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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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