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Entries from August 2008

Sir John Samuel Fletcher Baronet

August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Sir John Samuel Fletcher Baronet

Falling under the hammer on the 29th August were the Grant of arms to Sir John Samuel Fletcher Baronet, first and last baronet of Bryony Hill, along with a quite separate grant of his badge. The seller chose to use a private auction so we have no way of knowing who the successful bidder or […]

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David Gordon Allen d’Aldecamb Lumsden of Cushnie 1933 – 2008

August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on David Gordon Allen d’Aldecamb Lumsden of Cushnie 1933 – 2008

 It is with immense sadness that I report to my reader the death of David Gordon Allen d’Aldecamb Lumsden of Cushnie, SMOM, MA, FSA Scot. who died yesterday 29th August 2008.  Born on the 25th May 1933 in Quetta, Baluchistan, India he was the last of the family to hold the title of Baron of […]

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An outing to Staffordshire.

August 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Wednesday 13th August saw a respectable contingency of Cheshire Heraldry Society members gather together for a border skirmish into neighbouring Staffordshire. The trip was ably organised by member Philip Hind who did a sterling job in contacting the officers of six churches in relative close proximity to each other to arrange for what was in all cases […]

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Arthur Durance George – Grant of Arms

August 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Arthur Durance George – Grant of Arms

Another EBay grant to fall under the hammer to the collector who uses the identity of lynnthorpe is that of Arthur Durance George, dated July 6th 1910. This time, lynnthorpe purchased a College of Arms English grant, the hammer falling at $199 (approximately £107). It seems that at some time in its life this grant of arms found […]

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The Booth baronets of Allerton Beeches, Liverpool.

August 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Booth baronets of Allerton Beeches, Liverpool.

Since the image I produced of the Leigh coat was released to public view at the Burke’s Peerage and Gentry online site I have been asked to produce another image with a Cheshire pedigree. Burke’s are in the process of updating the entry for the Booth baronets of Allerton Beeches, Liverpool. They descend from the Booths […]

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Alexander Dunsmure (take two).

August 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Alexander Dunsmure (take two).

On the 27th July I reported on the eBay sale of the matriculation document of the arms of Alexander Dunsmure and some days later I noticed that the same vendor was offering for sale more historical documents relating to the same name. Described (erroneously) as a Victorian Grant of arms, the document appears to be a […]

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