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(twin) ; m. 1910, Olive Mary, d. of Henry Brooks, Esq., of

Hersham Lodge Walton-on-Thames. Res. — 1 Guilford

Lawn, Dover.
Claud Paget Mellor. Gentleman.
Sydney Paget Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1875; w - I 9°°.

Mabel Celonia, d. of Charles Hardy of Chilham Castle, nr.


Son of William Moseley Fenton Mellor, Gentleman, of
Hawthorne. Bickley, Kent. b. 1868 ; d. 1913 ; m. 1896,
Emily Frances Maxwell, second d. of Col. Jeremy
Taylor Marsh, R.E. :—

William Maxwell Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1897.
Sons of William Moseley Mellor, Esq., J. P. lor Co.
Palatine of Chester, b. 1836 ; d. ; m. 1867, Jane

(d 1894), d. of John Fenton, Esq., of Crimble Hall,
Lanes., M.P., J. P. :—
Robert Owston Fenton Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1875 ; m.
1910, Nora Mary, ygst. d. of Robert A. Woods ; and has
issue — Robert William Fenton Mellor, Gentleman, b. 191 1.
Philip Albert Fenton Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1880.

Sons of Rt. Hon. Sir James Robei t Mellor, Knt. , LL. M. ,
of Ditchfield Hall, Ditton, Lanes., King's Coroner and
Attorney 1892-1912, and Master of the Crown Office,
King's Bench, 1874-1912, b. 1839; m. 1868, Anne Jane,
eldest d. and co-heiress of Thomas Shaw of Everton,
Lanes. :—
James Gilbert Shaw Mellor, Gentleman, Barr.-at-Law,
B.A., LL.B. (Cantab.), b. 1872.

Alfred Shaw Mellor, Gentleman, M.A., M.B., B.C.,
M. R.C.S. , b. 1875; in. 1902, Hon. Dora Webster, only
surv. child of 1st Baron Alverstone, Lord Chief Justice of
England ; and has issue — Jean Marion Shaw ; Elizabeth
Dora Shaw ; and Barbara Janet Shaw. Res. — B x House,
Box, Wilts.
John Francis Shaw Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1879.
- Sons of late Rt. Hon. Sir John Mellor, P.C, Judge of
the High Court of Justice, b. 1809 ; d. 1887; m. 1832,
Elizabeth Cook, d. of William Moseley of Peckham
Rye, Surrey :—
Alfred Mellor, Esq., J. P. for cos. Devon and Somerset,
late of the 8th (the King's) Regt. of Foot, b. 1842 ; m. (1st),
1867, Ellen (d. 1880), d. of Paget, Esq., J. P., D.L. ;
and by her has issue — six daus. ; (2nd), 188 1, EmmaSeddon,
d. of John Jones, F.A.S.L., of Gloucester ; and has issue —
Philip Seddon Mellor, Gentleman, b. 1882. Res. — 42 St.
John's Wood Court, N.W.8,

Charles Mellor, Esq., B.A. (Camb. ), Barrister-at-Law,
b. 1845; m. 1875, Helen, d. of late John Fenton, Esq.,
J. P., M. P. , cf Crimble Hall, Lanes. ; and has issue — Helen
Mabel. Address —

Horace Mellor, Esq., J. P. Lanes., b. 1851 ; m. 1882,
Edith Jane, d. of Arthur Leyland Birley of Milbanke,
Lanes. ; and has issue — -(1) Philip Horace Leyland Mellor,
Gentleman, b. 1887; (2) Eric Leyland Mellor, Gentleman,
b. 1890. Res. — Beach House, Castletown, I.O.M.

MELLOR (H. Coll.). Per fesse dancettee sable and
argent, in chief three mascles of the second, and in base
as many blackbirds proper. Mantling sable and argent.
Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a bull's head erased
sable entiled by a mascle argent. Badge — A rose gules
barbed seeded leaved and slipped, and a sprig of laurel
fructed in saltire proper, enfiled by a circlet or. Motto —
" Melior."

Eld. son of Rt. Hon. John William Mellor, P.C, and
his wife Caroline, d. of Charles Paget, Esq. : —

Sir John Paget Mellor, 1st Bart. (1924), K.C.B. , B.A.,
LL.B., J. P. Somerset, King's Proctor, Sol. to the Treasury
1909-23. b. 1862; m. 1890, Mabel, d. of G. S. Pearce-
Serocold, of Cherryhinton, Torquay, and has surv. issue —
John Serocold Paget Mellor, Esq., Barrister-at-Law (Inner
Temple), Capt. late Somerset L. I., b. 1893 [m. 1922, Mar-
garet, 2nd d. of Sir Herbert Cook, Bt., and has issue— John
Francis Mellor, Esq., b. 1925 ; Simon Hood Mellor, Esq.,
b. 1928 (Res.— Winterbourne Holt, Newbury, Berks.)].
Seat — Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset. Town res. — 1 Em-
bankment Gardens, Chelsea, S.W. Club — Brooks's.

MELLOR (H. Coll.). Argent, three blackbirds sable,
on a chief of the second a leopard's face or, between two
roses of the first, barbed and seeded proper. Mantling
sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours,
in front of a demi-leopard guardant or, supporting
between the paws an anchor sable, two roses gules, barbed
and seeded proper. Motto—" Spes."
Son of : —

Wilfrid Arnold Mellor, Capt. (ret.) 3rd Batt. (Vol.)
Norfolk Regt, b. . Res.—


MELVILLE, Viscount, see DUNDAS.

Substitute of Linlithgowshire (1882-1897), Lt.-Col.
commanding 3rd Vol. Batt. Royal Scots Regt. 1888- 1898
(retired with permission to retain his rank), has Jubilee Medal





of His Majesty's Bodyguard for Scotland (long service
medal), B.A. (Oxon. ), a Member of the Faculty of Ad-
vocates. Born 1841, being the only son of the late Sir John
Melville, K.B., W.S., Crown Agent for Scotland, Lord
Provost of Edinburgh 1854-60. Armorial bearings —
Argent, a fesse gules between two hearts in chief of the
second and a salmon naiant in base azure. Mantling gules,
doubled argent. Crest— On a wreath of his liveries, an eagle
rising proper ; and in an escrol over the same this Motto,
"Adaltioratendo." Livery— (Undress) black; (dress)white,
with scarlet facings. Clubs — University (Edinburgh),
New (Edinburgh).


MENDS (H. Coll.). Azure, on a chevron argent,
between three suns in splendour or, an anchor erect with
a piece of cable sable. Mantling azure and argent. Crest
— On a wreath of the colours, a tower argent, charged with
an anchor as in the arms, from the battlements issuant an
arm embowed in armour proper, garnished or, in the hand
a battleaxe fessewise also proper. Motto — " Moribus
antiquis." Livery — Blue and white.

Son of Vice-Adm. George Butler Clark Mends (son of

Commodore Sir Robert Mends, R.N., Grand Cross

of Charles III., d. 1823), b. 1808; d. 1884; m. 1849,

Georgina, d. of Capt. Josiah Nisbet, R.N. (only child

of Viscountess Nelson, Duchess of Bronte' by her first

marriage) : —

Brigadier-General Horatio Reginald Mends, C.B. (1916),

served in 60th Rifles, comdg. 4th Batt. King's R. Rifles

and Rifle Depot, Brig.-Gen. in charge of Administration

Northern Command 1905-8, Hon. Col. 7th and 8th Batt.

West Yorks. Regt. from 1913, Hon. Col. Leeds Rifles,

served in Boer War 1881, and Great War, is a Knight of

Grace of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem,

b. 1851 ; m. 1877, Louisa Archer, d. of George Cockburn

Harvey of Halifax, N.S. , and widow of Capt. William

Jardine, R.N. Res. — 5 Driffield Terrace, The Mount,

York. Clubs — Naval and Military, Yorkshire.

MENZIES (L.O., 7 Jan. 1904). Parted per pale argent

his liveries, a savage's head proper. Motto — "Will God.
I shall." Livery — Dark blue, gilt buttons, yellow facings.

Son of late Graham Menzies of Hallvburton, b. 1820 ;

d. 1880 ; m. 1855, Beatrice, d. of Wiliiam Dudgeon of

Edinburgh : —
William Dudgeon Graham Menzies, Esq., J. P. for Forfar
and Perthshire, Member of His Majesty's Bodyguard for
Scotland, b. 25 Nov. 1857 ; m. 1890, Cecilia Clementina, d.
of Sir George Orby Wombwell, 4th Bart. ; and has had
issue — (1) Alastair Graham Menzies, Gentleman, b. 1892 ;
killed in action 1915 ; (2) Victor Malcolm Graham Menzies,
Gentleman, b. 1893; (3) William Neil Graham Menzies,
Gentleman, b. 1903. Res. — Hallyburton, Coupar Angus,
Forfarshire. Clubs — Junior Carlton, New (Edinburgh).

quire, of Culdares, co. Perth, J.P, and D.L. for co.
Banff, and J.P. for co. Perth. Born Sept. 28, 1858, being
the onlv son of the late Ronald Steuart-Menzies of Culdares

and gules, three escallops and a chief all counterchanged,
Mantling gules, doubled argent. Crest — On a wreath of

and Cardney, by his wife Marjory Alexandrina, dau. of
William Grant MacDowall of Arndilly. Armorial bear-
ings (L.O. , 1672-7) — Argent, a sword in pale proper, hiked
and pommelled or, a chief gules. 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 demi-lion, holding in the dexter paw
a marshal's baton proper. Motto— " Fortem fors juvat."
Married, Jan. 30, 1883, Constance Anne Ellen, dau. of
Thomas Owen Wethered, M.P., of Seymour Court, Marlow,
in the county of Buckingham; and has Issue — Ronald
Steuart-Menzies, Esq., Major Scots Guards, b. April
8, 1884 [m. 1912, Olivia Anne, d. of late Thomas Turner-
Farley of Warnaby Hall, Leicestershire ; and has issue —
Jean Marjorie]. Seat — Arndilly, Craig-Ellachie, North
Britain. Clubs — Carlton, White's, Turf, New (Edinburgh).


MERCER (L.O., 1864). Or, on a fesse gules, between
in chief three crosses patt6e of the last and in base a mullet
azure, as many bezants, on a canton of the second, a boar's
head couped of the first. Mantling gules and argent.
Crest— On a wreath of his liveries, a stork's head couped,
holding a serpent. Motto — "Crux Christi nostra corona.
Eld. son of John Henry Mercer, Esq., M.L.C.
Victoria, Australia, of Gorthy, Perthshire, b. 1822 ;
d. 1891 ; m. 1861, Annie Catherine, d. of James
Anstruther, Esq., W.S., of Edinburgh : —
Laurence Mercer, Esq., C. I.E. , I.C.S. (ret.), b. 1863; m
1898, Eveline Alice, d. of Brig.-Gen. Walter Hailes, late
Indian Army, and has surv. issue — (1) Lawrence Walter
Mercer, Lieut. R.A., b. 1900 ; (2) Henry Lindsay Mercer,
2nd Lieut. R.A., b. 1908; (3) Ronald Ernest Mercer,
Gentleman, b. 1914. Res. — Shelburne Hall, Cheltenham.




MEREDITH (R.L., 29 June 1901, H. Coll.). Azure,
a lion rampant or, in the dexter chief point a crescent
argent. Mantling azure and or. Crest — On a wreath

of the colours, a lion's head erased proper. Motto — " Heb
Dduw heb ddim a Duw a digon."

Son of Peter Macaraof Springboig, Shettleston, Lanark-
shire, m. Janet Ann Elizabeth, d. of Capt. John M'Nab,
94th Regt. : —
The late Peter Macara Meredith, Esq. , J. P. Denbighshire,
b. 1854; d. 1919 ; m. 1st, 1897, Alice Warter (d. 1900), d.
and h. of late Lt.-Col. Henry Warter-Meredith of Pentre
Bychan Hall ; and had issue — Alice Sophia, d. 1897 ; 2nd,
1906, Ethel Maude, d. of late Col. Sir Wm. Frankland,
Bart. Seat — Pentre Bychan Hall, Wrexham.

MEREDITH (U.O., Confn. 8 Aug. 1924). Argent, a
lion rampant sable, collared and chained or, langued gules.
Mantling sable and argent. Crest — A demi-lion rampant
sable, collared and chained or, langued gules. Motto —
" Sub spe virtutia praemium."

Fourth son of John Walsingham Cooke Meredith,

Esq., of London, Ontario, Canada, J. P., B.A.,

T.C.D., b. 1809; d. 1881; m. 1835, Sarah, d. of

Anthony Peglar, of London, Ontario: —

Hon. Richard Martin Meredith, Chief Justice of

the Common Pleas, and Pres. of the High Court Div. of

the Supreme Court of Ontario, b. 1847. Res. — Asgoode

Hall, Toronto, Canada; 565 Talbot Street, London,


Second son of John Edward Meredith, Gentleman,

M.D., of Maidstone, Kent, b. 1851 ; d. 1911 ; m. 1878,

Mary, d. of Robert d'Esterre : —

Horace Duncan Craig Meredith, Esq. , Paymaster-Comdr.

R.N., b. 1883; m. 1906, Evelyn, d. of Algernon Sydney

Smythe, Gentleman, and has issue — John SydneyMeredith,

Gentleman, b. 1907 ; Ronald Duncan d'Esterre Meredith,

Gentleman, b. 1909. Res. — St. Patrick, Festing Grove,


Knight Bachelor (1896), LL.D. (Toronto University),
Chancellor of the University of Toronto, Chief Justice of
Ontario, formerly (1872-94) M.L.A. of Ontario for London
District. Born 1840, being the eldest 'son of John Cooke
Meredith of London, Ontario, by Sarah, dau. of M. Anthony
Pegler. Armorial bearings —Gules, on a chevron between
three goats' heads erased or, as many trefoils slipped sable.
Mantling gules and or. Crest — Upon a wreath of the
colours, a goat's head as in the arms. Married, 1862, Mary
(Res. — Buscarth Road, Toronto), dau. of Marcus Holmes
of London, Ontario, and d. 1923.

MERRIMAN (H. Coll., 21 Dec. 1833). Argent, on a
chevron cottised sable, between three Cornish choughs

proper, as many crescents of the field. Mantling sable and

argent. Crest— On a wreath of the colours, a serpent nowed,

therefrom issuant a dexter arm embowed in armour proper,

garnished or, the hand grasping a short sword also proper,

pommel and hilt gold. Motto — " Terar dum prosim."

Son of Edward Baverstock Merriman, Esq., M.A. Oxon.,

Col. 2nd V.D. Duke of Edinburgh's Wilts. Regt., of

9 Hyde Park Gardens, W., b. 1839 ; d. 1915 ; m. 1883,

Sarah Louisa, d. of Charles Perkins of Marlborough : —

Edward Claude Baverstock Merriman, Esq., Captain,

late 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, b. 1884 ; m. 1917, Janet

Lydia Mary, d. of William R. B. Briscoe, Esq., C.B.E.

Res. — 23 Porchester Square, W. Clubs — Cavalry, Army

and Navy.

Sons of Robert William Merriman, Gentleman, of
Sempringham, Marlborough, Wilts. , J. P. Wilts., b. 1836 ;
d. 1924 ; m. 1st, 1864, Sarah Dorothea Sheringham ;
2nd, 1880, Edith Hannah Merriman : —
Francis Victor Merriman, Gentleman, M.A. (Oxon.), b.
1887. Res. — Sempringham, Marlborough, Wilts.

Rev. Thomas Fellowes Merriman, M.A. (Oxon.), Clerk in
Holy Orders, b. 1890.

Sons of Rev. George Merriman, M.A. Oxon., Vicar of
Martham, Norfolk, b. 1837; d. 1905; m. 1880, Ellen
Susanna Steward : —
George William Steward Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1881.
Rev. Ernest Steward Merriman, Clerk in Holy Orde _ s,
B.A.(Camb.), b. 1886. Res. — Stalbridge Rectory, Dorset.
Sons of Rt. Rev. Nathaniel James Merriman, D.D.,
Bishop of Graham's Town, b. ; d. ; m. : —

Thomas Reginald Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1846; m.
1872, Eliza Atherton Rawstone ; and has surv. issue —
Mary Atherton ; and Julia. Res. —

James Arthur Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1854; m. 1879,
Annie Hopley. Res. —

Sons of Samuel Benjamin Merriman, Gentleman : —
Thomas Mark Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1849; in. 1876,
Ellen Charlotte Marshall; and has issue — (1) Mark Mar-
shall Merriman, Gentleman, Solicitor (3 Mitre Court,
Temple, E. C.4), b. 1877 [m. 1906, Mary Primrose,
second d. of J. W. Roy of Hampstead]; (2) Gordon
Merriman, Gentleman, 6. 1885; Elizabeth Foster; and
Ellen Mackenzie. Res. — 96 Finchley Road, Hampstead,
London, N.W.
William Heath Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1869.

Son of late Charles Anthony Merriman, Gentleman,
of Knutsford, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., b. 1814 ; d. 1870;
m. 1840, Catherine (d. 1906), d. of John Langshaw,
Esq. , of Lancaster : —
Rev. Canon Charles Victor Merriman, M.A. (Cantab.),




Canon and Rural Dean, late Rector of St. Mary's, Hulme,
Manchester, b. 1841; m. 1880, Harriet Irew; and has had
issue— (1) Clement Victor Merriman, Gentleman,*. 1885;
(2) Charles Henry Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1893 ;
killed in action 1917 ; Katherine Violet Sarle ; Ethel Mary ;
and Frances Eileen. Res. — Germoe, Marazion, Cornwall.
Sons of George Langshaw Merriman, Gentleman, b.
1846 ; d. 1922 ; m. 1887, Emma Florence, d. of
Lorenzo George Dundas of Clobemon Hall, co. Wex-
ford, and widow of Lionel Albert Vaillant of Wey-
bridge : —
Reginald Dundas Merriman, Esq., Lieut. -Comdr. Royal
Indian Marine, b. 1887 [Arms as above, and on an escutcheon
of pretence, quarterly, 1 and 4, argent, three towers triple-
towered sable, portcullissed gules (Haviland) ; 2 and 3,

azure, on a bend cotised or, between six lozenges of the
second, each charged with an ermine spot, as many escal-
lops of the field (Pollen)] ; m, 1923, Louise, yngr. d. of the
late Rev. F. E. Haviland. Address — R. I. M. Headquarters,
Bombay, India.

George Victor Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1895 ; m. 1919,
Edith Frost, and has issue — John Langshaw Merriman,
Gentleman, b. 1919 ; and 2 daus. Res. — Paddock, Natal,
S. Africa.

Sons of John Henry Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1847;

d. 1922 ; m. 1879, Florence Edenborough : —
John Langshaw Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1886.
Frank Leopold Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1899. Res. —
The Firs, West Byfleet.

Son of Nathaniel Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1851 ; d.

1912 ; m. 1879, Eliza Louisa, d. of Alfred Senior

Merry : —
Nathaniel Alfred Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1892. Res. —

Sons of Frank Merriman, Esq., J. P. Cheshire, b. 1852;

d. 1920; m. 1879, Mariquita, d. of late John Pringle

Boyd of Woodcote, West Hampstead: —
Sir Frank Boyd Merriman, Knt. Bach. (1928), O.B.E.,
K.C., Recorder of Wigan since 1920, Solicitor Gen. 1928,
M.P. Rusholme Div. since 1924, served Great War as
Major Manchester Regt.,<5. 1880; m. 1st, 1907, Eva Mary
(d. 1919), d. of H. L. Freer; 2nd, 1920, Olive, M.B.E.,
3rd d. of F. Carver of Knutsford, and has issue — 2 daus.
Res. — 3 Pembroke Road, Kensington, W.8. Clubs — Bath,

Claud Anthony Merriman, Esq., Ccmdr. R.N., b. 1889.

Son of Frederick Ward Merriman, settled in Auckland,

New Zealand, b. 1817 ; d. 1865; tn. 1850, Susannah

Augusta, third d. of Col. Greene of Kilmanahan Castle

and Glen Abbey, co. Waterford : —

Frederick William James Parsons Merriman, b. 1854.
Res. —

Son of Rev. Henry Gordon Merriman. Fellow New
College, Oxford, July 1845, D D. 1861, Rector of East
Woodhay 1884, b. 1823, d. 1887; m. 1852, Jane
Augusta, ygst. d. of Rev. Richard Edmonds, Rector
of Woodleigh, co. Devon: —
Harry Moubray Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1856 ; m. 1899,
Ida Frances Lanyon, d. of James Lanyon Hicks of Liver-
pool ; and has issue — Arthur Duncan Merriman, Gentle-
man, b. 1901 ; Peter Gordon Merriman, Gentleman, b.
1908. Res. — 73 Coleherne Court, S.W. 5.

Sons of Gen. Charles James Merriman, C.S.I. (1878),

R.E. , served with Persian Exped. Force 1856-7, Sec.

to Govt, of Bombay Public Works Dept. 1880-5, b.

1831 ; d. 1906; tn. 1858, Eugenia Sybilla, d. of Col.

Richard Bulkeley, Bombay Army : —

Lt.-Col. Reginald Gordon Merriman, D.S.O. , R. A. , served

with Tambaka Exped. W. Coast of Africa 1892, D.A.A.G.

Woolwich District 1902-3, b. 1866; tn. 1894, Mary G. R. ,

d. of S. Gregson Fell, Esq., J. P., of Ickham Hall, Kent.

Res. — Moorlands, Minehead, Somerset. Clubs — Minehead

and West Somerset.

Athol Bulkeley Merriman, Esq., Lt.-Col. Indian Army, b.

Son of John Merriman, Gentleman, Surgeon, of
Kensington, b. 1800; d. 1881 ; tn. 1826, Caroline, d.
of Rev. John Jones, M.A. , Vicar of Foye, Hereford: —
Septimus Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1836; tn. 1871, Mary
Agnes, d. of Rev. William Maskelyne of Crudwell, Wilts. ;
and in addition to daus. has issue — (1) George Frederick
Maskelyne Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1877 ; (2) Hugh Mas-
kelyne Merriman, Gentleman, b. 1881. Res. —

Son of Col. William Merriman, CLE. (1890), R.E.,

of Creffield House, Colchester, b. 1838 ; d. ; tn.

1872, Emily Jane Annah Elizabeth, d. of Col. FitzRoy

H. M. Somerset, R.E. : —

Arthur Drummond Nairne Merriman, Esq., D.S.O.,

Lt.-Col. Res. of Officers, Manchester Regt. , b. 1876; m.

1903, Dorothy Hornby, d. of Major Frank Bradshaw, 13th

Somerset L.I. Res. — Bishop's Hall, Taunton.


MERSEY, Viscount, see BIGHAM.

MERTHYR, Baron, see LEWIS.

The Late ARTHUR MESHAM, Esq.J.P. and D.L.
for cos. of Denbigh and Flint, served the office of High
Sheriff in the year 1881, B.A. (Oxford), Hon, Col. of the
Denbighshire Yeomanry, late Capt. 1st Dragoons. Born
1837, being the eldest son of the late Reverend Arthur
Bennett Mesham, by his wife Moncrieffe, daughter of
the late William Paterson of Cunnoquhie, in the county
of Fife. Armorial bearings — Party per pale or
and azure, two stags trippant in pale between two
estoiles of eight points in fesse, all counterchanged ; and
for Crest, on a wreath of the colours, a lion statant
guardant proper, charged on the body with an estoile of
eight points, and resting the dexter fore-paw on the attires
of a stag or; with the Motto — " Duty." Livety — Dark
blue and orange. Married, 1861, Elizabeth Einmeline,
second daughter of the late Major J. O. Burridge of Barton
Fields, Canterbury, formerly of 16th Lancers ; and died
191 8, having had Issue — Arthur Bennet Mesham, Esquire,
Captain 1st Dragoons, born 1864, died 1891 (having
married in 1887, and of which marriage there was issue,
Eileen Moncrieffe (Seal — Pontruffydd, Trefnant, R.S.O. ,
North Wales), born in 1888) ; and a daughter, Margaret
Emmeline, born and died 1877. Estates — Pontruffydd and
Ewloe Hall, in the county of Flint ; Plas Bennet, in the
county of Denbigh ; and Greasby and Frankby, in the
county of Cheshire.

MESTON (H. Coll.). Argent, a palm-tree eradicated
proper, on a chief azure an eastern crown between two
thistles, slipped and leaved or. Mantling azure and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, an angel
proper, holding in the dexter hand a crown as in the arms,
Badge— A lotus-flower and a thistle, both leaved and
slipped, enfiled with a baron's coronet all proper. Motto
— " In Deo fides."

Son of the late James Meston, of Aberdeen, b. 1843: —

Rt. Hon. Sir James Scorgie Meston, 1st Baron Meston
(29 Nov. 1919), of Agra, and Dunottar, co. Kincardine




Supporters — Dexter, a demoiselle crane proper ; sinister,
a stag also proper, charged on the shoulder with a saltire
argent], K. C.S.I. (1911), LL.D. (Aberdeen) 1913, Lieut. -
Governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh 1912-18,
Sec. to Govt, of India in the Finance Dept. 1906-12, an
Addnl. Member of the Viceroy's Council 1909-12, b. 1865 ;
m. i89i,Jeanie, d. of the late James M' Donald of Mossat,
N.B. , and has issue — Hon. Dougall Meston, Barrister-at-
Law, Lincoln's Inn, late Capt. R.A., 6. 1894. Res. —
Hurst, Cookham Dene, Berks. Clubs — Athenaeum,

MESSEL of Nymans, Sussex (H. Coll.). Or, issuing
from a mount in base a fir-tree proper, in chief two barrulets
azure. Mantling vert and or. Crest — On a wreath of

the colours, an eagle displayed, resting each claw on a fylfot
or. Motto — " Dirigat Deus." Livery — Dark brown.

Son of Ludwig Ernst Wilhelm Leonhardt Messel of

Nymans, Staplefield, co. Sussex, b. 1847 ; d. 1915 ; m.

1871, Annie, second d. of Thomas Cussans, late

H.E.I.C Si-
Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel, Esq., O.B.E., T.D.,
M.A. (Oxon.), Lt.-Col. T.A. (ret.), late 4th Batt. The
Buffs, and 4th Batt. The Royal Sussex Regt., b. 1872 ; m.
1898, Maud Frances, d. of Edward Linley Sambourne, and
has issue — Linley Francis Messel, Lieut. Middx. Yeo.,
6.1899; Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel, Gentleman, b.
1 904 ; and Ann [m. 1925, Ronald Armstrong Jones, Barr.-
at-Law]. Fes. — Nymans, Staplefield, Sussex; 104 Lan-
caster Gate, W. Clubs— Conservative, Bucks., Arts.

Son of Harold George Messel, Gentleman, b. 1877 ; d.

1920; m. Leonora, d. of Robert Gilson, of New

York :—
Rudolph Putnam Messel, Gentleman, b. 1905. Res. — 3
Hyde Park Gardens, W. ; Leawood House, Bridestone,


METCALFE (H. Coll.). Quarterly, 1 and 4, argent,
on a fesse wavy gules between three calves statant sable,
a sword fesseways, point to the sinister proper, pommel and
hilt or (Metcalfe, 1802) ; 2 and 3, per fesse gules and azure,
on a fesse between a castle in chief and a lion rampant in
base or, three mullets of six points of the first (Debonnaire).
Mantling gules and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the
colours, a talbot sejant sable, the dexter paw supporting
an escocheon or, charged with a hand issuant from clouds
on the sinister and holding a pen all proper. Motto —
" Conquiesco."

Sons of Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Esq., C.S. I.,

b. 1837 ; d, 1892 ; m. 1st, 1857, Ellen Georgiana

Babington (d. 1878), d. of Rev. Benjamin Peile of

Hatfield; 2nd, 1883, Esther, d. of W. Eddis: —

Sir Theophilus John Massie Metcalfe, 7th Bart. (21 Dec.

1802), of Fern Hill, Berks., b. 1866 ; m. 1925, Evna Vyvienne

Celia, d. of William Marcus Wright. Seat — Winkworth

Hill, Hascombe, Godalming.

Francis Bryan Theophilus Metcalfe, Gentleman, b. 1874.

Eric Debonnaire Theophilus Metcalfe, Esq. , O. B. E. , M.C.,
Major Indian Army, b. 1889 ; m. 1915, Winifred Crampton,
d. of E. Nield Shackle of 31 Gilston" Road, S.W. , and has
issue — Theophilus John Metcalfe, Gentleman, b. 1916;
and Peggy Theophila. Res. —

METCALFE of Nappa Hall (H. Coll.). Argent, three
calves statant sable, on a chief of the last a rose of the
first, barbed and seeded proper. Mantling sable and

argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a satyr affron-
tee, holding in the dexter hand a club over the shoulder,
on the sinister the stump of a tree all proper. Motto —

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