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27 January 2013

Harry Holmes-Tarn – Grant of Arms 1901

The Scottish Grant of Arms to Harry Holmes-Tarn were recently on sale on eBay.  The Grant is dated 9th September 1901 and signed by Sir James Balfour Paul.

Grant of Arms 1901

Grant of Arms 1901

Arms: Parted per saltire Or and Gules two terns naiant in tarns or lochs undy proper one in chief and one in base.
Mantling: Gules and Or.
Crest:  On a wreath of his liveries on a garb fessewise a raven all proper.
Motto:  “Viret in asternum.” (It Flourishes Forever)

Holme-Tarn-Arms

The Arms of Harry Holmes-Tarn were also included within Arthur Charles Fox-Davies 1929 edition of Armorial Families.

1929 Edition Armorial Families

1929 Edition Armorial Families

  1. Harry Holmes-Tarn (b.1871 d.1932) m.1895 Nora Adelgunde Martini (b.1873 d.1972)
    1. Donald Cunninghame Holmes-Tarn (b.1896 d.1905)
    2. Brigadier Kenneth Archibald Holmes-Tarn, late Royal Artillery (b.1898 d.1971) m1. Dorothy Mary Green (b.1893 d.1958) m2.1960 Elizabeth Grace Hankey (b.1914 d.1976)
    3. Captain Alastair Roderick Holmes-Tarn (b.1911 d.1967) m.1948 Nancy Emlyn Gore.

    Neither surviving son seems to have had any issue to continue the use of the Arms.

Photographs of the Grant courtesy of  the vendor, Mr Ashton C Cameron Stuart.

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16 March 2012

New addition: Brownlee Armorial

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 10:40
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The latest addition to my online Armorial is for Brownlee

 

So far it just has the two Arms as recorded in Scotland in 1969 for two Australian viz: Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine a bordure Or for difference & Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine a bordure engrailed Or for difference.  The two grantees were brothers and the sons of a second son.  Therefore, the stem Arms for that family are most probably Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine

 

The Arms seem to be based upon those of Brounlee (Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil Sable) in Burke’s General Armory (BGA).  The BGA entry gives no biographical or geographical details, as such is of limited use and, of course, no authority.  Unfortunately, there are various family history website that still cite BGA as an “official” record.

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