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21 November 2020

Royal Licence: Richard Horton Horton-Smith 1905

Eastbourne Auctions are offering for sale the 1905 Royal Licence for Richard Horton Smith to take the name Horton in addition to and before Smith. The auction is from 27th November to 1st December. The auctioneer’s estimate is £50-£100.

This RL was included in the September 2019 sale which consisted of 4 Letters Patent connected with the Horton-Smith family – Four Grants of Arms: Horton-Smith.

Horton-Smith Arms2

Arms: 1st & 4th Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith) 2nd & 3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).
Crest 1: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 2: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).
Motto 1: Prèt À Tressaillir
Motto 2: Haut On Aspire

Dated: 2nd November 1905
Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

In 1903 Richard Horton Smith was Treasurer to The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and his Arms, Granted in 1900, are displayed in the Chapel.

Image courtesy of Baz Manning

7 November 2020

Grant of Arms: Joseph Griggs of Loughborough 1898

Auctioneers Dominic Winter Auctions of South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, are offering for sale the 1898 Grant of Arms to Joseph Griggs Alderman and Mayor of the Borough of Loughborough.

Auction date 11th to 12th November 2020, Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Griggs Arms2

Griggs LP2

Arms: Gules on a pale Argent between two ostrich feathers erect as many ostrich feathers also erect counterchanged.
Crest: In front of two ostrich feathers in saltire Gules a sword erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixed a leopard’s face also proper.
Motto: Secundo Curo

Dated: 27th May 1898

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount.

Grantees - Griggs

AF - Griggs

28 September 2020

Grant of Arms: Edward Bewley of Causa Grange 1905

Auctioneers, Laidlaw Auctioneers & Valuers, are offering for sale the 1905 Grant of Arms to Edward Bewley of Causa Grange (1830-1919) and to other descendants of his father, John Bewley (1788-1869).

Live Auction: 02 Oct 2020 09:30 BST to 04 Oct 2020 10:00 BST. Auctioneer’s estimate 40 GBP – 60 GBP

Unfortunately, the auction site does not display a picture of the Arms, just the lower portion of the Letters Patent.

Arms: Argent a chevron Sable between in chief two Cornish choughs’ heads erased proper and in base a rose Gules barbed Vert seeded Or.
Crest: An ibex’s head erased Argent attired Or and gorged with a chaplet of roses Gules
Motto: Virtutis Gloria Merces
Dated: 11th December 1905
Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: Sir William Henry Weldon

 

A transcript of the Letters patent can be seen here.

19 September 2020

2 Grants of Arms: 1) Sir Charles John Pain 1936, 2) Major Nigel Rutherford Rutherford-Young 1978

At the end of August the auctioneers, Amersham Auction Rooms, offered for sale two Grants of Arms.  (Link) The first was the 1936 Grant of Arms to Sir Charles John Pain of Elm Croft, Harlaxton Drive in the City of Nottingham.  The second was the 1978 Grant of Arms to Nigel Rutherford Rutherford-Young of Elmbridge Drive, Ruislip.

Sir Charles John Pain Arms

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Sir Charles John Pain

Arms: Paly of six Argent and Vert on a chief enarched Azure an abacus between two garbs Or.
Crest: A lion rampant Gules bezantee holding between the forepaws a garb and resting the dexter hind paw upon an abacus Or.
Motto: Tenacitas Ac Modestia
Dated: 1st January 1936
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Norroy: Algar Henry Stafford Howard

Nigel Rutherford Rutherford-Young Arms

Nigel Rutherford Rutherford-Young Thumb

Nigel Rutherford Rutherford-Young

Arms: Azure an arrow palewise point upwards Or overall a saltire Argent surmounted by an orle counterchanged.
Crest: A horse forcene guardant Azure crined and unguled Or and a lion rampant guardant Argent combatant supporting a highland broadsword proper.
Motto: Tenacious of Purpose
Dated: 10th March 1978
Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Clarenceux: John Riddell Bromhead Walker

Major Nigel R Rutherford-Young TD served with the London Scottish.

Matriculation of Arms: The Hon. James Bell, Lord Provost of Glasgow 1895

Auctioneers Canterbury Auction Galleries are offering for sale the 1895 Matriculation of Arms of the Honourable James Bell (1850-1929) of Marlborough Terrace, Govan, Glasgow, Lord Provost of Glasgow. He was senior partner of Bell Brothers & McLelland, shipowners and was created a baronet as “Baronet of Marlborough Terrace” in 1895.

Live Auction: 03 Oct 2020 11:00 BST to 05 Oct 2020 11:00 BST. Auctioneer’s estimate £100 – £150.

Bell Matric Arms

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Arms: Azure on a fess engrailed Argent between two bells in chief Or and a three masted ship in base a thistle slipped proper.
Crest: A stag’s head couped proper attired Or.
Motto: Signum Pacis Amor
Dated: 9th August 1895
Lyon: James Balfour Paul

AF 1929 Bell

 

21 July 2020

Bookplate: Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall

eBay vendor, ampersand-design, is offering for sale a bookplate of Alexander Michell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall.

Mitchell Innes Bookplate2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Argent three mullets of six points Gules within a bordure Gules charged with eight besants (for Innes) 2nd & 3rd Sable on a fess between three mascles Or three mullets Gules (for Mitchell).

Crests: The dexter side: An increscent proper (for Innes), the sinister side A hand holding a garland of all proper (for Mitchell)

Mottoes: Je recois pour donner (for Innes), Deo favente (for Mitchell)

Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton and Whitehall (b.1811 d.1886) was the son of William Mitchell of Parsonsgreen (b.1778 d.1860).  In 1839 William was the main beneficiary of the personal estate of his cousin Miss Jane Innes.  He bought the estates of Ayton and Whitehall.  In 1840 he changed his name to Mitchell-Innes by Royal Licence and matriculated Arms (30th March 1840, Volume 4 Record 45).

Booklate-Mitchel-Innes

Mitchell-Innes Armorial Families

Armorial Families 1929

Armorial: The Recorded Arms for Mitchell

6 June 2020

Grants of Arms & Badge: Drusilla Marion Elizabeth Armitage 1965 & 1978

Auctioneers Golding Young & Mawer are offering for sale the 1965 Grant of Arms and the 1978 Grant of a Badge to Drusilla Marion Elizabeth Armitage (31st Mar 1929 – 16th Nov 2019) of Westfield Road in the Parish of St Anne in the City of Leicester.  The auction is on the 10th June at Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Armitage Arms

Armitage LP small

Arms: Gules on a chevron Or between three cross crosslets Argent as many horseshoes Sable.

Dated: 1st June 1965

Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

Armitage Badge

Armitage Badge small

Badge: A cross crosslet Or interlaced with a horseshoe Sable.

Dated: 16th June 1978

Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Clarenceux: John Riddell Bromhead Walker

 

Drusilla Armitage was a member of the Heraldry Society and the White Lion Society.  The notes attached to her entry at the White Lion Society have the following rationale for her Arms:

“The design is a mixture of Miss Armitage’s father’s arms (Gules, a lion’s head erased between three cross crosslets argent) and those of her mother, who came from the old Leicestershire family of Pochin (Or, a chevron gules between three horseshoes sable).”

 

13 April 2020

Hatchment: Watkins of Badby House impaling Rattray 1845 (?)

Hatchment Full2

Further to my post yesterday about an Unidentified Hatchment, I wish to thank Michael Andrews-Reading and Richard Litchten who have found a possible identification:

On 15th June 1811, William Watkins of Badby House married Charlotte Rattray at Holy Trinity, Coventry.  William predeceased his wife, dying on 16th July 1845, hence the dexter side of the hatchment has a black background.  Charlotte died 9th January 1851.

Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or (for Watkins)
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or (for Rattray)
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

There does seem to be some confusion over the Watkins’ fess.  Papworth’s Ordinary has the fess as Argent and Burke’s General Armory has it as vair.

Burke's Landed Gentry 1879

Burke’s Landed Gentry 1879

Badby House

12 April 2020

Royal Licence: Robinson to Carrington 1910

eBay vendor, sirlearie, has recently sold the 1910 Royal Licence granted to Charles Harold Robinson to use the surname Carrington in lieu of Robinson in compliance with the will of his grandfather, William Carrington (1840-1903).  Charles was the son of Charles Robinson and Maria Ann Carrington.  Maria was the daughter of William Carrington of Blenheim House, Victoria Road, Barnsley.

The final sale price was GBP 130.

Carrington Arms2

Carrington LP

Arms: Per pale Sable and Ermine a rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or between four wheels those to the dexter of the third those to the sinister of the first.
Crest: Issuant from the battlements of a tower Argent a wheel Gules.
Motto: Perago Ad Finem

Dated: 4th March 1910

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: William Henry Welden

 

Whilst looking at the family tree of the Carrington family, it seems that William Carrington had a son, John, who died in the 1930s.  This raises the question, why did William have a “Name & Arms” clause in his will if his son was still alive?

Sadly, Charles Harold Carrington died unmarried 9th April 1918 during the 4th Battle of Ypres.

11 April 2020

Grant of Arms: Victory Insurance Company Ltd 1944

Auctioneers Stephan Welz & Co of Johannesburg are offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to the Victory Insurance Company Limited.

The bidding is due to end 21:00 SAST 12th April 2020.  The Auctioneer’s estimate ZAR 12,000-15,000.

Victory Ins Arms

Victory Ins LP2

Arms: Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure a chevronel reversed Gules.
Crest: Issuant from flames a dexter hand apaumee proper
Motto: Uberrima fides

Dated: 23rd October 1944

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard
Clarenceux: Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

Grant of Arms: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council, 1956

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers are offering for sale the 1956 Grant of Arms to Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council.

Live auction 16th to 21st April 2020. Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch LP2

Arms: Argent on a Mount in base an Ash tree proper within a Bordure Gules charged with five Bezants on a Chief Sable a pierced Cinquefoil Ermine between two Garbs Or.
Crest: Out of a Coronet composed of four Fleur de lys set upon a Rim Gules a demi lion Or supporting a staff proper flying therefrom a Banner paly of six Gold and Azure a Quarter Ermine. Mantled Gules doubled Argent
Motto: Deeds Not Words

Dated: 9th February 1956

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

1 November 2019

Certification of Arms: Sir Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke 1890

The auctioneer Busby of Bridport are offering for sale the 1890 Certification of Arms & Pedigree of Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke on the 21st November 2019.  The Certification was done by Henry Farnham Burke, then Somerset Herald.

The auctioneer’s estimate is £80-£120.

Clarke Arms

Clarke LP2

Arms: Gules a bear rampant ermine gorged with an eastern crown Or between three mullets pierced Argent.
Crest: A bear as in Arms gorged with a Naval Crown Or line reflexed over the back Gules supporting a battleaxe erect proper.
Motto: Sans Changer

Date: 29 March 1890

Somerset Herald: Henry Farnham Burke

Clarke Marital

Clarke Pedigree2

The pedigree includes Clarke’s Arms impaled with the Arms of his wife, Mary Temple Rose, the daughter of Sir John Rose, 1st Baronet.

Arms: Or a boar’s head couped Gules armed and langued Azure between three water bougets Sable on a chief of the second three maple leaves of the first.

 

19 October 2019

Royal Licence: Wilmot to Grimston 1860

Auctioneers Special Auction Services of Newbury are offering for sale the Royal Licence granted to John Wilmot of Neswick, East Riding of the County Yorkshire, second surviving son of Sir Robert Wilmot Bt “by Dame Lucy his wife eldest daughter of Robert Grimston and sister of John Grimston both late of Neswick aforesaid Esquires all deceased” to use the surname of Grimston only in lieu of that of Wilmot and that he and they may bear the Arms of Grimston only.

Grimston Arms2

Grimston LP2

 

Grimston

Arms: Ermine an escallop between two mullets of six points pierced fessewise between two barrulets Sable.
Crest: Upon the trunk of a tree eradicated and sprouting proper a stag’s head couped Argent gorged with a collar gemel Sable.
Motto: Faitz Prouveront
Dated: 29th September 1860
Garter: Sir Charles Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Wilmot Bt

4 September 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt 1928

eBay vendor, ivanho., is offering for sale the 1928 Grant of Arms to Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt.    The “buy now” price is £499.00.

Poë Arms2

Poë LP2

Arms: Or a fesse between three crescents Azure issuing flames proper.
Crest: A boar’s head erect couped Or pierced with a broken spear proper.
Motto: Malo Mori Quam Foedari

Dated: 11th December 1928

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

3 September 2019

Four Grants of Arms: Horton-Smith

Auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb are offering for sale 4 Grants of Arms connected with the Horton-Smith family.  The auction is a “catalogue” auction on the 25th & 26th September.  Each Grant has an auctioneer’s estimate of £160-£200.

 

1. 1900 Grant of Arms to Richard Horton Smith

1900 Horton Smith -Richard

Arms: Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable.
Crest: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or
Motto: Prèt À Tressaillir

Dated: 28th May 1900
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

2. 1905 Royal Licence to Richard Horton Smith to take the name Horton in addition to and before Smith viz Richard Horton Horton-Smith.

1905 Horton Horton-Smith
Arms: 1st & 4th Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith) 2nd & 3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).
Crest 1: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 2: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).
Motto 1: Prèt À Tressaillir
Motto 2: Haut On Aspire

Dated: 2nd November 1905
Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

3. Royal Licence to Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith (son of Richard) to take the name Hartley in addition to his surname Horton-Smith viz Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1934 Horton-Smith-Hartley Arms

Arms: 1st & 4thArgent on a cross Gules quarter pierced of the field four pierced cinquefoils Or in the fess point a martlet holding in the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Sable (for Hartley)  2nd Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith)  3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).

Crest 1: A martlet Sable supporting with the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Or.
Crest 2: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 3: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).

Motto 1: Dex Aie (for Hartley)
Motto 2: Pret A Tressaillir (for Smith)
Motto 3: Haut On Aspire (for Horton)

Dated: 9th October 1934
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

4. Grant of Arms in memory of Marilla Horton-Smith, formerly Marilla Baily, mother of Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1940 Horton-Smith - Baily

Arms: Gules a chevron Argent between three martlets Or a chief vair.

Dated: 16th August 1940
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

 

 

 

24 August 2019

A Mystery: Azure a bear passant Argent

Azure a bear passant Argent

Following on from my post back in January about the Arms of Gollop of Strode I have been pondering the identity of the Arms in the 2nd & 3rd Quarters –  Azure a bear passant Argent.  The Gollop pedigree makes mention of two heraldic heiresses, Alice daughter of William Temple of Templecombe and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Thorne of Caundle Marsh.

Gollop heiresses

The Arms are listed in Garter’s Ordinary at the College of Arms but are unnamed and the source cited is the 1677 Visitation of Dorset entry for Gollop.  Nor do they appear in the two published volumes of The Ordinary of Scottish Arms.

The only match I have found was listed in Rietstap’s Armorial Général for Aresen (Denmark).

Aresen - Rietstrap2

Unless, of course, someone else knows of any others.

 

 

11 August 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton Bt 1929

Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale on 4th September 2019 the 1929 Grant of Arms to Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton (1872-1948) and the Letters Patent elevating him to the Dignity of Baron Rushcliffe of Blackfordby.

The auctioneer’s estimate for each document is in the range of £60-£80.

Arms: Argent three pheons Sable on a chief Gules a portcullis chained Or between two cinquefoils ermine.

Crest: Between the attires of a stag Or a pheon Sable.

Motto: Constantia et Labore

Badge: A cinquefoil slipped ermine between two ears of wheat in saltire proper enfiled by a circlet Or.

Dated: 7th November 1929

 

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

Grant of Arms: James Charles Moran 1962

On the 30th May 2019 eBay vendor, ephemeralmayfly, sold the 1962 Grant of Arms to James Charles Moran of Compayne Gardens, Hampstead (b.1917 d.1978).  The winning bid was £149.99. James Moran was a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

 

Arms: Or three piles two issuant from the chief and one from the base Sable each charged with a mullet of six points irradiated Gold.
Crest: A demi griffin Sable beaked and membered Or holding in each claw an ink ball Sable the stocks Gold the balls touching.
Motto: Lux In Tenebris

Dated: 1st June 1962

Garter: Sir Anthony R Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

 

Harvey of Crown Point

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 16:22
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Auctioneers, Swan Fine Art, have recently sold a 19th century heraldic water colour of the Arms identified as Savil-Onley.  However, I think they are the Arms of Harvey quartering those of Onley.

Arms: 1st & 4th   Erminois on a chief indented Gules a representation of the gold medal presented to Sir Robert John Harvey for his services at the battle of Orthes [pendent from a ribbon Gules fimbrated Azure beneath the word “Orthes”] between two crescents Argent a canton ermine thereon a representation of a badge of the Order of Tower and Sword (for Harvey) 2nd & 3rd Erminois* three piles in point Gules on a canton Azure a mullet pierced Argent (for Onley).

Crest: Out of a mural crown Or a dexter cubit arm erect proper above a crescent Argent between two branches of laurel also proper.

Motto: Alteri sic tibi

* Recorded elsewhere as Or.

The water colour post dates Maj-Gen Harvey’s Grant of Augmentation.

  1. Robert Harvey (1730-1816) m Judith Onley (1730-1810)
  2. Lt Col John Harvey (1755-1842) m.1738 Frances Kerrison (1765-1846)
  3. Maj-Gen Sir Robert John Harvey (1785-1860) m.1815 Charlotte Harvey (1796-1869)
  4. Sir Robert John Harvey Bt (1817-1870) m.1845 Lady Henrietta Augusta Lambart

The use of the Onley quarter appears to have been dropped in the entry in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families:

 

8 July 2019

Grant of Arms: Edward Staines Daniell 1904

e-Bay vendor riverside_retro is offering for sale the 1904 Grant of Arms to Edward Staines Daniell (1828-1906), Lieutenant Colonel Retired List Royal Dublin Fusiliers and to descendants of his father Joseph Staines Daniell (1794-1889).  The “Buy-It-Now” price is £999.00.

Daniell ES Arms2

Daniell ES LP2

Arms: Per fesse ermine and Azurea fesse embattled counter embattled per fesse of the second and Or between five fleurs-de-lis two and three each within an annulet of the last.
Crest: Upon a roundle per fesse Or and Azure a lion rampant proper charged on the shoulder with and holding between the paws a fleur-de-lis Or.
Motto: Pro Fide Et Patria

Dated: 10th March 1904

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Daniell AF2

Fox-Davies Armorial Families 1929

Daniell Blood Royal

 

An expanded but not complete list of descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell.

Descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell MRCS LSA

 

 

 

 

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