Milward Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Ballyharran, co. Wexford, and Tullogher, co. Kilkenny; Clement Milward, Esq., Q.C., Alice Holt, co. Surrey, eldest surviving son of the late Admiral Clement Milward, R.N., of Tullogher, the great-grandson of Thomas Milward, Esq., of Ballyharran, whose father, Clement Milward, held the lands of Hillfields, in the Manor of Alehurst, under the Bishop of Gloucester, and settled at Enniscorthy, co. Wexford, 1696). Erm. on a fess gu. three plates. Crest—A dragon’s head couped vert betw. two wings gu.
2) (Sayer-Milward, St. Leonard’s, Wallingford, co. Berks; exemplified, 1856, to Sayer, on assuming, by royal licence, the surname of Milward). Motto—Bear and forbear. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Milward, erm. on a fesse gu. fimbriated or, three bezants, each charged with a chevronel of the second; 2nd and 3rd, Sayer, per chev. gu. and sa. a chev. erm. fimbriated or, betw. three sea mews ar. Crests—1st, Milward: Out of a wreath of oak or, a bear’s paw erect sa. holding a sceptre in pale and charged with a bar gold; 2nd, Sayer: A mount vert, thereon out of rays of the sun a dexter arm embowed in armour ppr. the hand also ppr. grasping a dragon’s head at the neck also vert.
3) (co. Bedford). Ar. a cross moline sa. betw. four crescents gu.
4) (Braxted, co. Essex). Erm. on a fesse gu. a fleur-de-lis ar. betw. two bezants. Crest—Out of a palisado coronet or, a lion’s gamb sa. grasping a sceptre gold (another bears the crest without the coronet).
5) (Eaton Dovedale, co. Derby: six descents in Visit. 1611: the heiress m. Clarke, of Somersall. A younger branch became extinct in the male line at the decease, 1670, of John Milward Esq., of Snitterton in Darley; his co¬heiresses m. Boothby, Jennens, and Adderley). Erm. on a fesse gu. three plates. Crest—A lion’s paw issuing out of a wreath sa. grasping a sceptre or.
6) (Thurgarton Priory, co. Notts). Motto—Nec temere nec timide. Erm. on a fesse gu. three bezants. Crest—A lion’s paw issuing sa. grasping a sceptre or.
7) (London). Sa. a millrind betw. three leopards’ faces ar.
8) (Batcomb, co. Somerset). Ar. a millrind sa. betw. four crescents gu.
9) (Manor House, Lechlade, co. Gloucester). Erm. a cross moline sa. betw. three torteaux, two and one, each. charged with a crescent or. Crest—Betw. two wings az. a bear’s paw erased sa. claws or, holding a sceptre in bend sinister gold, entwined by a sprig of oak ppr.
10) (Millington, co. Chester; the heiress m. Sir John Thorold, Bart., 1796). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. three millstones ar.; 2nd and 2rd, ar. an eagle displ. az.