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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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