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18 June 2022

Grant of Arms: Arthur Westworth of Brooklands, Broughton 1902

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale the 1902 Grant of Arms to Arthur Westworth (b.1871 d.1958) of Brooklands, Broughton, Lancashire.

The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

The Grant has an opening price of GBP140.00

Fox-Davies’ 1929 Armorial Families

Arms: Per chevron Sable and Or in chief two estoiles Argent both within a chaplet of roses Gules leaved of the second and a sun rising from the base Gules.
Crest: A feather erect Or between two roses Gules stalked and leaved Vert.
Motto: Ubique Fidelis

Dated: 20th August 1902

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Norroy: William Henry Weldon

Grants of Arms, Badge & Supporters: Sir John Scott Hindley, Viscount Hyndley

Auctioneers Reeman Dansie are offering for sale two Letters Patent associated with John Scott Hindley (1883-1963). The live auction will take place 28 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT to 29 Jun 2022 10:00 GMT.

Both Letters Patent have an opening price of GBP140.00

The first is the initial Grant of Arms to Sir John Scott Hindley following him being created a baronet in 1927.

Arms: Azure a stag lodged Argent on a chief also Argent three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Badge: A scimitar proper pomel and hilt Or and a rose gules barbed and seeded leaved and slipped also proper in saltire enfiled by a circlet Gold.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur

Dated: 26th March 1927

Garter: Sir Henry Farnham Burke
Clarenceux: Gordon Ambrose de Lisle Lee

The second is probably Sir Henry’s third heraldic Grant. When Sir Henry was created Baron Hyndley in 1931 it seems he petitioned for a change to his Arms in addition to the granting of supporters.

1931 Supporters: On either side a hind proper that on the dexter gorged with a riband Azure pendant therefrom an escutcheon Argent charged with a sword erect Gules and that on the sinister gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom an escutcheon Gules charged with a spur the rowel upwards Or.

In 1947 he was made Viscount Hyndley and he then petitioned for a change in the supporters:

Arms: Azure a stag lodged between three martlets Argent.
Crest: A sinister and a dexter cubit arm in armour fesswise grasping in the hands a scimitar erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixing a boar’s head couped Sable.
Motto: Cor Non Jecur
1948 Supporters: On either side a hind proper the dexter gorged with a collar Gules charged with a Red rose also proper the sinister gorged with a like collar charged with four pallets Argent surmounted by a palm leaf Or.

Dated: 30th December 1948

Garter: Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard

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.

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