Milnes Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Aldercar, Dunston, and Cromford, co. Derby; descended from William Milnes, Esq., of Ashford, within the hundred of High Peak, temp. Queen Elizabeth. From his eldest son, Richard Milnes, Alderman of Chesterfield, derived the Milnes of Dunston and Aldercar Park; his dau. and heir m. Robert Mower, Esq.; his brother, William Milnes, Esq., acquired the estate of Cromford in marriage with the heiress of Soresby, and was Sherifif co. Derby, 1771 ; in 1796 he obtained a confirmatory grant of arms, and d. in 1797, leaving three daus. his co-heirs, of whom the youngest m. Gell, of Hopton). Or, a bear ramp. sa. muzzled, collared, and lined gu. Crest—A bear’s head couped at the neck sa. charged with a millrind or.
2) (Alton Manor, co. Derby). Erm. a millrind paleways betw. two flaunches sa. Crest—A garb erminois betw. two trefoils vert. Motto—Non sine labore.
3) (Tapton Hall, co. Derby; descended from James Milnes, fourth son of William Milnes, Esq., of Ashford, temp. Queen Elizabeth. His son, Richard, d. in 1706, leaving five sons: 1) Richard, whose line is extinct, 2) Robert, of Wakefield, ancestor of Lord Houghton, and Milner of Galfrey, bart., extinct, of Sir Robert Shore Milnes, Bart., and great-grandfather of Robert Pemberton Milnes, of Fryston Hall, and Bawtry Hall, both in the co. of York, 3) James, of Chesterfield, represented by Lowndes, Esq., of Hampstead. 4) John, represented by Gaskell, of Thomes House, Lupset Hall, near Wakefield, 5) William, whose line is extinct). Az. a chev. betw. three windmill sails crossways or. Crest—A garb or, banded by a fess dancettee az. charged with three mullets pierced gold.
Motto—Scio cui credidi.”
4) (Baron Houghton). Az. a chev. betw. three windmill sails or. Crest—A garb or, charged with a fess dancettée az. thereon three mullets ar. Supporters—On either side a pegasus ar. gorged with a collar dancettée az. thereon three mullets ar. in the mouth a branch of laurel ppr. Motto—Scio cui credidi.
5) (Galfrey, co. Leicester, bart., extinct; Sir Robert Shore Milnes, Lieut.-Governor of Lower Canada, was so created 21 March, 1801). Same Arms. Crest—A garb or, banded by a fess dancettée az. charged with three mullets pierced gold.
6) (North Shorbury, co. Essex). Gu. a cross pattée betw. three mullets pierced ar.
7) (Stubbing Edge, co. Derby). Erm. a millrind sa. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding in the paws a millrind sa.
8) (Beckingham Hall, co. Nottingham). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. on a chev. ar. three millrinds sa. on a canton or, a trefoil slipped of the third, for Milnes; 2nd, gu. on a fesse engr. ar. betw. three leopards’ faces or, two escallops az., for Wright; 3rd, gu. two bars ar. each charged with three mascles of the field, on a canton or, a hurt. Crest—An elephant’s head erased ppr. gorged with a ducal coronet or.
9) (Smith-Milnes, Dunston Hall, Chesterfield, co. Derby; exemplified to William Broughton Smith, upon his assuming, by royal licence, 1873, the additional surname of Milnes). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. a bear ramp. sa. muzzled and gorged with a collar or, therefrom a line reflexed over the back gu., for Milnes; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a bend engr. az. betw. two unicorns’ heads erased gu. three fleurs-de-lis or, for Smith.
10) (Stirling, 1814). Ar. a cross moline az. on a canton gyronny of eight or and sa. a bordure embattled gu. and a chief of the third charged with three pallets of the fifth. Crest—Out of a mural crown or, an eagle’s head sa. gorged with a collar or, charged with three pallets gu. Motto—In сruce salus.

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