Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Rotherham, co. York, and Allergill, co. Durham; Robert Swift, Esq., of Botherham, b. 1478, the Rich Mercer of Rotherham, eldest son of Robert Swift, Esq., of that place and Allergill, was father of Robert Swift, Esq., of Bother- ham, who left three daus. his co-heirs: 1) Frances, m. Sir Francis Leake, Knt., of Sutton, co. Derby, ancestor of the extinct Earls of Scarborough; 2) Mary, m. Francis Worthley, Esq., of Wortley; 3) Anne, m. Richard Jessop, Esq., of Brooomhall). (Viscount Carlingford, extinct 1634; Вarnham Swift, son of Sir Robert Swift, Knt., of Rotherham, and grandson of William Swift, who was brother of Robert Swift, Esq., of Rotherham, b. 1478, was raised to the Peerage of Ireland 1627; he left an only child, Hon. Mary Swift, to. Robert Fielding, known as Beau Fielding). (Castle Rickard, co. Meath; descended ftom Deane Swift, aon of Godwin Swift, Attorney-General to the Duke of Ormonde, by his third wife; of this family descended Edmund Lenthall Swift, Keeper of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London). (Lynn, co. Westmeath; Meade Swift, Esq., of Lynn, son of Godwin Swift, Attorney-General to the Duke of Ormonde, by his fourth wife, was father of three sons: 1) John, ancestor of Rev. Richard Meade Swift, Incumbent of Mountfield, co. Tyrone; 2) Thomas, m. Frances, dau. of John Dennis, of Kinsale, co. Cork, and sister and heir of James Dennis, Lord Chief Baron of Ireland, created Lord Tracton 1780, and had two sons, Rev. Meade Swift and John Swift, between whom Lord Tracton devised hia estates, and both of whom thereupon called themselves Dennis; 3) Alexander, ancestor of Swift, now of Lynn). Or, a chev. vair betw. three bucks in full course ppr. Crest—A sinister arm embowed vested vert, cuffed ar. holding in the hand a sheaf of five arrows or, feathered ppr. barbed az.
2) (Swiftsheath, co. Kilkenny, and Lionsden, co. Meath; founded In Ireland by Godwin Swift, Attorney-General to the Duke of Ormonde for the Palatinate of Tipperary; he was son of Rev. Thomas Swift, of Goodrich and Bristow, co. Hereford, distinguished for his devotion to and sufferings in the cause of Charles I.). Same Arms. Crest—A demi buck ramp. ppr. in the mouth a honeysuckle also ppr. stalked and leaved vert. Motto—Festina lente. The Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1696, of the above Godwin Swift, the Attorney General to the Duke of Ormonde, gives—Sa. an anchor in pale or, stock az. the stem entwined by a dolphin or swift descending ar., and the Crest of Swift, of Rother. This was an assumption of his as a parody on the name.
3) (borne by Very Rev. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s 1713-45, son of Jonathan Swift, Eeq., who was brother of Godwin Swift, Attorney-General to the Duke of Ormonde). Per pale or and vert, on a chev. bet w. three bucks in full course as many pheons, points down all counterchanged.
4) (Blandford, co. Dorset). Sa. three bucks trippant or. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a helmet of the last.
5) (London, temp. Queen Elizabeth). Az. a chev. erm. betw. three tigers’ beads erased ar. crined and armed or. Crest—A pegasus in full speed vert, wings endorsed or.
6) (granted 10 Aug. 1665). Or, a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis purp. Crest—A dexter hand gauntleted throwing a dart all ppr.
7) (Scotland). Gu. three whips of three lashes each ar.