Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

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Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

Post by Wigeon » Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm

This livery button came from a farmhouse site on peat fen. The majority of the finds have been Georgian and Victorian. Found with the E-trac on multi-conductive, tadpole pattern, smooth response. Only about four inches deep in freshly ploughed peat. Not the best of detecting conditions but we only had a couple of days before the potatoes were planted.

The front shows an ostrich with something in its beak. The back-mark is P&S FIRMIN LONDON.
UKDFD gives the year 1837 for this, which would fit nicely with the overall finds from this site.

Found in North Cambridgeshire, which at that time was Huntingdonshire. Only about a mile from the site of Whittlsea Mere, where lots of gentry used to gather for regattas. Also lots of game shooting in that area.

Kev Woodward's website gives Lindsay family of Scotland and Perth Australia, which could account for the Ostrich perhaps. What are your thoughts on ID please?
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Re: Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

Post by shaggybfc » Tue May 21, 2019 4:02 pm

https://sites.google.com/site/liverybut ... ---ostrich

Yes, I'd go with the Lindsay family as well ::g
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Re: Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

Post by DiOz » Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 pm

....Dave. n;

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Re: Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

Post by Wigeon » Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 pm

DiOz wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 pm
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Families that used that crest... https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... x?id=79689

Thank you DiOz. ::g Thats certainly opened up the possibilities! I shall have to start looking through those names for any local connections. x;

Any idea as to what the ostrich is holding in its beak? Could it be a snake or similar?
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Re: Ostrich Livery Button for ID please.

Post by DiOz » Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm

Wigeon wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 pm
DiOz wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 pm
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Families that used that crest... https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... x?id=79689

Thank you DiOz. ::g Thats certainly opened up the possibilities! I shall have to start looking through those names for any local connections. x;

Any idea as to what the ostrich is holding in its beak? Could it be a snake or similar?
Click on one of the family names...each has a crest description. ::g
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