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4 February 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir Joseph Herbert Marshall 1907

Filed under: Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:44
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eBay vendor makov25 is offering sale the Grant of Arms to Sir Joseph Herbert Marshall (1851-1918), concert impresario and Mayor of Leicester.  The Grant is listed at US$1,200 (approx GB£ 850).

Marshall Arms2

Marshall LP2

Arms: Azure two winged morions in chief Or and in base a horse’s head coupled bridled and reigned proper the skull and neck in armour all proper.
Crest: In front of a cross bow erect proper a winged marion as in the Arms.
Motto: Sine Metus (Without Fear)
Date: 6th March 1907

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Cokayne

 

Marshall - Armorial Families

Armorial Families 1929

 

12 February 2011

George William Marshall – Bookplate

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 21:33
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The bookplate of George William Marshall (1839-1905) is currently being listed at eBay.  In 1887 he was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms and in 1904 was promoted to be York Herald.

Marshall’s Grant of Arms was dated 2nd April 1867 to both his descendants and those of his uncle, William Marshall.

The blazon:
Arms: Barry of six Ermine and Azure a horseshoe Or between three bezants.
Crest: A bezant charged with a horseshoe Azure between two wings barry of six ermine and azure.
Motto: “Vi Martiali”

Incidentally, the engraving of the bookplate seems identical to that in various editions of Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families.  His children & grandchildren are listed in 1929 as:

1. George Marshall b.1869 m.1898 Constance Marion Baldwin
1.1. George Humphrey Marshall b.1900
1.2. Malcolm Thomas Marshall b.1906
1.3. Christopher Marshall b.1907
1.4. Contance Alice Marshall
2. Rev William Marshall b.1875 m.1912 Margaret Anne Burlton
2.1. Richard Ambrose Marshall b.1920
2.2. Ethel Margaret Marshall
2.3. Joan Elizabeth Marshall
2.4. Physllis Ruth Marshall
2.5. Josephine Penelope Anne Marshall
3. Philip Twells Marshall b.1880 m.1911 Dorothy Jean Lawrie
3.1. Kenneth Philip Marshall b.1912
3.2. Philippa Marshall
4. Thomas Marshall b.1882 m.1921 Margery Leacroft

Bookplate image courtesy of the vendor, london3621

26 April 2019

Royal Licence & Grant: Kennet-Dawson 1807

Auctioneers, Boningtons, are offering for sale on 29th April 2019 at Epping, Essex, the Royal Licence and Grant of Arms to to Benjamin Kennet of Manchester.  Part of the Letters Patent reads:

“.. pleased to give and grant unto Benjamin Kennet of Wakefield in the County of York esquire son and heir of Benjamin Kennet late of Manchester in the County of Palatine of Lancaster Merchant deceased and grandson of Benjamin Kennet clerk, vicar of Bradford in the said county of York also deceased (by Mary Stockdale his second wife) His Royal Licence and authority that he and his issue may take and use the surname of Dawson in addition to that of Kennet and also quarter the Arms of Dawson with those of Kennet in compliance with the last will and testament of his aunt Hannah Pownal of Everton House in the County of Huntingdon deceased (widow and relict of Thomas Pownal late of the same place esquire) who was the only daughter of the said Benjamin Kennet clerk by Mary his third wife daughter of Richard Dawson of Daw Green in the Parish of Densbury in the said County of York esquire bearing the date the second day of November 1805 but it having been represented to the said Earl Marshall by these memorial of the said grantee that upon examination of the records of the College of Arms it does not  appear that the Arms of Dawson and Kennet have been duly registered…”

Auctioneer’s estimate 150 GBP – 250 GBP

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Azure a chevron ermine between three arrows the points downwards Or on a chief Argent a mullet Gules between two martlets Sable (for Dawson) 2nd & 3rd Quarterly Or and Gules in the first and fourth quarters a pheon Sable (for Kennet).
Crest 1: A mount Vert thereon a daw ermines wings elevated erminois the body transfixed from the sinister by an arrow fessways Argent (for Dawson)
Crest 2: An arm embowed in armour proper furnished Or the hand grasping two arrows in saltire the points upwards Argent (for Kennet)

Dated: 6th February 1807

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Norroy: Ralph Bigland

 

9 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir William Jenner 1868

eBay vendor, 7830_harewood, is offering for sale the 1868 Grant of Arms to William Jenner of Harley Street, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria.The sale is due to end 5th August 2018 and has a price of £1,500.

The Earl Marshall’s Warrant was dated 5th February 1868, just 20 days before William Jenner was created a Baronet, so the Grant refers to William as an Esquire rather than a Baronet.

Jenner Arms

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Jenner - Grantees

Arms: Per chevron Azure and Or in chief two estoiles of the last and in base a serpent nowed proper all within a bordure ermine.
Crest: On a mount Vert a lamp of three branches Argent suspended by three chains Or fired proper.
Motto: Fide Et Labore

Dated: 10th February 1868

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

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The Baronetcy expired in 1954 with the death of the 3rd Baronet, Sir Albert Victor Jenner Bt.  Sir Albert was Sir William’s second son, his elder brother, Sir Walter Kentish William Jenner, 2nd Baronet, died in 1948.  The three younger brothers all died before 1954 without issue.

Jenner Tree

23 January 2011

Ricarde to Seaver – Royal Licence 1881

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:38
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The various royal Licences offered for sale via eBay have been in the form of a Letters Patent signed by two or more Kings of Arms. The RL for Francis Ignatius Ricarde to take the Name and Arms of Seaver is quite different. It is presented in a blue Morocco folder.

Royal Licence Cover

The contents include;

The Royal Warrant signed by Queen Victoria and Henry Murray-Lane, Chester Herald.

Queen Victoria's signature

Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defend of the Faith; To our right truly and right entirely beloved Cousin Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshall and Our Hereditary Marshal of England, Greetings.
Whereas Francis Ignatius Ricarde-Seaver otherwise Francis Ignatius Ricarde of Rue Lafitte in the City of Paris, in the Republic of France, Esquire, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Vice Consul at…

Francis Ignatius Ricarde-Seaver, Esq., Licence that he may continue to bear the Surname of Seaver in addition to and after that of Ricarde and that he may also bear the Arms of Seaver.

A document signed by both the Consul Generals of France and Portugal.

Consul Generals

The edition of the London Gazette containing the announcement of the Royal Licence.

London Gazette Announcement

The Arms of Seaver and those of his wife, Her Serene Highness the Princess Dona Maria Louisa Christina de Looz et Corswarem.

Arms of Seaver

Arms of de Looz et Corswarem

From the photographs available it is not possible to see the blazon.  However, some details are included within Fox-Davies’ 1929 edition of Armorial Families.

Arms: Azure a chevron embattled between two wreaths of oak in chief Or and a pickaxe and sword in base proper surmounted by a tower Or.
Mantling: Azure and Or.
Crest: Upon a wreath of the colours in front of a pickaxe erect a Moor’s head affrontee couped at the shoulders proper the turban Argent pierced through the head by a sword fessewise point to dexter also proper.
Motto: Malo mori quam foedari.

It seems that the Princess was Mr Ricarde-Seaver’s second wife and that she had died in 1880.  His only son, by his first marriage, was Marmaduke Francis Julian Ricarde-Seaver died in 1928.

Bidding started at £29.99 and sold for £467.99.

Photographs courtesy of the vendor ash254

22 January 2011

Gillibrand to Fazakerley – Royal Licence 1814

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 15:50
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In November 2010 the Royal Licence for Henry Harwarden Gillibrand to take the Name and Arms of Fazakerley was sold on eBay.  The licence is dated 4th August 1814 and was signed by Isaac Heard, Garter and Ralph Bigland, Norroy Kings of Arms.

Part of the document reads:



..had been pleased to give and grant unto Henry Harwarden Gillibrand an infant second son of Thomas Gillibrand of Gillibrand Hall in the county Palatine of Lancaster Esquire on the petition in his behalf of Gilbert Ford clerk and John Clarke Esquire acting trustees and executors of the last will and testament of Samuel Harwarden Fazakerley late Fazakerley and afterwards Liverpool both in the said county Palatine Esquire deceased His Majesty’s Royal Licence and Authority that the said Henry Harwarden Gillibrand may assume and take and from henceforth use the surname of Fazakerley only instead of his own family name of Gillibrand and also bear the Arms of Fazakerley quarterly with those of Gillibrand Fazakerley in the first quarter in compliance with the injunction contained in the said will such Arms being first duly exemplified according to the Laws of Arms and recorded in the Heralds Office otherwise His Majesty’s said Licence and Permission to be void and of none effect.

And forasmuch as the said Earl Marshall did by Warrant under his hand and seal bearing date the seventeenth day of the same month authorize and require us to exemplify such Arms of Fazakerley and Gillibrand accordingly.

The blazon is given as:



Quarterly first and fourth Fazakerley viz Emine three bars Vert and for distinction a canton Gules second and third Gillibrand viz Argent two swords in saltire points upwards Sable pomels and hilts Or.

Interestingly there is no record of the Crest in the document nor in the emblazon.

The document sold for £210.


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