Thornhill Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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1) (Thornhill, co. York; Sir Bryan Thornhill, Knt., of Thornhill, M.P. co. York, temp. Edward III., was father of two sons: 1) Simon Thornhill, Esq., of Thornhill, whose only dau. and heir, Elizabeth, m. Henry Savile, Esq.; 2) Thomas Thornhill, ancestor of Thornhill, of Fixby). Gu. two bars gemel ar. a chief of the last.
2) (Fixby, co. York; descended from Thomas Thornhill, living 1374, second son of Sir Brian Thornhill, Knt., of Thornhill). Same Arms. Crest—The bust of a woman ppr. vested gu. fimbriated or, crined and ducally crowned also or, issuant from the crown five thorn leaves vert, charged in the breast (for distinction) with a cross crosslet of gold.
3) (Clarke-Thornhill; exemplified to William Capel Clarke, Esq., upon assuming the additional name of Thornhill, on his marriage with Clara, dau. and heiress of Тhomas Thornhill, Esq., of Fixby Hall, co. York, by royal licence, 1855). Gu. two bare gemel ar. a chief of the last, for distinction a canton of the first. Crest—The bust of a woman ppr. vested gu. fimbriated or, crined and ducally crowned also or, and issuant from the crown five thorn leaves vert, charged on the breast, for distinction, with a cross crosslet gold.
4) (Stanton, co. Derby; descended from Thornhill, of Thornhill; this branch acquired tho estate of Stanton in marriage with the heiress of Bache). Same Arms, a mascle on the chief aa. for diff. Crest—A mount, thereon a thorn tree ppr. charged on the branches with a mascle or. Motto—Amantes ardua dumoa (Virgil).—The thorns which lore hills.
5) (Ollernshaw, co. Derby). Or, two tilting-spears in saltire sa. surmounted by a stag browsing ppr. on a chief az. a crescent betw. two pheons of the field. Crest—Out of a crown vallery gu. a demi eagle displ. or, pendent from the neck a buglehorn stringed sa.
6) (Ollantigh, co. Kent, and Barbadoes, bart., extinct; Timotht Thornhill, of Barbadoes, was created a bart. 1682, and d. s. p.). Gu. two bars gemel ar. a bend of the last, on a chief of the second a tower of the first.
7) (co. Dorset). Ar. a chev. betw. three birds sa. membered gu.
8) (Owston, co. Lincoln). Gu. four bars gemel ar. a chief of the last. Crest—A woman’s head couped at tho shoulders, vested, crined, and ducally crowned all or, out of the coronet a hawthorn tree ppr.
9) (Diddington, co. Huntingdon). Gu. two bars gemel, a chief ar. Crest—A mount, thereon a thorn tree all ppr.
10) (Woodleys, co. Oxford). Barruly ar. and gu. Crest—A woman’s head couped at the shoulders, vested, crined, and ducally crowned all or.
11) Gu. two bars gemel ar. a chief of the second, over all a bend sa.
12) (co. Cork; confirmed by Carney, Ulster, 1653, to Major William Thornhill, co. Cork, descended from Thornhill, of Thornhill, co. Derby). Barry of ten gu. and ar. on a chief of the second a hand and sword ppr. sleeved az. betw. two pellets, a crescent for diff. Crest—A thorn bush, thereon a robin redbreast ppr.
13) (Castle Keevin, co. Cork; confirmed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1768, to Edward Badham Thornhill, Esq., son of Richard Thornhill, Esq., by Sophia, his wife, dau. and heir of Bretridge Badham, Esq., of Rookfield, same co.). Same Arms and Crest, quartering Badham, viz., Or, on a cross gu. five mullets of the field. Motto—Conquer or die.