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19 June 2022

Irish Grants & Confirmations of Arms 1630 – 2009

I thought I would provide links to the various Volumes of Grants & Confirmations of Arms held by the National Library of Ireland.

The links below will take you to the main page for each volume. However, if you scroll down to the text below the image you will see a tab “MARC”. If you click on that a text summary of each entry in the Volume will be listed. This will assist if you are searching for a particular name. However, the image number does not match the page or folio number quoted in the text.

Volume

Draft Grants E containing grants of arms, funeral certificates and pedigrees, ca.1630 -1780.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. B, 1683 – 1786.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. A, 1698-1800.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. C, 1800-1810.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. D, 1810-1826.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. E, 1803-1853.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. F, 1853-1862.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. G, 1863-1880.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. H, 1880-1897.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. J, 1898-1909.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. K, 1909-1914.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. L, 1914-1919

Grants and Confirmations of Arms M, 1920-1929.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. N, 1929-1935.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 17 R, 1953-1959.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 18 S, 1956-1966.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 19 T, 1966-1972.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. U, 1973-1978.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol V, Part 1, 1978-1981.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vols, V Part 2, W and X, 1982-1995.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Y, Folios 1-50, 1996-1998.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Volume Y Folios 51-100, 1999-2000.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Z, 2001-2009.

Royal Licence: Charles Wybrants Higginbotham 1900

Dominic Winter Auctions recently sold for £420 the Irish 1900 Royal Licence for Charles Wybrants Higginbotham to take the Name and Arms of Wybrants in addition to & after that of Higginbotham. Charles Wybrants Higginbotham, later Charles Wybrants Higginbotham-Wybrants was born in 1858 and died 23rd November 1922.

The volumes of the Grants and Confirmations of Arms by Ulster King of Arms are available online at the national Library of Ireland (NLI). The entry for the above is in Volume “J” pages 62-63. Image 129

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Azure in the dexter side an eagle’s leg cojoined at the thigh to a sinister wing Argent and in the sinister a lion passant of the last both paleways (for Wybrants) 2nd & 3rd Or on a fesse Azure between three roses Gules as many bezants (for Higginbotham)
Crest: A stag’s head erased proper charged with a bezant.
Motto: Mitis et Fortis.

Dated: 30th January 1900.

Ulster: Sir Arthur Edward Vicars

In 1923, following the death of Charles Wybrants Higginbotham-Wybrants, his brother, William Arthur Higginbotham, was also granted a Royal Licence to take the Name and Arms of Wybrants. The details of which are also held by the NLI. Volume “M” folio 41 (Image 106).

Arms: Same

Dated: 9th November 1923

Ulster: Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson

18 June 2022

Grant of Arms: Nicholas Stanyhurst of Dublin, 1554

Auctioneers Gorringes are offering for sale the 1554 Grant of Arms to Nicholas Stanyhurst (b.c.1490- d. 1557), citizen, alderman and formerly mayor of Dublin, Clerk of the Hanaper and Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery of Ireland.

The sale will take place on 28th June at 09:30 GMT. The auctioneer’s estimate is GBP4,000 to GBP6,000.

The paint used for the Argent has degraded over the centuries.

Arms: Argent a saltire between four boar’s heads erased Gules armed Argent on a chief Or three bendlets vair.

Crest: A boar’s head couped Gules membered Argent seated on five peacock feathers proper.

Dated: 1st August 1554.

Ulster: Batholomew Butler

Grant of Arms: Arthur Westworth of Brooklands, Broughton 1902

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Arthur Westworth (b.1871 d.1958) of Brooklands, Broughton, Lancashire.

The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

The Grant has an opening price of GBP140.00

Fox-Davies’ 1929 Armorial Families

Arms: Per chevron Sable and Or in chief two estoiles Argent both within a chaplet of roses Gules leaved of the second and a sun rising from the base Gules.
Crest: A feather erect Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved Vert.
Motto: Ubique Fidelis

Dated: 20th August 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Grants of Arms, Badge & Supporters: Sir John Scott Hindley, Viscount Hyndley

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale two Letters Patent associated with John Scott Hindley (1883-1963). The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

Both Letters Patent have an opening price of GBP140.00

The first is the initial Grant of Arms to Sir John Scott Hindley following him being created a baronet in 1927.

Arms: Azure a stag lodged Argent on a chief also Argent three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Badge: A scimitar proper pomel and hilt Or and a rose gules barbed and seeded leaved and slipped also proper in saltire enfiled by a circlet Gold.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur

Dated: 26th March 1927

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee

The second is probably Sir Henry’s third heraldic Grant. When Sir Henry was created Baron Hyndley in 1931 it seems he petitioned for a change to his Arms in addition to the granting of supporters.

1931 Supporters: On either side a hind proper that on the dexter gorged with a riband Azure pendant therefrom an escutcheon Argent charged with a sword erect Gules and that on the sinister gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom an escutcheon Gules charged with a spur the rowel upwards Or.

In 1947 he was made Viscount Hyndley and he then petitioned for a change in the supporters:

Arms: Azure a stag lodged between three martlets Argent.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur
1948 Supporters: On either side a hind proper the dexter gorged with a collar Gules charged with a Red rose also proper the sinister gorged with a like collar charged with four pallets Argent surmounted by a palm leaf Or.

Dated: 30th December 1948

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard

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