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19 June 2022

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

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