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11 December 2018

Edwards of Toxteth Park

Forum Auctions are offering for sale the Coat of arms of Edwards of Toxteth Park, Liverpool and Broughton Park, Manchester, watercolour coat of arms, on vellum.

Edwards on vellum

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Or a pile Azure over all a chevron counterchanged between three horses’ heads erased Argent (for Edwards) 2nd & 3rd Per bend sinister ermine and ermines a lion Rampant Or.

Crest: A man in complete armour resting his dexter hand on a sword point downwards proper and supporting with his sinister hand a shield of the Arms of Edwards.

Motto (over the crest): A Vynno Duw Dervid (What God wills will be accomplished)

Motto (under the Arms): Duw Ydi Cin Cryfdwr (God is our strength)

Edwards - Heraldic Register

Extract from Burke’s The Heraldic Register: 1849-1850

 

 

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15 September 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir William Beechey 1829

Chiswick Auctions are offering for sale on 10th October the Grant of Arms to Sir William Beechey of Craven Hill, Bayswater and also to his wife Anne Phyllis nee Jessup as co-heir of William Jessup of Norwich.  Auctioneer’s estimate £400  – £600.

 

The text notes that “the Armorial Bearings borne by his family have not been duly established and being unwilling to continue to use thereof without lawful authority he therefore requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for our granting and assigning such Armorial Ensigns as may be proper to be borne by him and his descendants.“.

Beechey Arms

Beechey LP small

Beechey
Arms: Per fess Azure and Ermine a pale counterchanged on a chevron Gules between three eagles displayed Or a knights helmet proper between two chaplets gold.
Crest: An eagle displayed Azure charged on the breast and wings with an ermine spot Or each claw resting on a chaplet as in the Arms.
Motto: Persta Atque Obdura

Jessup Arms

Jessup
Arms: Or between two bars as many mullets Gules in chief three leopards faces and in base a mullet of the last.

Dated: 16th February 1829

Garter: Sir George Nayler
Clarenceux: Ralph Bigland

 

13 September 2018

Grant of Arms: County of Roxburgh 1798

Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh are offering for sale the framed 1798 Grant of Arms to the County of Roxburgh.  The County of Roxburgh was the first Scottish county to receive a Grant of Arms.  The auction is due on 2nd October with an auctioneer’s estimate of £100 – £150.

Roxburgh LP Arms2

Roxburgh LP small

Arms: Azure a unicorn salient Argent horned maned and unguled Or the tail tufted of the last on a chief of the second a hunting-horn Sable stringed and viroled Gules between two esquires’ helmets of the field.
Crest: A dexter arm from the shoulder vambraced and brandishing a scimitar aloft proper. The last hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: Ne Cede Malis Sed Contra Audentior Ito
Dated: 9th July 1798

Lord Lyon: Robert Auriol Drummond Hay, Earl of Kinnoull

12 August 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Benjamin Brabazon Barton 1940

Auctioneers Barry L Hawkins of Downham Market, Norfolk, have recently sold the 1940 Irish Confirmation of Arms to Benjamin Brabazon Barton of Ballyline.  The hammer price on 8th August 2018 was £130.

Benjamin Brabazon Barton was the only son of Edward Fergus John Barton and Jane Lucy Brabazon. He married Constance Helen Stewart and had two daughters:

  1. Daphne Veronica Catherine Barton b. 28 March 1934
  2. Barbara Vera Jane Barton b. 8 February 1937.  She married William Harald Blatch in 1963.

Both daughters appear to have been residing in Norfolk around 1997 – 2004.

Barton Arms

Barton LP2a

Arms: Argent three boars’ heads couped Gules in the centre chief point a sprig of oak leaves fructed proper.
Crest: A boars head couped Gules.
Motto: Fide et Fortitudine

Dated: 1st December 1940

Deputy Ulster King of Arms: Thomas Ulick Sadleir

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.

 

14 July 2018

Grant of Arms: John Wadman 1667

Back in October 2015 Spink & Son sold the Grant of Arms to John Wadman of Brooke, Wiltshire for £380.

Wadman Arms

Wadman LP2

Wadman Grantees

Arms: Ermine on a bend cotised Gules three roses Argent seeded Or.
Crest: A demi eagle ermine winged Gules.
Date: 20th May 1667

Garter: Sir Edward Walker

 

11 July 2018

Royal Licence: Edmund Whitney Fetherston-Whitney 1859

Bellmans Auctioneers & Valuers sold in 2015 the 1859 Royal Licence authorising  Edmund Whitney Fetherston Esq. of Newpass, Co. Westmeath to take the Name of Whitney in addition to Fetherston and to bear the Arms of Whitney quarterly with those of Fetherston.

Edmund was the 3rd son of the Rev Sir Thomas Francis Fetherston, 4th Baronet of Ardagh, co. Longford, the eldest by the latter’s second wife, Anne L’Estrange.  Two of his younger brother’s also were granted Royal Licences to assume the name Whitney in 1880 and 1881.  The youngest, Henry Ernest William, also changed the spelling from Fetherston to Fetherstonhaugh, the “haugh” being silent.

Fetherston Arms

Fetherston LP2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a cross chequy Or and Sable in the dexter quarter a crescent of the second (for Whitney) 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron between three ostrich feathers Argent a pellet Sable (for Fetherston).
Crest: A bull’s head couped Sable horned Argent tipped Gules gorged with a collar chequy Or and Sable (for Whitney) An Antelope statant Argent armed Or (for Fetherston)
Motto: Volens Et Valens

Dated: 11th July 1859

Ulster: Sir John Bernard Burke

Fetherston RL

 

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

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.

Smyth arms2

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]

Smyth - Grantees

Entry from HS Grantees of Arms

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.

Foote-Arms

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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.

Foote-AF

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

Foote – Volume-07-1899

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