Heraldry Online Blog

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.

 

 

 

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