Rawson Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Frystone, and Shipley, co. York). Per fess wavy sa. and az. a castle with four towers in perspective ar. Crest—A raven’s head erased sa. charged on the neck with three goutes d’or, one and two, in the beak an annulet of the last.
2) (Nidd Hall, co. York, and Darley Hall co., Lancaster; in Visit. York, 1585, a pedigree is given of eight generations, beginning with Richaed Rawson, Esq., of Frys ton, temp. Richard II.). Per fess sa. and az. a castle with four towers in perspective ar. Crest—A raven’s head couped sa. guttée d’or, in its beak an annulet gu.
3) (Pickborne, co. York; granted by Dugdale). Ar. a castle az. betw. three falcons’ heads erased sa. Crest—A falcon sa. rising from a tower or.
4) Per fess sa. and az. a castle with four towers in perspective ar. in base two bars undée of the last, a canton erm. Crest—Out of clouds ppr. a cubit arm vested ar. cuffed gu. charged with a rose or, the band az. grasping an anchor fessways gold.
5) Gu. a four-square castle in perspective, with as many towers and cupolas, viz. one at each angle ar. standing in water az. Crest—An eagle’s head erased sa. guttee d’or, in the beak an annulet gold.
6) (Stonyroyd and Halifax, co. York; descended from John Rawson, of Ingrow). (Mill House, co. York). Per fess az. and sa. a castle of four towers in perspective ar. Crest—A raven’s head sa. guttee d’or. Motto—Laus virtutis actio.
7) (Wardsend, co. York; granted to Thomas Rawson, Esq., of Wardsend, 1817). Quarterly, sa. and az. a quadrangular castle ar. on a chief erm. three bulls’ heads cabossed gu.
8) (John Rawson, Esq., of Undercliffe House, in the parish of Bradford, co. York). Per pale az. and sa. a quadrangular castle with four towers ar. betw. three nnulets or. Crest—In front of an eagle’s head erased sa. holding in the beak an annulet or, three annulets interlaced fessewise gold.
9) (now Rawson-Ackroyd) (The Grange, Dean, co. Bedford). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. a chev. betw. four stags’ heads erased, three in chief and one in base gu., for Aclroyd; 2nd and 3rd, per pale az. and sa. a quadrangular castle with four towers ar. betw. three annulets or, for Rawson. Crests—1st, Ackroyd: In front of two tilting spears saltirewise ppr. the battlements of a tower ar. thereon a stag’s head erased gu.; 2nd, Rawson: In front of an eagle’s head erased sa. holding in the beak ad annulet or, three annulets interlaced fesswise gold, motto over, Satia quod sufficit. Motto—In veritate victoria.
10) (Prior of Kilmainham, Ireland, and Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. and az. a castle with four towers ar.; 2nd and 3rd, on a chev. vert three ravens’ heads erased ar. over all on a chief gu. across or.
11) (Reg. Ulster’s Office). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per fess sa. and waves of the sea ppr. a castle with four towers ar.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a chev. sa. three griffins’ heads erased or. Crest—A hand az. vested gu. issuing out of a cloud ppr. holding an anchor or.
12) (Donoughmore, Queen’s co., Abingdon, co. Limerick, and Belmont, co. Wicklow; descended from Gilbert Rawson, Esq., of Donoughmore, d. 1675, who m Katherine, dau. and heir of Philip Bygo, Esq., of Newtown, King’s co., d. 1666, by Bridget Herbert, his wife, dau. and, in her issue, sole heir of Sir George Herbert, first Bart, of Durrow). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per fess sa. and waves of the sea ppr. a castle with four towers ar.; 2nd, az. on a chev. betw. two mullets in chief and a ferret pass, in base ar. a mullet betw. two ferrets pass, gu., for Bygo; 3rd, per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. ar. a border gobony of the last and sa. the white rose of York for diff., for Herbert. Crest—Same as the last. Motto—Arx et anchora mihi Deus.