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George Elliott Smyth, Gentleman, b. 1872 ; m. 1908, Mar-
garet Helen, d. of Dr. H. O. Foster ; and has issue— Joyce
Margaret. Res.— White Hill, Hitchin.



Edward James Smyth, Gentleman, b. 1879 ; m. 1906,
Jessie Alice, d. of James Bowman; and has issue — Joan.
Res. — Rooktree House, Stotfold, Beds.

SMYTH (U.O. ). Gules, a lion rampant argent, on a
chief of the second, a mullet azure, between two torteaux.
Mantling gules and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the
colours, a lion's head couped argent. Motto — " Miseris
succurrere."

Eld. s. of Matthew Blood Smyth of Castle Fergus, co.

Clare, b. ; d. ; m. : —

Rev. William Augustine Blood Smyth, M.A. (Dublin),
Canon of Killaloe, b. . Res. — The Rectory, Kilnasoo-

lagh, Newmarket-on-Fergus, co. Clare.

SMYTH-PIGOTT (R.L., 31 March 1824). Quarterly,
1 and 4, ermine, three lozenges conjoined in fesse sable
(Pigott) ; 2 and 3, gules, on a chevron between three
cinquefoils argent, as many leopards' faces sable (Smith).
Mantling sable and argent. Crests — 1. on a wreath of the
colours, a wolf's head erased proper, collared or ; 2. on a
wreath of the colours, a griffin's head erased gules, gorged
with a collar gemelle and beaked and eared or. Mottoes —
" Qui capit capitur " ; " Toutes foys prest."

Son of Cecil Hugh Smyth- Pigott, Esq., J. P., of

Brockley Hall, Somerset, b. i860 ; d. 1893 ; m. 1882,

Mary Agnes, d. of Joseph Ruscombe Poole : —

John Hugh Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1882. Seats —

Brockley Hall and Brockley Court, West Town, R.S.O.,

Somerset. Res. — Brockley Hall, Bristol.

Son of Bernard Cecil Smyth-Pigott, Capt. and Brev-
Major Durham LI., b. 1884; d 1916; m. 1909,
Athalie Mary, d. of Gaeme B. Fraser of Weston-super-
Mare : —
Bernard Peter Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1912. Res. —
Third son of Cecil Hugh Smyth-Pigott, Esq. (see
above) : —
Joseph Ruscombe Wadham Smyth-Pigott, Esq., D.S.O.
with Bar, Group-Comdr. R.A.F., b. 1889 ; m. 1919, Lady
Clare Mary, d. of 9th Earl of Denbigh ; and has issue —
Hugh Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1923 ; and Annie Mary
Cecilia. Address — British Embassy, Paris.

Ygst. son of John Hugh Wadman Smyth-Pigott, Esq.,
J. P. and D.L., of Brockley Hall, Somerset, b. 1819 ; d.
1892; m. 1857, Blanche Mary, d. of Henry Raymond
Arundell : —
Bertram Joseph Arundell Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b.
1874. Res. — Pipestone, Manitoba.

Sons of Henry Thomas Coward Smyth-Pigott, Gentle-
man, b. 1823; d. 1858; m. 1845, Elizabeth, d. of
James Mells Nairne of Dunsinnan : —
Henry Drummond Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1848.
Res.—

James William Nairne Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b.
1850; m. 1903, Geraldine Augusta (d. 190?), d. of William
Richardson of Wanstead, Essex, and widow of Lt.-Col.
Sidney Burrard. Res. —

John Hugh Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1852. Res. —
Sons of Rev. George Octavius Smyth-Pigott, Rector of
Kingston Seymour, Somerset, b. 1827 ; d. 1892 ; in.
1855, Maria Ricketts : —
Alfred Cyril Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1862. Res. —
Charles Gerald Hugh Smyth-Pigott, Gentleman, b. 1868.
Res.—

SMYTHE of Eshe Hall. Sable, three roses argent.
Mantling sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, a buck's head erased gorged with a chaplet of laurel
all proper. Motto — " Regi semper fidelis."

Son of Sir John Walter Smythe, 8th Bart., b. 1827;

d. 1919; m. 1864, Marie Louise, d. of William Herbert,

ofClytha House, co. Monmouth: —
Sir Edward Walter Joseph Patrick Herbert Smythe,
9th Bart. (23 Feb. 1 660-1), b. 1869. Seats — Eshe, co.
Durham Acton Burnell Park, Shropshire.

DAVID MURRAY SMYTHE, Esq., J. P. and D.L. for
co. Perth, late Lt.-Col. 3rd Batt. Royal Highlanders.
Born Nov. 17, 1850, being the eldest son of the late
William Smythe, Esq., J. P. and D.L., and Convener of the
co. for thirty-four years, by his second wife Emily, dau.
of Gen. Sir John Oswald, G.C.B. , K.C.M.G., of Dunnikier,
co. Fife. Armorial bearings (L.O., 1673) — Azure, a burn-
ing cup between two chess-rooks in fesse or. Mantling
azure and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
dolphin hauriant proper. Motto — "Mediis tranquillus in



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undis." Married, 1898, Hon. Katherine Jane, dau. of
Lord Bagot; and has Issue — Barbara. Res. — Moulin-
almond, Perth. Club — New (Edinburgh).

SNEAD-COX of Broxwood and Eaton Bishop (H. Coll.).
Or, three bars azure, within a bordure sable, on a canton
argent, a lion's face gules. Mantling azure and or.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, an antelope's head
erased per fesse or and azure, pierced through the neck by
a broken spear proper. Motto — " Nil amplius oro."

Son of Richard Snead Cox, Esq., J. P. and D.L.,
High Sheriff co. Hereford 1858, Lord of the Manors of
Broxwood and Souldern, b. 1820; d. 1899; m. 1853,
Maria Theresa, d. of George Weld of Leagram Hall,
Lanes. : —
John George Snead Snead-Cox, Esq., J. P. London and co.
Hereford, Barrister-at-Law, Lord of the Manors of Brox-
wood and Souldern, b. 1855 ; assumed by Deed Poll 1892,
the additional surname of Snead; m. 1891, Mary, only
child of late George Porteous of NewOrleans, U.S.A. ; and
has had issue— (1) Richard Snead-Cox, Lieut. Roy. Scots.,
b. 1892; killed inaction 1914 ; (2) Geoffrey Philip Joseph
Snead-Cox, Gentleman, Lieut. 1st Royal Welsh Fus.,
b. 1895; killed in action 1914 ; (3) Herbert Arthur Joseph
Snead-Cox, Gentleman, Midshipman R.N., b. 1900 ; killed
in action 1916 ; (4) Robert John Francis Snead-Cox, Gen-
tleman, b. 1908. Seat — Broxwood Court, Pembridge,
Herefordshire. Club — Junior Carlton.

SNEATH, see AIKIN-SNEATH.



Son of John William Sneyd, Esq., J. P. and D.L. co.
Stafford, late Capt. of the Queen's Own Royal Stafford-
shire Yeo. and the King's Own Staffordshire Light
Inf. Mil., b. 1822; d. 1904; m. 1861, Agnes Maria,
eldest surv. d. of Rev. Charles Evelyn Cotton of Etwell
Hall, co. Derby: —
Ralph de Tunstall Sneyd, Gentleman, Lord of the Manor
of Basford, nr. Leek, b. 1862 ; m. 1894, Harriett, d. of
Arthur Brookes of Leek ; and has issue— (1) Arthur Lionel
Llewellyn Sneyd, Gentleman, b. 1898 ; (2) Ralph Clement
Cotton Sneyd, Gentleman, b. 1899 ; (3) Alfred William
Augustine Sneyd, Gentleman, b. 1906 ; and Elsie Dorothea
Stella. Res. — Fair View Hall, Onecote, nr. Leek, Staffs.
Son of Henry Sneyd, Gentleman, ot Lent Hill, Ash-
burton, b. 1838 ; d. 1920 ; m. 1st, 1869, Caroline Carew ,
d. of Robert H. C. Hunt; 2nd, 1903, Evelyn, d. of
Rev. Charles Forster, of Holne Chase, Ashburtcn,
Derby : —
Charles Henry Clement Sneyd, Gentleman, b. 1904.
Seat — Ashcombe Park, nr. Leek, co. Stafford.

SNEYD -KYNNERSLEY (H. Coll., 1815, R.L.) —
Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure, sem£e of crosses crosslet, a lion
rampant argent (for Kynnersley, temp. Henry III.); 2 and
3, argent, a scythe, the blade in chief, the sned or handle
in bend sinister sable, in the fesse point a fleur-de-lys of the
second (for Sneyd). Mantling azure and argent. Crests —
1. a mount vert, thereon a greyhound sejant argent, collared
or, under a hawthorn-tree proper (for Kynnersley) ; 2. a



-SNEYD of Keele Hall (H. Coll.). Argent, a scythe, the
blade in chief, the sned (or handle) in bend sinister sable,
in the fesse point a fleur-de-lys of the second. Mantling




sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a
lion passant guardant sable. Motto — " Nee opprimere, nee
opprimi."

Son of Rev. Walter Sneyd, Esq., M.A., F.S.A., J.P.,

b. 1809 ; d. 1888 ; m. 1856, Henrietta Elizabeth (d.

19 13), d. of Richard Malone Sneyd of Cherry vale, co.

Donegal: —
Ralph Sneyd, Esq., J. P. and D.L. (High Sheriff
1892-3) co. Stafford, Major and Hon. Lt.-Col. late
Staffordshire Regt., b. 1863 ; m. 1885, Mary Evelyn, eldest
d. of Major-Gen. Sir Arthur Edward Augustus Ellis,
G.C.V.O., C.S.I, (by the Hon. Mina, d. of Rt. Hon. the
1st Barcn Taunton). Seat — Keele Hall, Newcastle-under-
Lyme, co. Stafford. Postal add. — Mill House, LongParish,
Hants. Clubs— Turf, White's.




lion passant guardant sable (for Sneyd). Motto — "Nee
opprimere, nee opprimi." Livery — Light blue and silver.
Sons of late Clement Thomas Sneyd- Kynnersley, Esq.,
of Loxley Park, b. 1833; d. 1876; m. 1858, Ellen, d.
of Joseph Mallaby: —
John Ralph Sneyd- Kynnersley, Gentleman, b. i860 ; m.
1st, 1886, Adele (d. 1891), d. of Charles Henry Pairo ; 2nd,
1895, Marion Hamilton, d. of James Archibald Shaw; and
has issue — Two daus. Seats — Loxley Park, Highfields,
and the Dearndales, near Uttoxeter, co. Stafford. Res. —
San Francisco. California, U.S.A.

Harry Craven Sneyd- Kynnersley, Gentleman, b. 1865;
Postal add. — Church House, Penshurst, near Battle.

Son of Thomas Clement Sneyd- Kynnersley, Esq.,

J. P. and D.L., b. 1803 ; d. 1892; m. 1S34, Eliza Rose,

elder d. of Joseph Sandars of Taplow House, Bucks. :—

Edmund Mackenzie Sneyd - Kynnersley, Esq., J. P.

Chester, H.M.'s Insp. of Schools 1874-1906, Barrister at-

Law (Inner Temple), b. 1841. Res.— Boughton Lodge,

Chester.

Son of Charles Walter Sneyd- Kynnersley, Esq.,
C.M.G., b. 1849; d. 1904; m. 1884, Ada Maud, d.
of Rev. George Nash : —
Thomas Ralph Sneyd- Kynnersley, Esq., M.C.late Capt.
R.E., b. 1886. Res. — Fair Meadow, Mayfield, Sussex.



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SNOOK of Nottingham (H. Coll.). Azure, three fylfots
in chevron between in chief two eagles displayed and in
base a lion rampant or. Mantling azure and or. Crest-




On a wreath of the colours, upon a rock proper, an eagle
or, wings expanded azure, resting the dexter claw on a
fylfot sable. Motto — " Nee opprimere nee opprimi."

Son of James Snook, Gentleman, b. 1831 ; d. 19 10 ;

m. 1857, Fanny, d. of James Henry Bracher of Place

Farm, Tisbury, Wilts. : —
James Bracher Snook, Gentleman, b. 1859 ; m. 1887,
Minnie Alexandra, d. of George Giles ; and has issue —
(1) James Bracher Snook, Gentleman, b. 1888; (2) Arthur
Giles Snook, Gentleman, b, 1894 ; (3) Eric Norman Snook,
Gentleman, b. 1897 ; and Doris Muriel. Post. add. — 1 Gros-
venor Avenue, Nottingham.

Herbert Durrant Snook, Gentleman, b. 1867 ; tn. 1st,
1890, Francis Mary, d. of John Hardy Carter of Holbeach,
Lines ; 2nd, 1903, Emily Gertrude, d. of Robert Pinder of
Elmbank, Nottingham ; and has issue — Phyllis Mary ;
Hilda; Violet Mabel; and Dulcie Durrant. Res.— The
Cedars, Lenton, Nottingham.

Walter Percy Snook, Gentleman, Solicitor, b. 1869 ; tn.
1897, Jessie Martha, d. of Robert John Brew, Esq., I.S.O. ;
and has issue — (1) Courtenay Walter Snook, Gentleman,
b, 1898 ; (2) Robert James Bracher Snook, Gentleman, b.
1899; Doreen Francis; and Jessie Ruth. Res. — 8 Second
Avenue, Nottingham.

SNOW of Exmouth (H. Coll., 12 Oct. 1922). Per fesse
nebuly azure and argent, in chief a lozenge between two
antelopes' heads erased, and in base a like antelope's head
between as many lozenges all counterchanged. Mantling
azure and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours, an
antelope's head argent, erased gules, armed, and holding
in the mouth two links of a chain or. Motto — " Soyez
ferme."

Sons of Thomas Snow, Esq., J. P. Devon, M.A. (Oxon.),

Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, b. 1852 ; d. 1927; tn.

1889, Edith, d. of Frederick Banbury, of Shirley House,

Shirley, Surrey: —
Thomas Maitland Snow, Gentleman, B.A. (Oxon.), 1st
Sec. H.M.'s Diplomatic Service, b. 1890; tn. 1927, Phyllis
Annette, d. of Ivor Malcolmson, of Callum Lodge, St.
Albans, and has issue — Edith Annette. Res. — Cleeve
House, nr. Exeter. Club— St. James's.

George Robert Sabine Snow, Gentleman, b- 1897.
Res. —



Sons of Thomas Maitland Snow, Gentleman, of Cleve

House, nr. Exeter, b. 1817 ; d. 1899; m. 1851, Eliza,

d. of Jacob Philip Nathan, of Trelawny, Jamaica : —

Philip Chicheley Hyde Snow, Esq., CLE., late I.C.S.,

Municipal Commissioner of Bombay 1896-1901, b. 1853;

tn. 1888, Beatrice Sophia, d. of Edmund Newman Snow.

Res.— Exeter. Club— Sports.

Sebastian CosensSnow, Gentleman, of Weircliff, Exwick,
Exeter, b. 1856; m. 1888, Margaret Lucy Parker, d. of Rev.
Maurice Swabey, Vicar of St. Thomas's, Exeter, and has
i ssue — Sebastian Richard Eustace Snow, Esq., M.A.
(Oxon.), Barrister-at-Law, late Capt. 1st R. Devon Yeo.,
b. 1890 [m. 1926, Rosamond Mary, eld. d. of Edward
Henry Wright Weaver, Barrister-at-Law, of Ambletts,
Chithurst, Sussex (Res.— Brightwell Manor, Brightwell,
Wallingford, Berks. Clubs— Jun. Carlton ; Cavendish ;
Devon and Exeter (Exeter))]. Res.— Weircliff, Exeter.

ALEXANDER DUFFETT SNOW, Esquire, Capt.
West of Scotland Art. (Militia). Born Oct. 10, 1862,
beingthesecondbut eldest surviving son ofjohn Snow (grand-
son of Henry Snow of Stinsford, Dorset), by his wife Ade-
laide Jane, fourth dau. of Francis Duffett of Shirehampton,
Dorset. Armorial bearings— Per fesse indented azure and
argent, a cross patee between two heraldic antelopes' heads




in chief and a like heraldic antelope's head between two
crosses patee in base, all counterchanged. Mantling azure
and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours, in front
of a bugle-horn gules, an heraldic antelope's head couped
per pale indented argent and azure, and charged with
two crosses pat6e in pale counterchanged. Motto —
" Probitas verus honor." Livery — Blue, with red facings.
Married, June 10, 1891, Rose Lilian, third dau. of Col.
John Beaufin Irving, formerly of Bickington Lodge, now of
Bonshaw Tower, Ecclefechan ; and has Issue— (1) John
Alexander Irving Snow, Gentleman, b. Dec. 1, 1893; (2)
George Robert Irving Snow, Gentleman, b. Oct. 7, 1895 ;
and Dons Lilian Frances. Res. —

SNOWDEN (H. Coll.). Argent, on a fesse azure,
between in sinister chief and in base an escallop gules,
three mullets or, a quarter of the third charged with four
fusils conjoined fessewise of the first. Mantling azure and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, upon the battle-



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mentsof a tower, a peacock in its pride all proper.
— " Omnia vincit amor."



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Only surv. son of Edwin Snowden, of Stoneygate,
Leics., b. 1835; d. 1920 ; m. 1864, Julia Ann, d. of
Thomas Burdett, of Desford, Leics. :—
Frederick James Snowden, Esq., b. 1884. Res. — St.
John's Manor, Jersey.

SOAME, see BUCKWORTH-HERNE-SOAME.

SOAMES of Sheffield Park (H. Coll.). Gules, a chevron
or, between in chief two mallets erect of the second and in
base two wings conjoined in lure argent. Mantling gules




and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, in front of a
rising sun proper, upon a lure gules, feathered argent
fessewise, a falcon belled or. Motto— " Vilius virtutibus
aurum."

Son of Arthur Soames of Irnham Park, near Bourne,

Lincolnshire, b. 1816; d. 1894; m. Annie Amelia, d.

of Joseph Gilstrap: —

Arthur Gilstrap Soames, Esq., J. P. and D.L. (High

Sheriff 1903) co. Lincoln, J. P. co. Sussex, £. 1854; m. 1919,

Agnes Helen Van der Heydt, d. of the late Rt. Hon. Sir

Robert Peel, G.C.B. , P.C.and widow of D. van de Heydt.

Seat — Sheffield Park, Uckfield, Sussex. Clubs— Carlton,

Arthur's.

SOLLY-FLOOD of Ballynaslaney (U.O.). Quarterly,
1 and 4, vert, a chevron between three wolves' heads erased
argent (Flood) ; 2 and 3, argent, a chevron gules between
three sole fishes hauriant proper, within a bordure en-
grailed sable (Solly). Mantling vert and argent. Crest—
Upon a wreath of the colours, a wolfs head erased argent.
Motto — "Vis unita fortior."

Sons of Major-Gen. Sir Frederick Richard Solly-Flood,
C.B. (1877), K.C.B. (1907), b. 1829; m. 1863, Con-
stance Eliza, d. of the late William Edward Frere,
Esq., C.M.G., J.P., of Bitton, near Bath:—
Major-Gen. Arthur Solly-Flood, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.,
late 4th Dragoon Guards, served in S. Africa with the S.
African Light Horse 1900-2, and Great War 1914-19,
Insp.-Gen. of Cavalry, India, has Order of the Crown and
Croix de Guerre (Belgium), Croix de Guerre avec palme
(France), b. 1871 ; m. 1916, Elise, d. of Ferdinand P. J.
Hanbury, of Nantoer, Monmouth ; and has issue — 1 dau.
Clubs— Army and Navy, Marlborough.

Brigadier Richard Elles Solly-Flood, C.M.G., D.S.O.,
comdg. Bareilly Brigade, U.P. India, served S. Africa
1899-1902, and Great War 1914-19, comdg. 132nd Inf.
Bde. 1924, has Legion of Honour, White Eagle of Serbia,
with cross swords, b. 1877; m. 1914, Marguerite Eliza-



beth, only d. of Major Connellan of Coolmore, co. Kil-
kenny ; and has issue — 1 son ; and 1 dau. Res. — Cool-
more, Thomastown, co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Clubs — Army
and Navy; R.A.C.

SOLTAU (H. Coll., 12 Aug. 1844). Per bend sinister
azure and argent, on the dexter side three ears of wheat on
one stalk or, and on the sinister side three fleurs-delys, one
and two of the first. Mantling azure and argent. Crest-
On a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion argent, within two
branches of roses proper. Motto — " Miseris succerere
disco."

Son of John Thomas Soltau, Esq., J. P., of Little

Efford, Plymouth, b. 1834; d. 1921 ; m. 1st, i860,

Florence (d. 1894), d. of the late Erving Clark of Efford

Manor, and widow of Sir William Norris Young,

Bart. :—
George William Soltau, Gentleman, b. 1865. Res. —
Little Efford, Sea View, Isle of Wight.

Eldest son of George Soltau, Gentleman, b. 1847 ;

d. 1909 ; m. 1874, Grace Elizabeth, d. of Dr. A. J

Tapson : — ■
Col.Alfred Bertram Soltau, C.M.G. (1916), C.B.E. (1919),
T.D., Col. A.M.S. (T.A.), M.D. (Lond.), F.R.C.P.,
F.R.C.S., b. 1876; m. 1903, Edith Mary, d. of William
Evans Watts ; and has issue— George Richard Bertram
Soltau, Gentleman, b. 1908; Catherine Grace [m. W. H.
Anketell]. Res. — 1 The Crescent, Plymouth. Club —
R. Western Yacht (Plymouth).

Only son of Henry Soltau, Gentleman, b. 1849; d.

1911 ; m. 1883, Barbara Jessie, d. of Rev. Malcolm

Mclntyre, M.A. , of Monikie, Forfar: —
Henry Kenneth Victor Soltau, Esq., Capt. R.A.M.C,
S.R. (ret.), M.D. (Lond.), b. 1887 ; m. 1919, Nora Rams-
car, yngst. d. of Charles H. Wright, Esq., J. P., of Tilling-
ton Hall, Stafford, and has issue — David Henry Kenneth
Soltau, Gentleman, b. 1920 ; and Barbara Christine
Symons. Res. — Wentworth House, Ilfracombe, N. Devon.

SOLTAU-SYMONS(R.L., 1845, H. Coll.).— Quarterly, 1
and 4, party per fesse dancett^e gules and argent, a pale
counterchanged and three trefoils, one and two slipped of
the first (for Symons) ; 2 and 3, per bend sinister azure and
argent, on the dexter side, three ears of wheat on one stalk
or, and on the sinister side three fleurs-de-lys, one and two, of
the first (for Soltau). Mantling gules and argent. Crests—
1. Upon a wreath of the colours, upon a mount vert, in front of
a saltire gules, an ermine, holding in the mouth a fern-
branch proper (for Symons) ; 2. a demi-lion argent, within
two branches of roses proper (for Soltau). Motto—" Simp'ex
munditus." Livery— Dark green, black facings.

Sons of George William Culme Soltau-Symons, Esq.,

J. P. and D.L. co. Devon, High Sheriff 1875, b. 1831 ;

d. 1916; m. firstly, 1859, Hon. Adele Isabella (d. 1869),

2nd d. of the Right Hon. Thomas Graves, 3rd Baron

Graves; secondly, 1875, Mary Elizabeth, d. of Lt.Col.

Frederick W. Todd, and widow of St. John Coventry : —

George Algernon James Soltau-Symons, Esq., Lt.-Col.

late King's Royal Rifle Corps, b. 1867 ; m. 1898, Eleanor.

eldest d. of late Lieut.-Gen. Sir W. H. Goodenough, K.C.B ,

and has issue— Adela Milly. Estate— Chaddlewood, Plymp-

ton, Devon. Town res. — 14 Wyndham Place, Bryanston

Square, W. Club— Naval and Military.

Lionel Culme Soltau-Symons, Esq., D.S.O., Major
Durham L.I., b. 1876; m. 1907, Hon. Lucy Jessie Lyon
Playfair, only d. of 2nd Baron Playfair. Res.— The Priory,
Woodchester, Glos.

SOMERLEYTON, Baron, see CROSSLEY.

SOMERS, Baron, see COCKS.

BENJAMIN EDWARD SOMERS, Esquire, Master of
Arts of the University of Oxford, Barrister-at-Law (Lin-
coln's Inn) Lord of the Manor of Ubley, Somerset.
Chairman of the Axbridge Bench, Justice of the Peace for the
county of Somerset. Born November 20, 1851, being the
only son of Thomas Somers of Mendip Lodge, Barnster-
at-Law by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Edward
Williams of Honevcombe, in the county of Cornwall.
Armorial Dealings— Quarterly of fifteLn, 1 and 15, vert, a
fesse dancettee ermine between a wolf's head erased
in chief, and an escallop in base, both argent ;
2 vert gutt6e-d'eau, three chevronels between as many
wolves'' heads erased ermine; 3. or, a chevron between
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a bordure argent ; 5. argent, a chevron sable, in chief a
label of three points gules ; t>. argent, a chevron between
in chief two crosses pat6e, and in base a saltire sable ; 7.
argent, three moorcocks sable ; 8. or, on a chevron gules,
three martlets argent ; 9. azure, two bars between eight
martlets, three, two and three, or ; 10. azure, a chevron
between three chess-rooks or ; n. argent, two bars gules, on
a canton of the last, a lion passant guardant or ; 12. or, a
fleur-de-lys azure ; 13. azure, a chevron argent, between three
pears or ; 14. argent, a chevron engrailed between three roses
gules, seeded or. Mantling vert and argent. Crest — On
a wreath of the colours, in front of a mount vert, thereon
a laurel-tree, suspended therefrom a cuirass with tasses
proper, a tilting-spear fessewise also proper. Motto —
' ' Prodesse quam conspici." Livery — Green coat with black
and white striped waistcoat, silver buttons. Married, firstly,
Tan. 23, 1879, Agnes Elizabeth (died 1915), youngest dau. of
the Rev. John Breeks Atkinson, M.A., Rector of Kingston,
and Incumbent of Cowes, Isle of Wight ; secondly, July 1,
1925, Amy Margaret, only surviving child of John Robey
Eldridge, Solicitor, of Poole, Dorset ; and has Issue — John
Somers, Gentleman, M.A. (Oxon.), b. May 20, 1884;
and Mary Agnes Elizabeth. Address — Winscombe,
Somerset. Club — Athenseum.

SOMERSET, Duke of, see SEYMOUR.
SOMERSET HERALD, see BELLEW.
SOMERSET(H. Coll.). Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure, three
fleurs-de-lys or (France) ; 2 and 3, gules, three lions passant
guardant in pale or (England), within a bordure compony
argent and azure. Mantling azure and argent. Crest —
Upon a wreath of the colours, a portcullis or, nailed azure,
with chains pendent thereto, gold. Motto— " Mutare vel
timere sperno."

Son of the Most Noble Sir Henry Adebert Wellington
FitzRoy Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort, Capt Royal
Horse Guards, Hon. Col. Gloucester Yeo., D.L- cos.
Monmouth, Gloucester, and Brecknock, b. 1847; d.
1924; m. 1895, Louise Emily, d. of the late W. H.
Harford, D L., of Oldown, Almondsbury, co. Glouces-
ter, and widow of Baron Carlo de Tuyll : —
The Most Hon. Sir Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset,
G.C.V.O., 10th Duke of Beaufort (2 Dec. 1682), Marquess
(6 Nov. 1642), Earl of Worcester (1 Feb. 15 14), Baron de
Botetourt (19 June 1305, conf. 4 June 1803), Hereditary
Keeper of Raglan Castle, Lieut. Res. of Officers, late R.H.
Gds.,Hon. Col. 21st Armoured Car Co. [Supporters— Dex-
ter, a panther argent, flames issuant from the mouth and
ears proper, gorged with a plain collar and chained or, and
semee of torteaux, hurts, andpomies alternately ; sinister, a
wyvern, wings endorsed vert, holding in the mouth a sinister
hand couped at the wrist gules], b. 1900 ; m. 1923, Lady
Mary Cambridge, d. of 1st Marquess of Cambridge. Seats
— Badminton, R.S.O., Gloucestershire; Llangattock Park,
Crickhowell, Breconshire. Clubs — Carlton, Boodle's, Marl-
borough.

Only surv. son of Most Noble Sir Henry Charles Fitz-
Roy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort, K.G., P.C., M.P.
for East Gloucester 1846-53, Lord-Lieut, for the co. of
Monmouth, Master of the Horse 1858-9, Lt. -Col. late 1st
Life Guards and 7th Hussars, b. 1824; d. 1899; m.
1845, Lady Georgiana Charlotte Curzon, eld. d. of
Richard, 1st Earl Howe: —
Rt. Hon. Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset, P.C.,
D.L., M.P. co. Monmouth 1871-80, Comp. of the House-
hold 1874-9, b. 1849; m. 1872, Lady Isabella Caroline (d.
1921), d. and co-heiress of Charles, 3rd Earl Somers; and
has had issue — Henry Charles Somers Augustus Somerset,
Esq , J. P. and D.L. cos. Worcester and Hereford, J. P.
Surrey, Lieut. Hereford Vol. Rifles, b. 1874 [m. 1896,
Lady Katherine Beauclerk (who obtained a div. 1920), d.
of 10th Duke of St. Albans, and has had issue— Henry
Robert Somers FitzRoy de Vere Somerset, Esq., D.S.O. ,
Capt. Res. of Officers, late Coldstream Gds., b. 1898 [m.
1922, Bettine Violet, d. of Major Charles Malcolm ; and
has issue — John Alexander Somerset, Esq., b. 1925 ; David



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