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6 June 2020

Grants of Arms & Badge: Drusilla Marion Elizabeth Armitage 1965 & 1978

Auctioneers Golding Young & Mawer are offering for sale the 1965 Grant of Arms and the 1978 Grant of a Badge to Drusilla Marion Elizabeth Armitage (31st Mar 1929 – 16th Nov 2019) of Westfield Road in the Parish of St Anne in the City of Leicester.  The auction is on the 10th June at Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Armitage Arms

Armitage LP small

Arms: Gules on a chevron Or between three cross crosslets Argent as many horseshoes Sable.

Dated: 1st June 1965

Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

Armitage Badge

Armitage Badge small

Badge: A cross crosslet Or interlaced with a horseshoe Sable.

Dated: 16th June 1978

Garter: Sir Anthony Richard Wagner
Clarenceux: John Riddell Bromhead Walker

 

Drusilla Armitage was a member of the Heraldry Society and the White Lion Society.  The notes attached to her entry at the White Lion Society have the following rationale for her Arms:

“The design is a mixture of Miss Armitage’s father’s arms (Gules, a lion’s head erased between three cross crosslets argent) and those of her mother, who came from the old Leicestershire family of Pochin (Or, a chevron gules between three horseshoes sable).”

 

12 April 2020

Unidentified Hatchment

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eBay vendor, the-school-for-scandal, is offering for sale an, as yet, unidentified hatchment. By repute the hatchment was housed in Fawsley Hall Northamptonshire England, an estate owned by the Knightley family.  However, neither Arms seem to relate to Knightley.  The offer price is £2,995.00

Hatchment Full2

Hatchment Crest

Hatchment Detail01

Arms: Azure on a fess Gules between three leopards’ faces jessant-de-lys as many mullets of six points Or
impaling
Azure a fess Argent between six crosses crosslet fitchy [couped] Or
Crest: A griffin’s erased head Or
Motto: In Portu Quies

The dexter Arms could be variations of Watkins or Cantelupe and those to sinister could be Haversham.  A quick look through the ten volumes of Hatchments in Britain did not provide any identifications.

Does anyone have any knowledge of these Arms &/or the hatchment?

 

 

Royal Licence: Robinson to Carrington 1910

eBay vendor, sirlearie, has recently sold the 1910 Royal Licence granted to Charles Harold Robinson to use the surname Carrington in lieu of Robinson in compliance with the will of his grandfather, William Carrington (1840-1903).  Charles was the son of Charles Robinson and Maria Ann Carrington.  Maria was the daughter of William Carrington of Blenheim House, Victoria Road, Barnsley.

The final sale price was GBP 130.

Carrington Arms2

Carrington LP

Arms: Per pale Sable and Ermine a rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or between four wheels those to the dexter of the third those to the sinister of the first.
Crest: Issuant from the battlements of a tower Argent a wheel Gules.
Motto: Perago Ad Finem

Dated: 4th March 1910

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: William Henry Welden

 

Whilst looking at the family tree of the Carrington family, it seems that William Carrington had a son, John, who died in the 1930s.  This raises the question, why did William have a “Name & Arms” clause in his will if his son was still alive?

Sadly, Charles Harold Carrington died unmarried 9th April 1918 during the 4th Battle of Ypres.

11 April 2020

Grant of Arms: Victory Insurance Company Ltd 1944

Auctioneers Stephan Welz & Co of Johannesburg are offering for sale the 1944 Grant of Arms to the Victory Insurance Company Limited.

The bidding is due to end 21:00 SAST 12th April 2020.  The Auctioneer’s estimate ZAR 12,000-15,000.

Victory Ins Arms

Victory Ins LP2

Arms: Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure a chevronel reversed Gules.
Crest: Issuant from flames a dexter hand apaumee proper
Motto: Uberrima fides

Dated: 23rd October 1944

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard
Clarenceux: Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

Grant of Arms: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council, 1956

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers are offering for sale the 1956 Grant of Arms to Ashby-de-la-Zouch Rural District Council.

Live auction 16th to 21st April 2020. Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch LP2

Arms: Argent on a Mount in base an Ash tree proper within a Bordure Gules charged with five Bezants on a Chief Sable a pierced Cinquefoil Ermine between two Garbs Or.
Crest: Out of a Coronet composed of four Fleur de lys set upon a Rim Gules a demi lion Or supporting a staff proper flying therefrom a Banner paly of six Gold and Azure a Quarter Ermine. Mantled Gules doubled Argent
Motto: Deeds Not Words

Dated: 9th February 1956

Garter: Sir George Rothe Bellew
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong
Norroy & Ulster: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston

24 February 2020

Grant of Arms: Thomas Yard of Barbados 1810

Auctioneers Dominic Winter Auctions are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Thomas Yard (1786-1844) of the Parish of St George in the Island of Barbados and to the children of his late younger brother Edward James Yard, Edward, Mary & Elvira.  The auction is on the 4th March at South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  The auctioneers guide price is £200-£300.

Yard-Thomas Arms

Yard-Thomas LP

Yard-Grantees

Arms: Sable on a chevron Argent between three water bougets Or as many Cocks Gules.
Crest: On a mount Vert a cock as in the Arms the dexter claw on a water bouget Or.
Motto: Semper Vigilans

Dated: 22 October 1810

Garter: Sir Issac Heard
Clarenceux: George Harrison

 

6 January 2020

Grant of Arms: Robert William Llewellyn JP 1902

eBay vendor, grandenorm, is offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Robert William Llewellyn JP of Court Colman in the Parish of Bridgend & of Baglan Hall in the Parish of Briton Ferry both in the County of Glamorgan.  The “Buy it now” price is £550.00

Llewellyn Arms

Llewellyn LP

Arms: Per fesse embattled Azure and Or a Javelin erect beteen two boars heads erased in chief and a like boar’s head erased between two javelins in base all counter changed.
Crest: Upon a rock proper a boar’s head erased Or in front of three javelins one in pale and two in saltire also proper.
Motto: Gwell Angau Na Chywildydd

Dated: 20th November 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

Llewellyn AF

1 November 2019

Certification of Arms: Sir Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke 1890

The auctioneer Busby of Bridport are offering for sale the 1890 Certification of Arms & Pedigree of Stanley De Astel Calvert Clarke on the 21st November 2019.  The Certification was done by Henry Farnham Burke, then Somerset Herald.

The auctioneer’s estimate is £80-£120.

Clarke Arms

Clarke LP2

Arms: Gules a bear rampant ermine gorged with an eastern crown Or between three mullets pierced Argent.
Crest: A bear as in Arms gorged with a Naval Crown Or line reflexed over the back Gules supporting a battleaxe erect proper.
Motto: Sans Changer

Date: 29 March 1890

Somerset Herald: Henry Farnham Burke

Clarke Marital

Clarke Pedigree2

The pedigree includes Clarke’s Arms impaled with the Arms of his wife, Mary Temple Rose, the daughter of Sir John Rose, 1st Baronet.

Arms: Or a boar’s head couped Gules armed and langued Azure between three water bougets Sable on a chief of the second three maple leaves of the first.

 

19 October 2019

Royal Licence: Wilmot to Grimston 1860

Auctioneers Special Auction Services of Newbury are offering for sale the Royal Licence granted to John Wilmot of Neswick, East Riding of the County Yorkshire, second surviving son of Sir Robert Wilmot Bt “by Dame Lucy his wife eldest daughter of Robert Grimston and sister of John Grimston both late of Neswick aforesaid Esquires all deceased” to use the surname of Grimston only in lieu of that of Wilmot and that he and they may bear the Arms of Grimston only.

Grimston Arms2

Grimston LP2

 

Grimston

Arms: Ermine an escallop between two mullets of six points pierced fessewise between two barrulets Sable.
Crest: Upon the trunk of a tree eradicated and sprouting proper a stag’s head couped Argent gorged with a collar gemel Sable.
Motto: Faitz Prouveront
Dated: 29th September 1860
Garter: Sir Charles Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Wilmot Bt

11 August 2019

Grant of Arms: Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton Bt 1929

Auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering for sale on 4th September 2019 the 1929 Grant of Arms to Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton (1872-1948) and the Letters Patent elevating him to the Dignity of Baron Rushcliffe of Blackfordby.

The auctioneer’s estimate for each document is in the range of £60-£80.

Arms: Argent three pheons Sable on a chief Gules a portcullis chained Or between two cinquefoils ermine.

Crest: Between the attires of a stag Or a pheon Sable.

Motto: Constantia et Labore

Badge: A cinquefoil slipped ermine between two ears of wheat in saltire proper enfiled by a circlet Or.

Dated: 7th November 1929

 

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke

Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

Grant of Arms: James Charles Moran 1962

On the 30th May 2019 eBay vendor, ephemeralmayfly, sold the 1962 Grant of Arms to James Charles Moran of Compayne Gardens, Hampstead (b.1917 d.1978).  The winning bid was £149.99. James Moran was a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

 

Arms: Or three piles two issuant from the chief and one from the base Sable each charged with a mullet of six points irradiated Gold.
Crest: A demi griffin Sable beaked and membered Or holding in each claw an ink ball Sable the stocks Gold the balls touching.
Motto: Lux In Tenebris

Dated: 1st June 1962

Garter: Sir Anthony R Wagner
Clarenceux: Sir John Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong

 

8 July 2019

Grant of Arms: Edward Staines Daniell 1904

e-Bay vendor riverside_retro is offering for sale the 1904 Grant of Arms to Edward Staines Daniell (1828-1906), Lieutenant Colonel Retired List Royal Dublin Fusiliers and to descendants of his father Joseph Staines Daniell (1794-1889).  The “Buy-It-Now” price is £999.00.

Daniell ES Arms2

Daniell ES LP2

Arms: Per fesse ermine and Azurea fesse embattled counter embattled per fesse of the second and Or between five fleurs-de-lis two and three each within an annulet of the last.
Crest: Upon a roundle per fesse Or and Azure a lion rampant proper charged on the shoulder with and holding between the paws a fleur-de-lis Or.
Motto: Pro Fide Et Patria

Dated: 10th March 1904

Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Daniell AF2

Fox-Davies Armorial Families 1929

Daniell Blood Royal

 

An expanded but not complete list of descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell.

Descendants of Joseph Staines Daniell MRCS LSA

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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