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13 January 2021

Royal Licence: Heatley to Montgomery 1820

Auctioneers, Dix Noonan Webb, are offering for sale the Irish 1820 Royal Licence for Conway Heatley to use the Name & Arms of Montgomery.

Auctioneer’s estimate: GBP180 to GBP 220 – Sold for GBP550.

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure three fleurs de lys Or 2nd & 3rd Gules three gen rings Or stoned Azure on an inescutcheon Gules a sword and sceptre in saltire proper within a bordure Or a double tressure flory counter flory Gules.

Crest: On a chapeau a dexter gauntlet erect holding a dagger proper.

Motto: Honneur Sans Repos

Dated: 4th September 1880

Ulster: Sir William Betham

An extract from The Montgomery Manuscripts:

Colonel Wm. Montgomery left three children viz.: one son, also named William, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Anna Helena. The son was accidently killed, when a youth, at Killough, in the year 1736. Elizabeth died unmarried. Anna Helena married William Heatley, esq., of Riversdale, county of Wicklow, leaving by him three sons and a daughter, namely — I. Conway, a barrister-at-law ; 2. Wm. Campbell , an officer in the army ; 3. John Montgomery, a student in the Middle Temple ; and 4. Isabella, who died unmarried. The eldest son, Conway, in right of his mother, was permitted to assume the name and arms of Montgomery, in the year 1820.

Conway Heatley Montgomery left three children, viz. : 1. Frederick Campbell, a major in the 50th regiment. In 1835, he accompanied his regiment to New South Wales, where he received a grant of lands, and retired from the service ; 2. Caroline, married to Hugh Cathcart, esq., heir to his uncle, sir Andrew Cathcart of Killoughan castle, Ayrshire; and 3. Augusta, married to the late Thomas Sinclair, esq., of Belfast.

11 July 2018

Royal Licence: Edmund Whitney Fetherston-Whitney 1859

Bellmans Auctioneers & Valuers sold in 2015 the 1859 Royal Licence authorising  Edmund Whitney Fetherston Esq. of Newpass, Co. Westmeath to take the Name of Whitney in addition to Fetherston and to bear the Arms of Whitney quarterly with those of Fetherston.

Edmund was the 3rd son of the Rev Sir Thomas Francis Fetherston, 4th Baronet of Ardagh, co. Longford, the eldest by the latter’s second wife, Anne L’Estrange.  Two of his younger brother’s also were granted Royal Licences to assume the name Whitney in 1880 and 1881.  The youngest, Henry Ernest William, also changed the spelling from Fetherston to Fetherstonhaugh, the “haugh” being silent.

Fetherston Arms

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure a cross chequy Or and Sable in the dexter quarter a crescent of the second (for Whitney) 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron between three ostrich feathers Argent a pellet Sable (for Fetherston).
Crest: A bull’s head couped Sable horned Argent tipped Gules gorged with a collar chequy Or and Sable (for Whitney) An Antelope statant Argent armed Or (for Fetherston)
Motto: Volens Et Valens

Dated: 11th July 1859

Ulster: Sir John Bernard Burke

Fetherston RL

 

6 June 2018

Confirmation of Arms: Rev’d John Vicars Foote

Auctioneers Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket are offering for sale the Irish Confirmation of Arms to the Reverend John Vicars Foote (b.1852 d.1925) by Ulster King of Arms.  The auction starts Saturday 23rd June 2018 with an estimate of £50-£70.

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Foote-LP

Arms: Per chevron Argent and Or three martlets Azure.

Crest: A martlet Azure charged on the breast with a cross humetty Or.

Motto: Spes Mea Deus.

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Extract from Howard & Crisp’s Visitations of England and Wales:

Foote – Volume-07-1899

31 March 2018

Irish Grant of Arms: William John McNeight of Palmerston Park 1887

eBay vendor diggerlee  offers for sale at £1,850 the 1887 Grant of Arms to William John McNeight of Palmerston Park , Dublin.

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William John McNeight LP2

Arms: Per fess Argent and Or a fess invected Azure between in chief two lions’ heads erased of the last langued Gules and in base a unicorn’s head couped of the third armed and crined of the fourth.
Crest: Out of the battlements of a tower Sable masoned Argent a dexter arm embowed in armour the hand holding a spear in bend transfixing a lion’s head erased all proper.
Motto: Omnia Deo Committo
Dated: 3rd November 1887

Ulster King of Arms: Sir John Bernard Burke

McNeight AF

Armorial Families 1928

 

It seems that this Grant of Arms was sold at auction in May 2017 for £180.00 by Tennants.

11 November 2017

Confirmation of Arms: Guy Hamilton Acheson 1930

Forum Actions are offering for sale on 6th December 2017 the Confirmation of Arms to Guy Hamilton Acheson by Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms.  Guy Acheson is listed as the only son of Berkeley Joseph Acheson and grandson of Joseph Acheson of Ballyane House, Co. Wexford.  The grandfather being the great grandson of Alexander Acheson of Grouse Lodge, Pettigo, Co. Donegal.  The Confirmation also extends to other descendants of his grandfather Joseph Acheson.

Auctioneer’s estimate £300-£400.

Acheson-Guy Hamilton Arms

Acheson-Guy Hamilton LP2

Arms: Ermine an eagle displayed with two heads Sable beaked and membered Argent on a chief Azure two mullets Or.

Crest: A cock Vert standing upon a trumpet Or.

Motto: Vigilantibus

Date: 21 May 1930

Acheson-Guy Hamilton AF

Armorial Families

After a quick genealogical search, it seems that the use of these Arms may have expired in the male line.

1 ACHESON, Joseph b: 1821 in Ireland
+ , Emily Jane b: 1823 in Surrey, England
…2 ACHESON, Florence Marianne b: 20 Jan 1855 in Islington, London, England, d: 18 Apr 1893 in London, England
…2 ACHESON, Archibald Thornton b: 04 Nov 1856 in Islington, London, England, d: Apr 1867 in New Forest, Hampshire
…2 ACHESON, Percival Havelock b: Apr 1858 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, d: 29 Apr 1916 in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland;
+ DEANE, Charlotte E b: Abt. 1862
……3 ACHESON, Charles Deane b: 08 Feb 1890 in Fermoy, Ireland, d: 17 Nov 1928 in Tientsin, China
+ MOSSE, Muriel Emma b: Abt. 1892, m: Jun 1918 in Thomastown, Ireland
…2 ACHESON, Berkeley Joseph b: Apr 1861 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, d: 02 May 1954 in Hornby, Lancashire, England
+ SAVILLE, Clara b: Abt. 1868 in Oldham, Lancashire, England, m: 19 Jun 1900 in Aughton, Christ Church, Lancashire, England
……3 ACHESON, Guy Hamilton b: 17 Sep 1901 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, d: 28 Sep 1982 in Claro, North Yorkshire
……3 ACHESON, Florence Patricia b: Apr 1907 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, d: 23 Jun 1978 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

 

23 April 2017

Confirmation of Arms: Thomas Roderick O’Connor 1910

Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh are offering for sale Lot 124 the Confirmation of Arms to Thomas Roderick O’Connor of Rathnew and Clunygrassin the County of Roscommon and of Dalton in the County of Northumberland by Capt. Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, Ulster King of Arms dated 9th August 1910.  The auction is set for 17th May 2017 with a sale estimate of £100 to £200.

Thomas Roderick O'Connor Arms

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Thomas Roderick O'Connor Text

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Thomas Roderick O'Connor AF

Armorial Families 1929

Arms: Argent an oak tree eradicated proper supported by two lions rampant combatant Sable in chief an ancient Irish crown Or and base three lizards passant to the sinister bar wise Vert.
Crest: Out of an Irish crown as in the Arms an arm embowed in armour the hand grasping a sword all proper mantled Gules doubled Argent.

 

21 February 2016

Irish Confirmation of Arms: John Lothrop Motley Sheridan 1940

The sale on eBay of has recently ended of the Irish Confirmation of Arms to John Lothrop Motley Sheridan of Frampton Court (b.1876 d.1946), Dorset(vendor: hollowayfineart).  Sale price £280.00

The Confirmation was on the basis of his descent from the Rev’d Thomas Sheridan (b.1687 d.1738) who married Elizabeth McFadden the only daughter and heiress of Charles McFadden of Quilea, County Cavan.  The Confirmation is signed by Thomas Ulick Sadleir, Deputy Ulster King of Arms.

Letter Patent

Sheridan Arms a

Arms: 1st & 4th Argent a lion rampant between three trefoils Vert (for Sheridan) 2nd & 3rd Pean a talbot passant Argent (for McFadden).

Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a stag’s head proper.

Motto: Cervus Lacessitus Leone

29 November 2014

Jeremiah Devlin -Grant of Arms 1873

There is a rather splendid Grant of Arms to Jeremiah Devlin of New York and to other descendants of his father on sale at eBay, vendor steampunkannie.  The Grant is signed by Sir John Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms.  The sale ends 29th December 2014 and the price is set to US$1,198.

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Jeremiah Devlin of New York

Arms:  Azure an Irish cross Or between three mullets Argent.

Crest:  A griffin passant Gules charged on the shoulder with an Irish cross as in the Arms.

Motto:  Crux Mea Stella

Update:  11th December 2014; the sale “was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing”.  It will be interesting to see if it is re-listed.

 

27 November 2014

Thomas McKenney – Grant of Arms 1818

The Grant of Arms to Thomas Kenney by Ulster King of Arms in 1818 has been sold on eBay for £375.50, vendor thebizaar;

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Sir Thomas McKenny, 1st Bt, (born 1771 died 1849)

Arms: Or a fleur-de-lis between three crescents Azure on a chief Vert a greyhound at full speed pursuing a stag Argent attired Or.

Crest: On a wreath of the colours a cubit arm in armour proper garnished Or the gauntlet grasping a scroll Argent.

Motto: Vincit Veritas

 

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