Harwood Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) or Herwood, Horwode, and Whorwood – (of Saxon origin, seated at a very remote period in cos. Lincoln and Cambridge; from this ancient line derived the families of the name seated at Compton, Sandwell, and Stourton Castle in the co. of Stafford, at Halton, co. Oxford, and in the cos. of Berks, Salop, Hants, &c.). Chequy or and az. on a bend gu. three eagles displ. ar.; borne by Sir Robert Herwood, of co. Cambridge, temp. Edward I.; the cos. Stafford and Berks Harwoods altered this ancient bearing for “ar. a chev. betw. three stags’ heads cabossed sa. (sometimes gu.);” but at what period has not been ascertained.
2) (exemplified to Henry Harwood Penny, Esq. of Cromarty House, Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park, Barrister-at-law, son of the Rev. Henry Penny, M.A., of Chessington Hall, Surrey, by Sarah, his wife, only child of John Harwood, Esq., on his assuming, by royal licence, the surname of Harwood). Ar. on a chev. betw. three stags’ heads cabossed gu. as many eagles displ. or. Crest—A stag’s head cabossed gu. holding in the mouth a slip of oak ppr. fructed or, betw. the attires a buglehorn stringed also gu. Motto—Suaviter.
3) (Hagbourn and Streatley, co. Berks, and Crickheath and Tern, co. Salop; descended from the ancient Saxon house of Harwood). Ar. a chev. betw. three stags’ heads cabossed gu. Crest—A stag’s head cabossed gu. holding in its mouth an oak bough ppr. acorned or.
4) (Deane, co. Hants). Az. a chev. erm. betw. three martlets ar.
5) alias Whorwood – (co. Salop). Or, a chev. betw. three stags’ heads cabossed sa. each holding in tho mouth a sprig of oak ppr. fructed of the first.
6) (Newmarket, co. Cambridge, Exning Hall, co. Suffolk). Az. a fesse compony ar. and gu. betw. three owls of the second. Crest—An owl ar.
7) (The Cloisters, Bath). Ar. on a chev. betw. two stags’ heads cabossed in chief and a lion ramp. gu base gu. three mullets or. Crest—A stag’s head cabossed gu. betw. the attires a fret ar. and on either side a palm branch ppr. Motto—Generosus et paratus.
8) Az. a fesse gobony gu. and ar. betw. three owls of the last. Crest—An owl ar.
9) Az. a chev. erm. betw. three martlets ar. Crest —Out of a ducal coronet or, a triple plume of twelve ostrich feathers, three, four, and five.
10) Gu. a fesse humettee betw. two lions pass. (another, pass, guard.) or.
11) (Edward Harwood, Esq., of Woodhouse, co. Gloucester, J.P.). Per pale ar. and or, a stag’s head cabossed betw. three sprigs ppr. Crest—On a mount betw. two trefoils slipped, a stag’s head cabossed, betw. the antlers an acorn leaved all ppr.