The Canterbury Auction Galleries‘ next auction is on the 7th & 8th February 2017 and includes Lot 419 the 1884 Grant of Arms to James Smith Eastes (b.1827 d.1902) of Fairlawn, Ashford, Kent. The estimate is £150 – £200.
Arms: Azure on a chevron invected ermine between three fleurs-de-lis Argent two ears of wheat stalked and leaved chevronwise proper all within an orle Or.
Crest: In front of a garb Or three fleurs-de-lis Azure.
Motto: Palma Perseverantie
Mr James Smith Eastes was a Corn & Seed merchant which is reflected in the Crest and on the chevron. At probate is estate was valued at £20,688 1s 10d. He had six children:
- James Eastes b.1865 m.1891 (Alice Caroline Browne) d.?
- Mary E Eastes b.1867
- Florence Heberden Eastes b.1871
- Mabel Eastes b.1872
- Alice Mary Eastes b.1875
- Frank Robinson Eastes b.1876 m.1919 (Dorothy Mabel Woledge) d.1919