Meek, George -1859)

This stamp was certainly used by George Meek as his armorial bookplates testify. The arms in the first quarter are those of Scudamore, with quarterings down to the marriage of Philip Scudamore to the daughter and heir of Osborn of London in the fifteenth century. George Meek, of Brantridge Park, was the eldest son of John Meek of Homerton in Middlesex and Mary Britten. He succeeded his father 15 February 1815. He married, 15 March 1826, Amelia, daughter of Samuel Weston Esq. of Weymouth. He died 8 December 1859 leaving an only surviving son, George. George Meek's library was sold at Sotheby's 15 February 1884.

Seat / Residence(s): Brantridge Park, Sussex
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (15 February 1884)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Meek, George (Stamp 1) Motto: Fortis est veritas
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A lion rampant
Arms: Quarterly 1. Gules three stirrups (Scudamore) 2. Azure two bars gemelle or in chief a lion passant (Tregoz) 3. Ermine two bars gemelle gules (Huntercombe) 4. On a bend cotised sable three fishes [trout] (Osborn) impaling Quarterly Ist and IVth grand quarters Quarterly 1 and 4. Or an eagle displayed sable (Weston of Rugeley) 2 and 3. Ermine on a chief azure five bezants [roundels] (Weston of Boston) IInd and IIIrd grand quarters Sable on a fess between three crosses flory or as many martlets sable (Sameways)
Quarterings: 1. Gules three stirrups (Scudamore) 2. Azure two bars gemelle or in chief a lion passant (Tregoz) 3. Ermine two bars gemelle gules (Huntercombe) 4. On a bend cotised sable three fishes [trout] (Osborn) impaling Quarterly Ist and IVth grand quarters Quarterly 1 and 4. Or an eagle displayed sable (Weston of Rugeley) 2 and 3. Ermine on a chief azure five bezants [roundels] (Weston of Boston) IInd and IIIrd grand quarters Sable on a fess between three crosses flory or as many martlets sable (Sameways)
Impalement: Quarterly Ist and IVth grand quarters Quarterly 1 and 4. Or an eagle displayed sable (Weston of Rugeley) 2 and 3. Ermine on a chief azure five bezants (Weston of Boston) IInd and IIIrd grand quarters Sable on a fess between three crosses flory or as many martlets sable (Sameways)
Heraldic Charges: bars gemelles (2), Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: crosses flory (3), Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: fishes (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3), Heraldic Charges: stirrups (3)