Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Swineshead, co. York; Edward Loftds, Esq., of that place, temp. Henry VIII., had two sons, Robert, ancestor of Viscount Loftus, of Elye, and Adam Loftus, ancestor of Viscount Lisbume, Earl and Marquis of Ely.) Sa. a chev. engr. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar.
2) (Viscount Loftus, of Eyle, extinct 1725; descended from Robert Loftus, eldest son of Edward Loftus, of Swineshead, whose eldest son, Adam Loftus, Esq., of Monasterevan, Queen’s co., was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1619, and created a peer 1622; Jane, dau. and heiress of the last viscount, m. Charles, Lord Moore, eldest son of Henry, third Earl of Drogheda, and her son, Henry, fourth Earl of Drogheda, inherited Monasterevan and the other Loftus estates). Sa. a chev.erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar. Crest—A boar’s head erect and erased ar. armed or, langued gu. Supporters—Two bucks erm. attired or. Molto—Loyal au mort.
3) (Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and one of the Lords Justices, second son of Edward Loftus, Esq., of Swineshead, co. York, buried at St. Sepulcre’s, Dublin, 5 April, 1605. Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per chev. ar. and sa. a chev. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped counterchanged; 2nd and 3rd, gyronny of eight, a saltire engr. betw. four fleurs-de-lis, the stems converging towards the centre all counterchanged.
4) (Edward Loftds, the Queen’s Serjeant, eldest son of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, buried at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5 Sept. 1602, Fun. Knt. Ulster’s Office). Per chev. ar. and sa. a chev. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped counterchanged, a label of three points gu.
5) (Sir Dudley Loftus, Knt., of Rathfarnham, co. Dublin, second but eldest surviving son of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor, knighted by Sir William FitzWilliam, Lord Deputy,2 Dec. 1593). Gyronny of fiyht ar. and sa. a saltire engr. betw. four fleurs-de-lis, the stems converging towards the centre all counterchanged.
6) (Viscount Lisburne, extinct 1691; descended from Sir Adam Loftus, Knt., of Rathfarnham, eldest son of Sir Dudley Loftus of same place; Lucia, dau and heiress of Viscount Lisburne, m. Thomas, first Marquess of Wharton, her son Phillip, Duke of Wharton, inherited the estates) Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a chev. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar.; 2nd and 3rd, gyronny of eight ar. and sa. a saltire engr. counterchanged. Crest—A boar's head erased and erect ar. Supporters—Two eagles, wings inverted ar. each charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped vert. Motto—Prend moi tel que je suis.
7) (confirmed by Carney, Ulster, to Dudley Loftus, LL.D., Vice-Treasurer, Ireland, second son of Sir Adam Loftus, Knt., of Rathfarnham, and to his wife, Frances Nangle, granddaughter and heiress of Thomas Nangle, Baron of Navan). Quarterly, 1st, sa. a chev. engr. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar.; 2nd, or, on a fess az. three harps of the first stringed ar.; 3rd, az. three fusils conjoined in fess or; 4th, gyronny of eight a saltire engr. betw. four fleurs-de-lis, their stems converging towards the centre all counterchanged. Crest—A boar’s head erased and erect ar. armed or. Motto—Sempre in un modo.
8) (Earl of Ely, extinct 1783; descended from Nicholas Loftus, Esq., of Fethard, co. Wexford, second son of Sir Dudley Loftus, Knt., of Rathfarnham; Henry, last Earl of Ely, left three sisters, his co-heiresses: 1st, Mary, m. William Alcock, Esq., of Wilton, co. Wexford; 2nd, Anne, m. Charles Tottenham, Esq., of New Ross, second son of Charles Tottenham, Esq., of Tottenham Green, co. Wexford; 3rd, Elizabeth, m. Sir John Tottenham, Bart., eldest son of Charles Tottenham, Esq., of Tottenham Green; from their son, Sir Charles Tottenham, who was testamentary heir of his uncle, the last Earl of Ely, descends the Marquess of Ely). Sa. a chev. engr. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar. Crest—A boar’s head erased and erect ar. langued gu. Supporters—Two eagles, wings inverted ar. each charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped vert. Motto—Prend moi tel que je suis. N.B. Nicholas, first Baron Loftus, of Loftus Hall, and Viscount Ely, the father of the first Earl of Ely, bore the same arms as Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin, and for Supporters, two eagles ppr. charged with a trefoil also ppr.
9) Loftus-Hume (exemplified by Hawkins, Ulster, 1736, to Nicholas Loftus, Esq., of Loftus Hall, co. Wexford, afterwards second Viscount Loftus and Earl of Ely, upon his assuming the additional surname of Hume, in accordance with the testamentary injunction of his wife’s father, Sir Gustavus udme, third bart. of Castle Hume, co. Fermanagh). Quarterly, 1st, vert a lion ramp. ar., for Hume; 2nd, sa. a chev. engr: erm. between three trefoils slipped ar., for Loftus; 3rd, gyronny of eight ar. and sa. a saltire engr. betw. four fleurs-de-lis, the stems converging towards the centre all counterchanged, also for Loftus; 4th, or, a chev. gu. betw. three buglehorns sa. stringed az., for Crewkerne. Same Crest and Motto as the last.
10) (Ballnermine and Oldtown, co. Dublin; Col, William James Loftus is male representative of the noble house of Loftus, descended from Sir Thomas Loftus, Knt., of Killyon, co. Meath, third son of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a chev. engr. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar.; 2nd, gyronny of eight ar. and sa. a saltire engr. betw. four fleurs-de-lis, the stems converging towards the centre all counterchanged; 3rd, az. a cross or, guttee de sang betw. four pelicans of the second. Crest—A boar's head couped and erect ar. langued gu., motto over, Loyal au mort. Motto—Prend mois tel que je suis.
11) (Marquess of Ely; descended from Sir John Tottenham, Bart., of Tottenham Green, co. Wexford, by Hon. Elizabeth Loftus, his wife, sister of the last Earl of Eiy, their son, Sir Charles Tottenham, having inherited Loftus Hall and other estates, assumed the surname of Loftus, was raised to the peerage 1785, and Anally created Marquess of Ely 1800). Sa. a chev. engr. erm. betw. three trefoils slipped ar. Crest—A boar’s head erased and erect ar. Supporters—Two eagles, wings inverted ar. beaked and legged or, each charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped vert. Mottoes—Under the arms: Prends moi tel que je suis; over the crest: Loyal a mort.

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

Loftus Coat of Arms Meaning

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