Genealogical and Heraldic DICTIONARY of the British Empire by Sir Bernard BURKE

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ABDY

Sir William, of Felix Hall

Arms

Or, two chevronels between three trefoils, slipped sable.

Crest

An eagle's head, couped, proper.

Mottoes

Tenax et fidelis.

ABDY

Sir Thomas-Neville

Arms

Or, two chevronels between three trefoils, slipped sable.

Crest

An eagle's head, couped, proper.

Mottoes

Tenax et fidelis.

ABERCORN

Marquess of (James Hamilton, KG., P.C.), Viscount Hamilton

Arms

Quarterly : first and fourth, gu., three cinquefoils, pierced, ermino-for Hamilton ; second and third, ar., a ship, with sails furled,sable-for the EARLS OF ARRAN ; in the point of honour, over all, an escutcheon, az., charged with three fleurs-de-lis, or, for CHATELHERAULT.

Crest

Out of a ducal coronet, or, an cak oak fructed and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame-saw, ppr., the frame gold.

Supporters

Two antelopes, ar., horned, ducally gorged, chained, and hoofed, or.

Mottoes

"Through"; and "Sola nobilitas virtus".

ABERCROMBY

Baron (Georges-Ralph Abercromby).

Arms

Or, a fesse, embattled, gu., therefrom issuant in chief a dexter arm, embowed in armour, ppr., garnished, or, encircled by a wreath of laurel, the hand supporting the French standard, in bend sinister, also ppr., : in base a chev., indented, gu., between three boars' heads erased, az.

Crest

A bee, ppr.

Supporters

Two greyhounds, per fesse, ar., and or, collared and lined, gu., each charged on the shoulder with a thistle, ppr.

Mottoes

Vive ut vivas.

ABERCROMBY

Sir Georges-Samuel

Arms

Quarterly : firstand fourth, arg., a chevron, gu., between three boars' heads, erased, az., langued, of the second ; second and third quartes , Ist and 4th, arg., a lion, passant-guardant, gu., crowned with an imperial crown ; 2nd and 3rd, arg., three papingoes, vert, beaked and membered, gu.

Crest

A falcon, rising, belled, ppr.

Supporters

Two greyhounds, arg., collared, gu.

Mottoes

Above the crest, "Petit alta". Under the shield, "Vive ut vivas".

ABERDEEN

Earl of(Georges Hamilton Gordon)

Arms

Quarterly, first and fourth, az., three boars'heads, couped, within a double tressure, flowered and counterflowered with roses, thistles, and fleur-de-lis, or ; second and third, quarterly, first and fourth, gu., three cinquefoils, pierced ermine, second and third, argent, an ancient ship with the sails furled, sable ; the whole within a bordure of the last.

Crest

Two arms, from the shoulder, naked, holding a bow, proper, to let an arrow fly ; in commemoration of the deed by which Richard C?ur de Lion was slain at Chaluz, in Limousin, by one of the family's supposed aucestors, Bertrand de Gourdon, in 1199.

Supporters

On either side an antelope, argent, armed, or, gorged with a collar, flowered and counter-flowered, and line reflexed over the back, az., the collar charged with three roses, of the second.

Mottoes

Ne nimium

ABERGAVENNY

Earl of (William Nevill), Viscount Nevill, and Baron Abergavenny

Arms

Quarterly, first and fourth, gu., on a saltier, ar., a rose, of the field, barbed and seeded, ppr., for NEVILLE of RABY ; second and third, or, fretty, gu., on a canton, per pale, erm. and gold, a galley, sa., for NEVILLE of BULMER.

Crest

A bull, ar., pied, sa., armed gold, and charged on the neck with a rose, barbed and seeded, ppr.

Supporters

Two bulls, ar., pied, sable, armed, unguled, collared and chained, and at the end of the chain two staples, or., Badges- on the dexter, a rose, gu., seeded or, barbed vert ; on the sinister, a portcullis, or.

Mottoes

Ne vile velis.

ABINGDON

Earl of (Montagu Bertie) and Baron Norreys

Arms

Quarterly : first and fourth, arg., three battering rams, barways, in pale, ppr., headed and garnished, az. ; second and third, sa., a shattered castle, triple-towered, arg.

Crest

A Saracen's head, couped at the breast, ppr., ducally crowned, or, charged on the chest with a fret, az.

Supporters

Dexter, a friar, vested in russet grey, with a crutch, rosary, &, all ppr. ; sinister, a savage, ppr., wreathed about the temples and waist with leaves, vert, each supporter charged on the head with a fret, az.

Mottoes

Virtus ariete fortior.

ABINGER

Baron (Robert-Campbell Scarlett) of Abinger

Arms

Chequy, or and gu., a lion, rampant, erm. ; on a canton, az., a castle, triple-towered, arg.

Crest

A Tuscan column, chequy, or and gu., supported on cither side by a lion's jamb, erm., erased, gu.

Supporters

Two angels, vested, arg., tunics, az., wings, or ; in the exterior hand of each a sword, in bend, ppr., pommel and hilt, gold.

Mottoes

Suis stat viribus.

ACHESON

Baron - see Gosford.

ACLAND

Sir Thomas-Dyre, of Columb-John

Arms

Chequy, ar. and sa., a fesse, gules, quartering Wrothe and Dyre.

Crest

A man's hand, couped at the wrist, in a glove, lying fessways, thereon a falcon, perched, all ppr.

Mottoes

Inébranlable.

ACLAND

Fuller-Palmer-Acland, Sir Peregrine-Palmer, of Fairfield

Arms

Quarterly : first and fourth, Acland, same as Acland of Columb-John ; second Palmer, or, two bars, sa., charged with six trefoils, slipped, argent, in chief a greyhound, current, sa. ; third, Fuller, arg., three bars and a canton, gules.

Crest

Acland, same as Acland of Columb-John. Palmer, a demi-panther guardant, argent, spotted gules, vert, or, and azure, alternately ; flames issuant from the mouth and ears, and holding a palm branch, porper. Third, Fuller, on a ducal coronet, gules, a lion's head, argent.

Mottoes

"Inébranlable", for ACLAND. Over the crest "Palma virtuti", for PALMER.

ACTON

Dalberg-Acton, Sir John-Emerich-Edward, of Aldenham Hall.

Arms

Quarterly : Ist and 4th, gu., two lions, passant, arg., between nine cross-crosslets, fitchée, or, Acton. 2nd and 3rd, quarterly : Ist and 4th, az., six fleurs-de-lis ; arg. ; a chief dancettée of the last ; 2nd and 3rd, or, a cross patonce, gules ; over all, an escutcheon of the first, thereon a tower of the second, and chief dancettée of the last ; Dalberg.

Crest

Within a torse, a human leg and thigh in armour, couped, and dropping blood, all ppr., embellished, or.

ADAIR

Sir Robert Shafto, of Flixton Hall, Suffolk

Arms

Per bend, or and arg., three dexter hands, couped and erect, gu., quarteriug Shafto.

Crest

A man's head, affrontée, couped at the neck, ppr.

Mottoes

Loyal au mort.

AFFLECK

Sir Robert, of Dalham Hall

Arms

Az., three bars, sa.

Crest

An car of wheat, bearded, ppr.

Mottoes

Pretiosum quod utile.

AGNEW

Sir Andrew, of Lochnaw

Arms

Ar., a chev. Between two cinquefiols in chief, gu., and a saltier, couped in base, az.

Crest

An eagle, issuant and regardant, ppr.

Supporters

Two heraldic tigers, proper, collared and chained, or.

Mottoes

Consilio, non impetu.

AILESBURY

Marquess and Earl of (Georges-William-Frederick Brudenell-Bruce), Earl Bruce, Viscount Savernake, and Baron Bruce

Arms

For BRUCE, quarterly : Ist and 4th, or, a saltier and chief, gu., on a canton, ar., a lion rampant, az. For BRUDENELL, 2nd and 3rd, ar., a chevron, gu., between three morions, or steel caps, az.

Crest

Ist, a lion, statant, az. : 2nd, a sea-horse, naiant, ppr.

Supporters

Two savages, ppr., wreathed round the loins and temples, vert, each holding a banner of the arms.

Mottoes

Think and thank.

AILSA

Marquess of (Archibal Kennedy, K.T., Baron Ailsa

Arms

Ar., a chev., gu., between three cross-crosslets fitchée, sa., all within a double tressure, flory counterflory, of the second.

Crest

A dolphin, naiant, ppr.

Supporters

Two swans, ppr. Beaked and membered, gu.

Mottoes

Avise la fin.

AINSLIE

Sir Robert-Sharpe of Great Torrington

Arms

Or, a cross, flory, gules, with a mullet for difference. The present representative of the family, Col. H.F. Ainslie, has two knights in chai mail, as suuporters.

Crest

A dexter hand and arm, grasping a scimitar, ppr.

Supporters

Of the Baronet - Pro rege et patriâ. Of Col. H.F. Ainslie - Pro patriâ saepe, pro rege semper.

AIRLIE

Alyth and Lintrathen, Earl of (David-Graham-Drummond Ogilvy), and Baron Ogilvy

Arms

Ar., a lion, passant guardant, gu., crowned with an imperial crown, and collared with an open one.

Crest

A lady, from the waist upwards, holding a portcullis.

Supporters

Two bulls, sable, unguled and horned, vert, with a garland of flowers about their necks.

Mottoes

A fin.

ALBEMARLE

Earl of (Georges-Thomas Keppel), Viscount Bury, and Baron Ashford

Arms

Gu., three escallop shelles, ar.

Crest

Out of a ducal coronet, or, a demi-swan, close, ppr.

Supporters

Two lions, or, ducally crowned, of the last.

Mottoes

Ne cede malis.

ALBOROUGH

Earl of (Benjamin-O'Neale Stratford), Viscount Amiens, Viscount Aldorough of Belan, and Baron of Baltinglass

Arms

Barry of ten, ar. and az., a lion, rampant, gules.

Crest

A dexter arm, embowed in armour, holding in the hand, ppr., a scimitar, ar., hilt and pommel, or.

Supporters

Dexter, a fermale figure, representing Fame vested, ar., winged, or, in her right hand a trumpet, gold, in the left an olive-branche, vert, the sword belt, gu. ; sinister a man, in complete armour, ppr., garnished, or spurs, sword shield, and spear, of the last, sword-belt, gu., holding with his right hand the spear, and upon his left arm the shield.

Mottoes

Virtuti nihil obstat et armis.

ALEXANDER

Sir Robert, of the city of Dublin

Arms

Per pale, ar. and sa., a chevron, and in base, crescent counterchanged ; on a canton, az., a harp, or, stringed arg. ; in the sinister chief point, a mullet, of the last.

Crest

A dexter arm embowed, holding a dagger, all ppr., charged on the wrist with a mullet, or.

Mottoes

Per mare, per terras

ALISON

Sir Archibald

Arms

Az., a bear's head, arg., muzzled, gu., between, in chief, two fleur-de-lis, or, and, in base, a fir-tree, eradicated of the last, surmounted of a sword, in bend.

Crest

A hawk's head, erased, ppr.

Mottoes

Above the crest - Vincit veritas.

ALLEYNE

Sir Reynold-Abel, Of the Island of Barbadoes

Arms

Per chevron, gu. and erm., in chief, two lions heads, erased, or.

Crest

Out of a ducal coronet, a horse's head, ar.

Mottoes

Non tua te moveant, sed publica vota.

AMHERST

Earl (William-Pitt Amherst), of Aracan, Easr Indies, Viscount Holmesdale

Arms

Gu., three lances, or tilting-spears, erect, in fesse, or. Headed, az.

Crest

On a mount, vert, three like spears, one erect, and two in saltier, girt with a wreath of laurel, ppr.

Supporters

Two Canadian war Indians, of a copper colour, rings in their ears and noses, and bracelets on their wrists and arms, ar., cross belts over their shoulders, buff ; to one a powder-horn, pendent, to the other a scalping knife, their waists covered with a short apron, gules, gaiters, blue seamed, or, legs fettered and fastened by a chain to the bracelet on the outer wrist, ppr. ; the dexter Indian holding in his exterior hand a battle-axe, the sinister holding in his exterior hand a tomahawk, thereon a scalp, all ppr.

Mottoes

Constantiâ et virtute.

ANDERSON

Sir Charles-Henry-John, of Broughton

Arms

Ar., a chevron, between three crosses, flory, sa.

Crest

A water-spaniel, passant, or.

Supporters

Gnaviter.

ANDERSON

Sir James-Caleb, of Fermoy

Arms

Quarterly : or and argent, a saltier, engrailed per saltier, gu. and sa., between a mullet pierced in chief, two boars'heads, erased, and respecting each other, in fesse, of the fourth, and in base a trefoil, slipped, vert.

Crest

A tree, ppr. Surmounted of a saltier, humetté, sa.

Mottoes

Staud sure.

ANGLESEY

Marquess of (Henry Paget), Earl of Uxbridge

Arms

Sa., on a cross engrailed, between four eagles, displayed, arg., five lions, passant-guardant, of the field.

Crest

A demi-heraldic tiger, salient, sa., armed, ducally gorged, and tufted, arg.

Supporters

Two heraldic tigers, sa., ducally gorged, tufted, maned, and tusked, arg.

Mottoes

Per il suo contrario.

ANNESLEY

Earl (William- Richard Annesley), Viscount Glerawly

Arms

Paly of six, arg. and az., over all a bend, gu.

Crest

A moor's head, couped at the shoulders, in profile, ppr., wreathed about the temples, arg. and az.

Supporters

Dexter, Roman knight in armour, or, short sleeves and apron, az., face, arms, and legs, bare, the latter sandelled, or, on his head a helmetorcap, gold, on the top thereof three feathers, arg. and az., in his exterior hand an antique shield, ppr., thereon a female head ; sinister, à Moorish prince in armour, or, short sleeves and apron, az., fase, neck, arms, and legs, ppr., on the latter, boots, gold, behind him a sheaf of arrows, ppr., fastened by a pink ribbon, wreathed round the temples, arg. and az., in his exterior hand, a bow, ppr.

Mottoes

Virtutis amore.

ANSON

Sir John-William-Hamilton

Arms

Arg., three bendlets, engrailed, gules, and in the sinister canton, à crescent, of the second.

Crest

Out of a ducal coronet, or, a spear, erect, ppr.

Mottoes

Nil desperandum.

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