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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Grimston Garth and Kilnwick, both in the East Riding co. York). Ar. on a fesse sa. three mullets of six points or, pierced gu. Crest—A stag’s head, with a ring round the neck, ar. Motto—Faitz proverount.
2) (Bradfield, co. Essex, bart., extinct 1700. Mary, sister of the last bart., m. Sir Capel Luckyn, Bart., of Messinghall, whose grandson, William Luckyn, assumed the surname of Grimston, and was ancestor of the Earls of Verulam). Ar. on a fesse sa. three mullets of six points pierced or, in the dexter chief point an erm. spot. Crest—A stag’s head erased ppr. attired or. Motto—Mediocria firma.
3) (Earl of Verulam). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a fesse sa. three mullets of six points pierced or, in the dexter chief point an erm. spot, for Grimston; 2nd, sa. a fesse dancettee betw. two leopards’ faces or, for Luckyn; 3rd, ar. three buglehorns sa., for Forrester. Crest—A stag’s head erased ppr. attired or. Supporters—Dexter, a stag reguard. ppr. attired or; sinister, a griffin reguard. or. Motto—Mediocria firma.
4) (co. Devon). Ar. a chev. betw. three boars’ heads sa.
5) (quartered by Hillersdon, of Memland, co. Devon. Visit. 1620). Ar. a chev. betw. three boars’ beads couped sa.

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