Downs Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) or Downes – (Downes, co. Chester). Sa. a buck lodged ar. Crest—A buck, as in the arms.
2) or Downes – (Evenwood, co. Durham). Same Arms, in the sinister chief quarter a cinquefoil of the last for diff.
3) or Downes – (Debnam, and Great Melton, co. Suffolk). (Reg. Ulster’s Office). (quartered by Mitford, through Osbaldeston and Wentworth. Coll. Arms. Lon.). Ar. three palets wavy gu. a mullet for diff. Crest—A wolf’s head ar. charged with a mullet.
4) or Downes – Sa. a buck springing ar. attired or.
5) or Downes – Vert a buck couchant ar. Crest—A buck’a head erased ppr.
6) or Downes – (quartered by Dennis, of Orleigh, co. Devon. Visit. 1620). Ar. on a bend cotised sa. three cinquefoils or.
7) or Downes – (Shrigley, co. Chester). (Taxall, co Chester; derived from Robert de Downes, temp. King John). Ancient Arms—Sa. a stag lodged ar. a bordure or, semee of quatrefoils sa. Later Arms—The same without the border.
8) or Downes – (Wardley, co. Lancaster). Same Arms. Crest—A stag’s head erased gu. armed or.
9) or Downes – Or, on a bend betw. two. lions ramp. sa. three martlets ar.
10) or Downes – Ar. a buglehorn sa.
11) or Downes – (Panter-Downes, Edward Downes Panter-Downes, Esq., R.N.). Sa. a stag lodged ar. attired and unguled or.
12) or Downes – (Cowley, co. Gloucester. John Downes, of Cowley, temp. Henry VIII., m. Juliana Merry, of Cheltenham, visit. Berks, 1665). Az. a stag couchant ar. Crest—A stag’s head gu. attired or.
13) or Downes – (Windsor, co. Berks. George Downes, of Windsor, b. 1584. 6th son of John Downes, of Cowley, co. Gloucester. Visit. Berks, 1665). Same Arms and Crest.

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