FROM: J. P. BROOKE-LITTLE, ESQRE. M.A., F.S.A.,
RICHMOND HERALD OF ARMS,
COLLEGE OF ARMS,
QUEEN VICTORIA STREET
FOR: F. A. Haigh Esq.,
SUBJECT: Arms of Wyndham-Long. DATE: 3rd July 1973.
A search was made to see whether the family of Wyndham-Long of Droxford or Corhampton had ever established a right of arms. It was found that this family had not recorded a Pedigree and so had not established a right to arms. The double name suggested a change of name by the addition of a second name to the patronym, which in normal circumstances would have been Long. No such change of name took place by Royal Licence, Act of Parliament nor Deed Poll entered at the college of Arms.
I next consulted various books of reference and discovered what the position really was.
It seems that Caroline daughter and eventual heir of Henry Penruddoche Wyndham of Salisbury, co Wilts, M.P. married Lt.-Col. John Campbell, of Dunoon, co. Argyll. They assumed the name of Campbell-Wyndham by Royal Licence dated 3 December 1846. Their only son John Henry Wyndham-Campbell, D.L., M.P., was of Dunoon and of Corhampton House. He died without issue and was succeeded by Caroline Hetley, the daughter of his eldest sister Caroline by Richard Hetley of Salisbury, her husband. In 1861 Caroline Hetley married Lt.-Col Philip Pleydell-Bouverie. In 1868 they assumed the additional surname of Campbell and in 1890 that of Wyndham. Mrs Pleydell-Bouverie-Campbell-Wyndham died in 1908 and Corhampton passed to her daughter, Mary Lilian, wife of Walter Vansittart Long. In 1909 Mr. Long and his wife assumed the surname of Campbell-Wyndham-Long by Deed Poll. Mr. Campbell-Wyndham-Long was living at Corhampton in 1938. I can only assume, that as he had no issue, he was the last owner of the house as possibly finding his surname too clumsy, was commonly known as Wyndham-Long.
In the light of what I have written the last owner, albeit jure uxoris was a Long, descended from the Longs of Wiltshire but that the estate was really a Wyndham estate. The Wyndham Arms are Azure a Chevron between three Lions’ Heads erased Or. Those of Long are Sable semy of crosses-crosslet a Lion rampant Argent. I suggest you take the principal element of both coats and incorporate them in your tie. No permission is needed, indeed, as mentioned in a previous letter none can be given; so you will symbolise quite properly in your tie the two families who joined together to cron Corhampton.
I enclose a very crude sketch of a suggested tie.
Signed J C Brooke-Little/Richmond
Draft designs for the badge
Azure and Sable, two lions heads erased or and in base a cross crosslet argent, overall a chevron or Azure semé de cross crosslets arg a chevron or between 3 lions heads erased of the same
The report from the Richmond Herald of Arms
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