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17 June 2018

Grant of Arms: Richard Smyth 1662

Chiswick Auctions  are offering for sale the 1662 Grant of Arms to Richard Smyth, Clerk of the Cheque of His Majesties Yeomen of the Guard.  Richard was the son of William Smyth of Pounden and grandson of Richard Smyth of Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire.

The auction is due on 12th July 2018 with an auctioneer’s estimate of £800-£1,200.

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Smyth LP2

Arms: Argent a lion’s head erased Sable between three annulets Gules.
Crest: A demi Sable holding in his paws a rose Gules seeded Or slipped leaved and barbed Vert.

Dated: 16th September 1662

Garter: Sir Edward Walker (b. 1611 d.1677) [He followed Charles II into exile and was with him constantly, not only as his Garter King of Arms but as Clerk of his Privy Council and after the King’s return from exile in 1660]

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Entry from HS Grantees of Arms

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6 June 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Rev’d John Vicars Foote

Auctioneers Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket are offering for sale the Irish Confirmation of Arms to the Reverend John Vicars Foote (b.1852 d.1925) by Ulster King of Arms.  The auction starts Saturday 23rd June 2018 with an estimate of £50-£70.

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Arms: Per chevron Argent and Or three martlets Azure.

Crest: A martlet Azure charged on the breast with a cross humetty Or.

Motto: Spes Mea Deus.

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Extract from Howard & Crisp’s Visitations of England and Wales:

Foote – Volume-07-1899

19 May 2018

Grant of Arms: Dr John Cochrane Henderson JP MB ChB 1944

The Dutch vendor, Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur, is offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to Dr John Cochrane Henderson JP of St. Andrew’s, Bowness on Windermere (born 10 October 1881 died 5 February 1946).  The Grant includes other descendants of his father.  The listed price is EUR 1,007.

He was the only son of William Thomson Henderson and Georgina Isabella Waddell Cochrane and had two sisters May Cochrane Henderson and Margaret T Henderson.  After his death Probate was granted to his widow Ethel, his widowed sister May and to her daughter Kathleen Margaret McCullum.  John and Ethel had no children.

HendersonJC 1944 Arms

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Arms: Azure three piles, on a chief of the last an Aesculapian rod accompanied by two thistles slipped all proper and in base a boar’s head erased of the second.
Crest: A dexter hand erect proper holding up a six pointed star ensigned by a crescent Argent.
Motto: Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue ennobles)
Dated: 20th January 1944

Lyon King of Arms: Sir Francis James Grant

These arms have been included in Mark Anthony Henderson’s Armorial of Henderson Arms.

29 April 2018

Royal Licence: Captain Benjamin Vaughan Royal Artillery 1784

The auctioneers Forum Auctions are offering for sale the 1784 Grant of Arms to Benjamin Vaughan, Captain in the Royal Artillery and licence to use the surname Marlow. Starting bid £500.

.. the petition of Benjamin Marlow of Shirley in the parish of Milbrook in the County Southampton Esquire Rear Admiral of the White Squadron to give and grant unto Benjamin Vaughan Esquire a Captain in the Royal Artillery only surviving child of Nereas Vaughan of Gosport in the said County of Southampton Gent. by Hannah his wife daughter of William Morse of Gosport aforesaid Gent and sister of Anne wife of the said Admiral Marlow his Royal Licence and Authority that he and his heirs may take and use the surname Marlow and also bear the Arms of Marlow only..

Benjamin Vaughan Gazette

London Gazette June 1784

Benjamin Vaughan Grantees

Entries from Grantees of Arms

Benjamin Vaughan Arms

Benjamin Vaughan LP2

Arms: Quarterly Sable and Gules an orle of martlets Or.
Crest: Out of a naval crown gold a dexter arm embowed habited in the uniform of an Admiral of the Royal Navy in the hand a battle axe erect Sable.
Motto: Deus Adjutorium Meum

Dated: 10th June 1784

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: Thomas Lock

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

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Armorial Families 1928

 

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

30 March 2018

Armorial Achievement: Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill 1587

Dominic Winter Auctions of Cirencester have listed in their auction of 11th April 2018 an Armorial Achievement of Henry Webb of Harrow on the Hill. It is thought to have been possibly cut from the original Grant of Arms.  The auctioneers estimate is £100-£150.  The hammer price was £130.00.

Webb Arms

Webb-Grantees

Arms: Argent a cross wavy Sable in the chief dexter quarter an eagle displayed of the second.
Crest: A demi eagle displayed Argent the wings pellettee gorged with with a coronet Gules.

The entry in Burkes’ General Armory has the field and the Crest as Or.  Another instance of the BGA not being as accurate as one would wish.

 

4 October 2017

Grant of Arms: William Lavington Marchant 1864

Auctioneers J.P.Humbert’s sale on 5th October 2017 includes the Grant of Arms to William Lavington Marchant (b.1828 d.1889) of Freshford in the County of Somerset and of Mannanarie in the County of Stanley, South Australia.  The Letters Patent also state that the Arms extend to other descendants of his late father, also named William Lavington Marchant.

Auctioneer’s estimate £50 – £80 with the starting bid set at £30.

Marchant Arms

Marchant LP2

Marchant Grantees

Arms: Or on a bend engrailed between two gryphons segreant Sable three stars of eight points of the field.
Crest: Upon a mount Vert a Gryphon segreant Sable winged Or between the claws a star as in the Arms. [of eight points Or]
Motto: TOUJOURS LA MEME

Dated: 4th October 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

1 October 2017

Grant of Arms: Joseph Pyke 1891

Back in February 2015 Dix Noonan Webb offered for sale, by auction, the Grant of Arms to Joseph Pyke, of Devonshire Place House, Portland Place in the Parish of Marylebone and Beacon Lodge, Chatham Hill, Kent.  Joseph Pike was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and his father, Lewis Eleazar Pyke, was the Minister and Secretary to the Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place.

Pyke Joseph Arms

Pyke Joseph LP2

Pyke Joseph Grantees

Arms: Azure on a pile invected Argent between two Pikes haurient in base proper a lion rampant of the first.
Crest: A demi wolf proper holding in the dexter paw a torch erect Or fired proper and resting the sinister paw on a quatrefoil also Or.
Motto: ID VOLO DEO VOLENTE

Dated: 3rd March 1891
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

Pyke Joseph AF

30 September 2017

Bookplate: Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

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Vendor supermanifest is offering for sale on eBay the bookplate of Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (b.1819 d.1885).  He married in 1856 Mary Harriet MacNeil the daughter of John MacNeil of Parkmount.  In 1867 he was created  Baron Cairns of Garmoyle and in 1878 both Viscount Garoyle and Earl Cairns.

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Arms: Gules three martlets Argent a bordure of the last charged with as many trefoils slipped Vert.
Impaling
1st & 4th Azure a lion rampant Argent armed and langued Gules 2nd Argent a sinister hand couped fessways in chief Gules in base wavy Azure a salmon naiant of the first 3rd Or a galley Gules sails furled on a chief of the second three mullets of the first (for MacNeil of Parkmount).
Crest: A martlet Argent charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped Vert.
Supporters: On either side a hawk proper chained and belled Or holding in the beak a trefoil Vert.
Motto: EFFLORESCO  (I Flourish)

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The bookplate is listed in Frank’s Catalogue of British & American Book Plates.

28 September 2017

Grant of Arms: Matthew Baillie of Carnbroe 1780

McTears Auctioneers, Glasgow, are offering for sale the Scottish Grant of Arms to Matthew Baillie of Carnbroe dated 1780 in their sale 6th October 2017, guide price £80-£120. – Hammer price £55

Baillie LP Arms

Baillie LP

Arms Sable the sun in his splendour between five stars two two and one Argent and in the middle chief point and eagle’s head erased Or.
Crest: On the point of a sword proper hilt and pommel Or a laurel wreath fructed also of the first.
Motto: Perseveranti

Lyon King of Arms: John Hooke Campbell of Bangeston

Lyon Clerk: Robert Boswell

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