Denis, Peter (1713 -1778)

Burke’s General armory:  Denis (St. Mary’s, and Blackmonstone co. Kent) extinct 1778. 

Sir Peter Denis (1713-1778), of Huguenot birth, was an English naval officer and Member of Parliament.  He was created a baronet in 1767.  Died childless.  Motto is a Buddhist and Judaic supplication

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Denis, Peter (1713 - 1778) (Stamp 1)
Crest: An arm in armour embowed holding a serpent
Motto: By my ancestors merit
Dimensions (height x width): 22mm x 13mm
Monogram: D
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: serpent Notes: Not in Fairbairn’s Crests. Clements identifies the stamp as belonging to the Denis family. Burke’s General armory: Peter Denis – a hand grasping a snake, but not an arm in armour embowed