Walcot Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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1) (co. Lincoln). Ar. a chev. betw. three chessrooks gu.
2) (Walcot, co. Salop; this very ancient family derive their name from Walcot, long their place of residence in the parish of Lydbury, co. Salop. The first who appears on record is Sir John de Walcot, living 6 Richard II., third in descent from whom was John Walcot, of whom the old family pedigree relates that, “playinge at the chesse with Henry the fift, kinge of Englande, he gave hym the checke matte with the rouke, whereupon the kinge changed his coate of armes, which was the crosse with flower de lures, and gave him the rouke for a remembrance”). (Wallingford, co. Bucks; a branch of Walcot, of Walcot and Bitterley). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. betw. three chessrooks erm.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a cross flory sa. five fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a buffalo’s head erased ar. armed, ducally gorged, lined, and winged gold.
3) (Bitterley Court, co. Salop). (Winkton House, co. Hants). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a buffalo’s head erased sa. armed and ducally gorged gold. Motto—Nullius in verba magistri.
4) (Lord Mayor of London, 1402). Ar. on a fess sa. three escallops or, quartering, Ar. on a cross patonce az. five fleurs-de-lis or.
5) (co. Oxford). Per pale az. and gu. on a cross patonce ar. five martlets sa. a chief or, charged with a fleur-de-lis betw. two annulets of the second. Crest—An eagle’s head or, guttee de sang, beaked az. holding in the beak a fleur-de-lis gold.
7) Sa. three escallops or.
8) Az. an inescutcheon within an orle of eight martlets ar. (another, or).
6) same as no. 5
9) Or, three crescents gu.
10) (Wolcott, co. Devon; descended from Walter Wolcott, Esq., of Wolcott, temp. Henry IV., who had two sons of the same name, viz., John, of Wolcott, by the first wife, and John, of Chagford, by the second wife. Visit. Devon, 1620). (Chudleigh and Southcott, co. Devon; descended from John Wolcott, of Chudleigh, eldest son of John Wolcott, of Chagford, the second son of Walter Wolcott, Esq., of Wolcott, temp. Henry IV. Visit. Devon, 1620). Per pale az. and gu. on a cross flory or, five martlets sa. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ar. guttée de sang, charged with a fleur-de-lis az. bezantée.
11) (Knowle House, co. Devon). Per pale az. and gu. a cross flory ar. charged with five Cornish choughs ppr. on a chief or, as an augmentation of honour, a fleur-de-lis between two annulets of the second. Crest—A hawk’s head gu. guttée d’or, holding in the beak a fleur-de-lis gold.
12) Az. an inescutcheon betw. eight martlets in orle ar.
13) (Morston, co. Devon). Az. on a cross flory ar. five martlets sa. a chief or, charged with a fleur-de-lis betw. two annulets purp. Crest—An eagle’s head erased ar. charged on the neck with three gouttes gu. holding in the beak a fleur-de-lis also gu.
14) Gu. on a cross flory ar. five martlets sa. a chief or, charged with a fleur-de-lis betw. two crosses formee of the first.