Armorial Index

Pages 243-244

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

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This list contains blazons of Royal Arms before 1850 and of other arms before 1700. The blazons are given as they appear on the monuments surveyed and are not necessarily the generally accepted versions. Square brackets indicate tinctures or blazons supplied from printed or documentary sources. Unidentified coats are blazoned in the text. The suffixes 'a' and 'b' denote the first and second column of the page.


England. c. 1195–1340. Gules three lions passant guardant in pale or. (2), pp. 7a, 9a; (10), p. 29a, b.

England and France. c. 1405–1603. Azure, three fleurs-de-lys or, for France Modern, quartering England. (5), p. 14a; (36), p. 80a.

Elizabeth I. (44), p. 98b.

Stuart. 1603–1707. Quarterly: 1 and 4, France modern quartering England; 2, or, a lion within a double tressure flory counterflory gules, for Scotland; 3, azure, a harp or stringed argent, for Ireland. Supporters: a lion and a unicorn. (36), p. 80a; (343), p. 189a; (424), p. 215a.

Charles II. (37), p. 84b; (44), p. 98b.

William and Mary. Stuart, overall on an escutcheon azure billetty a lion or, for Nassau. (1), p. 5a.

Stuart. 1707–1714. Quarterly: 1 and 4, England impaling Scotland; 2, France Modern; 3, Ireland.

Anne, after the Union with Scotland. (12), p. 40a.

Hanoverian. 1714–1800. Quarterly: 1, England impaling Scotland; 2, France Modern; 3, Ireland; 4, per pale and per chevron: i, gules two lions passant guardant in pale or; ii, or, semy of hearts gules, a lion azure; iii, gules, a horse courant argent; overall an escutcheon gules charged with the crown of Charlemagne or, for Hanover. Supporters: as Stuart. (1), p. 5a; (2), 9b; (335), p. 185b.

Hanoverian. 1800–1837. Quarterly: 1 and 4, England; 2, Scotland; 3, Ireland; overall an escutcheon of Hanover ensigned with an Electoral hat (to 1816), a crown (after 1816). Supporters: as Stuart.

George III (before 1816). (8), p. 22b.

George IV. (13), p. 42a.

Victorian. 1837–1901. As Hanoverian 1800–1837 without the escutcheon, etc. of Hanover.

Victoria. (6), p. 19b; (44), p. 98a; (45), p. 102b.


Alexander. Per pale argent and sable, a chevron between two mullets in chief and a crescent in base, all counterchanged, impaled by HERBERT. (4), p. 11b.

Ashton. Quarterly: 1 and 4, [argent, three bars within a bordure engrailed sable]; 2 and 3, argent, a chevron between three annulets gules. (12), p. 38b.

Askwith. [Sable], on a fess [or] between three asses passant [argent], a crescent. (1), p. 3a.

Bawtry. On a fess between three annulets and a cross crosslet fitchy in centre chief, a lion passant. (44), p. 99b.

Beauchamp. Gules, a fess between five (for six) cross crosslets or. (8), p. 21b.

Bell. A fess [ermine] cotised between three martlets, impaled by HUNGATE. (5), p. 14a.

Belwood. [Gules], three caltraps [argent]. (4), p. 12a.

Bethell. A chevron between three boars' heads couped, impaled by MORWOOD. (12), p. 40a.

Bromflet (?). [Sable], on a bend flory counterflory [or] six mascles [?sable]. (14), p. 45b.

Bryan. See Percy.

Colthurst. [Argent], a fess between two colts trippant [sable]. (10), p. 29b.

Cutler. Azure, three dragons' heads erased or, impaled by HERBERT. (4), p. 11b.

Darcy. Azure, semy of cross crosslets three cinquefoils argent, impaled by HARRISON. (4) p. 11b.

Darnley. Gules, six fleurs-de-lys argent, a bordure ermine. (10), p. 29b. Impaled by SHEFFIELD. (10), p. 29b.

Dawnay. [Argent], on a bend cotised [sable] three annulets[argent]. (12), p. 37b.

De Vere. Quarterly gules and or, in the first quarter a mullet of six points pierced argent. (2), p. 9a.

Dobson. A fess nebuly between six fleurs-de-lys, impaled by Thompson. (11), p. 35b.

Egerton. Argent, a lion gules between three pheons sable, impaling STANLEY. (4), p. 11b.

Elyott. [Azure], a fess [?or]. (2), p. 9b.

Fitzwarren. See Percy.

Gale. A griffin segreant within a bordure. (344), p. 189b.

Glaziers, Company of. Argent, two grozing irons in saltire between four closing nails sable, on a chief gules a lion passant guardant or. (8), p. 22a.

Goldsmiths, Company of. Quarterly: 1 and 4, gules, a leopard's head or; 2 and 3, azure, a covered cup between two buckles or. (10), p. 28a. buckles omitted. (8), p. 21b; (12), p. 38b.

Graa. [Argent], on a bend cotised [azure] three griffins passant [or]. (11), p. 34b. With a label for difference. (11), p. 34b.

Haberdashers, Company of. [Barry nebuly of six argent and azure], on a bend [gules] a lion passant guardant [or]. (4), p. 11b.

Hamerton. [Argent] three hammers [sable]. (13), p. 43b.

Harrison. Azure, three demi-lions or, impaled by HERBERT. (4), p. 11b. Impaling DARCY. (4), p. 11b.

Hastings. Argent, a maunche sable. (12), p. 38a.

Herbert. Per pale azure and gules, three lions argent. (4), p. 11b. Impaling ALEXANDER, CUTLER, HARRISON. (4), p. 11b.

Herbert. Per pale azure and gules, three lions argent, a canton with the hand of Ulster, impaling ALEXANDER and CUTLER. (4), p. 11a. Impaling CUTLER. (4), p. 11b.

Hewley. Argent, a pile issuing from the chief and two from the base, in chief a crescent gules, impaling WOOLRYCH. (41), p. 96b.

Howme [Holme]. [Argent], a chevron [azure] between three chaplets [gules]. (2), p. 7a.

Hughes. [Gules], a lion reguardant [argent] crowned [or]. (6), p. 19a. Impaling REDMAN. (6), p. 19a.

Hungate. [Gules], a chevron engrailed between three talbots sejant [argent], the chevron charged with a martlet for difference. (5), p. 14a. Impaling BELL. (5), p. 14a. The chevron charged with a crescent, impaling unidentified. (5), p. 14a.

Jeffreys. [Ermine], a lion, a canton [sable], a crescent, impaling unidentified. (12), p. 40a.

Kempe. Gules, [a garb] within a bordure engrailed or. (2), p. 8a.

Knoll(?). [Gules], a chevron between three roses [argent]. (14), p. 45b.

Latimer. Gules, a cross patonce or. (2), p. 9a; (12), p. 38a.

Lucy. See Percy.

Marmion(?). Vair argent and azure a fess gules. (12), p. 38a.

Merchants' Staple, Calais. Argent, three bars wavy sable (for azure), [on a chief gules a lion passant argent]. (5), p. 14a.

Metham. Quarterly argent and azure, in the first quarter a fleur-de-lys or. (12), p. 38a.

Montacute. See Neville.

Monthermer. See Neville.

Morwood. A chevron [ermine] between three goats' heads erased [or], impaling BETHELL. (12), p. 40a.

Mowbray. Gules, a lion argent. (2), p. 9a.

Neville. Quarterly: 1 and 4, grand quarters; i and iv, argent, three lozenges in fess gules, for Montacute; ii and iii, or, an eagle displayed vert, for Monthermer; 2 and 3, gules, a saltire argent, a label gobony argent and azure, for Neville, impaled by SEE of YORK (Ancient). (2), p. 8a.

Neville. Gules, a saltire argent. (5), p. 14a (s IV). With a label of five points argent, (? for Neville). (12), p. 38a.

Neville. Argent, a saltire gules. (5), p. 14a (n III).

Neville. A saltire, impaled by SKIRLAW. (22), p. 51b.

Percy. Quarterly of five: 1, grand quarter; i and iv, [or], a lion [azure], for Percy; ii and iii, [gules], three lucies hauriant [argent], for Lucy; 2, [azure], five fusils conjoined in fess [or], for Percy Ancient; 3, barry of six [or and azure], a bendlet [gules], for Poynings; 4, [gules], three lions passant [argent], a bendlet [azure], for Fitzwarren; 5, [or], three piles [azure], for Bryan. (6), p. 19b.

Percy. Or, a lion azure. (2), p. 9a; (11), p. 34b.

Percy. Quarterly: 1 and 4, azure, a lion or, for Percy; 2 and 3, gules, three lucies hauriant or, for Lucy. (8), p. 21b.

Pickering. Ermine, a lion crowned. (44), p. 99b.

Poynings. See Percy.

Provence. Paly of six gules and or. (2), p. 9a.

Rawdon. Argent, a fess between three pheons sable. (4), p. 11b.

Rawdon. [Argent], on a fess between three pheons [sable], a lion passant. (44), p. 99b.

Redman. [Gules], three cushions ermine tasselled [or]. (6), p. 19a. Impaled by HUGHES. (6), p. 19a.

Ros. Gules, two [originally three] water bougets argent. (2), p. 9a.

St. George. Argent, a cross gules. (5), p. 14a; (12), p. 39a.

St. Paul. Gules, two swords in saltire points downwards argent, hilts and pommels or. (12), p. 38b.

St. Peter. Gules, two keys in saltire argent and or. (10), p. 29a.

St. William. Or, seven mascles gules. (12), p. 38b; (34), pp. 63a, 64b.

Sandford(?). [Ermine], on a chief indented [sable] two boars' heads couped [or]. (14), p. 45b.

Scrope. Azure, a bend or, a label argent. (6), p. 17b. Label charged with a fleur-de-lys sable. (6), p. 17b.

Sheffield. Argent, a chevron between three garbs gules. (10), p. 29b. Impaling DARNLEY. (10), p. 29b.

Skirlaw. Six osier wands interlaced in a cross, impaling NEVILLE. (22), p. 51b.

Stanley. Argent, on a bend azure three stags' heads cabossed or, impaled by EGERTON. (4), p. 11b.

Thompson. A fess embattled counter-embattled between three falcons, impaling DOBSON. (11), p. 35b.

Turner. On a cross, five fers-de-molines. (44), p. 99b.

Walker (?). Argent, on a chevron sable between three mullets or, a (?) fleur-de-lys gules. (2), p. 8a.

Wanton. A chevron and in base an annulet, impaling unidentified. (5), p. 14a.

Watter. [Argent], on a chevron engrailed between three chess-rooks [sable] three crescents [or]. (4), p. 11b.

Wistow(?). [Ermine], on a chevron [gules] a bear's head erased in chief three roundels [gules]. (14), p. 45b.

Woolrych. Azure, a chevron between three swans rising argent, impaled by HEWLEY. (41), p. 96b.

York, City of. Argent, on a cross gules five lions passant guardant or. (1), p. 3b; (4), 11b; (5), p. 14a; (12), p. 38b; (36), p. 80a; (44), pp. 98b, 99a, b.

York, See of (Ancient). Azure, a cross staff in pale or surmounted by a pall argent charged with three [originally four] crosses paty fitchy sable, impaling NEVILLE (MONTACUTE and MONTHERMER quartering NEVILLE). (2), p. 8a.

York, See of. Gules, two keys in saltire argent and or, in centre chief a [papal tiara]. (12), p. 38b; (34), pp. 63a, 64b.