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14 June 2019

New Appointments: Rouge Dragon and Bluemantle Pursuivants

Delighted to learn of this week’s appointments of Mark Scott as Bluemantle Pursuivant and Adam Tuck as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant.

Both are active members of the Heraldry Society, with Mark assisting with the preparation of my pedigree and badge.

 

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7 April 2019

Grant of Supporters: George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall 1928

Auctioneers, Dreweatts, are offering for sale the 1928 Grant of Supporters to George Abraham Gibbs following his advancement to the dignity of Baron Wraxall.  Included in the sale is the document of ennoblement.  The auction is to be held on 1st May 2019 at Newbury.  The auctioneer’s estimate is £300-£500.

Baron Wraxall Arms2

Baron Wraxall LP2

Baron Wraxall Warrant2

Arms: Argent three battleaxes erect Sable a bordure nebuly of the last.
Crest: In front of a rock a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand in a gauntlet proper bearing a battle-axe bendwise sinister Sable.
Motto: Tenax Propositi

Gibbs Grantees
The Arms were granted in 1876 to Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham, and descendants of his grandfather Antony Gibbs. The latter was George Abraham Gibbs’s great-grandfather.

Supporters: On either side a St Kilda sheep proper each charged on the shoulder with a portcullis Or.

Dated: 20th February 1928
Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

16 February 2019

Grant of Arms: John Evelyn Ansell 1919

Auctioneers Cheffins of Cambridge are offering for sale the 1919 Grant of Arms to John Evelyn Ansell (b.1860 d.1936) of Glenloch Road.  The auction is due to be held 21st February.  There is no auctioneer’s estimate.

John Evelyn Ansell Arms2a

John Evelyn Ansell LP2

Arms: Gules on a saltire Argent between four bezants two swords in saltire proper pommelled and hilted Or.
Crest: A torteau charged with two swords as in the Arms.
Motto: Fais Ce Que Dois

Dated: 23rd January 1919

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceax: William Henry Weldon

John Evelyn Ansell AF

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1929

John Evelyn Ansell and his wife, Ada Maria, had two children, Enid (b.1897) and Evelyn (b.1898 d.1970).  Evelyn married Mary L S Eaton in 1928 and lived in Cambridge.  They had two daughters, Meryll Carinthia (b.1930) and Rosemary (b.1934).

12 August 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Benjamin Brabazon Barton 1940

Auctioneers Barry L Hawkins of Downham Market, Norfolk, have recently sold the 1940 Irish Confirmation of Arms to Benjamin Brabazon Barton of Ballyline.  The hammer price on 8th August 2018 was £130.

Benjamin Brabazon Barton was the only son of Edward Fergus John Barton and Jane Lucy Brabazon. He married Constance Helen Stewart and had two daughters:

  1. Daphne Veronica Catherine Barton b. 28 March 1934
  2. Barbara Vera Jane Barton b. 8 February 1937.  She married William Harald Blatch in 1963.

Both daughters appear to have been residing in Norfolk around 1997 – 2004.

Barton Arms

Barton LP2a

Arms: Argent three boars’ heads couped Gules in the centre chief point a sprig of oak leaves fructed proper.
Crest: A boars head couped Gules.
Motto: Fide et Fortitudine

Dated: 1st December 1940

Deputy Ulster King of Arms: Thomas Ulick Sadleir

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

Pixley AF 01Pixley AF 02Pixley AF 03Pixley AF 04

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.

 

28 June 2018

Grant of Arms: Richard Henry Powis 1923

Spink & Son are offering for sale the 1923 framed Grant of Arms to Richard Henry Powis (b.1876 d.1943) of Sudbury in the county of Middlesex formerly a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers.  The sale is due 12th July 2018 with a guide price of £300-£500.

Richard married Alice Mercy Collins in 1908 and had a daughter, Mercy Alice, in 1912.  Mercy married Edward Benson in 1933.  Alice died in 1930 and Richard then married Dorothy Nellie Gladys Newton in 1934.

Powis Arms2

Powis AF

Arms: Per chevron Gules and Or in chief three cross crosslets fitchy of the second and in base a lion rampant of the first.
Crest: In front of a lion’s gam erased proper grasping a crosslet fitchy bendwise Or two roses Gules barbed and seeded also proper.
Motto: Parta Tueri
Badge: A lion’s gam erased proper enfiled by a mascle Or.

Dated: 18th December 1923

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke KCVO CB
Clarenceaux: William Alexander Lindsay KC

17 June 2018

Grant of Arms: Richard Smyth 1662

Chiswick Auctions  are offering for sale the 1662 Grant of Arms to Richard Smyth, Clerk of the Cheque of His Majesties Yeomen of the Guard.  Richard was the son of William Smyth of Pounden and grandson of Richard Smyth of Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire.

The auction is due on 12th July 2018 with an auctioneer’s estimate of £800-£1,200.

Smyth arms2

Smyth LP2

Arms: Argent a lion’s head erased Sable between three annulets Gules.
Crest: A demi Sable holding in his paws a rose Gules seeded Or slipped leaved and barbed Vert.

Dated: 16th September 1662

Garter: Sir Edward Walker (b. 1611 d.1677) [He followed Charles II into exile and was with him constantly, not only as his Garter King of Arms but as Clerk of his Privy Council and after the King’s return from exile in 1660]

Smyth - Grantees

Entry from HS Grantees of Arms

6 June 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Rev’d John Vicars Foote

Auctioneers Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket are offering for sale the Irish Confirmation of Arms to the Reverend John Vicars Foote (b.1852 d.1925) by Ulster King of Arms.  The auction starts Saturday 23rd June 2018 with an estimate of £50-£70.

Foote-Arms

Foote-LP

Arms: Per chevron Argent and Or three martlets Azure.

Crest: A martlet Azure charged on the breast with a cross humetty Or.

Motto: Spes Mea Deus.

Foote-AF

Extract from Howard & Crisp’s Visitations of England and Wales:

Foote – Volume-07-1899

4 February 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir Joseph Herbert Marshall 1907

Filed under: Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:44
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eBay vendor makov25 is offering sale the Grant of Arms to Sir Joseph Herbert Marshall (1851-1918), concert impresario and Mayor of Leicester.  The Grant is listed at US$1,200 (approx GB£ 850).

Marshall Arms2

Marshall LP2

Arms: Azure two winged morions in chief Or and in base a horse’s head coupled bridled and reigned proper the skull and neck in armour all proper.
Crest: In front of a cross bow erect proper a winged marion as in the Arms.
Motto: Sine Metus (Without Fear)
Date: 6th March 1907

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Cokayne

 

Marshall - Armorial Families

Armorial Families 1929

 

1 October 2017

Grant of Arms: Joseph Pyke 1891

Back in February 2015 Dix Noonan Webb offered for sale, by auction, the Grant of Arms to Joseph Pyke, of Devonshire Place House, Portland Place in the Parish of Marylebone and Beacon Lodge, Chatham Hill, Kent.  Joseph Pike was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and his father, Lewis Eleazar Pyke, was the Minister and Secretary to the Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place.

Pyke Joseph Arms

Pyke Joseph LP2

Pyke Joseph Grantees

Arms: Azure on a pile invected Argent between two Pikes haurient in base proper a lion rampant of the first.
Crest: A demi wolf proper holding in the dexter paw a torch erect Or fired proper and resting the sinister paw on a quatrefoil also Or.
Motto: ID VOLO DEO VOLENTE

Dated: 3rd March 1891
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

Pyke Joseph AF

28 September 2017

Recorded Arms for Clephane

Filed under: Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 09:58
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I have today added a two entry armorial for Clephane of Carslogie;

http://www.heraldry-online.org.uk/clephane1.html

 

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

 

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

Grant of Arms: John Webster Bride 1930

Lawrences of Crewkerne offered for sale earlier this month the 1930 Grant of Arms to John Webster Bride (b.1884 d.1963) of Palatine Road, West Didsbury in the City of Manchester.

Bride - John Webster Arms

Bride - John Webster LP2

Arms: Or four crosses patee Gules in fess between three Martlets Sable.
Crest: Issuant out of a circlet set upon the rim thereof five holly leaves Or two Eagles  heads addorsed and erased Sable beaked Gules.
Motto: Vincit Veritas (Truth conquers all things)

Bride was the son of John Bride, a GP in Wilmslow. He graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1907, and took MDs of the University of London in 1911 and the University of Manchester in 1919. After war service, he worked at St Mary’s Hospitals and was appointed a consultant surgeon in 1921. He was also honorary gynaecologist at Manchester Northern Hospital, and after the creation of the NHS he was a consultant gynaecologist for United Manchester Hospitals. Bride lectured in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Manchester, and wrote a history of St. Mary’s Hospitals. He was a member of Manchester Medical Society

Grant of Arms: Sir Richard Walter Jeans 1924

Omni Fine Arts Auctions, Cape Town, South Africa, are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Sir Richard Walter Jeans (Born 2 Jul 1846, Died 13 April 1924) of Ridgeway, Langley Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey & 4 Threadneedle Street, London.

Sir Walter Jeans Arms

Sir Walter Jeans LP2

Arms: Per chevron Or and Argent in chief five escallops three and two and in base a lion rampant Azure.
Crest: Issuant out of a crown vallary Or a demi lion proper gorged with a wreath of roses also proper and holding between the paws an escallop Azure.
Motto: Deus Est Juvamen Mihi

Dated 9 January 1924

Sir Richard died three months after the Grant.  The Arms would have been inherited by his sons;

Richard W Jeans (b.1874)
Thomas E Jeans (b.1875)
James Louis Jeans. (b.1876 d1952)
John W Jeans (b.1878)
Henry M Jeans (b.1880)

 

16 July 2017

Jo Cox MP

On the 24th June 2017 the Arms of the late Jo Cox MP were unveiled in the Houses of Parliament by her two children.  It was reported that the children were instrumental in the design of the Arms.

House of Commons Chamber 18.6.17 Cox

The Arms of Jo Cox MP – courtesy Baz Manning

 

Arms: Barry wavy Vert and Purpure a Chevronel Argent between in chief a White Rose and a Red Rose proper both barbed seeded and slipped the stalks conjoined Or and in base a Red Rose and a White Rose proper both barbed seeded and slipped the stalks conjoined Or.

Motto: More in Common.

College of Arms Grant 10/17. Agent Garter

The Arms were painted by Baz Manning, who is the heraldic artist to both the Palace of Westminster and The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.  Baz advised that the tinctures green, purple and white are those of the Suffragettes and the the roses were blazoned as “proper” to avoid breaking the “colour on colour” rule.

 

23 April 2017

Admiral Sir John Hawkins

Charles Miller Ltd are offering for sale Lot 208 a stained glass roundel bearing the Arms of Admiral Sir John Hawkins.  The roundel display the Arms granted in 1565 before the addition of an augmentation in 1571.

The auction is due 2nd May 2017 with an estimate of £800 – £1,000.

SIR JOHN HAWKINS 2

Arms: Sable on a point wavy a lion passant Or in chief three bezants.
Crest: A demi moor proper bound an captive with annulets on his arms and ears Or.

Hawkins

The 1571 augmentation consisted of a “on a canton Or an escallop between two palmers’ staves Sable”.

 

Confirmation of Arms: Thomas Roderick O’Connor 1910

Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh are offering for sale Lot 124 the Confirmation of Arms to Thomas Roderick O’Connor of Rathnew and Clunygrassin the County of Roscommon and of Dalton in the County of Northumberland by Capt. Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms dated 9th August 1910.  The auction is set for 17th May 2017 with a sale estimate of £100 to £200.

Thomas Roderick O'Connor Arms

LP Arms

Thomas Roderick O'Connor Text

LP Text

Thomas Roderick O'Connor AF

Armorial Families 1929

Arms: Argent an oak tree eradicated proper supported by two lions rampant combatant Sable in chief an ancient Irish crown Or and base three lizards passant to the sinister bar wise Vert.
Crest: Out of an Irish crown as in the Arms an arm embowed in armour the hand grasping a sword all proper mantled Gules doubled Argent.

 

22 April 2017

Grant of Arms: Reginald Walter John Hewson 1975

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 15:16
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Aldridges of Bath auction on 25th May are offering Lot 88A, the Grant of Arms to Reginald Walter John Hewson B.Sc(Engg) dated 5th July 1975.  Reginald Hewson was the resident engineer at the Ncora Dam in South Africa. Auctioneer’s estimate £70-£100.

Arms: Azure a swan’s head erased in the beak a fish proper on a chief Or a pair of calipers open points downward between two pairs of dividers open points upward proper.
Crest: A demi tiger guardant proper holding in the paws a pair of dividers open with the points upward Or.
Motto: Honesta Peto (I seek honourable things)

The Grant is signed by Anthony R Wagner (Garter), J R B Walker (Clarenceux) and Walter J Verco (Norroy & Ulster).

11 March 2017

Grant of Arms: Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans 1919

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.

Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans Arms

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

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