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7 November 2020

Grant of Arms: Joseph Griggs of Loughborough 1898

Auctioneers Dominic Winter Auctions of South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, are offering for sale the 1898 Grant of Arms to Joseph Griggs Alderman and Mayor of the Borough of Loughborough.

Auction date 11th to 12th November 2020, Auctioneer’s estimate GBP200-300.

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Arms: Gules on a pale Argent between two ostrich feathers erect as many ostrich feathers also erect counterchanged.
Crest: In front of two ostrich feathers in saltire Gules a sword erect proper pomel and hilt Or the blade transfixed a leopard’s face also proper.
Motto: Secundo Curo

Dated: 27th May 1898

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount.

Grantees - Griggs

AF - Griggs

19 October 2019

Royal Licence: Wilmot to Grimston 1860

Auctioneers Special Auction Services of Newbury are offering for sale the Royal Licence granted to John Wilmot of Neswick, East Riding of the County Yorkshire, second surviving son of Sir Robert Wilmot Bt “by Dame Lucy his wife eldest daughter of Robert Grimston and sister of John Grimston both late of Neswick aforesaid Esquires all deceased” to use the surname of Grimston only in lieu of that of Wilmot and that he and they may bear the Arms of Grimston only.

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Grimston

Arms: Ermine an escallop between two mullets of six points pierced fessewise between two barrulets Sable.
Crest: Upon the trunk of a tree eradicated and sprouting proper a stag’s head couped Argent gorged with a collar gemel Sable.
Motto: Faitz Prouveront
Dated: 29th September 1860
Garter: Sir Charles Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Wilmot Bt

17 March 2019

Royal Licence: George Horner Reynard-Cookson 1864

eBay vendor, nornabellsyard, has recently sold the 1864 Royal Licence for George Horner Reynard of Whitehill Park (b.1815 s.1876) to take the Name and Arms of Cookson. The Letters Patent add a difference to the Arms and Crest of Cookson as used by George Horner Reynard-Cookson in his life time.  His wife, Augusta Sarah, uses the undifferenced Arms for Cookson.  Augusta was the daughter of John Cookson of Whitehill Park.

The sale price was £58.

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Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged and for distinction a canton Gules (for Cookson) 2nd & 3rd Argent a chevron between two cross crosslets fitchée in chief and a wolf’s head erased in base Azure (for Reynard)
Impaling
Per pale Argent and Gules a pale between two legs couped at the thigh in armour all counterchanged (for Cookson)

Crest 1: A demi lion proper gutté de sang grasping in both paws a club also proper charged on the shoulder for distinction with a crosslet Or (for Cookson)
Crest 2: Upon a rock proper a wolf’s head erased Argent semé of crosslets fitché Azure (for Reynard)

Motto: Nequid Nimis (Nothing in Excess) *

Dated: 3rd December 1864

Garter: Sir Charles George Young
Norroy: Walter Aston Blount

Reynard-Cookson Visitation

Howard & Crisp’s 1895 Volume 3 Visitation of England & Wales.

*  Whilst researching the Reynard family online, I found a reference that George Horner Reynard-Cookson was “given unfortunately to the bottle” and that this two sons “inherited their father’s failing“.

4 February 2018

Grant of Arms: Joseph Storey 1888

Auctioneers Charlton Hall Galleries of West Columbia, South Carolina are offering for sale the Grant of Arms to Joseph Storey of Great Waltham, co. Essex.  The auction is 22/23 February 2018 with an estimate of US$200-$400.

Story Arms

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Arms: Per fesse Azure and Gules a lion rampant argent between two bees volant in chief Or and a fountain in base proper.
Crest: A lion rampant proper holding in the dexter forepaw two cross crossets fitchee saltirewise Sable and resting the dexter hind-paw on a fountain as in the Arms.
Motto: Amor Justitlae
Dated: 4 April 1888

Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

This Grant was previously put up for auction on 20 July 2017.

1 October 2017

Grant of Arms: Joseph Pyke 1891

Back in February 2015 Dix Noonan Webb offered for sale, by auction, the Grant of Arms to Joseph Pyke, of Devonshire Place House, Portland Place in the Parish of Marylebone and Beacon Lodge, Chatham Hill, Kent.  Joseph Pike was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and his father, Lewis Eleazar Pyke, was the Minister and Secretary to the Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place.

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Pyke Joseph Grantees

Arms: Azure on a pile invected Argent between two Pikes haurient in base proper a lion rampant of the first.
Crest: A demi wolf proper holding in the dexter paw a torch erect Or fired proper and resting the sinister paw on a quatrefoil also Or.
Motto: ID VOLO DEO VOLENTE

Dated: 3rd March 1891
Garter: Sir Albert William Woods
Clarenceux: Walter Aston Blount

Pyke Joseph AF

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