Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Earl Nelson). Motto—Palmam qui meruit ferat. Or. a cross flory sa. a bend gu. surmounted by another engr. of the field, charged with three bombs tired ppr. on a chief (of honourable augmentation) undulated ar. waves of the sea, from which a palm tree issuant betw. a disabled ship on the dexter, and a battery in ruins on the sinister all ppr. Crests—On the dexter (as a crest of honourable augmentation), on a naval crown or, the chelengk, or plume of triumph, presented to Horatio, Viscount Nelson, by the Grand Signior, or Sultan, Selim III.; and on the sinister the family crest, viz., on a wreath of the colours, upon waves of the sea, the stem of a Spanish man of war all ppr., thereon inscribed “San Joseff.” Supporters —Dexter, a sailor armed with a cutlass and a pair of pistols in his belt ppr. the right hand supporting a staff, thereon hoisted a commodore’s flag gu. and in his left a palm branch ppr.; sinister, a lion ramp. reguard. in his mouth two broken flag-staffs ppr. flowing from one a Spanish flag or and gu. and from the other a tri-coloured flag, in his dexter paw a palm branch ppr.
2) (Chaddleworth, co. Berks, 1576; Anne, eldest dau. and co-heir of Thomas Nelson, Esq., of Chaddleworth, m. Richard Walter, Esq., her son, Richard Walter, succeeding, on the decease of his aunts, to his grandfather’s property, assumed the name and arms of Nelson, but dying unm. in 1805, he devised the Chaddleworth estate to the youngest son of his only sister, Mary Walter, by her husband, John Kerr, Esq., George Kerb, Esq., who assumed the additional name and arms of Nelson). Paly of six ar. and gu. a bend vairé or and sa.
3) (Mandesley and Fairhurst. co. Lancaster, 1664). Ar. a cross flory sa. over all a bend gu.
4) (Lord Mayor of London, 1766). Gu. on a bend az. a cross formée ar.
5) (Bedale, co. York; Abbaham Nelson, Esq., of Gray’s Inn, one of the Cursitors in Chancery, and a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles II., son of William Nelson, gent., of Chancery Lane, also one of the Cursitora in Chancery, and grandson of William Nelson, gent., of Bedale. Visit. Middlesex, 1663). Per pale ar. and sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis counterchanged.
6) (Plymouth Dock). Same Arms. Crest—A dexter arm in armour, couped and erect ppr. holding a fleur-de-lis, as in the arms.
7) (Secretary of the Navy Office, d. 1820). Per chev, ar. and or, in chief two sinister hands couped at the wrist gu. and in base a sword in pale ppr. point downwards, hilt and pommel or. Crest—A dexter arm erect holding a tilting spear all ppr.
8) Same Arms. Crest—A dexter hand erect ppr. the first finger and thumb pointing to a crescent or, the others clenched.
9) (Grimston, co. York). Per pale ar. and sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis all countercharged. Crest—A cubit arm quarterly ar. and sa. holding in the hand ppr. a fleur-de-lis per pale ar. and sa.
10) Or, a cross patonce sa. betw. four mullets gu. a bendlet of the last. Crest—A lion’s gamb erect ppr. holding an escutcheon sa. thereon a cross patonce or.
11) (or Nealson). (Thomas Nelson, or Nealson, Clerk of the Council Chamber of Munster; impalement Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1632, of his son-in-law, Michael Browne, Sheriff of Dublin). Quarterly, ar. and sa. three fleurs-de-lis counterchanged.
12) (Edinburgh, 1872). Motto—Virtute et votis.(Edinburgh, 1872). Ar. two sinister hands couped gu. in chief, and a dagger, point downwards, hilted and pommelled or, in base. Crest—A dexter arm in armour embowed ppr. the hand grasping a dagger erect also ppr. hilted and pommelled or.