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1) (Brecon; Sonning. co. Berks, 1688; and St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, 1768). Same Arms as Gwynne, of Trecastle. Crest—A dexter arm embowed in armour ppr. the gauntlet grasping a sword below the hilt in bend sinister ar. pommel and hilt or. Motto—Gogoniant yr clethaf (glory to the sword).
2) (Baron's Hall, co. Norfolk). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions ramp. or. Crest—A lion ramp. or.
3) (Garth, co. Brecon). Ar. three boars' heads sa.
4) (Dyffryn co. Glamorgan). Sa. a fesse or, betw. two swords, the point of that in chief upwards, the other downwards, both in pale ar. hilted of the second. Crest—A hand ppr. holding a dagger erect ar. hilted or, thrust through a boar’s head couped of the second. Motto—Vim vi repellere licet.
5) (Llandovery, co. Caermarthen). (Wadham College, co. Oxford, d. 20 Sept. 1683.) (John Gwynne, of Gwynne Vale House, Crickhowell, South Wales). Same Arms. Crest—A gauntlet, holding a sword ar. the point through a dragon’s head erased or, vulned ppr.
6) (Pont-y-corred, co. Brecon). Same Arms. Crest—a sword erect in pale ppr. point downwards, pierced through a boar's head sa.
7) (Glazbury and Newton, co. Brecon). Same Arms, field ar. swords gu.
8) (Maeslech, co. Brecon). Sa. a lion ramp. reguard. or.
9) (co. Derby). Az. a bend lozengy ar.
10) (Fakenham, co. Norfolk). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions saliant or.
11) (Abercrave, co. Brecon, and Baglan House, co. Glamorgan). Sa. a fesse or, betw. two swords, that in chief point upwards, the other downwards, both in pale ar. hilted of the second. Crest—A hand ppr. holding a dagger ar. hilted or, thrust through a boar's head couped of the second Motto—Vim vi repellere licet.
12) Or, a bordure vair. Crest—A cannon mounted ppr.
13) Or, on a chev. couched sinister betw. three birds sa. five mullets ar. Crest—A stag’s head erased ppr. betw. the attires a cross crosslet fitchee.
14) Gu. a lion ramp. within a bordure engr. or.
15) (Ford Abbey, co. Devon). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. ar., for Gwyn; 2nd, ar. a chev. sa. in chief a pile of three points gu., for Prideaux; 3rd, ar. a chev. betw. three mullets pierced gu., for Fraunceis. Crests—Gwyn: A lion ramp. ar.; Fraunceis: A pine tree ppr. Motto—Expectes et sustineas.
16) (registered by Hawkins, Ulster, 1701, to Right Hon. Francis Gwyn, a Privy Councillor in Ireland and State Secretary to Lawrence, first Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Francis Gwyn’s ancestors bore the surname of Herbert temp. Henry VIII.). Per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. ar., an escutcheon of pretence, quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. sa. in chief a label of three points gu.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a chev. betw. three mullets gu. Crest—A lion ramp. ar.
17) (allowed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1698, to John Gwynn, of Cork, grandson of John Gwynn, of Welshpool, co. Montgomery, who came to Ireland temp. Queen Elizabeth). Ar. three nags’ heads erased gu.
18) (Trecastle, Hay, co. Brecon, and Glanbrane Park, co. Caermarthen). Sa. a fesse or, betw. two swords, the one in chief pointing upwards, the one in base downwards, blades ar. hilts and pommels of the second. Crest—A hand couped at the wrist ppr. holding a dagger, blade ar. hilt or, thrust through a boar's head erased sa. Note—The ancient crest was a dragon’s head erased vert, on the point of a sword.
19) (Garth, co. Brecon). Gu. a lion ramp. reguard. or. Crest—A lion ramp. reguard. supporting betw. the fore­paws a boar’s head all or.
20) (Ireland). Az. a bend lozengy ar. and gu. Crest—A dolphin naiant az.
21) (New Windsor, Berks, from Montgomeryshire; Anne, dan. and heir of William Gwyn or Gwynne. Auditor of the Exchequer, m. Richard Aldworth, Esq., of Stanlake, Berks), Sa. three horses’ heads erased ar. quartering Talke, of Apuddercombe, Isle of Wight. Crest—A bear pass. sa. feeding on a branch of cinquefoils ppr. and trefoils vert.

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