Heraldry Online Blog

2 April 2021

Grant of Arms: Lt Col Sir Henry Dennis Readett-Bayley, 1919

Auctioneers Mellors & Kirk of Nottingham are offering for sale the 1919 Grant of Arms to Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Dennis Readett-Bayley, KBE, DL, JP (1878-1940) of Lenton Abbey in respect of the surname Readett when he assumed and adopted the surname Readett-Bayley in lieu of Bayley.

The live auction will be held on the 14th & 15th April. The auctioneer’s estimate is £100-£150.

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules fretty Or on a chief Argent three bears gambs erect Sable (Bayley) 2nd & 3rd Azure in chief two mullets and in base a trefoil slipped Or (Readett).
Crest: 1. A gryphon ejant Sable resting the dexter claw on a fret Or (Bayley)
Crest: 2. Upon a mount Vert in front of park pales proper a horse passant Gules bridled Or (Readett).
Motto: Swift and True
Dated: 25th February 1919

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Charles Harold Athill

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families

27 March 2021

Revisited – Grant of Arms: John Gonning of Bristol, 1662

ebay vendor, diggerlee, is now offering for sale the 1662 Grant of Arms to John Gonning “formerly mayor now Alderman of the Citty of Bristoll” by Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux. I covered the earlier auction on 10th March 2021 here. The current sale price is £4,500.

diggerlee has added more photographs that better show the text and the Arms themselves.

In my earlier post I mentioned that the name within the Grant had been modified to Gonning. The details on the reverse of the Grant, along with entry in Grantees of Arm, bear witness to this.

Gouning

24 March 2021

Kings of Arms: Changes ahead?

At a recent Zoom AGM of the White Lion Society it was mentioned that two Kings of Arms at the College of Arms are due to retire in the next year or so.  The College has a retirement age of 70.  Patric Dickinson, Clarenceux, (I think) reached that age in November last year and Thomas Woodcock, Garter, will do so in May of this year.

I understand that promotion from Herald to King of Arms is based on seniority but straight seniority does not necessarily apply to the appointment of Garter.  Looking at Kings of Arms over the past 70 years, the only Norroy & Ulster King of Arms to become Garter is the present incumbent, Thomas Woodcock.  Both John Brooke-Little and David Chesshyre, who were in their late 60s, went from Norroy to Clarenceux and were in office for two or three years before retiring.  My guess is that the current Norroy, Timothy Duke, who is aged 67 will follow suit when Patric Dickinson stands down.

The two most senior Heralds in line for advancement are Robert Noel, Lancaster, and David White, Somerset.  Which will become the next Garter and Norroy & Ulster is anybody’s guess.  I doubt PaddyPower or Ladbrokes will give you any odds.  All I do know is that the new Kings of Arms will be younger than me.

10 March 2021

Grant of Arms: John Gonning of Bristol, 1662

Tennants Auctioneers are offering for sale a number of documents including the 1662 Grant of Arms to John Gonning “formerly mayor now Alderman of the Citty of Bristoll” by Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux.

Looking at the document, there seems to have been some “alteration” to the spelling of the Surname. The “ON” is in a different hand and ink. The entry in the Grantees of Arms has the spelling as GOUNING.

The auction is due at 10:30 10th March at Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Auctioneer’s estimate £500 – £700.

Arms: Gules three Guns barwise in pale Argent
Crest: The wheel of a gun Gules between two angel’s wings Argent.
Dated: 20th December 1662.

Clarenceux: Sir Edward Bysshe

1672 Visitation of Somerset & Bristol

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

 

 

 

 

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).

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