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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Freke Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Ewern Courtney, co. Dorset; Robert Freke, Auditor of Treasury, temp. Henry VIII. and Queen Elizabeth). (Hannington, co, Wilts; descended from Ralph Freke, second son of Sir Thomas Freke, Knt., of Ewern Courtney). Sa. two bars or, in chief three mullets of the last.
2) (West Bilney, co. Norfolk, bart., extinct 1764; descended from William Freke, third son of Robert Freke, Esq., of Ewern Courtney, co. Dorset, Auditor of the Treasury, temp. Henry VIII. Grace, sister and heiress of Sir John Redmond Freke, bart., m. in 1741, the Hon. John Evans, second son of George, Lord Carbery). Same Arms. Crest—A bull’s head couped sa. attired, collared, and lined or.
3) (Evans-Freke, Baron Carbery). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. two bars or, in chief three mullets of the last, for Freke; 2nd and 3rd, ar. three boars’ heads couped sa., for Evans. Crests—1 st, Freke: A bull’s head couped at the neck sa. collared and chained or; 2nd, Evans: A demi lion ramp. reguard. or, holding betw. the paws a boar’s head, as in the arms. Supporters—Two lions reguard. or, ducally crowned az. Motto—Libertas.
4) (Hussey-Freke; exemplified to Ambrose Denis Hussey-Freke, Esq., of Hannington Hall, co. Wilts). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. two bars and in chief three mullets or, and for distinction a canton of the last, for Freke; 2nd and 3rd, barry of six erm. and gu. per pale counterchanged, on a canton of the second a cross patonce ar., for Hussey. Crests—1st, Freke: A bull’s head couped sa. collared and chained or, charged for distinction with a cross crosslet gold; 2nd, Hussey: A boot sa. spurred or, and turned over erm. surmounted by a heart ppr. supported by two arms embowed in armour, hands gauntleted also ppr.

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