Whitehead Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Grantees of Arms
1) Robert Whitehead (or Whithead) of Gilden-Sutton, Cheshire, July 1613 by R. St. George
2) Major General Sir Thomas Whitehead, 20 July 1838, of Uplands, county Lancashire
3) (Taylor-), Smith, of co. Derby, 1873
4) Sir James Whitehead, Baronet, 1889, of Kent
Whitehead Surname Name Meaning, Origin, History, & Etymology
This English and Scottish last name developed as a nickname denoting someone who had fair or white hair, derived from the Middle English word whit, meaning “white” and heved, meaning “head”. In some instances it can be Irish, as Whitehead, particularly in Connacht, was an erroneous translation of the Gaelic name O’Ceanndughain, meaning “decendant of the little black-headed one”, similar to Canavan. In some cases, it is an Anglicized or Americanized form of the German surname Weusshaupt or Weisskopf.
The following is an excerpt from the book Patronymica Britannica regarding this popular Anglo-Saxon last name: “This common surname is doubtless derived from the hoary locks of its original bearer. The Annals of the Four Masters mention an Irishman of distinction who was known as “Colgan of the White Head,” from this personal peculiarity. The French Blancheteste is synonymous. 2. Local: “the white promontory”. The possibility that this could be a surname could be locational, denoting a person who lived at or near the top of a field or other geographic feature, is also mentioned by Henry Harrison in his 1912 book, Surnames of the United Kingdom.
In his 1903 book, British Family Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Henry Barber states the following in regard to the origins of the Whitehead surname: “From the Frisian, Withard; a personal name”.
Some even assert that the name was brought from Germany to England by migrating Anglo-Saxon tribes as early as the 400s AD.
Surname Spelling variants
Spelling or names with similar etymologies include Whithead, Whytehead, Whythead, Whitehed, Witheyed, Whiteheued, Whithed, Whitsed, Whittehed, Whytehed, and Whiteheade.
Whitehead Family Mottos
I have identified six Whitehead family mottos and translated them from Latin to English as follows:
1) Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
2) Ad finem fidelis (Faithful until the end)
3) Virtute et valore (By virtue and valor)
4) Abyasus ciranum dabat me (??)
5) Cruce non hasta (The cross, not the spear)
6) Virtute et labor (By valour and exertion)
Early Bearers of the Whitehead Surname
The first known bearers of this surname was John Whithaved who was documented in the Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire in 1219 AD. The Hundred Rolls of 1273 AD, a census of Wales and England, known in Latin as Rotuli Hundredorum lists two bearers of this surname: Roger Witheyed (Huntingdonshire) and William Witheyed (Cambridgeshire). Agnes Wythod was listed in the Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1279 AD. Adam Whytehevde de Hoton was documented in Berwick, Scotland in 1300 AD. Robert Whithede was listed in the manorial records of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in 1338 AD. The Poll Tax Rolls of Yorkshire in 1379 AD also list three bearers: Adam Whiteheued, Johannes Whittehed, and Robertus Qwytheued. Henry Quhitehede, a burgess of Edinburg, Scotland, was documented in 1423 AD.
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Whitehead ranks 721st in popularity in the United Status as of the 2000 Census. The name ranks particularly high in the following four states: Mississippi (302nd), Georgia (319th), Tennessee (346th), and Alabama (377th).
The surname Whitehead frequency/commonness ranks as follows in the British Isles: England (232nd), Scotland (1,003rd), Wales (415th), Ireland (2,561st) and Northern Ireland (3,256th). In England, it ranks highest in Greater Manchester. In Scotland, the surname ranks highest in the Scottish Borders. In Ireland, it ranks highest in Leinster. In Wales, it ranks highest in Wrexham.
The name is also present throughout the remainder English speaking world: Canada (1,060th), New Zealand (377th), Australia (457th), and South Africa (1,295th).
Whitehead Family Tree & Whitehead Genealogy
The ancestors of this branch of the Whitehead family tree was freeholders in the parish of Orton, Westmorland, England. George Whitehead (1636-1715) rose to prominence during the Stuart era, and was a Quaker and colleague of William Penn. From him descended John Whitehead of Raisbeck, in the parish of Orton. In 1620, John married Agnes Thompson and had issue with her. His son, John, of Raisbeck, was born in 1629. His son, James Whitehead of Raisbeck, was born in 1665. In 1704, he married Isabella Atkinson of Bretherdaile and had issue. His son, John, was born in 1732 and marries Agnes Taylor. His son, James Whitehead, was born in 1733 and he married Dorothy, daughter of John Farrer of Boulsfield. His son, John Whitehead of Raisbeck, was born in 1765 and married Eleanor, daughter of Robert Wilson of Midfield, and had issue with her. His son, James, was born in 1793. In 1822, he married Agnes, daughter of Robert Atkinson, of Hutton Le Hay, and had children as follows: John Mayor of Appleby and James (created Baroent). The younger son, Sir James Whitehead, 1st Baronet, of Catford, Kent, F.S.A., was a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, Sheriff of London and Middlesex, Lord Mayor, and Member of Parliament for Leicester born in 18134. He was created a Baronet in 1889. In 1860, he married Mercy Matilda, daughter of Thomas Hinds of St. Neots, and had issue with her as follows: 1) Sir George Hugh (2nd Baronet), 2) Sir Rowland Edward (3rd Baronet), 3) Gilbert Hinds (married Helena Emmeline, daughter of Henrt A. Langford of Plymouth, had a daughter named Margaret Joy), 4) Wilfred James (educated at Rugby and Trinity College Oxford, MA., Lieute4nant Colonel of the 6th City London Regiment, served in World War I and wounded, married Dona Margaret Chase, had issue named John Chase and Elizabeth Dona), 5) Leila Isabel Mercy, 6) Florence Marion. He died in 1917 and was succeeded by his eldest son George. This son, Sir George Hugh Whitehead, 2nd Baronet, educated at Clifton College and Trinity College Oxford, M.A., Justice of the Peace, was born in 1861. In 1889, he married Gertrude Grace, daughter of Sir William Ascroft of Overleigh House, and had issue as follows: 1) James Hugh Edendale (educated at Clifton College and Trinity College Oxford, Lieutenant of the Royal W. Kent Regiment, died from disease contracted in World War I), 2) George William Edendale (Clifton College, Lieutenant of the R.F.A, killed in action while flying over German lines in World War I), 3) Christobel (married Pierre de Putron, Jourat of Royal Conrt of Guernsey), 4) Joan Gertude, 5) Sylvia Mercy Ascroft (married Reverend James Walter Herbert Nankivell, had issue). He died in 1931 without male posterity and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Rowaland. Sir Rowland Edward Whitehead, 3rd Baronet, was educated at Clifton College and University College Oxford, and was one of H.M. Lieutenant for City of London, Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, Justice of the Peace for county Berks, born in 1863. In 1893, he married Ethel Mary Leonie, daughter of Philip H. Rathbone of Greenbank Cottage, and had issue as follows: 1) Sir Philip Henry Rathbone 4th, 2) Gilbert Rathbone (served in World War II, married Joy, daughter of Sydney Rumball, and had issue named Gilia Fleur, Celia Lynette, Anthea Margaret Joy), 3) Hermoine Elfrida Mary (married Major Edmund Kell Blyth, Oxford and Bucks L.I, had issue), and 4) Eileen Isabel (married Thomas Stephen Leach, had issue). He died in 1942 and was succeeded by his son Philip. Sir Philip Henry Rathborne Whitehead, 4th Baronet, was born in 1897 and educated at Clifton College. He was a Leituenant who served in World War I and also served in World War II. He held several other positions. In 1929, he married Gertrude, daughter of John C. Palmer of Wheeling, West Virginia, and had twins with her as follows: Rowland John Rathbone and Peter James Palmer. In 1946, he married Margert Langlands, daughter of E.W. Hickes. The Whitehead coat of arms or Whitehead family crest is blazoned in the medieval art of European heraldry as follows: Per pale azure and sable, on a fesse invected plain cottised or, between three fleurs-de-lis of the last, a fasces erect between two eagle’s heads erased proper. Crest: An eagle, wings expanded, proper, each wing charged with a fasces erect or, supporting with the dexter claw an escutcheon of the arms. Motto: Virtute et labote. This family resided at Culham Home Farm, Abingdon, Berkshire, and Sotik, Kenya Colony.
Sir Rowland John Rathborne Whitehead (5th Baronet, 1930-2007, merchant banker, spoke 8 languages)
Sir Philip Henry Rathbone Whitehead (6th Baronet, 1957)
Whytehead of Crayke
The lineage or genealogy of this branch of the family tree begins with the ancestors of the family Whithead or Whtyehead who lived for several hundred years in Titherley and Norman Court, Hants, England. William Whytehead was born in 1608 and he lived in Yorkshire after the Restoration. He died in 1681. His son, William, was born in 1632 and he had a son named Thomas. Thomas Whytehead was born in 1688 and was chief masgistrate for the borough of Scarbough in 1737 (his brother William was lord mayor of York in 1734). He died in 1739. His son, Thomas Whytehead, was born in 1697, and he married Jane, daughter of William Ogle Esq. of Flambro, and had two sons with her: William and Henry (had son also named Henry). The elder son, William, was Reverend of Hornses, county York, born in 1729. He married Rachel, daughter and heir of Henry Yates Esq. of Easingwold, and had issue as follows: William (of Eastingwold, LL.B., Deputy Lieutenant), Henry Robert (see below), Margaret, and Rachel. Reverend Henry Robert Whytehead, B.A. of Thornmansby, county York, England, was born in 1772. In 1808, he married Hannah Diana, daughter and heiress of Reverend Thomas Bowman, and had issue with her as follows: Henry Yates (discussed below), Robert (M.A., in hold orders, rector of All Saints, married Harriet Paterson Fraser, had William and five daughters, later married Henrietta Dodsworth), William (married Frances, daughter of Reverend T.D. Wastell of Risby, had sons named Thomas Bowman, William Wastell, Henry Robert, John Wastell, and Hugh Edward, as well as three daughters), Thomas (in holy orders, M.A., chaplain to the bishop of New Zealand), Jane (married George Overton Esq. of Scarboro), Anne (married Robert George Boulton Esq. of Beverly), Margaret, and Rachel. He died in 1818. Henry Yates Whytehead was an Esquire of Crayke, county York, England, as well as Justice of the Peace and M.D. who was born in 1804. In 1833, he married Anne Mary, daughter of Benjamin Wilson Esq. of Little Broughton, and had issue with her as follows: Robert Yates, Alfred, Mary Sarah, Carolina, and Jane Elizabeth. The Whytehead coat of arms is blazoned as follows in heraldry: Azure, a fesse argent, between three fleurs-de-lis, or. Crest: A fox sejant, argent. This family is seated at Crayke, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England.
John Whitehead of Worcestershire
John Whitehead, possible son of Richard and Margaret, was born in Bengeworth, England in 1592 AD. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Alocke and Elizabeth Alrich, and had issue with her as follows: Captain Samuel, Richard, Isaac, John, Anne, George, Edward, Elizabeth, Matthew, Joyce, Thomas, and Daniel Sr. Four of his sons are discussed as follows:
1) Captain Samuel Whitehead was born in England in 1613. He came to colonial America. He married twice. One wife was Sarah, daughter of Thomas Gregson. He was the father of two sons: Samuel and Stephen. The following excerpt about him is from Geni.com: “Cambridge, 1635; an original proprietor at Hartford, where his home-lot before 1639 was on Main St., on what is now the south corner of Pearl and Main Streets; but he had sold part of it to Richard Lord, before Feb., 1639-40, and part to John Skinner. He served in the Pequot War, 1637, and received a grant of land for his services, in 1671; he removed to New Haven, where he was admitted freeman, and a member of the General Court, August 6, 1642”
2) Isaac Whitehead was born in Kent, England in 1624. He came to colonial America. He married twice: Susanna and Mary, surname not known. He was the father of the following issue: Susanna, Isaac, Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Grace, and Abigail. He was a Minister, judge, coroner, and military Capitan. He died in New Jersey.
3) John Whitehead II was born in Leamington, England in 1636. He came to colonial America. He married twice: Martha, daughter of Leslie Bradfield, and Jane (surname not known). He was the father of the following children: Mary, Hannah, John, Damaris, Samuel, Eliphalet, Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph, Ann, and Mary. He died in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.
4) Daniel Whitehead Sr. was born c. 1603 in Kings Stanley, Lasboro, Gloucestershire, England. He came to colonial America. He married twice: Jane, daughter of Thomas Skidmore, and Sarah, daughter of Thomas Armitage. He died in Long Island, New York. He had the following children: Jonathan, Adam, Thomas, Jemima, Elizabeth, David, Sarah, and Major Daniel II
Arthur “de Faweth” Whitehead was born in Lancashire, England in 1520 AD. He married a woman named Eliza and had a son named Edmund. Edmund was born in Husetede, Lancashire c. 1550 AD. He married Ellin Smith and/or Elizabeth Slich and had two issue with her: William Edmund and Jane. William Edmund Whitehead was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, England in 1565. In 1583, he married Isabell Burrow, and had issue with her as follows: Edmund, Marie, Elizabeth, Alexander, Ellin, Robert, Arthur, Jane, Janet, Edumde, and Elizabeth. His son Arthur Whitehead was born in Rochdale, England in 1595. He married Dorothy Katherine Lightowlers, and Elizabeth Hoyle, and had issue as follows: Edmund, Elbert Edmund, Arthur, and Arthur Lazarus. He came to colonial America. He passed away in Virginia in 1686.
Marriages of Whiteheads
1) Thomas Whitehead married Annys Whyt in St. Mary, Hitchin, Hertford, England in January 1562
2) John Whitehead married Margaret Ravell in St. Bartholomew the Less, London, England June in 1648
3) Ellenor Whithead married Edward Haydon in St. Mary, Watford, Herford, England in November 1627
4) Richard Whitehead married Jayne Ambrose in St. Bride Fleet Street, England in February 1602
5) Anthony Whitehead married Mary Besouth in Wheathampstead, Hertford, England in June 1632
6) Henry Whitehead married Susan Normanton in Rushbrooke, Suffolk, England in September 1651
7) John Whitehead married Anne Towell in Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England in November 1634
8) Elizabeth Whitehead married William Fesey in Saint Gregory by Saint Paul, London, England in 1623
9) John Whitehead married Anna Bond in Weston, Massachusetts in November 1773
10) Martha Whitehead married Jesse Cotton in Bertie, North Carolina in June 1777
11) Jane Whitehead married Harmom Bolton in Cumberland, North Carolina in October 1815
12) Tom Whitehead married Emma Reeves in Lonoke, Arkansas in June 1878
Early American and New World Settlers
Some of the earliest settlers in colonial America bearing this name include:
1) George Whitehead came to Virginia in 1634
2) Mary Whitehead came to Maryland in 1637
3) Samuel Whitehead came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
4) James Whitehead came to Virginia in 1638
5) Arthur Whitehead came to Virginia in 1643
6) John Whitehead came to Maryland in 1645
7) Richard Whitehead came to Connecticut in 1645
8) Daniel Whitehead came to New York in 1647
9) Elizabeth Whitehead came to Maryland in 1651
10) Daniel Whitehead came to New York in 1652
11) William Whitehead came to Virginia in 1655
12) Fran Whitehead came to Virginia in 1658
13) Simon Whitehead came to Maryland in 1671
14) Robert Whitehead came to Maryland in 1671
15) Jonathan Whitehead came to Virginia c. 1685
16) Isack Whitehead came to New York in 1691
17) Joseph Whitehead came to New York in 1691
18) Robert Whitehead came to Virginia in 1663
19) John Whitehead came to Maryland in 1679
20) Richard Whitehead came to Virginia in 1679
Several thousand members of the Whitehead family came to the United States through Ellis Island, during the nineteenth century, including:
1) Thomas Whitehead came from Liverpool, England aboard the Baltic in 1905
2) James and Ellen Whitehead came from Manchester, England aboard the Lucania in 1906
3) Harry Whitehead came from Scarboro aboard the Baltic in 1906
4) Thomas Whitehead came from Oldham aboard the Cedric in 1906
5) Reginald Whitehead came from London aboard the Philadelphia in 1905
6) John Whitehead came from Bolton aboard the Teutonic in 1906
7) William Whitehead came aboard the Elderlasch in 1826
8) John Whitehead came aboard the SS Oceanic in 1870
9) James Whitehead came from Ireland aboard the Batavia in 1871
10) John Whitehead came from England aboard the City of Antwerp in 1868
11) James Whitehead came from England aboard the Pennsylvania in 1869
12) Mary, Isabel, and Elizabeth Whitehead came from England aboard the Batavia in 1871
Some of the earliest settlers in Canada bearing this name include:
1) Rumboll Whitehead came to Nova Scotia in 1749
2) James Whitehead came to Nova Scotia in 1785
3) James Whitehead came to Nova Scotia in 1792
4) Thomas Whitehead came to Ontario in 1806
5) Jane Whitehead came to Quebec in 1815
6) Lyman Whitehead came to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1817
7) Andrew Whitehead came to New Brunswick in 1820
8) Christian Whitehead came to New Brunswick in 1820
Some of the earliest settlers in Australia bearing this name include:
1) John Whitehead came from Middlesex, England aboard the Nile, Micorca, or Canada in 1801
2) Andrew Whitehead came from Middlesex, England aboard the Calcutta in 1803
3) John Whitehead came from Middlesex, England aboard the Calcutta in 1803
4) Elizabeth Whitehead came from Middlesex, England aboard the Coromandel or Experiment in 1803
5) Daniel Whitehead came from Surrey, England aboard the Lord Eldon in 1817
6) John Whitehead came from Lancaster, England aboard the Morley in 1817
7) William Whitehead came from Nottingham, England aboard the Tottenham in 1818
8) John Whitehead came from Gloucester, England aboard the Elizabeth in 1820
9) William Whitehead came from Devon, England aboard the Juliana in 1820
10) William Whitehead came from Middlesex, England aboard the Asia in 1824
11) George Whitehead came from Derby, England aboard the Bussorah Merchant in 1828
12) John Whitehead came from Kent, England aboard the Roslin Castle in 1828
13) George Whitehead came from Lancaster, England aboard the John in 1829
14) James Whitehead came from Chester, England aboard the Waterloo in 1829
15) Robert Whitehead came from Perth, Scotland aboard the York in 1829
16) John, Edmund, Sarah, and Nancy came to Brisbane, Queensland aboard the Sultana in 1862
17) Jessie Whitehead came to Queensland aboard the Conway in 1862
18) Alexander Whitehead came to Queensland aboard the Renfrewshire in 1884
Some of the earliest settlers in New Zealand bearing this name include:
1) Ed Whitehead, a dairyman by trade, of Kent, England came to Wellington aboard the Halcione in 1872
2) Rachel Whitehead came to Canterbury aboard the Lady Jocelyn in 1872
3) James E. Whitehead of Gloucestershire, England came to Otago aboard the Corona in 1874
4) George Whitehead, a shepherd by trade, came to Nelson aboard the Adamant in 1874
5) Alice Whitehead, a dairymaid, of Middlesex, England, came to Wellington aboard the Euterpe in 1874
6) Winnie Whitehead, of Yorkshire, England, came to Auckland aboard the Miltiades in 1874
There are hundreds of notable people with the Whitehead surname. This page will mention a handful. Famous people with this last name include:
1) Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was an Anglo-American philosopher and mathematician born in Ramsgate, England who is best known for his school of thought known as process philosophy, and also spoke about other topics such as theology, economics, biology, and psychology.
2) Alan Whitehead (1956) was an English soccer (football) player from Bury, England who played for seven different teams from 1977-1989 including Bury, Brentford, and York City
3) Axle Whitehead (1980) is an Australian actor, singer, musician, and TV host born in Melbourne, Victoria, having roles in The Wall and Home and Away
4) Ruben Angus “Bud” Whitehead (1939) was a defensive back in the NFL, playing for the San Diego Chargers from 1961-1968, born in Marianna, Florida
5) Burgess Urquhart Whitehead (1910-1993) was a professional baseball player in the MLB from 1933-1946, having played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Pirates, born in Tarboro, North Carolina
6) William Whitehead (1715-1785) was an English playwright and poet, born in Cambridge, who became Poet Laureate in 1757
7) Stuart David Whitehead (1976) was an English football (soccer) player who played from 1994-2013, for several different teams, including the Bolton Wanderers and Carlisle Union, born in Bromsgrove, England
8) Thomas Whitehead (1825-1901) who was a member of the US House of Representatives for Virginia from 1873-1875, born in Lovingston, Virginia
9) Robert Whitehead (1823-1905) was an English engineer who developed the first self-propelled naval torpedo, born in Bolton, Lancashire
10) Joseph Whitehead (1867-1938) was a member of the US House of Representatives for Virginia from 1925-1931
Whitehead America Civil War Veterans
There were several soldiers with the last name Whitehead who served in the American Civil War, including the following:
1) Edward H. Whitehead of the 88th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (Union)
2) Freeman Whitehead of the 161st Regiment New York Infantry (Union)
3) John D. Whitehead of the 123rd Regiment Indiana Infantry (Union)
4) Albert B. Whitehead of the 15th Regiment New Jersey Infantry (Union)
5) Charles G. Whitehead of the 8th Regiment Michigan Cavalry (Union)
6) William R. Whitehead of the 2nd Regiment Nebraska Infantry (Union)
7) Marshall D. Whitehall of the 76th Regiment Ohio Infantry (Union)
8) Edwin W. Whitehead of the 44th Regiment Mississippi Infantry (Confederate)
9) James M. Whitehead of the 1st Regiment Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
10) Joseph W. Whitehead of the 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters (Confederate)
11) John M. Whitehead of the 13th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)
12) Allen N. Whitehead of the 37th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Confederate)
13) Amos G. Whitehead of the 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry (Confederate)
14) Arthur J. Whitehead of the 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters(Confederate)
Whitehead America Revolution Veterans
There were several soldiers with the last name Whitehead who served in the Revolutionary War, including the following:
1) Private Samuel Whitehead of New Jersey
2) Private Benjamin Whitehead of North Carolina
3) Capitan James Whitehead of Pennsylvania
4) Private James Whitehead of New Jersey
5) John Whitehead of New York
6) Thomas Whitehead of New York
7) Abner Whitehead of New Jersey
8) John Whitehead of Pennsylvania
9) William Whitehead of New York
10) Private Aaron Whitehead of New Jersey
11) Gunner Daniel Whitehead
12) Private Gersham Whitehead of Connecticut
13) Private John Whitehead of New York
14) David Whitehead of New Jersey
15) Timothy Whitehead of New Jersey
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (West Tytherly, co. Hants). Az. a fess betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A wolf sejant ar.
2) (Uplands Hall, co. Lancaster). Az. on a chev. betw. three buglehorns or, three martlets of the field, on a chief embattled erm. a celestial crown gu. enclosed by two swords erect, around each a chaplet ppr. Crest—Out of a celestial crown or, a buglehorn gold betw. two wings az. Motto—Dum spiro spero.
3) Same Arms. Crest—A cross crosslet gu. Motto—Ad finem fidelis.
4) (Amberley Court, co. Gloucester). Az. a fess betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A wolf sejant ar. Motto: Virtute et valore
5) (Scotland, 16th century). Or, on a fess betw. three boars’heads erased az. as many cinquefoils ar.
6) (Isles of Allo, Scotland). Vert on a fess wavy betw. three boars’ heads ar. as many quatrefoils of the first. Crest—A man issuing out of the water laying hold of a Highland mantle ppr. Motto—Abyasus ciranum dabat me.
7) (Taylor-Whitehead, Burton Closes, Bakewell, co. Derby; Smith Taylor, Esq., only son of George Taylor, Esq., of Spring Side, Lees, co. Lancaster; m. 1863, Alice Jane Whitehead, niece and heiress of William Whitehead, Esq., of Dobcross, co. York, and assumed, by royal licenec, 1866, the surname of Whitehead). Ar. a fesse dancetttfe az. betw. in chief two taus, and in base a pheon gu. Crest—In front of a tau gu. a pheon ar. Motto—Cruce non hasta.