A bookplate (ex libris) from inside the front cover of Volume III of Grose’s Antiquities. People who collected books would often have these printed onto labels that they would paste inside the covers of the books in their library. This one shows the crest and Latin motto, dat deus incrememntum, which is, God giveth increase. The motto is not uncommon, but I found a Web site showing the same crest (in colour) and claiming it to be of the Ottley Family, here. the Royal College of St. Peter at Westminster (Westminster School) has the same motto but a different crest. The sideways-facing helmet at the top of [...]The Grammar of heraldry (Samuel Kent, 1718) [more...] [$]
This map of Kent was published in 1783; it shows, in the Lathe of Sutton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Eltham, Lewisham, Brownley, Dartford, S. Mary Cray, Dunton, Farmingham, Sevenoke [Sevenoak], Westerham. Sutton, Edenbridg [Edenbridge]; in the Lathe of Aylesford, Allhollowes, Cliff, Gravesend, Cowley, Halstow, Osterland Chatham, Meopham, Haling, Wortham, [...] [more...] [$]
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