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14 January 2021

Grant of Arms: Rev’d John Kirby of Mayfield 1811

eBay vendor, ipswitches, is offering for sale the 1811 Grant of Arms to the Reverend John Kirby (1786 – 1844), Vicar of Mayfield. John Kirby was prominent in the rebuilding of Mayfield School, of which he was a trustee.

The Grant also extends to his brothers and sisters – “… to be borne by him and his descendants by this brothers George Kirby Thomas Kirby William Kirby Henry Kirby and Michael Kirby (the four younger being minors) and by his sisters Marthanna Anne-Ruth Jane-ruth and Mary..”.

Arms: Vert on a chevron erminois between three crosses pateé Argent as many roses Gules barbed and seeded Vert.

Crest: An elephant’s head erased ermine on the neck a torteau charged with a cross pateé as in the Arms.

Motto: Loyalty and Liberty

Dated: 30th April 1811

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard

Clarenceux: George Harrison

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13 January 2021

Royal Licence: Heatley to Montgomery 1820

Auctioneers, Dix Noonan Webb, are offering for sale the Irish 1820 Royal Licence for Conway Heatley to use the Name & Arms of Montgomery.

Auctioneer’s estimate: GBP180 to GBP 220 – Sold for GBP550.

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure three fleurs de lys Or 2nd & 3rd Gules three gen rings Or stoned Azure on an inescutcheon Gules a sword and sceptre in saltire proper within a bordure Or a double tressure flory counter flory Gules.

Crest: On a chapeau a dexter gauntlet erect holding a dagger proper.

Motto: Honneur Sans Repos

Dated: 4th September 1880

Ulster: Sir William Betham

An extract from The Montgomery Manuscripts:

Colonel Wm. Montgomery left three children viz.: one son, also named William, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Anna Helena. The son was accidently killed, when a youth, at Killough, in the year 1736. Elizabeth died unmarried. Anna Helena married William Heatley, esq., of Riversdale, county of Wicklow, leaving by him three sons and a daughter, namely — I. Conway, a barrister-at-law ; 2. Wm. Campbell , an officer in the army ; 3. John Montgomery, a student in the Middle Temple ; and 4. Isabella, who died unmarried. The eldest son, Conway, in right of his mother, was permitted to assume the name and arms of Montgomery, in the year 1820.

Conway Heatley Montgomery left three children, viz. : 1. Frederick Campbell, a major in the 50th regiment. In 1835, he accompanied his regiment to New South Wales, where he received a grant of lands, and retired from the service ; 2. Caroline, married to Hugh Cathcart, esq., heir to his uncle, sir Andrew Cathcart of Killoughan castle, Ayrshire; and 3. Augusta, married to the late Thomas Sinclair, esq., of Belfast.

Grant of Arms: Roger de Byron-Faes 1983

Auctioneers, Dix Noonan Webb, are offering for sale the 1983 Grant of Arms to Roger August Alfred Faes de Byron-Faes (1914-2001) of Sentry Box Estate, Gunderman in NSW, Australia.

The auctioneer’s estimate is GBP100 to GBP140. Sold for GBP480.

Arms: Azure three swords palewise in fess point downwards hilts pommels and quillons Or overall a fess also Or a fess Gules and thereon three bees volant.

Crest: Out of a crown Or two eagles’ heads addorsed the dexter Gules and the sinister Azure in the beak of each a cinquefoil Gold.

Motto: FAE ET IUS

Dated: 14th December 1983

Garter: Sir Alexander Colin Cole

Clarenceux: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner

Norroy and Ulster: John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little

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