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18 January 2011

Hastings Rashdall – Grant of Arms 1934

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 09:58
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1934 Grant ofArms

The original Grant of Arms for Hastings Rashdall has appeared on eBay.  His widow, Constance, petitioned for confirmation of the Arms used by her late husband – An Inescutcheon and eight martlets in orle – “with such variations as might be necessary” for use on a memorial and by his descendants.

From past examples, where Arms have been used without “lawful authority”, the College of Arms has been reluctant to make a Grant of Arms identical to those used.  I would hazard a guess that this was made clear to Mrs Rashdall at the time of her initial petition judging by the wording above.  The Arms used by the Rev Rashdall seem very similar to the entry in Burke’s General Armory: –

Rashdale (Elland and Parnhill, co. York). Argent an inescutcheon beween eight martlets Sable.

The outcome is as below:

Arms: Sable an orle within four martlets and as many rose Argent barbed and seeded proper alternating in orle.

Crest: Upon a plate a martlet Azure.

Motto: Semper Fidelis

Date: 3rd July 1934

Photographs courtesy of the vendor rockyraf1

This sold for £180.00 plus P&P.


My thanks to Baz Manning for a copy of his work on behalf of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn where the Rev’d Rashall had been Preacher.



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