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1) (Earl of Lisburne). Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar., the ensigns of Collwyn Ap Tangno, Lord of Efionydd. Crest—An armed arm embowed ppr. holding a fleur-de-lis ar. Supporters—Dexter, a dragon reguard. wings endorsed vert, gorged with a collar sa. edged ar. and charged with three fleurs-de-lis of the last, thereto a chain or; sinister, a unicorn reguard. ar. armed, maned, tufted, and unguled or, collared and chained as the dexter. Motto—Non revertar insultus.
2) (Talgarth, co. Brecknock). Az. three boys’ heads couped ar. having snakes enwrapped about their песка ppr., quartering, Sa. three spearheads ar. Crest—A maiden’s head, hair dishevelled, couped below the breast all ppr.
3) (co. Brecknock). Sa. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ppr. having snakes enwrapped about their necks vert (sometimes borne with a chev. ar.). Crest—A boy's head, as in the arms (sometimes crined or).
4) (Tyle Glas, co. Brecknock). Gu. on a garb a bird ar. beaked and membered gu. holding in the beak an erm. spot, a border gobony or and az.
5) (Golden Grove, co. Carmarthen; descended from Hugh Vaughan, Esq., of Kidwelly, same co., Gentleman-Usher to Henry VII.; his grandson, Walter Vaughan, Esq., of Golden Grove, had two sons: 1) Sir John, created Earl of Carbery in Ireland, 1643; 2) Sir William, of Terracoyd, in samе со., whose great-grandson, John Vaughan, s. to Golden Grove on the death s. p. of Lady Anne Vaughan, Duchess of Bolton, only dau. and heir of John, third Earl of Carbery, and d. 1765, leaving an only son, Richard Vaughan, Esq., of Golden Grove, and Shenfield, co. Essex; he d. 1781, and was s. by his only surviving child, Susanna Eleanora Vaughan, of Golden Grove, m. Bev. Тhomas Watkins, of Pennoyre, co. Brecon, and left issue; arms Reg. Ulster’s Office). Or, a lion ramp. reguard. sa. armed and langued gu. quartering, 1st, Sa. a lion ramp. ar. armed and langued gu.; 2nd, Per pale az. and sa. three fleurs-de-lis or; 3rd, Sa. a lion ramp. ar. head and paws gu. armed and langued az.; 4th, Gu. a lion ramp. or, charged on the shoulder with a crescent sa. armed and langued az. a border indented of the second; 5th, Or, a lion ramp. gu. armed and langued az.; 6th, Az. a lion ramp. or, armed and langued gu.; 7th, Az. a fess or, betw. three wolves’ heads erased ar.; 8th, Ar. a lion ramp. sa. armed ond langued gu.; 9th, Per fess gu. and ar. a lion ramp. counterchanged, armed and langued gu,: 10th, Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three pheons sa. those in chief lying fessways, pointing to the centre of the field; 11th, Vert a chev. or, betw. three wolves’ heads erased ar.
6) (Earl of Carbery, extinct 1712; Sir John Vaughan, Knt., of Golden Grove, co. Carmarthen, was created Lord Vaughan of Mullingar, 1621, and Earl of Carbery 1628; John, third Earl of Carbery, left an only dau. and heir, Lady Anne Vaughan, m. Charles, third Duke of Bolton, K.G.) Same Arms. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a lion ramp. per fess ar. and sa. Supporters—Dexter, a lion per fess ar. and sa. armed and langued gu. ducally crowned or; sinister, a lion gu. armed and langued az. ducally crowned, plain collared, and ringed or. Motto—Plane et sane.
7) (co. Carmarthen). Or, a lion ramp. gu. armed and langued az.
8) (Gwynne-Vaughan, Cynghordy, co. Carmarthen; Henry Jones, Esq., of Cynghordy, second son of Sameul Jones, Esq., of Llanvillo, co. Brecon, by Jane, his wife, dau. of William Vaughan, Esq., of Penymaes, assumed by royal licence, 1855, the surnames of Gwynnb Vaughan only, in lieu of Jones, and the arms of Vaughan, in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle, the Bev. Thomas Vaughan, late of Brecon). Erm. two chevronels ar. betw. three boys' heads affrontée couped at the shoulders ppr. crined or, around the neck of each a snake nowed also ppr. a border of the second. Crest—Upon a mount vert in front of a boys’ head affrontée couped at the shoulders ppr. crined or, a snake nowed also ppr. Motto—Asgre lan diogel ei pherchen.
9) (Plas-Neuadd, ia Llanvair, co. Denbigh; descended through Richard, second son of Robert Ap Meredith, of Melai, and Vronheulog, in Llanvair, со. Denbigh, and Grono Lllwyd-y-Penwyn, from Marchudd, founder of the VIII. Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys). Same Arms as Grono Lllwyd-y-Penwyn, viz., Gu. three boars’ heads erased in pale ar.
10) (co. Devon), Gu. three boars’ heads erased in pale ar. armed or.
11) (Shapwick, co. Dorset). Sa. (another, gu.) a chev. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with snakes vert. Crest—An arm erect grasping a snake entwined round the arm all ppr.
12) (West Tilbury, co. Essex). Per pale sa. and az, semée of crosses crosslet counterchanged field, an eagle displ. with two heads or, a border engr. of the last.
13) (Rheola, co. Glamorgan). Sa. a chev. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with snakes vert, on a chief of the second three buglehorns of the first. Crest—A boy’s head, hanging from the neck a buglehorn, as in the arms. Motto—Asgre Ian diogel ei pherchen.
14) (Just, co. Gloucester). Sa. a chev. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with snakes vert. Crest—An arm erect grasping a snake entwined round the arm all ppr.
15) (Wigmore, co. Hereford). Sa. three hounds courant ar. collared gu. Crest—On a mount vert a hound sejant ar. collared gu.
16) (Court Field, co. Hereford). Per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. az. Crest—A child’s head couped at the shoulders and entwined round the neck with a snake all ppr. Mottoes—Duw a digon; and Simplices sicut pueri sagaces sicut serpentes.
17) or Vahan - (Bredwarden and Porthamell, co. Hereford). Az. three infants’ heads couped at the shoulders ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with as many snakes vert. Crest—On a plume of three feathers gu. a griffin’s head or.
18) (Treverwyn, co. Hereford). Sa. a chev. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ar. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with as many snakes ppr. Crest—A boy’s head couped at the shoulders ppr. enwrapped with a snake, as in the arms.
19) (Stockin, co. Hereford; a branch of the ancient family of Vaughan; the last male heir, Edward Vaughan, Esq., of Stockin, fourth in descent from Тhomas Vaughan, Esq., of Stockin, living 1622, left two daus. his co-heirs: Mary, m. to Thomas Galliers, Esq., of Stapleton Castlo, and Anne, m. to John Galliers, Esq., of Wigmore Abbey). Az. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders having snakes enwrapped about their necks all ppr.
20) (Woodstone, co. Huntingdon; descended from Vaughan, of Kington, co. Hereford, in the church of which parish a mural monument deduces the pedigree from the time of the Black Prince). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. а chev. sa. betw. three infants’ heads couped at the shoulders, each enwrapped round the ncck with a snake all ppr., for Vaughan; 2nd and 3rd, az. two bars ar. in chief three leopards' faces or, for Wright. Crests— 1st, Vaughan: An infant’s head entwined with a snake, as in the arms; 2nd, Wright: Out of a ducal coronet or, a dragon’s head issuant ppr.
21) (borne by Sir Hugh Vaughan, Governor of Jersey, temp. Henry VIII.). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a fess or, betw. three horses’ heads erased of the last., a border gobonee ar. and vert; 2nd and 3rd, per pale az. and purp. three whales’ heads erased or, ingulphant of spears ar. Crest—A lion’s gamb or, holding a human heart gu. Supporters— Two griffins per fess gu. and az. platée and fretty of the first.
22) (co. Kent). Gu. three bezants, each charged with a lion’s head erased az. on a chief ar. (another, or), a spear and poleaxe in saltire of the second, handled sa. betw. four pellets.
23) (Sir Richard Vaughan, London, 1633). Barry wavy of four gu. and or, per pale, on eacli of gu. a fleur-de-lis, on each of or, a leopards’ face, and in chief a lion’s head erased all counterchanged.
24) (London). Per pale barry wavy of four gu. and or, in chief a lion’s paw erased betw. four fleurs-de-lis and as many leopards’ faces counterchanged.
25) (Nannau, or Nanney, Hengwrt and Rug, co. Merioneth, bart., extinct 1859; descended from Yner Vychan, Lord of Nannau, who had two sons: 1) Meuric Vychan, Lord of Nannau, whose male line became extinet, Jane, dau. and co-heir of Hugh Nanney, Esq. of Nanney, m. Robert Vaughan, Esq., of Hengwrt, Sheriff co. Merioneth, 1735; 2)Howel ap Ynyr Vychan, ancestor of Vaughan, of Hengwrt, whose descendant m. the heiress of Nanney). Quarterly, or and gu. four lions ramp. counterchanged. Crest—A lion ramp. az. gorged with an antique coronet or.
26) (Dolymelynllyn, co. Merioneth, afterwards of Chilton Grove, near Shrewsbury, co. Salop; descended from Griffith Vaughan, Esq., of Dolymelynllyn, third son of Robert Vaughan, Esq., of Hengwrt, co. Merioneth). Quarterly, ar. and gu. four lions ramp. counterchanged, on the centre of the field a lion ramp. az.
27) (Cors-y-Gedol, co. Merioneth; descended from Osborn FitzGerald, Lord of Ynys-y-Maengwyn, and Cors- y-Gedol, co. Merioneth; Richard Vaughan, Esq., of Cors-y-Gedol, had a son, William Vaughan, Esq., of Cors-y-Gedol, d.s.p., and a dau., Catherine, m. Rev. Hugh Wynn, D.D., and had a dau. and heir, Margaret Wynn, heiress to her uncle, William Vaughan, to. Sir Roger Mostyn, fifth bart. of Mostyn, co. Flint). Arms, those of Osborn FitzGerald, viz., Erm. a saltire gu.
28) (Penmaen-Dovey and Caethele, co. Merioneth; descended from Einion Ap Sitsyllt, a chieftain of Merioneth, who lived in the 12th century). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a lion pass. sa. armed and langued gu. betw. three fleurs-de-lis of the last; 2nd and 3rd, erm. on a saltire engr. gu. a crescent or. Crest—A demi lion ramp. sa.
29) (Littleton, co. Middlesex; Sir Hugh Vaughan, Knt., of Littleton, temp. Henry VIII.; granted 27 March, 1503). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a fess or, betw. three horses’ heads erased of the last, bridled gu. a border gobony ar. and vert; 2nd and 3rd, per pale az. and purp. three lucies’ heads erased or, each ingulphant a spear’s head ar. Crest—A lion’s gamb or, holding a human heart gu. Supporters—Two griffins per fess gu. and az. platée and fretty of the first.
30) (Court Field, co. Monmouth; originally of Bredwarden, co. Hereford, and Cleirow, co. Radnor). Sa. three infants' heads couped at the shoulders ppr. crined or, each enwrapped round the neck with a snake. Since the latter end of the 16th century, the family have sometimes borne the Herbert arms, viz., Per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. ar. Crest—A child's head couped at the shoulders and enwrapped round the neck with a snake, as in the arms. Mottoes—Duw a digon; and Simplices sicut pucri, Sagaces sicut serpentes.
31) (co. Monmouth; granted 12 Dec. 1583). Erm. a saltire gu. Crest—A demi lion ramp. per fess or and gu. holding in the paws a scroll, inscribed “Immaculate Gens."
32) (Lloydiarth, co. Montgomery). Sa. a goat pass. ar.
33) (Sutton-upon-Treut, co. Nottingham; impalement Fun. Ent. of Henry, Lord Docwra, 1632, whose wife was Anne, dau. of Francis Vaughan, Esq., of Sutton-upon-Trent). Sa. a chev. betw. three boys' heads couped at the shoulders ar. crined and having snakes round their necks or.
34) (Oxford; arms of John Vaughan, in a window in the Chapel of All Souls College, Oxford. Visit. Oxon, 1566). Az. a lion ramp. ar.
35) (Duddleston, co. Salop; descended from Richard Vaughan, Esq., Solicitor to Queen Elizabeth in the Council of the Marches at Ludlow, second son of David ap Madoc, of Pentemorgan, who descended from Bleddyn, Lord of Dinmael, third son of Owen Bbooyntyn, Lord of Edeirnion, Dinmael, and Abertanat). Ar. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—A boar's head gu. couped or.
36) (Burlton Hall, co. Salop). Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three boars’ beads couped of the second, armed or, langued az. on the centre of the chev. a crescent of the first, within an annulet of the third. Crest—On a chapeau ppr. a boar’s head couped gu. armed or, langued az. Motto—Afra pôb afraid.
37) (Charlinch, co. Somerset; Benjamin Vaughan, Esq., of Charlinch, son of Hugh Vaughan, Steward and Secretary to Francis, second Earl of Bedford, K.G. Visit. Somerset, 1623). Gu. three boars’ heads erased in pale ar., quartering, 1st, Gu. a female bust ppr. with a chaplet ar. and sa.; 2nd, Ar. a lion ramp. sa.; 3rd, Gu. two snakes entwined ar.
38) (Vaughan-Jenkins, Combe Grove, Monkton Combe, co. Somerset). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a chev. paly of eight pieccs erm. and erminois betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, for Jeneins; 2nd and 3rd, az. on a chev. engr. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulder, around the neck of each a snake entwined ppr. a cross pattée fitchée gu., for Vaughan. Crests—1st, Jenkins: A fleur-de-lis per pale or aod sa. encircled with two branches of oak fructed ppr.; 2nd, Vaughan: A boy’s head couped at the shoulders, around his neck a garland of oak ppr. charged on the breast with a cross pattée fitchée gu.
39) (Payan’s Castle, Wales; granted 12 June, 1527). Ar. on a saltire betw. three birds sa. and a cock in base gu. a cinquefoil of the first betw. four spears embrued ppr. on a chief of the third three plates, the first charged with a fleur-de-lis az., the second with a rose gu. seeded or, the third with a lion ramp. of the second.
40) (Wales; granted 1491). Per pale az. and purp. a fish haurient or. Crest—A man erect ppr. with arms extended, habited in a jacket ar. breeches sa. hair flotant, in the dexter hand a large knife of the second.
41) (Wales). Per pale az. and purp. three lucies’ heads haurient erased or, each ingulphant a spearhead ar.
42) (Wales). Sa. three nags’heads erased ar.
43) (Wales). Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar.
44) (Falstone, co. Wilts). Sa. a chev. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with snakes vert. Crest—An arm erect grasping a snake entwined round the arm all ppr.
45) (Bradward, co. Wilts). Az. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ppr. crined or, enwrapped about the neck with snakes vert. Crest—On a plume of three feathers gu. a griffin’s head or.
46) (Sutton, co. York). Sa. a chev. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ar. crined or, enwrapped about the necks with snakes ppr. Crest—A boy's head couped at the shoulders ppr. enwrapped about the neck with a snake vert.
47) (co. York). Az. a mullet ar.
48) (Sir John Vaughan, knighted by Robert, Earl of Essex, 30 July, 1599). Sa. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ppr. having snakes about their necks az.
"49) (Lloyd-Vaughan, Golden Grove, King’s co., representing Lloyd, of Gloster, in same co.; descended from John Vaughan, Esq., of St. Dogmell’s, co. Pembroke, temp. Charles I., whose son, Hector Vaughan, had grants of lands in Ireland 1663 and 1670; he m. 1664, Mary, dau. and heir of Captain William Piesley, of Knocknameese, now Golden Grove, King’s co., and was great-grandfather of William Piesley Vadghan, Esq., of Golden Grove, d. 1809, whose dau. the eventual heiress of the Vaughan family, m. 1822, John Lloyd, Esq., brother of Colonel Habdress Lloyd, of Gloster, and had an only dau. and heir, Maey Vadchan Lloyd, who s. to Golden Grove on the death of her uncle, Wiluam Piesley Vadghan, 1842, and m. 1843, Samdel Dawson Hutchinson, Esq., who thereupon assumed, by royal licence, 1843, the additional surnames of Lloyd-Vaughan; she d. 1845, and was s. by her only son, William Piesley Hutchinson-Lloyd-Vaughan, Esq., of Golden Grove, who became representative also of Lloyd, of Gloster, in 1860, on the death unm. of his great-uncle, Colonel Hardress Lloyd). Quarterly of nine, 1st, quarterly, 1st, sa. a chev. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders ar. crined or, round the neck of each a snake entwined ppr., for Vaughan, 2nd, paly of eight ar. and gu. a border or, pellettée, for Lloyd, of Gloster, 3rdi erm. a lion ramp. az. ducally crowned ar., for Medhop, 4th, quarterly, gu. and az. crusily fitchée or, a lion ramp. ar., for Hutchinson; 2nd, quarterly, gu. and az. crusilée fitchée or, a lion ramp. ar., for Hutchinson; 3rd, paly of eight ar. and gu., for Lloyd, of Bodidris; 4th, ru. a lion ramp, ar., for Grono ap Savan; 6th, per bend sinister arm. and ermines a lion ramp. or, for Trevor; 6th, erm. a lion ramp. az. ducally crowned ar., for Medhop; 7th, vert a saltire or, an annulet
of the last for diff., for Le Hunte; 8th, sa. a chev. ar. betw. three boys' heads couped at the shoulders, round the neck of each a snake entwined all ppr., for Vaughan; 9th, gu. a lion ramp. or, ducally crowned of the last, in the dexter chief point a cross crosslet ar. Crestt—1st, Vaughan: A boy's head couped at the shoulders, crined or, round the neck a snake entwined ppr.; 2nd, Lloyd, of Gloster: A lion ramp. ar. holding in the dexter forepaw a snake ppr.; 3rd, Hutchinson: On a ducal coronet or, a cockatrice, wings
addorsed ppr. Motto—Vita via virtus."
50) Or, a lion ramp. gu. Creat—On a five-leaved coronet or. a demi lion ramp. per fess ar. and sa. ducally crowned gold.
51) Gu. three bezants, each charged with a lion's head erased ar. on a chief or, a poleaxe and tilting-spear in saltire az. betw. four pellets. Crest—Three hand-guns erect or, and two serpents az. entwining about tbe barrels.
52) Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a fess or, betw. three horses’ heads erased ar. bridled or; 2nd and 3rd, per pale purp. and gu. three boars' heads erased and erect or, aborder gobony ar. and vert. Crest—A lion's paw or, holding a torteau.
53) Ar. two lions pass. guard. gu. crowned or.
54) Per pale az. and gu. three lions ramp. ar.
55) Az. a fess wavy or, betw. three swans ppr.
56) Sa. three horses' heads couped or.
57) Vert a cat pass. ar. betw. nine trefoils slipped or.
58) Per fess sa. and ar. a lion ramp. reguard. counterchanged.
59) (Quilly, co. Down; confirmed to George Montgomery Vaughan, Esq., of Quilly, son and heir of George Vaughan, Esq., of Quilly, and grandson of George Vaughan, Esq., also of Quilly, and to the other descendants of his said grandfather). Per pale sa. and az. on a chev. engr. ar. betw. three boys’ heads couped at the shoulders and entwined round the neck with snakes all ppr. a cross of Ulster gu. Crest—A boy's head, as in the arms, charged on the neck with a cross of Ulster gu. Motto—Honeste audax.
60) (of Dyffryn, Hoffnant, Penbryn, Cardiganshire, Wales) Vert, a chevron between three wolves` heads erased argent.

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