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21 July 2020

Bookplate: Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall

eBay vendor, ampersand-design, is offering for sale a bookplate of Alexander Michell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall.

Mitchell Innes Bookplate2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Argent three mullets of six points Gules within a bordure Gules charged with eight besants (for Innes) 2nd & 3rd Sable on a fess between three mascles Or three mullets Gules (for Mitchell).

Crests: The dexter side: An increscent proper (for Innes), the sinister side A hand holding a garland of all proper (for Mitchell)

Mottoes: Je recois pour donner (for Innes), Deo favente (for Mitchell)

Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton and Whitehall (b.1811 d.1886) was the son of William Mitchell of Parsonsgreen (b.1778 d.1860).  In 1839 William was the main beneficiary of the personal estate of his cousin Miss Jane Innes.  He bought the estates of Ayton and Whitehall.  In 1840 he changed his name to Mitchell-Innes by Royal Licence and matriculated Arms (30th March 1840, Volume 4 Record 45).

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Mitchell-Innes Armorial Families

Armorial Families 1929

Armorial: The Recorded Arms for Mitchell

13 April 2020

Hatchment: Watkins of Badby House impaling Rattray 1845 (?)

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Further to my post yesterday about an Unidentified Hatchment, I wish to thank Michael Andrews-Reading and Richard Litchten who have found a possible identification:

On 15th June 1811, William Watkins of Badby House married Charlotte Rattray at Holy Trinity, Coventry.  William predeceased his wife, dying on 16th July 1845, hence the dexter side of the hatchment has a black background.  Charlotte died 9th January 1851.

Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or (for Watkins)
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or (for Rattray)
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

There does seem to be some confusion over the Watkins’ fess.  Papworth’s Ordinary has the fess as Argent and Burke’s General Armory has it as vair.

Burke's Landed Gentry 1879

Burke’s Landed Gentry 1879

Badby House

12 April 2020

Unidentified Hatchment

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eBay vendor, the-school-for-scandal, is offering for sale an, as yet, unidentified hatchment. By repute the hatchment was housed in Fawsley Hall Northamptonshire England, an estate owned by the Knightley family.  However, neither Arms seem to relate to Knightley.  The offer price is £2,995.00

Hatchment Full2

Hatchment Crest

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Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

The dexter Arms could be variations of Watkins or Cantelupe and those to sinister could be Haversham.  A quick look through the ten volumes of Hatchments in Britain did not provide any identifications.

Does anyone have any knowledge of these Arms &/or the hatchment?

 

 

6 January 2020

Grant of Arms: Robert William Llewellyn JP 1902

eBay vendor, grandenorm, is offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Robert William Llewellyn JP of Court Colman in the Parish of Bridgend & of Baglan Hall in the Parish of Briton Ferry both in the County of Glamorgan.  The “Buy it now” price is £550.00

Llewellyn Arms

Llewellyn LP

Arms: Per fesse embattled Azure and Or a Javelin erect beteen two boars heads erased in chief and a like boar’s head erased between two javelins in base all counter changed.
Crest: Upon a rock proper a boar’s head erased Or in front of three javelins one in pale and two in saltire also proper.
Motto: Gwell Angau Na Chywildydd

Dated: 20th November 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Llewellyn AF

4 September 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt 1928

eBay vendor, ivanho., is offering for sale the 1928 Grant of Arms to Sir William Hutcheson Poë Bt.    The “buy now” price is £499.00.

Poë Arms2

Poë LP2

Arms: Or a fesse between three crescents Azure issuing flames proper.
Crest: A boar’s head erect couped Or pierced with a broken spear proper.
Motto: Malo Mori Quam Foedari

Dated: 11th December 1928

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

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

 

 

 

 

17 March 2019

Royal Licence: George Horner Reynard-Cookson 1864

eBay vendor, nornabellsyard, has recently sold the 1864 Royal Licence for George Horner Reynard of Whitehill Park (b.1815 s.1876) to take the Name and Arms of Cookson. The Letters Patent add a difference to the Arms and Crest of Cookson as used by George Horner Reynard-Cookson in his life time.  His wife, Augusta Sarah, uses the undifferenced Arms for Cookson.  Augusta was the daughter of John Cookson of Whitehill Park.

The sale price was £58.

Reynard-Cookson Arms2

Reynard-Cookson LP2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged and for distinction a canton Gules (for Cookson) 2nd & 3rd Argent a chevron between two cross crosslets fitchée in chief and a wolf’s head erased in base Azure (for Reynard)
Impaling
Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged (for Cookson)

Crest 1: A demi lion proper gutté de sang grasping in both paws a club also proper charged on the shoulder for distinction with a crosslet Or (for Cookson)
Crest 2: Upon a rock proper a wolf’s head erased Argent semé of crosslets fitché Azure (for Reynard)

Motto: Nequid Nimis (Nothing in Excess) *

Dated: 3rd December 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Reynard-Cookson Visitation

Howard & Crisp’s 1895 Volume 3 Visitation of England & Wales.

*  Whilst researching the Reynard family online, I found a reference that George Horner Reynard-Cookson was “given unfortunately to the bottle” and that this two sons “inherited their father’s failing“.

10 February 2019

Exemplification of Arms: Sir Herbert Benjamin Cohen Bt

eBay vendor musicmob-uk is offering for sale an exemplification of the Arms of Sir Herbert Benjamin Cohen Bt (b.1874 d.1968).  Current price £29.99.

Cohen Arms2

Arms: Argent on a chevron Gules cottised Azure between two roses of the second barbed and seeded proper in chief and a buck’s head couped also proper in base three annulets Or.
Escutcheon of pretence
Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Sable a bear rampant Argent muzzled Or on a chief of the third two mullets of six points of the first (for Behrens) 2nd & 3rd Azure a lion rampant between four mullets of six points all Or (for Beddington)
Crest: A buck’s head couped Argent armed Or gorged with a wreath of oak proper and charged with four barrulets Gules in the mouth a rose of the last slipped proper.
Motto: All For The Best

Cohen AF

Fox-Davies: Armorial Families 1929

Grants of Arms still on sale

There are four Grants of Arms I have previously reviewed that are still for sale on eBay:

From February 2016; Grant of Arms: Evan Davies Jones – 1907

Jones Bt - Arms2

Current price £1,750

From October 2016; Grant of Arms: Alfred Edward Kitching 1887

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Current price £2,950

From March 2018: Irish Grant of Arms: William John McNeight of Palmerston Park 1887

William John McNeight Arms2

Current price £1,850

From July 2018: Grant of Arms 1914 Colonel Francis W. Pixley requesting for the Blore Family

pixley-arms2

Current price USD950/£734

 

9 February 2019

Grant of Arms: Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy 1969

eBay vendor robnuneaton has recently sold the 1969 Scottish Grant of Arms & Standard to Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy, Baron of Kilcoy.  The sale price was £65.

Robinson Arms

Robinson LP

Robinson case

Arms: 1st & 4th Per chevron Gules and Vert on a chevron Argent between two griffins’ heads erased in chief and a stag trippant in base of the third three mitres Vert garnished Or (for Robinson of Kilcoy)
2nd & 3rd Per chevron Or and Sable two chevronnels engrailed between three griffins’ heads two in chief and one in base all counterchanged (for Warren).

Above the shield is placed on Helm befitting his degree with Mantling Gules doubled Argent and on a chapeau Gules furred Ermine (for his feudal Baron of Kilcoy) is set for
Crest: A stag trippant per pale Argent and Gules attired Gules bearing in its dexter hoof a dagger Sable.
Motto: Facta Non Verba

Standard: The crest is repeated thrice upon a standard four yards in length with the said Arms of Robinson of Kilcoy in the hoist and four tracts Gules and Argent having the motto Fact Non Verba in letters Argent upon two transverse bands Sable.

Dated: 27th May 1969.

Lyon: Sir Thomas Innes of Learney

Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy’s silver crest badge was sold by House of Labhran.

13 January 2019

Matriculation of Arms: George Duncan Mackay 1901

eBay vendor, woodcliffonthehudson, is offering for sale the 1901 Matriculation of Arms of George Duncan Mackay (b.1853 d.1916) of Inveralmond in the County of Midlothian, a Major in the First Edinburgh City Volunteer Artillery.  The current asking price is US$950.00, approximately £740.89.

mackay lp 600

mackay arms 600

Arms: Azure on a chevron engrailed between three bears heads couped Argent muzzled Gules a roebucks head couped between two hands issuant from the ends of the chevron each holding a dagger all proper a bordure engrailed of the second charged with three martlets of the third.
Crest: A dexter hand couped at the wrist holding a dagger in pale all proper.
Motto: Manu Forti

Matriculated: 14th August 1901

Lyon Clerk: Francis J Grant

mackay af01

Fox-Davies: Armorial Families 1929

 

12 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Frederic John Billing 1992 (Australia)

eBay vendor, nikitacat1carol, is offering for sale the 1992 Grant of Arms to Frederic John Billing of Port Keats in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory.  He was a longtime member and Secretary of “The Australian Heraldry Society”.  The current asking price is AUS$3,995.00

billings lp 600

billings arms

Arms: Or on a bend Sable between two late medieval swords bendwise points downward proper a stag’s head couped Or between two celtic crosses Argent.
Crest: A stag statant Or round the neck a sash and pendant therefrom an escutcheon Vert resting the dexter forefoot on a celtic cross Argent
Motto: Kernow YnBro Bell. (A Cornishman in a far land.)
Dated: 12th August, 1992  “in the forty first year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen of Australia…”

Garter: Sir Alexander Colin Cole
Clarenceux: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Norroy & Ulster: John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little

 

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.

eccles lp 600

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

15 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Francis William Pixley for Robert Blore 1914

eBay vendor, woodcliffonthehudson, is offering for sale the 1914 Grant of Arms to Francis William Pixley in respect of his maternal grandfather, Robert Blore, to be borne as quarters with those of Pixley.  Francis’ mother, Caroline, was the heir to Robert Blore of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a fess engrailed Or gutty-de-l’armes between two daggers points downwards in chief and a cross crosslet fitchy in base Or (for Pixley) 2nd & 3rd Or a double-headed eagle displayed between two crosses couped in pale Gules (for Blore)

Not included in the Letters Patent above:
Crest: In front of a cross crosslet fitchy Or a morion proper between two wings Azure each charged with a dagger as in the Arms.
Motto: Per Vias Rectas

Dated: 16th November 1914

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: William Henry Weldon
Norroy: Henry Farnham Burke

Francis William Pixley’s Arms are also listed in the 1929 edition of Arthur Charles Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families

Pixley AF 01Pixley AF 02Pixley AF 03Pixley AF 04

The Arms in Armorial Families are impaling those of Simpson: Argent on a chief Purpure thee crescents of the first. These Arms are recorded in the Lyon Register to  Alexander Prout Simpson (b.1859 d.1930), the brother of Elizabeth Mary Pixley (b.1852) and Francis’ wife.

I do not know if the Arms matriculated by Alexander Prout Simpson included his father, John Price Simpson.  Unfortunately, digital images from the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland hosted by Scotlandspeople.gov.uk currently only goes up to 1916.

 

9 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir William Jenner 1868

eBay vendor, 7830_harewood, is offering for sale the 1868 Grant of Arms to William Jenner of Harley Street, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria.The sale is due to end 5th August 2018 and has a price of £1,500.

The Earl Marshall’s Warrant was dated 5th February 1868, just 20 days before William Jenner was created a Baronet, so the Grant refers to William as an Esquire rather than a Baronet.

Jenner Arms

Jenner LP2

Jenner - Grantees

Arms: Per chevron Azure and Or in chief two estoiles of the last and in base a serpent nowed proper all within a bordure ermine.
Crest: On a mount Vert a lamp of three branches Argent suspended by three chains Or fired proper.
Motto: Fide Et Labore

Dated: 10th February 1868

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

Jenner -AF

The Baronetcy expired in 1954 with the death of the 3rd Baronet, Sir Albert Victor Jenner Bt.  Sir Albert was Sir William’s second son, his elder brother, Sir Walter Kentish William Jenner, 2nd Baronet, died in 1948.  The three younger brothers all died before 1954 without issue.

Jenner Tree

31 March 2018

Irish Grant of Arms: William John McNeight of Palmerston Park 1887

eBay vendor diggerlee  offers for sale at £1,850 the 1887 Grant of Arms to William John McNeight of Palmerston Park , Dublin.

William John McNeight Arms2

William John McNeight LP2

Arms: Per fess Argent and Or a fess invected Azure between in chief two lions’ heads erased of the last langued Gules and in base a unicorn’s head couped of the third armed and crined of the fourth.
Crest: Out of the battlements of a tower Sable masoned Argent a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand holding a spear in bend transfixing a lion’s head erased all proper.
Motto: Omnia Deo Committo
Dated: 3rd November 1887

Ulster King of Arms: Sir John Bernard Burke

McNeight AF

Armorial Families 1928

 

It seems that this Grant of Arms was sold at auction in May 2017 for £180.00 by Tennants.

25 March 2018

Matriculation: Horatius Bonar 1910

Vendor ephemeracity1 is offering for sale on eBay the 1910 Matriculation of Arms of  Horatius Bonar, Writer to His Majesty’s Signet.

Bonar-Arms

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Arms: Argent a saltire Azure on a chief indented Sable three escallops Or.
Crest: A sword erect in pale roper hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: Denique Coelum (Heaven at Last)
Dated: 14th June 1910

Lord Lyon King of Arms: Francis J Grant

Irish Grant of Arms: Alfred Thomas Neale Evans 1940

eBay vendor alacol_30 has recently completed the bidding for the Grant of Arms to Captain Alfred Thomas Neale Evans (1893-1961), Chief Constable of Pembrokeshire (1935-1958). He was the son of John Evans and Sarah Jane Sharpe, descended from a family formerly resident in Leinster.  The final price is listed as £60.

Evans-Arms

Evans-LP2

Arms: Quarterly 1st Azure three goats rampant proper on a chief Azure three trefoils slipped Gules 2nd & 3rd Argent three eagles displayed Sable on a chief Azure three chessrooks Or 4th Or a dragon rampant Gules holding a staff Sable.

Crest: A demi dragon rampant Gules as in the Arms.

Dated:  28th May 1940 – Volume 0 folio 177

Deputy Ulster King of Arms: Thomas Ulick Sadleir

Evans-end

“In Witness whereof I subscribe these Present with my Name and Title and affix hereunto the Seal of my Office this Twenty-eighth day of May in the Fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Sixth of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and forty.”

Sadleir was appointed Deputy Ulster King of Arms in 1921.  With the death of Neville Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms, in December 1940, Sadleir performed most of the duties until 1943 when the Republic of Ireland establish the Genealogical Office.

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