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18 January 2011

Peter Macara Meredith – Royal Licence 1902

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 20:48
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A Royal Licence dated 29th June 1902 is on sale at eBay.  The RL grants Peter Macara of Pentre Byshan Hall, Denbigh, authority to take and use the Surname of Meredith in addition to and after that of Macara and to bear the Arms of Meredith.  His wife was the daughter and heiress of Lt Col Henry Warter Meredith.

The RL is signed by Sir Albert William Woods (1816 – 1904, Garter Principal King of Arms), George Edward Cokayne (1825 – 1911, Clarenceux King of Arms) and Sir William Henry Weldon (1837 – 1919, Norroy King of Arms).

Arm: Azure a lion rampant Or in the dexter chief a crescent Argent.

Mantling: Azure and Or

Crest: On a wreath of the colours a lion’s head erased proper.

Motto: Heb Dduw heb ddim a Duw a digon

Photographs courtesy of the vendor ephemeracity1

Update:

The 1929 Edition of Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families has the following entry:

Meredith - Armorial FamiliesIt seems that the late Lt.Col Henry Warter Meredith’s father, Henry Warter, also had a Royal Licence in 1824 to assume the name and arms of Meredith.

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