Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) (Earl of Warwick and Holland, extinct 1759; Sir Richard Rich, Lord Chancellor of England, was created Baron Rich 1547; the third baron was created, 1618, Earl of Warwick; Sir Henry Rich, his second son, was treated, 1624, Earl of Holland, and the two earldoms became united 1673). Gu. a chev. betw. three crosses botonnee or. Crebt —On a mount ppr. a wyvem rising ar. Ancient Crest—A greyhound's head couped per pale or and gu. Supporters— Two reindeer ppr. Motto—Garde la foy.
2) (London, bart., extinct 1785; Charles Rich, Esq., of Mulbarton, co. Norfolk, youngest son of Sir Edwin Rich, Knt., of Mulbarton,the brother of Robert, third Lord Rich, ancestor of the extinct Earls of Warwick and Holland, was created a bart. 1676, with special remainder to the husband of his dau. Mary, Robert Rich, Eaq., of Stondon, co. Essex, who was also a distant kinsman; the fifth bm. left an only dau.. Mary Frances Rich, m. Rev. Charles Bostock, LL.D., of Shirley House, co. Hants, who assumed the name of Rich, and was created a bart. 1791). Gu. a chev. betw. three crosses botonnée or. Crest—On a mount vert a wyvern, wings elevated ar.
3) (Shirley House, co. Hants, bart.). (Sir George Rich, Knt., Chamberlain of the Household to the Marquess of Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, second son of the late Sir Charles Rich, Bart., of Ruse Hall, by Mary Frances, his wife, only dau. and heir of Lieut.-General Sir Rosest Rich, Bart.). Gu. a chev. erminois betw. three crosses botonnée or. Crest—A wyvern with wings expanded ar. Motto—Garde la foy.
4) (Sunning, co. Berks, bart., extinct 1803; Thomas Rich, Esq., of Sunning, son of Thomas Rich, Alderman of the city of Gloucester, and grandson of William Rich, Esq., of Minty, co. Gloucester, amassed a considerable fortune as a Turkey merchant, and was created a bart. 1661; the fifth bart. d. without legitimate issue, when the title expired). Or, on a saltire ragulée gu. five crosses crosslet fitchée of the fleld. Crest—An armed arm and hand ppr. holding a cross crosslet fitchée gu.
5) (Lexden, co. Essex; granted 1590). Per pale sa. and gu. a cross botonnée fitchée betw. four fleurs-de-lis or. Crest, granted by Cooke, Clarenceux, 1578—On the stump of a tree couped and erased or, a hawk, wings endorsed ar. jessed and belled or, preying on a pheasant ppr.
6) (Cerney and Dowdeswell, co. Gloucester). Same Arms and Crest, quartering Bouchier, of Barnesley.
7) (London; John Rich, Apothecary to Queen Elizabeth, d.s.p. to., William Rich, who had a son John, and Henry Rich, mercer, who had a son Thomas, of London, mercer, b. 1590, sons of Thomas Rich, Esq., of Marston, co. Bedford. Visit. London, 1568). Az. a chev. or, betw. two lions pass. ar. Credit—Out of a ducal coronet ar. a demi lion issuant, tail double queued erm.
8) (Hornden Hill, to. Essex, Austy, co. Herts, London, Mulbarton, co. Norfolk, and Lambeth, co. Surrey). Gu. , a chev. betw. three crosses botonnée or. Crest—On a mouut vert a wyvern rising ar.
9) (Otford, co. Kent). Sa. a chev. erm. betw. two lions pass. ar. Crest—A demi lion ramp. sa. betw. two spears erect ar.
10) (co. Lancaster). Quarterly, or and az. a chev. betw three roundles all counterchanged.
11) Quarterly, or and az. a chev. betw. three roundles, each charged with a lion ramp. all counterchanged.
12) Gu. a chev. betw. three crosses crosslet (another, flory) or.
13) Az. on a cross ar. five mullets of the first.
14) (Thornes House, co. York; exemplified to John Milnes, who m. one of the co-heirs of Rich, of Bullhouse, upon his assuming, by royal licence, 1802, the surname of Rich, but. his wife dying d. s. p., he resumed his paternal surname of Milnes). Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three crosses botonnée or, on a cfief of the last a buglehorn sa. stringed of the first betw. two roses barbed and seeded ppr.
15) (confirmed by Roberts, Ulster, 1647, to Stephen Rich, captain of the ship-of-war “Rebecca;” descended from Rich, of co. Essex, and then resident in Ireland). Gu. a chev. wavy betw. three crosses crosslet or. Crest—A demi sea lion gu. armed and langued az. finned or.