms quartered with those of his late father.  He also declared that he would only use the Crest granted to him.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Sable a covered cup Or encircled by a chaplet of Honeysuckle flowered proper 2nd and 3rd Argent a lion rampant Gules on a chief enarched of the last two crosses couped of the field.
Crest: Issuant from a coronet composed of four sprigs of Honeysuckle the stalks cojoined and embellishing the rim Or a cubit arm vested Gules the hand gauntleted proper and grasping a roll of parchment bend sinisterwise Argent.
Motto: Vincit Veritas

 

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25 December 2014

Bookplate: Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 21:25
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Antrobus is one of the names covered in my Armorial and eBay now has on sale the bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt, the vendor is look-back-in-time.

Antrobus Bookplate

The blazon (107th Edition Burke’s Peerage):

Arms: Lozengy Or and Azures on a pale Gules three estoiles of six points wavy of the first.
Crest: Issuing out of rays proper a unicorn’s head couped Argent horned and maned Or gorged with a wreath of laurel proper.
Supporters: Two horses proper.
Motto: Dei Memor Gratus Amicis

 

 

 

 

 

20 December 2014

Bookplate: Colin Campbell BAILLIE

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 16:05

There is a bookplate for Colin Campbell Baillie on Sale at eBay by vendor prexiepost.

 

Baillie-Colin Campbell

The vendor is unsure of the identity of Colin Campbell Baillie.  I have had a look at this and my results are that he was the son of Hugh James Baillie and Joyce/Jessie Mills, the grandson of James Baillie and Colin(a) Campbell and the great grandson of Colin Campbell of Glenure and Janet Mackay of Bighouse.  He was born in 1818 and in 1856 married Anne Catherine Strickland (nee Fitzgerald), a widow.  He died, without issue, on the 16th March 1889 at Glenure House, Charlton Kings near Cheltenham.

My attempt at the blazon is;

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure nine estoiles three three two and one Argent (for Baillie) 2nd Grand Quarters i & iv Gyronny of eight Or and Sable ii Argent a galley Sable iii Or a fess chequy Argent and Azure (for Campbell) 3rd Azure on a chevron Or between three bears’ heads couped Argent muzzled Gules a roebuck’s head erased enclosed by two hands issuant from the ends of the chevron each holding a dagger proper (for Mackay)

Crest: A boar’s head couped proper.

Motto: Quid Clarius Astris

A version of the Arms are displayed in the 1898 book “A History and Genealogy of the family of Baillie of Dunain, Dochfour and Lamington”, where in the bears’ heads are now boars as well differences with the chevron.  However, the latter might need to be taken with a bit of salt when it comes to accuracy.

 

Baillie-Filleigh

I would welcome any other insights into these Arms.

 

 

 

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