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).
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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:
- James Eastes b.1865 m.1891 (Alice Caroline Browne) d.?
- Mary E Eastes b.1867
- Florence Heberden Eastes b.1871
- Mabel Eastes b.1872
- Alice Mary Eastes b.1875
- Frank Robinson Eastes b.1876 m.1919 (Dorothy Mabel Woledge) d.1919
On sale at eBay until 5th January 2017 is the 1953 Grant of Arms and Badge to Kenneth Powell Leach (b.1920 d.1980) [vendor makov25]. Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant, Kenneth Leach was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in 1943 whilst with 235 Squadron RAF.
Arms: Ermine a Star of sixteen points Or on a chief dancettée Gules three Ancient Crowns of the second.
Crest: In front of two Wings conjoined in base Argent a Leech erect proper.
Motto: Spes Non Fracta
Badge: Out of an Ancient Crown Or a Wyvern’s head Sable.
The Salesroom website has details of Leach’s DFM which was sold with the medals of his pilot, Sergeant D.W. Chapman – link.
“The Salesroom“, an auction website, has details from Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions May 2015 catalogue of the 1935 Grant of Arms to Philip Ernest Hill (b.1873 d.1944) of Brook Street in the City of Westminster.
Arms: Or a chevron Azure between in chief two roses Gules barbed and seeded proper and in base on a mount Vert a tower of the third within park pales Sable.
Crest: A stag’s head Or attired Sable the neck entwined with a snake Vert striking at the throat.
Badge: A stag’s head erased Or attired Sable the neck charged with a rose Gules barbed and seed proper and entwined with a snake Vert striking at the throat.
Motto: Propositi Tenax
Philip Hill bought Sunninghill Park in 1936. The property was purchased by the Crown Estate in 1945 from his estate as a possible home for the Princess Elizabeth. When he died in 1944 he left a gross estate of £3,008,327. However, there were some complications with the estate because the London Gazette published a notice in 1956 seeking those who had a claim on part of his estate.
Reigal Art & Antiques are advertising the 1779 Grant of Arms to Charles Purvis of Darsham, Suffolk for £500.
The text does include some genealogical details; Charles Purvis eldest son and heir of Rear Admiral Charles Wager Purvis and grandson of Captain George Purvis Royal Navy.
Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms
Arms: Azure on a fess Argent between three mascles Or as many cinquefoils of the field.
Crest: A sun rising Or out of a proper.
Motto (over): Clarior e Tenebris
On sale at eBay until 27th November is the 1890 Grant of Arms to the Rev’d John Burleigh James of Vanbrugh Fields, Blackheath (vendor makov25). The Rev’d James was originally granted Arms on 10th July 1882, Burke’s General Armory gives the blazon as;
Arms: Per pale Gules and Or on a fess indented between three unicorns’ heads erased as many escallops all counterchanged.
Crest: An unicorn’s head Or encircled by a chaplet of roses proper.
The 1890 Letters Patent “requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for our making and granting such alterations accordingly to be borne and used by him and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father..“.
Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms
Arms: Gules on a fess nebuly between three unicorns’ heads erased Argent as many escallops proper in the centre chief point a Passion cross of the second.
Crest: A unicorn’s head erased Argent charged on the neck with an escallop Gules and supporting in the mouth a Passion cross also Gules.
1929 Edition, Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families
The 1887 Grant of Arms to Alfred Edward Kitching (b.1858 d.1938) of Ayton Firs is on sale on eBay (vendor diggerlee). Alfred was the father of the 1908 Olympic Rower Harold Edward Kitching (b.1885 d.1980), later Colonel.
The Grant of Arms in on sale for £2,950.00 and was been listed on eBay earlier this year.
Arms: Gules on a chevron embattled counter embattled Argent between three Bustards close of the last a gryphon’s head erased between two crosses patonce of the first.
Crest: Upon the battlements of a tower proper a Wyvern wings elevated Vert gorged with a collar gemel Argent resting the dexter foot a cross patonce Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved proper.
Motto: Nunquam Non Fidelis
The 1900 Grant of Arms to George Alexander Stephen (1815-1908) in Australia is on sale on eBay (vendor stuartw6956). It is currently listed for £499.99.
Arms: Argent on a chevron invected between two crescents in chief and an escallop in base Gules a sinister hand couped at the wrist between two mullets Or.
Crest: An eagle displayed with two heads Sable between on the dexter a decrescent and on the sinister an increscent holding in either beak an estoile all Or.
Motto: Vi et Armis (By force and by arms)
The Arms are a variation of those granted to Sir James Fitzjames Stephen Bart in 1891. Both are described in Fox -Davies’ Armorial Families as “descending from Ardendraught, Aberdeenshire”.
Arms: Argent on a chevron between two crescents in chief and a sinister hand couped at the wrist in base Gules an escallop between two mullets of the first.
Crest: An eagle displayed with two heads Sable resting the dexter claw on an increscent and the sinister on a decrescent both Or.
Motto: Sursum (Upwards)