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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Abingdon Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Abingdon, co. Cambridge, Whichenford, Brokhampton, and Hindlip, co. Worcester: the heiresses were Mary, wife of Walter Compton, of Hartpury; Francis, wife of John Branthwaite; and Elizabeth, m. to Francis Fountain, Esq.). Ar. on a bend gu. three eagles displ. or, beaked and legged az. Crest—An eagle close or.
2) (Dowdeswell, co. Gloucester, granted 1595, to Anthony Abinton, gentleman-usher to Queen Elizabeth, Ad. MS. B. M., 14,295).
3) Ar. on a bend gu. three eagles displ. or, an annulet of the second. Crest—A hand and arm, couped at the shoulder, in armour, garnished or, embowed fesseways, holding in the hand an ancient mace, handled sa. headed and studded gold, girt round the arm near the shoulder with a sash tied in a bow ar. fringed of the first.
4) Ar. a cross patonce betw. five martlets sa.
5) (Dowdeswell, co. Gloucester, granted 1595, to Anthony Abinton, gentleman-usher to Queen Elizabeth, Ad. MS. B. M., 14,295). 6) Ar. on a bend gu. three eagles displ. or, an annulet of the second. Crest—A hand and arm, couped at the shoulder, in armour, garnished or, embowed fesseways, holding in the hand an ancient mace, handled sa. headed and studded gold, girt round the arm near the shoulder with a sash tied in a bow ar. fringed of the first.
7) (Dorsetshire). Ar. on a bend cottised sa. three eagles displ. of the field in the sinister chief point an escallop sa.

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References

  • 1 The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313
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  • 15 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Martlet
  • 16 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P79