Beckford Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Fonthill, co. Wilts, descended from Col. Peter Beckford, Lieut.-Gov. of Jamaica, who d. 1710, and represented by the late William Beckford, Esq., the author of “Caliph Vathek,” only child and heir of Alderman William Beckford, Lord Mayor of London, 1762 and 1769). Per pale gu. and az. on a chev. ar. betw. three martlets or, an eagle displ. sa. within a bordure of the fourth charged with a double tresaure, flory and counterflory of the first. Crests—1st: A heron’s head erased or, gorged with a collar flory counterflory gu. in the beak a fish ar.; 2nd: Issuant out of a ducal coronet or, an oak tree fructed ppr. the stem penetrated transversely by a frame-saw also ppr. inscribed with the word “Through,” differenced by a shield pendent from a branch of the tree, charged with the Arms of Latimer. Motto—De Dieu tout.
2) (Basing Park, co. Hants). Same as Beckford, of Fonthill, without the bordure.
3) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three trefoils slipped vert.
4) Az. a chev. betw three martlets or.