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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

12 February 2017

Bookplate: Heytesbury House

Vendor supermanifest is also offering for sale on eBay  a bookplate from Heytesbury House, near Warminster in Wiltshire.  Heytesbury House was the seat of the Barons Heytesbury of Heytesbury.  The bookplate relates to the 2nd Baron, William Henry Ashe À Court later Holmes À Court.

heytesbury-house-bookplate

Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, barry wavy of six, Or and Azure, in a canton Gules a lion of England passant guardant Or (for Holmes); 2nd and 3rd, per fess Or and paly of six erminois and Azure in chief an eagle displayed Sable beaked and membered Gules charged on the body with two chevronels Argent (for À Court). On an escutcheon of pretence the Arms of Holmes.
Crests: 1 Out of a naval crown Or an arm embowed in armour, the hand proper grasping a trident Azure headed Or (for Holmes); 2 An eagle displayed Sable charged with two chevronels Or beaked and legged Gules holding in the beak a lily slipped proper (for À Court).
Supporters: On either side an eagle, wings elevated Sable beaked and membered Gules each holding in the beak a lily slipped Proper
Motto: Grandescunt Aucta Labore  (Increased by labour, they grow large).

In 1833 William married Elizabeth Holmes the eldest daughter and heiress of Sir Leonard Thomas Worsley Homes Bt.  In the same year he received the Royal Licence to “take and use the surname of Holmes, in addition to that of À Court; that the said William Henry Ashe À Court may bear the arms of Holmes, quarterly in the first quarter, with his own arms; and that the said Elizabeth Worsley À Court may also bear the arms of Holmes;..”

In 1860, after inheriting the title, he received the Royal Licence on behalf of his children to “use the surname  À Court in addition to and after, instead of before, that of Holmes, and that they may bear the arms of À Court quarterly in the first quarter with those of Holmes;..”

My interest in Heytesbury stems from the fact my great great grandfather, the Rev’d John Herbert Plowman MA, was a curate at Heytesbury from 1866 to 1879 and domestic chaplain to Lord Heytesbury from 1877 until 1879 when he got his own parish of Burbage, Wiltshire.

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