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11 June 2011

Bolitho Arms – Paul Church

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,Places — Stephen J F Plowman @ 11:07
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Paul Parish Church contains a wooden screen upon which are various Arms.  Unfortunately,  during my very quick visit I did not find any details.  The Arms above are probably for a descendant of Simon Bolitho (b.1695 d.1787) who married Mary, daughter and heir of Edward Borlase, by Prudence, daughter and heir of Peter Trevelyan, of Basell, in Cornwall.

The Dexter Arms:

1st  and 4th Ermine on a plain chevron between two chevronels engrailed and three fleurs-de-lis Sable five bezants (Bolitho)
2nd Ermine  on a bend Sable two hands and arms issuing out of the clouds at the elbows rending a horseshoe Or (Borlase)
3rd Gules a demi horse Argent hoofed and maned Or issuing out of water in base proper (Trevelyan)


1st  Or a mountain Azure inflamed proper (MacLeod of  Cadboll *)
2nd Gules, three legs conjoined and armed Proper garnished Or (Lordship of Man)
3rd Or, lymphad: Sable, sail furled, oars in action, flags Gules  (Lordship of the Isles )
4th Azure, a castle triple-towered and embattled argent, masined sable, windows and porch gules. (McLeod)

The wife’s 1st quarter currently eludes me.  A Bolitho did marry a Mcleod in the 1880s.  More research required.  * My thanks to Arthur Radburn


The Arms are those of Lt Col William Edward Thomas Bolitho DSO  [Burke’s landed Gentry – Bolitho of Trengwainton] and Ethel Grace MacLeod, daughter of Robert Bruce AEnaeas MacLeod of Cadboll. He was only surviving son of William Bolitho of Polwithen and Mary Hichens Yonge, daughter and co-heir of William Yonge.


Colonel Bolitho  died in 1919¹ having resigned command of the 2/1st Royal Devon Yeomanry in 1918 because of bad health.  Both his sons pre-deceased him, Lt William Torquill MacLeod Bolitho was killed in action in 1915 aged 22.  He left a daughter, Brenda Grace.


¹ Col Bolitho’s effects were valued at £176,114 6s 8d for Probate in 1919.


9 June 2011

Pendarves of Roscrow

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:14
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Rev’d Henry Pendarves (b.1654  d.1739)

Another monument in Paul Church is to Henry Pendarves, his wife, Maria Borlase (b. 1669 d.1759), and their daughter Margaret (b.1701 d.1742).

Henry was the son of Thomas Samuel Pendarves of Roscrow.  Maria was the daughter of John Borlase of Pendeen.  Margaret married the Rev’d Walter Borlase [I’ve not found the family relationship].


Sable a falcon between three mullets Or (Pendarves)


Pean¹ on a bend Sable two hands and arms ² issuing out of the clouds at the elbows rending a horsehoe Or (Borlase).

The Arms for Pendarves were recorded in the Visitation of Cornwall in 1620.  The Borlase Arms, as displayed differ, from the entries in Burke’s General Armory: – ¹ Ermine & ² All proper.

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