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14 January 2019

Identify these Arms: Victorian Seal

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 15:04
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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”.

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No prizes I am afraid.

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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.

24 July 2017

Grant of Arms: John Webster Bride 1930

Lawrences of Crewkerne offered for sale earlier this month the 1930 Grant of Arms to John Webster Bride (b.1884 d.1963) of Palatine Road, West Didsbury in the City of Manchester.

Bride - John Webster Arms

Bride - John Webster LP2

Arms: Or four crosses patee Gules in fess between three Martlets Sable.
Crest: Issuant out of a circlet set upon the rim thereof five holly leaves Or two Eagles  heads addorsed and erased Sable beaked Gules.
Motto: Vincit Veritas (Truth conquers all things)

Bride was the son of John Bride, a GP in Wilmslow. He graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1907, and took MDs of the University of London in 1911 and the University of Manchester in 1919. After war service, he worked at St Mary’s Hospitals and was appointed a consultant surgeon in 1921. He was also honorary gynaecologist at Manchester Northern Hospital, and after the creation of the NHS he was a consultant gynaecologist for United Manchester Hospitals. Bride lectured in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Manchester, and wrote a history of St. Mary’s Hospitals. He was a member of Manchester Medical Society

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