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[Bookplate for Stephen Langston]
[Bookplate for Stephen Langston]
Title[Bookplate for Stephen Langston]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon parted per pale. On the left, or (gold), charged with a chevron, azure (blue). Above the chevron, are three heraldic roses in chief, and at centre base below the chevron a sea creature. On the right, the quadrant is parted per cross, with quarters two and four, or, vair in pale, azure. Quarters two and three are sable (black), parted per fess, argent (silver). The quarters are charged with three cinque foil, two over one. Above the escutcheon is a straight wreath charged with the sea creature at centre base at dexter and a rose bush. Below the escutcheon is a banner, with Latin motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 6.7 x 8 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesLangston, Stephen
TypeStill Image
NotesA Stephen Langston is mentioned in "The Life of the Rev. Thomas Scott, D.D., Rector of Aston Sandford, in Buckinghamshire." as the rector of Little Horwood, Bucks., which was published in 1823. According to "A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3, " published by British History Online, there were two Stephen Langstons as rector at Little Horwood. In 1777, Stephen Langston received the living after Kidgell Sandon, and Langston resided there until his death in 1797, where he passed the living to his son, the other Stephen Langston, until 1816 upon his death. However, "The Sheffield Directory and Guide" which was published in 1828, mentions another Stephen Langston, this time "Stephen Langston, A.M, " who at time of publication was the minister of St. George's Church in Sheffield, but with no other biographical information given.
1) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 14 Jan. 2008 at
2) "Mottoes A-C." Heraldry Unlimited. First accessed 3 Mar. 2004 from
3) "St. George's Church." The Sheffield Directory and Guide, Containing a History of the Town. Sheffield: John Blackwell, 1828. Digitized by Google on 27. May 2007. Accessed 14 Jan. 2008 at Original from the New York Public Library. xlvii.
4) 'Parishes: Little Horwood', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3 (1925), pp. 376-379. URL: Date accessed: 14 January 2008.
5) Scott, John. The Life of the Rev. Thomas Scott, D.D., Rector of Aston Sandford, Bucks. 2nd Ed. Published by John P. Haven. Digitized by Google Books on 13 Jul. 2007. Accessed 14 Jan. 2007 from Original from the New York Public Library.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P L3647
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_L3647
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P L3647
Date Available2008
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptDEO NON FORTUNA Rev. Stephen Langston, A.M.
TranslationBy God Not Fortune
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