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[Bookplate for John Lechmere]
[Bookplate for John Lechmere]
Title[Bookplate for John Lechmere]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, gules (red), with a fess, or (gold). Above the fess at dexter and sinister chief, the escutcheon is charged with two birds, possibly pelicans, wings addorsed and inverted. Above the escutcheon is a ducal crown without a cap, which is charged with the same bird, wings addorsed and inverted. Below the escutcheon is a banner, with Latin motto inside.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 6.5 x 9.5 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesLechmere, John
TypeStill Image
NotesHeraldic crest belongs to the family of Lechmere of Fownhope Court, Hereford. Possibly belonging to John Scudamore Lechmere (b. 1850), the first son of Thomas Lechmere (b. 21 Dec. 1818), who married Elizabeth, daugher ot Rev. John Eckley of Credenhill Court, Hereford on 7 May 1846. Thomas Lechmere was the first son and heir of Capel Lechmere (m. 26 May, 1817, to Mary Walker, of Mordiford) ; Capel Lechmere was the son of the first John Scudamore Lechmere (d. 28 Jan 1801, m. Catherine, daughter of John Whitmore), the heir of Scudamore Lechmere, who married Jane, the second daughter of Edmund Pateshall of Allensmore, Hereford. Also, according to "The Baronetage of England, " which was published in 1839, it seems that the family seems to have first resided in Hanley-Castle, Worcester. Worcester and Hereford are neighbouring areas of England, part of the modernly dubbed West Midlands.
1) Burke, Bernard. "Lechmere of Fownhope Court." Burke's geneological and heraldic history of the landed gentry... 15th ed. London: Shaw Pub. Co., 1937. 1341.
2) Debrett, John. "The Baronetage of England." Ed. William Courthope, Esq. London: Printed for J.G.&F. Rivington, 1839. Digitized by Google 11. May, 2007. Accessed 12 Jan. 2007 from
3) Heraldic Resources The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866.
4) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
5) "Mottoes D-E." Heraldry Unlimited. First accessed 3 Mar. 2004 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P L434
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_L434
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P L434
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:
TranscriptDUCIT AMOR PATRIAE John Lechmere.
TranslationPatriotism leads me
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