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Fowke of Elmsthorpe
« on: Saturday 04 August 18 18:15 BST (UK) »
Hello
I've just come across a blazon of arms for the Fowkes/Fowke family of Elmesthorpe, leic although I cant find any information in noting who there were granted to or a picture of them.
I'm thinking they were granted to Mr Richard Fowke of Elmesthorpe who had a Museum in the village and the son of John Fowkes and Ann Paul, Ann Paul being the Grt granddaughter of Sir Thomas Halford, 2nd Baronet of Wistow Hall.

The arms are listed as such -
'Ar. a chev. gu. on a chief of the last three mullets pierced of the first'
Dudley of Cosby, Odstone and Swepstone, Leicestershire.
Richard Dudley, Gent 1681-1746. Son of Richard Dudley, Gent 1655-1710. Son of Henry Dudley, Esq 1620-1688.  Son of Thomas Dudley, Gent & Vintner 1589-1660. Member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.

Bent of Cosby & Littlethorpe, Leicestershire.
George Bent, Gent of Cosby 1620-1693. Grt Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor 1514-1555
John Bent, Labourer of Cosby 1701-1765. 4th Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor.

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Re: Fowke of Elmsthorpe
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 August 18 13:00 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I can't find a picture of the arms but as no one else has replied ... here is what they would look like. Also, here is the entry in Papworth's Ordinary which suggests they were originally granted by William Camden who was the Clarenceux King of Arms between 1597 – 1623 so a bit earlier than you were thinking!

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Re: Fowke of Elmsthorpe
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 August 18 14:05 BST (UK) »
Fowke of Elmsthorpe

Argent a chevron Gules on a chief of the last three mullets pierced of the first.
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Re: Fowke of Elmsthorpe
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 August 18 14:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for these.

Interestingly I have the Fowke family originating in Rothley and moving to Elmesthorpe in 1730s so maybe they held land there prior?
Shame it doesn’t say who it was granted to.

John Fowke did marry Elizabeth Bywater in 1710 and I know her brother was Thomas Bywater Gent of Rothley and was in possession of Rothley Hall/House according to his Will.

Maybe it was granted to an Ancestor of John who originally held land in elmesthorpe.
Dudley of Cosby, Odstone and Swepstone, Leicestershire.
Richard Dudley, Gent 1681-1746. Son of Richard Dudley, Gent 1655-1710. Son of Henry Dudley, Esq 1620-1688.  Son of Thomas Dudley, Gent & Vintner 1589-1660. Member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.

Bent of Cosby & Littlethorpe, Leicestershire.
George Bent, Gent of Cosby 1620-1693. Grt Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor 1514-1555
John Bent, Labourer of Cosby 1701-1765. 4th Grt Grandson of Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Manor.