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Capt. Ralph Blackett, South Irish Horse, late 14th
Hussars, b. i?>yy ; m. 1910, Evaleen Maud Mary, d. of
Maj.-Gen. Walter Weldon, son of Sir Anthony Weldon,
4th Bart. Res. — Oaklands, Hexham. Club — Army and
Navy.



BLACKER (U.O.). Argent, on a mount vert, a warrior
in complete armour in the act of advancing towards
the right, and brandishing in his dexter hand a battle-
axe all proper, from his shoulders a mantle flowing
gules. Mantling vert and argent. Crest — On a wreath
of the colours, a dexter arm in armour embowed proper,
the hand gauntleted and grasping a battleaxe, as in the
arms. Motto — " Pro Deo et rege. " Livery — Claret.

Only surv. son cf William Blacker, Esq., J. P. (High

Sheriff CO. Kildare 1878), late Major 3rd Batt. Royal

Dublin Fus., b. 1853; ^- 1907; ni. ist, 1877, Hon.

Mary Lawless [d. 1885), d. of Rt. Hon. Edward, 3rd

Lord Cloncurry : —

Frederick St. John Blacker, Esq., D.S.O. , Lt.-Col.

2/4 York, and Lanes. Regt. , late Capt. Rifle Brigade, and

Capt. sth Batt. (Spec. Res.) from 1910, served in South

African War 1899-1902, b. 1881 ; m, 1910, Sheela Maude,

d. of late John PoUckof Lismany, Ballinasloe, co. Galway ;

and has issue: — 2 sons. Seat — Castle Martin, Newbridge,

CO. Kildare. Clubs — Naval and Military ; Kildare Street,

(Dublin).



BLACKER-DOUGLASS (U.O.). Quarterly, i and 4, per
pale argent and or, a human heart gules, on a chief azure,
a trefoil slipped between two estoiles of the second
(Douglass); 2 and 3 argent, on a mount vert, a warrior
in complete armour in the act of advancing to the right,
and brandishing in his dexter hand a battleaxe all proper,
from his shoulders a mantle flowing gules (Blacker).
Mantling gules and argent. Crests— i. upon a wreath of
the colours, a cubit arm erect proper, grasping a human
heart, as in the arms, and charged with a trefoil slipped
vert (Douglass) ; 2. upon a wreath of the colours, a dexter
armed arm embowed proper, the hand gauntleted, grasping
a battleaxe, as in the arms. Mottoes—" Forward ; " " Pro
Deo et rege."

Sons I f St. John Thomas Blacker- Douglass, Esq., J. P.

and D.L. for co. Kerry (High Sheriff 1865), and J. P.

for CO. Armagh (High Sheriff i86i), b. 1822 ; d. 1900;

m. 1855, Elizabeth, d. of the late Col. Vandeleur of

Kilrush, co. Clare: —

Maxwell Vandeleur Blacker-Douglass, Esq., LP. and

D.L. (High Sheriff CO. Kerry 1905 and High Sherift" co.

Dublin 1909), late Lieut. 4th Batt. R. Inniskilling Fus., b.

1859; m. 1891, Alice, only child of Robert Macgeough of



BLACKETT, of Wylam (U.O.). Argent, on a chevron
between three mullets pierced sable, three escallops of
the field. Motto — " Nous travaillerons dans I'esp^rance."
Son of Edward Umfreville Blackett, Esquire, of
Wylam, Northumberland, Col. R.A. , b. May 19, 1853 ;
d. 1920 ; m. ist, Aug. 9, 1879, Florence Rachel Th^rese
Laura, only child of John Cleland of Stormont Castle,
CO. Down ; 2nd, 1896, Sybell Rachel, d. of late Sir
Vincent Corbet, Bart., of Moreton Corbet and Acton
Reynald : —
Christopher John Walter Blackett, Gentleman, b. 1900.
Seats — Wylam Oakwood, Wylam, Northumberland ;
Barnagrotty, co. Tipperary.

Son of Edward Algernon Blackett, Esq., J. P. and

D.L. for Northumberland and King's Co., b. 1824 ; d.

1873; m. ist, 1852, Lucy, d. of Rev. W. Minchin of

Greenhills, co. Tipperary : —

Major Christopher Montagu Blackett, late Rifle Brigade,

J. P. Northumberland, b. 1859 ; m. 1902, Evelyn, d. of John

Charles Blackett (son of Sir William Blackett, 5th Bart.

of Wylam), of Thorpe Lea, Chertsey. i?f.r.— Riding Lea,

Riding Mill, Northumberland.

Son of William Stewart Burdett Blackett, Esq., of
Arbigland, Dumfries, Capt. Grenadier Guards, b. 1873,
killed in action 1914 ; m. 1907, Kathleen Prudence
Eirene (who married 1918, Brig. -Gen. W. F. Swiney,
C.M.G.. D.S.O.), ygst. d. of Beauchamp F. Bagenal of
Benekerry House, co. Carlovv: —
Christopher William Stewart Blackett, Gentleman, b.
1908. Res. — Arbigland, Dumfries.



JOHN REGINALD BLACKETT-ORD, Esquire,
late Major Northumberland Fusiliers (T.A.). Born Feb.
10, 1885, being the elder son of the late Andrew John
Blackett-Ord, Esq., J. P., late Capt. and Hon. Major
4th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and late
Major ist Vol. Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, by his wife
Amy Louisa, youngest dau. of Charles William Jebb of
Clifton, CO. Gloucester. Armorial bearings — Quarterly, i
and 4, per pale sable and azure, three salmon hauriant argent,
within a bordure engrailed ermine (for Ord) ; 2 and 3,
argent, on a chevron between three nmllets pierced sable,
as many escallops of the field (for Blackett). Mantling,
sable and argent ; and for his Crest, upon a wreath of the
colours, upon a mount vert, an elk's head erased proper,
pellett^e (for Ord). Motto— " Nous travaillerons dans



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I'esperance." Married, 1913, Lena Mary, d. of Rev. Chas.
Edward Hlackett-Ord, Archdeacon of Northumberland,
and has issue — John Christopher Blackell-Ord, Gentleman,




b. 1918 ; Andrew James Blackelt-Ord, Gentleman, b. 192 1 ;
Elizabeth Mary ; and Anne Dillingham. Seat — Whitfield
Hall, Whitfield, Northumberland.

JAMES ROBERTSON BLACKIE, Esquire, Hon.
Major 8th Scottish Rifles. Born 1854, being the only
son of Robert Blackie, Esq., J. P. for co. of Dumbarton
(d. 1896), by his wife Anne, dau. of James Robertson
of Mulberry Bank, Glasgow. Armorial bearings (L.O.,
1887) — Argent, on a fesse azure, three crescents or, in chief
a woll's head erased gules. Mantling gules, doubled
argent. Crest — Upon a wreath of his liveries, a wolf's
head erased proper; and in an escroU over the same
this Motto, " Virtute et fidelitate." /,K'(?rv— Claret colour.
Married, 1887, Ellen Arthur, dau. of Major Henry T.
Botts of Savannah, Georgia ; and has Issue — Lucy Herndon.
Residences- -¥err\Af2in, Cove, Dumbartonstiire ; Northbank.
Glasgow. Clubs — New, Imperial Union, Art (Glasgow).

BLACKIE (L.O.). Argent, on a fesse azure, between
a lion passant guardant gules, armed of the second in
chief, and in base a closed Bible sable, clasped and orna-
mented or, leaved of the third, three crescents of the
field. Mantling azure, doubled argent. Crest — On a
wreath of his liveries, a demi-pilgrim habited, bearing
in his dexter hand cross staff, both proper. Motto — •
" Per spiritum impuesus."

Son of Rev. J. M. Blackie, of Cheltenham, h. ;

d. ; m. , : — •

Ven. Ernest Morell Blackie, B.A., Canon and Pre-
centor of Lincoln Cathedral and Archdeacon of Stow
from 1921, Hon. Chaplain to the King, b. 1867 ; vt. 1903,
Caroline Sophia Campbell, d. of Rev. J. Haldane



Stewart ; and has issue — (i) Blackie, Gentle-

man, b. ; (2) Blackie, Gentleman, b. ;

and 2 daus. Res. — The Precentory, Lincoln.

BLACKMAN (H. Coll.). Ermines, on a cross between
four lions rampant or, eight crescents azure. Mantling
sable and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
demi-griffin argent, collared gules, holding between the




claws a cross urdee or, charged with eight crescents
azure. Motto — " Fide et fiducia." Livery — Black and
gold.

Surv. sons of John William Pomfret Blackman,

Gentleman, b. 1861 ; d. 1925 ; m. 1883, Elizabeth

Louisa, d. of Ebenezer Fletcher Withers, Gentleman,

of Chelsea : —

Charles Pomfret Manser Blackman, Gentleman, b.

1884 ; m. 1905, Mary Ann Pugh. Res. — Wilmington,

Hunston, Chichester, Sussex.

George Arthur Theodore Blackman, Gentleman, b.
1889 ; m. 1910, Rose M. White ; and has issue — George
Ernest William Blackman, Gentleman, b. 1910 ; Ivy
Rose ; and Molly Eileen Francis. Res. — Wivelsfield,
Hunston, Chichester, Sussex.

Ernest Albert Cecil Blackman, Gentleman, b. 1891 ;
m. 19 14, Amy, d. of WilUam ComeUus McBane, of
Amaluist, Forest Hill, Surrey ; and has surv. issue — •
(i) John Ernest Howard Blackman, Gentleman, b.
1915 ; (2) Horace Cecil Donald Blackman, Gentleman,
b. 1917; (3) Gilbert Albert Walter Blackman, Gentle-
man, b. 1923. Res. — The Elms, Caledon Road, East
Ham.

Wilfred Osborn Hubert Blackman, Gentleman, b.
1895 ; m. , Christina M'Neill ; and has issue.

Res. — Groinden, Boxhill Road, Tadworth, Surrey.

BLACKWOOD (Confn. 18 Sept. 1862, U.O.). Azure,
a fesse or, in chief a crescent argent, between two mullets of
the second, and in base a mascle of the third. Mantling
azure and or. Crest— On a cap of maintenance gules, turned
up ermine, a crescent argent. Motto—" Per vias rectas."

Sons of Henry Robert Temple Blackwood, Esq.,

(eld. son of 4th Bart., see below), b. 1862; d. 1910 ;

m. 1892, Rebecca Paffard, d. of J. Scullard of

Cosham : —
Sir Henry Palmer Temple Blackwood, 5th Bart.
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of Humphrey Grenfell Ratcliffe, of Penhellis, Deal, Kent.
Res. — Blenheim Court, Jervis Street, Vancouver.

Francis Elliot Temple Blackwood, Gentleman, b. 1901 ;
m. 1921, Lilian, d. of H. MacGuigan. Res. — Glencoe
Lodge, Vancouver.

Sons of Sir Francis Blackwood, 4th Bart., Capt. R.N.,

b. 1838; d. 1924; 7n. ist, 1861, Laura Olivia ((/. 1865),

d. of Robert S. Palmer of Merrion Square, Dublin ;

2nd, 1871, Dorothy Frances [d. 1919), d. of Rev.

Edward Henry Quicke, Vicar of Newton St. Gyres ; —
Maurice Blackwood, Esq., D.S.O., Comdr., b. 1882;
m. 1915, Dorothea, d. of the late Hon. Bertrand Edwards,
M.H.R. of Huon Park, Sydney, N.S.W. ; and has issue —
Francis Blackwood, Gentleman, b. 1916 ; and Mary.
Res.—

Neville Foster Blackwood, Esq., (5. 1884; w. 1919,
Kathleen Nelly, d. of ihe late H. S. Mosenthal ; and has
issue — Guy Neville Blackwood, Gentleman, b. 1921 ; Robin
Henry Blackwood, Gentleman, b. 1926. Res. — Furze
Cottage, Pinkneys Green, Berks.

Son of Stevenson Arthur Blackwood, Esq., b. 1867;

d. 1917 ; m. 191 1, Kate, d. of Leonard Abbott, of

Parkstone, Dorset : —
Patrick Stevenson Blackwood, Gentleman, b. 1912.
Res.-'

Son of Sir Stevenson Arthur Blackwood, K.C.B. , Sec.

G.P.O., b. 1832; d. 1893, VI. 1858, Harriet Sydney,

((/. 1907), d. of Conway R. Dobbs and widow of the

6th Duke of Manchester : —
Algernon Henry Blackwood. Esq., b. 1869. Res. —

BLACKWOOD of Castlenavin (U.O. Confn., 3 Feb.
1916, on user since 1747). Azure, on a fesse or, a sun
in splendour gules, in chief a crescent argent between
two mullets of the second, and in base a mascle of the
fourth. Mantling gules and argent. Crest — On a wreath




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of the colours, a crescent argent.
rectas."

Sons of James Taylor Blackwood, Esq., J. P., of

Castlenavin, co. Down, and Belfast, h. 1837 ; d.

1924 ; m. 1867, Mary Olivia {d. 1887), d. of James

Wallace, of Belfast :—
James Wallace Blackwood, Gentleman, h. 1873 ; m.
1898, Adelaide, 4th d. of Joseph Miller, of Belfast ; and
has issue — -James Taylor Blackwood, Gentleman, h.
1906 ; Adelaide Caroline \ni. 1923, Edmund Broun
Ramsay Colles]. Res. — Beaconsfield, Windsor Avenue,
Belfast.



William Blackwood Blackwood, Gentleman, h. 1876 ;
m. 1904, Henrietta Lilian, d. of William Paul Metchim,
of Courtlands, Nightingale Lane, Balham, S.W. Res. —
3 Maid of Honours Row, The Green, Richmond, Surrey.

Reginald Walter Henry Blackwood, Esq., J. P., co.
Down, h. 1883. Seat — Castlenavin, Seaforde, co. Down.
Res. — 24 University Square, Dublin.

BLACKWOOD (L.O.). Argent, a saltire sable between
four mascles gules, on a chief of the second three oak-leaves
proper ; on an escutcheon of pretence, quarterly, i and 4,
or, a bend wavy azure between a lion passant in chief and
another counter-passant in base gules (Gloag) ; 2. or, a




chevron gules between three lion's gambs erect and erased

azure (Austin) ; 3. sable, a bend between si.x cross crosslets

fitch^e argent (Lake). Mantling sable, doubled argent.

Crest — On a wreath of his liveries, a sun in splendour,

issuing from clouds all proper. Motto — " Per vias rectas."

Son of John Blackwood of Dunkeld Lodge, Edinburgh,

b. \ d. ; }fi. Edith Mary, dau. of Frederick

James Catling :^

John Lionel Blackwood, Gentleman, Lieut. West of

Scotland Artill. Mil., b. ; m. 1899, Elizabeth Duncan

Lake, d. of John Austin Lake-Gloag, by his wife Hon.

Elizabeth Georgiana, d. of 3rd Viscount Lake. Res. —

BLADES of Epsom (H. Coll.), Azure, a saltire between
four pheons argent, on a chief or a lion passant gules.
Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, in front of a talbot's head erased sable, three
pheons inverted argent. Motto — " Pro Deo, rege, et
patria."

Son of Rowland Hill Blades, Gentleman, of Sutton,

Surrey, h. 1826, d. 1898 ; m. 1867, Agnes Amelia

(d. 1885), d. of George Henry Fletcher, of West Hill,

Sydenham : —

Sir George Rowland Blades, ist Bart. (1922), G.B.E.

(1927), M.P. Epsom 1918-22, J. P., Chairman of Blades,

East, and Blades, printers and publishers, Abchurch

Lane, E.C., Lord Mayor of London, 1926-7,6. 1868;

m. 1907, Margaret, d. of Arthur Reiner of Sutton ;

and has issue — Rowland Roberts Blades, Esq., h. 1912 ;

Margaret Agnes ; Helen Elizabeth ; and Janet Mary.

Seat — Fairmile Hatch, Cobham, Surrey. Clubs — St.

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BLADON (H. Coll.). Gules, three chevronels, between
in chief two mascles flory, and in base an annulet, all
argent. Mantling gules and argent. Crest — On a




Dorothy, d. of the late William Arthur WiUis of Streatham
Surrey]; and three d.ius. A'«. — Burton Joyce, Notts.

Francis Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1843; "^- 1890, Mary, d.
of John Barlow of Danethorpe ; and has had issue — Francis
Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1892; d. 1919. AVy.— Uanethorpe,
Notts.




wreath of the colours, a griffin gules, resting the sinister
claw on an annulet and charged on the wing with a
mascle flory both as in the arms. Motto — " Spe et
labore."

Only son of Francis Finch Bladon, of Sutton House,

Sutton, East Yorks., h. 1838 ; d. 1922 ; m. 1862,

Margaret Craig, d. of John McKno, of Honiton,

Devon : —

John McKno Bladon, Gentleman, h. 1865 ; m. 1898,

Ethel, d. of Robert Dickinson ; and has issue — Frank

McKno Bladon, Gentleman, b. 1902 ; John Dickinson

Bladon, Gentleman, b. 1907 ; and Edith Margaret.

Res.— Wolhtion Garth, Kirk Ella, East Yorks.

Onlv son of Henry John Hunt Bladon, of Bushey,
Herts., b. 1865 ; d. 1896 ; m. 1894, Edith, d. of
David Russell, M.D., of Neston, Cheshire: —
Harold Russel Bladon, Gentleman, b. 1895. Res. —
Seafield, Neston, Cheshire.

BL.A,GG of Cnr-Colston, Notts. (H. Coll.). These arms
are borne by all descendants of Henry Blagg of Car-Cols-
ton, Gentleman, who was born 1765 (m. 1801, Ann, d. of
Thos. Chettle of Shackerdale, p.|Car-Colston, and was the
father of Thomas Blagg of Car-Colston). .-Urgent, two
bendlets engrailed between as many pouches sable, stringed
or. Mantling sable and argent. Crest— On a wreath of
the colours, a blague or pouch ermine, stringed, as in the
arms. Motto — " Fartagez votre blague."

Sons of Thomas Blagg, Gentleman, of Car-Colston,

Notts., b. 1837; d. 1928; W.1874, PLliza, d. of Stephen

Sneap of S. CoUingham : —

Ihomas Matthews Blagg, Gentleman, F.S.A., Pat on of

the livmg of Car-Colston, b. 1875; m. Ethel Mary,

d. of William Knight Hayward of Navenby, co. Lines.,

and has issue — Thomas Colston Blagg, Gentleman, b.

1914; and 3 daus. Seat — Car-Colston, Notts.

Percy Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1876; 7n. 1914, Helen, d. of
Henry Edward Lyncoln, and has issue — 2 daus. Res. —
Sons of Thomas Filagg of Car-Colston and of Lang-
ford, Notts., Gentleman, ^.1802; d. 1876; m. 1833,
Grace, only d. and heiress of Page Goulson of Knipton,
CO. Leics: —
Henry Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1839 ; m. 1869, .•\gnes Ada,
d. of 'Thomas Hawson ofWombwell, co. Yorks.; and has
issue — (I) Henry Edward Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1872; d.
1919 [7;;. 1915, Beatrice, d. of William Allen, Esq., J-P.];
2) Thomas Noel Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1874 {m. 1911,



Robert Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1846. AVj.— Car-Colston,
Notts.

Edward Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1847 ; m. 1888, Frances
Wilhelmina, d. of William Reyworth of Wellingley, co
Yorks.; and has issue— Edward Gerald Blagg, Gentleman,
b. 1895 ; and two daus. AVj.— Nottingham.

Alfred Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1851 ; m. 1879, Dorothy
Alice, d. of Thomas Hawson of Wombwell, co. York ; and
has issue — Two daus. ^«.— Scarborough.

Arthur Blagg, Gentleman, b. 1857; tn. 1903, Edith, d. of
William Key worth of Wellingley, co. York ; and has issue
— One dau. Nes. — Nottingham.

BLAIR, see HUNTER-BLAIR,

BLAIR of Harrow Weald (H. CoU., 19 May 1921).
Argent, a griffin segreant gules, in base two roses of the
last, barbed and seeded proper. Mantling gules and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a dove rising
proper, charged on the breast with a portcuUis or. Motto —
" Promptus." Livery — Green.

Fifth son of George MacLellan Blair, Esq., J, P., of

Glasgow, b. 1841 ; d. 1902 ; tn. 1864, Jean, d. of

James Scott, of Bogton, Cadder : —

Sir Reginald Blair, Knt. Bach. (1921), J. P. Middx.,

M.P. Bow and Bromley 1912-18 and 1918-22, Maj. (ret.)

A.P.D., b. 1881 ; m. 1905, Mabel, d. of late George

Bradlev Wieland ; and has issue — Malcolm Reginald

Blair, Esq., b. 1906 ; Walter MacLellan Blair, Esq.,

b. 1913 ; Mary Lie Wieland. Res.— The Hermitage,

Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Club — Carlton.

BLAKE, see J EX-BLAKE.

BLAKE of Menlough. Argent, a fret gules. Mantling
gules and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
tiger cat passant guardant proper. Motto — " Virtus sola
nobilitat."

Onlv son of Sir Thomas Patrick Ulick John Harvey
Blake, 15th Bart., b. 1870 ; d. 1925 ; w. 1903,
Evelyn Winifred, d. of Lewis Gower Stewart, Lieut.

•D p .

Sir Ulick Temple Blake, i6th Bart, of Menlough,
Galway (10 July 1622), b. 1904. Seat — Menlough, Gal-
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BLAKE (U.O.) Argent, a fret gules. Mantling gules
and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours, a cat-a-
mountain passant guardant proper. Motto— " Virtus solo
nobilitat."

Sons of Valentine Joseph Blake of Cahir House, Lough-
glynn, J. P., d. 1842; d. 1912 ; m. 1880, Hon. Mary
French, only d. of Charles, 3rd Lord de Freyne:—
Arthur Blake, Gentleman, b. . Post, add.—g Fitz-
william Square.
Valentine Blake, Gentleman, d.
Isidore Blake, Gentleman, 6.
Lionel Blake, Gentleman, i.
Harold Blake, Gentleman, b.
Gerald Blake, Gentleman, 6.

Youngest son of Valentine O'Connor Blake : —
Martin Joseph Blake, Gentleman \g.v.).

BLAKE of Sheffield (H. Coll., 22 Apl. 1920). Per
chevron argent and gules fretty or, in chief two garbs
sable, and in base a rose of the first barbed and seeded
proper. Mantling gules and argent. Crest— On a wreath
of the colours, upon a billet fessewise gules fretty
argent, a martlet also argent. Motto— "Dum vivimus

vivamus." , ^^ t^ r ^

Son of William Greaves Blake, Esq., J. P., D.L., of

Mylnhurst, Sheffield, b. 1834; d. 1904; m. 1869,

Rebecca, d. of Thomas Jessop, of Endcliffe Grange,

Sheffield :—

Robert Greaves Blake, Gentleman, b. 1875 ; m. 1907,

Lydia Denby Bamford, and has issue— Sheila. Res. —

Castle Hill, Bakewell,co. Derby. C/wi— Sheffield.

BLAKE of Gortnaniona (U.O.). Argent, a fret gules
Mantling gules and argent. Crest- On a wreath of the
colours, a mountain cat passant guardant proper. Motto —
" Virtus sola nobilitas."

Son of Valentine Blake, Esq., J.P., b. 1831 ; d. 1870;
m. 1865, Ellen Smith : —

Valentine Blake, Esq., Capt. and Hon. Major (late of)
4th Scottish Rifles, served in S. African War, b. 1869 ; m.
Alison, d. of late Robert Skeet. .Sm/— Gortnamona, Bal-
linasloe, co. Galway. J?es. —
Club— Hihernian United Service (Dublin).

BLAKE (Vn. Cornwall, 1620, Fed. H. Coll.). Argent,
a chevron between three garbs sable. Mantling sable and
argent. Crest— On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine,



Fiennes William Edward Blake, Esq., Major 3rd Batt
Royal Sussex Regt., b. 1869.

Waher Charles Hamilton Blake, Gentleman, b. 1870.
Res. - id Buckingham Place, Brighton. Club — Hove
(Hove, Sussex).

BLAKE (Confn. U.O., 6 Feb. 1896). Quarterly, i and 4,
argent, a fret gules, a crescent for difference (Blake) ; 2 and





a martlet argent. MottO — " Libertas et natale solum."
Livery — White, with black facings ; (undress) : drab.

Sons of Lt.-Col. Joseph Fiennes Blake, 3rd Batt.
Royal Sussex Regt. (Mil.), b. 1829; d. 1919 ; m. 1868,
Fanny, only d. of Col. E. M'Curdy, Indian Army; —



Inspector and Pay-
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3, sable, three lions passant in bend between double cottises
argent, a fleur-de-lys for difference (Browne). Mantling
gules and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
cat-a-mountain proper, charged with a crescent gules for
difference. Motto — "Virtus sola nobilitat." Livery —
Claret, with white facings and silver buttons.

Sons of John Lane Blake (son of Peter Blake and Jane
Lane), b. 1843; d. 1882; m. 1866, Kate Edith, d. of
John Gibbs : —
John Richard Blake, Gentleman, b.
Ernest Peter Blake, Gentleman,
master Natal Mounted Police, m.
Res.—

Henry Claude Blake, Esq., M.V.O. , Esquire of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, formerly
Athlone Pursuivant of Arms, b. 1874 ; m. 1906, Emilie
Gertrude, d. of late Henry Charles Jerrard of Melbourne,
Australia. Club — Royal Societies'.

Sons of Peter Blake, Agent Bank of Ireland, Galway
(son of Peter Blake and Jane Lane), b. \ d. ;
tn. : —
Francis Ambrose Blake, Gentleman, b. Res. —
Vere William Lane Blake, Gentleman, b.
Res.—

BLAKE. (Confn. U.O., 6 Feb. 1896)— Quarterly, i and

4, argent, a fret gules, a crescent fcr difference (for Blake) ;
2 and 3, sable, three lions passant between four bendlets
argent, in chief a fleur-de-lys of the last for difference
(for Browne). Mantling gules and argent. Crest —
on a wreath of the colours, a cat-a-mountain passant
guardant proper, charged with a crescent gules for differ-
ence. Motto — " Virtus sola nobilitat." Livery — Claret,
with white facings and silver buttons.

Sons of Sir Henry Arthur Blake, G.C.M.G., b. 1840;
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Andrew Irwin of Ballymote ; secondly, 1874, Edith,
eldest dau. and co-heir of the late Ralph Bernal
Osborne, M.P. , of Newtown Anner, Clonmel : —

Arthur Blake, Esq., b. Jan. 15, 1877.

Maurice Bernal Blake, Esq., b. June 6, 1878.

MARTIN JOSEPH BLAKE, Gentleman, Barrister-at-
Law (Middle Temple), B.A. Dublin, Member of the
Royal Irish Academy. Born Jan. 13, 1853, being
the sixth son of the late \'alentine O'Connor Blake,
Esq., of Towerhill, co. Mayo, and of Bunowen, co.
Galway, J. P. cos. Mayo and Galway, D. L. co. Mayo
(High Sheriff 1839), by his wife Hon. Margaret Mary
ffrench, only dau. of Rt. Hon. Charles Austin, 3rd Baron
ffrench, of Castle ffrench, co. Galway. Armorial bear-
ings — .Argent, a fret gules. Mantling gules and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a cat-a-mountain




passant guardant proper.
Residence —



Motto -



' Virtus sola nobilitat.



BLAKE. Argent, a fret gules. Mantling gules and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a moun-
tain-cat passant proper. Motto — " Virtus sola nohiliiat."
Livery — White, with scarlet facings ; and (undress), Oxford
grey, with red piping.

Sons of Colonel Maurice Charles Joseph Blake, C. B. ,
J. P., D.L. , Col. 3rd Batt. Connaught Rangers, b. 1837,
d. 1915; m. November 24, 1863, Jeannette, only sur-
viving dau. of Surgeon Richard Pearce O'Reilly of
Sans Souci, co. Dublin ; —
Valentine Joseph Blake, Esq., late Capt. 3rd Batt. Con-
naught Rangers, b. 1866. Estates - Towerhill, Cloon-
gullane, and Muckanagh, co. Mayo; Carnmore and Bally-
cahalan, co. Galway. 5ea/^rowerhill, Ballyglass, co.
Mayo.

BLAKE (H. Coll., 1907). Per chevron argent and sable,
a chevron between iti chief two garbs and in base a fret ,
all counterchanged. Mantling sable and argent. Crest
— On a wreath of the colours, a morion proper, therei n a
martlet argent, holding in the beak a sprig of barley
sable. Motto — " Resurgam."

Son of Francis Blake of Tillmouth Park, Northumber-
land, i^. 1832; d. 1861 ; m. 1853, Mary, d. of Rev.
Roddam Douglas of Thorganby : —
Sir Francis Douglas Blake, ist Bart. (1907), C. B. , J. P. and
D.L. Northumberland, late Lt.-Ccl. and Hon. Col. comdt.
Northumberland R.G..'^. |Mil.),B.A. (Oxon.), Barrister-at-
Law, b. 1856; m. 1886, Selina Colquhoun (d. 1915', d. of
James Cleland Burns; and has issue — (1 1 Francis Edward