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5 December 2020

Grant of Arms: Captain Walter Henry Smith 1863

Auctioneers, Andrew Smith & Son, are offering for sale the 1863 Grant of Arms to Captain Walter Henry Smith, HM Indian Military Forces. Walter Henry Smith (b 1828 d 1899) retired from the Bengal Staff Corps 20th July 1879 as Lieutenant Colonel and Brevet Colonel. He was listed as a Major General in the 1881 census living at Botley in Hampshire.

The live auction is from 15th to the 16th December 2020 and has an auctioneer’s estimate of GBP250 to GBP350.

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Smith Grantees

Arms: Azure on a bend engrailed between two fleurs-de-lis Argent three unicorns heads erased of the field.
Crest: An unicorn’s head quarterly Argent and Azure erased Or.
Motto: C’en Est Fait


Dated: 15 August 1862

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

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9 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Sir William Jenner 1868

eBay vendor, 7830_harewood, is offering for sale the 1868 Grant of Arms to William Jenner of Harley Street, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria.The sale is due to end 5th August 2018 and has a price of £1,500.

The Earl Marshall’s Warrant was dated 5th February 1868, just 20 days before William Jenner was created a Baronet, so the Grant refers to William as an Esquire rather than a Baronet.

Jenner Arms

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Arms: Per chevron Azure and Or in chief two estoiles of the last and in base a serpent nowed proper all within a bordure ermine.
Crest: On a mount Vert a lamp of three branches Argent suspended by three chains Or fired proper.
Motto: Fide Et Labore

Dated: 10th February 1868

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

Jenner -AF

The Baronetcy expired in 1954 with the death of the 3rd Baronet, Sir Albert Victor Jenner Bt.  Sir Albert was Sir William’s second son, his elder brother, Sir Walter Kentish William Jenner, 2nd Baronet, died in 1948.  The three younger brothers all died before 1954 without issue.

Jenner Tree

4 October 2017

Grant of Arms: William Lavington Marchant 1864

Auctioneers J.P.Humbert’s sale on 5th October 2017 includes the Grant of Arms to William Lavington Marchant (b.1828 d.1889) of Freshford in the County of Somerset and of Mannanarie in the County of Stanley, South Australia.  The Letters Patent also state that the Arms extend to other descendants of his late father, also named William Lavington Marchant.

Auctioneer’s estimate £50 – £80 with the starting bid set at £30.

Marchant Arms

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Marchant Grantees

Arms: Or on a bend engrailed between two gryphons segreant Sable three stars of eight points of the field.
Crest: Upon a mount Vert a Gryphon segreant Sable winged Or between the claws a star as in the Arms. [of eight points Or]
Motto: TOUJOURS LA MEME

Dated: 4th October 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Clarenceux: Robert Laurie

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