Grant of Arms to Charles Makins of Craven Hill, Middlesex, 1872
To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come Sir Albert Woods, Knight, Garter Principal King of Arms, and Robert Lawrie, Esquire, Clarenceux King of Arms of the South, East, and West Parts of England, from the River Trent Southwards, send Greeting. Whereas Charles Makins of Craven Hill in the Parish of Christ Church, Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, hath represented unto the Most Noble Henry Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England, that it appears upon an examination of the Records of the College of Arms that the Armorial Ensigns hitherto used by his Family have not been duly recorded so as to authorize the use of the same. He therefore requested the favour of His Grace's Warrant for the granting and confirming the same, with such distinctions as may be proper, to be borne by him and his descendants according to the Laws of Arms. And forasmuch as the said Earl Marshal did by Warrant under his hand and seal bearing date the Twenty-third day of January last authorize and direct Us to grant and confirm such Armorial Ensigns accordingly, Know ye therefore that We the said Garter and Clarenceux, 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 grant and assign unto the said Charles Makins the Arms following, that is to say: Argent on a Fosse embattled counter embattled Gules between in chief two Falcons proper belled Or and in base a Lion's face of the second, an Annulet Or between two Bezants, And for the Crest On a Wreath of the Colours A dexter Arm embowed in Armour proper, encircled by an Annulet Or and holding a Flagstaff proper, therefrom flowing a Banner Argent charged with a Lion's face Gules, as the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted. To be born and used for ever hereafter by him the said Charles Makins and his descendants with due and proper differences according to the Laws of Arms. In Witness whereof We the said Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms have to these Presents subscribed Our names and affixed the Seals of Our several offices this Seventh day of February in the Thirty-fifth 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, etc., and in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy-two.