Devon heraldry

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The arms of Courtenay on display above Powderham Castle in Devon in 2015, a seat of that family since the 14th century
Fortescue banner of arms in the Fortescue Chapel of St Paul's Church, Filleigh, Devon. The Fortescue family (Earl Fortescue) were lords of the manor of Filleigh, in which parish is situated their former seat, Castle Hill. The last Fortescue to own Castle Hill was Lady Margaret Fortescue (1923-2013), eldest daughter and co-heiress of Hugh Fortescue, 5th Earl Fortescue (1888-1958), although now owned by her daughter Eleanor, Countess of Arran (née van Cutsem) who lives there with her husband Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran

The landed gentry and nobility of Devonshire, like the rest of the English and European gentry, bore heraldic arms from the start of the age of heraldry circa 1200-1215. The fashion for the display of heraldry ceased about the end of the Victorian era (1901) by which time most of the ancient armigerous families of Devonshire had died out, moved away or parted with their landed estates.[1]

In 2015 a very few ancient families remain in the county represented by direct male descendants, most notably Courtenay of Powderham, Fulford of Fulford, Kelly of Kelly, Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard, Clifford of Chudleigh, Acland of Killerton and Broadclyst, Wrey of Tawstock, etc. A few ancient Devon estates are still owned by descendants via female lines, for example Castle Hill, Filleigh, Molland, Incledon, Braunton, Hall, Bishop's Tawton, Newnham Park, etc. In most cases the laws of English heraldry preclude the transmission of paternal armorials via a female heiress (other than in the form of quartering), thus most of these inheritors via female lines, generally deriving from the same pool of high-status English armigerous families, bring their own paternal heraldry, possibly previously foreign to Devon, to the estates inherited.

For example, the Irish arms of Gore (Earl of Arran) are now associated with Castle Hill, Filleigh, until 1958 the seat of the last male representative of the Fortescue family which originated in Devon in the 12th century. In a few cases however, male heirs via female lines have been required by the legator to seek royal licence to adopt his own arms and surname, otherwise destined to disappearance, in lieu of the legatees own. This was the case with the families most notably of Rolle, Basset, Stucley, Walrond, etc.

Standard sources[edit]

The standard sources for students of the heraldry of Devon are as follows:

Documents[edit]

  • Heraldic Visitations of Devon: Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895.
  • Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791:
    • "The Armes of such nobles and gentlemen which have anciently dwelled & had lands in Devonshire", pp. 444–467;
    • "An alphabet of the armes of the gentlemen of Devonshire as well of those being as of those which have bine", pp. 467–510;
  • The Notebook of Tristram Risdon (d.1640)[22]
  • Lysons, Samuel and Lysons, Daniel, Magna Britannia, Volume 6: Devonshire, London, 1822:
    • Ancient Families, of which the principal Branch is extinct, or removed, since 1620, yet some of the Descendants remain in the County.
    • Families known, or supposed, to be extinct since 1620, or removed out of the County.
  • Prince, John, (1643–1723) The Worthies of Devon, 1810 edition, "Arms, Crests and Mottoes of the Families treated of in this Work", blazons pp. 779–85 & plates I-V following: "Arms" (monochrome depictions of 145 shields)
  • Baring-Gould, Sabine & Twigge, Robert, An Armory of the Western Counties (Devon and Cornwall): From the Unpublished Manuscripts of the XVI Century, published by J.G. Commin, 1898 [23]
  • Carew, Sir George (1555-1629) (created in 1626 Earl of Totnes), Carew's Scroll of Arms 1588, Collected from Churches in Devonshire etc., with Additions from Joseph Holland's Collection of Arms 1579, Exeter, 1901. ( See also: Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries, Vol. 1, pt. 2)
  • Colby, Rev. Frederick T., The Heraldry of Exeter[24]; See also: Westcote, Thomas, View of Devonshire, Chap. XV [25], list of arms in Exeter Guildhall

Observation[edit]

Observation of surviving monuments in parish churches and mansion houses. As for the arms of Courtenay: "the stamp of whose almost princely authority may be extensively recognised throughout the county" (Davidson).[2] Frequently discrepancies between these sources exist. Painted monuments in parish churches often have been restored, in some cases several times over the centuries, and the arms depicted may not be as originally painted. Heraldry sculpted in relief on stone is liable to wear and crumbling, especially when placed in the favourite location, exposed to the elements for centuries, on the porch or gatehouse of the family mansion. Ancient monumental brasses do not show tinctures but otherwise provide lasting records of heraldry. Stained glass depictions are optimal sources as they include tinctures, but ancient survivals are rare. Mural monuments placed high up on walls generally survive vandalism of past ages whilst paintings of arms on escutcheons sculpted in stone on mediaeval chest tombs have rarely survived and often were "scraped" clean of all decoration in the 17th century. Heraldic monuments displaying a family's arms are generally found in the church of the parish in which is situated their seat, but the paternal arms may also be found in remoter parish churches where a daughter of the family has married into a family resident there. In such a case the arms are shown impaled by the arms of her husband. Clearly the greatest problems in tracing heraldry relate to long extinct families. A few ancient Devon families survive, such as the Fortescues, and a flag showing the Fortescue arms still flies above Castle Hill in 2013. There is no shortage of surviving examples of the arms of the Chichesters and Rolles, but surviving heraldry of the ancient Courtenay Earls of Devon seated at Tiverton Castle is rare, although frequently shown as quarterings in the arms of related families.

List of Devon arms[edit]

The following armorials are listed in the Heraldic Visitations of Devon, 1531, 1564 & 1620:[3]

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Abbott AbbottArms.png Sable, a cross voided between four eagles displayed or Hartland Abbey; Luffincott
Acland Arms of Acland.svg Chequy argent and sable, a fesse gules Acland Barton, Landkey; Holnicote, Somerset; Killerton, Devon; Fremington House, Fremington; Hawkridge, Chittlehampton; Combe, Goodleigh; Sprydon, Broadclyst
Adams AdamsOfTunstallDevonArms.PNG Or, a lion rampant between six crosses crosslet within a bordure engrailed sable Townstal, Dartmouth; Bowden, Ashprington(?); (Charlton Adam, Ilchester, Somerset)
Addington AddingtonArms.png Per pale ermine and ermines, on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys four lozenges all counterchanged Leigh
Aleyn AleynArms.png Per bend rompu argent and sable, six martlets counterchanged Bampton
Amadas AmadasArms.png Azure, a chevron ermine between three oaken slips acorned proper Plymouth
Amerideth AmeridethArms.png Gules, a lion rampant regardant or Pole,[4] Slapton
Amory AmoryOfWhitechapelDevonArms.PNG Barry nebulé of six argent and gules, over all a bend azure Whitechapel, Bishops Nympton
Arscott ArscottArms.PNG Per chevron azure and ermine in chief two buck's heads cabossed or Arscott, Holsworthy;[5] Dunsland, Bradford; Tetcott; Annery, Monkleigh
Ashe/Aysshe/Esse Esse of Sowton Devon Arms.PNG Argent, two chevrons sable Sowton, alias Clist Fomeson/Somson
Atwill AtwillArms.png Argent, a chevron sable over all a pile counterchanged Mamhead; Walkhampton
Ayre AyreArms.png Gules, on a bend between six crosses formée fitchée argent three mullets sable Wotton, Atherington
Ayshford AyshfordArms.jpg Argent, between two chevrons sable three ashen keys vert Ayshford, Burlescombe
Babington COA of Babington.svg Argent, ten torteaux in chief a label of three points azure Ottery St Mary

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Badcocke BadcockeArms.png Sable, on a pale argent three cocks gules Shebbear
Bagg BaggArms.png Lozengy argent and gules, on a chief or three cinquefoils azure Plymouth; Saltram, Plympton St Mary
Ball BallArms.png Argent, a chevron gules between three fire balls proper[6] Mamhead
Bampfylde/Bampfield Arms of Bampfylde of Poltimore.svg Or, on a bend gules three mullets argent Poltimore; North Molton; Warleigh, Tamerton Foliot; Bampfield House, Exeter
Barby BarbyArms.png Argent, a chevron between three garbs or Washfield
Barkley Barkley OfOkenburyDevon Arms.png Sable, a fess ermine between three cinquefoils argent[7] Okenbury, Ringmore
Barry Barry arms.svg Barry of six argent and gules Winscott, St Giles in the Wood
Bartlett Bartlett (of Ludbrooke) arms.svg Ermine, on a pale nebulée azure three sinister gloves pendent tasselated argent the whole between two flaunches of the second each charged with two crescents palewise of the third Ludbrooke, Ermington
Basset Arms of Basset.svg Barry wavy of six or and gules Whitechapel, Bishops Nympton; Umberleigh; Heanton Punchardon; Watermouth Castle
Bastard BastardArms.png Or, a chevron azure Efford, Egg Buckland; Garston, West Alvington; Kitley, Yealmpton; Sharpham, Ashprington; Lyneham, Yealmpton; Buckland Court, Buckland-in-the-Moor
Battishill BattishillArms.png Azure, a cross-crosslet in saltire between four owls argent legged and beaked or South Tawton; Drewsteignton; Spreyton
Beaple BeapleArms.PNG Gules, a bend vairy between six escallops argent Barnstaple; Knowstone;
Beaumont Beaumont (of Shirwell) Arms.png Barry vair and gules Youlston, Shirwell; Gittisham
Bellew BellewArms.png Sable fretty or Stockleigh English; Ash, Braunton
Bellot BellotArms.png Argent, on a chief sable three cinquefoils of the field Downton[8]
Bennett BennettArms.png Sable, a chevron engrailed erminois between three ears of wheat or Whiteway, Chudleigh
Bere (alias Beare) BereArms.PNG Argent, three bear's heads erased sable muzzled or Huntsham; Morebath
Berry ArmsOfBerrieOfBerrynarborDevon.jpg Or, three bars gules Berrynarbor
Beryman BerymanArms.png Argent, a chevron between three horses trippant sable Berrie, (Dunsford?)
Bidlake BidlakeArms.png Gules, a fess between three pigeons argent Great Bidlake, Bridestowe
Bishop Bishop (OfColdash Devon) Arms.png Gules, three lozenges argent each charged with an eagle displayed of the field "Coldash/Choldashe"
Blackall[9] BlackallArms.png Paly of six or and sable on a chief gules three bezants Cowick; Hampsted, Totnes
Blackmore BlackmoreArms.png Or, on a fess sable between three Moor's heads in profile couped of the last as many crescents argent Bishop's Nympton
Blagdon / Blackdon BlagdonArms.png Azure, three trefoils slipped argent on a chief indented gules two annulets or Blackdon, Ashwater (?)
Blewett BluettArms.png Or, a chevron between three eagles displayed vert Holcombe Rogus; (And in Somerset: Greenham Barton; Cothay Manor; Kittisford)
Bodley BodleyArms.png Argent, five martlets saltirewise sable on a chief azure three ducal crowns or Dunscombe, Crediton; Exeter
Bogan BoganArms.png Sable, a cockatrice (displayed) argent crested membered and jelloped gules Totnes
Bolitho BolithoArms.svg Ermine, on a plain chevron between two chevronels engrailed and three fleurs-de-lys sable five bezants Exeter; Holcombe Burnell
Bonville BonvilleArms.png Sable, six mullets argent pierced gules Shute
Bourchier Bouchier.svg Argent, a cross engrailed gules between four water bougets sable Tawstock; Bampton
Bowerman BowermanArms.png Ermine, on a bend cotised sable three boar's heads couped or Culm Davy, Hemyock; Whitehall, Hemyock
Broughton BroughtonArms.png Argent, on a chevron between three crosses pommée sable as many buck's heads cabossed or on a chief of the second a goat passant of the first Warbrightley (modern: Waspley), Stoodleigh[10]
Browne Browne (of Langtree, Devon) Arms.png Gules, a chevron ermine between two chevronells and three escallops or Brown's Ilash,[11] Langtree
Bruton BrutonArms.png Per pale gules and azure, a fess between two chevrons argent Heavitree
Budockshed BudockshedArms.png Sable, three fusils in fess between three buck's faces argent Budockshed, St Budeaux
Burgoyne BurgoyneArms.svg Azure, a hound passant argent South Tawton
Burnard[12] BurnardArms.svg Argent, three escallops in bend between two bendlets azure in chief and in base a leopard's face jessant-de-lys of the last Chatsworth Lodge, Compton Gifford
Burnby BurnbyArms.png Argent, two bars counter-embattled ermines Burnby, Bratton Clovelly
Burrington BurringtonArms.svg Argent, a lion rampant sable flory or Idford, Chudleigh; Sandford
Bury BuryOfColletonDevonArms.PNG Ermine, on a bend engrailed azure three fleurs-de-lys or Colleton, Chulmleigh
Butler[13] Butler (OfParkham Devon) Arms.png Azure, three covered cups or Parkham; Littleham

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Cabell CabellArms.png Vert fretty argent, over all a fess gules Brook, Buckfastleigh
Cade CadeArms.png Argent, three piles in point wavy sable Fremington; Barnstaple
Callard CallardArms.png Gyronny of six or and sable, three Moor's heads sidefaced couped proper wreathed round the temples (argent)[14] Callard, Burrington (?);[15] Southcott, Winkleigh
Calmady CalmadyArms.PNG Azure, a chevron between three pears or Calmady, Penfound, Poundstock, Cornwall;Langdon, Wembury; Stoke Climsland, Cornwall; Leawood, Bridestowe;
Calwoodleigh CalwoodleighArms.png Azure, two wings conjoined argent over all on a fess gules three bezants Calwoodleigh (mod:Calverleigh); Cove, Stoodleigh; Uplowman
Carew CarewArms.png Or, three lions passant sable Crowcombe; Antony, Cornwall; Tiverton Castle; Haccombe; Bickleigh Castle; Mohuns Ottery
Carswell CarswellArms.png Sable, a bend or Carswell, Holbeton
Carwythan CarwythanArms.png Argent, a fleur-de-lys gules a bordure engrailed of the second Panston, Sydenham Damerel; St Petrock, Exeter; Manaton; (Carwythan, Cornwall)
Cary CaryArms.png Argent, on a bend sable three roses of the field Cary, St Giles on the Heath; Clovelly; Cockington; Torr Abbey
Champernowne Champernowne CoatOfArms.png Gules, a saltire vair between twelve billets or Modbury; Bere Ferrers; Dartington; Ilfracombe
Champneys ChampneysArms.png Argent, a lion rampant gules a bordure engrailed sable Cockworthy,[16] Yarnscombe[17]
Chanon ChanonArms.png Argent, on a chevron gules two couple closes or Escot, Talaton
Chappell ChappellArms.png Or, an anchor in pale sable Barnstaple; Whitston
Charles CharlesArms.png Ermine, on a chief wavy gules an eagle displayed or Tavistock
Cheney CheyneArms.png Gules, five fusils in fess argent on each an escallop sable Pinhoe
Chichester Arms of Chichester.svg Chequy or and gules, a chief vair Raleigh, Pilton; Eggesford; Hall, Bishop's Tawton; Pill, Bishop's Tawton; Arlington; Youlston, Shirwell; Widworthy; Ruxford, Sandford; Westcott, Marwood[18] Hearsdon, Swimbridge; Stowford, Swimbridge
Cholmeley Marquess of Cholmondeley COA.svg Gules, in chief two close helmets argent in base a garb or Tiverton
Cholwill CholwillArms.png Argent, on a bend sable three arrow shafts of the field heads and feathers or Lutsford, Hartland
Chudleigh ChudleighArms.PNG Ermine, three lions rampant gules Ashton; Haldon
Clapham[19] Clapham (OfBarnstaple Devon) Arms.png Argent, on a bend azure six fleurs-de-lys or, two, two and two Barnstaple; (Beamsley Hall,[20] Yorkshire)
Clement[21] ClementArms.png Argent, two bends wavy gules on a chief of the last three estoiles or Plymouth
Clifford Arms of Clifford.svg Chequy or and azure a fess gules Chudleigh; Kingsteignton.
Clobbery ClobberyArms.png Argent, a chevron between three bats displayed sable Bradstone
Clotworthy ClotworthyArmsInkscape.png Azure, a chevron ermine between three chaplets or Clotworthy, Wembworthy; Rashleigh, Wembworthy
Cockeram CockeramArms.png Argent, on a bend sable three leopard's faces of the field Hillersdon, Cullompton; Growen, Cullompton
Cockshead CocksheadArms.png Azure, a cinquefoil argent a chief lozengy of the second and gules Chulmleigh
Coffin CoffinOfMonkleighArms.PNG Azure, three bezants between eight crosses crosslet or Portledge, Alwington; Monkleigh; Inwardleigh
Cogan CoganArms.PNG Gules, three (mulbery) leaves argent[22] Bampton
Cole ColeArms.png Argent, a bull passant sable armed or a bordure of the second bezantée Nethway, Brixham; Slade, Cornwood
Collamore CollamoreArms.png Gules billetée or, three crescents of the second Saunton, Braunton
Colman ColmanArms.png Per fess argent and sable, a cross flory between four mullets all counterchanged Gornhay, Tiverton
Cooke Cooke (OfThorne Devon) Arms.png Ermine, on a bend cotised gules three cats-a-mountain passant guardant or Thorne, Ottery St Mary
Coplestone CoplestonArms.png Argent, a chevron engrailed gules between three leopard's faces azure Copplestone, Colebrooke; Warleigh, Tamerton Foliot; Eggesford
Coram CoramArms.png Argent, a cross sable between four eagles displayed gules Ottery St Mary
Cory CoryArms.png Argent, a saltire sable on a chief azure three cinquefoils or Cory, West Putford
Cottell CottellArms.png Or, a bend gules Yealmbridge, Yealmpton; Sampford Peverell;[23] Cottles Barton, North Tawton
Cotton CottonArms (Ancient).png Argent, a bend sable between three pellets Bishop's Palace, Exeter; Shobrooke; Silverton
Courtenay Blason Courtenay.svg Or, three torteaux Okehampton Castle; Tiverton Castle; Powderham; Molland; Colcombe, Colyton; Upcott, Cheriton Fitzpaine; Moreton Hampstead[24]
Croker CrokerArms.png Argent, a chevron engrailed gules between three crows proper Lyneham, Yealmpton
Crossing CrossingArms.PNG Or, on a chevron azure between three crosses crosslet fitchée gules as many bezants Exeter
Cruwys CruwysArms.png Azure, a bend per bend indented argent and gules between six escallops or Cruwys Morchard
Crymes / Grymes CrymesArms.png Or, three bars gules each charged with as many martlets of the field on a chief azure two bars nebulée argent Crapstone,[25] Buckland Monachorum; Meavy
Cudmore CudmoreArms.png Argent, a fess nebulee gules between three eagles displayed sable armed of the second Templeton
Culme CulmeArms.PNG Azure, a chevron ermine between 3 pelicans vulning their breasts or Molland Champson; Canonsleigh Abbey
Cutcliffe CutcliffeArms.png Gules, three pruning hooks argent Damage, Mortehoe; Weach, Westleigh; Webbery, Alverdiscott; Coombe, Witheridge[26]

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Davie (Bardolph arms) DavieArms Ancient.PNG Azure, three cinquefoils or on a chief of the last a lion passant gules Creedy, Sandford; Canonteign, Christow; Ruxford, Sandford;
Davie (de Way arms) (see also Davy of Ebberly below) Davie OfCreedyDevon Arms Pierced.png Argent, a chevron sable between three mullets pierced gules Way, St Giles in the Wood; Creedy, Sandford; Canonteign, Christow; Ruxford, Sandford;
Daviles DavilesArms.png Argent, a chevron embattled erminois between three fleurs-de-lys azure Marland, Petrockstowe[27]
Davy alias Dewy (de Way arms) (see also Davie of Creedy above) Davy OfEbberleigh Roborough Devon Arms.png Argent, two chevronells sable between three mullets gules Way, St Giles in the Wood; Ebberly, Roborough; "Beauford"[28] (Beaford); Owlacombe, Roborough;
Delves DelvesArms.png Argent, a chevron gules fretty or between three delves sable (a "delve" being a "sod of turf") Crediton
Dene DeneArms.png Argent, a lion rampant purpure Newton St Petrock
Denys/Dennis ArmsOfDenysOfBicton.PNG Ermine, three battle-axes gules Holcombe Burnell; Bicton
Denys/Dennis DenysOfOrleighArms.PNG Azure, three Danish battle axes erect or Orleigh
Diamond DiamondArms.png Gules, three fusils conjoined in fess argent over all a fess gules (sic) Tiverton
Dillon Dillon (OfChymwell BrattonFleming Devon) Arms.png Argent, a lion rampant between three crescents an estoile issuant from each gules over all a fess azure[29] Chymwell, Bratton Fleming; Hart, Heanton Punchardon
Docton DoctonArms.png Per fess gules and argent, two crescents in chief or another in base sable Docton, Hartland
Downe DowneArms.png Gules, a buck's head cabossed ermine attired or Tushill,[30] Pilton
Dowrish DowrishArms.png Argent, a bend cotised sable a bordure engrailed of the last Dowrish, Sandford
Drake Drake (ofAsh) Arms.png Argent, a wyvern wings displayed and tail nowed gules Ash, Musbury; Mount Drake, Musbury
Drake DrakeArms.PNG Sable, a fess wavy between two estoiles argent Buckland Abbey, Buckland Monachorum; Nutwell, Woodbury
Drewe DreweArms.PNG Ermine, a lion passant gules Sharpham, Ashprington; Killerton, Broadclyst; The Grange, Broadhembury
Duck Duck arms.PNG Or, on a fess wavy sable three lozenges of the field Heavitree, Exeter; Mount Radford, Exeter
Duke Duke (Of Otterton,Devon) Arms.png Per fesse argent and azure, three chaplets counterchanged Otterton
Dyer[31] DyerArms.png Or, a chief indented gules a mullet for difference Yarde, Malborough
Dynham Dynham OfWortham Devon Arms.png Gules, four fusils in fess a bordure ermine Wortham, Lifton

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Edgcumbe EdgcumbeArms.png Gules, on a bend ermines cotised or three boar's heads couped argent Edgcumbe, Milton Abbot; Tavistock; Ottery, Lamerton (Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall; Cotehele, Cornwall)
Edmonds EdmondsArms.png Or, a chevron azure on a canton of the second a boar's head couped between three fleurs-de-lys of the first Plymouth
Edwards Edwards (OfExeter Devon) Arms.png Per bend sinister ermine and ermines, a lion rampant or St Mary Major, Exeter
Elford ElfordArms.png Per pale argent and azure, a lion rampant gules Sheepstor
Eliot Eliot OfTavistock Arms.png Azure, a fess or Tavistock
Ellacott EllacottArms.png Lozengy or and azure, a bordure gules Milbury;[32] Exeter, St Petrock's
Ellyot EliotArms.png Argent, a fess gules between two bars gemelles wavy azure Farringdon
English ProuseArms.PNG Sable, three lioncels rampant argent Stockleigh English
Eveleigh EveleighArms.png Per pale or and sable, two chevronels between three griffins passant counterchanged Holcombe, Ottery St Mary

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Farringdon FarringdonArms.png Sable, three unicorns courant in pale argent armed and crined or[33] Little Farringdon,[34] Farringdon
Fenner / Venner FennerArms.png Azure, on a cross argent between four eagles displayed or a cross formée sable Rose Ash
Fitz FitzArms.png Argent guttée de sang, a cross engrailed gules Fitz-Ford, Tavistock
Flay[35] FlayArms.png Ermine, on a pale azure three birds argent Charlton, Payhembury
Floyer FloyerArms.PNG Sable, a chevron between three arrows points downward argent Floyer Hayes
Ford FordOfNutwellDevonArms.PNG Party per fesse or and sable, in chief a greyhound courant in base an owl within a bordure engrailed all counter-changed Nutwell; Chagford; Ashburton; Bagtor, Ilsington
Fortescue FortescueArms.png Azure, a bend engrailed argent cotised or Whympston, Modbury; Castle Hill, Filleigh; Weare Giffard; Fallapit, East Allington; Buckland Filleigh; Preston, Devon; Wood, Woodleigh
Fountayne FountayneArms.png Argent, three bars gemelles gules on a canton azure a lion passant guardant or Bawcombe
Fowell FowellArms.png Argent, a chevron sable on a chief gules three mullets pierced of the first Fowelscombe, Ugborough; Black Hall, North Huish[36]
Fownes FownesArms.png Azure, two eagles displayed in chief and a mullet in base argent Plymouth; Whitleigh, St Budeaux; Kittery Court, Kingswear; Nethway, Brixham; (Dunster Castle, Somerset)
Fry FryArms.png Gules, three horses courant in pale argent Yarty, Membury
Fulford FulfordArms.png Gules, a chevron argent Great Fulford, Dunsford
Furlong FurlongArms.png Argent, two bars between eight martlets sable Tamerton Foliot; Bawcombe, Ugborough
Fursdon FursdonArms.png Argent, a chevron azure between three fireballs sable fired proper Fursdon, Cadbury;
Furse FurseArms.png Gules, a chevron embattled counter-embattled between six halberds in pairs saltire-wise or Morshead, (Dean Prior (?)[37])
Fursland FurslandArms.png Or, a lion rampant sable between three crosses pattée gules Bickington

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Gale GaleArms.png Azure, a fesse argent fretty of the field Crediton
Garland GarlandArms.png Or, three pales gules on a chief per pale gules and sable a chaplet and a demi-lion issuant argent Whitfield, Marwood[38]
Gay GayArms.PNG Or, a chevron between three escallops azure Goldworthy, Parkham; Frithelstock
Geere GeereArms.png Gules, two bars or each charged with three mascles azure on a canton of the second a leopard's face of the third Heavitree; Holloway,[39] Kenn
Giffard GiffardArms.PNG Sable, three fusils conjoined in fesse ermine Brightley, Chittlehampton; Tiverton Castle; Halsbury, Parkham
Gilbert GilbertArms.png Argent, on a chevron gules three roses of the field[40] Compton, Marldon; Sandridge, Stoke Gabriel; Greenway, Churston Ferrers; Bovey Tracey; (Bodmin Priory, Cornwall)
Glanville GlanvilleArms.png Azure, three saltires or Holwell; Kilworthy, Tavistock
Godwyn/Goodwyn GodwynArms.png Or, on a fess between six lion's heads erased gules an annulet of the field Clistwill, Plymtree; Torrington
Goodridge GoodridgeArms.png Argent, a fess sable in chief three cross crosslets fitchée of the last Totnes
Gould GouldArms.PNG Per saltire azure and or a lion rampant counterchanged Downes, Crediton; Floyer Hayes; Lew Trenchard
Gourney GourneyArms.png Argent, a cross engrailed gules in the first quarter a cinquefoil vert Townstal; Dartmouth
Gove GoveArms.png Azure, a cross lozengy (argent and sable?) between four eagles displayed sable Woodbury
Greenwood GreenwoodArms.png Paly of six argent and sable, on a bend gules three escallops or Torrington
Grylls GryllsArms.png Or, three bendlets enhanced gules Tavistock

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Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Hakewill HakewillArms.png Or, a bend between six trefoils slipped purpure Exeter
Hals HalsArms.png Argent, a fess between three griffin's heads erased sable Kenedon, Sherford; Efford, Egg Buckland
Hamlyn HamlynArms.png Gules, a lion rampant ermine crowned or Widecombe; Buckfastleigh; Woolfardisworthy; Clovelly
Hancock HancockArms.PNG Gules, on a chief argent three cocks of the field Combe Martin; Mount Radford, Exeter
Harewood[41] HarewoodArms.png Sable, on a chief argent three hart's heads erased of the field South Molton
Harlewyn HarlewynArms.png Azure, a fess argent in base three apples of the last Sidmouth
Harper HarperArms.png Argent, a lion rampant a bordure engrailed sable a crescent for difference Berry Narbor; (Swarkestone Hall, Derbyshire)
Harris (of Radford) Harris OfRadford Arms.png Sable, three crescents argent Radford, Plymstock
Harris (of Hayne) HarrisArms.png Sable, three crescents argent a bordure of the last Hayne, Stowford
Harris (of Cornworthy) Harris OfCornworthy Arms.png Sable, an antelope salient argent armed and crined or Cornworthy Priory, Cornworthy
Harvey HerveyArms.png Gules, on a bend argent three trefoils slipped vert Aylesbeare
Hatch Hatch arms.PNG Gules, two demi-lions passant guardant in pale or Hatch/Hacche, South Molton; Aller, South Molton; Woolleigh, Beaford
Haydon HaydonArms.PNG Argent, three bars gemels azure on a chief gules a fess dansettée or Cadhay, Ottery St Mary; Ebford, Woodbury
Hele HeleArms FusilsInBend.png Gules, five fusils in bend argent on each an ermine spot[42] Hele, Cornwood; Flete, Holbeton; Wembury
Helman HelmanArms.png Vert, a chevron argent guttée de sang between three pheons or Furland
Hext HextArms.png Or, a tower triple-turreted between three battle axes sable Kingston; Kingston, Staverton (?)[43]
Hill Hill OfShilston Devon Arms.png Argent, a chevron between three water bougets sable Shilston, Modbury[44]
Hill HillOfPlymouthArms.png Gules, a chevron ermine between three garbs or Plymouth; Cotleigh
Hillersdon HillersdonArms.png Argent, on a chevron sable three bull's heads cabossed of the field Hillersdon, Cullompton; Membland, Holbeton
Hockmore HockmoreArms.png Per chevron sable and or, in chief two pairs of reaping hooks endorsed and entwined blades azure handles of the second in base a moorcock of the first combed and wattled gules Buckland Baron, Combe-in-Teignhead[45]
Hody Hody (of Stowell) Arms.png Argent, a fess per fess indented vert and sable between two cotises counterchanged of the fess[46] Nethway,[47] Brixham; (Pilsdon, Dorset)[48]
Holbeame HolbeameArms.png Argent, a chevron enarched sable Holbeame, West Ogwell; Bawcombe, Ugborough(?)
Holland[49] Holland OfWeare Devon Arms.png Azure semée-de-lys argent, a lion rampant of the second Countess Wear; Upcott, Sheepwash
Holway of Waton[50] Holway OfWaton Arms.png Sable, two swords in saltire hilts and pommels in chief the dexter surmounted by the sinister Waton (alias Wadeton, Wayton, etc.), Stoke Gabriel[51]
Hooker alias Vowell HookerAliasVowellArms.PNG Or, a fess vair between two lions passant guardant sable St Mary Major, Exeter
Hore HoreArms.png Sable, an eagle double-headed displayed argent a bordure engrailed of the last Chagford
Howper/Hooper Hooper Arms OfFullabrook Braunton Devon.PNG Gyronny of eight or and ermine, over all a castle triple-towered sable Musbury; Fullabrook, Braunton; Raleigh, Pilton
Howpill HowpillArms.png Argent, on a pale gules three lion's faces or Exeter, St Mary Arches (?)
Hunkin HunkinArms.png Argent, a mascle sable over all a fess of the last Gatherleigh, Lifton
Hunt[52] HuntOfChudleighArms.png Azure, on a bend between two water bougets or three leopard's faces gules Hams, Chudleigh[53]

I[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Incledon IncledonArms.PNG Argent, a chevron engrailed between three tuns sable fire issuing from the bung hole proper Incledon, Braunton; Buckland, Braunton; Colleton, Chulmleigh; Pilton House, Pilton; Yeotown, Goodleigh
Inglett InglettArms.png Sable, a bend argent between three escallops or Alwington; Lamerton
Isack IsackArms.png Per pale azure and purpure, a cross flory or between four lambs argent[54] Boreat, Atherington

J[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Jarvys JarvysArms.png Argent, six ostrich feathers sable, three, two and one Stralling[55]
Jewell JewellArms.png Or, on a chevron azure between three gillyflowers gules stalked and leaved vert a maiden's head of the first ducally crowned of the third on a chief sable a hawk's lure double stringed between two falcons argent beaked and legged of the first Bowden, Berry Narbor

K[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Kellond KellondArms.png Sable, a fess argent in chief three fleurs-de-lys of the last Painsford, Ashprington
Kelloway KellowayArms.png Argent, two grozing irons in saltire sable between four Kelway pears proper[56] Stowford/Stafford, Dolton
Kelly KellyArms.png Argent, a chevron between three billets gules Kelly
Kendall KendallArms.png Argent, a chevron between three dolphins naiant embowed sable Kingsbridge; Cofton, nr. Dawlish
Kirkham KirkhamArms.png Argent, three lions rampant gules a bordure engrailed sable Blagdon, Paignton; Bidwell, Newton St Cyres[57]
Knapman KnapmanArms.png Or, on a cross gules between four Cornish choughs proper five blocks of tin marked with the letter W Wonson,[58] Throwleigh

L[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Land LandArms.png Gyronny of eight or and sable a bend gules Silverton
Langford Langford OfBrattonClovelly Arms.png Paly of six argent and gules, on a chief of the first a lion passant sable Bratton Clovelly
Lante[59] LanteArms.png Per pale argent and gules, a cross engrailed counterchanged Exeter
Larder LarderArms.png Argent, three piles sable each charged with as many bezants Upton Pyne
Leach LeachArms.png Ermine, on a chief engrailed gules three ducal coronets or Cadeleigh; All Hallows, Goldsmith Street, Exeter
Lee[60] Lee OfPinhoe Arms.png Azure, on a fess cotised or three leopard's faces of the field Pinhoe; Totnes
Leigh LeighArms.png Argent, a lion rampant gules on a sinister canton azure an escallop or Borough, Northam
Leigh Leigh OfRidge Arms.png Argent, two bars azure over all a bend compony or and gules Ridge, Morchard Bishop
Lippingcott LippingcottArms.png Per fess embattled gules and sable, three leopards passant argent Luffincott/Lippingcott;[61] Wibbery, Alverdiscott
Longe[62] Longe (of North Molton) arms.png Sable semée of crosses pattée, a lion rampant argent North Molton
Lowman LowmanArms.png Argent, three escutcheons sable each charged with a dexter gauntlet back affrontée or Whitestone; Netherton, Farway[63]
Luscombe LuscombeArms.png Argent, on a pile azure a lion rampant guardant crowned or Luscombe, Rattery
Lutton LuttonArms.png Vert, an eagle displayed with two heads within an orle of trefoils or Cofford, Kenton
Luttrell LuttrellArms.PNG Or, a bend between six martlets sable Hartland Abbey; Saunton; (Dunster Castle, Somerset)
Lynn LynnArms.png Gules, a demi-lion rampant argent a bordure sable bezantée Exeter

M[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Mainwaring Mainwaring OfExeter Arms.png Argent, two bars gules within a bordure gobony or and sable Exeter
Mallet MalletArms.png Azure, three escallops or[64] Ash, Iddesleigh; Curry Mallet; Woolleigh, Beaford; Deandon and St Audries; Widdecombe; Hatch, South Molton; West Quantoxhead;
Mallock MallockArms.png Per chevron engrailed or and sable, on three roundels three fleurs-de-lys all counterchanged Cockington
Mapowder MapowderArms.png Barry gules and argent, on the chief of the second a greyhound courant sable Holsworthy
Martyn FitzMartin Arms.png Argent, two bars gules[65] Feudal barony of Barnstaple; Oxton, Kenton; Lindridge; (Athelhampton, Dorset).
Martyn[66] Martyn OfHempston Arms.png Argent, on two bars gules three crosses formée or Broad Hempston
Marwood MarwoodArms.png Gules, a chevron between three goat's heads erased ermine attired or Westcot,[67] Marwood
Maynard MaynardArms.png Argent, three sinister hands couped at the wrist gules Sherford, Brixton
Menyfie MenyfieArms.png Vert, on a chevron between three martlets argent as many eagles displayed of the first Collumpton; Harberton
Milford MilfordArms.png Argent, three oak leaves in pale all proper Wickington, South Tawton
Minshull MinshullArms.png Azure, an estoile of six points issuing from a crescent argent Exeter
Molford MolfordArms.png Sable, a fess ermine between three swans argent South Molton
Mohun MohunArms.png Or, a cross engrailed sable Tavistock; Mohuns Ottery, Luppitt; Tor Mohun (Dunster Castle, Somerset; Hall, Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall; Boconnoc, Cornwall)
Monck Monck arms.svg Gules, a chevron between three lion's heads erased argent Potheridge, Merton
Moore MooreOfMooreArms.PNG Argent, a chevron between three moorcocks sable crested gules[68] Moore, "near Tavistock";[69] Broadwoodwidger; Upcott, Cheriton Fitzpaine
Moore Moore OfMooreHayes Devon Arms.png Ermine, on a chevron azure three cinquefoils or Moor Hayes, Cullompton
More More OfBroadclyst Arms.png Sable, three garbs argent a bordure gobony or and gules Broadclyst
Moulton MoultonArms.png Per pale argent and ermine three bars gules Cullompton

N[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Newcombe NewcombeArms.png Argent, a fess embattled between two escallops in pale sable Great Worthy, Drewsteignton; Easton, South Teign, Drewsteignton?;[70] Exeter, St David's; Starcross, Kenton
Newcourt NewcourtArms.png Sable, a bend ermine between two eagles with two heads displayed or Pickwell, Georgeham
Newton[71] Newton (of Crabaton) Arms.png Vert, two shinbones in saltire the sinister surmounted by the dexter argent Crabadon, Diptford
Noble NobleArms.png Or, two lions passant guardant in pale azure between as many flaunches of the last on a fess gules three bezants Bishop's Tawton
Northcote NorthcoteArms.png Argent, three cross-crosslets in bend sable Northcote, East Down; Newton St Cyres; Pynes, Upton Pyne
Northleigh NorthleighArms.PNG Argent, a chevron sable between three roses gules Northleigh, Inwardleigh; Peamore, Exminster; Matford, Alphington
Northmore NorthmoreArms.svg Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure crowned with an eastern crown argent Cleve, St Thomas, Exeter; Well, South Tawton
Nutcombe NutcombeArms.png Or, a fess embattled between two escallops gules Nutcombe, Clayhanger[72]

O[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Osmond OsmondArms.png Sable, a fess dancettée ermine in chief an eagle displayed or Stagmill, Uplowman; Exeter

P[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Parker COA of Parker, Earls of Morley.svg Sable, a stag's head cabossed between two flaunches argent North Molton; Boringdon; Saltram; Whiteway, Chudleigh
Passmore[73] PassmoreArms.png Or, on a fess between three escutcheons gules each charged with a bend vair two cinquefoils of the first all within a bordure azure bezantée Passmore Hayes, Tiverton;[74] Grilstone, Bishop's Nympton; (Withyshaw, Merstham, Surrey[75])
Pearse PearseArms.png Argent, two bars sable between six estoiles gules 3, 2 and 1 Blackmore, Plympton St Mary
Perry PerryArms.png Quarterly gules and or, on a bend argent three lions passant azure Water (mod: Waterhouse), Membury
Petre PetreArms WithoutChief.png Gules, on a bend or between two escallops argent a Cornish chough proper between two cinquefoils azure Bowhay, Dunchideock; Tor Newton, Tor Bryan, (and Ingatestone Hall, Essex).
Phillips Phillips (of Alverdiscott) Arms.png Or, on a chevron engrailed sable three eagle's heads erased argent Alverdiscott
Pincombe PincombeArms.png Per pale gules and azure, three close helmets argent garnished or South Molton; North Molton; Filleigh; East Buckland
Plumleigh[76] PlumleighArms.png (Argent?), a bend fusily gules Dartmouth
Pointington PointingtonArms.png Argent, a bend gules between six fleurs-de-lys vert Penicott, Shobrooke
Pole PoleOfShuteArms.png Azure semée of fleurs de lis or, a lion rampant argent Shute; Colcombe Castle
Pollard PollardEscallopArms.PNG Argent, a chevron sable between three escallops gules Way, St Giles in the Wood; Grilstone, Bishop's Nympton; King's Nympton; Langley, Yarnscombe; Abbots Bickington; Horwood
Pollard (de Way arms)[77] Davie OfCreedyDevon Arms Pierced.png Argent, a chevron sable between three mullets pierced gules Way, St Giles in the Wood; Grilstone, Bishop's Nympton; King's Nympton; Langley, Yarnscombe; Abbots Bickington; Horwood; Ford Abbey, Thorncombe; Knowstone
Pollexfen PollexfenArms.png Quarterly argent and azure, in the 1 and 4 quarter a lion rampant gules Kitley, Yealmpton; Mothecombe, Holbeton; Caleston, Holbeton; Nutwell, Woodbury; Wembury
Pomeroy PomeroyArms.svg Or, a lion rampant gardant gules armed and langued azure within a bordure engrailed sable Berry Pomeroy Castle; Bowden, Ashprington; Sandridge, Stoke Gabriel; Beenleigh,[78] Harberton Ford, Harberton
Popham PophamArms3.png Argent, on a chief gules two stag's heads cabosed or Lynton; (Huntworth in Somerset; Popham in Hampshire; Littlecote in Wiltshire)
Pote PoteArms.png Azure, a chevron engrailed cotised argent between three doves of the second Clawton
Potter[79] Barkley OfOkenburyDevon Arms.png Sable, a fess ermine between three cinquefoils argent[80] Iddesleigh
Preston[81] PrestonArms.png Argent, two bars gules on a canton of the last a cinquefoil or Upottery
Prestwood PrestwoodArms.png Sable, a lion rampant between two flaunches or Exeter
Prideaux PrideauxArms2.PNG Argent, a chevron sable in chief a label of three points gules Orcheton, Modbury; Adeston, Holbeton; Thuborough, Sutcombe; Soldon, Holsworthy; Netherton, Farway; Ashburton; Nutwell, Woodbury; Ford Abbey, Thorncombe; (also Prideaux Place, Padstow and Prideaux Castle, Luxulyan, Cornwall)
Prouse ProuseArms.PNG Sable, three lions rampant argent Gidleigh Castle; Chagford; Lustleigh; Barnstaple; Tiverton
Prouse[82] Prouse ofExeter Arms.png Ermine, three lions rampant argent Exeter
Prust PrustArms.PNG Gules, on a chief argent two estoiles sable Thorry, Hartland; Gorven, Hartland; Annery, Monkleigh
Prye ArmsOfPrye OfHorwellColebrooke Devon.PNG Ermine, a chevron sable a chief azure fretty or[83] Horwell, Colebrooke
Pyne[84] Pyne OfEastDown Devon Arms.png Gules, a chevron ermine between three pine apples or East Down; Portledge, Alwington

Q[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Quicke QuickeArms.svg Sable, a chevron vaire or and of the first between three griffin's heads erased of the second Newton House, Newton St Cyres; Sherwood,[85] Newton St Cyres

R[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Radford RadfordArms.png Sable, three lampagoes passant coward in pale argent Upcott, Cheriton Fitzpaine; Okeford; Rockbeare
Raleigh Arms of Raleigh.svg Gules crusilly or, a bend vair or Gules, a bend vair between six cross-crosslets or Raleigh, Pilton; Fardell, Cornwood
Randall RandallArms.png Sable, three demi-lions rampant erased argent Kentisbury
Rede RedeArms.png Gules, on a bend nebulée argent three shovelers sable Wembury
Reynell ReynellArms.PNG Argent, masonry sable a chief indented of the second Forde, Wolborough; East Ogwell
Rider RiderArms.png Azure, three crescents or Bere Ferrers
Ridgeway RidgewayArms.png Sable, a pair of wings conjoined and elevated argent Tor Mohun; Abbots Carswell
Risdon RisdonArms FieldArgent.png Argent, three birdbolts sable Winscott, St Giles in the Wood; Bableigh, Parkham
Roache RoacheArms.png Azure, three roaches naiant in pale argent Welcombe[86]
Rolle RolleArms.png Or, on a fesse dancette between three billets azure each charged with a lion rampant of the first three bezants Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood; Bicton; Hudscott, Chittlehampton; Beam, Great Torrington; Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe; Buckfast Place, Cathedral Close, St Martin's, Exeter[87]
Roope Roope OfEastAllington Arms.png Argent, a lion rampant per fess gules and vert between seven pheons azure Horswell, South Milton; East Allington; Bidwell, Newton St Cyres[88]
Roope[89] RoopeArms.png Argent, a lion rampant gules an orle of nine pheons azure Townstal
Rowcliffe RowcliffeArms.png Argent, on a chevron between three lion's heads erased gules a chess-rook or Yarnscombe
Rowe Rowe (OfLamerton) Arms.png Gules, three paschal lambs or staff cross and banners argent Lamerton
Rowe Rowe (of Kingston, Staverton) arms.png Argent, on a chevron azure between three trefoils slipped per pale gules and vert three bezants Kingston, Staverton; Bearton, Broad Hempston[90]

S[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Sainthill SainthillArms.png Or, on a fess engrailed azure between three leopard's faces gules three bezants each charged with a fleur-de-lys of the second on a pile in chief of the second three demi-fleurs-de-lys attached to the top and sides of the first Bradninch
Salisbury Salisbury (of Barnstaple) Arms.png Gules, a lion rampant crowned or between three crescents argent Barnstaple
Sanford SanfordArms.png Argent, a chevron between three martlets sable Exeter
Savery SaveryArms.png Gules, a fess vair between three unicorn's heads couped or Shilston, Modbury; Willing, Rattery; Slade, Cornwood
Searle SearleArms.png Gules, on a chevron between three trefoils argent as many pellets "Gotford in the parish of Holford in the hundred of Hemiock";[91] Awliscombe
Seccombe alias Thorne[92] Seccombe aliasThorne Arms.png Argent, a fess gules between three lions rampant sable a bordure engrailed of the last a crescent for difference Weston, North Petherwin; Webworthy, North Petherwin
Segar SegarArms.png Azure, a cross moline argent Highweek, Kingsteignton
Servington ServingtonArms.png Ermine, on a chief azure three buck's heads cabossed or Tavistock; (Longford, Wiltshire)
Seward SewardArms.png Gules, on a fess or between two chevrons ermine three leopard's faces azure Stoke-in-Teignhead
Seymour COA of Seymour.svg Gules, two wings conjoined in lure or Berry Pomeroy; Stover, Teigngrace;
Shapcott ShapcottArms MollandChurch Devon.png Sable, (a chevron or[93] between) three dovecotes argent Shapcott, Knowstone
Shapleigh[94] ShapleighArms.png Vert, a chevron argent betyeen three escallops or Totnes; Dartmouth
Sharpe[95] SharpeArms.png Argent, three falcon's heads erased sable a bordure engrailed azure Tiverton
Sherman ShermanArms.svg Or, a lion rampant sable between three holly leaves vert Knightstone,[96] Ottery St Mary
Shorte ShorteArms.png Gules, a griffin segreant or a chief ermine Newton St Cyres
Simonds SimondsArms.png Per fess dancetée gules and argent, a pale counterchanged three trefoils one and two slipped of the first Exeter
Skerrit SkerritArms.png Or, a chief indented sable Whitchurch
Skinner SkinnerArms.png Argent, a chief azure semée-de-lys of the first Cowley
Slader SladerArms.png Gules, a chevron ermine between three horse's heads erased argent Bath, North Tawton
Slanning SlanningArms.png Argent, two pales engrailed gules over all on a bend azure three griffin's heads or Ley, Plympton St Mary;[97] Bickleigh (South Hams); Maristow, Tamerton Foliot
Slowley SlowleyArms.png Gules, a chevron between three bats displayed or Sloley, Shirwell; Fremington
Smith (of Exeter) Smith OfExeter Arms.png Sable, a fess cotised between three martlets or[98] Madworthy, nr. Exeter; Madford House, Exeter; Larkbeare, Exeter
Smith (of Dartmouth) SmithOfTotnesArms.PNG Barry undé of sixteen argent and azure on a chief gules three barnacles or[99] Dartmouth; Totnes
Snelling SnellingArms.png Argent, three griffin's heads erased gules a chief ermine Chadlewood, Plympton St Mary
Somaster SomasterArms.png Argent, a castle triple-towered within an orle of fleurs-de-lys sable Painsford, Ashprington; Nether Exe
Southcott SouthcottArms.PNG Argent, a chevron gules between three coots sable Indio, Bovey Tracey; Mohuns Ottery, Luppitt
Southmeade SouthmeadeArms.png Per fess wavy gules and ermine, an eagle displayed in chief or Wray, Moreton Hampstead[100]
Sparke SparkeArms.png Chequy or and vert, a bend ermine The Friary (Whitefriar's Priory), St Jude, Plymouth
Speccot SpeccotArms.PNG Or, on a bend gules three millrinds argent Speccot, Merton; Thornbury; (Penheale, Cornwall)
Spicer SpicerArms.svg Per pale gules and sable, three castles in bend or cotised within a bordure engrailed ermine Exeter
Spurway SpurwayArms.png Argent, on a bend azure a spur-rowel or between two garbs of the first Spurway, Oakford
Stafford (Kelloway)[101] KellowayArms.png Argent, two grozing irons in saltire sable between four Kelway pears proper[102] Dowland; Pynes, Upton Pyne
Staplehill StaplehillArms.png Argent, a chevron sable Dartmouth; Bremells, Trusham
Staveley StaveleyArms.png Argent, on a chevron between three lozenges azure as many buck's heads cabossed of the first East Buckland
Stretchleigh StretchleighArms.png Or, on a chevron azure three cinquefoils of the field Stretchleigh (now "Strashleigh"), Ermington[103]
Strobridge StrobridgeArms.png Or, over water proper on a bridge of three arches gules a tower of the last and a pennon hoisted thereon Howber Hayne & Street Hayne, Colyton;[104] Modbury
Strode StrodeArms StMarysChurch Plympton.PNG Argent, a chevron between three conies courant sable Old Newnham and Newnham Park, Plympton St Mary
Stucley StucleyArms.png Azure, three pears or Affeton Castle; Hartland Abbey; Daddon/Moreton House
Sture StureArms.png Argent, a bend sable in chief a pile of three points gules North Huish

T[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Tawley TawleyArms.png Argent, a chevron azure between three lozenges sable Marldon; (Guildford, Surrey)
Thorne (see also "Seccombe alias Thorne" above) ThorneArms.png Argent, a fess gules between three lions rampant sable Thorne, Holsworthy;[105] Thorne, Ottery St Mary; Upcott, Sheepwash
Tilley TilleyArms.png Argent, a wyvern wings endorsed sable charged on the breast with an annulet or for difference Upottery
Tothill TothillArms.PNG Azure, on a bend argent cotised or a lion passant sable Peamore, Exminster; City of Exeter
Tremayne TremayneArms.PNG Gules, three dexter arms conjoined at the shoulders and flexed in triangle or the fists clenched proper[106] Collacombe, Lamerton; Sydenham, Marystow
Trevelyan TrevelyanArms.png Gules, the base barry wavy argent and azure a demi-horse issuant of the second maned and hoofed or Yarnscombe; (Nettlecombe, Somerset)
Tristram TristramArms.PNG Argent, three torteaux a label of three points azure a chief gules Duvale & Castle Grove, Bampton
Trobridge TrobridgeArms.png Or, over water proper a bridge triple-towered gules[107] Trobridge, Crediton
Trosse TrosseArms.svg Gules, three cutlasses barways in pale argent the handles or Exwick
Turberville TurbervilleArms.png Argent, a lion rampant gules crowned or Sampford Peverell; South Molton; (Bere Somerset; Coity Castle, Glamorgan;)
Turner TurnerArms.png Sable, a chevron ermine between three fers-de-moline or on a chief argent a lion passant gules Halberton
Twiggs[108] TwiggsArms.png Azure, three bendlets or on a chief argent a bar dancettée gules Werrington

U[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Upton UptonArms.png Sable, a cross moline argent[109] Puslinch, Newton Ferrers;[110] Lupton, Brixham

V[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Velly[111] VellyArms.png Argent, a chevron between three castles or Higher Velly, Hartland; Galsham, Hartland;[112]
Venner VennerArms.PNG Gules, three bends or a chief per fess ermine and argent[113] Hudscott, Chittlehampton
Voysey VoyseyArms.png Or, a cross sable in the first quarter a crescent of the last a bordure gules Townstal (Dartmouth)

W[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Waddon WaddonArms.png Argent, a lion rampant gules debruised with a bend sable charged with three cross crosslets fitchée of the field Plymouth
Wadham WadhamArms.png Gules, a chevron between three roses argent Edge, Branscombe; Wadham, Knowstone; (Merryfield, Ilton, Somerset)
Wakeman[114] Wakeman (OfBereFerrers) Arms.svg Argent, on a cross sable a ducal coronet or encircled with clouds proper rayonée or Bere Ferrers; Charleton
Wakeman Wakeman OfExeter Arms.svg Vert, a saltire wavy ermine Exeter
Walrond WalrondArms.png Argent, three bull's heads cabossed sable armed or Bradfield, Uffculme; Bovey House, Beer
Walter Walter (of Ashbury) Arms.png Azure, a griffin segreant or a bordure ermine Ashbury
Waltham[115] WalthamArms.svg Sable, a chevron between three suns in glory argent Trehill, Kenn; Exeter
Waye Waye (of Torrington) Arms.png Gules, a chevron or between three lucies hauriant argent Torrington; Marsh,[116] Newton St Cyres[117]
Weare/Treawin[118] WeareArms.png Argent, on a bend vert between six crosses crosslet fitchée gules three crosiers or Clyst Honiton
Webbe WebbeArms.png Or, a plain cross sable in the first quarter an eagle displayed of the second St Petrock, Exeter; St Mary Major, Exeter
Webber WebberArms.PNG Gules, on a chevron engrailed argent between three plates three annulets of the first Incledon, Braunton; Buckland, Braunton
Westcott WestcottArms.png Argent, a bend cotised sable a bordure gules bezantée Raddon, Shobrooke
Weston Weston OfColytonDevon Arms.png Argent, on a chevron sable three leopard's faces or Heath Hayne,[119] Colyton
Whiddon WhiddonArms.png Argent, a chevron between three spearheads gules Whiddon, Chagford; Sidbury
White WhiteArms.svg Argent, a chevron between three wolf's heads erased sable "Diray"
Whitlock WhitlockArms.png Per fess or and sable, a bend wavy between two padlocks counterchanged Warkleigh
Wichalse WichalseArms.png Per fess argent and sable, six crescents in pale counterchanged Barnstaple
Willesford WillesfordArms.svg Azure, a chevron ermine between three leopard's faces or Tavistock
Willoughby Willoughby OfPayhembury Arms.png Quarterly 1 & 4: Sable, a cross engrailed or (Ufford); 2 & 3: Gules, a cross moline argent (Bec of Eresby); all within a bordure gobonée of the second and azure Molland Champson, Molland Bottreaux; Leyhill,[120] Payhembury
Wise WiseArms.png Sable, three chevronels ermine Sydenham, Marystow; Mount Wise, Stoke Damerel
Withie[121] WithieArms.svg Per pale ermine and or, a lion salient gules Berry Narbor
Wolcot WolcotArms.png Per pale azure and gules, on a cross fleury or five martlets sable a chief of the third charged with a fleur-de-lys between two annulets of the second Wolcot, Thrushelton[122]
Wollocombe (see also Woollcombe) WollocombeArms.png Argent, three bars gules Wollocombe, Mortehoe; Combe (alias Over Wollocombe[123]), Roborough
Wood Wood (OfOrchard Lew Trenchard Devon) Arms.png Sable semée of cross-crosslets or, three leopard's faces of the last Orchard,[124] Lew Trenchard
Woode Woode (OfHarston) Arms.svg Argent, on a mount in base proper an oak tree vert fructed or Hareston, Brixton
Woodley WoodleyArms.svg Sable, a chevron between three owls argent Halshanger, Ilsington
Woodrouffe[125] WoodrouffeArms.svg Gules, on a chevron argent three buck's heads erased sable a chief per fess nebulée of the third and second Barnstaple; Uffculme
Woollcombe (see also Wollocombe) WollocombeArms.png Argent, three bars gules Pitton, Yealmpton; Ashbury
Worth (Wrothe) WorthArms.PNG Argent, an eagle with two heads displayed sable beaked and legged or[126] Worth, Washfield, near Tiverton
Wotton Wotton OfInglebourne Devon Arms.png Argent, a cross engrailed between four mullets sable Inglebourne,[127] Harberton
Wyatt[128] WyattArms.svg Per pale gules and azure, a pair of barnacles argent Braunton
Wykes/Weekes WykesArms.png Ermine, three battle-axes sable North Wyke, South Tawton; Bindon, Axminster;[129] Honeychurch
Wyvell WyvellArms.svg Argent, three mullets between two bars sable a bordure engrailed gules[130] Crediton

Y[edit]

Name Escutcheon Blazon Seat, parish
Yard YardArms.png Argent, a chevron gules between three water bougets sable[131] Yarde, Malborough;[132] Teignwick, Kingsteignton; Bradley, Kingsteignton; Whiteway, Kingsteignton;[133] Churston Court, Churston Ferrers; Sharpham, Ashprington
Yeo YeoArms.PNG Argent, a chevron sable between three shovelers azure[134] Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe; Huish; Hatherleigh; Fremington
Yonge YongeArms.png Ermine, on a bend cotised sable three griffin's heads erased or Great House, Colyton; Escot, Talaton; Mohuns Ottery, Luppitt
Yonge[135] Yonge (OfColebrooke) Arms.svg Per fess sable and argent, three lions rampant guardant counterchanged Landsend,[136]Colebrooke

Blazons by Sir William Pole[edit]

The following blazons, with spellings corrected and modernised, were recorded by Sir William Pole:[137]

  • Abbot, of Hartland:Or, a cross voided between four eaglets displayed sable
  • Adiston, of Adeston: Argent, a fess between three pellets
  • Affeton, of Affeton: Argent, a chevron engrailed between three fleurs-de-lys sable
  • Acland, of Acland: Barry argent and sable, two pales counterchanged a fess gules over all
  • Alabaster, of Bicton: Azure, three cross-bows bent or
  • Alley, Bishop of Exeter: Azure, a pale engrailed between two lions rampant ermine crowned or
  • Ameredith, of Pole: Argent, a lion rampant sable collared and chained gules
  • Aller, of Aller: Argent, three parrots vert 2 and 1 beaked and membered gules
  • Arundell, of Hempston Arundell: Sable, six swallows (martlets) argent 3,2,1
  • Arundell of Hempston Arundell: Argent, six swallows sable, 3,2,1
  • Arthur, of Weston_Super_Mare: Gules, a chevron between three clarions
  • Ank of Anke: Gules, two bars three annulets in chief argent
  • Ayshford of Ayshford: Argent, three ash crops vert between two chevrons sable
  • Ashlegh of Ashlegh: ...a pheon...
  • Ashton of Ashton: Vert, three bends argent
  • Ashthorp of Sampford Peverell: ...a bend...
  • Amidas of Plymouth: Azure, a chevron argent between three acorn stalks and leaves or
  • Appleton: Or a chevron sable between three apples vert
  • Ashenden of Dartmouth: Argent, a lion rampant gules collared or
  • Atcomb of Atcombe: Sable, three wings argent
  • Atwill of Exeter: Argent, a chevron sable a pile in point counterchanged
  • Appeldor: Gules, a fess undee argent
  • Atwill: Argent, a fess three piles in chief
  • Atway: ... on a chief three lion's heads erased over-all a bend
  • Archdeacon of Haccombe: Argent, three chevrons sable
  • Audleigh of Tawstock, (feudal) baron of Barnstaple and Dartington: Gules fretty or
  • Avenell of Shepewas (Sheepwash): Three spread-eaglets (Three eagles displayed)
  • Avenell of Loxbere: Argent, five fusils in fess sable between two barrulets gules
  • Auncell: Ermine, a fess sable between a demi-lion in chief and three fusils in base 2 and 1 gules
  • Arscott of Dunsland: Ermine, on a chief azure two buck's heads cabossed or
  • Atwill: Argent, three leopard's faces azure
  • Atwood: Sable semee of acorns or, a lion rampant argent
  • Basset of Stevenstone and Beaupire: Argent, a chevron azure between three bugle horns sable
  • Bathe or Bathon, of Colbrooke: Ermine, a bend gules
  • Bastard of Efford: Or, a chevron azure
  • Basset of Umberleigh: Barry undée of six or and gules
  • Batten of Dunsland: Argent, three battle axes erect azure
  • Batten of Exeter: Argent, a chevron between three battle axes erect azure
  • Bawceyn of Washborn Bawceyne: Argent, two bars undée gules a quarter sable
  • Barry of Winscott: Barry of six argent and gules
  • Battishull of Westwike: Azure, a saltire crosslet between four owls argent
  • Bamfild (Bampfield): Or, on a bend gules three mullets argent
  • Bamfild (Bampfield): Paly of six or and vert on a bend gules three mullets argent
  • Baker: Argent, on a saltire engrailed sable five escallops argent on a chief of the second a lion passant argent
  • Barron of Buckland Barron: Argent, a chevron between three men's hearts sable
  • Barnhous of Kingston: Gules, two wings conjoined in lure argent
  • Bawcomb of Bawcombe: Argent, three bats displayed sable
  • Barkley or Bartlet of ... : Sable, a fess ermine between three escallops argent
  • Balun of ... : Barry dancetty of six argent and gules
  • Baunton of Combaunton (Combe Baunton): Gules, a bend between three escallops or one in chief two in base
  • Bale of ... : Argent, two bars gules between three mullets sable
  • Beandyn of ... : Azure, on a bend or three torteaux
  • Beaudyn: ... , a chevron between three martlets
  • Beaumont of Yolston (Youlston): Barry of six vairy and gules
  • Beaumont of Sebrescot: Barry of six vairy and gules a bezant on the second bar
  • Beauchamp of Ryme: Vairy, a label of three points gules
  • Beaupell(Beauple) of Knoweston (Knowstone): Gules, a bend vairy cotised or
  • Beaupell(Beauple) of Knoweston (Knowstone) (sic, Richard Beaple Mayor of Barnstaple): Gules, a bend vairy between six escallops argent
  • Bellew of Ashe Rogus (Ash, Braunton): Sable fretty or

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For a discussion of the disappearance of the old gentry families of Devon, see Sabine Baring-Gould, Old Country Life, first published 1889, 5th ed., 1894, pp.7-22, Old County Families[1]
  2. ^ Quoted by Rogers, William Henry Hamilton, Memorials of the West, Historical and Descriptive, Collected on the Borderland of Somerset, Dorset and Devon, Exeter, 1888, p.351 [2]
  3. ^ Vivian 1895.
  4. ^ Pole, p.287; Polwhele, Richard, History of Devonshire, 3 Vols., Vol.3, London, 1793, p.478
  5. ^ Hoskins, p.411
  6. ^ As seen in 19th c. stained glass window in Mamhead Church. Blazoned with chevron sable and with difference of a martlet, per Vivian, p.35
  7. ^ Barkley arms identical to Potter arms, see Vivian pp.43,612. Escallops in place of cinqufoils per Pole, p.469
  8. ^ Location of this estate unknown
  9. ^ The mural monument survives in St Mary's Church, Totnes, Devon, to Christopher Blackall (1581-1633) of Hampsted in the parish of Totnes, and his four wives, see File:ChristopherBlackall Died1633 TotnesChurch Devon.jpg. Christopher Blackall (1581-1633) donated 50 books to Totnes Church, many of which were used by John Prince (1643–1723) in writing his Worthies of Devon
  10. ^ Vivian, p.111: "Warbrightley"; Risdon, p.66: "Warbrighsleigh", Warbrighsleigh Beacon (formerly known as "Warpsley" Beacon), today Stoodleigh Beacon, 1/2 mile N-E of which is "Waspley" Farm (Ordnance Survey map), 2 miles west of Stoodleigh Church; See: Vivian, p.400, mentioning Broughton of "Warpsley"
  11. ^ Vivian, p.112: Brown, Brownishilarshe; Risdon, p.271: Ilash; today apparently represented by West Browns and East Browns, about 1 mile S-W of Langtree village
  12. ^ Charles Frederick Burnard (1816-post 1894) of Chatsworth Lodge in the parish of Compton Gifford, near Plymouth, Devon, was Mayor of Plymouth in 1882 (Vivian, p.849)
  13. ^ Although Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde (d.1515) (whose wife was Anne Hankford the heiress of Annery, Monkleigh, Devon, and whose heraldry survives on a bench-end in Monkleigh Church) is known to have died without male progeny (the earldom descended to his distant male cousin), the family of Butler of Parkham submitted a pedigree to the heralds at the Heraldic Visitation of Devon of 1620 which claimed descent from a certain Humfridus Boteler de Annery (Vivian, p.104), whose identity is therefore uncertain. The arms however of Butler of Parkham are the arms of Butler, Earl of Ormond (Gules, three covered cups or) differenced with a field azure.
  14. ^ Wreath, per Pole, p.475: argent, per Vivian, p.127, of the first and second, i.e. or and sable
  15. ^ Location of Callard uncertain, however an ancient farmhouse of than name survives in the parish of Burrington (see listed building text [3])
  16. ^ Former seat of the Cockworthy family, today "Cogworthy" Farm
  17. ^ "Little Yarnscombe" per Pole, p.373
  18. ^ Pevsner, p.563
  19. ^ The inscribed mural monument of Raleigh Clapham (1587-1636), Apothecary, survives in St Peter's Church, Barnstaple. Image see [4]
  20. ^ The home from 1980-2005 of the son and heir of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, and today part of the Bolton Hall estate of the Duke of Devonshire
  21. ^ John Clement was a member of the Corporation of Plymouth in 1620 and married Judith Sparke, a sister of John Sparke (c. 1574–1640), MP, of The Friary, in the parish of St Jude, Plymouth, Devon (Vivian, pp.193, 856)
  22. ^ As blazoned by Sir William Pole (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.447 and as depicted quartered on monument of Lady Frances Bourchier (1587-1612), daughter of William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath (d.1623), in the Bedford Chapel at Chenies, Buckinghamshire.[5] The arms of Cogan (a branch of which later became known as Goggin) are variously blazoned elsewhere as oak leaves, aspen leaves, etc.
  23. ^ Pole, p.475
  24. ^ Pole, p.263
  25. ^ Pevsner, pp.233-4
  26. ^ http://www.witheridge-historical-archive.com/cutcliffe.htm
  27. ^ Location of Marland in parish of Petrockstowe per Vivian, p.497
  28. ^ Vivian, pp.274-5
  29. ^ Vivian, p.284, with obvious printer's error ("Az" in place of "Ar") in that the field is given erroneously as azure, with a fess also azure, in contravention of the "Rule of Tinctures", and would not show fully against the same background. Pole (p.480) gives the field as argent, but gives the location of the crescents incorrectly as on the fess. A relief-sculpted image of these arms survives on the large monument of John Chichester (died 1569) of Raleigh, Pilton, Devon, see image:File:HeraldicPanelChichesterMonumentPiltonDevon1569.JPG, which shows the correct arrangement of the crescents and estoiles, although the tincture of the field has been wrongly re-painted as or
  30. ^ Reed, Margaret A., Pilton, its Past and its People, Barnstaple, 1985, p.243
  31. ^ Richard Dyer c.1545/54 purchased Yarde from the Yarde family, whose longtime seat it had been, following their removal to Bradley (Risdon, p.176; Allan et al., p.244). His great-great-great-grandson was the botanist Richard Dyer (born 1651), a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, who inherited Yarde from his elder brother William Dyer (d.1714) and rebuilt it in 1718 (John Allan, Nat Alcock, David Dawson, West Country Households, 1500-1700, p.244 The Stained Hangings at Yarde Farm[6])
  32. ^ Location of Milbury unknown. Several streets in Exminster are named "Milbury"
  33. ^ Courant, per Pole, p.482
  34. ^ Pole, pp.158-9
  35. ^ Thomas Flay (d.1634) of Exeter, 2nd son of John Flay of Charlton, was Mayor of Exeter. A portrait of his wife Elizabeth Spicer was hanging in the Guildhall, Exeter, in 1895 (Vivian, p.343, note 3)
  36. ^ Polwhele, Richard, History of Devonshire, 3 Vols., London, 1793, Vol.3, p.460
  37. ^ Vivian's pedigree, p.385, shows a long history of baptisms, marriages and burials at Dean Prior of members of this family
  38. ^ Lysons, Daniel & Lysons, Samuel, Magna Britannia, Vol.6, Devonshire, London, 1822, p.333
  39. ^ Polwhele, Richard, History of Devonshire, 3 Vols., Vol.2, London, 1793, Vol.2, p.183
  40. ^ Gilbert: Argent, on a chevron gules three roses of the field. These are the ancient arms of the family, as evidenced on monuments in Marldon Church 1496 and 1530 and in Churston Ferrers Church c.1575 (Source: Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.886). In the 1620 Heraldic Visitation of Devon by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms, the following arms were allowed to Raleigh Gilbert (1584-1634) of Compton: Ermine, on a chevron sable three roses argent. (Source: Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.886). The family's arms are very confused, for example as given in Vivian, p.405: Or, on a chevron sable three roses of the field leaved proper a bordure gules. Pole, p.484, gives: Argent, on a chevron sable three roses of the field
  41. ^ Henry Harewood (d.1631) by his will donated £100 as the "Harewood Gift", a charity for the poor of South Molton (Report of the Commissioners Appointed ...: To Inquire Concerning Charities ..., 1825, pp.125-6 [7])
  42. ^ Pole, p.487; as seen on monument of Elize Hele (1560–1635) in Bovey Tracey Church
  43. ^ The family of Hext resided at a place named "Kingston", which although Pole (d.1635) suggests (almost as a post scriptum) is Kingston in the parish of Staverton ("At Kingston their also dwelled Thomas Hext in King Edw 4 tyme" (Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.277), cannot be reconciled with the well documented contemporaneous tenure of Kingston, Staverton, by the Barnhous family, whose heiress is known to have married John Rowe of Totnes. (During the reign of King Edward IV (1461-1483) "Kingston" was the seat of Thomas Hext, (Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.277; Vivian, p.484, pedigree of Hext of Kingston) one of whose daughters, Agnes Hext, married Sir Lewis Pollard (Vivian, p.598, pedigree of Pollard) (c.1465-1526) of Grilstone in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, Devon, Justice of the Common Pleas from 1514 to 1526 (Hoskins, W.G., A New Survey of England: Devon, London, 1959 (first published 1954), p.338) and a MP for Totnes in 1491) There is however a parish and village named Kingston in South Devon, about 14 miles south-west of Kingston, Staverton, and Thomas Hext "of Kingston", the first member of the family recorded in the Heraldic Visitations of Devon, married a member of the Fortescue family of Whympston, Modbury, about 2 1/2 miles north-west of the village of Kingston.
  44. ^ Today, see Shilston Barton or Shilstone near Modbury. Sir Robert Hill jCP of Shilston and Houndstone, the father of Robert Hill Sheriff of Devon was kinsman to Sir John Hill jKB of Hill's Court, Exeter and Houndstone, the father of Robert Hill of Spaxton MP
  45. ^ In the parish of Combe-in-Teignhead per Lysons, Magna Britannia, Vol.6, p.135
  46. ^ Burke's General Armory, 1884, p.515; Pole, p.488; the blazon in Vivian, p.490, appears confused, producing an image thusFile:HodyArms.png
  47. ^ Pole, p.282-3; Risdon, p.160
  48. ^ Sir John Hody (d.1441) of Pilsdon in Dorset and Stowell, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, married Margaret Cole, heiress of Nethway (Pole, pp.282-3)
  49. ^ This family was descended from Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holand (c. 1283 – 1328), son of Sir Robert de Holland of Upholland, Lancashire (See Vivian, p.475)
  50. ^ Not to be confused with arms of Holway of Holway, Tor Bryan, Devon (see Pole, p.488)
  51. ^ Risdon, pp.157-8; Pole, p.284
  52. ^ Thomas Hunt (d.1548) was thrice Mayor of Exeter (Vivian, p.494)
  53. ^ For Hams as the seat of Hunt see: Jones, Mary, History of Chudleigh, 1852
  54. ^ Vivian, p.502, p.502, footnote, as appears on the Risdon monument in Westdown Church, Devon also in St Giles-in-the-Wood Church, Devon
  55. ^ "Stralling" (Vivian, p.504), location unknown; ? Stalling Thorne in the parish of Huntsham ?
  56. ^ Vivian, p.510 adds a bordure engrailed of the second. No such border is visible in any of the many depictions of the Kelloway arms surviving in the churches of Dolton, Iddisleigh, and Dowland; However, the bordure does appear in the Kelloway arms shown in Branscombe Church, Devon, on the Mural monument to Joan Tregarthin (d.1583) widow successively of John Kelloway of Cornwall and John Wadham (d.1578) of Merifield, Ilton, Somerset and Edge, Branscombe. See File:JoanTregarthinMonument BranscombeChurch Devon.PNG
  57. ^ Vivian, p.517
  58. ^ Residence at Wonson per Baring-Gould, Sabine, An English Home, p.277, Scapegraces
  59. ^ John Lante (d.1614) was Mayor of Exeter and has a monument in Exeter Cathedral (Vivian, p.523)
  60. ^ Richard Lee (d.1620) of Totnes was Mayor of Totnes in 1620 (Vivian, p.527)
  61. ^ The Lippincotts in England and America, Edited from the Genealogical Papers of the Late James S. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1909, p.8 [8]
  62. ^ In 1620 Anthonie Longe (born 1597) was a servant of the Earl of Bath (Vivian, p.532) at Tawstock in North Devon. A junior branch of the prominent Long family (Vivian, p.532) of South Wraxall and Draycot Cerne in Wiltshire, descended from Robert Long (d.1447), MP
  63. ^ Pole, p.492
  64. ^ Mallet of Idsleigh (Vivian 1895, p. 545); as visible on monument to Sir Arthur Acland (d.1610) in Landkey Church
  65. ^ As generally blazoned; Vivian 1895, p. 552, Martyn of Oxton, gives three bars
  66. ^ The first member of this family (whose arms are a differenced version of FitzMartin, feudal barons of Barnstaple in Devon and Lords of Cemais in Wales) was Thomas Martin (d.1588) of Salisbury, Wiltshire, Mayor of Totnes, who married Christiana Savery of Totnes (Vivian, p.558)
  67. ^ Westcot in parish of Marwood per Pole, p.398
  68. ^ Pole, p.493, field argent; Vivian, p.574 azure
  69. ^ Pole, p.220
  70. ^ The Newcombe family of Chagford & Exeter, Peter R. Newcombe, 2005-17 [9]
  71. ^ Col.John Newton (d.1655) of Crabaton (mod: Crabadon) was a Royalist in the Civil War (Burke's General Armory). Difference of arms of Newton baronets of Barrs Court, Gloucestershire (1660), of which family Sir Isaac Newton claimed to be a member
  72. ^ In Clayhanger parish (not Combe Martin), see: Extract of 1785 will of Buckland Nutcombe Bluett of Nutcombe, Clayhanger and Holcombe Court, Holcombe Rogus, archives of North Devon Record Office, Reference: 1777 B/FW8 [10]
  73. ^ See: Passmore, Alfred E., The Pedigree of the Passmores of Passmore Hayes, Devon, 1929. Commissioned by Alfred E. Passmore from researcher Charles E. Bernau. West Country Studies Libray (ref S929.2PAS) and Tiverton Museum (ref TM/89/1375/1)[11]
  74. ^ Passmore Hayes, now a small cottage 3.75 miles N-NE of Tiverton, at the end of the farm track to Longhayne Farm, approaching the Town Leat in an eastward direction. Passmore Hayes was in the parish of Tiverton, per: The topographer: containing a variety of original articles ..., Volume 1 edited by Sir Egerton Brydges, p.142 [12]
  75. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.1761, pedigree of Passmore of Withyshaw
  76. ^ Several members of the Plumleigh family served as Mayor of Dartmouth
  77. ^ de Via arms, as also used by the Davie family of Creedy, Sandford, who claimed common origin with the Pollards from the de Way family, were quartered by Pollard with their escallop arms, (Prince, pp.284 (footnote), 783) but were sometimes used alone, as evidenced most notably by all the surviving Pollard monuments and ledger stones in Horwood Church
  78. ^ "Bingley" or "Bindley" (Vivian, p.609)
  79. ^ Hugh Potter (1596-1661/2) (eldest son and heir of Tobias Potter of Iddesleigh) was a lawyer of Lincoln's Inn and a member of the household of the Earl of Northumberland (Vivian, p.612)
  80. ^ Potter arms identical to Barkley arms, see Vivian pp.43,612
  81. ^ The Preston family of Devon was a junior branch of the de Preston family which during the reign of King Henry II (1154-1189) was seated at Preston Richard and Preston Patrick in Westmorland. On 1 April 1644 George Preston (of same ancient descent, same arms) was created a baronet "of Furness in the County of Lancaster". (Burke, Bernard, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies ..., 2nd ed, 1844, pp.424 et seq [13])
  82. ^ Members of this family include Richard Prouse (d.1608), Mayor of Exeter, and his son John Prouse (d.1624/5), Mayor of Exeter in 1620, whose memorial exists in Exeter Cathedral (Vivian, p.628, "MI")
  83. ^ per Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.498. Alternatively: Ermine, a chevron gules a chief azure fretty or (per Vivian, p.631, pedigree of Prye of Horwell). These arms are visible on the monument to John Wrey (d.1597) in Tawstock Church, Devon. John Wrey's son Edmond Wrey married Katherine Prye, daughter of Roger Prye of Horwell (Vivian, p.631)
  84. ^ This family was the heir of Coffin of Portledge, Alwington, Devon, and in 1796 assumed the additional surname and arms of Coffin, resulting in the name Pine-Coffin (Vivian, p.211)
  85. ^ Lauder, Rosemary, Devon Families, Tiverton, 2002, p.129, sold by Savilles estate agent February 2017, £1.5M [14]
  86. ^ Welcombe is a parish near Hartland in North Devon, near the Cornish border. Other estates named "Welcombe" are listed in Pole, which may have been the residence of this family, with a very brief pedigree in Vivian, p.651 with no mention of parish. However, mention is made of Week St Mary (in Cornwall), 13 miles south of Welcombe near Hartland, and the Roache family originated in "Lesawnte" (Lezant?, Cornwall. Lysons, Magna Britannia, Cornwall, Extinct Gentry, states: "Roche or De la Rupe of Roche — traced to the reign of Richard I. Hals says, that this family became extinct, in the male line, in 1357; that Sir William Blundell, husband of the heiress, took the name of Roche, which continued till the reign of Henry VIII., when the last of the family left four daughters, three of whom married Fortescue, Penkevil, and Boscawen. The Roches had married heiresses of Trevelyan and Page, and a coheiress of Durant. Arms of Roche: — Sab. three roaches, two, one, nayant, Argent." The Devon family used a crescent as the difference of a second son. The name was thus Latinized to de (la) Rupe (Lat: rupes-is, "rock") "from the rock", inspired by the French word la roche, le rocher, "rock", from degraded Latin rocca, recorded in use 980 AD (Larousse Lexis, Paris, 1979, p.1654) from which the English word "rock" (Collins Dict)
  87. ^ townhouse of George Rolle (d.1552), where he died, comprising "messuage, garden and curtilage". It was held from the crown in burgage, worth 30 shillings. Details of Buckfast Place from his inquisition post mortem quoted in Byrne, Muriel St. Clare, (ed.) The Lisle Letters, 6 vols, University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1981, vol.1, Appendix 25, p.414. This house, later known as the "Abbot's Lodge", was destroyed in 1942 during World War II bombing. It had been the townhouse of the Abbot of Buckfast Abbey, which Abbey and much of its lands, apparently excluding the Abbot's Lodge, had been acquired following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Sir Thomas Denys (c.1477-1561) of Holcombe Burnell, whose eventual heir (by coincidence) was the Rolle family. It was at the Abbot's Lodge that the Grand Duke of Tuscany was entertained by Sir John Rolle in 1669 and it remained in the Rolle family until 1737 when it was sold to the Rev. John Heskett.(Source:[15]) A photograph of the arms of Sir Henry Rolle (1545-1625) in this building taken shortly before its destruction survives in: Devon Notes & Queries, Vol.9, 1916-17, pp.97-9: "Armorial Bearings at the Abbot's Lodge", The Close, Exeter. Image see: File:SirHenryRolle (1545-1625) 1602Arms AbbotsLodge CathedralClose Exeter.jpg
  88. ^ Vivian, p.517, inherited from Roope by Kirkham
  89. ^ Monuments to the Roope family of Townstal exist in St Clement's Church, Dartmouth and in St Petrox's Church, Dartmouth (Pevsner, pp.324,322)
  90. ^ Lysons, Daniel & Lysons, Samuel, Magna Britannia, Vol.6, Devonshire, London, 1822 [16]
  91. ^ No such parish as "Holford" appears to exist. This seat (called Goddeford by Pole, p.201 and Godeford by Risdon, p.41) is possibly one of two places: Gosford (today Gosford Farm) near the hamlet of Taleford, about 2 miles SE of Awliscombe; Godford, about 1/4 mile NW of Awliscombe. Awliscombe was in the Hundred of Hemyock
  92. ^ These are the arms of Thorne of Thorne in the parish of Holsworthy, Devon, with difference of a bordure engrailed, with additional difference of a crescent for a second son. The family was descended from Degorie Thorne (second son of John Thorne of Thorne) who (circa 15th c.) married Margaret Seccombe, daughter and heiress of Thomas Seccombe of Seccombe, Devon
  93. ^ As depicted in stained glass in east window of Shute Church, Devon, impaled by arms of Pole of Shute, representing the marriage of Sir Courtenay Pole, 2nd Baronet (1619-1695) and Urith Shapcott, daughter of Thomas Shapcott of Shapcott in the parish of Knowstone, Devon. Elsewhere the arms are shown with a chevron or (Barnstaple Church on Tucker monument), or without chevron (in Knowstone Church and in Molland Church). (Pole (Vivian 1895, pp. 603), Shapcott (Vivian 1895, pp. 677), blazoned with chevron or)
  94. ^ John Shapleigh (d.1628) of Totnes was Mayor of Dartmouth and twice Mayor of Totnes. His monument is in St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth (Vivian, p.678, "MI"). No connection is known to John Shapleigh (died 1414) of Exeter, MP, father of John Shapleigh (fl. 1414–1427), of Exeter, MP
  95. ^ William Sharpe (fl.1620) of Tiverton (3rd son of Robert Sharpe, a merchant in the City of London, by his wife Jeliane Mallory, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Richard Mallory, Lord Mayor of London in 1564) married Alice Woolton, a daughter of John Woolton, Bishop of Exeter. (Vivian, p.679)
  96. ^ Risdon, p.46; Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.529; Vivian, p.680; Rogers, William Henry Hamilton, The Dorset chapel and Knightstone; Bonville and Sherman; Ottery St. Mary, Notes and Queries for Somerset anmd Dorset, Vol.7, 1901, pp.187-91,235-43,322. Reprinted in his Archaeological Papers Relating to the Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Hants and Devon, 1902
  97. ^ Ley in the parish of Plympton St Mary, per Prince, John, (1643–1723) The Worthies of Devon, 1810 edition, London, pp.713, 715-6 (note 1)
  98. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.502. As seen on 1714 mural monument to Sir Bevil Grenville (d.1643), husband of Grace Smith (a daughter of Sir George Smith (died 1619) of Madworthy-juxta-Exeter and Madford House, Exeter, Devon, MP for Exeter in 1604, three times Mayor of Exeter), in Kilkhampton Church, Cornwall; Vivian, p.691, appears to have ascribed to this family the wrong arms, namely those of Smith of Dartmouth (Vivian, p.693) and Smith of Totnes
  99. ^ As seen impaled by Wrey on monument to John I Wrey (d.1597) in Tawstock Church, Devon. Wrey's son John II Wrey was the 3rd husband of Eleanor Smith, daughter of Bernard Smith (d.1591) of Totnes. Arms of Smith of Totnes given by Pole, p.502, as: Barry undé of six argent and azure on a chief gules three barnacles or(Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.502) Given incorrectly by Vivian, p.691 as arms of Smyth of Exeter, whose arms were: Sable, a fess cotised between three martlets or (Pole, p.502 and as visible on mural monument to Sir Bevil Grenville (d.1645) in Kilkhampton Church)
  100. ^ Pole, p.263, Vivian, p.704
  101. ^ The junior branch of the Kelloway family of Stafford/Stowford, Dolton, which settled at nearby Dowland changed its surname to Stafford but retained the paternal arms of Kelloway. See Vivian, p.510, footnote
  102. ^ Vivian, p.510 adds a bordure engrailed of the second. No such border is visible in any of the many depictions of the Stafford/Stoford/Stowford/Kelloway arms surviving in the churches of Dolton, Iddisleigh, and Dowland; However, the bordure does appear in the Kelloway arms shown in Branscombe Church, Devon, on the Mural monument to Joan Tregarthin (d.1583) widow successively of John Kelloway of Cornwall and John Wadham (d.1578) of Merifield, Ilton, Somerset and Edge, Branscombe. See File:JoanTregarthinMonument BranscombeChurch Devon.PNG
  103. ^ For "Strashleigh" see: Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.356. For its location in the parish of Ermington see: Vivian, p.157
  104. ^ Rogers, William Henry Hamilton, Memorials of the West, Historical and Descriptive, Collected on the Borderland of Somerset, Dorset and Devon, Exeter, 1888, pp.229-31 [17]
  105. ^ Pole, p.360, pedigree agrees in part to Vivian, p.727, pedigree of Thorne of Thorne
  106. ^ Pole, p.505, fists argent; Vivian, p.730, fists proper
  107. ^ Per Vivian, p.738; Pole gives the blazon as: Argent, a bridge gules arched with a flag on the top (Pole, p.505)
  108. ^ The "steward of the court of the Earl of Bedford" at Werrington (then in Devon, now in Cornwall) in about 1600 was John Twiggs, whose family pedigree is included in the 1620 Heraldic Visitation of Devon. (Vivian, p.742, pedigree of "Twiggs of Werrington"). John Twiggs's grandson was Richard Twiggs "of Werrington", whose son was Benjamin Twiggs (1616-c.1678/9) "of Werrington", who both described themselves as "of Werrington" in their wills.(Richard Twiggs (will dated 1625/6, CRO AP/T/449 Benjamin Twiggs (born 1616 (aged 4 in 1620), will dated 1678/9, CRO AP/T/1221)[http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Par_new/t_z/pdfs/werrington_wills.pdf
  109. ^ As seen on monument in Brixham Church, blazoned incorrectly as a cross flory in Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.743. Blazoned as cross sarcelly (cercelée) (similar to cross moline) by Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.506
  110. ^ Pole, p.306
  111. ^ Arms as visible on monument (transcript Chope, R. Pearse, The Book of Hartland, Torquay, 1940, p.144) in Hartland Church to John Velly (1617-1694), during the Civil War a Captain-Lieutenant to Sir Robert Cary (1610–1675), lord of the nearby manor of Clovelly, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Charles II, whose mural monument survives in Clovelly Church
  112. ^ Seats per Chope, R.Pearse, The Book of Hartland, Torquay, 1940, pp.144, 198
  113. ^ Vivian, p.746
  114. ^ Arms granted in 1616 to Rev. Robert Wakeman (1576-1629), Doctor of Divinity, Parson of Beer Ferrers and Charleton in Devon, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1596, Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral 1616 (Wakeman, Robert, P., Wakeman Genealogy 1630-1899, Meriden, Connecticut, 1900, p35 [18])
  115. ^ Richard Waltham (1560-1632) of Trehill, was Recorder of Exeter 1628-32. His elder brother Jeffrie Waltham (1558-1626) of Exeter, was Mayor of Exeter in 1613 and 1626 and was married to Katherin Duck, a sister of Nicholas Duck (1570-1628), Recorder of Exeter (Vivian, pp.772;309); Their aunt Katherin Waltham was the mother of the Devon historian Thomas Westcote (c.1567-c.1637). (Vivian, pp.772;778)
  116. ^ Pole, p.506, who blazons the arms as Gules, a chevron between three fishes naiant argent, thus with chevron argent not or and with the unnamed fish naiant not hauriant. These arms of Waye of Marsh are however sculpted (without tinctures) quartered by Kirkham of Blagdon in the 16th century Kirkham Chantry of Paignton Church, and show a chevron with fish hauriant, as per Vivian's blazon. Nicholas Kirkham (d.1516) of Blagdon married Jane Waye, daughter and heiress of Robert Waye of Marsh (Vivian, p.516, pedigree of Kirkham). These are similar to the arms displayed in Exeter Guildhall, Devon, of "John Waye, Sheriff (of Exeter) 1541", shown as Gules, three lucies hauriant in fess argent. They should be distinguished from the completely different arms of Way of St Giles-in-the-Wood, near Great Torrington in Devon, often called "de Via" (i.e. literally "from the way") arms, apparently later adopted by the Pollard family of Way and also by the Davie family (Davy baronets) of Creedy, Devon, which claim their original surname as de Via.
  117. ^ Marsh in parish of Newton St Cyres per Prince, John, (1643–1723) The Worthies of Devon, 1810 edition, London, p.554
  118. ^ Arms of "Treawin of Weare Giffard" per Pole, p.505; Arms of "Weare of Clyst Honiton" per Vivian, p.774. Quartered by Fortescue of Weare Giffard and Filleigh, see monumental brass in Filleigh Church of Richard Fortescue (c. 1517–1570)
  119. ^ William Henry Hamilton Rogers, Memorials of the West, Historical and Descriptive, Collected on the Borderland of Somerset, Dorset and Devon, Exeter, 1888, pp.226-7
  120. ^ Gray, Todd, (ed.), Devon Household Accounts, 1627–59, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Part I, 1995, p.xxxvii The Willougby Family and the Accounts of Leyhill
  121. ^ John Withie of Berry Narbor married Joane Jewel, a sister of John Jewel (1522-1571), Bishop of Salisbury, born at Bowden in the parish of Berry Narbor (Vivian, pp.814, 505)
  122. ^ Vivian, p.793: Wolecot in parochia de Thrustelton
  123. ^ Pole, p.394
  124. ^ Re Orchard, see: Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, pp.535,613, who places it in parish of Thrushelton (near Lew Trenchard). The Visitations are clear this family resided in the parish of Lew Trenchard, and various monuments of the family exist in that parish church ("MI" per Vivian, p.799).
  125. ^ James Woodrouffe (d.1609) of Barnstaple was Mayor of Barnstaple in 1605 (Vivian, p.802; Lamplugh, Lois, Barnstaple: Town on the Taw, South Molton, 2002, p.156). His first wife was Jone Worth, a daughter of Pawle Worth, thrice Mayor of Barnstaple in 1577, 1592 and 1603, who signed a letted dated 8 April 1588 concerning the town's objection to having been ordered by the Privy Council to provide an excessive number of ships to meet the Spanish Armada. (Lamplugh, pp.50,156)
  126. ^ Blazon per Pole, p.509; These arms are visible on several escutcheons in Washfield Church. The arms are blazoned incorrectly as beaked and legged gules in Vivian, p.805, pedigree of Worth
  127. ^ Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of King Henry VIII (1509-1547) John Wotton purchased the estate of Inglebourne from the crown, previously a possession of Buckfastleigh Abbey (Risdon, p.165)
  128. ^ Phillip Wyatt (d.1592) was steward and Town Clerk of Barnstaple, near Braunton. He had several sons, of whom Adam Wyatt (d.1611) was Town Clerk of Barnstaple from 1586 and left a detailed diary which provides valuable information on the town at this period. The identity of the diarist as Adam Wyatt was made by the Devon historian Todd Gray, although traditionally the diarist was thought to have been his brother Philip Wyatt (d.1608) (Lamplugh, Lois, Barnstaple: Town on the Taw, South Molton, 2002, p.45). Their elder brother Hugh Wyatt of Shillingford, married Lady Mary Bourchier, a daughter of John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath (1499-1561), of nearby Tawstock Court, a highly influential figure in Barnstaple. Another brother, Thomas Wyatt, married Margaret Risdon, an aunt of Tristram Risdon (d.1640) the Devon historian. (Vivian, pp.823, 107, 648). Pole, p.508, gives the arms of "Wiatt of Shillingford" slightly differently as: Azure, a chief gules over-all a horse-brake (barnacle) argent
  129. ^ The Bindon branch of Wyke used their maternal arms of Burnell, having inherited that estate from an heiress of that family (Pole, p.243; Woodger, L.S., biography of Wyke, Roger (d.c.1467), of Bindon in Axmouth, Devon, published in History of Parliament: House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993 [19])
  130. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.507
  131. ^ Arms inherited from the Bushel family of Bradley/Teignwick (Pole, p.472)
  132. ^ Gray, Todd & Rowe, Margery (Eds.), Travels in Georgian Devon: The Illustrated Journals of The Reverend John Swete, 1789-1800, 4 vols., Tiverton, 1999, Vol 2, p.164; Pevsner, p.556
  133. ^ Swete, Vol.2, p.164
  134. ^ Per research conducted by Sheila Yeo of the Yeo Society [20], based on stained glass depictions of Yeo arms in churches of Petrockstowe (Yeo of Heanton Satchville) and Hatherleigh (Yeo of Hatherleigh) both in Devon. The ducks are described as of various breeds by different sources. Heraldic sources give contradictory tinctures: Argent, a chevron between three shovelers sable (Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.834) and Argent, a chevron between three mallards azure (Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.510)
  135. ^ The return made in 1620 to the heralds was signed by Robert Yonge (d.1636) of Colebrooke, 4th son of Thomas Younge of Sturminster Newton in Dorset. Robert's nephew was Thomas Yonge (of Child, Ockford) who married Bridget Seymer, a sister of Sir Robert Seymer (d.1624) of Hanford in Dorset, a Teller in the King's Exchequer, knighted at Greenwich Palace on 19 February 1619 (Burke, John, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2 (M-Z), London, 1846, p.1216 [21])
  136. ^ Kelly's Directory of Devon, 1902
  137. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, pp.467-510

References[edit]

  • Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., ed. (1895). The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620. Exeter.