Grant of Arms to George Stucley Buck, 1858
To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come Sir Charles George Young, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms and James Pulman Esquire, Clarenceaux King of Arms of the South East and West parts of England from the River Trent southwards send Greeting. Whereas Her Majesty by Warrant under Her Royal Signet and Sign Manual bearing the date the twenty seventh day of July last signified unto the most noble Henry Granville Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England that she had been graciously pleased to give and grant unto George Stucley Buck of Hartland Abbey and of Affton Castle both in the County of Devon Esquire, sometime Representative in Parliament for the Borough of Barnstaple, only son of Lewis William Buck of Affton aforesaid Esquire, sometime Representative in Parliament for the Northern Division of the County of Devon, deceased, Her Royal Licence and Authority that he and his issue may take and use the surname of Stucley only, and also bear the Arms of Stucley quarterly with his and their own paternal arms, such arms being first duly exemplified according to the Laws of Arms and recorded in the Heralds' Office, otherwise the said Royal Licence to be void and of none effect. And forasmuch as the said Earl Marshal did by Warrant under his hand and seal bearing date the sixth day of August instant authorise and direct Us to exemplify such arms accordingly, Know Ye therefore that we the said Garter and Clarenceaux in obedience to the Royal Command in pursuance of His Grace's Warrant and by virtue of the Letters Patent of our several offices to each of us respectively granted do by these Presents exemplify unto the said George Stucley Buck, now George Stucley Stucley, the arms following, that is to say Quarterly first and fourth Stucley viz azure three Pears Or, second and third Buck and the crest of Buck (the Arms of Stucley being set forth without any Crest there not appearing to be any recorded with the Pedigree of that family entered in the Visitation of the County of Devon made in the year 1620), as the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used for ever hereafter by him the said George Stucley Stucley and his issue pursuant to the tenor of the the said Royal Warrant and according to the Laws of Arms. In witness whereof we the said Garter and Clarenceaux Kings of Arms have to these Presents subscribed our names and affixed the Seals of our several offices this thirteenth day of August in the Twenty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen Defender of the faith &c. and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand eight Hundred and fifty eight.