Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Nash Court, co. Kent; the co-heirs of Thomas Hawkins, Esq., of Nash Court, d. 1800, were 1st, Bridget, m. Lord Teynham; 2nd, Mary, m. Sir Edward Knatchbull, Bart.; 3rd, Anne, m. Lieut.-Colonel Woodroffe, of Poyle Park, co. Surrey; 4th, Eleanor, m. Henry Goold, brother of Sir George Goold, 2nd bart. Colonel Woodroffe left an only dau. and heiress, Mary Theresa, m. Francis Harold Duncombe, of H.M. 74th regt.). Ar. on a saltire sa. five fleurs-de-lis or, quartering, az. a chev. betw. three demi lions ramp. or, for Hames. Crest—On a mount vert a hind lodged or.—“In Edward the Third’s reign,” says Barnes, “when the French King, John, was a prisoner in England, the King of Navarre declared war against the kingdom of France, and collected men-at-arms from all parts, for he paid them largely out of the treasures he had amassed. The Navarrois took the towns and castles of Creil-upon-Oise, Herielle, and Mauconseil; after the taking of the Castle of Mauconseil, it was garrisoned with three hundred men, under the command of Rasigois, of Derry, an Irishman; Franklin and Hawkins, two squires of England, A.D. 1358.” The origin of the arms is derived, most likely, from this expedition, the saltire being used as a scaling ladder, and the fleurs-de-lis being on the standard of France, which was taken from the castle of Mauconseil.
2) (The Gaer, co. Monmouth, and Tredunnock, same co.). Ar. on a saltire sa. five fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—On a mount vert a hind lodged or. Motto—Toujours pret.
3) (Kelston, co. Somerset, bart.). Ar. on a saltire engr. sa. five fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—On a mount vert a hind lodged or. Motto—Pro Deo et rege.
4) (Trewithan, co. Cornwall, bart., extinct 1829). Per saltire or and ar. on a saltire sa. five fleurs-de-lis of the first, a bordure gobony or and of the third. Crest—A cubit arm erect vested ar. charged with two fleurs-de-lis in pale az. holding in the hand ppr. a baton or, tipped sa.
5) (Pennans, co. Cornwall). Per pale ar. and or, on a saltire sa. a lozenge charged with a fleur-de-lis gu. betw. four others or.
6) (Plymouth; borne by Sir John Hawkins, the naval commander, temp. Queen Elizabeth; granted by Harvey, Clarenceux, anno 8 Elizabeth, 1565: Sir John Hawkins was b. in 1520, the son of William Hawkins, Esq., of Plymouth, and grandson of John Hawkins, Esq., of Tavistock). (Thomas Hawkins, Esq., of Sharpham Park, co. Somerset, great-great-grandson of the Rev. Nathaniel Hawkins, Vicar of Ashill, who is presumed to have been of the family of the great naval commander, Sir John Hawkins). (Norton, co. Devon; descended from the family of Sir John Hawkins, the navigator). Sa. on a point wavy a lion pass. or, in chief three bezants: in 1571 an addition was granted by Cook, Clarenceux, viz., on a canton or, an escallop betw. two palmers’ staves sa. Crest (granted with the first of these coats, in token of a remarkable victory over the Moors)—A demi Moor ppr. bound and captive, with annulets on his arms and ears or.
7) (Lewell, co. Dorset). Sa. on the waves of the sea ppr. a lion pass. or, in chief three bezants. Crest—A demi naked man ppr. wreathed about the temples ar. and az. the hands extended and manacled at each arm, with a rope passing behind his back all also ppr.
8) (co. Devon). Az. a chev. erm. betw. three oak slips or.
9) (co. Kent). Sa. a lion pass. or, in chief three bezants.
10) (co. Gloucester, and Sherington, co. Hereford). Or, on a chev. betw. three cinquefoils az. as many escallops ar. on a chief per pale gu. and sa. a griffin pass. erm. Crest—A falcon’s head chequy ar. and sa. beaked or, betw. two wings expanded gu.
11) (co. Berks). Or, on a chev. betw. three cinquefoils az. as many escallops ar. on a chief gu. a griffin pass, of the field. Crest—A demi eagle ar.
12) Per pale or and az. a chev. betw. three lions ramp. counterchanged.
13) (Marsham, co. Berks). Or, on a chev. betw. three cinquefoils az. as many escallops ar. on a chief gu. a griffin pass, of the third.
14) (monument of Isaac Hawkins and Ann, his wife, d. 1727, in church of Burton-upon-Trent). Or, on a chev. gu. betw. three cinquefoils sa. three escallops ar. on a chief of the second a greyhound courant of the last, impaling Watson, barry of six ar. and gu. three crescents, two and one, erm. on a chief of the second two lances in saltire, tho heads broken off or.
15) (alias Edge). (co. Salop). Ar. a hawk ppr. beaked and legged or, standing on a staff couped and raguled vert.
16) (alias Fisher). (Hawkesnest, co. Warwick). Gu. a fesse vair betw. two falcons volant in chief and a dolphin embowed in base ar. a bordure engr. of the last. Crest—A dexter arm couped at the shoulder fesseways and erect from the elbow, habited vair, in the hand ppr. a falcon perched ar. beaked, legged, and belled or.
17) (Enniscorthy Castle, co. Wexford; granted to Anthony Hawkins, Esq., of that place). Per chev. ar. and vert a trefoil counterchanged betw. three hinds trippant ppr. a bordure gu. Crest—A falcon, wings addorsed gu. charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped or, and standing on a lure az. stringed gold.
18) (Fun. Ent. 1680, Alderman William Hawkins, of Dublin). Per chev. ar. and vert three hinds trippant ppr.
19) (Rathfriland, co. Down, descended from Alderman William Hawkins; of this family were John Hawkins, Ulster King of Arms, and his sons, James Hawkins, Bishop of Raphoe, and Sir William Hawkins, also Ulster). Same Arms. Crest—A falcon ppr. rising, belled or, perched on a lure gold. Motto—Providence with adventure.
20) (impalement Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1669). Ar. on a saltire sa. five fleurs-de-lis or.