Downing Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (East Hatley, co. Cambridge, bart., extinct 1764). (Ballintoy Castle, Ireland; descended from Col. Adam Downing, 2nd brother of Sir George Downing, 1st bart. of East Hatley). (Fun. Ent. of John Downing, buried at St. Werburgh’s Church, Dublin, 30 Sept. 1617). Barry of ten ar. and vert, over all a griffin segreant or. Crest—An arm embowed in armour, tied round the wrist with a bow ar. holding in the hand ppr. a broad arrow or, feathered and headed of the first.
2) (co. Norfolk). Same Arms. Crest—A bear’s head couped in fesse.
3) (Pynest, co. Essex). Gu. a fesse vair betw. two lions pass. guard. erm. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet a swan or.