Bookplate of:
George Heath, Serjeant at Law
1779-1852
of Kitlands, Holmwood, Surrey, England

and 34 Montague Place, Russel Square, London, England

The latin motto is Qui Sis Non Unde.  This seems to mean something like Think of who you are and not where you came from.

The above coat of arms is the same as that used by the lawyer Sir Robert Heath 1574-1649.  It may be that Sir Robert Heath was an ancestor but in his biography it is stated that his family died out 'Sir Robert Heath 1574-1649 Window on an Age' by Paul E Kopperman, 1989.  It might be that George knew of Sir Robert as George was also a lawyer.  In the absence of a family coat of arms, it might be that George copied Sir Robert's because they both had the family name Heath.

Some books with this bookplate may have ended up in the Linley Wood library after having been inherited by Maj Gen Frederick Crofton Heath-Caldwell.  Many of the Linley Wood library books were distributed among family members in 1913 but the majority were dispersed in 1949 when Capt CH Heath-Caldwell sold the Linley Wood estate.  At this time some of the more valuable books were sent for auction at Sothebys however the majority were sold at the auction of the contents of the house which was held at Linley Wood.  I have over the years been able to buy back a number of these books which have come up for sale on the internet.  If you have any books with this bookplate please do contact me.

(bookplate list Heath)  (George Heath)  (List of Books in the Linley Wood library)

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