Coat of Arms, Fowke of Lowesby Hall

For BADA Week 2023 Thomas Coulborn & Sons have chosen to feature this magnificent 18th century carved and polychrome decorated coat of arms.

The framed, carved wood panel dates to circa 1750 and bears the coat of arms for Sir Thomas (1744-1786) and Lady Fowke of Lowesby Hall, Leicestershire. The motto, Arma Tuentur Pacem translates as ‘Arms Maintain Peace’.

Lowesby HallDimensions:
Height: 40.5cm.
Width: 41cm.
Depth: 3.9cm.

Lowesby Hall (see image 3) was first owned by the Wollaston family until the death of Sir Isaac Larence Wollaston, 3rd Baronet in 1756 and the estate passed to his two sisters, Sarah and Anne, the latter marrying Thomas Fowke on 12th August, 1772.

Lowesby HallThe family estates were divided by Act in 1777, and Lowesby was apportioned to Lady Fowke. Thomas Fowke held the office of Groom of the Bedchamber to Duke of Cumberland and was knighted in 1779. 

He also held the office of Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. The Fowke Baronetcy was created for Sir Frederick Gustavus Fowke, 1st Baronet (1782–1856) and continued into the 20th century.