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3 September 2019

Four Grants of Arms: Horton-Smith

Auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb are offering for sale 4 Grants of Arms connected with the Horton-Smith family.  The auction is a “catalogue” auction on the 25th & 26th September.  Each Grant has an auctioneer’s estimate of £160-£200.

 

1. 1900 Grant of Arms to Richard Horton Smith

1900 Horton Smith -Richard

Arms: Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable.
Crest: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or
Motto: Prèt À Tressaillir

Dated: 28th May 1900
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

2. 1905 Royal Licence to Richard Horton Smith to take the name Horton in addition to and before Smith viz Richard Horton Horton-Smith.

1905 Horton Horton-Smith
Arms: 1st & 4th Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith) 2nd & 3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).
Crest 1: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 2: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).
Motto 1: Prèt À Tressaillir
Motto 2: Haut On Aspire

Dated: 2nd November 1905
Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

3. Royal Licence to Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith (son of Richard) to take the name Hartley in addition to his surname Horton-Smith viz Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1934 Horton-Smith-Hartley Arms

Arms: 1st & 4thArgent on a cross Gules quarter pierced of the field four pierced cinquefoils Or in the fess point a martlet holding in the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Sable (for Hartley)  2nd Argent two chevronnels invected between two demi gryphons couped respecting each other in chief and as many battle axes in saltire in base all Sable (for Smith)  3rd Gules a stag’s head cabossed Or on a chief of the last a rose of the first between two thistles slipped and leaved proper (for Horton).

Crest 1: A martlet Sable supporting with the beak a cross crosslet fitchée Or.
Crest 2: In front of a mound Vert thereon a greyhound couchant proper two battle axes in saltire Or (for Smith).
Crest 3: In front of two claymores saltirewise proper a spear erect Argent the whole encircled by an antique crown Or (for Horton).

Motto 1: Dex Aie (for Hartley)
Motto 2: Pret A Tressaillir (for Smith)
Motto 3: Haut On Aspire (for Horton)

Dated: 9th October 1934
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

4. Grant of Arms in memory of Marilla Horton-Smith, formerly Marilla Baily, mother of Sir Percival Horton Horton-Smith-Hartley.

1940 Horton-Smith - Baily

Arms: Gules a chevron Argent between three martlets Or a chief vair.

Dated: 16th August 1940
Garter: Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston
Clarenceux: Arthur William Stuart Cochrane

 

 

 

 

22 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Gerald Hill 1906

Auctioneers Thomson Roddick are offering for sale the 1906 Grant of Arms to Gerald Hill.  Live Auction on 30 Jan 2019 12:00 GMT, Auctioneer’s estimate 30 GBP – 40 GBP.

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gerald hill arms 600

Arms: Argent on a pile Purpure a flint stone proper insigned by an open Crown Or.
Crest: A flint stone as in the Arms issuant therefrom a slip of oak fructed proper.
Motto: Post Fata Resurgo

Dated: 6th October 1906

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Norroy: William Henry Welden

12 January 2019

Grant of Arms: Herbert Eccles 1905

eBay vendor, scooterboysx175, is offering for sale the 1905 Grant of Arms to Herbert Eccles (b.1858 d.1928) of Penrhiewtyn House Llantwit Lower, County Glamorgan.  The asking price is £495.00.

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eccles arms 600

Arms: Argent a chevron Gules between the eagles displayed Azure on a chief of the last two bees volant Or.
Crest: A bee volant between two thistles in saltire slipped and leaved all proper.
Motto: Prodesse Quam Conspici
Dated: 9th June 1905

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: George Edward Cokayne

 

Herbert’s two sons were Alexander Herbert Lindsey Eccles (14 May 1908 – 29 Aug 1991) and Roy Hector Eccles (2 Dec 1900 – 17 Jan 1938) and are listed amongst The Golden Age of Grand Prix Drivers 1934-40.

 

15 July 2018

Grant of Arms: Francis William Pixley for Robert Blore 1914

eBay vendor, woodcliffonthehudson, is offering for sale the 1914 Grant of Arms to Francis William Pixley in respect of his maternal grandfather, Robert Blore, to be borne as quarters with those of Pixley.  Francis’ mother, Caroline, was the heir to Robert Blore of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a fess engrailed Or gutty-de-l’armes between two daggers points downwards in chief and a cross crosslet fitchy in base Or (for Pixley) 2nd & 3rd Or a double-headed eagle displayed between two crosses couped in pale Gules (for Blore)

Not included in the Letters Patent above:
Crest: In front of a cross crosslet fitchy Or a morion proper between two wings Azure each charged with a dagger as in the Arms.
Motto: Per Vias Rectas

Dated: 16th November 1914

Garter: Sir Alfred Scott Scott-Gatty
Clarenceux: William Henry Weldon
Norroy: Henry Farnham Burke

Francis William Pixley’s Arms are also listed in the 1929 edition of Arthur Charles Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families

Pixley AF 01Pixley AF 02Pixley AF 03Pixley AF 04

The Arms in Armorial Families are impaling those of Simpson: Argent on a chief Purpure thee crescents of the first. These Arms are recorded in the Lyon Register to  Alexander Prout Simpson (b.1859 d.1930), the brother of Elizabeth Mary Pixley (b.1852) and Francis’ wife.

I do not know if the Arms matriculated by Alexander Prout Simpson included his father, John Price Simpson.  Unfortunately, digital images from the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland hosted by Scotlandspeople.gov.uk currently only goes up to 1916.

 

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