Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Clifton and Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster; descended from William de Clifton, one of the collectors of the aids for the county of Lancaster temp. Henry III., and now represented by John Talbot Clifton, Esq., of Clifton, and Lytham: Sir Thomas Clifton, of Westby and Clifton, was created a bart. 1642, and d.s.p.m., 1694). Crest—A dexter arm embowed in armour holding a a sword, all ppr. Motto—Mortem aut triumphum.
2) (Clifton Hall, co. Nottingham, bart. Title dormant since 1869). Sa. a lion ramp. within an orle of cinquefoils ar. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet gu., a demi peacock, per pale ar. and sa., the wings expanded, counterchanged. Motto—Tenez le droit.
3) (Clifton Hall, co. Notts; exemplified to Robert Henry Markham, Esq., on assuming, by royal licence dated 6 Aug, 1849 the name of Clifton instead of Markham). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a lion ramp, within an orle of cinquefoils ar., for Clifton; 2nd and 3rd, az. on a chief erminois a demi lion issuant betw. two crosses pattee gu., for Markham. Crests—Clifton: Out of a ducal coronet gu. a demi peacock per pale ar. and sa.; Markham: A lion sejant guard. winged or, with a glory round the head ar. semee of crosses pattee gu., and supporting an ox yoke gold. Motto—Tenez le droit.
4) (Lord Clifton; John de Clifton was summoned to Parliament 1376-88; title in abeyance). Chequy or and gu. over all a bend erm.
5) (Bokenham, co. Norfolk). Same Arms, on the bend a fleur-de-lis sa. for diff.
6) (Toftrey, co. Norfolk). Same Arms, on the bend a mullet sa. for diff.
7) (Cheshire). Az. on a bend ar. three mullets pierced gu.
8) (Hodstock). Ar. a lion saliant, tail forked sa.
9) (Kent). Sa. on a bend ar. three mullets gu.
10) The same Arms. Crest—An arm lying fesseways vested ar. holding in the hand ppr. a hawk ar.
11) (cos. Lancaster and York). Ar. on a bend sa. three mullets of the first. Crest—An arm embowed in armour ppr. garnished or, holding in the gauntlet a sword ar. hilt gold.
12) (London, cos. Herts and Middlesex). Sa. on a bend ar. three mullets gu. in the sinister chief a fleur-de-lis or.
13) (Barrington, co. Somerset). Sa. a lion ramp. betw. eight cinquefoils and a trefoil in chief slipped ar.
14) (co. York). Ar. a lion ramp. sa. armed gu. within an orle of eight cinquefoils of the second.
15) (Sheriff of Norfolk, temp. Henry VI.). Sa. semee of cinquefoils and a lion ramp. or, within a bordure sa. verdoy of trefoils ar.
16) Sa. a lion ramp. ar. langued and armed gu. within a bordure of the second, charged with eight trefoils, slipped of the field.
17) (arms in a window in Dorchester Church, co. Oxford. Visit. Oxon). Sa. a lion ramp. ar. debruised by a bend gu.
18) Ar. a lion ramp. az. armed gu.
19) Gu. a lion ramp. ar. crowned or.
20) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three roses gu.
21) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three cinquefoils gu.
22) The same, within a bordure gobonated or and az.
23) Gu. five bendlets ar.
24) Gu. billettee a lion ramp. ar.
25) Ar. a lion ramp. az. debruiscd with a bendlet or.
26) (quartered by Bromley, in Harl. MS., 1507). Ar. on a fesse sa. betw. six fleurs-de-lis gu., three cross crosslets or.