The sale on eBay of the Letters Patent dated 21st July 1899 signed by the Lord Lyon, James Balfour Paul, granting Arms to Alexander Lawson of Annfield & Burnturk is due to close later today. (Vendor: rain_daisy_rain). The Grant extends not only to the Descendants of Alexander but those of his grandfather, John Lawson of Falkland.
Arms : Parted per saltire Or and Vert a saltire Gules on a chief of the second a garb between two cross crosslets fitchy of the first.
Crest: A garb Or banded Gules.
Motto: Te Splendente
The Arms were also listed in the 1929 edition of Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families;
The undifferenced Arms were re-matriculated on the 15th August 1955 by Major Alexander David Duncan Lawson of Blinkbonny (Vol 40 page 81). Major Lawson would appear to be the nephew of Alexander Lawson;
1. John Lawson married Catherine Adamson
1.1. Alexander Lawson of Annfield & Burnturk b.1813 married Janet Gray Duncan (d.1888)
1.1.1. Alexander LAWSON of Annfield & Burnturk b.1862 m.1899 Edith Isabel Dale
1.1.2. Margaret b.1864
1.1.3. Cathrine b.1866
1.1.4. William Lawson b.1867 m. Margaret Gladys Carstairs
18.104.22.168. Major Alexander David Duncan LAWSON of Blinkbonny b.1904
1.1.5. John Lawson b.1868 d.1944 m. Gertrude Ellis
1.1.6 Janet G b.1870
The eBay sale has just concluded for the bookplate of the Reverend Anthony Lister of Gargrave, vendor look-back-in-time. In 1807 Lister married Mary, the daughter of William York. In 1827 he changed his surname by Royal License to Marsden as a condition of inheriting an estate from John Marsden. However, the legacy was subject to two legal challenges. The second case did not find in his favour.
Arms: Ermine on a fesse Sable three mullets Argent (for Lister)
Crest: A stag’s head proper
Arms: Ermine on a cross Azure a woolpack Or between four lions passant guardant Argent on a chief Gules a sword proper pommel and hilt Or surmounted by a key in saltire of the last (for York)
Vendor prexiepost has on sale at eBay a bookplate of William Mitford of Exbury, Hampshire. William is the ancestor of the famous “Mitford Sisters“.
This bookplate is listed in Franks’ “Catalogue of British & American Book Plates” under the reference 20768.
Arms: Quarterly 1st Argent a fesse between three moles Sable (for Mitford) 2nd Sable a maunch Argent (for Wharton) 3rd Sable three roses Argent seeded Or (for Powell) 4th Argent a chevron engrailed Gules between three estoiles of sixteen points Azure (for Reveley)
Crest: A dexter and sinister hands couped proper supporting a sword in pale Argent pommelled Or pierced through a boar’s head Sable tusked gold couped Gules