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7 June 2011

18th Century Arms – Earl of Holderness

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 18:09
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Earl of Holderness

Arms: Quarterly 1st Azure three cinquefoils between semee of cross-crosslets Argent (Darcy)
2nd Azure three bars gemel Or and a chief of the last (Meynell)
3rd Azure a maunch ermine (conyers)
4th Gules on a saltire Argent a mullet of five points (Neville)

Crest: A spear broken in three pieces Or two in saltire the other in pale headed proper banded together at the middle by a ribbon Gules.

Supporters: Dexter a tiger Argent maned and tusked Or Sinister a bull Sable armed and maned Or. [Differs from the illustrations.]

Motto: Un Dieu Un Roi

Conyers Darcy, 1st Earl of Holderness, 2nd Baron Darcy of Meinhill, 8th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 5th Baron Conyers (24 January 1598/1599-14 June 1689) was created Earl of Holderness in 1682.

Image courtesy of Richard Lichten

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