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by davidappleton
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: lion seal
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: lion seal

You might try looking at the various crowns shown on Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_(heraldry) ) to see which ones match best with the one on your seal. I can't quite make out the figures on the brim of the crown on your seal to decide among several potential crowns there. David
by davidappleton
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: wax seal crown and wings crest
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: wax seal crown and wings crest

According to Fairbairn's Crests , this crest has been used by the following families: Alchorn, Barrett, Constant, De Veulle, Douglas, Elsworth, Felbridg, Flood, Gamoll, Hackwell, Hartley, Kellock, Langton, Peake, and Trueman/Truman. Given that (unless I am misreading it) the second initial on your s...
by davidappleton
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Ox Eye Cup - James Fraillon
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Ox Eye Cup - James Fraillon

There are a few possible attributions of this coat of arms, assuming that I am correct in believing that because of the size and placement of the mullet (the five-pointed star) is a cadency mark for a third son. Because the arms do not appear to be hatched, it is impossible without more information ...
by davidappleton
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: help identifying markings
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: help identifying markings

Fairbairn's Crests translates the motto as "To pursue the track of my ancestors," and ascribes it to Bayning, Powlett, and Townshend. The coronet above the coat of arms is that of a Baron. The arms appear to be those of a younger son of the Viscount Townshend, which are identical except fo...
by davidappleton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Coronet ID - English or continental type?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Coronet ID - English or continental type?

An English viscount's coronet would normally show eight or nine "pearls" along the upper edge, but though it only shows seven pearls, the coronet shown here is within the bounds of identifiability as an English viscount's coronet.

Just my two pence worth.

David
by davidappleton
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

The other two quarters (the upper right and the lower left on the shield) are the arms of another family which has married, and brought their coat of arms, into this Johnson family. In England, this situation occurs when a woman, coming from a family where the father has a coat of arms but that fath...
by davidappleton
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

The arms in the first and fourth quarters appear to be Johnson. Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials cites: Johnson (London): Argent a pheon azure between three mascles gules. There are way too many examples of the arms in the second and third quarters, "a chevron between three roses,"...
by davidappleton
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

Anyway, in New York I have read much about the wealth created by the Whaling industry, so I do wonder if the spiral horn on your engraving is meant to represent the Narwhal, a whale with a twisted horn on its head. There is no "spiral horn" in this engraving; the "spiral" elemen...
by davidappleton
Tue May 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: Rose on Scottish Silver.

It is harder to identify with certainty when we do not have the tincture of the rose. That said, Fairbairn’s Book of Crests gives the following family names as bearing for a crest a rose: Abcot, Abcott, Anketel, Adderly, Aiton, Aitoune, Aytoun, Bull, Fraser, Gleig, Hesketh, Marmion, Pether, Shaw, St...
by davidappleton
Wed May 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?

The heraldic term for that kind of curved sword with a partial circle cut out of the back of the blade is a seax . The entry from Fairbairn's Crests which gives a listing of the families which used a seax as their crest is: Belsted, Belstede, Belstide, Beltead, Dalton, Nottage, Pearse, Rewtoure, and...
by davidappleton
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bear Claw On Soup Ladle
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

Re: Bear Claw On Soup Ladle

I'm not finding this crest in my copy of Fairbairn's Crests under either lion's gamb, bear's gamb, or bear's paw.

Sorry!

David
by davidappleton
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart

Going through my copy of Fairbairn's Crests , I find the following: A horse’s head in complete armour bridled ; A horse’s head in armour . (The depictions of these in Fairbairn's show the spike issuant from the chamfron that make it look more than a little bit like a unicorn's head, but the bridle m...
by davidappleton
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost

It is, indeed, a crest. Blazoned in the language of heraldry, it would be: A wyvern statant wings elevated and addorsed . Unfortunately, this crest is a very popular one. I am attaching the entries from Fairbairn's book of Crests which list the families who used this wyvern as a crest. As you can se...
by davidappleton
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: 3 boars heads & "Dread God" on silverplate chafing set
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: 3 boars heads & "Dread God" on silverplate chafing set

Oh and they appear to be old silverplate, not electroplate. My mother always referred to them as Sheffield but I wonder if they might not be American given the provenance? If there are hallmarks on the piece, you ought be able to determine the maker and possibly even date range for it, whether Engl...
by davidappleton
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: 3 boars heads & "Dread God" on silverplate chafing set
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: 3 boars heads & "Dread God" on silverplate chafing set

An Ordinary of Arms (Scotland) by Sir James Balfour Paul gives the following, which matches the hatching for the arms on your chafing set: Gordon of Aitkenhead (1806): Azure three boars' heads erased within a bordure engrailed or charged with three escallops sable. Fairbairn's Crests shows a number...
by davidappleton
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Please help with that crest!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: Please help with that crest!!!

It's not a "family" or "royal" crest; it looks like the monogram EV (or VE) with an imperial crown over the top of it.

I don't think it's identifiable heraldry at all.

Sorry!

David
by davidappleton
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Please help with demi-lion rampant holding a ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: Please help with demi-lion rampant holding a ?

The closest to this crest I could find in Fairbairn's Crests was the family of Sitwell. Their crest is A demi-lion rampant erased sable holding between its paws an escutcheon per pale or and argent . The crest here differs in that the demi-lion is not erased, and the escutcheon is not divided per pa...
by davidappleton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Coat of arms on 1718 cup by William Fleming
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Coat of arms on 1718 cup by William Fleming

I just went through Fairbairn's Crests , and the crest listed there for Gouldsmith (from Kent), A Cornish chough proper goutty d'eau , does not match the crest on this item. A search in Fairbairn under the alternate spelling "Goldsmith" did not find any matches for the crest. The surnames ...
by davidappleton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Coat of arms on 1718 cup by William Fleming
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Coat of arms on 1718 cup by William Fleming

The only arms that I find in a quick first search in Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials is for Gouldsmith, Nantwich, co. Chester, whose arms are blazoned: Gules on a fess or between three martlets argent three fleurs-de-lis azure . I had originally supposed that the field was or (gold or yello...
by davidappleton
Fri May 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a 1745 basket
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Re: Crest on a 1745 basket

This crest, Issuant from a crest coronet a demi-eagle displayed , seems to have been fairly popular, and therefore used by a number of families. I have attached an image from Fairbairn's Crests which gives a listing of the families which have used this crest. I hope this information is at least a li...

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