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late Lady Lisgar ; 2nd, 1919, Florence, d. of the late Sir
Alexander Ramsey, 4th Bart of Balmaine. Seats- Foxholes,
Rochdale ; Kilworth House, Rugby. Club— Anhuts,.

ENYS of Enys (R. L., 7 April 1913, H. Coll.).
Quarterly, i and 4, quarterly, within a bordure compony
or and sable, first and fourth argent, three wyverns
volant in pale vert, a bordure gules ; second and
third of the last, on a fesse embattled counter-
embattled between three birds of the third, beaked
and membered gold, as many cinquefoils of the
second (for Enys) ; 2. argent, a chevron engrailed between
in chief two stags trippant ermines and in base a deer-
hound statant proper (for Rogers) ; 3. azure on a bend en-

grailed between six leopards* faces or, three pheons
sable (for Hunt). Motto — " Serpentes velut et columbae."

Son of Capt. Henry Rogers, R.N., b. 1824 ; d. 1912 ;

m. i860, Jane Mary (d. 1874), d. of John Samuel

Enys, Esq., J. P., of Enys : —
Rev. Enys Henry Enys (formerly Rogers, R.L. 1913),
late Vicar of St. Stephen's, Brighton, M.A. (Oxon.), b.
1861 ; m. 1896, Sarah Louisa, d. of George Duffus, of
Philadelphia, U.S.A. ; and has surv. issue — Charles
Reginald Saltren Enys, Gentleman, b. 1897 ; Jane
Frances ; Catherine Gilbert ; and Elizabeth Dufius.
Seat — Enys, Penryn, Cornwall.




ERROLL, Earl of, see HAY.



Right Honourable Sir WALTER JOHN
FRANCIS ERSKINE, K.T., Earl of Mar and
Kellie, twelfth Earl of Mar and fourteenth Earl of Kellie
and seventeenth Lord Erskine, Viscount Fentoun, Baron
Dirleton, Premier Viscount of Scotland, and a Represen-
tative Peer for Scotland, Hereditary Keeper of Stirling
Castle, Lord-Lieutenant county of Clackmannan, formerly
Lieut, ist Batt. Scots Guards, Hon. Lieut. -Col. 7th
Vol. Batt. Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders. Born August 29, 1865, being the eldest
son of the Right Honourable the eleventh Earl of
Mar and Kellie, by his wife Mary Anne, daughter
of William Forbes of Medwyn ; succeeded his father
1888. Creations — Earl of Mar, July 29, 1565; Earl of
Kellie, March 12, 1619 ; Viscount Fentoun, "March 18,
1606 ; Baron Erskine, 1429 (and Alloa, 1489) ; Baron
Dirleton, 1603. Armorial bearings — He bears for Arms ;
Quarterly, 1 and 4, argent, a pale sable (for Erskine) ; 2 and
3, azure, a bend between six cross crosslets fitch^e or (for
Mar). Over all, on an escutcheon gules, the Imperial
crown of Scotland proper, within a double tressure floiy
counterflory or, ensigned with an Earl's coronet (for the
Earldom of Kellie), impaling the arms of Ashley-Cooper,
namely argent, three bulls passant sable, armed and
unguled or (for Ashley) ; 2 and 3, gules, a bend engrailed
between six lions rampant or (for Cooper). Behind the shield
are placed in saltire a key, wards outward or, and a baton
gules, garnished or, and ensigned with a castle of the last,
being the insignia of the office of Hereditary Keeper
of the Castle of Stirling; above the escutcheon is placed
the coronet of his rank, and thereupon a helmet
befitting his degree, with a Mantling sable, doubled
ermine ; and upon wreaths of the proper liveries are
set the two following Crests— upon the dexter side, a
dexter hand holding a skene in pale argent, hiked and
pommelled or ; and on an escroll over the same this motto,
" Je pense plus" (for Erskine) ; and upon the sinister side,
a demi-lion rampant guardant gules, armed argent, and on
an escroll over the same this motto, " Decori decus addit
avito " (for Kellie). Supporters — Two griffins gules, armed,
beaked, and winged or; underneath this Motto, " Unione
fortior." Married, July 14, 1892, Violet, commonly known
as Lady Violet, J. P. co. Clackmannan, daughter of the
Right Honourable Anthony Ashley-Cooper, eighth Earl of
Shaftesbury ; and has Issue — John Francis -Ashley Erskine,
Esquire, commonly called Lord Erskine, M.P. Weston-
super-Mare 1922-23, and from 1924, born April 26, 1895
[m. 1919, Lady Marjorie Hervey, eld. d. of Marquis of
Bristol, and has issue — John Francis Hervey Erskine,
Master of Erskine, b. 1921 ; Hon. Alistair Robert Hervey
Erskine, b. 1923 ; Hon. David Hervey Erskine, b. 1924
(Res. — 6 St. James's Square, S.W.l] ; Hon. Francis Walter
Erskine, Lieut. Res. of Officers Scots Gds. , b. 1809 [»».
1925, Phyllis, (1. of John Burstall, of Quebec]; Elyne Violet,
commonly known as Lady Elyne Violet, died August 2, 1893.
Estates — Alloa, Forest and Ferryton ; and Kellie Castle
in the county of Fife and the " Lordship of Stirling." Seat
— Alloa House, in the county of Clackmannan. Clubs —
Carlton, New (Edinburgh).




ERSKINE (c. I3lh century). Argent, a pale sable.
Vide hereunder.

Er.skine, Earl of Mar (rematric. 1866, orig. matric.
1367). The Rt. Hon. John Francis Erskine Goodeve-
Erskine, Earl of Mar (q.v.). [For details of arms see his

Erskine, Earl of Mar and Kellie (matric. c. 1672-7, re-
matric. 1866 and 1895 and 19 — ).

The Rt. Hon. Walter John Francis Erskine, Earl of Mar
and Kellie {q.v.). [For details of arms see his entry.]

Erskine (matric. c 1672-7). Quarterly, i and 4, gules,
an eagle displayed or, armed and membered azure, looking
towards the sun in his splendour, placed in the dexter chief
as a coat of augmentation ; 2. quarterly, i. and iiii., azure, a
bend between six cross crosslets fitch6e or (Mar) ; ii. and iii.,
Erskine as above, viz. argent, a pale sable ; 3. quarterly,
i. and iiii., or, a fesse chequy azure and argent (Stewart) ; ii.
and iii., azure, three garbs or (Gumming). Crest -A
dexter arm couped below the elbow holding a club proper.
Supporters — Two ostriches proper. Motto — "Judge

Son of Rt. Hon. David Stuart Erskine, 13th Earl of
Buchan, b. 1815, d. 1898 ; m. ist, Agnes Graham, d.
of James Smith of Craigend : —
Rt. Hon. Shipley Gordon Stuart Erskine, 14th Earl of
Buchan (1469), 9th Lord Cardross (1610), D. L. co. Lin-
lithgow, J. P. Cambs., b. 1850; tn. 1876, Rosalie Louisa,
d. of Capt. Jules Alexandre Sartoris ; and has surv. issue —
Ronald Douglas Stuart Mar Erskine, Esq., commonly
called Lord Cardross, Lieut, late R.A. S.C, formerly Lieut.
E. R.. Yorks. Yeo. and Scots Guards, b. 1878 ; Lady
Muriel Agnes Stuart \_m. 1903, Major Hon. Chas. S. Heath-
cote-Drummond-Willoughby, and has issue] ; Lady Evelyn
Hilda Stuart [m. 1903, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Guinness,
P.C. , D.S.O,, and has issue]. .ff^j.— Almondale, Mid-
Calder, Scotland; The Maltings, Cookham, Berks. Clubs
—Turf, New (Edin.)

Erskine (not rematric. in L.O., but as registered in H.
Coll.). Quarterly, i. the arms of Erskine as above; 2.
azure, a bend between six cross crosslets fitch^e or (Mar) ;
3. or, a fess chequy azure and argent (Stewart) ; 4. argent,
three bars gemel gules, surmounted of a lion rampant sable
(Fairfax). Crest — A dexter arm embowed holding a club
all proper. Motto- " Trial by jury."

Son of the 5th Baron Erskine, b. 1841 ; d. 191 3; m.
1864, Caroline Alice Martha, d. of William Grimble : —
Rt. Hon. Montagu Erskine, 6ih Baron Erskine of
Restormel Castle, Cornwall (U.K., 10 Feb. 1806) [Anns
as above. Stipporters of Barony — Dexter, a stork holdmg
in the beak a snake, both proper, charged on the breast
with a mullet gules; sinister, a griffin gules, charged on
the breast with a mullet or], b. 1865; m. 1895, Florence,
d. of Edgar Flower of The Hill, Stratfordon-Avon ; and
has issue — (i) Hon. Donald Flower Cardross Erskine, Esq.,
Lieut. 9th Lancers, b. 1899 [;;/. 1927, Christina Woolner,
d. of Lloyd Baxendale, of Greenham Lodge, Newbury] ;
(2) Hon. Richard Alastair Erskine, Gentleman, b. 1901 ;
and Hon. Victoria Esm^. Res. — Spratton Hall, North-
ampton. Club — Carlton.

Hon. Stuart Joseph Ruaidhri Erskine, b. 1869, and to
whom refer below.

Sons of Lt.-Col. Hon. David Erskine (s. of 2nd

Baron), Major late 21st F"us. and Lt.-Col. Natal

Carab. , b. i8i6; d. 1903; m. ist, 1839, Anne Maria

(d. i860), d. of Josiah Spode ; 2nd, 1870, Emma

Florence, d. of Capt. Charles J. Harford, late 12th

Lancers : —

Herman Harford Erskine, Gentleman, in Cape Civ.

Serv. , b. 1871 ; m. 1899, Adela Eva, d. of Richard Fielding

Nevins ; and has issue — Angela Augusta. Res. — Cape of

Good Hope. Address ~Dov/ne Hall, Bridport.

Robert Henry Erskine, Esq., H.B. M. Consul-
General at Genoa 1925-27, at Rotterdam since 1027, b.
1874 ; tn. 1914, Clara, d. of Christian Howden-Ronnen-
kamp. Res. — British Consulate-General, Rotterdam.

Son of the Hon. James Stuart Erskine, Baron Erskine,

in Bavaria (so created), b. 1821; d. 1904; m. 1849,

Wilhelmine, Countess Toerring Minucci, d. of Anton

Joseph Clemens, Count Toerring Minucci of Munich : —

Herman David Montagu Erskine, 2nd Baron Erskine

in Bavaria, an Officer in the Bavarian Army, b. 1854.


Son of Rev. Thomas Erskine, Rector of Alderley,
Cheshire (gdson. of ist Baron), i. 1828; d. 1878;

m. 1856, Emmeline Augusta, d. of Henry John Adeane

of Babraham : —
Henry Adeane Erskine, Esq., C.B., C.M.G., C.B.E.,
V. D., D.L. for Nothumberland, Hon. Col. Northumbrian
Transport and Supply Column, b. 1857; m. 1891, Florence
Eliza Palmer, d. of Ven. F. R. Chapman, Archdeacon of
Sudbury and Canon of Ely ; and has had issue — (i) Henry
David Erskine, Esq., Midshipman R.N., b. 1897; killed
in action 1915; Margaret Helen; Christian Mary ; and
Griselda Beatrice. Res. — Milton Lodge, Gillingham,

Sons of Thomas Edward Erskine, Gentleman, Consul at

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., b. 1859; d. 1916; m. 1888,

Amy Gertrude, d. of Lt.-Gen. Robert Bruce (brother

of ist Lord Aberdare) : —
Thomas Erskine, Gentleman, b. 1897.
John Steuart Erskine, Gentleman, b. 1900.

Son of Edward John Erskine, Gentleman, b. 1864 ;

d. 1917 ; m. 1888, Gertrude, d. of J. Harding of New

South Wales : —
Steuart Edward Erskine, Gentleman, b. 1902. Res. —
272D St. James's Court, Buckingham Gate, S.W.

Erskine (rematric. L.Q., 20 Jan. 1903). Quarterly, i.
Erskine, as above ; 2. azure, a bend between six cross
crosslets fitch^e or (Mar) ; 3. azure, three garbs or
(Comyn); 4. or, a fesse chequy azure and argent

(Stewart) ; the whole within a bordure engrailed gules.
Mantling sable, doubled argent. Crest — On a wreath
of his liveries, a dexter arm embowed, grasping a club
proper. Motto — " Fortitudine."

Second son of William Macnaghten Erskine, 5th
Baron Erskme, whom see above : —
The Hon. Stuart Joseph Ruaidhri Erskine, b. 1869; m.
ist, 1891, Muriel Lilias Colquhoun {d. 1895), d. of Maj.-
Gen. G. Irving Graham ; 2nd, 1902, Dona Maria de
Guadelupe Zaara Cecilia Heaven y Ramirez de Arellano,
d. of Joseph Robert Heaven, Esq., J.P. , of the Forest of
Birse, by his wife the Marquesa de Braceras, Dama de la
Sagrada Orden Militar dil Santo Sepulcro. Seat — The
Forest of Birse Lodge, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Ret. —
Gloucester House, Regent's Park, N.W.

Erskine of Carnock (rematric. 1677). Quarterly, iand4,
gules, an eagle displayed or, armed and membered azure,
looking towards the sun in his splendour placed in the dexter
chief; 2 and 3, quarterly i. and iiii., azure, a bend between
six cross crosslets fitch^e or; ii. and iii., argent, a pale
sable, all within a bordure parted per pale or and argent.
Mantling gules, doubled argent. Crest — On a wreath of
his liveries, a skene erect, bearing on the point a boar's
head proper. Motto — " Fortitudine non insidiis." Livery
— Black, with white facings.




Eld. son of Sir Henry David Erskine, K.C.V.O., J. P.

and D.L. cos. Perth and Stirling, Serjeant-at-Arms

in the House of Commons, Captain Scots Guards,

and Gentleman Usher and Groom of the Robes, <*. 1838 ;

d. 1921; m. 1861, Lady Horatia Elizabetii Seymour,

(</. 1922), dau. of Rt. Hon. Francis George Hugh, 5th

Marquess of Hertford : —

James Francis Erskine, Esq., C.B, , C.M.G. , M.V.O. ,

Brig. -Gen. (ret.), formerly commanding 1st Bait. Scots

Guards, A. D.C. toG.O.C. S.E. , ^. 1862 ; m. 1896, Margaret.

d. of the late Henry Lambton, and has issue — Malcolm

David Erskine, Esq., Lieut. Scots Gds. , b. 1903; and

Christian [m. 1926, Comdr. Hugh Bowlby, R.N.]. Res. —

Bonkyl Lodge, Duns, Berwickshire.

Erskine of Linlathen, formerly Paterson (matric. 1870).
The late James Erskine {q.v.). [For details of arms see
his entry.]

Erskine, formerly of .\lva (matric. L. O., c. 1672-7).
Quarterly, i and 4. Mar ; 2 and 3, Erskine as above, a
bordure quarterly or and vert (R.L. in H. Coll., 14 Feb.
1805), quarterly, i. argent, a cross engrailed sable (for St.
Clair) ; 2. Erskine as above ; 3. Mar as above ; 4. argent,
on a chevron gules, between three roses of the last, barbed
vert, a fleur-de-iys of the field for dift'erence (Wedderburn. )
Crests — I. a phoenix proper; Motto (abovei— " Rinasce
piu glorioso " ; 2. an eagles head erased proper ; Motto —
" lUaeso lumine solem."

Eld. and only surv. son of Robert Francis, 4th Earl
of Rosslyn, t. 1833 ; d. 1890 ; m. 1866, Blanche
Adeliza, d. of Henry FitzRoy, Esq., and widow of
Hon. Charles Henry Maynard : —

The Rt. Hon. Sir James Francis Harry St. Clair-Erskme,
5th Earl of Rosslyn (U.K., 21 Apl. 1801), and Baron
Loughborough (U.K., 31 Oct. 1795), 9th Bart., of Alva
(Nova Sco., 30 Apl. 1666), J. P. and D.L. co. Fife, Temp.
Major 14th Batt. K.R. R.C. , formerly Roy. H.G. , late Capt.
1st Fifesh. Vols. [Supporters— Dexter, an eagle, wings in-
verted, proper, gorged with a collar argent, thereon a fleur-
de-lys gules; sinister, a griffin, wings elevated argent], b.
1869 ; m. ist, 1890 (div. 1902), Violet Aline, d. of Robert
Charles de Grey Vyner, of Gautby Hall, Lines. ; and has
issue — (i) Francis Edward Scudam' re St. Clair-Erskine,
commonly called Lord Loughborough, late Capt K. R. R. C.
2nd Lieut. R.N.V.R.. served Great War 1914-18, b. 1892
[m. 1915, Margaret Sheila Mackellor (obtained a div. 1926),
d. cf Harry Chisholm, of Sydney, N.S.W. ; and has issue —
Hon. Anthony Hugh Francis Harry St. Clair-Erskine, b.
igiy ; Hon. Peter Alexander George St. Clair-Erskine, b.
1918. Club — Carlton]; and Lady Rosabelle Millicent [^«.
ist, 1912, David Bingham, Esq., Coldstream Gds. (killed in
action 1914) ; 2nd. 1916, Lt.-Col. J. C. Brand, D.S.O..
M.C.. Coldstream Gds. ; and has issue]; 2nd, 1901;, Anna
(obtained a div. 1907. and d. 1917). d. of George Robinson.
U.S.A. ; 3rd, 1908. Vera Mary, d. of the late Eric Bayley,
of Little Moyle, co. Carlow ; and has fu ther issue — (2)
Hon. James Alexander Wedderburn St. Clair-Erskine, b.
1909; (3} Hon. David Simon St. Clair-Erskine, b. 1917 ;
and Lady Mary Sybil. .Sea/— Dysart, Fife, N.B. Res.—
Hunger Hill, Coolham, near Horsham, Sussex. Clubs —
Carlton, New (Edinburgh), Royal Automobile.

Erskine of Pittodrie (rematric. 1787 and 1868).
Henry William Knight-Erskine, Esq., of Pittodrie (q.v.).
[For details of arms see his entry.]

Erskine of Dun (matric. 1828).

Augustus John William Henry Kennedy-Erskine, Esq.
(q.v.). [For details of arms see his entry. Vide also

The Late JAMES ERSKINE, Esquire, J. P. and
D.L. for CO. Forfar, a D.L. for Dundee, and Hon.
Col. Forfar A.V. ; was formerly Lieut. 42nd Royal High-
landers. Assumed the name of Erskine, in 1870 on inheriting
the estates of his uncle. Thomas Erskine. Born 1826, being
the eldest son of the late Captain James Paterson, Bengal
Cavalry, by David, dau. of David Erskine, Esq. Armorial
bearings (matric. L.O. , 1870)— Quarterly, r and 4, gules,
an eagle displayed or armed and membered azure, looking
towards the sun in his splendour placed in the de.xter chief;
2 and 3, quarterly i. and iiii., azure, a bend between six
cross crosslets fitch^e or ; ii. and iii. argent, a pale sable, all
within a bordure engrailed per pale or and .trgent. Mantling
gules, doubled argent. Crest— On a wreath of his liveries,
a sword bearing on the point a boar's head proper. Motto

— " Fortitudine." Married, 1852, Mary Jane, dau. of
James Macnabb, Esq., H.E.LC.S. ; and left with other
issue -an elder dau: — Mary Erskine. Res. — Newbottle
House, Pilsligo Road, Edinburgh.

ERSKINE of Cambo. Quarterly, i and 4, gules,
an imperial crown within a double tressure flory coanter-
flory or ; 2 and 3, argent, a pale sable ; all within a
bordure wavy ermine. Mantling gules and or. Crest
— A garb fesseways or, thereon a cock proper, wings
expanded, charged with a bendlet wavy sinister azure.
Motto—" Veillant et vaillant."

Only son of Sir FfoUiott Williams Erskine, 3rd Bart.,

b. 1850 ; d. 1912 ; m. 1879, Grace, d. of Thomas

Hargrcaves, of Arborfield House, Berks. : —

Sir Thomas Wilfred Hargreaves John Erskine, 4th

Bart., of Cambo (27 Aug. 1821), D.S.O., D.L., Lieut. -

Col. (ret.) Cameron Highlanders, b. 1880; m. 191 1,

Magdalen Janet, d. of Sir R. W. Anstruther, 6th Bart. ;

and has issue — Thomas David Erskine, Esq., b. 1912;

Ralph John Erskine, Esq., b. 19 14 ; Mary Ruth ; Diana

Mildred ; Margaret Victoria ; Penelope Ann ; Constance;

and Harriet Lucinda. Seat — Cambo House, Kingsbarns,


ESDAILE (H. Coll.). Gules, a lion's h?ad erased
between three mullets of six points pierced or. Mantling
gules and or. Crest — ^On a wreath of the colours, a demi-
lion rampant, holding between the paws a mullet as in thfr
arms all or.

Only surv. son of Charles Edward Jeffries Esdaile,
Esq.. J. P. and D.L. (High Sheriff 1889) co. Som-
erset, Capt. and Hon. Major R.W. Somersetshire
Yeo. Cav., t. 1845; d. 1922 ; }n. 1874, Marion Max-
well, only d. of late Samuel Sandbach of Handley,
CO. Chester : —
William Clement Henry Esdaile, Esq.. J. P. Somerset,
B.A. (Oxon.). b. 1878. Seat — Cotheleston House, Taunton.
C/«i>— Bath.

ESHELBY. Per pale argent and gules, on a chevron
between three roses, a rose all counterchanged, the roses
barbed and seeded proper, within a bordure sable, charged
with eight bezants within as many annulets or. Mantling


gules and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours,
a rose argent, barbed and seeded proper, between two
wings vair, on each wing a fesse gules, charged with a
bezant. Motto -" Excelle bene merendo."

Only son ot Henry Douglas Eshelby. Gentleman, of
Birkenhead, b. 1843 ; d. 1905 ; m. 1884, Williamina,
younger dau. of Robert Irvine, Esq., J.P.j co.
Durham : —



Alan Douglas Eshelby, Esq., Capt. in the Army (ret.).
i. 1889; m. 1915, Phoebe Ddhs Mason, 3rd d. of Samuel
Mason Hutchinson, Esq., J. P. co. Chester and Liverpool,
and has issue — John Douglas Eshelby, Gentleman, 6.
1916 ; Richard Henry Douglas Eshelby, Gentleman, d.
1922 ; Peter Mason Eshelby, Gentleman, i. 1925. Res.—
3 Edwardes Place, Kensington, W,8.

The Right Honourable Sir REGINALD BALIOL
ESHER, in the county of Surrey, in the Peerage of the
United Kingdom, P.C, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Commander
Legion of Honour, Order of Merit (Spain), 2nd Class;
M.A. Camb., LL.D. Cambs. and St. Andrews, F. R.I.B.A. ,
F.S.A., M.P. for Falmouth and Penryn 1880-85,
Secretary to the Office of Works 1895-1902 ; Deputy
Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle, Permanent


the Court of St. James's; and has issue— (i) Hon. Oliver
Sylvain Baliol Brett, M.B.E., J. P., Capt. late ibth Batt.
County of London Regt. ,b. 1881 [m. 1912, Antoinette, only d.
of August Heckscher of New York, and has issue — Lionel
Gordon Baliol Brett, Esq. , b. 1913 ; Virginia Anne Charlotte;
Nancy Mildred Gladys ; and Priscilla Leonie Helen (Res.
—21 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, W. ; Watlington Park,
Oxon.] ; (2) Hon. Maurice Vyner Bahol Brett, M.V.O.,
Capt. 6th Batt. the Black Watch, Chev. of the Legion
of Honour, b. 1882 [m. 1911, Florence Hariette Zena Dare,
and has issue— Anthony Reginald Forbes Baliol Brett,
Esq., b. 1913 ; Angela Mariel Baliol; and Marie Louise
Baliol] ; Hon. Dorothy Eugenie ; and Hon. Sylvia Leo-
nora [;«. 1911, H.H. Sir Charles Vyner Brooke, G.C.M.G.,
Raja Muda of Sarawak, and has issue]. 5«a/j— Chilston,
Windsor Forest ; The Roman Camp, Callander. Res. —
2 Tilney Street, W. Clubs— TxaU Brooks's, Marlborough.

Member of the Committee of Imperial Defence, J. P. and
D. L. CO. Berks; Royal Trustee of British Museum 1906;
Chairman of London Association of Territorial Forces
1907. Born 1852, being the only surviving son of
the late Rt. Hon. Sir William Baliol Brett, ist Viscount
and Baron Esher, Master of the Rolls, P.C, by his wife
Eugenie Mayer, dau. of L. Mayer, stepdau. of Col. Gur-
wood. Anaorial bearings — Gules, within an orle of crosses
botonnee fitch^e or, a lion rampant of the last, holding in
the dexter fore-paw a fasces erect proper. Above the
escutcheon is placed the coronet of his rank, and there-
upon a helmet befitting his degree, with a Mantling gules
and or ; and for his Crest, upon a wreath of the colours,
a lion passant gules, charged on the shoulder with a
cross botonnee fitch^e or, and holding in the dexter fore-paw
a fasces proper. Supporters — Dexter, a boar ; sinister, a
lion, both sable, and each charged on the shoulder with
a cross botonnee fitch^e or, and holding between the paws
a fasces erect proper. Motto — "Vicimus. " Married,
Sept. 24, 1879, Eleanor Frances Weston, third dau. of His
Excellency Sylvain Van de Weyer, late Belgian Minister at

ESMONDE (Arms confd. and crest granted U.O. , 1645).
Ermine, on a chief gules, three mullets argent. Mantling
gules and argent. Crest — Out of a mural coronet gules,
a man's head in profile wearing a helmet all proper, over it
on an escroll "Jerusalem." Motto — " Malo mori quam

Sons of Sir John Esmonde, loth Bart., J. P. and D.L.

CO. Wexford, b. 1826; d. 1876; m. 1861, Louisa, 4th

d. and coheiress of Henry Grattan of Tinnehinch, co.

Wicklow, M.P. :—
Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, nth Bart. (28
Jan. 1628), J. P., Chairman of co. Wexi'ord Countv Council,
(High Sheriff CO. Waterford 1887), M.P. for South Div. co.
Dublin 1885-92, and for West Kerry 1892-1900, and for
North Wexford 1900-18, Chamberlain to the Vatican
Household since 1898, b. 1862 ; m. ist, 1891, Alice Barbara
(d. 1922), d. of Patrick Donovan, J. P., of Frogmore, co.
Kerry, and niece of Sir Henry Donovan ; and has had
issue — (i) Osmond Thomas Grattan Esmonde, Esq., M.P.
Wexford 1923, b. 1896 ; (2) John Henry Grattan Esmonde,
Esq., Midshipman R.N., b. 1899; killed in action 1916 ;




Patricia Alison Louisa Grattan ; Aingelda Barbara Mary
Grattan ; and Ethne Moira Grattan ; he m. 2nd, 1924,
Anna Frances, d. of the late Peter Levine, of New York-
C/«*— St. Stephens Green (Dublin).

Laurence Grattan Esmonde, Esq., Lt. -Col. Res.
of Officers R. Dublin Fusiliers, Barrister-at-Law, Lt.-Col.
Waterford R.G.A. , 6. 1863 ; m. 1906, Sarah May (rf. 1911),
d. of the late .Ale.xander John Spittall. Jies. —

Sons of John [oseph Esmonde, Gentleman,

L.R.C.S.L. M.P. for North Tipperary, d. 1862; d.

1915 ; m. 1st, 1888, Rose, d. of John Magennis of

London; 2nd, 1904, Eily, d. of Dr. D. A. O'SuUivan

of Kensington : —

John Esmonde. Esq., Capt. late Northumb. Fus. , M.P.

N. Tipperary 1915-18, i. 1893. Postal address — Dromi-

nagh, Borrisokane, co. Tipperary.

Anthony Esmonde, Gentleman, d. 1899.
Owen Esmonde, Gentleman, i. 1905.
Donald Esmonde, Gentleman, 6. 1906.
Witham Esmonde, Gentleman, />. 1907.
Eugene Esmonde, Gentleman, d. 1909.
James Esmonde, Gentleman (twin), i. 1909.

ESPLEN of Hardres Court (H. Coll. 26 Sept. 1921).
Sable, on a pile between two mascles or, a lymphad of
the field. Mantling sable and or. Crest — On a wreath
of the colours, in front of a demi-eagle displayed
sable, charged on each wing with a mascle as in the arms,
an anchor fessewise or. Badge — Two sprigs of columbine
in sal tire stalked and leaved proper, enfiled with a
circlet or.

Son of the late William Esplen of Blundellsands : —

Sir John Esplen, ist Bart. (14 July 1921), K.B.E., b.
1863 ; m. 1898, Laura Louise, d. of John Dickenson, of
Sunderland ; and has issue — William Graham Esplen,
Esq., b. 1900 ; Laura Rav. J^es. — 60 Kensington Court,
W.8. C/m6— Royal Thames Yacht.



ESTCOURT-OSWALD (H. Coll.). Quarterly, i.
argent, on a mount in base, a savage wreathed
about the head and middle with oak-leaves, pointing
with his dexter hand to a comet in the dexter
chief point all proper, a chief arched azure (Oswald) ;

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