Windsor Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Earl of Plymouth, extinct 1843; descended from the same stock as Fitz-Gerald, Fitz-Maurice, and Carew. William Fitz-Walter, son of Walter Fitz-Otho, Castellan of Windsor, temp. William I., assumed the surname of Windsor from the castle of that name; Richard de Windsor, M.P. cos. Middlesex and Berks, temp. Edward III., d. 1367, leaving two sons: Sir James, ancestor of the Earls of Plymouth: and Sir William, summoned to Parliament 1381; Sir Andrew Windsor, K.B., of Slanwell, co. Middlesex, was summoned to Parliament 1529; Thomas, seventh Baron Windsor, was created, 1682, Earl of Plymouth). (Baron Windsor, extinct 1384; Sir William de Windsor, second son of Richard de Windsor, M.P. cos. Middlesex and Berks, temp. Edward III., was summoned to Parliament 1381, d. s. p. 1384). Gu. a saltire ar. betw. twelve crosses crosslet or. Crest—A buck’s head affrontee couped at the neck ar. attired or. Supporters—Two unicorns ar. armed, maned, tufted, and unguled or. Motto—Je me fie en Dieu.
2) (Viscount Windsor, Baron Mountjoy, extinct 1758; Hon. Thomas Windsor, second son of Thomas, seventh Baron Windsor, and first Earl of Plymouth, was created a peer of Ireland as Viscount Windsor 1699, and a peer of Great Britain as Baron Mountjoy 1711; the second viscount left two daus. his co-heirs: Charlotte Jane, w. John, first Marquess of Bute: and Alice Elizabeth, m. Frances, second Marquess of Hertford). Same Arms and Crest as the Earl of Plymouth, with a crescent for diff. Supporters: Two angels ppr. vested gu. winged and crined or. Motto—Stemmata quid faciunt.
3) (Sir William Windsor, knighted at Christ’s Church Cathedral, Dublin, by Sir George Cary, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 21 Sept. 1603). Gu. on a saltire ar. betw. twelve crosses crosslet or. a crescent sa. for diff.
4) (Dublin, temp. Charles II.; Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office 1673, Walter Windsor, son of Anthony Windsor). Gu. on a saltire ar. betw. twelve crosses crosslet or, a crescent of the field.
5) (Aunswell, co. Warwick). Gu. a saltire ar. betw. twelve crosses crosslet or. Crest—A stag’s head guard. couped at the neck ar.
6) (Bradenham). Gu. a saltire ar. betw. sixteen crosses crosslet or.
7) (Estaines, co. Essex). Gu. a saltire ar. a border of the last.
8) (Farlam, co. Cumberland). Gu. a saltire ar. betw. twelve crosses crosslet or.
9) (Hamage Grange, co. Salop; John Windsor was High Sheriff co. Salop 1784). Gu. a saltire betw. Twelve crosses crosslet or. Crest—A stag’s head at gaze erased at the neck ar. attired or.