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Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« on: Thursday 21 April 16 10:25 BST (UK) »
Hi
I wonder if anyone could date this locket for me please, by its coat of arms?? Maybe even where it hails from???
There has been some discussion about it on the Handwriting, Deciphering and Recognition forum and one person kindly suggested I try here for a date.
Thanks.
MARIE Gonfreville (France) and Jersey
NAVARRE Gonfreville
KENNEDY Inverness, Scotland
STEWART Moray, Scotland
STEPHEN Springburn, Glasgow
WATSON Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland
DUNN Ireland and Springburn

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Re: Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 April 16 10:58 BST (UK) »
They are the Royal Arms as used by The Government.

The personal arms of the monarch are topped by a helm and crest; the Government replaces this with a crown.
Also, the arms are not on a shield, but are contained within the garter (of the Order of the Garter)

After 1837, as there is no fleur-de-lys, or an escutcheon representing Hanover.

See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_coat_of_arms_of_the_United_Kingdom#Government
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 April 16 11:48 BST (UK) »
The shape of the crown suggests it is Victorian.  In the 20th century a different style seems to have been used.

If the locket is silver, you may find a hallmark or some identifying mark inside (under the photo?)

The ivy wreath could symbolise eternity, constancy, fidelity, friendship (everlasting love?).

All the best.
Philip

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Re: Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 April 16 13:36 BST (UK) »
Hi, just to save duplicating there are some posts regarding the locket here  :)

Frank.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=746236.0
Ramsey Ridsdale Ridgway Kempen Knight Harrison Denby Sisson Graney Spilsbury Wain Hebden Abbott Skinn ........ Yorkshire (Doncaster Goole Snaith Thorne area)Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire The Netherlands

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Re: Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 April 16 13:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you Frank.  :)
If I had any sense I'd have posted that link myself. Sorry  :P
MARIE Gonfreville (France) and Jersey
NAVARRE Gonfreville
KENNEDY Inverness, Scotland
STEWART Moray, Scotland
STEPHEN Springburn, Glasgow
WATSON Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland
DUNN Ireland and Springburn

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Re: Can anyone date the coat of arms on this locket?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 April 16 14:44 BST (UK) »
Thank you Frank.  :)
If I had any sense I'd have posted that link myself. Sorry  :P


 ;D ;D ;D ;D

No worries  ;)

Frank. :)
Ramsey Ridsdale Ridgway Kempen Knight Harrison Denby Sisson Graney Spilsbury Wain Hebden Abbott Skinn ........ Yorkshire (Doncaster Goole Snaith Thorne area)Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire The Netherlands