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21 July 2020

Bookplate: Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall

eBay vendor, ampersand-design, is offering for sale a bookplate of Alexander Michell-Innes of Ayton & Whitehall.

Mitchell Innes Bookplate2

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Argent three mullets of six points Gules within a bordure Gules charged with eight besants (for Innes) 2nd & 3rd Sable on a fess between three mascles Or three mullets Gules (for Mitchell).

Crests: The dexter side: An increscent proper (for Innes), the sinister side A hand holding a garland of all proper (for Mitchell)

Mottoes: Je recois pour donner (for Innes), Deo favente (for Mitchell)

Alexander Mitchell-Innes of Ayton and Whitehall (b.1811 d.1886) was the son of William Mitchell of Parsonsgreen (b.1778 d.1860).  In 1839 William was the main beneficiary of the personal estate of his cousin Miss Jane Innes.  He bought the estates of Ayton and Whitehall.  In 1840 he changed his name to Mitchell-Innes by Royal Licence and matriculated Arms (30th March 1840, Volume 4 Record 45).

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Mitchell-Innes Armorial Families

Armorial Families 1929

Armorial: The Recorded Arms for Mitchell

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