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Crest A dove wings elevated holding in its beak an olive branch
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Fairbairn’s Crests plate 94/5 gives: Ackers; Andrews; Blair; Cobbett; Colvill; Dalbiac; Davy; Delafield; Doughty; Dove; Finnan; Moore; Over; Peace; Pockley; Stokes; Stowell; Tarpley; Taverner; Taylor; Wentworth-Shields; Wenyeve.
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Arms Quarterly 1 & 4 argent three crescents 2. On a fess cotised two roundels [fountains] 3. A bend engrailed sable in sinister chief an escallop Crest An arm in armour embowed holding a sword Helmet of an esquire Motto quantum in rebus inane
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Fairbairn’s Crests: Odell, Herbert Francis Edward, of Carriglea, co Waterford (A dexter arm in armour embowed the hand grasping a sword, the blade passing through a chaplet of red roses and trefoils). Motto: Quantum in rebus inane. The motto is taken from Aulus Persius Flaccus.
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Monogram S A
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Crest Two beehives on a stand surrounded by bees
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This may not be a crest, but a binders' tool.
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Unidentified Stamp
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Arms Two bends purpure
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There are many entries for 2 bends in Papworth, but none of them are tinctured purpure.
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Crest An owl
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Fairbairn’s Crests plate 96/5: Appleyard; Barton; Bayford; Bermingham; Boucher; Bouchier; Bredel; Broughton; Burton; Byford; Calverley; Catt; Catton; Clutton; Dover; Esmond; Fowler; Gaston; Gottington; Greseley; Harbin; Harwood; Horn[e]; Jennoway; Kirkland; McTaggart; Massey [Massie]; Midford; Minnoch; Nicholas; O’Dugenan; Oldham; Oulry; Ramus; Rumsey; Savell; Saville; Scott; Thorn; Willoughby; Wilton; Witton; Woodley; Wynall.
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Crest Out of a ducal coronet a pair of wings
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Fairbairn’s Crests pl 109/8: Bass; Bulteel; Eredy; Folion; Gipp; Johnson; Sonibanck; Tanke; Van Straubenzee. This is very close to the stamp for Maurice Johnson (1688-1745), but he had been dead for 50 years when this book was published. It could be the stamp of one of his sons or grandsons.
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Crest On a tower a leopard's (or lion's) head
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Fairbairn’s Crests, plate 157/7: Delaland; Deland; Dickson; Hichcoke; Higge[i]ns. Plate 157/9: Dekener; Dekewer; Hagne; Lamborne; Viel; Vieler.
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Crest A demi-griffin wings addorsed
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Fairbairn’s Crests plates 64/2 and 64/5 list 143 families who used this crest
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Crest Out of a mural coronet a dragon's head couped and collared
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Fairbairn’s Crests (plate 72/11) lists 15 families who used a similar crest, but only two of them provide details of the collar: Deynes, of Suffolk (out of a mural coronet or a dragon’s head sable gorged with two bars of the first); and Williamson, of Durham, Oxon., and Yorks (out of a mural coronet gules a demi-dragon argent collared of the first).
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Monogram C C or S C Coronet of a Duke
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In 1669, the year of the printing of the book, there were only two Dukes in England - Norfolk (created 1483); and Somerset (1547), and another two in Scotland - Hamilton (created 1643), and Buccleuch (1663). Up to the end of the seventeenth century, six more dukedoms were created in England, and one in Scotland. They were in England: Richmond (1675); Grafton (1675); Beaufort (1682); St. Albans (1684); Bedford (1694); and Devonshire (1694). In Scotland there was the Duke of Lennox (1675). Within this brief time span there are no dukes or duchesses who match the monogram. Monograms are notoriously difficult to decipher. Those represented in the stamp could be C C or S C.
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Initial G Coronet of an Earl
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The stamp is composed of two separate elements. It belongs to one of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. It could be Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl (1643–1695); John Lyon, 4th Earl (1633-1712); John Lyon, 5th Earl (1696–1715); Charles Lyon, 6th Earl (c. 1699–1728); James Lyon, 7th Earl (c. 1702–1735); Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl (c. 1702–1735); or John Bowes, 9th Earl (1737-1796). The “G” in the stamp probably signifies “Glamis” [i.e Glamis Castle] the ancestral home of the Bowes-Lyon family.
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Initial G Coronet of an Earl
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The stamp is composed of two separate elements. It belongs to one of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. It could be Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl (1643–1695); John Lyon, 4th Earl (1633-1712); John Lyon, 5th Earl (1696–1715); Charles Lyon, 6th Earl (c. 1699–1728); James Lyon, 7th Earl (c. 1702–1735); Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl (c. 1702–1735); or John Bowes, 9th Earl (1737-1796). The “G” in the stamp probably signifies “Glamis” [i.e Glamis Castle] the ancestral home of the Bowes-Lyon family.
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Initial G Coronet of an Earl
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The stamp is composed of two separate elements. It belongs to one of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. It could be Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl (1643–1695); John Lyon, 4th Earl (1633-1712); John Lyon, 5th Earl (1696–1715); Charles Lyon, 6th Earl (c. 1699–1728); James Lyon, 7th Earl (c. 1702–1735); Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl (c. 1702–1735); or John Bowes, 9th Earl (1737-1796). The “G” in the stamp probably signifies “Glamis” [i.e Glamis Castle] the ancestral home of the Bowes-Lyon family.
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Monogram C C addorsed
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The stamp might be one of the Earls of Carnarvon but this seems unlikely, especially as there is no coronet.
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Monogram C B Coronet of an Earl
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The most likely candidate of this stamp is Caroline, Countess Bessborough. In 1849 John Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough (1809-1890) married as his second wife Lady Caroline Amelia, (1819-1890), eldest daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond.
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Device Two dexter hands clasped
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Fairbairn’s Crests, plate 224/2: Alexander; Buchanan; Haulton; Hurot; Hurt; Le Strange; Liston; Strange; Wayland; Wedgewood.
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Crest A dexter arm vested embowed holding an axe in bend
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There are 54 crests in Fairbairn's Crests that describe an arm embowed holding a battleaxe. However, 44 of them represent an arm in armour and may be discounted. Of the remaining 10 only 4 are without armour and are simply vested, and one of these match our stamp. They are: Browning; Cooper; Mactier; and Norton.
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Arms Three leopards’ faces
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Papworth identifies a number of possibilities, though there is not enough detail to make a definitive identity: Atwell, Devon; Atwood; Barnes, William, Bishop of London; Barney, Kent; Dorman; Flint; Hayes, London; Herbright, Ireland; Langton, Berwick; Larkins, Cambridgeshire; Linde; Lyndon (Lyndonne); Lyndown (Lyndowne); Mooke (Monck), Devon; Parsons, Earl of Rosse; Reton, and Wantell, Sussex.
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Crest A lion’s head erased
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Fairbairn's Crests lists 277 possible families who used this crest.
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