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31 March 2018

Irish Grant of Arms: William John McNeight of Palmerston Park 1887

eBay vendor diggerlee  offers for sale at £1,850 the 1887 Grant of Arms to William John McNeight of Palmerston Park , Dublin.

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Arms: Per fess Argent and Or a fess invected Azure between in chief two lions’ heads erased of the last langued Gules and in base a unicorn’s head couped of the third armed and crined of the fourth.
Crest: Out of the battlements of a tower Sable masoned Argent a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand holding a spear in bend transfixing a lion’s head erased all proper.
Motto: Omnia Deo Committo
Dated: 3rd November 1887

Ulster King of Arms: Sir John Bernard Burke

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It seems that this Grant of Arms was sold at auction in May 2017 for £180.00 by Tennants.

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30 March 2018

Armorial Achievement: Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill 1587

Dominic Winter Auctions of Cirencester have listed in their auction of 11th April 2018 an Armorial Achievement of Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill. It is thought to have been possibly cut from the original Grant of Arms.  The auctioneers estimate is £100-£150.  The hammer price was £130.00.

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Arms: Argent a cross wavy Sable in the chief dexter quarter an eagle displayed of the second.
Crest: A demi eagle displayed Argent the wings pellettee gorged with with a coronet Gules.

The entry in Burkes’ General Armory has the field and the Crest as Or.  Another instance of the BGA not being as accurate as one would wish.

 

25 March 2018

Matriculation: Horatius Bonar 1910

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1910 Matriculation of Arms of  Horatius Bonar, Writer to His Majety’s Signet.

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Arms: Argent a saltire Azure on a chief indented Sable three escallops Or.
Crest: A sword erect in pale roper hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: Denique Coelum (Heaven at Last)
Dated: 14th June 1910

Lord Lyon King of Arms: Francis J Grant

Irish Grant of Arms: Alfred Thomas Neale Evans 1940

eBay vendor alacol_30 has recently completed the bidding for the Grant of Arms to Captain Alfred Thomas Neale Evans (1893-1961), Chief Constable of Pembrokeshire (1935-1958). He was the son of John Evans and Sarah Jane Sharpe, descended from a family formerly resident in Leinster.  The final price is listed as £60.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st Azure three goats rampant proper on a chief Azure three trefoils slipped Gules 2nd & 3rd Argent three eagles displayed Sable on a chief Azure three chessrooks Or 4th Or a dragon rampant Gules holding a staff Sable.

Crest: A demi dragon rampant Gules as in the Arms.

Dated:  28th May 1940 – Volume 0 folio 177

Deputy Ulster King of Arms: Thomas Ulick Sadleir

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“In Witness whereof I subscribe these Present with my Name and Title and affix hereunto the Seal of my Office this Twenty-eighth day of May in the Fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Sixth of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and forty.”

Sadleir was appointed Deputy Ulster King of Arms in 1921.  With the death of Neville Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms, in December 1940, Sadleir performed most of the duties until 1943 when the Republic of Ireland establish the Genealogical Office.

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