Madison Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Sallwellside, Durham, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland) Quarterly; first and fourth, ar. on a chev. betw. three martlets sa. as many mullets or ; second and third, ar. two battle-axes, in saltier, sa.-Crest, a dexter hand pr. sleeve erminois, grasping a battle-axe sa.
2) (Partney Hall, co. Lincoln). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. two battle axes in saltire sa., for Maddison; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a chev. sa. charged with a mullet or, betw. three martlets of the second, for Marley. Crest—Out of a crown flory or, a cubit arm in armour ppr. grasping a battle axe sa. Motto—Vae timido.
3) (Unthank, co. Durham. Visit. 1575). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a chev. betw. three martlets sa. as many mullets or, for Marley; 2nd, ar. three bars gu. a bordure sa.; 3rd, sa. a fleur-de-lis ar. Crest—A dexter arm erect vested erminois, hand ppr. grasping a battle axe sa. William Maddison, of Ellergill, having married the heiress of Marley, of Unthank, bore the Marley arms till 1635, when Sir Lionell Maddison, Knt., of Newcastle, descended of the Maddisons, of Ellergill, in the bishopric of Durham, obtained a grant, 6 June, 1635, from Le Neve, Norroy, of the following arms—Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. two battle axes in saltire sa.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a chev. sa. betw. three martlets of the second, a mullet or, for Marley. Crest—An armed arm with a gauntlet ppr. garnished gold, issuing out of a crown flory, and holding a battle axe ppr. charged with a cross gu. the staff sa.