As a keen student of genealogy I have been watching the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Last night it was the turn of the actress Emilia Fox. The latter part of the programme covered her great great grandfather Samson Fox. He was the guiding force behind Harrogate’s Royal Hall. The show briefly displayed a view of his Arms in the ceiling of the Hall:
Fox-Davies’ Armorial Families gives the blazon as:
Arms: Argent a representation of a corrugated boiler-flue fesseways proper between two foxes courant Gules each holding in their mouth a trefoil slipped Vert.
Crest: A representation of a corrugated boiler-flue as in the Arms and thereupon a fox Gules resting the dexter pay upon a trefoil slipped Vert.
Motto: Forti Nihil Difficile. (To the brave, nothing is difficult.)
The Harleian Society’s Grantees of Arms has the following: