Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (John Blades, Esq., of Broxwell Hall, co. Surrey, sheriff of London, 1812-13). Az. two swords in saltire ar. pommels and hilts or, surmounted of the Roman fasces paleways of the last axe-headed of the second interlaced with a double-chain collar gold; on a chief erm. a bee volant, betw. two star pagodas ppr. Crest—A demi tiger ramp. guard. couped, supporting with the paws a staff erect ppr. therefrom a banner flowing to the sinister az. fringed gold charged with two swords, fasces and collar as in the arms, from the heck, pendent by a blue ribbon, a star pagoda, also ppr.
2) (Yorkshire). Vert a saltire betw. four pheons ar. Crest—A talbot’s head erased sa.
3) Sa. three crescents ar.
4) Or, a chev. betw. three crescents az. Crest—A thistle vert flowered gu.
5) or Blades – (Ranby Hall, co. Notts, and High Paull and Beverley, co. York). Vert, a saltire betw. four pheons ar. on a chief or, a lion pass. gu. Crest—A talbot’s head erased sa. Motto—Pro Deo, rege, et patria.
6) (Oulton House, co. York). – Az. a chev. erm. in base a sword ar. hilt and pommel or, on a chief of the third a pale gu. charged with a garb of the fourth betw. two leopards’ faces gold. Crest—A demi leopard salient ppr. holding a sword, as in the arms.