Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Ness Strange, co. Salop; derived, through Thomas ap Llewelyn, from Einion Efell, Lord of Cynllaeth, in co. Denbigh, living 1182, son of Madoc, last prince of Powys-Fadoc). (Dolseran, co. Merioneth). Per fesse sa. and ar. a lion ramp. counterchanged. Crest—Within a wreath of the colours a lion ramp. as in the arms.
2) (Garth, co. Montgomery, bart.; Mary Cornelia, only child of Sir John Edwards, Bart., M.P., m. 1846, George Henry Robert Charles, Marquess of Londonderry). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, quarterly, gu. and or, a fess betw. four lions pass. guard. all counterchanged; 2nd and 3rd, sa. on a fess betw. a lion ramp, in chief ar. and a fleur-de-lis in base or, three snakes interlaced ppr. Crest—A lion pass. guard. per pale or and gu. resting the dexter paw on an escutcheon of the last charged with a nag’s head erased ar.
3) (Pyenest, co. York, bart.). Motto—Omne bonum Dei donum. Az. on a bend nebuly ar. cottised or, a fleur-de-lis betw. two martlets of the field. Crest—Out of a crown vallery or, a talbot's head ar. seme-de-lis az.
4) (co. Bedford). Ar. a chev. ermines betw. three nags’ heads erased sa.
5) (City of Bristol). Erm. a chev. per pale or and sa. Crest—An eagle displ az.
6) (Lelant, co. Cornwall; Thomas Edwards. Visit. 1620). Ermines an antelope ramp. or. Crest—An antelope ramp. sa. bezantee attired or.
7) (Trematon, Saltash, co. Cornwall). Motto—Perseverando. Per. chev. az. and or, in chief a cross crosslet betw. two garbs, and in base a garb betw. two cross crosslets all counterchanged.
8) (Farncott, co. Salop, formerly of Lea Castle, co. Salop, and of Chirk, co. Denbigh; descended from Tudor Trevor, a chieftain of the Marches of Wales). Per bend sinister erm. and ermines, over all a lion ramp. or. Crest—A man's head sidefaced in a helmet all ppr.
9) (Chirk, co. Denbigh, and Welham, co. Leicester). Same Arms. Crest—A lion's head erased per bend sinister erm. and ermines.
10) (Arlesey Bury, co. Bedford; William Bedford, Captain E. I. Company, son of Rev. William Foller Bedford, by Margaret, his wife, dau. of Richard Edwards, Esq., of Arlesey, assumed the name and arms of Edwards, by royal licence, 20 Nov. 1792, having succeeded to the estates of his maternal uncle, Richard Edwards, who d. 1789). Same Arms. Crests—1st: the Prince of Wales’ feathers surmounted by a heron plume; 2nd: An esquire’s helmet ppr.
11) (Northowran, co. York). Same Arms. Crest—A lion's head erased per bend sinister erm and ermines.
12) (Liddorne and Lea, co. Salop). Motto—A vyno Duw dervid. Same Arms. Crest—A man’s head sidefaced in a helmet all ppr.
13) (Exeter, co. Devon, and Taunton, co. Somerset; descended from Edwards, of Ludlow, co. Salop. Visit. Devon, 1620). Same Arms. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. bezantee attired and maned or.
14) (Brislington, co. Somerset). Same Arms. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a castle ar.
15) (Prestbury, co. Gloucester). Same Arms, a bordure engr. of the last. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a castle ar.
16) (Henslow, co. Bedford). Per bend sinister sa. and erm. a lion ramp. or. Crest—A helmet ppr. garnished or, thereon, on a wreath, a plume of feathers ar.
17) (Exeter). Same Arms. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. bezantee, maned, armed, and attired with two straight horns or.
18) (co. Somerset, Middle Temple, London, and Bristol). Same Arms, a border engr. or.
19) (Isle of Ely, and Portlade, co. Sussex. Arms from a monument in Wisbeach Church, to Thomas Edwards, High Bailiff of the Isle of Ely, temp. Queen Anne). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—On a ducal coronet ar. a tiger pass. or.
20) (Essex and Loudon). Ar. a fesse betw. six martlets sa.
21) (co. Flint). Gu. a chev. engr. betw. three boars' heads erased at the neck ar. Crest—A boar’s head erased, as in the arms.
22) (Shrewsbury, co. Salop). Same Arms. Crest—A man’s head in a helmet in profile all ppr.
23) (co. Salop). Same Arms, field az.
24) (co. Hereford; said to be derived from Edwards, Baron of Anglesey). Ar. a cross flory engr. betw. four Cornish choughs sa. armed gu. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a demi lion ramp. gu. holding in the dexter paw a sword ppr.
25) (cos. Salop and Huntingdon). Erm. a lion ramp gu. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. armed, tufted, maned, and double horned or.
26) (originally of Maes-yr-hen-llys, co. Denbigh, subsequently of Gouldgrieve, co. Flint, descended from Roderick the Great, King of Wales). Motto—Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon; which signifies, Everything with God, nothing without God. Gu. a chev. betw. three roses ar. the coat of Rhodri Mawr; and also the peculiar arms attached to the name, viz., sa. a stag tripping or, attired and unguled ar. on a chief of the same three falcons ppr., quartering Kynaston, of Hordley (which see). Crest—A lion's head erased ermines betw. two palm branches ppr.
27) (Old Court, co. Wicklow; confirmed by Carney, Ulster, 1683, to Richard Edwards, Esq., of co. Wicklow). Motto—Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon. Vert a stag pass, or, attired and unguled ar. (derived from the coat of Hedd Molwynog, seventh in descent from Rhodri Mawr), with, as an augmentation in 1680, on a chief ar. three falcons ppr., quartering Kynaston, Grey, Cherleton, Holland, and Plantagenet. Crest—A lion’s head erased erm. betw. two palm branches issuing.
28) (late of the Manor House, Bishop’s Lavington, co. Wilts; seated at Tilshead Manor, 20 Henry VIII., as appears from a MS. copy of a court roll of Sir Thomas Seymour under Elizabeth Ryperose, abbess of Wilton, the surname being then George, since then the name of Edwards has been adopted through an intermarriage). Or, on a chev. engr. betw. three heraldic tigers’ heads erased sa. as many falcons rising ppr.
29) (cos. Salop and Kent). Erm. a lion ramp. guard. gu. armed az. on a canton or, an eagle displ. with two necks sa. Crest—A unicorn sa. with two horns or.
30) (Tyrington, co. Norfolk, and London). Erm. a lion ramp. guard. az. on a canton gu. an eagle displ. with two necks or.
31) (Lord Mayor of London, 1679). Erm. a lion ramp. az. on a canton or, an eagle displ. sa.
32) (Reedham Hall, co. Norfolk, co. York, and London; James Edwards, son of Sir James Edwards, Knt., Lord Mayor of London, 1679, and grandson of William Edwards, of Welsh descent, who settled in co. York, was created a bart. 1691, extinct 1764). Erm. a lion ramp, guard, az. a canton or.
33) (London). Ar. a chev. gu. in chief two bucks' heads cabossed ppr. and in base on a mount an oak tree all ppr.
34) (London). Ar. a fesse ermines cotised sa. betw. three martlets of the last. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a tiger pass sa. maned of the first.
35) (London). Az. a bend vaire gu. and ar. cotised of the third, betw. two eagles displ. or. Crest—An eagle's head erased ppr. ducally gorged or.
36) (London). Az. on a bend betw. two cotises ar. three martlets gu. Crest—A talbot's head issuing out of a marquess's coronet.
37) (Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—A lion’s gamb couped and erect erm. grasping a goat's leg erased sa. armed or.
38) (Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke). Erm. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—On a mount vert a wivern ar.
39) (Llandaff House, co. Glamorgan). Per pale erm. and ermines a lion ramp. or, between two flaunches ar. each charged with a spear paleways sa., quartering sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar., for Richards. Crest—An oak tree, on the dexter side a gate ppr., on the sinister a lion ramp. against the tree gu.
40) (Ashill, co. Norfolk). (Hardingham Hall, co. Norfolk). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a fesse betw. three martlets sa. a cinquefoil or, for Edwards; 2nd, quarterly, gu. and ar. in the 1st and 4th quarters a cross potent or, for Cross; 3rd, per. chev. ar. and gu. a crescent counterchanged, for Chapman. Crest—A martlet sa. charged on the wing with a cinquefoil or. Motto—Quid leges sine moribus.
41) (Pentre, co. Montgomery, and Cilcen, co. Flint). Ar. a falcon, wings elevated ppr. belled, beaked, and legged or, holding in its dexter talon a martlet of the last, all within a bordure engr. or.
42) (cos. Lancaster and Denbigh; confirmed by Sir George Naylor in 1825 to Joshua Edwards, of Manchester). Motto—Duw ydi ein cryfdwr. Or, a pile az. and a chev. counterchanged betw. three horses’ heads erased of the second. Crest—On a mount vert a horse’s head erased or, charged on the neck with a chev. gu. betw. two branches of oak ppr.
43) (Toxteth Park, Liverpool, and Broughton, co. Lancaster). Motto—Over the crest: A vynno Duw dervid (what God wills will be accomplished); under the arms: Duw ydi ein cryfdwr (God is our strength). Same Arms. Crest—A man in complete armour resting the dexter hand on a sword, point downwards ppr., and supporting with the sinister hand a shield of the arms.
44) (Rhyl, North Wales). Ar. a cross flory engr. betw. four Cornish choughs sa. armed gu.
45) (Wales). Quarterly, or and gu. in each quarter a lion pass. guard. counterchanged. Crest—A lion pass. guard. or.
46) (Trematon Hall, near Saltash). Motto—Perseverando. Per chev. az. and or, in chief a cross crosslet betw. two garbs, and in base a garb betw. two crosses crosslet. all counterchanged. Crest—In front of two wheat stalks ppr. a griffin’s head erased per chev. or and az.
47) Ar. two chevronels sa. betw. three eagles’ heads erased gu. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a tiger pass. sa. maned and tufted gold.
48) (Rhyd-y-Gors, co. Carmarthen). Motto—Aspera ad virtutem est via. Quarterly, 1st, sa. a lion ramp. within an orle of cinquefoils or; 2nd, gu. a chev. or, betw. three bowers’ knots sa.; 3rd, sa. three bucks’ heads cabossed ar.; 4th, chequy or and sa. a fesse ar. Crest—A demi lion or, holding betw. the paws a bower's knot sa.
49) (Thomas Edwards, Esq., of Dublin; from the Fun. Ent. of Sir Edward Fisher, Knt., of Prospect, co. Wexford, d. Dec. 1631, whose wife was Alice, dau. of said Thomas Edwards). Ar. a chev. engr. az. fretty of the first betw. three Cornish choughs sa. beaked and legged gu.
50) (Baron Kensington). Motto—Garde la foi. Quarterly, lstand 4th, erm. a lion ramp. sa., for Edwardes; 2nd and 3rd, gu. a chev. betw. three crosses botony or. Crest—Upon a mount Vert a wyvern, wings expanded ar. Supporters—Two reindeer ppr. attired and unguled or.
51) (Shrewsbury, bart.). Motto—A vyno Duw dervid. Gu. a chev. engr. betw. three tigers’ heads erased at the neck ar. Crest—A man's head and shoulders affrontee in armour, the helmet open vizored ppr. garnished or.
52) (Rhyd-y-Gors, co. Carmarthen). Motto—Aspera ad virtutem est via. Quarterly, 1st, sa. a lion ramp. within an orle of cinquefoils or; 2nd, gu. a chev. or, betw. three bowers’ knots; 3rd, sa. three bucks’ heads caboshed ar.; 4th, chequy or and sa. a fesse ar. Crest—A demi lion or, holding betw. the paws a bower’s knot.
53) (Gileston Manor, co. Glamorgan). Mottoes—Vigilate, and Gardez la foi. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a chev. embattled and counter-embattled or, betw. three sea horses naiant ar.; 2nd and 3rd, erm. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—A bear’s paw, holding a battle axe ar.
54) (Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—A lion’s gamb couped and erect erm. grasping a goat's leg erased sa. armed or.