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3 April 2021

Royal Licence: Roger Manwaring Manwaring, 1809

US based eBay vendor, captain831, is offering for sale the 1809 Royal Licence for Roger Manwaring Parker to take the surname Manwaring. Roger was a minor at the time and the petition was made by his father, John Robert Parker of Upper Harley Street, in accordance with the wishes for Roger’s great aunt Mary Jones nee Manwaring.

The Rev’d Roger Manwaring Manwaring MA died in 1825 without issue aged 31.

The current price is USD999.00 approx £722.

Arms: Argent two bars Gules (a mullet for difference)
Crest: An Ass’s head erased proper haltered Or (a mullet for difference)

Dated: 20th February 1809

Garter: Sir Issac Heard
Clarenceux: George Harrison
Norroy: Ralph Bigland

London Gazette 1809

11 March 2021

Augmentation of Arms: Gilbert Blane 1812

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie recently sold the 1812 Augmentation of Arms to Gilbert Blane (1749-1834). The Augmentation was made a few weeks before Blane was created a Baronet. He was a Scottish physician who instituted health reform in the Royal Navy. He saw action against both the French and Spanish fleets, and later served as a Commissioner on the Sick and Wounded Board of the Admiralty.

Gilbert was the fourth but third surviving son of Gilbert Blane of Blanefield, Kirk Oswald, Ayrshire. The Blane Arms were matriculated in Scotland 4th December 1809 by Andrew Blane of Blanefield, the eldest son & heir of Gilbert Blane (snr). The entry in the Lyon Register has a note that “The original Patent was produced at the Lyon Office 17 October 1879 by Captain Robert Arthur Blane 22nd Regiment residing at Brookside, Chester the arms are destined to the heirs male of the Patentee.

The Auction took place on 9th March 2021 with an auctioneer’s estimate of £500-£800. The hammer price was £3,300.

Augmentation: In the centre chief point an anchor erect entwined by a serpent proper
Arms: Argent on a fess Sable a mullet between two crescents of the field in base a rose Gules. Lyon Court 1809
Crest: A sword erect proper hilt and pomel Or
Motto: Paritur Pax Bello
Dated: 2nd November 1812

Garter: Sir Isaac Heard
Clarenceux: George Harrison
Norroy: Ralph Bigland

On personal note, these Arms are of some interest. My own Arms include Argent three Anchors Sable each entwined by a Serpent Gules which are in remembrance of my ggg-grandfather, Henry Plowman, who was a Naval Surgeon. Henry started his career at sea in 1801 during the last year of Gilbert Blane being a Commissioner on the Sick and Wounded Board of the Admiralty.

10 March 2021

Grant of Arms: William Phelps Vaile of West Malling 1827

Auctioneers, Dominic Winter Auctions, are offering for sale the 1827 Grant of Arms to William Phelps Vaile (1788-1869) of West Malling, Kent. William Vaile was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

The auction is being held at South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire on 10th March 2021 with an Auctioneers’ estimate of £200-£300.

The text includes: “By tradition descended from a branch of the ancient family of VELE in the county of Gloucester but being unable from the loss of Family evidence to shew his descent therefrom.”

Arms: Ermine on a bend between two bendlets Azure each charged with three cross crosslets fitchy Or three calves statant Argent.
Crest: A mount Vert thereon in front two cross crosslets ftichy in saltire Gules a wolf’s head erased Azure in the mouth three ears of wheat Or.
Motto: Semper Paratuse
Dated: 3rd March 1827

Garter: Sir George Nayler
Clarenceux: Ralph Bigland

Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families 1910

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

 

15 September 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir William Beechey 1829

Chiswick Auctions are offering for sale on 10th October the Grant of Arms to Sir William Beechey of Craven Hill, Bayswater and also to his wife Anne Phyllis nee Jessup as co-heir of William Jessup of Norwich.  Auctioneer’s estimate £400  – £600.

 

The text notes that “the Armorial Bearings borne by his family have not been duly established and being unwilling to continue to use thereof without lawful authority he therefore requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for our granting and assigning such Armorial Ensigns as may be proper to be borne by him and his descendants.“.

Beechey Arms

Beechey LP small

Beechey
Arms: Per fess Azure and Ermine a pale counterchanged on a chevron Gules between three eagles displayed Or a knights helmet proper between two chaplets gold.
Crest: An eagle displayed Azure charged on the breast and wings with an ermine spot Or each claw resting on a chaplet as in the Arms.
Motto: Persta Atque Obdura

Jessup Arms

Jessup
Arms: Or between two bars as many mullets Gules in chief three leopards faces and in base a mullet of the last.

Dated: 16th February 1829

Garter: Sir George Nayler
Clarenceux: Ralph Bigland

 

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