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erased ermine, gorged with an Eastern crown argent, hold-
in its beak two trefoils slipped of the last (for Waldo) ;
2. on a wreath of the colours, a double-headed eagle dis-
played or, charged on the breast with a quatrefoil sable,
resting its claws on two shields of the second, each charged
with a trefoil slipped argent (for Meade). Mottoes — " Tou-
jours prest " ; "Mens conscia recti." Married, March 2,
1880, Ada Coralie, dau. of the Right Hon. Sir Richard
Baggallay, Lord-Justice of Appeal ; and has had Issue —
<i) Edmund Richard Meade- Waldo, Esq., D.S.O., has
Croix de Guerre with palm, Lt.-Col. late Rifle Brigade, b.
1881 [m. 1914, Margaret Editha, youngest d. of John Henry
Gurney of Keswick Hall, Norfolk]; (2) Geoffrey Meade-
Waldo, Gentleman, b. 1884; d. 1916; Florence Coralie ;
and Harriette Dorothy [m. 1st, 1906, Charles Sandbach
Parker (d. 1920) ; 2nd, 1924, Percy Ry croft Lowe, and has
issue]. Estates— Stonewall Park, co. Kent ; Hever Warren,
co. Kent ; and Glascwm, Radnorshire. Postal addresses —
Stonewall Park, Edenbridge, co. Kent; Hever Warren,

MEADOWS of Wexford (U.O.) Azure, a chevron or,
between three pelicans' wings endorsed, vulning themselves
proper, on a canton of the second three cinquefoils of the
field. M3ntling azure and or. Crest — Out of a coronet
or, a demi-eagle displayed pean. Motto—" Mea dos

Sons of Joseph Meadows, Clerk of the Peace, of Wex-
ford, b. 1809; d. 1877; m. 1842, Anne (d. 1896), d.
of John Lloyd of Thornville, co. Wexford: —
Arthur Meadows, Gentleman, B.A. (Dub.), b. 1845.
Res. — The Rectory, Carne, co. Wexford.

Joseph Meadows, Gentleman, B.A. , C.E., F.R. G.S.I. ,
b. 1847; m. 1877, Emily Mary, d. of Rev James Peed;
and has issue — Henry Lloyd Meadows, Gentleman [Cool-
oughter], b. 1878; Louisa Mary; and Blanche Anne
Mabella [m. , Rev. Arthur Ivan Graves, and has issue].
Pes. — Moortown, co. Wexford.

Henry Lloyd Meadows, Esq. , Clerk of the Crown and
Peace for co. Wexford, M.A. (Dub.), F.R.A.S., b. 1851 ;
tn. 1890, Olive Maud, eld. d. of Edward J. Nunn of Silver-
spring, co. Wexford ; and has issue — Annie Frances.
Pes. — Ballygrane, co. Wexford.

Sons of Abraham James Meadows, Esq., J. P., b. 1 853
d. 1913; m. 2nd, 1881, Catherine Evangeline (d. 1886),
d. of John Lloyd of Patrick's Hill, Cork: —
Fraser Meadows, Gentleman, b. 1881. Post. add. —
Thornville, Ballycogley, co. Wexford.
Daunt Meadows, Gentleman, b. 1885.

MEANY of New York (U.O.). Argent, a lion rampant
gules, on a chief a salmon naiant in the midst of the sea
proper. Mantling gules and argent. Crest— On a wreath
of the colours, out of a circle of trefoils slipped vert, an
arm embowed in chain mail, the hand grasping a sword
wavy proper.

Son of : —

Edward Tobin Peter Meany, Gentleman, b. . Pes. —

New York.

MEARES of Guildford (H. Coll., 21 March 1923).
Argent, on a f esse azure, between in chief a thunderbolt
and in base a sun in splendour proper, two garbs or, and
on an escutcheon of pretence — argent, a chevron sable,
between three bulls' heads caboshed gules (for Curteis).
Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, two arms embowed vested azure, the hands

grasping a thunderbolt proper. Motto — " Vis viam

Son of Thomas Meares, Esq., of Clive Hall, Shrews-
bury, b. 1825 ; d. 1917 ; m, i860, Agnes, d. of
James Walsh, J. P., of Bolton : —
John Willoughbv Meares Esq., CLE. (1922), M. Inst.
C.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.E. (Ind.), F.R.A.S., b. 1871 ; m.
1898, Frances Helen, d. and co-heir of Arthur Maple-
toft Curteis, Esq., J. P. ; and has issue — Oswald Maple-
toft Meares, Gentleman, b. 1902. Res. — Elstowe,
Guildford. Clubs — E.I. United Service, County (Guild-

RICHARD MEARES, Gentleman. Armorial bear-
ings — Argent, a ship with three masts, sails furled and
shrouded sable, in the dexter chief point a crescent gules
for difference. Mantling gules, doubled argent. Crest —
On a wreath of the colours, on waves of the sea, a mermaid
proper. Motto — "Omnia providentiee committo." Resi-
dence — New York.

MEARES. Argent, a ship with three masts, sails
furled and shrouded sable, in the dexter chief point a
crescent gules for difference. Mantling gules, doubled
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, on waves of
the sea, a mermaid proper. Motto—" Omnia providentiae

Sons of the Rev. Robert Meares, Clerk in Holy Orders,
Graduate in Arts of the Royal University, Ireland,
b. 1837 ; d. ; m. 1868, Anna, dau. of the late George

Crawley of Killen, co. Armagh: —
George Munro Meares, Gentleman, b. July 30, 1871.
Address — Woodville, Stillorgan Road, Dublin.

Alfred Robert Meares, Gentleman, b. March 4, 1873.
Richard James Meares, Gentleman, b. July 22, 1878.
Residence — Delamare House, Stewartstown, co. Tyrone.

MEATH, Earl of, see BRABAZON.

MECHAM (U.O., 1811). Or, a fesse dancett^e azure,
in chief two human hearts gules. Mantling gules and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a dexter cubit
arm erect grasping a dagger transfixed through a human
heart emitting drops of blood all proper. Motto —
" Animi fortitude "

Son of George Bridgham Septimus Mecham of
Hughenden, Queensland, Australia, b. 1841 ; m. 1873,
Alice Clara Waugh, d. of George Martyr of Goulburn,
N.S. Wales :—
Clifford Reginald Mecham, Gentleman, b. 1874. Post,
add. —

MEDLYCOTT (R.L., 1 Jan. 1765, originally recorded
Vn. of London). Quarterly, per fesse indented gules and
azure, three lions rampant argent. Mantling gules and
argent. Crest — Out of a mural crown gules, a demi-eagle
with wings elevated or. Motto — " Dat cura quietam."

Only son of Rev. Sir Hubert James Medlycott, 6th Bart. ,

of Ven, Somerset, M.A. (Camb.), b. 1841 ; d. 1920;

m. 1870, Julia Ann (d. 1921), d. of Rev. Charles Glvn : —

Sir Hubert Mervyn Medlycott, 7th Bart. (3 Oct. 1808),

J. P. Somerset and Dorset, late Major Dorset Imp. Yeo. ,

B.A. (Camb.), b. 1874; m. 1906, Nellie Adah, d. of Hector

E. Monro of Edmondsham ; and has issue — Christopher

James Medlycott, Esq., b. 1907; Thomas Anthony Hutch-

ings Medlycott, Esq., b. 1909; John Hubert Nicholas

Medlycott, Esq., b. 1920. Seats — Ven House, Milborne

Port, Somerset ; The Manor House, Sandford Orcas,

Sherborne, Dorset. Club — Wellington.



MEE (H. Coll.). Argent, six mascles, three, two and
one gules, on a chief dancett^e of the second, three cross
crosslets fitchee of the field. Mantling gules and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, upon a mount vert,
between two oak branches a stag's head couped proper,
charged on the neck with a mascle as in the arms.

Sons of John Cowper Mee, of East Retford, and of
Wheatley Field, Notts., b. 1820; d. 1873; m. 1856,
Marion, d. of Henry Power, of Chapel House, Ather-
stone, co. Warwick : —
William Evelyn Cowper Mee, Gentleman, b. 1859. Res. —
Charles John Cowper Le Mee-Power (a. v. ).




MEEK (U.O. ). Azure, on a chevron between three suns
in their splendour or, a trefoil slipped vert, between two
flambeaux incensed proper. Mantling 1 gules, doubled

argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a Phrygian
cap azure, issuant therefrom seven rays or. Motto —
" Possum quia posse videtur."

Sons of Charles Meek, Gentleman, of Belfast, and The

Park, Loughans, co. Down, b, 1825 ; d. 1881 ; m.

1857, Mary Jane, d. of James McCracken, of Tully-

henan : —
David Meek, Gentleman, 6. 1857 ; m. 1890, Anna Stewart,
d. of William Johnston, of Bangor, co. Down, and has
issue — William Johnston Meek, late Lieut. R. N.R.,£. 1893;
John Locke Meek, late R.N. R. , b. 1900; and 6 daus.
Res. — Bangor, co. Down.

John Meek, Gentleman, b. 1859 ; m. 1888, Isabel, d. of
John Macartney, of Killade, co. Antrim, and has issue —
Cyril Locke Meek, Esq., late Lieut. -Comdr. U.S. Navy, b.
1890 [m. 1 9 18, Gertrude Rose, d. of James White, of New
York City, and has issue — 3 daus. (Res. — Beaumont,
Texas)] ; Eustace Calvin Meek, Gentleman, b. 1896 [m.
1922, Katharine Adaline, d. of Luther Lansdowne Hansell,
of Jersey City]. Res. — Jersey City, U.S.A.

Joseph Meek, Esq., J.P., F.R.G.S., late Chairman of Lever
Bros.. Ltd., Australia, and Lever's Pacific Plantations, Ltd.,
b. 1862 ; m. 1894, Harriett Brown, d. of James McQuitty,
of Belfast ; and has issue — Harold George Meek, Gentle-
man, M.A. (Oxon., Cantab, and Sydney), LL.M. (Cantab.),
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn and Court of New South
Wales), Capt. Australian Army, Legal Dept., late Lieut.
K.O.Y.L.I., b. 1895 ; Kathleen May [m. Lloyd Reath
Olver, M.B., Ch.M., of Chatswood, Sydney] ; and Irene
Hope. Estate — Lindenhafen, New Britain. Seats — Tul-
lylish Park, Mount Irvine, New South Wales ; Inishowen,
Woollahra, Sydney, N.S.W.

Charles Meek, Gentleman, b. 1865. Res. — Toronto,

Sons of Richard Fisher Meek, b. 1829 ; d. 1897; m.

Elizabeth, d. of William Graham, of Broughshane,

co. Antrim : —
James Meek, Esq., C.B., Col. (ret.) R.A.M.C., served
S. Africa and Great War, b. 1861. Res. —

Rev. Samuel Meek, M.A. (Belfast), b. . Res.—

Sons of Samuel Taylor Meek, Gentleman, b. 1836

d. 1907 ; m. i860, Jane, d. of George Wright, of Gi?

ford, co. Down : —
George Wright Meek, Gentleman, b. i860 ; m. Sarah
Alice, d. of George Hardacre, of Bolton, Lanes., and Jersey
City, N.J. Res.— Seranton, Pa., U.S.A.

Thomas Wallace Fryer Meek, Gentleman, b. 1874; m.
Annie, d. of , and has issue : — six children.

Res. — Jersey City.

James Lindsay Meek, Gentleman, £. 1877 ; m. EvaArnst,
and has issue : — five children. Res — Jersey City.

MEEKING (H. Coll.). Or, on a chevron azure, between
in chief two sprigs of laurel proper and in base a lion
rampant regardant gules, a dove of the field between two

Daus. of Bertram Charles Christopher Sptncer Meeking,
Gentleman, Capt. 10th Royal Hussars, b. 1864 ; d. of
enteric whilst on active service at Bloemfontein, S.
Africa, 1900 ; m. 1893, Violet Charlotte, eldest d. of
John Fletcher of Saltoun, N.B. : —
Viola Meeking, Lady of the Rectory Manor, of Iver.
Seat —

Daisy Finola, m. 1921, 6th Baron Somers (q.v. ).

MEEKS (H. Coll., 11 Sept. 1922). Sable, two chev-
ronels between in chief two water-bougets, and in base a
sun issuant all or. Mantling sable and or. Crest — Og
a wreath of the colours, a demi-wolf proper, holdinn

between the paws a water-bouget sable. Badge — A
sprig of broom proper, and a rose gules, leaved and
slipped also proper in saltire, enfiled by a circlet sable.
Motto — " Fortis et lenis."

Son of William Meeks, of Worcestershire, b. 1819 ;

d. 1886 ; m. 1840, Maria Healing : —
Hon. Sir Alfred William Meeks, K.B.E. (1920),
M.C.L., New South Wales, J. P., b. 1849 ; m. 1873,
Alice Freeman ; and has had issue — Victor Alfred Free-
man Meeks, Esq., b. 1881 ; d. 1926; Hilda Alice
[m. 1910, Mars Gerald Cater, of Wellington, N.S.W.].
Res. — Wollerang, Darling Point, Sydney, N.S.W,

WILLIAM MELLOR MEIGH, Esquire, J. P. co. Staf-
ford. Burn 1841, being the only son of William Mellor
Meigh, Esq., J. P., of Ash Hall, by his wife Elizabeth, dau.
of Samuel Goodman. Armorial bearings— Gules, on a
cross engrailed between four boars' heads erased argent,
turee blackbirds in fesse proper, and two crosses pat£e
fitche'e at the foot azure. Mantling gules and argent. Crest
— On a wreatb of the colours, a lion rampant or, holding in
the dexter paw a cross pat^e as in the arms, the sinister paw
resting on an anchor proper, pendent therefrom by a chain
cr, an escutcneon gules, charged with a boar's head erased
argent. Motto — " Benigno numine." Married, 1866,
Anita Maria, eldest dau. of Joseph Peake, of Stoneyfields,
Newcastle, Staffordshire; and has Issue— (1) William
Alfred Meigh, Gentleman, b. June 4, 1867 (Res. — Dole
Spring House, Fosbrook, Hamley, Staffs. ; (2) Walter Henry
Meigh, Gentleman, b. July 5, 1869 ; (3) Reginald Meigh,
Gentleman, b. Feb. 13, 1872; (4) Charles Harold Meigh,
Gentleman, b. March 5, 189s ; and Florence Anita. Seat—






MEIKLE of Lochlibo (L.O.). Gules, on a chevron
between three crosses patee each cantoned with four cross
crosslets fitchee' argent, three cinquefoils of the field, on a
chief azure, a lion rampant between a decrescent in the

dexter and a fleurs-de-lys in the sinister or. Mantling
gules, doubled argent. Crest — On a wreath of his liveries,
a stag's head proper. Motto— ' ' Funis quos non fides
liget." Livery — Black, red and white waistcoat.

Eld. son of the late John Meikle, Esq., J. P., of Barskim-
ming, co. Ayr, and Lochlibo, Renfrewshire, b. 1832;
d. 1913; m. 1875, Elizabeth, d. of John Simpson,
Esq., of Eland Lodge, Ponteland, Northumberland : —
James Hamilton Meikle, Esq., D.S.O., J.P. co. Clack-
mannan, Lt.-Col. Ayrshire R.H.A. Res., served S. Africa
1900-1, and Great War (despatches twice, D.S.O.), Member
of the King's Bodyguard for Scotland, has Croix de Guerre
with palm (France), b. 1876; m. 1903, Janet Armour, d.
of William Young Fleming, Esq., J.P., and has issue — (1)
John Basil Hamilton Meikle, Gentleman, b. 1906; (2)
Neil Dorien Hamilton Meikle, Gentleman, b. 1912; (3)
Cecil Andrew Hamilton Meikle, Gentleman, b- 1914; (4)
Evelyn Francis Hamilton Meikle, Gentleman, b. 1917; (5)

Gavin Aimour Hamilton Meikle,
Seat — Brankstone, Bogside, Fife.

Gentleman, b. 1926.

MEIKLEJOHN (L.O., 1881). Parted per pale or and
gules, on a chief two martlets all counterchanged. Mant-
ling gules, doubled argent. Crest — Upon a wreath of his
liveries, a dexter arm in armour resting on the elbow, the
hand holding a scimitar all proper. Motto — " Spes magna
in Deo."

Eldest son of Col. John Forbes Meiklejohn, R.H.A.,
b. 1839 ; d. ; m. 1873, Edith Mary Dives : —

Ronald Forbes Meiklejohn, Esq., D.S.O., Lt.-Col. Royal
Warwickshire Regt., served Egypt 1898, S. Africa 1899-
1900 (despatches, medal with clasp, D.S.O.), Great War
1914-18, has Orders of St. John and St. Vladimir (Russia),
b. 1876; m. 1903, Kathleen Stella, d. of the late Henry
Mybergh, of Wynberg, S. Africa. Club — Army and Navy

WARFORD-MEIN (H. Coll.). Azure, on a fesse
embattled eimine, between six cross crosslets fitchee
or, a tiger's head affrontge vert, striped and crowned with an
Eastern crown gold, between two eagles displayed of the
last, a canton of the second, thereon pendent from a riband
gules fimbriated azure, a representation of the medal struck
to commemorate the capture of Seringapatam, encircled by
the word "Seringapatam," all within a bordure argent.
Mantling azure and argent. Crest — Out of a mural crown
or, charged with abaton fessewise azure, a dexter hand issuant
charged with a human eye proper, surmounting three

swords one in pale and two in saltire also proper, pommels
and hilts gold, the upper parts of the blades encircled by a

wreath of laurel vert. Motto — " Manus hsec inimica
tyrannis." Livery — Blue, silver buttons, white piping on
collar and cuffs.

Eldest son of George Augustus Mein, Esq., M.D. Edin. ,

J.P. of New South Wales, b. 1822; d. 1892; m. 1861,

Jane Hetherington, d. of the late Edmund Gibsone,

Esq., C.E., of Penton House, co. Cumberland: —

Pulteney Warford-Mein, Gentleman, b. 1876; m. 1909,

Tassie Constance, second d. of late Samuel Thomas Staugh-

ton, Esq., M.L.A., J. P., B.A., of St. Neots, South Yarra,

Melbourne, and Eynesbury, Melbourne, Victoria ; and has

issue — Adrian John Warford-Mein, Gentleman, b. 1910;

David Pulteney Warford-Mein, Gentleman, b. 1922; and

Patricia Constance. Post. add. — Milliara, Wallace Avenue,

Toorak, Melbourne, Australia. Club — Melbourne.

MELBA (H. Coll.). Azure, on a plate between in chiei

two mascles and in base a nightingale or, a cross couped




Dau. of David Mitchell, of Victoria, Australia : —
Dame Helen Porter (Nellie) Melba, D.B.E. (1918),
b. 1865 ; m. 1882, Charles Nesbitt Armstrong (divorced
1900), s. of Sir Andrew Armstrong. 1st Bart., of King's
Co. Res. — Coombe Cottage, Coldstream, Melbourne,

MELCHETT, Baron, see MOND.

MELDON (U.O.). Vert, a dexter hand couped argent,
between three crescents or, issuant therefrom as many
estoiles of the second. Mantling vert and argent. Crest
Upon a wreath of the colours, a dexter hand proper, sur-
mounted by a crescent or, therefrom issuant an estoile
argent. Motto — " Pro fide et patria. Livery — Claret.
Sons of John James Meldon, Gentleman, b. 1836 ;
d. 1906 ; m. 1865, Kate Blackney : —
John M. Meldon, Gentleman, b. 1869 ; m. 1905, Helena,
eld. d. of John Bodkin, and has issue — 4 daus. Res. — 8
Merrion Square, Dublin.

Walter D. Meldon, Gentleman, Barrister-at- Law, b.
. Res. — 47 Waterloo Road, Dublin.
Son of Charles H. Meldon, Esq., b. 1841 : —
James Charles Meldon, Gentleman (a. v.).

Sons of Austin Meldon, Gentleman. M.D., F.R.C.S.,
of 16 Merrion Square, Dublin, b. ; d. ; m.

1st, , Margaret Ryan, of Tralee Island; 2nd,

, Catherine, d. of Augustus Welby Pugin : —
Lt.-Col. James Austin Meldon, C.B.E., 4th Roy. Dub
Fus. , served Uganda 1897-9, S. Africa 1900-2, and Great
War 1 91 4- 19, b. 1870; m. 1903, Serena Letitia Henrietta,
d. of Rev. Canon Ralph Sadleir, D. D. ; and has issue — Leila
Letitia Marguerite. Res. — Cedar Lodge, Armagh, N.
Ireland. Club — Windham.

George Edgar Pugin Meldon, Gentleman, F. R.C.S.I., b.
1876 ; m. , Mary Power. Res. — 6 Fitzwilliam Place,


Sons of Sir Albert Meldon, Knt. Bach., b. 1845 ; d.

1924 ; m. 1st, 1871, Mary (d. 1914), d. of Bernard

Doherty ; 2nd, 1917, Lily, d. of Andrew Moore, Esq.,

J. P., of Ashton, co. Dublin: —

Philip Albert Meldon, Esq., D.S.O., Lt.-Col. R.A.,

served S. Africa 1900-2, and Great War 19 14— 17 (desp.,

D.S.O.), b. 1874; m. 1926, Hon. Dorothy, d. of the late

Brig.-Gen. Sir Alington Bewick-Copley, K.B.E. , C. B.


James Bernard Meldon. Esq., Major R.A.M.C., b. 1875.

William Walltrude Meldon, Esq., late Major Durham
Light Infantry, b. 1879 ; m. 1916, Mary Evelyn, d. of Albert
Lord of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Res. — Ballyshank, Bud-
leigh Salterton, S. Devon.

Sonsof James Dillon Meldon, Gentleman, of 24 Merrion

Square, Dublin; b. 1814 ; d. 1883; m. 1835, Bedelia

Ingham : —

Louis Stanislaus Meldon, Gentleman, Solicitor, b. 1853 ;

m. 1883, Rose Mary, eld. d. of George Comyn Kenny, of

Longford Castle, co. Galway, and has surv. issue — George

J. Meldon, Gentleman, M.D., b. 1884 [m. , Hilda

Starkey, and has issue — 4 children]; Louis A. Meldon,

Gentleman, b. 1888 [m. 1927, Margaret Smith]. Res.S

Merrion Square North, Dublin. Club — Stephen's Green


Joseph Meldon, Gentleman, b. 1861 ; m. Helen Penny-
feather. Res. — 16 Eglinton Road, Dublin.

Born 1873. being the son of the late Charles Henry Meldon,
Esq., Q.C., J. P. and D.L. for co. Dublin, J. P. for cos.
Kildare, Galway, Meath, Clare, and Westmeath, and his
wife Ada, eldest dau. of the late William Hodgens of New-
ton House, Blackrock. Armorial bearings — Vert, a dex-
ter hand couped argent, between three crescents or, issuant
therefrom as many estoiles of the second. Mantling vert
and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a dexter
hand proper, surmounted by a crescent or, therefrom issuant
an estoile argent. Motto — '"Pro fide et patria." Seat —
Newton House, co. Dublin. Married, 1894, Harriette,
eldest dau. of the late William Austin Colclough of Cliff.
House, Dalkey ; and has with other Issue — Charles Vivian
Meldon, Gentleman. Res. — 28 South Anne Street, Dublin.

MELLER. Argent, on a pile sable, between two flaunches
of the last a cross couped ot the first. Mantling sable and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, an escutcheon
sable, thereon a cross couped as in the arms, between two

wings argent, each charged with a fesse engrailed also sable-
Motto — " Meller dans a bonne mell6e."

Sons of Alfred Meller, Esquire, Hon. Major 3rd Batt.
Norfolk Regiment, J. P. for co. of Suffolk, B.A. Trin.
Coll., 1873, b. 1849; d. 1921 ; m. 1883, Edith Marie, d.
of Col. George Brudenel Sherard, Judge Advocate-
General, Madras Presidency : —
Sherard Alfred Meller, Esq., B.A.(Camb.),CivilEngineer,
late temp. Capt. R.A.F., b. May 3, 1885 ; m. 1920, Violet
Gwladys Mansel, d. of Brig.-Gen. Mansel Travers Shewen,
Indian Army. Seat — The Limes, Rushmere, Ipswich.

Robert William Meller, Gentleman, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.,
b. Sept. 3, 1886. Res. — Mill Lane House, Felixstowe,

S.C. L. (Oxon.), Lord of the Mane r of Jaques Court,
co. Kent. Born April 18, 1848, only surviving son of
the late Walter Meller, Esq., M.P. for Stafford, J. P. and
D.L. , Royalty of the Tower, Capt. Commandant 1st Surrey
Light Horse Volunteers, Hon. Col. Tower Hamlets Artil-
lery Volunteers, by his wife Elizabeth, youngest dau. of
Thomas and Mary Peters of The Grange, Kilburn, co.
Middlesex. Armorial bearings— Argent, on a pile sable,
between two flaunches of the last, a cross couped of the
first. Mantling sable and argent. Crest— On a wreath of
the colours, an escutcheon sable, thereon a cross couped as
in the arms, between two wings argent, each charged with
a fesse engrailed also sable. Motto — "Meller en la
bonne meltee." Married, April 20, 1896, Lady Helen
Blanche Stewart {d. 1903), eldest dau. of The Rt. Hon.
Randolph, 9th Earl of Galloway. Residence — so Cheyne
Walk, Chelsea, S. W. ; Craigard House, Carrick, Argyllshire.

JOSEPH WILLIAM MELLES, Esquire, Justice of the
Peace for the cos. of Essex and Argyll, Deputy Lieutenant
Argyllshire, Master of Arts of the University of Edin-
burgh, late Captain 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion
(Bedfordshire Regiment). Born 1858, being the eldest
son of the late William Melles, Esquire, Justice of the
Peace, by his wife Margaret Coulter, daughter of Richard
Meikle. Armorial bearings (L.O., 1885) — Vert, on
a pale between two cinquefoils argent, a fir-tree eradicated
proper. Upon the escutcheon is placed a helmet befitting
his degree, with a Mantling gules, doubled argent ;
and upon a wreath of his liveries is set for Crest, a

fir-tree erect and eradicated proper; and in an escroll
over the same this Motto, " Usque fidelis." Livery —
Dark green, with silver buttons. Married, March 22,
1882, Mary, third daughter of Andrew Roddick ;
of Upshire Hall, Waltham Abbey, Essex, and has had
Issue — (1) William Eugene Melles, Esquire, Major T.F.
Reserve of Officers, b. January 17, 1883 (Seat — Seward-
stone Lodge, Sewardstone, in the county of Essex); (2)




Gordon Frank Melles, Gentleman, Orderly Officer to Colonel
comdg. 2nd East Lancashire Brigade R.F.A. (T.F.), b.
September 3, 1885 ; d. on active service 6 November 1915 ;
Margaret Mary [m. Capt. W. S. K. Gough (deed.)]; and
Doris Gracie Fraser [m. Capt. R. D. Smith Cunninghame,
late Scots Guards]. Estate — Gruline, Isle of Mull, in the
county of Argyll. Postal address — Gruline, Isle of Mull.
Clubs — Junior Carlton, Pratt's, New (Edinburgh), Royal
Highland Yacht (Oban).


MELLOR (H. Coll.). Per fesse dancette" sable and
argent, three mascles fessevvise in chief of the last and as
many ring-ousels also fessevvise in base proper. Mantling
sable and azure. Crest — In front of a bull's head erased


argent, between the horns a mascle sable, three mascles

fessewise of the last. Motto — "Ad meliora." Livery

— Claret and silver.

Sons of Rt. Hon. John William Mellor, P.C. , Member
of the Privy Council, M.P., Barr.-at-Law Inner Temple
i860, a Q.C. 1875, and a Bencher 1877 ; J. P., D. L. , and
Dep. Chm. of Quarter Sessions for Somerset, a J. P. for
Devon, and Hon. Member of New York State Bar
Assoc. ; was Judge Advocate-Gen. Feb. to July 1886 ;
Chmn. of Committee of Ways and Means and Dep.
Speaker of House of Commons 1893 to 1895, b. 1835 ;
d. 1911 ; m. i860, Caroline (d. 1900), d. of Charles
Paget, Esq., M.P., D.L., J. P., of Ruddington Grange,
Notts. : —
Sir John Paget Mellor, 1st Bart. (q. v.).
Godfrey W. Paget Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1865 (twin) ;

m. 1895, Norah, d. of Sir Francis B. Alston, K.C.M.G.

Estates — Culmhead, Somerset ; Burnworthy, Devon. Post.

add. — Culmhead, Taunton ; 1 Embankment Gardens,

Chelsea, S. W. Club — Brooks's.

Rev. Wilfrid Paget Mellor, Clerk in Holy Orders, b. 1865

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