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28 June 2018

Grant of Arms: Richard Henry Powis 1923

Spink & Son are offering for sale the 1923 framed Grant of Arms to Richard Henry Powis (b.1876 d.1943) of Sudbury in the county of Middlesex formerly a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers.  The sale is due 12th July 2018 with a guide price of £300-£500.

Richard married Alice Mercy Collins in 1908 and had a daughter, Mercy Alice, in 1912.  Mercy married Edward Benson in 1933.  Alice died in 1930 and Richard then married Dorothy Nellie Gladys Newton in 1934.

Powis Arms2

Powis AF

Arms: Per chevron Gules and Or in chief three cross crosslets fitchy of the second and in base a lion rampant of the first.
Crest: In front of a lion’s gam erased proper grasping a crosslet fitchy bendwise Or two roses Gules barbed and seeded also proper.
Motto: Parta Tueri
Badge: A lion’s gam erased proper enfiled by a mascle Or.

Dated: 18th December 1923

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke KCVO CB
Clarenceaux: William Alexander Lindsay KC

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17 June 2018

Grant of Arms: Richard Smyth 1662

Chiswick Auctions  are offering for sale the 1662 Grant of Arms to Richard Smyth, Clerk of the Cheque of His Majesties Yeomen of the Guard.  Richard was the son of William Smyth of Pounden and grandson of Richard Smyth of Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire.

The auction is due on 12th July 2018 with an auctioneer’s estimate of £800-£1,200.

Smyth arms2

Smyth LP2

Arms: Argent a lion’s head erased Sable between three annulets Gules.
Crest: A demi Sable holding in his paws a rose Gules seeded Or slipped leaved and barbed Vert.

Dated: 16th September 1662

Garter: Sir Edward Walker (b. 1611 d.1677) [He followed Charles II into exile and was with him constantly, not only as his Garter King of Arms but as Clerk of his Privy Council and after the King’s return from exile in 1660]

Smyth - Grantees

Entry from HS Grantees of Arms

6 June 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Rev’d John Vicars Foote

Auctioneers Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket are offering for sale the Irish Confirmation of Arms to the Reverend John Vicars Foote (b.1852 d.1925) by Ulster King of Arms.  The auction starts Saturday 23rd June 2018 with an estimate of £50-£70.

Foote-Arms

Foote-LP

Arms: Per chevron Argent and Or three martlets Azure.

Crest: A martlet Azure charged on the breast with a cross humetty Or.

Motto: Spes Mea Deus.

Foote-AF

Extract from Howard & Crisp’s Visitations of England and Wales:

Foote – Volume-07-1899

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