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11 July 2017

Grant of Arms: John Connocke of Lescarde 1577

Spink & Son auctioned today the 1577 Grant of Arms to John Connocke of Lescarde (Liskeard).

John Connock  was a tanner, who owned the manor of Hagland as well as a town house at Moncton’s Corner, Liskeard.  He was mayor of Liskeard on four occasions.

John Connocke of Lescarde 2

John Connocke of Lescarde Arms

Arms: “Silver a Fesse Danse bettwen three Egletts displaied Gules” .

Crest: “Uppon the heaulme oute off a crowne a deme Griffon Golde”.

John Connocke of Lescarde Grantees

Harleian Society: Grantees Of Arms

John Connocke of Lescarde V1620

Heralds’ Visitation of Cornwall 1620


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.

7 June 2011

Penneck of Tregembo

Filed under: Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 19:53
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Rev’d Henry Penneck  (b.1715 d.1784)

Paul Parish church contains a monument to the memory of the Rev’d Henry Penneck, second son of Charles Penneck of Tregembo, and of his wife Juliana Clutterbuck.

Arms: Argent on a chevron Gules between three wrens’ heads erased proper as many escallops Or.


Azure a lion rampant contourné Or in chief three escallops of the second (for Clutterbuck).

Crest:  A dexter arm embowed sleeved Gules cuffed Or the hand holding a wren proper.

The Penneck Arms were granted 2 August 1712 to Rev’d John Penneck (son of John of Tregimba), the Rector of St. Ewe, Corwall and to his brothers William of Exeter, Francis of helstone and Charles of Tregimba.

The Clutterbuck Arms above differs from those listed in Burke’s General Armory by having the lion facing to sinister.

4 June 2011

Hatchment – Edward Langford of Trungle

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 15:07
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(Going through some holiday “snaps” I found some heraldic items I had overlooked from a holiday a couple of years ago in Cornwall):


Edward Langford of Trungle b.1730 d.1781

In the Parish Church of Paul in Cornwall there is the Hatchment of Edward Langford.  He married Elizabeth,  daughter of Frederick Dansey Esq. of Plymouth Dock, Devon.

The hatchment:

Paly of six Argent and Gules on a chief Azure a lion passant guardant Or (Langford).


Per pale Argent and Or a fesse nebulee Gules between three lions’ heads erased of the last (Dansey)

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