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19 August 2017

Grant of Arms: Jean Belmain 1552

In December 2015 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions offered for sale the Grant of Arms to Jean Belmain, a French tutor to King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I.

Belmain Jean Arms

Belmain Jean LP2

Arms: Azure a chevron Argent engrailed ermine between three bezants Or on each bezant a demi lion rampant Gules [Azure a chevron engrailed ermine between three bezants each charged with a demi lion rampant Gules].
Crest: A griffin’s head Or between two wings Azure bezanty.
Date: 20th November 1552

Belmain Jean Grantees

The Letters Patent also includes a depiction of Sir Gilbert Dethick, Garter Principal King of Arms.

Sir Gilbert Dethick

 

17 August 2017

Grant of Arms: George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate 1921

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale the 1921 Grant of Arms to George Fearnley Blackburn of Harrogate (b.1860 d.1922).  Guide price £60-£100.

Plackburn GeorgeF Arms

Plackburn GeorgeF LP2

Arms: Argent on a pale cotised Sable three antelopes’ heads of the field erased Or.
Crest: An antelope’s head erased Sable charged with two crosses paty fitchy in saltire or.
Motto: Persta Atque Obdura
Date: 20th April 1921

Plackburn GeorgeF AF

George had two sons:

George Darrell Blackburn b 13 Jul 1899 d. 23 Mar 1981
Cdr John Fulford Blackburn DSO RN b.15 Jan 1901 d.Jun 1978

 

 

 

14 August 2017

Grant of Arms: William Burroughs of Berkeley Square 1804

Back in September 2014, the Tunbridge Wells Auction House sold the Grant of Arms to William Burroughs of Berkeley Square dated 12th October 1804.  William was made a Baronet in December 1804.

Burroughs - William1804 Arms

Arms: Gules a trunk of a tree eradicated therefrom two branches issuant proper on a chief Or an Eastern crown of the field between two annulets Azure.
Crest: Upon an Eastern crown Or a lion passant Gules.
Motto: Audaces Fortuna Juvat

Burroughs - Grantees
Unfortunately, it appears that many of the heraldry “bucket shops” use William’s Arms as those for Burroughs;

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Burke's Extinct Baronetcies 1841

Burke’s Extinct Baronetcies 1841

24 July 2017

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)

 

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.

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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

22 April 2017

Grant of Arms: Reginald Walter John Hewson 1975

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Aldridges of Bath auction on 25th May are offering Lot 88A, the Grant of Arms to Reginald Walter John Hewson B.Sc(Engg) dated 5th July 1975.  Reginald Hewson was the resident engineer at the Ncora Dam in South Africa. Auctioneer’s estimate £70-£100.

Arms: Azure a swan’s head erased in the beak a fish proper on a chief Or a pair of calipers open points downward between two pairs of dividers open points upward proper.
Crest: A demi tiger guardant proper holding in the paws a pair of dividers open with the points upward Or.
Motto: Honesta Peto (I seek honourable things)

The Grant is signed by Anthony R Wagner (Garter), J R B Walker (Clarenceux) and Walter J Verco (Norroy & Ulster).

17 March 2017

Grant of Arms: David Heath Thornely 2008

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e-Bay vendor joshlou333 is offering for sale the 2008 Grant of Arms to David Heath Thornely (b.1938 d.2017) of Dunnerdale, Cumbria.  The Grant was included in the College of Arms Newsletter of December 2008.

Thornely LP

Thornely Arms2

 

Arms: Gules between two bars gemel wavy Argent three cotton bolls Argent husked and slipped Or a canton Ermine.
Crest: A wolf’s head erased gorged with a collar Gules charged with six anchors Or three manifest holding in the mouth a cotton boll Argent husked and slipped Or.
Motto: Dum Spiro Spero

11 March 2017

Grant of Arms: Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans 1919

The Truro Auction Centre is offering Lot 243 at their auction 17th March 2017 the Grant of Arms to the Rev’d Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans (b.1872 d.1954).  Auctioneer’s estimate £60 to £100.

Adolphus Benjamin Perry-Evans Arms

Arms: Azure a boar’s head erased between three crosses ancrée Or
Crest: Upon a mount Vert a Boar’s head erased Or holding in the mouth a battleaxe in bend sinister proper and charged with a cross ancrée Azure.
Motto: Diligentia Fide Patientia

29 January 2017

Grant of Arms: James Smith Eastes 1884

The Canterbury Auction Galleries‘ next auction is on the 7th & 8th February 2017 and includes Lot 419 the 1884 Grant of Arms to James Smith Eastes (b.1827 d.1902) of Fairlawn, Ashford, Kent.  The estimate is £150 – £200.

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Arms: Azure on a chevron invected ermine between three fleurs-de-lis Argent two ears of wheat stalked and leaved chevronwise proper all within an orle Or.
Crest: In front of a garb Or three fleurs-de-lis Azure.
Motto: Palma Perseverantie

Mr James Smith Eastes was a Corn & Seed merchant which is reflected in the Crest and on the chevron.  At probate is estate was valued at £20,688 1s 10d.  He had six children:

  1. James Eastes b.1865 m.1891 (Alice Caroline Browne) d.?
  2. Mary E Eastes b.1867
  3. Florence Heberden Eastes b.1871
  4. Mabel Eastes b.1872
  5. Alice Mary Eastes b.1875
  6. Frank Robinson Eastes b.1876 m.1919 (Dorothy Mabel Woledge) d.1919

 

 

 

 

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