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19 June 2022

Irish Grants & Confirmations of Arms 1630 – 2009

I thought I would provide links to the various Volumes of Grants & Confirmations of Arms held by the National Library of Ireland.

The links below will take you to the main page for each volume. However, if you scroll down to the text below the image you will see a tab “MARC”. If you click on that a text summary of each entry in the Volume will be listed. This will assist if you are searching for a particular name. However, the image number does not match the page or folio number quoted in the text.

Volume

Draft Grants E containing grants of arms, funeral certificates and pedigrees, ca.1630 -1780.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. B, 1683 – 1786.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. A, 1698-1800.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. C, 1800-1810.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. D, 1810-1826.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. E, 1803-1853.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. F, 1853-1862.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. G, 1863-1880.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. H, 1880-1897.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. J, 1898-1909.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. K, 1909-1914.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. L, 1914-1919

Grants and Confirmations of Arms M, 1920-1929.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. N, 1929-1935.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 17 R, 1953-1959.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 18 S, 1956-1966.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol 19 T, 1966-1972.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol. U, 1973-1978.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol V, Part 1, 1978-1981.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vols, V Part 2, W and X, 1982-1995.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Y, Folios 1-50, 1996-1998.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Volume Y Folios 51-100, 1999-2000.

Grants and Confirmations of Arms Vol Z, 2001-2009.

18 June 2022

Grant of Arms: Nicholas Stanyhurst of Dublin, 1554

Auctioneers Gorringes are offering for sale the 1554 Grant of Arms to Nicholas Stanyhurst (b.c.1490- d. 1557), citizen, alderman and formerly mayor of Dublin, Clerk of the Hanaper and Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery of Ireland.

The sale will take place on 28th June at 09:30 GMT. The auctioneer’s estimate is GBP4,000 to GBP6,000.

The paint used for the Argent has degraded over the centuries.

Arms: Argent a saltire between four boar’s heads erased Gules armed Argent on a chief Or three bendlets vair.

Crest: A boar’s head couped Gules membered Argent seated on five peacock feathers proper.

Dated: 1st August 1554.

Ulster: Batholomew Butler

Grant of Arms: Arthur Westworth of Brooklands, Broughton 1902

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Arthur Westworth (b.1871 d.1958) of Brooklands, Broughton, Lancashire.

The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

The Grant has an opening price of GBP140.00

Fox-Davies’ 1929 Armorial Families

Arms: Per chevron Sable and Or in chief two estoiles Argent both within a chaplet of roses Gules leaved of the second and a sun rising from the base Gules.
Crest: A feather erect Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved Vert.
Motto: Ubique Fidelis

Dated: 20th August 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Grants of Arms, Badge & Supporters: Sir John Scott Hindley, Viscount Hyndley

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale two Letters Patent associated with John Scott Hindley (1883-1963). The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

Both Letters Patent have an opening price of GBP140.00

The first is the initial Grant of Arms to Sir John Scott Hindley following him being created a baronet in 1927.

Arms: Azure a stag lodged Argent on a chief also Argent three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Badge: A scimitar proper pomel and hilt Or and a rose gules barbed and seeded leaved and slipped also proper in saltire enfiled by a circlet Gold.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur

Dated: 26th March 1927

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee

The second is probably Sir Henry’s third heraldic Grant. When Sir Henry was created Baron Hyndley in 1931 it seems he petitioned for a change to his Arms in addition to the granting of supporters.

1931 Supporters: On either side a hind proper that on the dexter gorged with a riband Azure pendant therefrom an escutcheon Argent charged with a sword erect Gules and that on the sinister gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom an escutcheon Gules charged with a spur the rowel upwards Or.

In 1947 he was made Viscount Hyndley and he then petitioned for a change in the supporters:

Arms: Azure a stag lodged between three martlets Argent.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur
1948 Supporters: On either side a hind proper the dexter gorged with a collar Gules charged with a Red rose also proper the sinister gorged with a like collar charged with four pallets Argent surmounted by a palm leaf Or.

Dated: 30th December 1948

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard

30 April 2022

Grant of Arms: Thomas Burton of Shanklin 1925

Auctioneers T W Gaze recently offered for sale the 1925 Grant of Arms to Thomas Burton (1846-1934) of Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Arms: Azure a chevron between in chief two anchors and in base a bugle horn stringed Or.

Crest: Upon a bugle horn Or an owl Argent.

Motto: Pro Patria

Dated: 7th September 1925

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: William Alexander Lindsay

14 November 2021

Grant of Arms: Samuel Foyster of St Pancras 1784

eBay vendor, wrandlef, is offering for sale the 1784 Grant of Arms to Samuel Foyster of St Pancras, Middlesex. Samuel was theTreasurer of St.Pancras Middlesex Charity School, the forerunner of the modern Middlesex Hospital. The Grant also extends to other descendants of his father.

The sale is due to end 19th Nov 2021 16:14:44 GMT. The starting bid is GBP725.00

Arms: Azure a chevron erminoise between two bugle horns in chief and a stag’s head erased in base Or.
Crest: A demi-stag proper attired and unguled Or about the neck a collar Gules suspending a bugle horn Gold stringed of the third.

Dated: 28th June 1784

Garter: Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: Thomas Lock

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1929

1.Samuel Foyster (d.1805)
1.1. Henry Samuel Foyster (b.1791 d.1862)
1.1.1 Henry Brereton Foyster (b.1834 d.1910)
1.1.1.1 Henry Charles Brereton Foyster (b.1866 d.1934)
1.1.1.2 Bernard Brereton Foyster (b.1869 d.1944)
1.1.1.3 Herbert John Foyster (b.1870 d.1936)
1.1.1.4 Basil Edmund Foyster (b.1873 d.1961)
1.1.2. George Alfred Foyster (b.1836 d.1911)
1.1.2.1 Arthur Henry Foyster (b.1869 d.1954)
1.1.2.2 Gerald Mowbray Foyster (b.1872 d.1897)
1.1.2.3 Hugh Alfred Foyster (b.1874 d.1955)
1.1.2.4 Lionel Algernon Foyster (b.1878 d.1945)
1.1.2.5 Kenneth Basil Foyster (b.1880 d.1963)
1.1.2.6 Harold Tillard Foyster (b.1883 d.1911)
1.1.2.7 Philip Tillard Foyster (b.1884 d.1916)

18 September 2021

Grant of Arms: Sir Christopher Wray 1586

Auctioneer’s Dominic Winter are offering for sale the 1586 Grant of Arms to Sir Christopher Wray (1524 – 7 May 1592). Sir Christopher was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.

The live auction will take place at 10:00 BST on 6th October 2021. The auctioneer’s estimate is GBP4,000-GBP6,000.

Arms: Azure on a chief Or three martlets Gules.

Crest: An ostrich Or.

Dated: 30th December 1586

Clarenceux: Robert Cooke

14 January 2021

Grant of Arms: Rev’d John Kirby of Mayfield 1811

eBay vendor, ipswitches, is offering for sale the 1811 Grant of Arms to the Reverend John Kirby (1786 – 1844), Vicar of Mayfield. John Kirby was prominent in the rebuilding of Mayfield School, of which he was a trustee.

The Grant also extends to his brothers and sisters – “… to be borne by him and his descendants by this brothers George Kirby Thomas Kirby William Kirby Henry Kirby and Michael Kirby (the four younger being minors) and by his sisters Marthanna Anne-Ruth Jane-ruth and Mary..”.

Arms: Vert on a chevron erminois between three crosses pateé Argent as many roses Gules barbed and seeded Vert.

Crest: An elephant’s head erased ermine on the neck a torteau charged with a cross pateé as in the Arms.

Motto: Loyalty and Liberty

Dated: 30th April 1811

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard

Clarenceux: George Harrison

Bookplate

5 December 2020

Grant of Arms: Captain Walter Henry Smith 1863

Auctioneers, Andrew Smith & Son, are offering for sale the 1863 Grant of Arms to Captain Walter Henry Smith, HM Indian Military Forces. Walter Henry Smith (b 1828 d 1899) retired from the Bengal Staff Corps 20th July 1879 as Lieutenant Colonel and Brevet Colonel. He was listed as a Major General in the 1881 census living at Botley in Hampshire.

The live auction is from 15th to the 16th December 2020 and has an auctioneer’s estimate of GBP250 to GBP350.

Smith Walter Arms 01

Smith Walter LP 01_InPixio

Smith Grantees

Arms: Azure on a bend engrailed between two fleurs-de-lis Argent three unicorns heads erased of the field.
Crest: An unicorn’s head quarterly Argent and Azure erased Or.
Motto: C’en Est Fait


Dated: 15 August 1862

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

Smith AF

11 April 2020

Grant of Arms: Victory Insurance Company Ltd 1944

Auctioneers Stephan Welz & Co of Johannesburg are offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to the Victory Insurance Company Limited.

The bidding is due to end 21:00 SAST 12th April 2020.  The Auctioneer’s estimate ZAR 12,000-15,000.

Victory Ins Arms

Victory Ins LP2

Arms: Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure a chevronel reversed Gules.
Crest: Issuant from flames a dexter hand apaumee proper
Motto: Uberrima fides

Dated: 23rd October 1944

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard
Clarenceux: Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

Grant of Arms: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council, 1956

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers are offering for sale the 1956 Grant of Arms to Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council.

Live auction 16th to 21st April 2020. Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch LP2

Arms: Argent on a Mount in base an Ash tree proper within a Bordure Gules charged with five Bezants on a Chief Sable a pierced Cinquefoil Ermine between two Garbs Or.
Crest: Out of a Coronet composed of four Fleur de lys set upon a Rim Gules a demi lion Or supporting a staff proper flying therefrom a Banner paly of six Gold and Azure a Quarter Ermine. Mantled Gules doubled Argent
Motto: Deeds Not Words

Dated: 9th February 1956

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

11 August 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton Bt 1929

Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale on 4th September 2019 the 1929 Grant of Arms to Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton (1872-1948) and the Letters Patent elevating him to the Dignity of Baron Rushcliffe of Blackfordby.

The auctioneer’s estimate for each document is in the range of £60-£80.

Arms: Argent three pheons Sable on a chief Gules a portcullis chained Or between two cinquefoils ermine.

Crest: Between the attires of a stag Or a pheon Sable.

Motto: Constantia et Labore

Badge: A cinquefoil slipped ermine between two ears of wheat in saltire proper enfiled by a circlet Or.

Dated: 7th November 1929

 

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

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

 

 

 

 

11 May 2019

Grant of Arms: Urwich, Orr and Partners Limited 1957

Auctioneers Chiswick Auctions are offering for sale the 1957 Grant of Arms to Urwich, Orr and Partners Limited.  The petition for the Grant was made by Lyndall Fownes Urwick OBE MC as Chairman of the board of diretors of the company.  The auctioneer’s estimate £400 – £600.

Urwick Arms2

Urwick LP2

Arms: Argent on a bend engrailed Sable plain cottised Gules a plate between two lozenges each palewise Argent and charged with a saltire also Gules.
Crest: A terrestrial globe proper ensigned with a pair of dividers chevronwise Or and at the base a slide rule fesswise Gold.
Motto: Verum Nobilissimum Est

Dated: 20th March 1957

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

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

 

10 February 2019

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

kitching-ae-01a

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: John Vaughan 1813

Exeter based auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale the 1813 Grant of Arms to Captain John Vaughan of the 21st Native Infantry in the service of the East India Company in Bengal.  The Grant also extend to his brother Thomas and two sisters, Mary-Anne & Sylvia.  The sale is due on the 6th March and has an auctioneer’s estimate of £80 – £120.

Vaughan John Arms

Vaughan John LP

 

Arms: Per pale Sable and Azure on a chevron embattled counterembattled ermine between three boys heads’ affrontee couped at the shoulder and a snake entwined about the neck of each proper an eastern crown between two spears heads erect Gules in the centre chief point a fusil Argent charged with a sword erect also proper.
Crest: Out of a crown vallery Or a dexter cubit in armour entwined by a snake proper charged on the wrist with a rose Gules the gauntlet grasping a dagger also proper.
Motto: Fortiter Et Fideliter

Dated: 15th April 1813

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: George Harrison

 

22 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Gerald Hill 1906

Auctioneers Thomson Roddick are offering for sale the 1906 Grant of Arms to Gerald Hill.  Live Auction on 30 Jan 2019 12:00 GMT, Auctioneer’s estimate 30 GBP – 40 GBP.

gerald hill lp 600

gerald hill arms 600

Arms: Argent on a pile Purpure a flint stone proper insigned by an open Crown Or.
Crest: A flint stone as in the Arms issuant therefrom a slip of oak fructed proper.
Motto: Post Fata Resurgo

Dated: 6th October 1906

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: William Henry Welden

Grant of Arms: Franklen George Evans 1897

Auctioneers Lodge & Thomas are offering for sale the 1897 Grant of Arms to Franklen George Evans.  Rather frustratingly, they are not providing any pictures of the Grant itself, just the box and the rolled up document.

franklen george evans case

Dated: 30th April 1897

Garter: Albert William Woods

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

However, Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families do give details of the Arms:

franklen george evans af

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