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24 August 2019

A Mystery: Azure a bear passant Argent

Azure a bear passant Argent

Following on from my post back in January about the Arms of Gollop of Strode I have been pondering the identity of the Arms in the 2nd & 3rd Quarters –  Azure a bear passant Argent.  The Gollop pedigree makes mention of two heraldic heiresses, Alice daughter of William Temple of Templecombe and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Thorne of Caundle Marsh.

Gollop heiresses

The Arms are listed in Garter’s Ordinary at the College of Arms but are unnamed and the source cited is the 1677 Visitation of Dorset entry for Gollop.  Nor do they appear in the two published volumes of The Ordinary of Scottish Arms.

The only match I have found was listed in Rietstap’s Armorial Général for Aresen (Denmark).

Aresen - Rietstrap2

Unless, of course, someone else knows of any others.

 

 

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11 August 2019

Grant of Arms: James Charles Moran 1962

On the 30th May 2019 eBay vendor, ephemeralmayfly, sold the 1962 Grant of Arms to James Charles Moran of Compayne Gardens, Hampstead (b.1917 d.1978).  The winning bid was £149.99. James Moran was a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

 

Arms: Or three piles two issuant from the chief and one from the base Sable each charged with a mullet of six points irradiated Gold.
Crest: A demi griffin Sable beaked and membered Or holding in each claw an ink ball Sable the stocks Gold the balls touching.
Motto: Lux In Tenebris

Dated: 1st June 1962

Garter: Sir Anthony R Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

26 April 2019

Royal Licence & Grant: Kennet-Dawson 1807

Auctioneers, Boningtons, are offering for sale on 29th April 2019 at Epping, Essex, the Royal Licence and Grant of Arms to to Benjamin Kennet of Manchester.  Part of the Letters Patent reads:

“.. pleased to give and grant unto Benjamin Kennet of Wakefield in the County of York esquire son and heir of Benjamin Kennet late of Manchester in the County of Palatine of Lancaster Merchant deceased and grandson of Benjamin Kennet clerk, vicar of Bradford in the said county of York also deceased (by Mary Stockdale his second wife) His Royal Licence and authority that he and his issue may take and use the surname of Dawson in addition to that of Kennet and also quarter the Arms of Dawson with those of Kennet in compliance with the last will and testament of his aunt Hannah Pownal of Everton House in the County of Huntingdon deceased (widow and relict of Thomas Pownal late of the same place esquire) who was the only daughter of the said Benjamin Kennet clerk by Mary his third wife daughter of Richard Dawson of Daw Green in the Parish of Densbury in the said County of York esquire bearing the date the second day of November 1805 but it having been represented to the said Earl Marshall by these memorial of the said grantee that upon examination of the records of the College of Arms it does not  appear that the Arms of Dawson and Kennet have been duly registered…”

Auctioneer’s estimate 150 GBP – 250 GBP

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Azure a chevron ermine between three arrows the points downwards Or on a chief Argent a mullet Gules between two martlets Sable (for Dawson) 2nd & 3rd Quarterly Or and Gules in the first and fourth quarters a pheon Sable (for Kennet).
Crest 1: A mount Vert thereon a daw ermines wings elevated erminois the body transfixed from the sinister by an arrow fessways Argent (for Dawson)
Crest 2: An arm embowed in armour proper furnished Or the hand grasping two arrows in saltire the points upwards Argent (for Kennet)

Dated: 6th February 1807

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Norroy: Ralph Bigland

 

12 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Herbert Eccles 1905

eBay vendor, scooterboysx175, is offering for sale the 1905 Grant of Arms to Herbert Eccles (b.1858 d.1928) of Penrhiewtyn House Llantwit Lower, County Glamorgan.  The asking price is £495.00.

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eccles arms 600

Arms: Argent a chevron Gules between the eagles displayed Azure on a chief of the last two bees volant Or.
Crest: A bee volant between two thistles in saltire slipped and leaved all proper.
Motto: Prodesse Quam Conspici
Dated: 9th June 1905

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

Herbert’s two sons were Alexander Herbert Lindsey Eccles (14 May 1908 – 29 Aug 1991) and Roy Hector Eccles (2 Dec 1900 – 17 Jan 1938) and are listed amongst The Golden Age of Grand Prix Drivers 1934-40.

 

11 January 2019

Grant of Supporters: Lt Gen Sir Ralph Abercromby 1798

eBay vendor archaeological_historical is offering for sale the 1798 Grant of Supporters to the Rt Hon Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Abercromby Knight Companion of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath.  The current asking price is £499.99.

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abercromby arms2

Arms: Argent a chevron indented Gules between three boars’ heads erased Azure armed Or and langued Sable in the middle chief point a crescent Vert.

Crest: A bee volant proper

Supporters: On either side a greyhound per fess Argent and Or collar and line Gules charged on the shoulder with a thistle proper.

Motto: Vive Ut Vivas

Dated: 30th January 1798

10 January 2019

Armorial Bearings of Gollop of Strode

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On and off over the past 35 years or so, I have been looking at the Gollop family from Dorset, more on that later. However, in the last few months I have revisited the Armorial Bearings of the Gollops and, as a result, have had to make a few tweaks to my blazons and emblazonments;

The pedigree of Gollop of North Bowood and Strode first appears in the 1623 Visitation of Dorset but without any recorded Arms. However, in the Harleian Society’s Visitation of Dorset 1677 (published 1977) the Arms are recorded as “Quarterly: 1 and 4, Gules on a bend or a lion sable; 2 and 3, Azure, a bear passant argent”. Whilst the published pedigree does mention two heiresses, it is not clear from whom the Bear Passant is inherited.

A further twist is that there were two Grants from the College of Arms after the Visitation. The first in 1682 and the second in 1720. I raised this with the College and received the following response from the office of John Petrie, Rouge Croix;

“We have looked at the two grants you mentioned. The first (Coll. Arms Grants 3/162), is not a grant, but an assignation of tinctures. It seems Thomas Gallop, son of Thomas Gallop, appeared at the College with a ‘much worne’ seal ring which he said had been used by his father for many years. Despite the fact that no arms were recorded for the family at the visitation of Dorset in 1623, the heralds seem to have accepted the arms on the seal – On a Bend a Lion passant – as the arms of the family and ‘granted and assigned’ the tinctures Gules on a Bend Or a Lion passant Sable armed and langued Gules. The confirmation was to ‘the said Thomas Gollop’, which is a little unhelpful considering both father and son are mentioned earlier, and the patent is dated the 30th October 1682. 

The second grant (Coll. Arms Grants 6/417) is the result of Thomas Gallop, junior, desiring a grant of a crest after omitting to petition for one in 1682. The text of this patent makes clear that the earlier assignation of tinctures was to both Thomas Gallop, junior, and the other descendants of his father, and with the same limitation. It grants a crest of “On a Wreath of his Colours a Demy Lion Rampant Bendy of four Or and Sable holding in his Dexter Paw a Spear Or, the Staff Rompu Gules”. The patent is dated the 20th April 1720.”

It was also noted that the quartering with a Bear was unidentified in the 1677 Visitation and seems to be its only occurrence in the College records.

As the College mentioned above, there is some confusion regarding which “Thomas Gollop” is which. The cast of characters for the period were:

  1. Thomas Gollop b.1582 d.1663

1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1617 d.1692

1.1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1640 dsp.1727

Looking at the published pedigrees, I think 1. Thomas Gollop would have been the signatory of the 1623 Visitation and 1.1. Thomas Gollop that for the 1677 Visitation. What is not clear is which Thomas Gollop petitioned for the two “Grants”. Initially I thought it was 1.1. in 1682 and then 1.1.1. in 1720. However, re-reading the College’s response, I suspect it was Thomas Gollop (b.1640 dsp.1727), he would have been aged 42 and 80 respectively for each Grant. The latter Thomas was the eldest of 12 brothers, at least five of which had children. Incidentally, the North Bowood & Strode estates, by agreement, passed to the fourth son, John.

The knock on effect of the above was to realise that I had been using the wrong blazon for Gollop. I initially used the one listed in Burke’s General Armory (and then added the Bear quarter);

Arms: Gules on a bend Or a lion passant guardant Sable

Crest: A demi lion bendy Or and Sable holding in the dexter paw a broken arrow Gules.

This is subtly different from the actual blazon;

Arms: Gules on a Bend Or a Lion passant Sable armed and langued Gules

Crest: A Demy Lion Rampant Bendy of four Or and Sable holding in his Dexter Paw a Spear Or, the Staff Rompu Gules


My interest in the Dorset Gollops started when I tried to identify the family of my paternal great-great-great-great grandmother Elizabeth Gollop and any connection with the armigerous family of Gollop of Strode. She married the Rev’d John Plowman at Toller Porcorum, Dorset, on 7th November 1776. The marriage was witnessed by a Thomas Gollop and Eliza Maria Foy. The first hint at a possible connection was Eliza Maria Foy. The two sons of the John Gollop of Strode mentioned above, John & Thomas, married two Foy sisters. Eliza was either the wife of their nephew or his daughter.

I was unable to find any further details about Elizabeth Gollop in parish records, partly due the fact that Thomas and Elizabeth were the most popular Christian names in Dorset. However, by checking the wills of multiple Thomas Gollops I found her brother (died 1823) and the name of her father, also Thomas. Various documents* held by the Dorset History Centre showed that her brother had financial difficulties over a number of years. By following a number of Indentures that concerned Lowcombe Farm (also Staverlands, Saunder’s Living and Hogbear) in North Bowood it was possible to track its ownership from her brother back to the 1690s. That showed that their grandparent were Thomas Gollop and Mary Foy.

Expanding the family tree a bit:

1. Thomas Gollop b.1582 d.1663
1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1617 d.1692
1.1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1640 dsp.1727
1.1.2. Giles Gollop
1.1.3. William Gollop
1.1.4. John Gollop of Strode d.1731
1.1.4.1. John Gollop of Strode m. Edith Foy – His issue are recorded in Burke’s Landed Gentry
1.1.4.2. Thomas Gollop of London d.1743 m. Mary Foy
1.1.4.2.1. Thomas Gollop of Weymouth d.bef 1780
1.1.4.2.1.1. Thomas Gollop of Bincombe dsp.1824
1.1.4.2.1.2. Elizabeth Gollop d.1806 m.1776 Rev John Plowman
1.1.4.2.1.2.1. Thomas Plowman d.1856
1.1.4.2.1.2.2. Henry Plowman d.1842
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3. Rev John Herbert Plowman d.1892
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1. Rev Herbert W T Plowman d.1902
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1. Clifford H F Plowman d.1948
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1.1. Ronald T F Plowman d.2004 Grantee of Arms
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1.1.1. Stephen J F Plowman

Elizabeth Plowman died in 1806 and her brother died without issue in 1823, this made Elizabeth a heraldic heiress in her issue. In the English heraldic tradition, a heraldic heiresses’ Arms go into “limbo” until such time as a male heir has Arms with which to quarter them. Therefore, I could display my Arms as below:

Quarterly 1st & 4th Argent three Anchors Sable each entwined by a Serpent Gules on a Chief enarched nebuly Azure three Martlets rising Or (for Plowman) 2nd Gules on a bend Or a lion passant Sable a martlet Or charged with a crescent Gules for difference (for Gollop 1st & 4th Vis 1677) 3rd Azure a bear passant Argent (for Gollop 2nd & 3rd Vis 1677)

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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..

Benjamin Vaughan Gazette

London Gazette June 1784

Benjamin Vaughan Grantees

Entries from Grantees of Arms

Benjamin Vaughan Arms

Benjamin Vaughan LP2

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

2 December 2017

Exemplification of Arms: William Bailey Partridge 1903

US based eBay vendor, sarasotabuy is offering for sale the 1903 Exemplification of Arms for William Bailey Partridge (1840-1909) of Bacton, co Herefordshire.  It is signed by Charles H Athill, Richmond Herald.

Partridge-William Bailey 1903

Arms: Chequy Argent and Sable a horse’s head erased between two escallops in bend within four bendlets engrailed Gules.
Crest: Upon three escallops Gules a horse’s head erased Sable.
Motto: Honor Virtutis Praemium

 

 

 

21 November 2017

Badge & Standard: Stephen J F Plowman 2017

Today I visited the College of Arms to collect the Letters Patent for my Grant of a Badge and Standard.  My agent was John Allen-Petrie, Rouge Croix, with the assistance of Mark Scott.  The artist was Robert Parsons MBE, who also did the artwork on my father’s Grant of Arms in 1993.

Patent Preview

 

LP Badge SJFP

Badge: A Grey Wolf passant proper plain collared with a chain attached thereto reflexed over the back Or resting the dexter forepaw on a Maltese Cross of seven limbs Argent.

Dated: 6th September 2017.

Garter: Thomas Woodcock
Clarenceux: Patric Laurence Dickinson

 

 

4 November 2017

Schedules of Fees: Scotland and England & Wales

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 12:44
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Lyon Court
The following fees, fixed by the Scottish Parliament, apply from 1 April 2015:
Grants and Matriculations of Arms to individuals
New Grant of shield alone, with or without motto £1,745.00
New Grant of shield and crest, with or without motto £2,535.00
New Grant of shield, crest, motto and supporters £3,525.00 £3,625.00
Matriculation of previous Grant of shield alone, with or without motto £1,095.00
Matriculation of previous Grant, including shield, crest and motto £1,270.00
Matriculation of previous Grant including supporters £1,825.00 £1,925.00
Matriculation of previous Grant, with new supporters £2,275.00 £2,375.00
Grants of Arms to commercial organisations
New Grant of shield alone, with or without motto to a commercial organisation £2,945.00
New Grant of shield and crest, with or without motto to a commercial organisation £3,735.00
New Grant of shield, crest, motto and supporters to a commercial organisation £4,865.00 £4,965.00
College of Arms
SCHEDULE OF FEES
WITH EFFECT FROM 1st JANUARY 2017    
ARMS AND CREST    
Commercial Company £18,350.00
Impersonal £12,375.00
Personal £5,875.00
ARMS WITHOUT CREST  
Parish Councils £7,125.00
Woman in her own Patent £4,225.00
Woman in her Husband’s Patent £2,225.00
Woman in her Husband’s Patent limited to her and her Sister’s descendants £2,825.00
CREST  
Impersonal in a separate Patent £6,700.00
Personal in separate Patent £3,225.00
BADGE  
Commercial Company in a Patent £2,150.00
Commercial Company in a separate Patent £3,350.00
Impersonal in a Patent £2,050.00
Impersonal in a separate Patent £3,250.00
Personal in a Patent £1,425.00
Personal in a separate Patent £2,625.00
STANDARD £1,050.00

The latest newsletter of the White Lion Society contained the College of Arm’s Schedule of Fees for 2017.  I thought I would reproduced them here along with those from the Lyon Court.

It must be remembered, when comparing the two, that the Lyon Court is department of the Scottish Government and as such the buildings and salaries are paid for by the taxpayer.  That is not the case for the College of Arms which is effectively self supporting.

 

 

 

 

24 July 2017

Royal Licence: James Trimmer to Shotter 1875

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1795 Royal Licence for James Trimmer of Farnham, Surrey to take the Name and Arms of Shotter.

James Shotter Arms2

James Shotter LP2

Arms: Azure on a chevron Or another chevron Gules charged with three bezant in chief two sheaves each of six arrows interlaced saltierwise Gold flighted and pheon’d Argent in base a bow stringed fesswise of the last.
Crest: A demi lion rampant erminois charged on the shoulder with two arrows saltierwise Gules flighted proper in the paws a slip of oak leaves and acorns also proper.
Dated: 23 December 1795

James Shotter Grantees

James Trimmer was the nephew of the wife of William Shotter of Farnham who left a “Name & Arms” clause in his will.

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.

 

21 April 2017

College of Arms Recruitment

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:49
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From the College of Arms website:

The College of Arms is seeking to recruit a research assistant (trainee) for a period of six to twelve months. The successful candidate will learn how to deal with heraldic and genealogical enquiries arising from members of the public and various organisations, how to process applications for new grants of arms and about other work undertaken by the College. Upon completion of this training period, the candidate will be assessed with a view to appointment as an officer of arms. If appointed, he or she will be able to run an independent heraldic and genealogical practice within the College generating his or her own income.

Research Assistantship (Traineeship) with a view to appointment as an Officer of Arms

 

 

22 March 2014

Armorial Update: Mitchell

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 13:50
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The latest edition of the College of Arms newsletter  included the blazon for the Grant of Arms to Andrew Alexander Mitchell of Spalding, Lincolnshire in August 2013.  I have added the details and my emblazonment to my Mitchell Armorial.  Unfortunately, neither my clipart collection nor my artisitc skills are currently up to reproducing the same “handcuffs/manacles” displayed in the newsletter.  One for my “to do” list.

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