Aguylon bore Gulles a fleur-de-lys sable

Aguylon

Aguylon bore Gulles a fleur-de-lys sable

"Argent, an allerion gules. ALLERION. An eagle displayed, without beak or feet." -Hall, 1862

Allerion

"Argent, an allerion gules. ALLERION. An eagle displayed, without beak or feet." -Hall, 1862

An almond shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Almond Shield

An almond shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"This charge is borne with a cable, and set fesse-wise, by the British Admiralty; but it is usual to place it in pale, and it depicted without a cable, unless the contrary is specified."—Aveling, 1891

Anchor

"This charge is borne with a cable, and set fesse-wise, by the British Admiralty; but it is usual to…

"Azure, an annulet argent. Annulets are added to arms for a difference. ANNULET. A small circle borne as a charge in coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Annulet

"Azure, an annulet argent. Annulets are added to arms for a difference. ANNULET. A small circle borne…

The heraldic charge borne by the fifth eldest son in a family.

The Annulet

The heraldic charge borne by the fifth eldest son in a family.

Applegarth's shield of three red apples in a silver field.

Applegarth

Applegarth's shield of three red apples in a silver field.

Arderne bore Ermine a fesse checky gold and gules.

Arderne

Arderne bore Ermine a fesse checky gold and gules.

"ARGENT. The French word for silver, of which metal all white fields or charges are supposed to consist." -Hall, 1862

Argent

"ARGENT. The French word for silver, of which metal all white fields or charges are supposed to consist."…

"Argent, a fess gules" describes the red (gules) stripe (fess) on the silver (argent) field.

Argent, a Fess Gules

"Argent, a fess gules" describes the red (gules) stripe (fess) on the silver (argent) field.

"Azure, a dexter arm vambraced couped, the fist clenched proper. CLENCHED. The fingers pressed towards the palm of the hand." -Hall, 1862

Arm with Fist Clenched

"Azure, a dexter arm vambraced couped, the fist clenched proper. CLENCHED. The fingers pressed towards…

The Arms of Columbus. There is no wholly satisfactory statement regarding the origin of these arms or the Admiral's right to bear them. It is the quartering of the royal lion and castle, for Arragon and Castile, with gold islands in azure waves. Five anchors and the motto, "A [or Por] Castilla y a [or Por] Leon Nuevo Munido Dio [or Hallo] Colon," were later given or assumed. The crest varies in the Oviedo of 1535.

Arms

The Arms of Columbus. There is no wholly satisfactory statement regarding the origin of these arms or…

"Argent. Three arrows proper, banded. BANDED. Anything tied with a band." -Hall, 1862

Arrows Banded

"Argent. Three arrows proper, banded. BANDED. Anything tied with a band." -Hall, 1862

Arundels the martlets must stand for hirundels or swallows

Arundel

Arundels the martlets must stand for hirundels or swallows

The heraldic shield of Ralph de Arundel.

Shield of Ralph de Arundel

The heraldic shield of Ralph de Arundel.

Asdale bore Gules a swan silver

Asdale

Asdale bore Gules a swan silver

Aston of Cheshire bore Party sable and silver cheveronwise or Silver a chiefe entry sable.

Aston

Aston of Cheshire bore Party sable and silver cheveronwise or Silver a chiefe entry sable.

"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure, a fleur-de-lis argent. AUGMENTATION. This word signifies in Heraldry a particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton." -Hall, 1862

Augmentation

"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure,…

Avenel bore Silver a fesse and six annelets (aunels) gules

Avenel

Avenel bore Silver a fesse and six annelets (aunels) gules

"De Bohun badge. From the central spandrel of the Canopy of the Brass to Alianore de Bohun, Duchess of Gloucester, A.D. 1399, in Westminster Abbey."—Aveling, 1891

De Bohun Badge

"De Bohun badge. From the central spandrel of the Canopy of the Brass to Alianore de Bohun, Duchess…

"BADGE. A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being beneath the rank of gentlemen, have no right to armorial bearings. The rose and crown is the badge of the servants, &c., of the Kings of England: they are displayed as in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Rose and Crown Badge

"BADGE. A distinctive mark worn by servants, retainers, and followers of royalty or nobility, who, being…

Balliol bore Gules a voided scocheon silver

Balliol

Balliol bore Gules a voided scocheon silver

"BANNER ROLL is a small square flag containing a single escutcheon of the deceased. Thus, if there are twelve quarterings in the banner, the same number of banner rolls will be required to be borne in the funeral procession. The annexed engraving shows the banner and banner-roll." -Hall, 1862

Banner Roll

"BANNER ROLL is a small square flag containing a single escutcheon of the deceased. Thus, if there are…

"Ermine, two bars gules. BAR. An honourable ordinary, occupying one-fifth of the shield. It may be placed in any part of the field. It has two diminutives, the closet and barrulet." -Hall, 1862

Bar Ordinary

"Ermine, two bars gules. BAR. An honourable ordinary, occupying one-fifth of the shield. It may be placed…

Argent, two closets, azure. The closet is a diminutive of the bar, and is half its width. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Bar

Argent, two closets, azure. The closet is a diminutive of the bar, and is half its width. -Hall, 1862

Bardolf of Wormegay bore Gules three cinqfoils silver.

Bardolf

Bardolf of Wormegay bore Gules three cinqfoils silver.

Lord Bardolf bore Quaterly gules silver with an eagle gold in the quarter

Phelip Lord Bardolf

Lord Bardolf bore Quaterly gules silver with an eagle gold in the quarter

"Parted per pale, baron and femme, two coats; first, or, a chevron gules; second, barry of twelve pieces, azure and argent. In Heraldry, the husband and wife are called baron and femme; ... the shield is in heraldic language said to be parted per pale." -Hall, 1862

Baron and Femme

"Parted per pale, baron and femme, two coats; first, or, a chevron gules; second, barry of twelve pieces,…

"Parted per pale, baron and femme, three coats;—first, gules, on a bend (argent), three trefoils vert: second, parted per fess, in chief azure, a mascle or, with a label argent for difference. In base ermine, a fess, dancette gules. The same rule would apply if the husband had three or more wives; they would all be placed in the sinister division of the shield. If a widower marries again, the arms of both his wives are placed on the sinister side, which is parted per fess." -Hall, 1862

Baron and Femme

"Parted per pale, baron and femme, three coats;—first, gules, on a bend (argent), three trefoils…

"Baron and femme, two coats; first, gules, a saltier argent; second, on an escutcheon of pretence, azure, a chevron, or. Where the baron marries an heiress, he does not impale his arms with hers, as in the preceding examples, but bears them in an escutcheon of pretence in the centre of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Baron and Femme

"Baron and femme, two coats; first, gules, a saltier argent; second, on an escutcheon of pretence, azure,…

"Baron and femme, two atchievements. First, azure, a pile or, crest a star of six points, argent; second, gules, a cross flory argent, surmounted by an earl's coronet: supporters, on the dexter side a stag ducally gorged and chained, on the sinister side a griffin gorged and chained; motto, Honour and Truth. If a peeress in her own right, or the daughter of a peer, marries a private gentleman, their coats of arms are not conjoined paleways, as baron and femme, but are placed upon separate shields by the side of each other; they are usually inclosed in a mantel." -Hall, 1862

Baron and Femme

"Baron and femme, two atchievements. First, azure, a pile or, crest a star of six points, argent; second,…

"Gules, two barrulets argent. BARRULET. The smallest diminutive of the bar. The closet is half the bar; the barrulet half the closet." -Hall, 1862

Barrulet Ordinary

"Gules, two barrulets argent. BARRULET. The smallest diminutive of the bar. The closet is half the bar;…

Azure, two bars, gemels, argent. The annexed example is to illustrate the word gemels, which is frequently used to describe double bars. The word gemels is a corruption of the French word jumelles, which signifies double. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Barrulet

Azure, two bars, gemels, argent. The annexed example is to illustrate the word gemels, which is frequently…

34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter. Judges 11:34 KJV

Barry of Seven Pieces

34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels…

"Barry of eight pieces, azure and argent. BARRY. A field divided transversely into several equal parts, and consisting of two different tinctures interchangeably disposed." -Hall, 1862

Barry Ordinary

"Barry of eight pieces, azure and argent. BARRY. A field divided transversely into several equal parts,…

"GEMELS. This word signifies double. The example contains two double bars, which in heraldic language would be called two bars gemels." -Hall, 1862

Bars Gemels

"GEMELS. This word signifies double. The example contains two double bars, which in heraldic language…

"Argent, the lower half of the shield three bars wavy, azure. WAVY. Curved lines, undulating like the waves of the sea." -Hall, 1862

Bars Wavy

"Argent, the lower half of the shield three bars wavy, azure. WAVY. Curved lines, undulating like the…

Basset of of Drayton bore gold three piles (or pales) gules with a quarter ermine.

Basset

Basset of of Drayton bore gold three piles (or pales) gules with a quarter ermine.

Bassingbourne bore Gironny of gold and azure of twelve pieces.

Bassingbourne

Bassingbourne bore Gironny of gold and azure of twelve pieces.

"Or, a cross gules, over all a baton argent. BATON. BATUNE. BASTON. It is generally used as an abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy." -Hall, 1862

Baton Abatement

"Or, a cross gules, over all a baton argent. BATON. BATUNE. BASTON. It is generally used as an abatement…

"Bar-sinister. BATON-SINISTER, a well-known heraldic indication of illegitimacy. It is a diminutive of a Bend-sinister, one-fourth of its width, and couped at the ends." -Hazeltine, 1894

Baton Sinister

"Bar-sinister. BATON-SINISTER, a well-known heraldic indication of illegitimacy. It is a diminutive…

Argent, a fess, azure. The fess is formed by two horizontal lines drawn above and below the centre of the shield. The fess contains in breadth one third of the field. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Baton

Argent, a fess, azure. The fess is formed by two horizontal lines drawn above and below the centre of…

"Argent, a battering ram proper. BATTERING RAM. An instrument used for battering down walls before gunpowder was known in Europe: it is frequently borne as a charge in a coat of arms." -Hall, 1862

Battering Ram

"Argent, a battering ram proper. BATTERING RAM. An instrument used for battering down walls before gunpowder…

"Argent, three battle axes gules two over one. BATTLE AXE. An ancient military weapon, frequently borne on arms as a mark of prowess." -Hall, 1862

Battle Axe

"Argent, three battle axes gules two over one. BATTLE AXE. An ancient military weapon, frequently borne…

Beauchamp of Hatch bore simple vair, Ferrers of Derby Vairy gold and gules

Beauchamp

Beauchamp of Hatch bore simple vair, Ferrers of Derby Vairy gold and gules

Fitzalan of Bedale bore Barry of eight pieces gold and gules

Fitzalan de Bedale

Fitzalan of Bedale bore Barry of eight pieces gold and gules

"Argent, a barrulet gules, belled with three bells proper. BELLED. Having bells." -Hall, 1862

Barrulet Belled

"Argent, a barrulet gules, belled with three bells proper. BELLED. Having bells." -Hall, 1862

"Azure, a bend gules, fimbriated argent. FIMBRIATED. An ordinary having a border of a different tincture is said to be fimbriated." -Hall, 1862

Bend Fimbriated

"Azure, a bend gules, fimbriated argent. FIMBRIATED. An ordinary having a border of a different tincture…

"Argent, a Bend Grady Gules. GRADY. In heraldry, cut into steps, one upon another: said of lines, of the edges of ordinaries, or the like. Sometimes called battled embattled, battled grady, or embattled grady." -Whitney, 1911

Bend Grady

"Argent, a Bend Grady Gules. GRADY. In heraldry, cut into steps, one upon another: said of lines, of…

"Argent, a bend gules, invected between two hurts. INVECTED. A line formed with small semicircles, with the points turned inward. Any ordinary drawn with this line is called invected." -Hall, 1862

Bend Invected

"Argent, a bend gules, invected between two hurts. INVECTED. A line formed with small semicircles, with…

"Azure, a bend argent. BEND. One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third." -Hall, 1862

Bend Ordinary

"Azure, a bend argent. BEND. One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from…

"Quarterly or and gules, over all a bend vair. OVER ALL. This expression describes a figure borne over another and obscuring part of it." -Hall, 1862

Bend Over All

"Quarterly or and gules, over all a bend vair. OVER ALL. This expression describes a figure borne over…

Argent, a scarpe, purpure. The scarpe is the diminutive of the bend sinister, and is half its size. -Hall, 1862

Bend Sinister

Argent, a scarpe, purpure. The scarpe is the diminutive of the bend sinister, and is half its size.…

"Argent, a bend sinister gules. BEND SINISTER. Is the reverse of the bend; it is seldom found in coats of arms, as it is reckoned an abatement." -Hall, 1862

Bend Sinister

"Argent, a bend sinister gules. BEND SINISTER. Is the reverse of the bend; it is seldom found in coats…

"Gules, a bend sinister embattled, argent. EMBATTLED. A line, formed like the battlements on a wall or tower, is said to be embattled or crenelle. When the line is used to form one of the ordinaries, it is said to be embattled." -Hall, 1862

Bend Sinister Embattled

"Gules, a bend sinister embattled, argent. EMBATTLED. A line, formed like the battlements on a wall…

"Argent, a bend undy, gules. UNDY. A term used to express the word wavy by Gwillim and other ancient armorists." -Hall, 1862

Bend Undy

"Argent, a bend undy, gules. UNDY. A term used to express the word wavy by Gwillim and other ancient…

"Argent, a bend, vert. The bend is an honourable ordinary, formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base, and contains the fifth part of the field if uncharged; but if charged with other figures, the third part of the field." -Hall, 1862

Ordinary Bend

"Argent, a bend, vert. The bend is an honourable ordinary, formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the…

"Argent, three bendlets, enhanced gules. ENHANCED. A term applied to bearings placed above their usual situation." -Hall, 1862

Bendlets Enhanced

"Argent, three bendlets, enhanced gules. ENHANCED. A term applied to bearings placed above their usual…

Argent, a bend sinister, purpure. The bend sinister is the same breadth as the bend dexter, and is drawn from the sinister to the dexter side of the shield. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Bendlets

Argent, a bend sinister, purpure. The bend sinister is the same breadth as the bend dexter, and is drawn…

"Bendy of six pieces, azure and argent. BENDY. This word serves to denote a field divided diagonally into several bends, varying in metal and colour." -Hall, 1862

Bendy Ordinary

"Bendy of six pieces, azure and argent. BENDY. This word serves to denote a field divided diagonally…