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11 November 2017

Confirmation of Arms: Guy Hamilton Acheson 1930

Forum Actions are offering for sale on 6th December 2017 the Confirmation of Arms to Guy Hamilton Acheson by Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms.  Guy Acheson is listed as the only son of Berkeley Joseph Acheson and grandson of Joseph Acheson of Ballyane House, Co. Wexford.  The grandfather being the great grandson of Alexander Acheson of Grouse Lodge, Pettigo, Co. Donegal.  The Confirmation also extends to other descendants of his grandfather Joseph Acheson.

Auctioneer’s estimate £300-£400.

Acheson-Guy Hamilton Arms

Acheson-Guy Hamilton LP2

Arms: Ermine an eagle displayed with two heads Sable beaked and membered Argent on a chief Azure two mullets Or.

Crest: A cock Vert standing upon a trumpet Or.

Motto: Vigilantibus

Date: 21 May 1930

Acheson-Guy Hamilton AF

Armorial Families

After a quick genealogical search, it seems that the use of these Arms may have expired in the male line.

1 ACHESON, Joseph b: 1821 in Ireland
+ , Emily Jane b: 1823 in Surrey, England
…2 ACHESON, Florence Marianne b: 20 Jan 1855 in Islington, London, England, d: 18 Apr 1893 in London, England
…2 ACHESON, Archibald Thornton b: 04 Nov 1856 in Islington, London, England, d: Apr 1867 in New Forest, Hampshire
…2 ACHESON, Percival Havelock b: Apr 1858 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, d: 29 Apr 1916 in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland;
+ DEANE, Charlotte E b: Abt. 1862
……3 ACHESON, Charles Deane b: 08 Feb 1890 in Fermoy, Ireland, d: 17 Nov 1928 in Tientsin, China
+ MOSSE, Muriel Emma b: Abt. 1892, m: Jun 1918 in Thomastown, Ireland
…2 ACHESON, Berkeley Joseph b: Apr 1861 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, d: 02 May 1954 in Hornby, Lancashire, England
+ SAVILLE, Clara b: Abt. 1868 in Oldham, Lancashire, England, m: 19 Jun 1900 in Aughton, Christ Church, Lancashire, England
……3 ACHESON, Guy Hamilton b: 17 Sep 1901 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, d: 28 Sep 1982 in Claro, North Yorkshire
……3 ACHESON, Florence Patricia b: Apr 1907 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, d: 23 Jun 1978 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

 

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4 November 2017

Schedules of Fees: Scotland and England & Wales

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 12:44
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Lyon Court
The following fees, fixed by the Scottish Parliament, apply from 1 April 2015:
Grants and Matriculations of Arms to individuals
New Grant of shield alone, with or without motto £1,745.00
New Grant of shield and crest, with or without motto £2,535.00
New Grant of shield, crest, motto and supporters £3,525.00 £3,625.00
Matriculation of previous Grant of shield alone, with or without motto £1,095.00
Matriculation of previous Grant, including shield, crest and motto £1,270.00
Matriculation of previous Grant including supporters £1,825.00 £1,925.00
Matriculation of previous Grant, with new supporters £2,275.00 £2,375.00
Grants of Arms to commercial organisations
New Grant of shield alone, with or without motto to a commercial organisation £2,945.00
New Grant of shield and crest, with or without motto to a commercial organisation £3,735.00
New Grant of shield, crest, motto and supporters to a commercial organisation £4,865.00 £4,965.00
College of Arms
SCHEDULE OF FEES
WITH EFFECT FROM 1st JANUARY 2017    
ARMS AND CREST    
Commercial Company £18,350.00
Impersonal £12,375.00
Personal £5,875.00
ARMS WITHOUT CREST  
Parish Councils £7,125.00
Woman in her own Patent £4,225.00
Woman in her Husband’s Patent £2,225.00
Woman in her Husband’s Patent limited to her and her Sister’s descendants £2,825.00
CREST  
Impersonal in a separate Patent £6,700.00
Personal in separate Patent £3,225.00
BADGE  
Commercial Company in a Patent £2,150.00
Commercial Company in a separate Patent £3,350.00
Impersonal in a Patent £2,050.00
Impersonal in a separate Patent £3,250.00
Personal in a Patent £1,425.00
Personal in a separate Patent £2,625.00
STANDARD £1,050.00

The latest newsletter of the White Lion Society contained the College of Arm’s Schedule of Fees for 2017.  I thought I would reproduced them here along with those from the Lyon Court.

It must be remembered, when comparing the two, that the Lyon Court is department of the Scottish Government and as such the buildings and salaries are paid for by the taxpayer.  That is not the case for the College of Arms which is effectively self supporting.

 

 

 

 

4 October 2017

Grant of Arms: William Lavington Marchant 1864

Auctioneers J.P.Humbert’s sale on 5th October 2017 includes the Grant of Arms to William Lavington Marchant (b.1828 d.1889) of Freshford in the County of Somerset and of Mannanarie in the County of Stanley, South Australia.  The Letters Patent also state that the Arms extend to other descendants of his late father, also named William Lavington Marchant.

Auctioneer’s estimate £50 – £80 with the starting bid set at £30.

Marchant Arms

Marchant LP2

Marchant Grantees

Arms: Or on a bend engrailed between two gryphons segreant Sable three stars of eight points of the field.
Crest: Upon a mount Vert a Gryphon segreant Sable winged Or between the claws a star as in the Arms. [of eight points Or]
Motto: TOUJOURS LA MEME

Dated: 4th October 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

28 September 2017

Grant of Arms: Matthew Baillie of Carnbroe 1780

McTears Auctioneers, Glasgow, are offering for sale the Scottish Grant of Arms to Matthew Baillie of Carnbroe dated 1780 in their sale 6th October 2017, guide price £80-£120. – Hammer price £55

Baillie LP Arms

Baillie LP

Arms Sable the sun in his splendour between five stars two two and one Argent and in the middle chief point and eagle’s head erased Or.
Crest: On the point of a sword proper hilt and pommel Or a laurel wreath fructed also of the first.
Motto: Perseveranti

Lyon King of Arms: John Hooke Campbell of Bangeston

Lyon Clerk: Robert Boswell

11 September 2017

Matriculation of Arms: Stephen J F Plowman 2017

I have just received my Letters Patent of the Matriculation of my English Arms from the Court of Lord Lyon.  The Arms were originally granted by the College of Arms to my father in May 1994.  I first started the process of recording my Arms for use in Scotland in 2006 but had to put my petition into abeyance for a while.  One house move and a few years later I started it again in September 2016 with Lord Lyon issuing his Interlocutor:

Interlocutor of

the Lord Lyon King of Arms

in the Petition of

STEPHEN JAMES FITZHERBERT PLOWMAN

of date 4 September 2006

Edinburgh, 28 September 2016; The Lord Lyon King of Arms, having considered the foregoing Petition, GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in the name of the Petitioner the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:- Argent, three anchors Sable each entwined by a serpent Gules on a chief enarched nebuly Azure three martlets rising Or. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest within a circlet of crosses each cross having seven triangular Arms each arm terminating in two points Argent a demi-savage wreathed about the waist and head with laurel leaves holding in his dexter hand a sword erect Proper quillions hilt and pommel Or and in his sinister hand a shepherd’s crook Proper, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto “CUSTODITE ET DUCITE”.

Plowman, Stephen James Fitzherbert Vol 92 Fol 19 Arms

Plowman, Stephen James Fitzherbert Vol 92 Fol 19 Small2

Matriculated this 7th day of August 2017. Extracted furth of the 19th page of the 92nd Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland this 8th day of August 2017.

I was particularly impressed that the Lyon Court not only supplied a digital scan of my LP – thus saving me trying to photograph it – but also were keen to post details of newly granted or matriculated Arms on social media @LyonCourt.  They also included a leaflet about the Heraldry Society of Scotland.

 

 

19 August 2017

Grant of Arms: Jean Belmain 1552

In December 2015 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions offered for sale the Grant of Arms to Jean Belmain, a French tutor to King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I.

Belmain Jean Arms

Belmain Jean LP2

Arms: Azure a chevron Argent engrailed ermine between three bezants Or on each bezant a demi lion rampant Gules [Azure a chevron engrailed ermine between three bezants each charged with a demi lion rampant Gules].
Crest: A griffin’s head Or between two wings Azure bezanty.
Date: 20th November 1552

Belmain Jean Grantees

The Letters Patent also includes a depiction of Sir Gilbert Dethick, Garter Principal King of Arms.

Sir Gilbert Dethick

 

17 August 2017

Grant of Arms: George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate 1921

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale the 1921 Grant of Arms to George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate (b.1860 d.1922).  Guide price £60-£100. Update The final sale price was £200.

Plackburn GeorgeF Arms

Plackburn GeorgeF LP2

Arms: Argent on a pale cotised Sable three antelopes’ heads of the field erased Or.
Crest: An antelope’s head erased Sable charged with two crosses paty fitchy in saltire or.
Motto: Persta Atque Obdura
Date: 20th April 1921

Plackburn GeorgeF AF

George had two sons:

George Darrell Blackburn b 13 Jul 1899 d. 23 Mar 1981
Cdr John Fulford Blackburn DSO RN b.15 Jan 1901 d.Jun 1978

 

 

 

14 August 2017

Grant of Arms: William Burroughs of Berkeley Square 1804

Back in September 2014, the Tunbridge Wells Auction House sold the Grant of Arms to William Burroughs of Berkeley Square dated 12th October 1804.  William was made a Baronet in December 1804.

Burroughs - William1804 Arms

Arms: Gules a trunk of a tree eradicated therefrom two branches issuant proper on a chief Or an Eastern crown of the field between two annulets Azure.
Crest: Upon an Eastern crown Or a lion passant Gules.
Motto: Audaces Fortuna Juvat

Burroughs - Grantees
Unfortunately, it appears that many of the heraldry “bucket shops” use William’s Arms as those for Burroughs;

burroughs_large

Burke's Extinct Baronetcies 1841

Burke’s Extinct Baronetcies 1841

29 July 2017

Framed Arms: Sotheron-Estcourt, First Baron Estcourt

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:42
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eBay vendor diggerlee is offering for sale a splendid framed rendition of the Arms of George Sotheron-Estcourt, the first Baron Estcourt impaled with those of his wife, Monica Stapylton.

Estcourt Arms Impaled detail

 

Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Ermine on a chief indented Gules three mullets of six points Or a bordure of the last charged with eight cinquefoils Sable (for Estcourt) 2nd & 3rd Gules on a bend indented between six cross crosslets Argent three eagles displayed Sable a canton ermine for distinction (for Sotheron).

Impaling

Argent a lion rampant a crescent for difference Sable (for Stapylton)

Crests: 1st Issuant from a mural crown per pale Azure and Gules a demi-eagle with wings displayed Or on each wing a mullet of six points also Azure (for Estcourt). 2nd An eagle with two heads displayed per pale Argent and Gules the wings semy of cross crosslets counterchanged murally crowned, beaked and membered Or charged on the breast with a cinquefoil gold for distinction.

Supporters: On either side an eagle reguardant wings expanded and inverted Or gorged with a chain og the last pendant therefrom an escutcheon Or the dexter charged with the Arms of Estcourt the sinister with those of Sotheron.

Motto: Deo Gratias

 

 

 

24 July 2017

Royal Licence: James Trimmer to Shotter 1875

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1795 Royal Licence for James Trimmer of Farnham, Surrey to take the Name and Arms of Shotter.

James Shotter Arms2

James Shotter LP2

Arms: Azure on a chevron Or another chevron Gules charged with three bezant in chief two sheaves each of six arrows interlaced saltierwise Gold flighted and pheon’d Argent in base a bow stringed fesswise of the last.
Crest: A demi lion rampant erminois charged on the shoulder with two arrows saltierwise Gules flighted proper in the paws a slip of oak leaves and acorns also proper.
Dated: 23 December 1795

James Shotter Grantees

James Trimmer was the nephew of the wife of William Shotter of Farnham who left a “Name & Arms” clause in his will.

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