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15 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Francis William Pixley for Robert Blore 1914

eBay vendor, woodcliffonthehudson, is offering for sale the 1914 Grant of Arms to Francis William Pixley in respect of his maternal grandfather, Robert Blore, to be borne as quarters with those of Pixley.  Francis’ mother, Caroline, was the heir to Robert Blore of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a fess engrailed Or gutty-de-l’armes between two daggers points downwards in chief and a cross crosslet fitchy in base Or (for Pixley) 2nd & 3rd Or a double-headed eagle displayed between two crosses couped in pale Gules (for Blore)

Not included in the Letters Patent above:
Crest: In front of a cross crosslet fitchy Or a morion proper between two wings Azure each charged with a dagger as in the Arms.
Motto: Per Vias Rectas

Dated: 16th November 1914

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: William Henry Weldon
Norroy: Henry Farnham Burke

Francis William Pixley’s Arms are also listed in the 1929 edition of Arthur Charles Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families

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The Arms in Armorial Families are impaling those of Simpson: Argent on a chief Purpure thee crescents of the first. These Arms are recorded in the Lyon Register to  Alexander Prout Simpson (b.1859 d.1930), the brother of Elizabeth Mary Pixley (b.1852) and Francis’ wife.

I do not know if the Arms matriculated by Alexander Prout Simpson included his father, John Price Simpson.  Unfortunately, digital images from the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland hosted by Scotlandspeople.gov.uk currently only goes up to 1916.

 

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14 July 2018

Grant of Arms: John Wadman 1667

Back in October 2015 Spink & Son sold the Grant of Arms to John Wadman of Brooke, Wiltshire for £380.

Wadman Arms

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Arms: Ermine on a bend cotised Gules three roses Argent seeded Or.
Crest: A demi eagle ermine winged Gules.
Date: 20th May 1667

Garter: Sir Edward Walker

 

11 July 2018

Royal Licence: Edmund Whitney Fetherston-Whitney 1859

Bellmans Auctioneers & Valuers sold in 2015 the 1859 Royal Licence authorising  Edmund Whitney Fetherston Esq. of Newpass, Co. Westmeath to take the Name of Whitney in addition to Fetherston and to bear the Arms of Whitney quarterly with those of Fetherston.

Edmund was the 3rd son of the Rev Sir Thomas Francis Fetherston, 4th Baronet of Ardagh, co. Longford, the eldest by the latter’s second wife, Anne L’Estrange.  Two of his younger brother’s also were granted Royal Licences to assume the name Whitney in 1880 and 1881.  The youngest, Henry Ernest William, also changed the spelling from Fetherston to Fetherstonhaugh, the “haugh” being silent.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a cross chequy Or and Sable in the dexter quarter a crescent of the second (for Whitney) 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron between three ostrich feathers Argent a pellet Sable (for Fetherston).
Crest: A bull’s head couped Sable horned Argent tipped Gules gorged with a collar chequy Or and Sable (for Whitney) An Antelope statant Argent armed Or (for Fetherston)
Motto: Volens Et Valens

Dated: 11th July 1859

Ulster: Sir John Bernard Burke

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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.

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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.

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19 May 2018

Grant of Arms: Dr John Cochrane Henderson JP MB ChB 1944

The Dutch vendor, Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur, is offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to Dr John Cochrane Henderson JP of St. Andrew’s, Bowness on Windermere (born 10 October 1881 died 5 February 1946).  The Grant includes other descendants of his father.  The listed price is EUR 1,007.

He was the only son of William Thomson Henderson and Georgina Isabella Waddell Cochrane and had two sisters May Cochrane Henderson and Margaret T Henderson.  After his death Probate was granted to his widow Ethel, his widowed sister May and to her daughter Kathleen Margaret McCullum.  John and Ethel had no children.

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Arms: Azure three piles, on a chief of the last an Aesculapian rod accompanied by two thistles slipped all proper and in base a boar’s head erased of the second.
Crest: A dexter hand erect proper holding up a six pointed star ensigned by a crescent Argent.
Motto: Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue ennobles)
Dated: 20th January 1944

Lyon King of Arms: Sir Francis James Grant

These arms have been included in Mark Anthony Henderson’s Armorial of Henderson Arms.

29 April 2018

Royal Licence: Captain Benjamin Vaughan Royal Artillery 1784

The auctioneers Forum Auctions are offering for sale the 1784 Grant of Arms to Benjamin Vaughan, Captain in the Royal Artillery and licence to use the surname Marlow. Starting bid £500.

.. the petition of Benjamin Marlow of Shirley in the parish of Milbrook in the County Southampton Esquire Rear Admiral of the White Squadron to give and grant unto Benjamin Vaughan Esquire a Captain in the Royal Artillery only surviving child of Nereas Vaughan of Gosport in the said County of Southampton Gent. by Hannah his wife daughter of William Morse of Gosport aforesaid Gent and sister of Anne wife of the said Admiral Marlow his Royal Licence and Authority that he and his heirs may take and use the surname Marlow and also bear the Arms of Marlow only..

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London Gazette June 1784

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Entries from Grantees of Arms

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Arms: Quarterly Sable and Gules an orle of martlets Or.
Crest: Out of a naval crown gold a dexter arm embowed habited in the uniform of an Admiral of the Royal Navy in the hand a battle axe erect Sable.
Motto: Deus Adjutorium Meum

Dated: 10th June 1784

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: Thomas Lock

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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“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.

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