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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

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4 May 2019

Grant of Arms: John-Simon Farley of Antigua 1790

Forum Antiques are offering for sale at auction the 1790 Grant of Arms to John-Simon Farley of Antigua on 30th May 2019 with an estimate of £400-£600.

The Grant mentions John-Simon Farley as the only son of Simon Farley and grandson of Simon Farley both of Antiqua.  The family had been using the Arms that belonged anciently to Reginald Farley of Fryley of County York from whom they claimed descent but it was considered impossible to ascertain their right to the Arms.

Farley Arms

Farley LP2

 

Arms: Per pale Argent and Sable a fess humetté counterchanged.
Crest: A boar’s head erect erased per pale Sable and Argent within an annulet counterchanged.

Dated: 29th November 1790

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: Thomas Lock

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

 

7 April 2019

Grant of Supporters: George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall 1928

Auctioneers, Dreweatts, are offering for sale the 1928 Grant of Supporters to George Abraham Gibbs following his advancement to the dignity of Baron Wraxall.  Included in the sale is the document of ennoblement.  The auction is to be held on 1st May 2019 at Newbury.  The auctioneer’s estimate is £300-£500.

Baron Wraxall Arms2

Baron Wraxall LP2

Baron Wraxall Warrant2

Arms: Argent three battleaxes erect Sable a bordure nebuly of the last.
Crest: In front of a rock a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand in a gauntlet proper bearing a battle-axe bendwise sinister Sable.
Motto: Tenax Propositi

Gibbs Grantees
The Arms were granted in 1876 to Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham, and descendants of his grandfather Antony Gibbs. The latter was George Abraham Gibbs’s great-grandfather.

Supporters: On either side a St Kilda sheep proper each charged on the shoulder with a portcullis Or.

Dated: 20th February 1928
Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

17 March 2019

Royal Licence: George Horner Reynard-Cookson 1864

eBay vendor, nornabellsyard, has recently sold the 1864 Royal Licence for George Horner Reynard of Whitehill Park (b.1815 s.1876) to take the Name and Arms of Cookson. The Letters Patent add a difference to the Arms and Crest of Cookson as used by George Horner Reynard-Cookson in his life time.  His wife, Augusta Sarah, uses the undifferenced Arms for Cookson.  Augusta was the daughter of John Cookson of Whitehill Park.

The sale price was £58.

Reynard-Cookson Arms2

Reynard-Cookson LP2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged and for distinction a canton Gules (for Cookson) 2nd & 3rd Argent a chevron between two cross crosslets fitchée in chief and a wolf’s head erased in base Azure (for Reynard)
Impaling
Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged (for Cookson)

Crest 1: A demi lion proper gutté de sang grasping in both paws a club also proper charged on the shoulder for distinction with a crosslet Or (for Cookson)
Crest 2: Upon a rock proper a wolf’s head erased Argent semé of crosslets fitché Azure (for Reynard)

Motto: Nequid Nimis (Nothing in Excess) *

Dated: 3rd December 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Reynard-Cookson Visitation

Howard & Crisp’s 1895 Volume 3 Visitation of England & Wales.

*  Whilst researching the Reynard family online, I found a reference that George Horner Reynard-Cookson was “given unfortunately to the bottle” and that this two sons “inherited their father’s failing“.

16 February 2019

Grant of Arms: John Evelyn Ansell 1919

Auctioneers Cheffins of Cambridge are offering for sale the 1919 Grant of Arms to John Evelyn Ansell (b.1860 d.1936) of Glenloch Road.  The auction is due to be held 21st February.  There is no auctioneer’s estimate.

John Evelyn Ansell Arms2a

John Evelyn Ansell LP2

Arms: Gules on a saltire Argent between four bezants two swords in saltire proper pommelled and hilted Or.
Crest: A torteau charged with two swords as in the Arms.
Motto: Fais Ce Que Dois

Dated: 23rd January 1919

Garter: Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceax: William Henry Weldon

John Evelyn Ansell AF

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1929

John Evelyn Ansell and his wife, Ada Maria, had two children, Enid (b.1897) and Evelyn (b.1898 d.1970).  Evelyn married Mary L S Eaton in 1928 and lived in Cambridge.  They had two daughters, Meryll Carinthia (b.1930) and Rosemary (b.1934).

10 February 2019

Exemplification of Arms: Sir Herbert Benjamin Cohen Bt

eBay vendor musicmob-uk is offering for sale an exemplification of the Arms of Sir Herbert Benjamin Cohen Bt (b.1874 d.1968).  Current price £29.99.

Cohen Arms2

Arms: Argent on a chevron Gules cottised Azure between two roses of the second barbed and seeded proper in chief and a buck’s head couped also proper in base three annulets Or.
Escutcheon of pretence
Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Gules and Sable a bear rampant Argent muzzled Or on a chief of the third two mullets of six points of the first (for Behrens) 2nd & 3rd Azure a lion rampant between four mullets of six points all Or (for Beddington)
Crest: A buck’s head couped Argent armed Or gorged with a wreath of oak proper and charged with four barrulets Gules in the mouth a rose of the last slipped proper.
Motto: All For The Best

Cohen AF

Fox-Davies: Armorial Families 1929

9 February 2019

Grant of Arms: Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy 1969

eBay vendor robnuneaton has recently sold the 1969 Scottish Grant of Arms & Standard to Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy, Baron of Kilcoy.  The sale price was £65.

Robinson Arms

Robinson LP

Robinson case

Arms: 1st & 4th Per chevron Gules and Vert on a chevron Argent between two griffins’ heads erased in chief and a stag trippant in base of the third three mitres Vert garnished Or (for Robinson of Kilcoy)
2nd & 3rd Per chevron Or and Sable two chevronnels engrailed between three griffins’ heads two in chief and one in base all counterchanged (for Warren).

Above the shield is placed on Helm befitting his degree with Mantling Gules doubled Argent and on a chapeau Gules furred Ermine (for his feudal Baron of Kilcoy) is set for
Crest: A stag trippant per pale Argent and Gules attired Gules bearing in its dexter hoof a dagger Sable.
Motto: Facta Non Verba

Standard: The crest is repeated thrice upon a standard four yards in length with the said Arms of Robinson of Kilcoy in the hoist and four tracts Gules and Argent having the motto Fact Non Verba in letters Argent upon two transverse bands Sable.

Dated: 27th May 1969.

Lyon: Sir Thomas Innes of Learney

Thomas Ian Robinson of Kilcoy’s silver crest badge was sold by House of Labhran.

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

14 January 2019

Identify these Arms: Victorian Seal

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Lawrences of Crewkerne are offering for sale a Victorian gold mounted agate seal.

Can you identify the Arms?  I have un-reversed the image so that the Arms are “true”.

seal 600

No prizes I am afraid.

13 January 2019

Matriculation of Arms: George Duncan Mackay 1901

eBay vendor, woodcliffonthehudson, is offering for sale the 1901 Matriculation of Arms of George Duncan Mackay (b.1853 d.1916) of Inveralmond in the County of Midlothian, a Major in the First Edinburgh City Volunteer Artillery.  The current asking price is US$950.00, approximately £740.89.

mackay lp 600

mackay arms 600

Arms: Azure on a chevron engrailed between three bears heads couped Argent muzzled Gules a roebucks head couped between two hands issuant from the ends of the chevron each holding a dagger all proper a bordure engrailed of the second charged with three martlets of the third.
Crest: A dexter hand couped at the wrist holding a dagger in pale all proper.
Motto: Manu Forti

Matriculated: 14th August 1901

Lyon Clerk: Francis J Grant

mackay af01

Fox-Davies: Armorial Families 1929

 

12 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Frederic John Billing 1992 (Australia)

eBay vendor, nikitacat1carol, is offering for sale the 1992 Grant of Arms to Frederic John Billing of Port Keats in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory.  He was a longtime member and Secretary of “The Australian Heraldry Society”.  The current asking price is AUS$3,995.00

billings lp 600

billings arms

Arms: Or on a bend Sable between two late medieval swords bendwise points downward proper a stag’s head couped Or between two celtic crosses Argent.
Crest: A stag statant Or round the neck a sash and pendant therefrom an escutcheon Vert resting the dexter forefoot on a celtic cross Argent
Motto: Kernow YnBro Bell. (A Cornishman in a far land.)
Dated: 12th August, 1992  “in the forty first year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen of Australia…”

Garter: Sir Alexander Colin Cole
Clarenceux: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Norroy & Ulster: John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little

 

Grant of Arms: Herbert Eccles 1905

eBay vendor, scooterboysx175, is offering for sale the 1905 Grant of Arms to Herbert Eccles (b.1858 d.1928) of Penrhiewtyn House Llantwit Lower, County Glamorgan.  The asking price is £495.00.

eccles lp 600

eccles arms 600

Arms: Argent a chevron Gules between the eagles displayed Azure on a chief of the last two bees volant Or.
Crest: A bee volant between two thistles in saltire slipped and leaved all proper.
Motto: Prodesse Quam Conspici
Dated: 9th June 1905

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

Herbert’s two sons were Alexander Herbert Lindsey Eccles (14 May 1908 – 29 Aug 1991) and Roy Hector Eccles (2 Dec 1900 – 17 Jan 1938) and are listed amongst The Golden Age of Grand Prix Drivers 1934-40.

 

11 January 2019

Grant of Supporters: Lt Gen Sir Ralph Abercromby 1798

eBay vendor archaeological_historical is offering for sale the 1798 Grant of Supporters to the Rt Hon Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Abercromby Knight Companion of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath.  The current asking price is £499.99.

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abercromby arms2

Arms: Argent a chevron indented Gules between three boars’ heads erased Azure armed Or and langued Sable in the middle chief point a crescent Vert.

Crest: A bee volant proper

Supporters: On either side a greyhound per fess Argent and Or collar and line Gules charged on the shoulder with a thistle proper.

Motto: Vive Ut Vivas

Dated: 30th January 1798

10 January 2019

19th Century Hatchment

Somerset based auctioneers, Lawrences, are offering for sale on the 18th January a rather splendid but small (39cm by 39cm) hatchment for a Marquess.  However, the Arms are unidentified, even with the assistance of the Heraldry Society.  Therefore, it seems likely that this is a sample or a promotional example.  The auctioneer’s estimate is £50 to £100. – UPDATE Sold for £400hatchment2Arms: Gules on a fess Argent between three mullets erminois a lion passant guardant Sable.

Crest: An eagles’s head erased Or gorged with a collar gemelle Azure ducally crowned Gules .

Supporters: Two griffins proper collard Or.

If these Arms have not been Granted in England & Wales, Ireland or Scotland, perhaps some non-armigerous individual can petition for them?  All they need do thereafter is work out how they can be ennobled as a Marquess.

Armorial Bearings of Gollop of Strode

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On and off over the past 35 years or so, I have been looking at the Gollop family from Dorset, more on that later. However, in the last few months I have revisited the Armorial Bearings of the Gollops and, as a result, have had to make a few tweaks to my blazons and emblazonments;

The pedigree of Gollop of North Bowood and Strode first appears in the 1623 Visitation of Dorset but without any recorded Arms. However, in the Harleian Society’s Visitation of Dorset 1677 (published 1977) the Arms are recorded as “Quarterly: 1 and 4, Gules on a bend or a lion sable; 2 and 3, Azure, a bear passant argent”. Whilst the published pedigree does mention two heiresses, it is not clear from whom the Bear Passant is inherited.

A further twist is that there were two Grants from the College of Arms after the Visitation. The first in 1682 and the second in 1720. I raised this with the College and received the following response from the office of John Petrie, Rouge Croix;

“We have looked at the two grants you mentioned. The first (Coll. Arms Grants 3/162), is not a grant, but an assignation of tinctures. It seems Thomas Gallop, son of Thomas Gallop, appeared at the College with a ‘much worne’ seal ring which he said had been used by his father for many years. Despite the fact that no arms were recorded for the family at the visitation of Dorset in 1623, the heralds seem to have accepted the arms on the seal – On a Bend a Lion passant – as the arms of the family and ‘granted and assigned’ the tinctures Gules on a Bend Or a Lion passant Sable armed and langued Gules. The confirmation was to ‘the said Thomas Gollop’, which is a little unhelpful considering both father and son are mentioned earlier, and the patent is dated the 30th October 1682. 

The second grant (Coll. Arms Grants 6/417) is the result of Thomas Gallop, junior, desiring a grant of a crest after omitting to petition for one in 1682. The text of this patent makes clear that the earlier assignation of tinctures was to both Thomas Gallop, junior, and the other descendants of his father, and with the same limitation. It grants a crest of “On a Wreath of his Colours a Demy Lion Rampant Bendy of four Or and Sable holding in his Dexter Paw a Spear Or, the Staff Rompu Gules”. The patent is dated the 20th April 1720.”

It was also noted that the quartering with a Bear was unidentified in the 1677 Visitation and seems to be its only occurrence in the College records.

As the College mentioned above, there is some confusion regarding which “Thomas Gollop” is which. The cast of characters for the period were:

  1. Thomas Gollop b.1582 d.1663

1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1617 d.1692

1.1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1640 dsp.1727

Looking at the published pedigrees, I think 1. Thomas Gollop would have been the signatory of the 1623 Visitation and 1.1. Thomas Gollop that for the 1677 Visitation. What is not clear is which Thomas Gollop petitioned for the two “Grants”. Initially I thought it was 1.1. in 1682 and then 1.1.1. in 1720. However, re-reading the College’s response, I suspect it was Thomas Gollop (b.1640 dsp.1727), he would have been aged 42 and 80 respectively for each Grant. The latter Thomas was the eldest of 12 brothers, at least five of which had children. Incidentally, the North Bowood & Strode estates, by agreement, passed to the fourth son, John.

The knock on effect of the above was to realise that I had been using the wrong blazon for Gollop. I initially used the one listed in Burke’s General Armory (and then added the Bear quarter);

Arms: Gules on a bend Or a lion passant guardant Sable

Crest: A demi lion bendy Or and Sable holding in the dexter paw a broken arrow Gules.

This is subtly different from the actual blazon;

Arms: Gules on a Bend Or a Lion passant Sable armed and langued Gules

Crest: A Demy Lion Rampant Bendy of four Or and Sable holding in his Dexter Paw a Spear Or, the Staff Rompu Gules


My interest in the Dorset Gollops started when I tried to identify the family of my paternal great-great-great-great grandmother Elizabeth Gollop and any connection with the armigerous family of Gollop of Strode. She married the Rev’d John Plowman at Toller Porcorum, Dorset, on 7th November 1776. The marriage was witnessed by a Thomas Gollop and Eliza Maria Foy. The first hint at a possible connection was Eliza Maria Foy. The two sons of the John Gollop of Strode mentioned above, John & Thomas, married two Foy sisters. Eliza was either the wife of their nephew or his daughter.

I was unable to find any further details about Elizabeth Gollop in parish records, partly due the fact that Thomas and Elizabeth were the most popular Christian names in Dorset. However, by checking the wills of multiple Thomas Gollops I found her brother (died 1823) and the name of her father, also Thomas. Various documents* held by the Dorset History Centre showed that her brother had financial difficulties over a number of years. By following a number of Indentures that concerned Lowcombe Farm (also Staverlands, Saunder’s Living and Hogbear) in North Bowood it was possible to track its ownership from her brother back to the 1690s. That showed that their grandparent were Thomas Gollop and Mary Foy.

Expanding the family tree a bit:

1. Thomas Gollop b.1582 d.1663
1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1617 d.1692
1.1.1. Thomas Gollop b.1640 dsp.1727
1.1.2. Giles Gollop
1.1.3. William Gollop
1.1.4. John Gollop of Strode d.1731
1.1.4.1. John Gollop of Strode m. Edith Foy – His issue are recorded in Burke’s Landed Gentry
1.1.4.2. Thomas Gollop of London d.1743 m. Mary Foy
1.1.4.2.1. Thomas Gollop of Weymouth d.bef 1780
1.1.4.2.1.1. Thomas Gollop of Bincombe dsp.1824
1.1.4.2.1.2. Elizabeth Gollop d.1806 m.1776 Rev John Plowman
1.1.4.2.1.2.1. Thomas Plowman d.1856
1.1.4.2.1.2.2. Henry Plowman d.1842
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3. Rev John Herbert Plowman d.1892
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1. Rev Herbert W T Plowman d.1902
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1. Clifford H F Plowman d.1948
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1.1. Ronald T F Plowman d.2004 Grantee of Arms
1.1.4.2.1.2.2.3.1.1.1.1. Stephen J F Plowman

Elizabeth Plowman died in 1806 and her brother died without issue in 1823, this made Elizabeth a heraldic heiress in her issue. In the English heraldic tradition, a heraldic heiresses’ Arms go into “limbo” until such time as a male heir has Arms with which to quarter them. Therefore, I could display my Arms as below:

Quarterly 1st & 4th Argent three Anchors Sable each entwined by a Serpent Gules on a Chief enarched nebuly Azure three Martlets rising Or (for Plowman) 2nd Gules on a bend Or a lion passant Sable a martlet Or charged with a crescent Gules for difference (for Gollop 1st & 4th Vis 1677) 3rd Azure a bear passant Argent (for Gollop 2nd & 3rd Vis 1677)

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7 January 2019

Inner Temple Lectors: Bracebridge and Ludford

Salisbury based auctioneers, Woolley & Wallis, are offering for sale three carved and painted wood coats of arms.  Two of which have inscriptions identifying the armigers.  The sale in on 9th January with an Auctioneer’s estimate of £300-400.

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3coats of arms bracebridge

[Left]: John Bracebridge Ludford, Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, Lector 1772.

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Vaire Argent and Sable a fesse Gules (for Bracebridge) 2nd & 3rd Azure a chevron between three boars’ heads erased Or (for Ludford)

[Right]: Samuel Bracebridge, Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, Lector 1731.

Arms: Vaire Argent and Sable a fesse Gules

John Bracebridge Ludford’s father, another Samuel Bracebridge, was a first cousin of the Samuel Bracebridge above.  He changed his name to Ludford.

 

I have yet to identify the third, top most set of quarterly Arms.

 

 

 

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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