Arthur Charles Fox-Davies.

Armorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (Volume 2) online

. (page 191 of 282)
Online LibraryArthur Charles Fox-DaviesArmorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (Volume 2) → online text (page 191 of 282)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

The late James Sorley, Gentleman, Director of the Phcenix

Assurance Company, b. 1853 ; d. 1923. Res.— 82 Onslow

Gardens, S.W.

SOTHERON-ESTCOURT (R.L., 20 Sept. 1915, H.
Coll.), Quarterly, 1 and 4, ermine, on a chief indented
gules, three mullets of six points or, a bordure of the last
charged with eight cinquefoils sable (for Estcourt) ; 2 and
3, gules, on a bend indented between six cross crosslets
argent, three eagles displayed sable a canton erminois for
difference (for Sotheron). Mantling gules and argent.
Crests— 1. out of a mural crown per pale azure and gules,
a demi-eagle with wings displayed or, on each wing a
mullet of six points also azure (for Estcourt) ; 2. on a
wreath of the colours, an eagle with two heads displayed
party per pale argent and gules, the wings semee of cross
crosslets counterchanged, murally crowned beaked and
membered or, charged on the body with a cinquefoil
erminois for difference (for Sotheron). Motto — " Deo


Eldest son of Rev. Edmund Walter Sotheron-

Estcourt (formerly Estcourt), of Windmill, Milford-

on-Sea, Hants., Clerk in Holy Orders, M.A. Oxford,

late Rector of Long Newton, Wilts., b. 1850 ; m.

1876, Eleanor Lucy d. of Rev. W. Bucknall

Estcourt : —

Capt. Thomas Edmund Sotheron-Estcourt, b. 1881 ; tn.

1 912. Anne Evelyn, d. of the late Frederick Anson, and

has issue — 2 sons ; 2 daus. Seats — Estcourt, Tetbury,

Glos. ; Darrington Hall, Pontefract, Yorkshire.

SOUSA-DEIRO (Arms Regd. at Lisbon). Quarterly, 1,
argent, five escutcheons in cross azure, each charged with
as many plates in saltire ; 2. gules, a serpent nowed argent,
spotted green, holding in the mouth two arrows points
downwards in saltire or ; 3. or, three doves, two and one,
proper ; 4. argent, a lion rampant sanguine. Crest— On a
wreath gules, or, azure, argent, gules and argent, a feather
argent between two others gules. Supporters— Two
falcons pioper. Motto—" Deo et patria."

Son of Francisco de Sousa-Deird of Ponta Dolgada,

St. Michael's, Azores, b. ; d. ; tn. , Mary

Gertrude Vasconellos : —

Sebastian Clementino de Sousa-Deird, ist Baron de

Sousa-Deir6 (Portugal, Feb. 1904), K.C.C.P., K.C.V.V.,

Hon. Consul for Brazil at Manchester, b. 1866 ; tn. 1894,

Theresa, d. of the late Edward Hulton of Oakfield House,

Ashton, Cheshire ; and has issue— Edward Hulton de Sousa-

Deird,*. 1902; and Mary Margaret. Res.—






SOUTHEY (H. Coll.). Sable, a laurel wreath or,
between three cross crosslets argent, over all a chevron
ermine. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, in front of
an arm embowed in armour or, the gauntlet and elbow-plate
sable, holding in the hand a cross crosslet fitch^e erect gold,
three crosses crosslet in fesse gules.
Sons of : —

Ronald Southey, Gentleman. Res. —


SOUTHWELL (U.O., 1603). Argent, three cinquefoils
gules, each charged with six annulets or. Mantling gules
and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a demi-
Indian goat argent, ducally gorged gules, charged with three
annulets in pale of the last. Motto—" Nee male notus
eques. " Supporters — Two Indian goats salient argent,
ducally gorged and chained gules, charged with three
annulets in pale of the last.

Son of Sir Thomas Arthur Joseph Southwell, 4th
Viscount Southwell, K.P., Lord- Lieut, and Cust. Rot.
co. Leitrim, b. 1836 ; d. 1878 ; m. 1871, Charlotte Mary
Barbara, d. of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Bart. :—
Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Robert Pyers Southwell, 5th Viscount
Southwell (Irel. 18 July 1776), 7th Baron Southwell of
Castle Mattress, co. Limerick (Irel., 4 Sept. 1717), 8th
Bart. (Irel, 4 Aug. 1662), Deputy Lieut, co. Leitrim,
Major late Shropshire Yeo., Capt. late Royal Monmouth-
shire Engineers, b. 1872 ; m. 1897, Hon. Dorothy Katharine
Walrond, d. of 1st. Baron Waleran ; and has issue — (1)
Hon. Robert Arthur William Joseph Southwell, Lieut. -
Comdr. R.N., b. 1898 [m. 1926, Violet Mary Weldon, only
d. of Paymaster-Comdr. F. W. Walshe, M.V.O., O.B.E.,
R.N. ; and has issue — Susan Mary]; (2) Hon. Francis
Joseph Southwell, Lieut. R. Welch Fusiliers, b. 1900 [m.
1924, Agnes, d. of Charles W. Clifford, Esq., J. P., of the
Red House, Market Drayton ; and has issue— Evelyn Mary
Elizabeth] ; (3) Hon. John Michael Southwell, Lieut. R.N.,
Flying Officer R. A. F. , b. 1901 ; Hon. Elizabeth Katharine
Mary; and Hon. Joan Evelyn Mary. Res. — Bourne House,
East Woodhay, Newbury, Berks. Club — Wellington.

SOWDEN (H. Coll., 12 Nov. 1918). Argent, a cross
patee gules between three carrier pigeons proper. Mant-
ling gules and argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours,
a figure representing a demi-Mercury proper, vested azure,
holding in the dexter hand a scroll also proper.

Son of the late Thomas Sowden, of Cornwall,
b. 1832:—

Sir William John Sowden, Knt.-Bach. (1918), J. P.,
b. 1858; w. 1886, Letitia Grace {d. 1928), d. of the late
Joseph Adams, of Melbourne; and has issue — William
Adams Sowden, Esq., b. 1887 ; Stanley Godfrey Sowden,
Esq., b. 1889. Res. — Glen Osmond, South Australia ;
Victor Harbour, S. Australia.

SOWLER of Manchester (H. Coll.). Sable, two pallets
ermine, over all three open sandals erect or. Mantling
sable and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a palmer's
staff sable, between two open sandals erect or. Motto—
" Per orbem."

Son of Sir Thomas Sowler, J. P., of Oak Bank,
Rusholme, Lanes. : —

Colonel Harry Sowler, T.D., J. P. Lancashire, M.A.
(Oxon.), Lt.-Col. and Hon. Col. 52nd Artillery Field
Brigade, formerly Lt.-Col. R.F.A., served in the Great
War in Egyyt, Palestine, France and Belgium, b. 1869 ;
m. 1895, Hon. Eirene Holland, d. of 1st Baron Rotherham,
and has issue — Thomas Sowler, Esq., b. 1904; Eileen
Eirene [m. 1926, Edward Bertran Spafford] ; Kathleen [m.
1924, Hugh Cawley] ; and Lettice Doreen. Res.— King
Sterndale, nr. Buxton, co. Derby.

SPAFFORD. Gules, a pile vair, between two eagles'
heads erased in base argent. Mantling gules and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a demi-gryphon re-
gardant argent, charged on the breast with a pheon and
resting the sinister claw on an escallop both azure. Motto
— " Fidelis ad extremum."

Sons of Frederic Spafford, Gentleman, M.A. , LL. M.
(Cantab.), b. 1853; d. 1919 ; m. 1876, Christiana
Corban, d. of Lewis Langworthy: —
Frederic Christian Spafford, Gentleman, b. 1877. ^«- —
Harold George Spafford, Gentleman, b. 1885.

Christopher Howard Noel Spafford, Gentleman, b. 1887.
Res. — Canada.

Kenneth Edward Alexander Spafford, Gentleman, b. 1897.


SPAIGHT (U.O.). Argent, on a fesse sable, three
pheons of the field. Mantling gules and argent. Crest —
On a wreath of the colours, a jay proper. Motto — " Vi
et virtute. "

Son of William FitzHenry Spaight, Col. R.E., J. P.,

of Ardnatagle, co. Clare, b. 1842; d. 1923; m. 1st,

1868, Ellen {d. 1870), second d. of Thomas Crowe, Esq.,

D. L. co. Clare; 2nd, 1878, Lucy, only child of the late

John Limrick, Esq., J. P., of Union Hall, co. Cork: —

Thomas Henry Limrick Spaight, Esq., D.S.O., Lt..Col.

Royal Engineers, b. 1879 ; m. 1904, Efne, d. of Alfred

Colson, M.I.C.E., of Ringwood, Hants.; and has issue —

1 dau. Seats — Shortfield House, Frensham, Surrey ;

Ardnatagle, co. Clare ; Union Hall, Leap, co. Cork.

Club — Jun. United Service.

Sons of Robert Spaight, Esq., J. P., of Affock, b. 1845 ;
d. 1888 ; m. 1875, Alice Maude {d. 1906), d. of James
Molony of Tulla, co. Clare: —
Henry William Spaight, Gentleman, b. 1876 . Post,

James Molony Spaight, Esq., C.B.E., LL.D., Assist.
Sec. Air Ministry, b. 1877 ; m. 1907, Constance Elizabeth,
fourth d. of Col. William FitzHenry Spaight, late R.E., of
Ardnatagle. Res. — Inglemere, Smitham Downs Road,
Purley, Surrey.

the eldest son of the late Samuel Spalding, Esq., F.S.A. ,
J. P. for Kent, by Sarah Daviss, only dau. of the late
George Stanton. Armorial hearings— Or, on a cross azure,
quarterly pierced of the field, four cross crosslets of the first,
in the first and second quarters a thistle, leaved and slipped
proper. Mantling azure and or ; and for his Crest, upon
a wreath of the colours, between two thistles as in the
arms, an escutcheon azure, charged with a cross crosslet or.
Motto — " Hincmihisalus." Married, 1882, Annie Caroline
(who d. Jan. 1900), youngest dau. of the late Garlies Allin-
son ; and has, with other Issue — Sydney Leonard Spalding,
b. 1886. Married, secondly, April 1902, Lilian Catherine,
third dau. of William Ramsay Scott, formerly of Singapore.
Seat — Avenue House, South Darenth, Kent. Club —

SPARKS (H. Coll.). Chequy or and sable, on a bend
argent two seax gules. Mantling sable and or. Crest —
Issuant out of a crown vallary, a demi-panther guardant
argent, spotted sable, and issuing fire from the mouth
proper. Motto — " Scintillas."

Son of John Ashley Sparks, of Fayremead, Sutton,

Surrey : —
Sir Ashley Sparks, K.B.E. (1919), Res. Dir. of the
Cunard Steamship Co., b. 1877 ; m. 1900, Mina Jane, d.
of James Roberts, of New York ; and has issue — 2 daus.
Res. — Northaw Syosset, Long Island ; 25 Broadway,
New York. Clubs — Riding, Racquet, Piping Rock (New


SPARROW (H. Coll.). Quarterly, 1 and 4, per fesse
azure and argent, in chief three roses of the last, barbed and
seeded proper, and in base an arrow in pale proper (for
Sparrow); 2 and 3, or, on a bend engrailed vert, between
two plain cotises sable, three bezants (for Hanbury).
Mantling azure and argent. Crest — Upon the battlements
of a tower proper, a unicorn's head argent, armed and
crined or, sem£e of pheons azure. Motto — " In Deo solo
salus est."

Sons of Frederick Henry Sparrow, Gentleman, of
Habberley Hall, Salop, b. 1853; d. 1904; m. 1872,
Elizabeth, only daughter of Sidney Flavel of Leaming-
ton : —
Frederick William Sidney Sparrow, Gentleman, born
August 13, 1873; m. 19 1 1, Violet, d. of Comdr. Maurice
Bean, R. I.M., of Torquay; and has issue — Frederick
Maurice Sparrow, Gentleman, b. 191 2; Elizabeth Mary;
Marjorie Eleanor ; and Sheila Violet. Res. — 63 Bushmead
Avenue, Bedford.


William Henry Sparrow, Gentleman, b. May 31, 1876.

Charles Sparrow, Gentleman, b. October 24, 1877.

Stuart Flavel Sparrow, Gentleman, b. September 6,
1880. Res.—

Arthur John Sparrow, Gentleman, b. May 12, 1887.

Sparrow, late of Preen Manor— arms as above.

Sons of Cecil Blair Sparrow, Gentleman, Barrister-at-
Law, b. 1859; d. 1905; m. 1890, Cara Mary, d. of
Charles Evan Thomas, of Gnoll: —

Evan Cecil Sparrow, Gentleman, b. 1899. Res. — Nyth,

Charles Noel Blair Sparrow, Gentleman, b. 1900. Res.
— Nyth, Broadstone.

Son of Arthur Sparrow, Esq., J. P., D.L. of* Preen
Manor, b. 1826; d. 1898; m. 1851, Emma Ruth, d. of
William Ingham Gratrix, of Eccles, Lancaster : —

Alan Bertram Hanbury-Sparrow, Gentleman (q.v.).

SPARROW of Albrighton (R.L. 18 May 1881, H. Coll.).
Per fesse azure and argent, in chief three roses of the
second, and in base an arrow in pale proper. Mantling

%pe 1815

first, in chief two lions' heads couped gules. Mantling

argent and azure. Crest— On a wreath of the colours, out
of the battlements of a tower proper, a unicorn's head
argent, armed and crined or, sem6e of pheons azure.
Motto—" In Deo solo salus est."

Sons of William Arthur Sparrow, Esq., J. P. co. Salop,
Lord of the Manors of Albrighton and Acton Beau-
champ, b. 1847; d. 1913 ; m. 1873, Amy Ellen (d.
1919), elder d. of the late George Baldwin of Wolver-
hampton: —
John Arthur Gwynn Sparrow, Esq. , J. P. Salop, late temp.
Capt. R.A.M.C, M.A., M.B.,B.Ch. (Oxford), Lord of the
Manor of Albrighton, b. 1880. Estates— Albrighton and
Great Wollaston, co. Salop. Seat — Albrighton Hall,
Shrewsbury, Salop. Club — Jun. Carlton.

Stanley Cyril Wellesley Sparrow, Gentleman, b. 1882 ;
m. 1909, Elsie Frances Anne, d. of the late Henry Jenks, of
Barrow Hedges, Carshalton, and Birnam, N.B. Res. — 6
Chelsea Park Gardens, S. W.3. Club— Wellington.

SPEAIGHT of Hatfield (H. Coll.). Per fesse or and
largent, on a fesse embattled sable, three pheons of the

able and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a jay-
proper, perched within a mascle or. Motto — " Achieve."
Sons of Charles William Speaight, Gentleman, of
Hornsey, Middx., b. 1833 ; d. 1888 ; m. 1856,
Hephzibah, d. of John Watts, Registrar of Isling-
ton: —
Frederick William Speaight, Esq., J. P., C.C. Herts.,
b. 1869 ; m. 1894, Emily, d. of the late Frederick Elliott ;
and has issue — (1) Robert William Speaight, Gentleman,
B.A. Oxon., b. 1904 ; (2) Frederick Hugh Speaight,
Gentleman, Lincoln Coll., Oxford, b. 1908 ; (3) George
Victor Speaight, Gentleman, Haileybury College, b. 19 14.
Res. — Goodrich House, Hatfield, Herts. Club —

Charles Edward Speaight, Gentleman, b. 1871. Res.—
2 Langbourne Mansions, Holly Park Estate, Highgate.

Richard Neville Speaight, Gentleman, F.R.P.S., Chev.
Order of Leopold, b. 1875 ; m. 1905, Alice Langford, d. of
the late George Albert Cundy, and has issue — Richard
Langford Speaight, Gentleman, B.A. (Oxon.), Fellow of
Queen's Coll., Oxford, b. 1906. Res. — The Corner Cottage,
Beaconsfield, Bucks.

SPEARMAN. Azure, on a chevron ermine between three
tilting-spears argent, headed or, a red deer's head erased
proper. Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath
of the colours, a lion rampant proper gorged with a collar
gemelle or, supporting a tilting-spear also proper, enfiled
with a mural crown or. Motto—" Dum spiro spero."

Sons of Sir Joseph Layton Elmes Spearman, 2nd
Baronet, J. P. and D.L., late Capt. Welsh Div. R.A.,
b. 1857 ; d. 1922 ; m. 1st, 1878, Ethel (d. 1909), d. of
William Leask of Queen's Gate; 2nd, 1914, Carrie,
widow of Richard Sykes of Denver, U.S.A., and d. of
late Frederick Eastwood of Huddersfield:—
Sir Alexander Young Spearman, 3rd Bart. (April 28,
1840), b. 1881 ; m. 1909, Dorothy Catherine, d. of Thomas
Bo wyer- Bower, and has issue— Alexander Bowyer Spear-
man, Esq., b. 1917; Richard Ian Campbell Spearman,
Esq., b. 1926; and Dorothy Ethel. Res.—

Robert Henry Spearman, Esq., late R.N., b. 1882.
Only son of Alexander Young Crawshay Spearman,
Esq., Comdr. R.N.,6. 1862 ; killed in action 1915 ; m.
1892, Jessie Aubrey, M.B.E., d. of Rev. Cadwallader
Coke'r, M.A., Rector of Fringford, Oxford:—
Alexander Young Cadwallader Spearman, Gentleman,
b. ; m. 1928, Diana Violet Edith Constance, d. of Col.

Arthur H.J. Doyle. Res.— 59 Cheyne Court, S.W.

Yngst. son of Alexander Young Spearman, b. 1832

d. 1865; by his 2nd wife, m. 1861, Louisa Ann, d. of

Edward Pellew Mainwaring :—

Charles Edward Spearman, Esq. , Ph.D. (Leipzig), F.R.S.,

Hon. LL.D., Professor of Psychology London Univ.,

late Capt. R. Munster Fus. and Capt. Northumber-




land Fus. , b. 1863; m. 1901, Francis Henrietta, d. of John
Aikman, M.D. , and has issue— Alexander Louis Charles
JohnSpearman, Gentleman, b. 1916. Res. — 71 Kensington
Gardens Square, W.2.

Son of Horace Ralph Spearman, Esq., Capt. Ind.

Army, b. 1840; d. 1908; m. 1867, Isabella (d. 1927),

d. of Thomas Sutherland : —
Horace Ralph Spearman, Gentleman, b. 1868; m. 1890,
Louisa, d. of James Parker, and has issue— Horace Layton
Spearman, Gentleman, b. 1896. Res. —

Sons of Alexander Young Spearman, Esq. , Capt. and

Brev. Major R. Warwick. Regt. ,b. 1872 ; d. 1911 ; m.

1898, Mary Cramond, d. of the late Edward Etches,

of Litchurch Grange, co. Derby : —
Horace Edward James Spearman, Gentleman, Lieut,
late R.A., b. 1899. Res. —

Alexander Young Spearman, Esq., Lieut. R.N., b. 1904.

SPEARS (H. Coll.). Argent, three spear-heads sable,
embrued gules, on a chief of the second, between tw©
bezants a pale or, thereon a Cornish chough proper.
Mantling sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, a Cornish chough proper, supporting in the
dexter claw a spear or, flying to the sinister a pennon
azure, charged with a fleur-de-lys gold. Motto — ' ' Poinct
flechir." Livery — Black, striped black and white waist-

Only son of Charles MacCarthy Spears, of St. Mar-
guerite, Brittany, b. 1858 ; d. 1912 ; m. 1885,
Millicent, d. of Edward L. Hack : —
Edward Louis Spears, Esq., C.B., C.B.E., M.C., Brig.
Gen. Res. of Officers, late nth Hussars, Com. Legion
of Honour, Cross of the White Eagle (Serbia), 2nd class,
with swords, Com. Crown of Roumania with swords,
Com. of Black Star (France), Croix de Guerre with three
palms (France), Croix de Guerre (Czecho-Slovakia),
b. 1886 ; m. 1918, Mary, d. of William Borden, of
Chicago, U.S.A. ; and has issue — Michael Spears, Gentle-
man, b. 1921. Res. — 8 Little College Street, S.W. Clubs —
Carlton, Cavalry.

SPEDDING (Granted H. Coll., 1841 ; same arms ex-
tended to Irish branch in lieu of their former arms by

of the field. Mantling gules and or. Crest— Out of a,
mural crown or, a dexter arm embowed in armour, the
hand grasping a scimitar, the arm charged with three
acorns, one and two, and entwined with a branch of oak.
all proper. Motto — " Utile dulci." Livery— Claret colour
coat with yellow facings.

Son of the late William Alexander Spedding, M.D..

(son of Rev. William Spedding, M.A.), b. 1838 ; d.

1865 ; m. 1863, Amelia, d. of Henry Crowe : —

William Robert Henry Spedding, Gentleman, b. 1864;

m. 1890, Ellen Maud, d. of Henry Graddon ; and has

issue — (1) Lawrence Brownrigg Spedding, Gentleman, b.

1896; and Vera. Res. — Sydney, N.S. W., Australia.

Son of the late Robert Deey Spedding, Esq. , M.A.
(Roy. Univ. Irel.), J. P., of the Bengal Civil Service,.
Gold Medallist for Sanskrit 1859 (son of Rev. William
Spedding, M.A. , aforesaid), b. 1839; d. 1902; m. 1863,
Mary, d. of Thomas Cunningham of Feehogue,
Randalstown, co. Antrim : —
Rev. Trevor Wolfe Deey Spedding, Rector of Mix-
bury, M.A. (St. John's Coll., Oxon. ), b. 1875 ; m. 1901,
Ethel Helen Annie, only d. of Henry Stinton Smith-Rewse
(g.v.) ; and has issue — Helen Mary Deey [m. 1928, George
Bubb Dangerfield] ; and Osyth Marjorie Deey. Res. — The
Rectory, Mixbury, Brackley, Northants.

Son of John Carlisle Deey Spedding, Esq. , Major Army
Pay Department (late the Border Regt.), b. 1876; d.
1919 ; m. 1904, Caroline Delitia, d. of Major Montagu
Barton, late 85th King's Lt. Inf., J. P. for Hants. : —
Carlisle Montagu Rodney Spedding, Gentleman, Cadet
R.M.C. Sandhnrst, b. 1908. Res. — Pine Avenue, Camber-

Yngr. son of the late Rev. William Spedding, M.A.

(Trin. Coll., Dub.), Rector of Killencoole, co. Louth,

Ireland, b. 1803; d. 1870; m. 1834, Lydia, d. of

Henry Thomas Brownrigg of Rathmines, co. Dublin : —

John Brownrigg Spedding, Gentleman, B.A, (Roy. Univ.

Irel. and Trin. Coll., Dub.), of the Madras Civil Service, b.

1841, Gold Medallist for Sanskrit 1861 ; m. 1st, 1875,

Marion Frances, d. of William Vallange Condell of Ealing,

co. Middx. ; 2nd, 1899, Rose Mary, d. of George Hill

of Tregassick, co. Cornwall ; and has had issue — (1)

Geoffry Vallange Spedding, b. and d. 1877 ; (2) Robert

Brownrigg Spedding, b. 1878; d. 1888; and Florence

Mary, d. 1888. Res.— 74 Iverna Court, W.8.

Son of Charles Rodney Spedding, Esq., D.S.O. (1902),

Major Royal Irish Rifles, b. 1871 ; killed in action

1914; m. 1907, Constance Edith Mildred, d. of Lt.-Col.

Thomas George Cuthell, late 13th Hussars, of Surrey : —

John Rodney Spedding, Gentleman, b. (posthumous)

1915. Res. — Baronrath, Bangor, co. Down, Ireland; 1

Sloane Gate Mansions, Sloane Square, S.W. 3.

Only son of Carlisle Harrington Spedding, b. 1824 ;
d. 1901 ; m. 1857, Annie, d. of Joseph Sessford : —
Joseph Harrington Spedding, Gentleman, b. i860; m.
1905, Ethel Mary, d. of Rev. John William Vernon Taylor ;
and has had issue — Joseph Carlisle Harrington Spedding,
Gentleman, b. 1905 ; d. . Res. — Coldstream Estate,.

Ceylon, India.

The Late HANNIBAL SPEER, Gentleman, of The
Manor House, Thames Ditton ; and 26 The Grove, Boltons,
S.W. Born 1826, being the eldest son of the late Hannibal
Sandys of Brompton, by Cecilia, dau. of the late William
Speer of Weston ; succeeded his aunt 1870, and assumed
by Royal Licence the name and arms of Speer. Ar-
morial bearings — Quarterly, 1 and 4, or, a chevron
azure, surmounted by another vair6 argent and gules,
between three trefoils slipped vert (for Speer) ; 2 and 3,
erminois, on a fesse dancettee per pale gules and azure,
between three cross crosslets fitch^e of the second, as
many escallops or (for Sandys). Mantling azure and
or; and for his Crests — 1. upon a wreath of the colours,
a garb per fesse or and argent, banded vert, a spear erect
issuing from the centre proper (for Speer) ; 2. upon a wreath
of the colours, a griffin segreant per fesse erminois and azure,
holding between the claws a cross crosslet fitch^e, as in the

confn. U.O., 1908). Gules, on a fesse engrailed between
three acorns slipped or, a mural crown between two roses

SPEER (U.O.). Or, a fesse gules, between in chief two
trefoils slipped vert, and in base a lymphad with three
masts and oars in saltire all proper. Mantling gules and
or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, an arm embowed
vambraced, the hand bare and grasping a spear point




downwards all proper, and charged on the arm with a

thistle slipped or. Motto — " Dum spiro spero." Livery —
Buff, red collar.

Sons of Alfred Miles Speer, b. 1825 ; d. 1894 ; m. 1856,
Margaret Anne (d. 1909), d. of H. C. Milford of Truro,
Cornwall : —

William Henry Speer, Gentleman, M.A., Mus. Doc,
b. 1863; m. 1887, Marion Lilford Loraine Estridge ; and
has had issue — Alfred Henry Templeman Loraine Speer,
Gentleman, b. 1894; killed on active service 1916; Roy
Francis Powys Malise Speer, Gentleman, b. 1911 ; Viola
Marion Loraine ; and Margaret Betty Theodora Loraine.
Res. — South Sheen, St. Leonards-on-Sea.

Frederic Arthur Speer, Esq., J. P., cos. Hereford and
Gloucester, Major T.F. (ret.), M.A. (Camb.), b. 1869; m.
1896, Amy Victoria, d. of John Wells, Esq., J. P. of Booth
Ferry House, Yorks. , and has issue — Lionel Arthur Temple-
man Speer, Gentleman, late K.O. Shropshire L.I., b. 1898
[m. 1926, Winifrede Elsie Geraldine, d. of Brig. -Gen. R. J.
Bridgford, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., of Stansbatch, co. Here-
ford] ; Miles Charlton Speer, Gentleman, b. 1907. Res. —
Showbrough House, Twyning, Tewkesbury. Club — Oxford
and Cambridge.

SPEIR (L.O. , 1859). Azure, two tilting-spears in saltire,
between four boars' heads couped or, on a chief argent, a
mullet between two crescents gules. Mantling azure and
or. Crest — On a wreath of his liveries, a dexter arm in
armour embowed, wielding a tilting-spear all proper.
Motto — " Advance."

Eldest son of Robert Thomas Napier Speir, Esq.,

J. P., D.L. of Culdees, Muthill, co. Perth, and Black-

stoun, Burnbrae, co. Renfrew, b. 1841 ; d. 1922 ; m.

1868, Hon. Emily Gifford, third d. of Robert Francis,

2nd Lord Gifford, by Fredericahis wife, d. of Maurice,

Lord Fitzhardinge : —

Guy Thomas Speir, Esq., Advocate, formerly Chief

Conservative Agent for Scotland, Lt.-Col. T. A. Res., late S.

Staffs. Regt. , b. 1875; m - 1898, Mary Lucy, d. of John

Fletcher of Saltoun ; and has issue — Robert Cecil Speir,

Gentleman, Lieut. 1st Batt. K.O.S.B. , b. 1904; Rupert

Malise Speir, Gentleman,, b. 1910; Michael Adrian Speir,

Gentleman, b. 1907; Bertha; and Joan. Seats — The

Abbey, North Berwick ; Blackstoun, Burnbrae, co. Renfrew.

Clubs — Carlton, New (Edinburgh).

Esq., of Elderslie, J. P. and D.L. (assumed the name of
Hagart as a prefix to his own 191 1). Born (posthumous)
1869, only son of late Archibald Alexander Speirs, Esq.,
of Elderslie, Capt. Scots Fusilier Guards, by Anne his wife,
commonly known as Lady Anne, eldest d. of the Right
Honourable Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, fourth Earl of Radnor.
Armorial bearings — Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure, a ship ia

full sail argent, her ensign flying gules between three
bezants (Speirs, L.O. 1767) ; 2. parted per bend azure and
argent, in chief a star of sixteen points or, and in base
another of as many points azure (Hagart), over all on a
bend sable a lion passant argent between two crosses moline

Online LibraryArthur Charles Fox-DaviesArmorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (Volume 2) → online text (page 191 of 282)