For the first time in ages I have had some time to "play" and today, being Easter Bank Holiday Monday, having caught up on those outstanding gardening jobs, I hid myself away for the afternoon and completed a project I have had on my desk for some time; the arms of The 15th Baron Dudley (Jim Anthony Hill Wallace) [The Rt Hon The Lord Dudley].
I was asked to provide a new image of the arms for the online Burke's Peerage & Baronetage because the one at present used is that of the late Baroness, mother of the present holder of the title. Lord Dudley has his father's arms and has brought in those of his mother's family in the scheme of quarterings which has been approved by Garter. The image for Burke's will be in grayscale but for the purposes of my weblog I have illustrated the arms in glorious colour.
Arms: Quarterly of six:
1st, Gules, semy of fleurs-de-lys Or a lion rampant Argent within a bordure company Azure and Argent (for WALLACE);
2nd, Azure, two bars nebuly Argent each charged with as many crescents Sable, a chief Or issuant therefrom a demi-lion of the third (for DUDLEY);
3rd, Azure, two bars wavy Ermine a chief Or issuant therefrom a demi-lion Sable (for SMITH);
4th, Argent, on a pale between two leopards' faces Sable three crescents Or (for LEA);
5th, Chequy Or and Azure a bend Ermine (for WARD);
6th, Or a lion rampant Vert double queued (for SUTTON).
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Gules issuing from her nest a pelican in her piety wings inverted proper all within a laurel wreath Vert.
Supporters: Two lions rampant double-queued Vert, armed and langued Gules, ducally gorged and lined Or. Motto: Dieu Donne ('The Lord giveth'). Creation: B. (E) 15 Feb 1439/40.
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