My name is Thomas WARING (middle names Douglas Tremayne) d 1961 and I am English, presently living in Hong Kong.
My father is David Rupert Tremayne Waring.
His father was Rupert Douglas Tremayne Waring and uncle was Sir Douglas Tremayne Waring
His father was the Rev. Charles Thomas Tremayne Waring
His father was Thomas Waring,
as was his father.
In my family the early Thomas above is referred to as "Old bows and arrows" as I understand he was then a founder of the Royal Toxopholite Society. ("Toxophilite" is the Greek term for "bow lover" and is used to describe archers). In 1781, the Toxophilite Society was formed at Leicester House in Leicester Square. Later in 1787, the name was changed under the patronage of the Prince of Wales (later George IV) to the Royal Toxophilite Society. Thereafter the headquarters of the organization were moved to Regency Park.
I have the Pedigree of Sir Douglas Waring prepared by the Royal College of Arms - as well as all the family portraits which go back to the late 1600's. I notice from your postings that you are the expert on things Waring, so I expect you'll have all this information already!!!! Our family crest is made up of a clenched fist holding a hawkers lure and a longbow, with the motto NON SANS DROIT which means: 'Not Without Right' .The reason for this, I understand, was that one of my earliest forebears was given a Royal grant, which was permission to hunt game on any royal lands in England, aparently for services which dated back to 1066. I have not got the full picture of how this all came about and my father cannot remember. There's some talk of a relative Waring the Bald who was under royal service (which ruler I don't know) who used to repel the Welsh and had a reputation for extreme cruelty!
Anyway, don't know if any of that's any interest to you. Any comments or feedback would be intriguing!
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