Colonel Richard Henry Howard-Vyse of Stoke Place, Stoke Poges, in 1856 married Julia Agnes, 3rd daughter of William Jolliffe, 1st Lord Hylton, and died on 12 June 1872, aged 59. He was the second eldest son and inherited the family wealth. His older brother, Colonel George Charles Ernest Adolphus Richard Howard-Vyse had been disinherited for marrying without his father’s approval. There is no funeral hatchment for George but there is a memorial plate in the Hasting chapel. They both followed the family tradition with careers in the army.
Motto: Virtus mille scuta – virtue equals a thousand shields
Heraldry: Quarter, 1st and 4th, Argent a stag’s head cabossed between the attires a cross sable (Vyse). Quarters, 2nd and 3rd, Howard with augmentation, charged on bend of 2nd quarter with a crescent argent on a molet sable for difference, impaling. Argent on a pile vert three dexter hands apaumy argent (Jolliffe) Crests: Dexter, From a mural coronet or a lion’s head argent langued gules Sinister, On a chapeau gules and ermine a lion statant guardant tail extended crowned