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Crest A demi stag azure Motto LABOREMUS
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Fairbairn’s Crest, plate 119/2 lists 40 families who used this crest, but no trace of the motto could be found.
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Crest A stag's head erased
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Fairbairn’s Crests (plate 121/2) lists 243 families using this crest
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Crest A stag’s head erased
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Fairbairn’s Crests (plate 121/2) lists 243 families using this crest
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Arms Within a bordure a stag’s head erased
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There is nothing in Papworth matching these arms.
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Crest On a mount a falcon wings elevated
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The bird represented here resembles a falcon, though it is not certain. There is nothing in Fairbairn’s Crests that matches the stamp exactly. It is possible that it belongs to Stanley Williams, as the book by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams suggests, but the surname is very common and it is nearly impossible to verify with any certainty.
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Crest On a mount a falcon wings elevated
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The bird represented here resembles a falcon, though it is not certain. There is nothing in Fairbairn’s Crests that matches the stamp exactly. It is possible that it belongs to Stanley Williams, as the book by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams suggests, but the surname is very common and it is nearly impossible to verify with any certainty.
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Crest On a mount a crane in its vigilance holding in its dexter foot a pebble
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Fairbairn’s Crests, plate 105/6: Angesteen; Broese; Brockman; Denham; Gatty [Gattie]; Hall; Harris; Heris; Pettit [Pettyt]; Shore; Sotheram. Of there only 3 correspond to the bookplate which is labelled W R H; it is listed in the Franks Bequest catalogue (no. 15955) as unidentified. Burke’s General armory lists Hall of Ramelton, co. Donegal (On a mount a stork argent holding in her dexter claw a pellet); and Heris (On a mount vert a crane holding in the dexter claw a stone).
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Crest An heraldic tiger passant ducally gorged collared and lined supporting with his dexter foot a cross crosslet
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Not in Fairbairn’s Crests. Papworth lists 10 tigers passant, but none of them are gorged, or have their foot on a cross crosslet.
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Crest A demi-unicorn rampant holding an escutcheon
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The crest shown in Fairbairn’s Crests, plate 304/9 is slightly different from that displayed here. Fairbairn lists Sir Godfrey Vignoles Thomas, Bart [9th Baronet Thomas of Wenvoe (1856-1919)]; John Wellesley Thomas; George Hunter Mac-Thomas Thoms (1831-1903); and Thomas H. Thoms, of Tay-Bank, Withington, but none of these is a likely candidate for the stamp.
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Crest A unicorn’s head couped, bridled, with a plume of two feathers
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Fairbairn’s Crests cite seven persons who used this or similar crests, but only three names match: Hall; Horsman; McLaughlan.
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Crest A wolf’s head erased collared with an arrow in its mouth
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There is nothing in Papworth that matches this stamp. In Burke’s General armory, or Fairbairn’s Crests there is no entry for Tasker.
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Crest Out of a ducal coronet a wolf's head couped
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The Heraldry of Crests (London, 1829) on plate 13 gives this crest as Howard. The 1860 edition of Fairbairn copies this without offering any further information; later editions simply omit it. Burke's General armory does not give this crest for any family of Howard.
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Monogram J A?
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Difficult to decipher. There appears to be a "J" in the monogram, but impossible to be certain.
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Monogram W C (?)
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The monogram appears to read "WC", but difficult to be definitive.
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Monogram G G I I V
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There are two possibilities listed in Hazlitt’s A Roll of honour under “V”: John Gladwell Vernon; and George John Vulliamy (1817-1886), architect and civil engineer. More information is required before making an identification.
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Monogram J M C or M Coronet of an Earl
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If the monogram in the stamp is “M”, then seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century Scottish Earls were: Morton (1458); Mar (1565); Moray (1562); March (1697). In the peerage of Great Britain they were: Macclesfield (1721); Mansfield (1776). And in Ireland: Meath (1627); and Mexborough (1766).
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Monogram E V
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Difficult to decipher. It could be E V; B V; E W, or B W.
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Monogram G T B
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It is relatively safe to assume that the owner had his monogram stamped on the spine when the book was bound in 1905. Robert Poore who received the book, presumably after the death of G T B, died in 1918.
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Crest A lion's head couped ducally crowned between two ostrich feathers. Initials J N J
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It is assumed that the J of the initials stands for Johnson, but no further identification can be given at this stage. Crest matches that of the bookplate of R.A. Johnson [Franks 16561]. There is no J N J in Hazlitt’s Roll of honour. There is also nothing in Fairbairn’s Crests, nor in Papworth.
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Crest A sinister hand apaumy Legend SOMERVILL HOUSE
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Fairbairn's Crests identifies the crest as belonging to James Gray-Farquhar (ca. 1778-1828), but he has no association with Somerville House. There is a Somerville House, also known as the Drum, near Edinburgh, seat of the Lairds of Somerville, and another in Navan, Meath, Ireland, the seat of the Right Hon. Lord Athlumney. None of these seems likely.
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