Blazons & Genealogy Notes1) Gu. a fess or, betw. three escallops or.
2) Ar. a bend fusilly sa.
3) (Scotland). Gu. on a fess or, three escallops of the firat. Crest—A cat-a-mountain courant ppr.
4) (Rowley, co. Kent, and “Solomon Richards’ Close,” in Hougham parish, same co.; Hugh Richards held Maxton, alias “ Solomon Richards’ Close," co. Kent, from the Archdeacon of Dover, temp. Henry VIII.; John Richards, his son, bought Rowley, and d. 1609; William Richards, his son, was Captain and Vice-Admiral of Kent, temp. Charles I. John Richards, the last owner of Rowley, d. 1661, and left his lands to Hammond), of St. Albans Court, co. Kent). Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar.
5) (Yaverland, co. Hants; Germaine Richards, Vice-Admiral of the Isle of Wight, descended from co. Kent, purchased that place, 1553). Same Arms. Crest—A griffin’s head erased or.
"6) (Sir John Richards, son and heir of Sir Edward Richards, Sheriff co. Hants 1606, by Bridget, his wife, dau. and co-heir of John Michell, Esq., of Stamerham, co. Susses, and grandson of Richard Richards, brother of Germaine Richards, Vice-Admiral Isle of Wight, 1553). Same Amis and Crest, quartering, 1st, vert a bend lozengy or, for Knight; 2nd, ar. a chev. betw. three escallops
sa., for Michell."
7) (Stoke, co. Somerset; descended from Nicholas Richards, brother of Sir Edward Richards, Sheriff co. Hants 1606). Same Arms and Crest, without the quarterings.
8) (Solsborough, co. Wexford; descended from John Richards, of Southampton, whose grandson, Colonel Solomon Richards, got a grant under the Act of Settlement, 18 and 19 Charles II., of Solsborough and other lands in co. Wexford, a portion of which he sold, and with the proceeds raised the 17th Regt. of Foot, was appointed the first Colonel of that Regt., and went to the relief of Derry, 1689; he was buried at Westminster Abbey, 6 Oct. 1691. His grandson, John Richards, Esq., of Solsborough, High Sheriff co. Wexford 1728, had, with other issue, two sons: 1) Solomon, his successor, ancestor of Colonel Solomon Richards, of Solsborough, the present rspresentative; and 2) Goddard, ancestor of Richards, of Grange, and its branches. Arms marshalled with quarterings by Betham, Ulster). Same Arms as Richards, of Bowley. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ar. Motto— Honoré et amore.
9) (Grange, co. Wexford; the second branch of the house of Solsborough, represented by Edward Moore Richards, Esq., descended from Goddard Richards, Esq., of Grange, d. 1795, second son of John Richards, of Solsborough, Sheriff co. Wexford 1728). Same Arms, Crest, and Motto, a crescent for diff.
10) (Ardamine, co. Wexford, and Roebuck, co. Dublin; Lord of the Manor of Turvey in the latter co.; the third branch of the house of Solsborough, represented by Berndard John Goddard RichardS, Esq., descended from Solomon Richards, Esq., a very eminent surgeon in Dublin, second son of Goddard Richards, Esq., of Grange, who purchased Roebuck, in the manor of Turvey, and Ardamine, and d. 1819). Same Arms, Crest, and Motto, a mullet for diff.
11) (granted by Betham, Ulster, 1829, to Bartholomew Vigors Richards, Esq., second son of Solomon Richards, Esq., of Solsborough, co. Wexford, and to his descendants, d. unm. 1830). Erm. a cross gu. charged in the centre with an ancient crown betw. a tower triple-towered on the dexter and a lion ramp. on the sinister arms of the cross, and betw. a lion pass. on the superior, and a harp imperially ensigned on the inferior arms of the cross, all or. Crest—A tower triple-towered and the sun in splendour rising behind the same from clouds all ppr., motto over, Pro clara de clara. Motto—Deo adjuvantc non timendum.
12) (Caerynwch, co. Merioneth; borne by Richard Edward Lloyd Richards, Esq., of Caerynwch, son of the late Richard Meredyth Richards, Esq., of Caerynwch, who was grandson of Sir Richard Richards, Lord chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer in England). Quarterly, 1st, ar. a cross patonce engr. sa. betw. four Cornish choughs ppr.; 2nd, erm. on a saltire gu. an escallop ar.: 3rd, or, a lion ramp. gu.; 4th, vert three eagles displ. in fess ar.; 5th, sa. guttee d’eau, a canton erm.; and 6th, in right of his mother, the heiress of Edwards, of Cerrig Llwydion, per chev. gu. and az. a chev. erm. cotised or, betw. three Saracens’ heads couped ppr. Creat—A naked dexter arm, the hand holding a scymitar all ppr. Motto—Ffyddlawn ir Gwirionedd.
13) (Rew, co. Devon). (Isleworth, co. Middlesex; John Richards, of that place, Visit. Middlesex, 1663, son of Christopher Richards, of Rew, co. Devon). Ar. a fess fusily sa. betw. two barrulets gu. Crest—A paschal lamb pass. ar. staff and banner ppr.
14) (Hammersmith, co. Middlesex; granted 1703). Erm. a fess sa. cotised gu. charged with five lozenges or. Crest—On a chapeau gu. (another, sa.) turned up erm. a lamb pass. ar. resting the dexter paw on a lozenge or.
15) (Fringe, co. Norfolk; granted 1613). Or, two bars gu. on each as many fleurs-de-lis ar. Crest—A fleur-de-lis ar. per pale erm. and ar.
16) (East Bagborough, co. Somerset; Francis Richards, of that place, Visit. Somerset, 1623, son of John Richards, of Comb Florie, and grandson of William Richards, of Lovilinel, in same co.). Ar. a fess fusily gu. betw. two barrulets sa.
17) (co. York; granted 1595). Ar. on a bend engr. vert three garbs or. Crest—Out of a mural coronet gu. a. talbot’s head ar. collared vert, ringed or.
18) (co. Kent). Ar. three annulets az.
19) (Heath, co. Hants). Az. two arrows in saltire ar. heads downwards, betw. four fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—An eagle, wings expanded ppr.
20) (Normanton-upon-Soar, co. Nottingham). Ar. a chev. invected betw. two escallops in chief and a cross pattée in base gu.
21) (Wormwell, Longpredy, and West Knighton). Erm. on a fess cotised sa. four lozenges ar. Crest—On a chapeau gu. turned up erm. a lamb pass, resting the dexter paw on a lozenge or.
22) (Brambletye House, co. Suffolk, bart., dormant since 1735; Sir James Richards, Knt., of Brambletye, son of John Richards, who came to England from Toulouse, in France, with the Queen-mother of Charles II., was created a bart. 1684; the fourth bart., a general officer in the Spanish army, has not been heard of, or his descendants, if any, since 1735). Ar. a chev. az. in base a lion ramp. of the last. Crest—A lion ramp. az. Motto—Honore et amore.
23) (Reading). (Crofts House, co. Pembroke). Ar. a chev. az. in base a lion ramp. of the last. Crest—A lion ramp. az. Motto—Honore et amore.
24) (Major-Gen. Sir William Richards, K.C.B., 1838). Ar. a chev. az. in chief an Eastern crown gu. betw. two chaplets of laurel vert, in base a lion ramp. of the third. Crest—An anchor erect with cable sa. in front of two branches of laurel in saltire vert.
25) Ar. a chev. sa. in the dexter chief quarter a cinquefoil gu. Crest—An arm embowed in armour ppr. garnished or, grasping in the gauntlet a ragged staff sa. the end flammant.
26) Ar. a fess embattled gu. in base a stump of a tree ppr. Crest—A fox's head couped gu.
27) Gu. a bend vair betw. two garbs or.
28) (George Richards, Comptroller to Sir Oliver St. John, Viscount Grandison, when Lord Deputy of Ireland; Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1626). Ar. three garbs gu. banded or, a border of the second semée of mullets of the third. Crest (Reg. Ulster Office)—An arm erect vested vert, cuffed ar. holding in the hand a rose branch all ppr.
29) (Rathaspick and Park, co. Wexford; granted by Fortescue, Ulster, 1802, to John Louis Gideon Ernest Prebenton Wilmsdorff, Captain of the 1st Regt. of Dutch troops in the service of George III., a naturalised subject of the United Kingdom, upon his assuming, by royal licence, the surname of Richards, in consequence of his marriage with Martha, eldest dau. and co-heiress of Thomas Richards, Esq., of Rathaspick, who was grandson of Thomas Richards. Esq., of Park, by Jane Codd, his wife, dau. and co-heiress of Nicholas Codd, Esq., of Rathaspick and Castletown, co. Wexford, and great-grandson of Thomas Richards, Esq., of Park. The heir male and head of Richards, of Rathaspick and Park now is John Richards, Esq., of Barnagh, J.P. co. Mayo, grandson of John Richards, Esq., of Dublin, Barrister-at-law, who was brother of the above Thomas Richards, Esq., of Rathaspick: another brother, Richard Richards, was grandfather of the late Right Hon. John Richards, Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland). Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar. Crest—A griffin's head erased ar. Motto—In Deo confido.