Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Ex Libris L. de Laubespin

Ex Libris L. de Laubespin (XVIIIth c.)

Arms: Mouchet de Laubespin.

Quarterly, 1 and 4 gules a sword erect between two roses or (Battefort), 2 and 3 azure a saltire between four billets or (Laubespin). Over all gules a fess argent between three kestrels or. Supporters: two lions guardant or, armed and langued gules.

The arms are in Rietstap and (with the quarters exchanged) in Valette. Valette says they are originally from Franche-Comté, lineage to 1525, counts 1649.

Rietstap gives them as being in Bruxelles and adds: "reconnaissance du titre de comte, 24 juin 1873", but I don't know if that means that the title of count was recognized in France or in Brussels. Franche-Comté was Spanish until 1667. Notes kindly provided by F. Velde.

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