Hampden Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Great Hampden, co. Bucks; arms of John Hampden, twenty third Hereditary Lord of Great Hampden, d. 1754, who left his estates to Hon. Robert Trevor, fourth Lord Trevor, created, 1776, Viscount Hampden, son of Thomas, first Lord Trevor, who was second son of Sir John Trevor, Knt., of Trevallyn, by Ruth, his wife, dau. of John Hampden, Lord of Great Hampden. Of the diverging branches are the Hampdens, of Kembell, Wycomb, Brails, Hartwell, and Prestwood, co. Bucks, Emington, co. Oxford, and Abingdon, co. Berks). The original Arms were—Ar. a raven croaking ppr.; but they were changed at a very early period by Sir Reginald Hampden to the following:—Ar. a saltire gu. betw. four eagles displ. az. Crest—A talbot statant erm. collared, ringed, and lined gu. the end of the line tied in a knot over his back. Motto—Vestigia nulla retrorsum.
2) Same Arms. Crest—A peacock’s head couped az.
3) (Bishop of Hereford, 1849). Ar. four bendlets in saltire interlaced sa. betw. four eaglets displ. az.
4) Erm. on a chev. engr. sa. three cinquefoils or.