HILLINGTON

St Mary the Virgin.

Sadly hatchments do not always survive the passage of time, mostly
disappearing as they become too tatty for display or lost when
the church is renovated. Normally only one or two are lost at a
time, which makes the loss of the eight hatchments recorded at
Hillington a disaster. Enquiries have revealed nothing as to their
fate. They had gone by the time of Summers research in the
1950’s but, thankfully, they were recorded by Farrer in his
publication of 1889. He describes them as an excellent series of
eight hatchments, hanging in the nave. These entries made by
him, contain additional notes by the author. All drawings have
been created by the author and mimic his interpretation of the
lost hatchments.


1. For William Ffolkes, died 10th April 1773 who married in 1747,
Mary, the only daughter and heiress of Sir William Browne,
MD, President of the Royal College of Physicians, of King’s
Lynn. She died 8th April 1773, two days before William.
Quarterly 1 and 4, FOLKES or FFOLKES(2) – Per pale Vert
and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine, 2 and 3, HOVEL or
HOVELL(1) – Sable, a crescent Or, impaling Quarterly 1 and
4, BROWNE(2) – Gules, a chevron between three Lions’ gambs
erect and erased, within a bordure Argent, on a chief Argent, an
Eagle displayed Sable, 2 and 3, FENWICK – Per fess, Gules
and Argent, six martlets, three and three, counter-changed.
Crest: A dexter arm embowed, vested per pale, Vert and Gules,
cuff Ermine, holding in the hand a spear proper- (Folkes or
Ffolkes.)
2. The same as entry 1 above, but without the crest. This being the
case, the second hatchment appears to be for the wife of the
William FFolkes in the first entry and the arms would possibly
have been on a lozenge not a shield.


3. Quarterly 1 and 4, BROWNE – Gules, a chevron between three
Lions’ gambs erect and erased, within a bordure Argent, on a
chief Argent, an Eagle displayed Sable, 2 and 3, FENWICK –
Per fess, Gules and Argent, six martlets, three and three,
counter-changed, in pretence, GREEN or GREENE(1) – Vert,
three bucks trippant Or. Crest: An Eagle displayed, with two
heads (Browne.) These arms appear on a memorial for Gulielmi
Browne, in Hillington church, who appears to have died 10th
March 1774 a bachelor.
4. The same as entry 3 above, presumably meant for husband and
wife, a problem is the bachelor hood of Guliemi Brown. It would
be expected that these arms were on a lozenge, yet both
hatchments had crests, which belies this theory.


5. For Martin Ffolkes of Hillingdon, President of the Royal Society,
who married Lucy Bradshaw on 18th November 1715, and died
28th June 1754, aged 63. *42 Quarterly 1 and 4, FOLKES or
FFOLKES(2) – Per pale Vert and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine,
2 and 3, HOVEL or HOVELL(1) – Sable, a crescent Or,
impaling BRADSHAW – Argent, two bendlets Sable, Crest : (A
dexter arm embowed, vested per pale, Vert and Gules, cuff .
Ermine, holding in the hand a spear proper- Folkes or Ffolkes.)
Motto: QUI SERA SERA – What will be, will be.


6. For Fanny the wife of Sir Martin Browne Ffolkes, see hatchment
number 7. She died after her husband, hence the all black
background. Quarterly of 12:- 1, FOLKES or FFOLKES(2) –
Per pale Vert and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine, 2, HOVEL or
HOVELL(1) – Sable, a crescent Or, 3, HOVEL or HOVELL
of Ashfield – Sable, a cross Or, 4, HARSICK(2) – Per chief
indented Sable and Or, in chief a crescent Or, 5, PERT(2) –
Argent, on a bend Gules three lozenges Or, – 6, TONY – Argent,
a maunch Gules,*43 7, {?} – Azure, an Eagle displayed Argent,
8, FORD of Frating – Argent, a Wolf salient Sable, 9, LILLY –
Argent, a fess Ermines, between three roses Gules, 10,
BROWNE – Gules, a chevron between three Lions’ gambs erect
and erased, on a chief Argent, an Eagle displayed Sable, within
a bordure Argent, 11, FENWICK – Per fess, Gules and Argent,
six martlets, three and three, counter-changed, 12, GREENE or
GREEN(2) – Per pale Azure and Gules, a chevron between
three bucks trippant Or, in pretence, Quarterly 1 and 4,
TURNER, of Lynn – Sable, a chevron ermine between three
mill-rinds Or, on a chief Argent, a Lion passant Gules, 2 and 3,
NEALE of Warwickshire(2) – Per pale Sable and Gules, a Lion passant guardant Argent, with the badge of Ulster, Argent, a sinister hand couped at the wrist and erect Gules.

7. For Sir Martin Browne Ffolkes, who married Fanny,
the daughter and coheiress of Sir John Turner, of
Warham, by his wife Frances, daughter and
coheiress of John Neale, of Allersley, Warwick. She
died 30th November 1813. Quarterly 1 and 4,
FOLKES or FFOLKES(2) – Per pale Vert and
Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine, 2, Quarterly i,
HOVEL or HOVELL(1) – Sable, a crescent Or, ii,
HARSICK(3) – Per chief Sable and Or, in chief a
crescent Or, iii, FORD of Frating – Argent, a Wolf
salient Sable, – iv, LILLY – Argent, a fess Ermines,
between three roses Gules, 3, Quarterly i and iv,
BROWNE- Gules, a chevron between three Lions’
gambs erect and erased, within a bordure Argent, on
a chief Argent, an Eagle displayed Sable, ii,
FENWICK – Per fess, Gules and Argent, six
martlets, three and three, counter-changed, iii,
GREENE or GREEN(2) – Per pale Azure and
Gules, a chevron between three bucks trippant Or,
in pretence, Quarterly 1 and 4, TURNER, of Lynn
Sable, a chevron Ermine between three mill-rinds Or,
on a chief Argent, a Lion passant Gules, 2 and 3,
NEALE of Warwickshire(1) – Per pale Sable and
Gules, a Lion passant guardant Argent. Crests, 1: A
dexter arm embowed, vested per pale Vert and Gules,
cuff Ermine, holding in the hand a spear both proper
(Folkes or Ffolkes.) 2, A griffin dragon sans wings
(?), 3, An Eagle displayed, with two heads (Browne.).


8. For Sir William John Henry Browne Ffolkes, 2nd
Baronet, FRS., born on 30th August 1786, died on
24th March 1860. He married on 21 April 1818,
Charlotte Philippa Browne, daughter of Dominick
Geoffrey Browne, of Castle MacGarrett, Co. Mayo
and sister of Dominick, first Lord Cranmore, who
died 23rd December 1882. Their son Martin was
killed by lightning, and he was succeeded in the
baronetcy by his grandson William. Quarterly 1 and
4, FOLKES or FFOLKES(1) – Per pale Vert and
Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine, with the badge of Ulster,
Argent, a sinister hand couped at the wrist and
erect Gules, 2 and 3, BROWNE – Gules, a chevron
between three Lions’ gambs erect and erased, within
a bordure Argent, on a chief Argent, an Eagle displayed
Sable, impaling, Quarterly 1 and 4,
BROWN(E) of Ireland – Sable, three Lions passant
in bend between two double cotises Argent, 2 and 3,
BROWN(E) of Lynn – Argent, a double headed
Eagle Sable. Crest : A dexter arm embowed, vested
per pale, Vert and Gules, cuff Ermine, holding in the
hand a spear both proper – (Folkes or Ffolkes.) 2,
Crest: An Eagle displayed, with two heads (Browne.)
Mottoes: 1, QUI SERA SERA – What will be will be,
will be. 2, PRINCIPIIS OBSTA – Oppose beginnings.

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