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Bookplates, crests and armorials, for the Crowe family

Many of the people listed on this website had libraries with significant collections of books and hence also had their own bookplates.  These highly decorative signs of ownership were usually placed on the inside of the front cover of each book and consisted of a coat of arms (an armorial).  Sometimes these coats of arms were registered with the Royal College of Arms in London but in many cases were not.  The person's name is usually written underneath and sometimes the name or location of their house. 

The following bookplates, crests and armorials are from people with the surname Crowe or Crow.  In some cases they are ancestors or relatives and I have put in a link to the relevant person's biography page.  Some of the owners of these book plates were not relatives but I have included them as they may be of interest to other people out on the internet.

For more bookplates for other family surnames, see the list on the home page.

 

Bookplate of Robert Crowe 1710-1786 of Swaffham in Norfork. The coat of arms would be described as a gyronny of eight sable and or, on a chief sable two leopards faces (originally granted on 27th May 1614 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Christopher Crow of East Bilney, Norfolk).

This coat of arms does not have the crest of a sheaf of five crossed arrows arranged in a diamond shape.

Bookplate of someone by the name of Crowe probably dating to the late 1700s or early 1800s

Crest from a silver salver said to have come from a family by the name of Crowe.  Seen in an auction.  Provenance not know.

The coat of arms contains a gyronny of eight sable but instead of two lepord heads it has two lions passant.  It does have the sheaf of five crossed arrows but not arranged in a diamond shape.

Family coat of arms engraved into a silver plaque mounted onto the front cover of a bible which is assumed to have belonged to Christopher Crowe, or his wife, of East Bilney, Norfolk.  The armorial is described as gyronny of eight sable and or, on a chief sable two leopards faces or, (originally granted on 27th May 1614 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Christopher Crow of East Bilney, Norfolk), impaling ermine lion rampant.  The lion rampant on the right is assumed to be from the Dalton family.

Crowe family crest consisting of a sheaf of five crossed arrows arranged in a diamond shape.  This crest is from silver cutlery passed down in the family and was originally owned by Philip Crowe 1745-1828.

A wax impression of a seal armorial showing a family coat of arms.  This example was passed down in the family of Robert Crowe 1710-1786 of Swaffham in Norfork.

The armorial is a gyronny of eight sable and or, on a chief sable two leopards faces (originally granted on 27th May 1614 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Christopher Crow of East Bilney, Norfolk).

This coat of arms also has the crest of a sheaf of five crossed arrows arranged in a diamond shape.

A wax impression of a seal armorial showing a family coat of arms.  This example was passed down in the family of Robert Crowe 1710-1786 of Swaffham in Norfork.

The armorial on the left would be described as a gyronny of eight sable and or, on a chief sable two leopards faces (originally granted on 27th May 1614 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Christopher Crow of East Bilney, Norfolk).

The armorial on the right has a chevron and three deer heads with antlers.  Family not known but presumably a lady who married a Mr Crowe.

This coat of arms does not have the crest of a sheaf of five crossed arrows arranged in a diamond shape.

A wax impression of a seal armorial used by Christoper Crowe of East Bilney, Norfolk, in 1704.  This example was passed down in the family of Robert Crowe 1710-1786 of Swaffham in Norfork.

The armorial on the left is a gyronny of eight sable and or, on a chief sable two leopards faces (originally granted on 27th May 1614 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms to Christopher Crow of East Bilney, Norfolk), impaling ermine lion rampant.  The lion rampant on the right is assumed to be from the Dalton family and this probably relates to his wife.

This coat of arms also has the crest of a sheaf of five crossed arrows arranged in a diamond shape.

For more bookplates for other family surnames, see the list on the home page.

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For more general information on bookplate collectons visit www.bookplatesociety.org