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31 March 2018

Irish Grant of Arms: William John McNeight of Palmerston Park 1887

eBay vendor diggerlee  offers for sale at £1,850 the 1887 Grant of Arms to William John McNeight of Palmerston Park , Dublin.

William John McNeight Arms2

William John McNeight LP2

Arms: Per fess Argent and Or a fess invected Azure between in chief two lions’ heads erased of the last langued Gules and in base a unicorn’s head couped of the third armed and crined of the fourth.
Crest: Out of the battlements of a tower Sable masoned Argent a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand holding a spear in bend transfixing a lion’s head erased all proper.
Motto: Omnia Deo Committo
Dated: 3rd November 1887

Ulster King of Arms: Sir John Bernard Burke

McNeight AF

Armorial Families 1928

 

It seems that this Grant of Arms was sold at auction in May 2017 for £180.00 by Tennants.

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30 March 2018

Armorial Achievement: Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill 1587

Dominic Winter Auctions of Cirencester have listed in their auction of 11th April 2018 an Armorial Achievement of Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill. It is thought to have been possibly cut from the original Grant of Arms.  The auctioneers estimate is £100-£150.  The hammer price was £130.00.

Webb Arms

Webb-Grantees

Arms: Argent a cross wavy Sable in the chief dexter quarter an eagle displayed of the second.
Crest: A demi eagle displayed Argent the wings pellettee gorged with with a coronet Gules.

The entry in Burkes’ General Armory has the field and the Crest as Or.  Another instance of the BGA not being as accurate as one would wish.

 

25 March 2018

Matriculation: Horatius Bonar 1910

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1910 Matriculation of Arms of  Horatius Bonar, Writer to His Majety’s Signet.

Bonar-Arms

Bonar-Matric2

Arms: Argent a saltire Azure on a chief indented Sable three escallops Or.
Crest: A sword erect in pale roper hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: Denique Coelum (Heaven at Last)
Dated: 14th June 1910

Lord Lyon King of Arms: Francis J Grant

Irish Grant of Arms: Alfred Thomas Neale Evans 1940

eBay vendor alacol_30 has recently completed the bidding for the Grant of Arms to Captain Alfred Thomas Neale Evans (1893-1961), Chief Constable of Pembrokeshire (1935-1958). He was the son of John Evans and Sarah Jane Sharpe, descended from a family formerly resident in Leinster.  The final price is listed as £60.

Evans-Arms

Evans-LP2

Arms: Quarterly 1st Azure three goats rampant proper on a chief Azure three trefoils slipped Gules 2nd & 3rd Argent three eagles displayed Sable on a chief Azure three chessrooks Or 4th Or a dragon rampant Gules holding a staff Sable.

Crest: A demi dragon rampant Gules as in the Arms.

Dated:  28th May 1940 – Volume 0 folio 177

Deputy Ulster King of Arms: Thomas Ulick Sadleir

Evans-end

“In Witness whereof I subscribe these Present with my Name and Title and affix hereunto the Seal of my Office this Twenty-eighth day of May in the Fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Sixth of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and forty.”

Sadleir was appointed Deputy Ulster King of Arms in 1921.  With the death of Neville Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms, in December 1940, Sadleir performed most of the duties until 1943 when the Republic of Ireland establish the Genealogical Office.

4 February 2018

Grant of Arms: Joseph Storey 1888

Auctioneers Charlton Hall Galleries of West Columbia, South Carolina are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Joseph Storey of Great Waltham, co. Essex.  The auction is 22/23 February 2018 with an estimate of US$200-$400.

Story Arms

Storey LP2

Arms: Per fesse Azure and Gules a lion rampant argent between two bees volant in chief Or and a fountain in base proper.
Crest: A lion rampant proper holding in the dexter forepaw two cross crossets fitchee saltirewise Sable and resting the dexter hind-paw on a fountain as in the Arms.
Motto: Amor Justitlae
Dated: 4 April 1888

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

This Grant was previously put up for auction on 20 July 2017.

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

 

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.

 

 

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