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.