e-Bay vendor joshlou333 is offering for sale the 2008 Grant of Arms to David Heath Thornely (b.1938 d.2017) of Dunnerdale, Cumbria. The Grant was included in the College of Arms Newsletter of December 2008.
Arms: Gules between two bars gemel wavy Argent three cotton bolls Argent husked and slipped Or a canton Ermine.
Crest: A wolf’s head erased gorged with a collar Gules charged with six anchors Or three manifest holding in the mouth a cotton boll Argent husked and slipped Or.
Motto: Dum Spiro Spero
The Truro Auction Centre is offering Lot 243 at their auction 17th March 2017 the Grant of Arms to the Rev’d Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans (b.1872 d.1954). Auctioneer’s estimate £60 to £100.
Arms: Azure a boar’s head erased between three crosses ancrée Or
Crest: Upon a mount Vert a Boar’s head erased Or holding in the mouth a battleaxe in bend sinister proper and charged with a cross ancrée Azure.
Motto: Diligentia Fide Patientia
Tring Market Auctions are offering for sale by auction a framed achievement of Arms of the Worshipful Company of Grocers – one of the “Great Twelve” Livery Companies of the City of London. The auctioneer’s estimate is between £60 and £80. Unfortunately the description does include the “masonic” which is not the case.
Arms : Argent a chevron Gules between nine cloves Sable.
Crest: A camel statant Or bridled Sable on his back two bags of pepper Argent powdered with cloves and corded Sable.
Supporters: On either side a griffin per fesse Gules and Or the underwing Azure, beaked and clawed Or.
Motto: God grant grace.
Vendor supermanifest is offering for sale on eBay the rather splendid bookplate of The Hon. Robert Henry Meade. Robert was the second son of the 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam.
Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a chevron ermine between three trefoils slipped Argent a crescent for difference 2nd Argent three peewits proper (for Magill) 3rd Per chevron Argent and Vert three hinds trippant proper (for Hawkins)
Sable a cross patonce within a bordure Or (for Lascelles).
Crest: An eagle displayed with two heads Sable.
Motto: Tout Jours Prest (Always Ready)
Two things that caught my eye;
- The bookplate is dated 1879 and the impaled Arms are those of his first wife,Lady Mary Elizabeth Lascelles, who died in 1866. Robert remarried in 1880.
- The 2nd & 3rd quarters have been displayed as grandquarters by other members of the family. They are from the 1st Earls wife, Theodosia, the only child and heir of Robert Hawkins Magill. Burke’s General Armory lists the Arms for the Magill quarter as “Azure three peewits Argent“.
I recently had the privilege of being “enclothed” as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Scriveners of the City of London. In anticipation of that event, I ordered a copy of Brian Brooks & Cecil Humphery-Smith’s A History of The Worshipful Company of Scriveners of London (2001) via World of Books Ltd. When I settled down to start reading the history I was delighted to find that the book contained the bookplate of Peter Duncan Esslemont. I knew of Peter through my membership of The White Lion Society and The Heraldry Society. Peter became a Liveryman of the Scriveners in 1986 and was due to become Master in 2011 but ill health stopped him taking office.
Arms: Or a rocky mount with verdure its base in the form of an ‘S’ the convex part to the dexter and the concave part to the sinister all proper on a chief Azure a garb also Or banded Gules between two boars’ heads couped Or.
Crest: A lymphad Azure mast rigging and sails furled proper and flagged Gules.
Motto: Semper Providere
Matriculated in the Court of the Lord Lyon, 21 March 1979.
The Arms are an excellent example of modern punning.
The Canterbury Auction Galleries‘ next auction is on the 7th & 8th February 2017 and includes Lot 419 the 1884 Grant of Arms to James Smith Eastes (b.1827 d.1902) of Fairlawn, Ashford, Kent. The estimate is £150 – £200.
Arms: Azure on a chevron invected ermine between three fleurs-de-lis Argent two ears of wheat stalked and leaved chevronwise proper all within an orle Or.
Crest: In front of a garb Or three fleurs-de-lis Azure.
Motto: Palma Perseverantie
Mr James Smith Eastes was a Corn & Seed merchant which is reflected in the Crest and on the chevron. At probate is estate was valued at £20,688 1s 10d. He had six children:
- James Eastes b.1865 m.1891 (Alice Caroline Browne) d.?
- Mary E Eastes b.1867
- Florence Heberden Eastes b.1871
- Mabel Eastes b.1872
- Alice Mary Eastes b.1875
- Frank Robinson Eastes b.1876 m.1919 (Dorothy Mabel Woledge) d.1919
On sale at eBay until 5th January 2017 is the 1953 Grant of Arms and Badge to Kenneth Powell Leach (b.1920 d.1980) [vendor makov25]. Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant, Kenneth Leach was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in 1943 whilst with 235 Squadron RAF.
Arms: Ermine a Star of sixteen points Or on a chief dancettée Gules three Ancient Crowns of the second.
Crest: In front of two Wings conjoined in base Argent a Leech erect proper.
Motto: Spes Non Fracta
Badge: Out of an Ancient Crown Or a Wyvern’s head Sable.
The Salesroom website has details of Leach’s DFM which was sold with the medals of his pilot, Sergeant D.W. Chapman – link.
Reigal Art & Antiques are advertising the 1779 Grant of Arms to Charles Purvis of Darsham, Suffolk for £500.
The text does include some genealogical details; Charles Purvis eldest son and heir of Rear Admiral Charles Wager Purvis and grandson of Captain George Purvis Royal Navy.
Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms
Arms: Azure on a fess Argent between three mascles Or as many cinquefoils of the field.
Crest: A sun rising Or out of a proper.
Motto (over): Clarior e Tenebris
On sale at eBay until 27th November is the 1890 Grant of Arms to the Rev’d John Burleigh James of Vanbrugh Fields, Blackheath (vendor makov25). The Rev’d James was originally granted Arms on 10th July 1882, Burke’s General Armory gives the blazon as;
Arms: Per pale Gules and Or on a fess indented between three unicorns’ heads erased as many escallops all counterchanged.
Crest: An unicorn’s head Or encircled by a chaplet of roses proper.
The 1890 Letters Patent “requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for our making and granting such alterations accordingly to be borne and used by him and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father..“.
Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms
Arms: Gules on a fess nebuly between three unicorns’ heads erased Argent as many escallops proper in the centre chief point a Passion cross of the second.
Crest: A unicorn’s head erased Argent charged on the neck with an escallop Gules and supporting in the mouth a Passion cross also Gules.
1929 Edition, Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families
The 1887 Grant of Arms to Alfred Edward Kitching (b.1858 d.1938) of Ayton Firs is on sale on eBay (vendor diggerlee). Alfred was the father of the 1908 Olympic Rower Harold Edward Kitching (b.1885 d.1980), later Colonel.
The Grant of Arms in on sale for £2,950.00 and was been listed on eBay earlier this year.
Arms: Gules on a chevron embattled counter embattled Argent between three Bustards close of the last a gryphon’s head erased between two crosses patonce of the first.
Crest: Upon the battlements of a tower proper a Wyvern wings elevated Vert gorged with a collar gemel Argent resting the dexter foot a cross patonce Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved proper.
Motto: Nunquam Non Fidelis