Vendor look-back-in-time has on sale at eBay the bookplate of Richard Joseph Sulivan of Thames Ditton. The bookplate would appear to date from between 1778 when he married Mary Lodge and his receipt of a Baronetcy in 1804.
Arms: Per fess the base per pale, in chief Or a dexter hand couped at the wrist holding a sword erect proper hilted Gules the blade entwined with a serpent proper between two lions rampant respectant of the second the dexter base Vert charged with a buck trippant Or on the sinister base per pale Argent and Sable a boar passant counter-changed.
Impaling: Gules a lion rampant Argent crusily of the field within a bordure flory Argent (for Lodge)
Crest: On a ducal coronet Or a robin holding in the beak a sprig of laurel proper.
Motto: Lamh foisdineach an uachtar (What we gain by conquest we secure by clemency).
The bookplate of Davies Gilbert PRS (1766-1839), formerly Giddy, is on sale at eBay, the vendor is bungalowblondie2. Davies Giddy was the only son of Rev’d Edward Giddy and Catherine Davies. Catherine was heiress to her father and was one of the co-heirs to the Barony of Sandys of the Vine which fell into abeyance in 1683 after the death of the 8th Baron.
In 1808 Davies Giddy married Mary Anne Gilbert. Following the death of Mary’s uncle, Davies Giddy took the Name and Arms of Gilbert.
Arms: Quarterly 1st Argent on a chevron Gules three roses of the field with a canton Gules for difference (for Gilbert)
2nd Or a fess engrailed Vert in chief a lion passant Gules in base three torteaux two and one (for Giddy)
3rd Argent a fess ermines between three pierced mullets Gules (for Davies)
4th Argent three bendlets Sable on a canton of the last a cross of the first (for Noye)
5th Or a fess indented between three crosses crosslet fitchy Gules (for Sandys of Ombersley)
6th Argent a cross raguly Sable (for Sandys of the Vine )
With an escutcheon of pretence
Argent on a chevron Gules three roses of the field (for Gilbert)
Crest:A squirrel sejant Gules cracking a nut Or charged on the shoulder with a cross crosslet gold for difference
Motto: Teg yw Hedwch
Their children bore the Arms without the canton Gules for difference.