ROLL OF EARLY AMERICAN ARMS - C
- ARM NAME BLAZON COMMENTS SOURCE
Cabell, Capt. William (of Virginia, 1700)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Sable a horse rampant Argent bridled Or; 2nd and 3rd Azure 10 estoiles 4-3-2-1 Or
Cabell, William (of Henrico County, Va, 1724)
Sable a horse rampant Argent bitted and bridled Or
Cabot, ----- (Massachusetts, 1700s?)
Or three chabots hauriant.
Seals at Essex Institute as of early 20th century.
Cabot, William (Massachusetts, mid-late 1700s)
Vert three chabots hauriant Argent.
Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe de (St-Nicolas de la Grave, France, 1658-Castelsarrasin, France, 1730)
Quarterly 1st and 4th Argent a fess between three merlettes Sable; 2nd and 3rd quarterly i and iv Gules plain, ii and iii Argent three bars Azure
Born Antoine Laumet; designed and adopted the arms ca 1687, based on those of a noble family from his home area. In present-day Michigan, 1694; founded Detroit, 1701; governor of Louisiana, 1710-16
Cadwalader, Thomas (of Philadelphia, 1756)
Gules a lion rampant Argent armed and langued Azure
Calhoun, James (of South Carolina, 1733)
Argent a saltire engrailed Sable.
Undifferenced Scottish arms of Colquhoun of Luss.
Callender, John (Boston, 1751-1821)
Sable a bend Or between six half-open scrolls Argent.
Arms on his bookplate, engraved by himself.
Calthorp, Christopher (to York Co, Va, before 1644)
Checky Or and Azure a fess Ermine.
Bapt. 1603, from East Bausham, Norfolk, Eng.
1. Calvert, Cecil, 2nd Baron Baltimore
2. Calvert, Leonard (to Maryland, 1633; d. 1647)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Paly of six Or and Sable a bend counterchanged; 2nd and 3rd Per cross Argent and Gules a cross bottony counterchanged (for Crosland)
1. First lord proprietor of Maryland, 1632. Arms on seal of the province.
2. Younger brother of Cecil Calvert, #1, and first governor of Maryland.
1. Calvert, Cecil, 2nd Baron Baltimore
2. Calvert, Leonard (to Maryland, 1633; d. 1647)
Paly of six Or and Sable a bend counterchanged.
1. First lord proprietor of Maryland, 1632. Arms on seal and on a coin issued by him.
2. Younger brother of Cecil Calvert, #1, and first governor of Maryland.
Calvert, Cornelius (of Norfolk County, Va, 1729)
Sable an inescutcheon within an orle of owls Argent
Cambridge, Tobias (d. South Carolina, 1808)
Sable four garbs in fess Or.
Tombstone, St. James Church, Goose Creek, SC
Cameron, David (of Wilmington, Del, 1826)
Argent three bars Gules a bordure engrailed Azure.
Scottish arms of Cameron of Lakefield (matriculated in Lyon Register, 1851).
Camm, John (d. 1779, Williamsburg, Va)
Or a cross engrailed in the first quarter a crescent Gules.
Bookplate. President of the College of William and Mary, 1771.
Cammock, Thomas (of Scarborough, Me, mid-1600s)
Per cross Or and Gules a cross Ermine
Campbell, Duncan (Boston, 1688)
Gyronny of eight Or and Sable.
Seal of Duncan Campbell, 1701, illustrated in Her. Jl. III:153. Undifferenced Scottish pronominal arms of Campbell of Lochow.
Campbell, John, 4th Earl of Loudoun (in Virginia 1756-57)
Gyronny of eight Ermine and Gules.
Governor of Virginia, 1756-57.
Campbell, John (of Boston, 1696)
Gyronny of eight Sable and Or, on a bordure Or eight crescents Sable, on the dexter gyron Or a martlet for difference
Seal illustrated in Her. Jl. III:151. Vermont illustrates the gyronny field in reversed tinctures and places the martlet on the first instead of last gyron.
Campbell, John (of New Jersey, 1684)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gyronny of eight Or and Sable (Campbell); 2nd and 3rd, Argent, a lymphad her sails furled and oars in action, all Sable, flag and pennants flying Gules (Lorn)
Grandson of the 1st Marquess of Argyll, whose undifferenced arms these are.
Campe, Henry de la (of Oley Hills, Pa, 1753)
Argent, two fasces Gules
1. Candee, John (Boston, 1639)
2. Candee, Zaccheus (1640-1720, in New Haven, Conn. 1670)
Argent a lion rampant Azure holding an escallop Or in chief three roundels Purpure
1. From France
2. Grandson of Jean de Candé.
Candler, William (of Richmond County, Ga, 1789)
Quarterly Or and Azure, per fess indented, in the first quarter a canton Gules.
Arms of Candler of Castle Callan, Kilkenny, Ire.
Canfield, Thomas (of New Haven, 1639)
Sable a fret engrailed, in dexter chief a cinquefoil Argent
Cantrill, William (of Jamestown, Va, 1608)
Argent a pelican in her piety in her nest Sable
Capen, Bernard (1552-1638; in Dorchester, Mass., 1632)
Sable a chevron between three mullets Or.
b. Dorchester, Eng.
Capers, William (of South Carolina, 1690)
Or on a chevron Gules three roses Argent, a canton Gules
Carew, Peter (of New York, 1809)
Or three lions passant in pale Sable armed and langued Gules
Carey, John (of Duxbury, Mass, 1637)
Argent on a bend engrailed Sable three roses Argent, in sinister chief an anchor Sable
Carey, Samuel Thomas (b. 1800, New York)
Argent on a bend Sable three roses Argent
Carhart, Thomas (of New York, 1683)
Argent two bars in chief a demi-griffin issuant Sable
1. Carleton, Edward (b. 1605, to Rowley, Mass., 1638)
2.Carleton, John (Boston, 1638)
Ermine on a bend Sable three pheons Argent.
1. Crozier attributes different arms to Edward Carleton; see below.
2. From Cumberland.
Carleton, Edward (of Rowley, Mass, 1639)
Argent, on a bend Sable, three mascles Argent
See other arms attributed to him above.
Carmichael, William (of Maryland, 1778)
Argent a fess wreathed [Azure and Gules] a bordure Ermine.
Arms on bookplate. Bolton blazons the fess Gules and Ermine, but there are no ermine tails on it and no indication of tinctures. Tinctures here conjectural based on most usual Carmichael pattern of arms.
Carolina, Lords Proprietors of (chartered 1663)
Two cornucopiae replenished mouths upward in saltire [tinctures not indicated]
Adopted for use on the great seal of the province by 1672; use abandoned by 1729 or before. Wax seals on landgrave patents to Edmund Andros, 1672 (S.C. Dept of Archives & Hist) and John Wyche, 1699 (Univ of S.C. Library).
Carondelet, Francisco Luis Hector, Baron de (Noyelles-sur-Selle, Flanders, 1748-Quito, 1807)
Quarterly, 1st Gules two branches of checker-tree arranged in double-saltire Argent a chief checky Azure and Argent (Ailly de Varennes); 2nd Sable a lion rampant Argent armed, langued, and crowned Or (Bornonville); 3rd Barry of twelve Argent and Azure (Montigny); 4th Or a cross Gules between sixteen eagles displayed Azure (Montmorency); overall an escutcheon Azure a bend Or between six bezants in orle (Carondelet)
Governor of Spanish Louisiana, 1791-97; arms engraved on an official document issued by him as governor; painted in slightly different form on his portrait.
Carothers, Mary (Mecklenburg Co, N.C., ca. 1764-1785)
A brig sails furled bow to sinister [tinctures not indicated]
Tombstone at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church; arms probably devised by the stonecutter. Born Mary Vance.
Carpenters' Company (Philadelphia, f. 1724)
Azure a carpenter's square chevronwise between three compasses expanded Or
On a banner carried in the 1788 Constitutional procession, membership certificates, bookplates, and carved in stone on Carpenters' Hall.
Carpenter, Timothy (b. 1665, to America 1678)
Paly of six Azure and Gules.
b. Wales; desc of Prussian family settled in Wales (per Matthews)
1. Carpenter, William (b. 1576, to Weymouth, Mass., 1638)
2. Carpenter, Samuel (b. 1649, to Pennsylvania 1683)
3. Carpenter, Daniel (d. Rehoboth, Mass., 1767)
Argent a greyhound passant a chief Sable.
1. b. Harwell, Berks.
2. b. England; 1st Treasurer of Pennsylvania
3. Tombstone, Rehoboth, Mass.
Carpentier, Maria de (Dordrecht, Neth, 1628; in Delaware, ca 1650)
Gules three spurs rowels to base Or
Married Jean-Paul Jaquet
Carrington, Col George (d. Boston Hill, Va, 1785)
Sable on a bend Argent three lozenges Sable
Carr (Kerr), William (d. 1788, Pennsylvania)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Azure a sun in splendor Or; 2nd and 3rd Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules
Undifferenced arms of Kerr, Marquesses of Lothian.
Carroll, Charles (Annapolis, Md., 1723-Mt Clare, Baltimore Co, Md, 1783)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules two lions rampant combatant Or supporting a sword palewise proper hilted and pommelled Or; 2nd and 3rd Argent a lion sejant regardant Sable (for Tilghman)
Seal ring, engraved on silver. Known as Charles Carroll, Barrister. The second and third quarters are a variant on the arms of Tilghman, for his wife Margaret Tilghman. See the plain pronominal coat above.
1. Carroll, Charles (Annapolis, Md., 1723-Mt Clare, Baltimore Co, Md, 1783)
2. Carroll, James (Maccubbin) (b. Annapolis, Md., 1762; d. Baltimore, 1832)
3. Carroll, Charles (to Maryland, 1688)
Gules two lions rampant combatant Or supporting a sword palewise proper hilted and pommelled Or.
1. Bookplate, engraved on silver. Known as Charles Carroll, Barrister. See also quarterly version below.
2. Bookplate. James Maccubbin, nephew of Charles Carroll #1, assumed the name and arms of Carroll pursuant to his uncle's will and a private act of the Maryland General Assembly.
3. Son of Daniel Carroll of Litterluna, King's Co, Irl. Arms confirmed to his descendants by the College of Arms, but see above for arms actually used by him.
3. NEHGS #234
1. Carroll, Charles (to Maryland, 1688)
2. Carroll, Charles, of Carrollton (b. Annapolis, Md., 1737; d. Baltimore, 1832)
Argent two lions rampant combatant Gules supporting a sword palewise proper hilted and pommelled Or.
1. Bookplate; attorney-general of Maryland; son of Daniel Carroll of Litterluna, King's Co., Irl.
2. Bookplate. Grandson of Charles Carroll #1.
Carr, Robert (of Plymouth, Mass, 1664)
Gules, on a chevron Argent, three estoiles of six points Sable, a crescent in the dexter chief for difference
Arms on seal on letter.
Carter, ------ (New England, early 19th c)
Azure two lions combatant Argent
Painting by John Coles, Jr
1. Carter, Rev. Thomas (of Watertown, Mass, 1635)
2. Carter, Rev. Samuel (Woburn, Mass, ca 1684)
Argent a chevron Sable between three cartwheels Vert.
2. Son of Thomas Carter #1. Chest belonging to his daughter, dated 1684.
See alternative tincture of chevron in blazon above.
1. Carter, Rev Thomas (of Watertown, Mass, 1635)
2. Carter, John (d. 1669, Lancaster Co, Va)
3. Carter, Robert (Lancaster Co, Va, 1663-1732)
4. Carter, Landon (Richmond Co, Va, 1710-1778)
Argent a chevron between three cartwheels Vert
1. Arms said to have been granted 1612, London.
3. Arms on his tomb and that of his wife, Judith Armistead Carter, Christ Church, Lancaster CH, Va. Son of John Carter #2.
4. Seal on deed dated 1752. Son of Robert Carter #3.
2. Crozier 2, Bolton
Carter, Robert Wormeley (Corotoman, Va, 1734-1797)
Azure a chevron Or between three catharine wheels Vert [?]
Cartwright, George (in Boston, 1664)
Ermine a fess between three flaming fireballs [Sable?], on the fess a crescent for difference.
Seal on letter dated December 27, 1664.
Carvers and Engravers, Society of (New York, by 1788)
Per pale, dexter Argent a chevron Or between in chief two gravers and in base a copper-plate upon a sand bag all proper (for Engravers); sinister, Argent a mallet and gouge proper (for Carvers)
On a banner carried in the Constitutional processon of 1788; described Col Richard Platt's account of the procession
1. Cary, James (1600-1681, in Charlestown, Mass., 1639)
2. Cary, Miles (1623-1667, in Warwick Co., Va., by 1640)
3. Cary, Henry (Warwick Co, Va, ~1650-1720)
4. Cary, Samuel (d. 1740, Charlestown, Mass.
5. Cary, Rev. Thomas (1745-1808, Charlestown, Mass.)
6. Carey, Samuel Thomas (b. 1800, New York)
Argent on a bend Sable three roses of the field.
1. From Bristol, Eng.
2. Tombstone, Windmill Point, Warwick Co., Va.; from Bristol, Eng.; nephew of James Cary (#1)
3. Seal and family silver; son of #2.
4. Tombstone, Phipps St. Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
2.NEHGS 458,Bolton,Crozier 1,Crozier 2
Case, Henry (b. Canton, Conn, 1778)
Gules a unicorn's head couped Or.
Bookplate by Richard Brunton. The plate shows the head facing to sinister.
Cavenagh, Patrick (of Boston, 1776)
Sable on a fess Or a mullet pierced between two hunting horns Sable
1. Caverly, George (of Connecticut, 1635)
2. Caverly, Charles (of Connecticut, 1635)
Gules a Pegasus salient Argent winged and maned Or
Cay, John (Virginia, 18th century?)
Azure a bend Or debruised by a label of three points Argent.
Chaffee, Thomas (to Hingham, Mass., 1637)
Azure a fess lozengy Argent.
Chair-Makers' Society (New York, by 1825)
Per pale Gules and Azure two chairs, the dexter square-bottomed and the sinister round-bottomed Argent, on a chief over all Or a settee proper
On a banner carried by the society in the 1825 Erie Canal procession in New York; also on an engraving printed in the record of the procession.
1. Chaloner, Ninyam (d Newport, RI, 1752)
2. Chaloner, Walter (d. Newport, RI, 1796)
Sable a chevron between three cherubim’s heads Or
1. Arms on tombstone
2. Arms on his seal.
Chamberlain, Edward (of Woburn, Mass, 1665)
Argent an armed arm couped at the shoulder fesswise Or in the hand proper a rose Gules leaved and stalked Vert.
Chamberlain, R. (New Hampshire, 1684)
Argent on a bordure Gules eight mullets Or.
Chambers, Benjamin (of Chambersburg, Pa, 1770)
Or a lion rampant contourny between three fleurs-de-lys [Gules?]
Bookplate. The sinister-facing lion is probably an engraver's error; Bolton blazons with no tincture for the charges, but the fleurs-de-lis are hatched for Gules and the lion may be as well.
Chambers, John (of New York, 1754)
Gules a chevron between three escallops Or
Arms on bookplate.
Chambers, Robert (of Perth Amboy, NJ, 1685)
Sable a cross couped Ermine between four martlets rising Or
Champernowne [Champeron], Francis (Devon, Eng, 1614-Kittery, Me, 1687)
Gules a saltire Vair between 12 billets Or
Champion, Epaphroditus (Connecticut, 1756-1834
Or on a fess Gules between three trefoils slipped [Gules?] an eagle displayed Or all within a bordure engrailed Azure charged with eight bezants
Bookplate by Maverick.
Champion, Richard C. (South Carolina, ca 1790)
Argent on a fess Sable between three trefoils slipped Vert an eagle displayed Or all within a bordure engrailed Gules charged with eight bezants
Bookplate by Ames. Bolton's blazon differs; ours follows the hatching on the bookplate.
Chancellor, Capt. Richard (to Westmoreland Co, Va, 1682)
Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules, on a chief Gules three mullets Or.
Chandler, Maj. Job (in Maryland, 1651-1656)
Per chevron Azure and Sable three cherubs Or.
Descendant of Thomas Chandler of Cubbington, Worcs.
1. Chandler, William (in Roxbury, Mass., 1637)
2. Chandler, Rev. Thomas (Elizabeth, N.J., 1775)
3. Chandler, John, Jr. (Boston, 1721-1800)
4. Chandler, Gardiner (Boston, 1723-1782)
5. Chandler, Catherine (Boston, 1735-1791)
Checky Argent and Azure on a bend Sable three lions passant Or.
3. Bookplate by Hurd.
4. Bookplate by Revere. Brother of John Chandler, Jr., #3.
4. On an embroidered hatchment made by her.
Also on a silver sugar bowl.
Chapman, Capt John (in South Carolina, 1712)
A chevron Or between three caps of maintenance [jessant de lys?][tinctures not indicated]
Seal on document of 1712.
1. Chapman, Robert (1616-1687; in Saybrook, Conn. 1635)
2. Chapman, Nathaniel (in Stafford Co., Va., pre-1768)
Per chevron Argent and Gules a crescent counterchanged.
2. Will of Nathaniel's widow Constantia, dated 1768, directs engraving of silver with Chapman arms marshalled with Pearson; salver from set in possession of descendant (per Bolton)
2. Crozier 1,Crozier 2,Bolton
Charnock, Capt John (of Boston, 1710)
Argent on a bend Sable three crosses-crosslet fitchy Argent.
Arms on "hatchment" embroidered by his daughter, 1713, impaling Sable a lion rampant between three cross crosslets Or (for King).
1. Chase, Aquilla (of Hampton, Mass, 1636)
2. Chase, Thomas (of Hampton, Mass, 1636)
Gules four crosses flory [or patonce] 2 and 2 Or on a canton Azure, a lion passant Or
Chase, Samuel (b. Princess Anne Co, Md, 1741; d. Baltimore, 1811)
Argent on a fess Sable a six-petaled Rose Argent in chief three mullets pierced Sable.
Bookplate and full service of Chinese export porcelain. Arms of Townley (from his aunt). Signer of the Declaration of Independence and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chase, William (in Roxbury, Mass, 1630)
Gules four cross crosslets Argent on a canton Azure a lion passant Or.
Water color owned by a descendant.
Chastel de Blangerval, Capt. Edmond de (to Philadelphia soon after 1682)
Azure a chevron between three cross-crosslets fitchy Or.
From Flanders; will proved 1713/14.
1. Chatfield, Francis (North Mundham, Sussex, 1617-Guilford, Conn, 1647)
2. Chatfield, Thomas (North Mundham, Sussex, 1621-Bridge Hampton, N.Y., 1687)
Or a griffin segreant Sable on a chief Purpure three escallops Argent
2. Crozier 1, NEHGS #134
1. Chaunc(e)y, Rev. Charles (in Cambridge, Mass., 1637)
2. Chauncy, Charles, M.D. (Boston, 1705-1787)
Gules a cross patonce [or flory] Argent on a chief Azure a lion passant Or.
1. b. 1589, Yardley, Herts. 2nd President of Harvard College. Vermont says the lion is passant guardant and that English sources give the chief as Or and the lion as Azure.
2. Bookplate circa 1777 with a small label in dexter chief for difference. The bookplate shows the cross gyronny of eight Argent, Vert, and Purpure, but this is probably only the engraver's attempt to indicate relief.
Checkley, Anthony (in Boston, 1706)
Azure a chevron between three mullets Or.
Gore Roll of Arms
Checkley, Anthony (of Boston, 1645)
Argent a chevron Sable between three cinquefoils Gules
Checkley, Col. Samuel (b. 1653, to Boston)
Argent a chevron between three mullets Sable.
Son of William Checkley of Preston-Capes, Northants.
Checkley, Richard (d. 1742, Boston)
Or a chevron between three mullets Gules
Tombstone, Granary Burying Ground, Boston.
Cheever, Ezekiel (d. 1744, Charlestown, Mass.)
Per bend dancetty Argent and Azure three cinquefoils two in chief, one in base counterchanged
Arms on tomb and an embroidered "hatchment" by Mary Cheever dated 1700. Bolton says these are the arms for Chaytor of Spenithorne Hall, Yorks.
Chenoweth, Arthur (of Maryland, 1700)
Sable on a fess Or three Cornish choughs’ heads Sable
1. Chesbrough, William (of Stonington, Conn, 1649)
2. Chesbrough, David (d. 1782, Newport, RI)
Gules three crosses paty in fess Argent between three water-bougets Or
2. Arms on his and wife’s tombs in Stonington, Conn, churchyard.
Chester, Leonard (d. Wethersfield, Conn, 1648)
Ermine in chief a griffin passant and on a chief another griffin passant [tinctures not indicated]
Tombstone at Wethersfield Village Cemetery. The upper griffin may be intended to be the crest.
1. Chester, Leonard (d. Wethersfield, Conn., 1648)
2. Chester, Emma (in Charlestown, Mass, 1703)
3. Chester, Col John (Wethersfield, Conn, 1749-1809)
Ermine on a chief Sable a griffin passant Argent [possibly Or].
1. b. abt 1609, Blaby, Leics.; to Watertown, Mass., 1633. See blazon of the arms as they appear on his tombstone, below.
2. Daughter of Leonard Chester #1; arms on a tankard donated by her husband Richard Sprague to the 1st Parish Church of Charlestown.
3. On his bookplate. Commanded Connecticut troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 1777.
Also on an embroidered "hatchment," 1700s.
Crozier and Bolton say the griffin should be Or.
Chetwood, Grace (to Cambridge, Mass, 1635)
Quarterly Argent and Gules four crosses paty counterchanged.
From Odell, Berks. Daughter of Sir Richard Chetwood and wife of Rev. Peter Bulkeley.
Chevalier, Jean Le (of New York City, NY, 1689)
Sable a chevron between in chief two spurs the wheels pointing outwards and in base a sword palewise Or
1. Chew, John (in James City, Va by 1623)
2. Chewe, Samuel (from Virginia to Maryland 1659)
3. Chew, Samuel (Annapolis, Md. 1704-1737)
Gules a chevron Argent on a chief Azure three leopards' faces Or.
1. Seal. Desc. fm. Chews of Chewton, Somerset. Vermont says the only English source for these arms is Glover's Ordinary, where they are attributed to a family named Cheymew.
2. Grandson of John Chew #1; seal.
3. On a silver coffee pot, with arms of Lloyd in pretense.
2. Bolton,Crozier 2
Chicheley, Sir Henry (d. 1682, Lancaster County, Va)
Or a chevron between three cinquefoils Gules
Deputy Governor of Virginia, 1673-74; Acting Governor, 1678-80.
1. Chichester, Robert (of Boston, 1708)
2. Chichester, John (d. 1728, Lancaster County, Va)
Checky Or and Gules a chief Vair
1. Gore Roll of Arms, identified as "of Dorset in Great Britain."
2. Crozier 2
Chilcott, Richard (of Baltimore County, Md, 1774)
Argent five mullets in saltire Sable
1. Child, Ephraim (of Watertown, Mass, 1631)
2. Child, Dr. Robert (of New England, 1647)
3. Child, Thomas (of Edenton, NC, mid-1700s)
Gules a chevron engrailed Ermine between three eagles close Argent
3. Bookplate by N. Hurd.
Child, Thomas (of New York, 1700)
Gules a chevron engrailed Ermine between three eagles close each gorged with a ducal coronet Or
Chinn, John (of Lancaster County, Va, 1662)
Barry of six Vair and Gules
Crozier includes a second arms for John Chinn: Or, a lion rampant Gules.
Chisholm, Alexander (of South Carolina, 1746)
Gules a boar’s head erased Argent.
With the boar's head Or these are the undifferenced Scottish arms of Chisholm of that Ilk.
Christian, Thomas (of Charles City Co, Va, 1687)
Azure a chevron humetty between three covered cups Or
1. Churchill, William (North Aston, Oxon, 1649-ca 1710, Middlesex Co, Va)
2. Churchill, Armistead (Middlesex Co, Va, 1704-1763)
3. Churchill, Benjamin (of Virginia, 1772)
Sable a lion rampant Argent debruised by a bendlet Gules
2. Arms on wax seal, 1749; son of William Churchill, #1.
3. Arms on wax seal, 1772; son of Armistead Churchill, #2.
2. Crozier 2
Chute, Lionel (of Ipswich, Mass, 1635)
Gules three swords fesswise Argent hilted and pommelled Or
See alternative version above
1. Chute, Louis (of Ipswich, Mass, 1635)
2.Chute, James (of Ipswich, Mass, 1635)
3. Chute, Thomas (of Marblehead, Mass, 1719)
4. Chute, Lionel (of Ipswich, Mass, 1635)
Gules semy of mullets Or three swords fesswise Argent hilted and pommelled Or, those in chief and base hilts to dexter and that in fess to sinister, on a canton per fess Argent and Vert a lion passant guardant Or
3. Gore Roll of Arms
4. See variant below.
In the canton, Crozier blazons Azure, but Vert is correct.
2. Crozier 1
1. Claggett, Thomas (in Maryland abt 1670)
2. Claggett, Rt Rev Thomas John (Maryland, 1743-1816)
Ermine on a fess Sable three pheons Or
1. Allowed by Sir William Segar, Garter King of Arms, 1607-1633.
2. Bookplate; first Episcopal bishop of Maryland.
1. Claiborne, Col William (b. ca 1587; d. 1676, King William Co, Va)
2. Claiborne, Lt Col Thomas (d. 1683, Romancoke, Va)
Argent three chevronels braced a chief and a bordure Sable.
1. On his tombstone at Romancoke, and on his seal quartering Bellingham. Same person as William Claiborne above. Matthews shows arms quartered with what he describes as Bassingwerke, but doesn’t provide complete blazon.
2. Arms on his tomb.
Claiborne, Col William (to Virginia 1621, d. 1767, King William Co, Va)
Argent three chevronels braced a chief Sable.
Clapp, ------- (Massachusetts, late 1700s?)
Per saltire Or and Gules over all a castle Argent.
Watercolor painting possibly by John Coles.
Clapp, Roger (of Dorchester, Mass, 1630)
Vairy Gules and Argent on a quarter Azure the sun Or
1. Clarke, Dr. John (d. Boston, 1728)
2. Clarke, William (of Boston, 1712)
3. Clarke, -------. (Salem, Mass, 1784)
Or a ragged staff bendwise Sable between three pellets.
1. Tombstone, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston.
2. Painted on a panel in his house. Same person as William Clarke immediately above. Also on a tankard given by his granddaughter to South Church, Salem.
Clarke, George (of New York, 1710)
Azure three escallops in pale Or between two flaunches Ermine
Chinese export porcelain plate in collection of Washington & Lee University; lieutenant Governor of New York, 1737-44. Matthews shows the arms quartered with Hyde but doesn’t provide a blazon of the latter.
1. Clarke, John (Forde, Wrotham, Kent, 1614; to York Co, Va., by 1642; d. by 1646)
2. Clarke, Jeremy (East Fairleigh, Kent, 1605-Newport, R.I., 1652)
Or on a bend engrailed Azure a cinquefoil Or.
2. President of Rhode Island, 1648-49.
2. NEHGS #33
Clarke, William (of Boston, 1712)
Argent on a bend Gules between three pellets three swans Argent
Arms on inlaid wood parlor floor. Also on a silver candlestick.
Clark, Hugh (of Watertown, Mass, 1640)
Gules three swords palewise Argent hilted and pommelled Or
See similar arms below.
1. Clark, John, M.D. (ca 1800?)
2. Clark, D. Lawrence (ca 1800?)
Argent an oak branch bendwise sinister fructed Vert
Clark, John (of Cambridge, Mass, 1632)
On a fess between three crosses paty three roundels [tinctures not indicated]
Crozier blazons the field and the roundels Argent.
Clark, John (to Newton, Mass, 1630)
Gules two bars Argent in chief three escallops Or.
Fm. Great Munden, Herts.; one of founders of Hartford, Conn., 1636. Bolton says a coat of arms of this design "is said to have been long in the Clarke family" of Boston.
Clark, Jonathan (d. Groton, Mass, 1781)
A chevron Or between three trefoils slipped [other tinctures not indicated]
1. Clark, ------ (Massachusetts, 1700s?)
2. Clarke, William (d. 1710, Boston)
Gules three swords paleswise Argent hilted and pommelled Or on an inescutcheon Argent a sinister hand couped Gules
1. Water color at Essex Institute, possibly by Coles.
2. Engraved on baptismal basin left to Old South Church, Boston, in his widow's will.
The red hand is the badge of a baronet of the United Kingdom; the basis for the Boston Clark[e]s use of it is unknown.
Clark, Samuel (of Stamford, Conn, 1640)
Ermine a lion rampant Azure, on a chief Sable a leopard’s face Argent between two crosses-crosslet Or
1. Clarkson, Matthew (to New York, 1687; d. 1702)
2. Clarkson, David (1694-1751, New York)
Argent on a bend engrailed Sable three annulets Or.
1. From London. Secretary of the Province, 1689-1702; son of Rev. David Clarkson of Bradford, Yorks.
2. Bookplate. Son of Matthew Clarkson, #1.
Clauzel, Marshal Count Bertrand (Mirepoix, France, 1772- Secourrieu, France, 1842
Quarterly, 1st Azure a sword palewise Argent hilted and pommelled Or (for a military count); 2nd Azure three stars 1 and 2 Argent; 3rd Azure two chevronels Or between three dexter hands Argent; 4th Or three crabs claws upward Gules
Ex-Bonapartist general in Alabama 1817-20.
Claypoole, James (of Philadelphia, 1683)
Or a chevron Azure between three roundels Gules a bordure engrailed Vert
See variant above.
Claypoole, James (to Philadelphia)
Or a chevron between three roundels Azure.
From Bremen, where he married in 1658. Arms granted 1583 to James Clepole of Northborough, Eng., his great-grandfather. See variant below.
Clay, Robert (to Philadelphia, 1710)
Argent a chevron engrailed between three trefoils slipped Sable.
b. 1688, son of Robert Clay of Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Clayton, Dr. Thomas (d. 1739, Gloucester Co, Va)
Argent a cross engrailed Sable between four pellets
Arms on his tomb.
Clement, Robert (Crofts, Leics, 1595-Haverhill, Mass, 1658)
Argent two bendlets wavy Sable on a chief Gules three roundels Or
Clerk, James (b. London, 1756; d. Charles Co, Md, 1819)
Argent a fess checky Azure and Argent between in chief two crescents Gules and in base a boar's head couped Sable all within a bordure Azure.
Bookplate. Later assumed the surname of Clerk Lee or Clerklee and the arms of Lee pursuant to a private act of the Maryland General Assembly.
Cleveland, Moses (to New England 1635)
Per chevron Sable and Ermine a chevron engrailed counterchanged.
From Ipswich, Suff.; settled Woburn, Mass., 1649. Reputedly desc. fm William Cleveland of Hinckley, Yorks., but see our article on the attributed arms of [[President.Cleveland">President Grover Cleveland.
1. Clinton, Col Charles (in Cape Cod, Mass, 1729; to Little Britain, Ulster Co, N.Y., 1730)
2. Clinton, Adm Sir George (c. 1686-1761)
3. Clinton, George (1739-1812, Ulster Co., N.Y.)
4. Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828, Ulster Co., N.Y.)
5. Clinton, Susan (d. Salem, Mass., 1630)
6. Clinton, Arabella (in Salem, Mass., by 1637)
Argent six cross crosslets fitchy Sable on a chief Azure two mullets Or pierced Gules.
1. Seal. Son of James Clinton of Longford, Ire., a grandson of Sir Henry Clinton.
2. Seal; with a crescent for difference. Governor of New York, 1743-53; son of the 6th Earl of Lincoln; cousin of Col. Charles Clinton, #1.
3. Governor of New York, 1777-95 and 1801-04, Vice President of the U.S., 1805-12; son of Col. Charles Clinton, #1; godson of Adm Sir George Clinton, #2
4. Bookplate. Governor of New York, grandson of Col. Charles Clinton, #1; nephew of V.P. George Clinton, #3
5. Wife of John Humphrey, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Lincoln.
6. Wife of Isaac Johnson, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Lincoln (sister of #5 above)
4. Vermont, Bolton
5. NEHGS #80
6. NEHGS #80
1. Clopton, Isaac (of Hampton, Va, 1675)
2. Clopton, William (of York Co, Va, 1682)
3. Clopton, William (in York Co, Va, 1710)
Sable a bend Ermine cotised dancetty Or
2. Arms on his wife's tomb; with a mullet for difference. See variant below.
3. Seal on deed dated 1710, with a mullet for difference. Son of William Clopton #2.
2. Crozier 2, Bolton
Clopton, William (of York Co, Va, 1682)
Sable a bend Argent cotised dancetty Or
See variant above.
Coakley, Dr. --- (Richmond, Va)
Ermine on a chief Sable a lion's head erased between two eagles displayed Or.
Cochran, John (b. 1730, Sadsbury, Pa)
Argent a chevron Gules between three boars’ heads [erased Azure?]
Undifferenced Scottish arms of Cochrane.
1. Cochran, Thomas (from Coleraine, Ire., 1750)
2. Cochran, John (from Coleraine, Ire., 1750)
Argent a chevron between three boars' heads erased all within a bordure Sable.
1. Cocke, Dr. William (d. 1720, Williamsburg, Va)
2. Cocke, Catesby (of Belmont, Va, 1724)
Argent a fess between two talbots passant Sable
1. Seal on deed.
2. Crozier 2, Bolton
Cock, Nicholas (d. 1787, Middlesex Co, Va)
Argent a chevron engrailed Gules between three eagles’ heads Sable, on a canton Azure an anchor Or
Arms on his tombstone.
Cock, William (New York, ca 1800)
Quarterly Gules and Argent.
Bookplate by Maverick
Codd, Col St. Leger (d. ca 1706, Maryland)
Argent a fess embattled Sable between three pellets
Coddington, William (in Portsmouth, RI, 1638; d. 1678)
Argent a fess embattled counter-embattled Sable between three lions passant Gules
Coe, Robert (Thorpe-Morieux, Suff, 1596-Hempstead, N.Y., ca 1698)
Argent three piles wavy Gules between twelve martlets Sable
To America, 1634. Arms confirmed at the 1612 visitation of Essex.
Coffin, Hector (of Newbury, Mass, ca. 1807)
Azure three plates between fourteen cross crosslets and in fess point two batons in saltire surrounded by a laurel garland [Or]
Bookplate by Kearny. Granted by Garter King of Arms in 1804 to RAdm Sir Isaac Coffin, R.N., and the other descendants of the admiral's late father, Nathaniel Coffin of Boston; Hector Coffin was not one of these.
Coffin, ----- (Massachusetts, ca. 1750)
Azure three roundels between nine cross crosslets Or
Engraved on paten made by John Allen (d. 1760). Bolton conjectures gold charges on blue, but the engraving does not indicate tinctures
1. Coffin, Tristam (of Boston, 1642)
2. Coffin, Dr. Nathaniel (Portland, Me, d. 1766)
3. Coffin, Hector (of Newbury, Mass, ca. 1790)
4. Coffin, ----- (early 1700s?)
Vert five cross crosslets in cross between four roundels Argent.
1. See variants above.
2. Painting for Dr. Coffin about 1760.
3. Bookplate by Akin.
Also on an embroidery by a Miss Whippley, 1801.
Coffin, Tristram (to Haverhill, Mass, 1642)
Azure five cross crosslets in cross between four roundels Argent
See variants above and below. Given by Vermont as a variant.
Coffin, Tristram (to Haverhill, Mass., 1642)
Azure five cross crosslets in cross between four roundels Or
Given by Vermont as a variant.
Coggeshall, John (of Newport, R.I., 1677)
Argent a cross between four cockleshells (escallops) Sable
Seal on a letter dated 1677
Coghill, John (of Virginia, 1664)
Gules on a chevron Argent three roundels, a chief Sable
Cogswell, John (of Ipswich, Mass, 1635)
Argent a cross between four escallops Sable
Same arms as John Coggeshall, above.
Coit, John (of Salem, Mass, 1638)
Sable on a chevron between three spearheads Argent three cross crosslets Sable
Coke, John (b. 1704, England; d. ca 1767, Williamsburg, Va)
Gules three crescents and a canton Or
Colden, Cadwallader David (Springhill, N.Y., 1769-Jersey City, 1834)
Vert a chevron Argent between three stags’ heads erased Or
Arms on bookplate made 1818, impaling Provoost, and on an engraved portrait. Mayor of New York, 1818-21; member of Congress, 1821-23. Grandson of Cadwallader Colden, #2, above.
1. Colden, Rev Alexander (of New York, 1710)
2. Colden, Cadwallader (Ireland, 1688-Springhill, Queens Co, N.Y., 1776)
Gules a chevron Argent between three stags’ heads erased Or
2. On his seal, bookplate and an engraved portrait. Bolton and Vermont misblazon the heads as caboshed. Immigrated to Philadelphia, 1710; acting governor of New York, 1760-62, 1763-65, 1769-70, and 1774-75.
2. Zieber, Bolton, Vermont
Cole (Coles), Robert (of Ipswich, Mass, 1630)
Argent a bull passant Gules within a bordure Sable bezanty
Cole, Col William (Warwick Co, Va, ca 1637-1693/94)
A cross [tincture] lozengy [tincture and tincture]]
Arms on his tomb, Newport News, Va. Crozier 2 and Bolton blazon Argent and Vert a cross lozengy but there is no indication of tinctures on the stone, which is depicted as carved. The cross could also be fretty rather than lozengy.
Colepeper (Culpeper), Thomas, Baron Colepeper of Thoresway (Sussex, Eng, 1635-London, 1689)
Argent a bend engrailed Gules
Governor of Virginia, 1677-83)
Coley, Samuel (to Milford, Conn, 1639)
Or a lion rampant Gules.
Collacutt, Richard (of Boston, 1681)
A fess indented between three crescents [tinctures unknown]
Seal on letter of 1681.
Collamer, Peter (of Scituate, Mass, 1633)
Gules billetty three crescents Or
Collet, [John?] (Philadelphia, 1790s)
Sable on a bend Argent voided of the field between three hinds statant three annulets Argent
Bookplate inscribed "---- Collet, Philadelphia"
1. Colleton, Thomas (of Charleston, SC, 1671)
2. Colleton, James (of Charleston, SC, 1671)
3. Colleton, John (of Charleston, SC, 1671)
Or three stag's (or roebuck's) heads couped Proper
3. Bookplate of his grandson, James Edward Colleton (1709-1790) of Barbados and England.
Collett, John (Buckinghamshire, 1578-Virginia, 1650)
Sable on a chevron voided between three hinds trippant three annulets Argent
In Virginia by 1642.
Collins, Edward (of Cambridge, Mass, 1636)
Argent a dexter hand gauntleted in sinister base, grasping a sword bendwise proper, pommel and hilt Or
Collins, John (of Boston, 1644)
Sable on a chevron between three doves close Argent five gouttes Gules
Collins, Thomas (of Spartanburg, SC, 1761)
Or a griffin segreant Sable
1. Colman, William (of Masschusetts, 1673)
2. Colman, Rev Benjamin (Boston, 1673-1747)
3. Colman, John (Boston, ca. 1725)
Azure on a pale radiant rayonny Or a lion rampant Gules
2. Engraved on his portrait in a book of his sermons. Son of William Colman #1.
3. Son of William Colman #1. Engraved on the bottom of a bowl belonging to his daughter, illustrated in Her. Jl. I:58.
2. Bolton, Vermont
Colston, William (d. 1701, Richmond Co, Va)
Argent between two dolphins hauriant respectant an anchor all Proper
Combes, John (to Plymouth, Mass., ca. 1630)
Ermine three lions passant Gules.
From Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
1. Comstock, Christopher (to Connecticut, 1635-40)
2. Comstock, John (in Weymouth, Mass., 1639)
Or issuant from a crescent in base a sword palewise point to base Gules between two bears rampant Sable.
1. Son of Frederick Komstohk, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Conant, Roger (of Salem, Mass, 1623)
Per saltire Azure and Gules 10 billets 4-3-2-1 Or.
Connecticut, State of (independent 1776)
[Argent] three grapevines supported and fructed [proper]
Adopted by the governor and council as the design of the seal of the colony, 1711; in use in armorial form on military colors by the late 1770s. Colors of early emblazonments varied. See [[State.Connecticut">our article on the state's arms.
Conner, John (of New York, 1700)
Vert a lion rampant double-queued and crowned Or
Con[n]ey, John (Boston, Lincs, 1628-Boston, Mass, 1690)
Sable a fess cotised Argent [or Or?] between three conies Argent
1. Conquest, Lewis (from Beds to Virginia by 1649)
2. Conquest, Richard (from Beds to Virginia by 1649)
Per cross Argent and Sable overall a label of three points Gules
Constable, William (Oneida Co, NY, 1780s)
Quarterly Vair and Gules over all a bend sinister Or
Bookplate ca 1783
1. Contee, Alexander (of Prince Georges Co, Md, 1691-1740)
2. Contee, John (of Prince Georges Co, Md, 1715-1796)
Per chevron Gules and Azure a chevron Ermine between three wolves passant Or.
1. Arms on silver tea service hallmarked 1737-39; photograph in Richardson, Side-Lights on Maryland History (1913)
2. Son of Alexander Contee, #1.
Conway, Edwin (d. 1675, Lancaster Co, Va)
Sable on a bend Argent cotised Ermine a rose between two annulets Gules
Arms on deeds.
Cooke, Francis (in Boston, 1683)
Ermine two bars [tincture of bars unknown]
Seal on bond, 1683
1. Cooke, George (in Cambridge, Mass., 1679)
2. Cooke, Thomas (in Cambridge, Mass, 1679)
Sable three bendlets Argent.
Brothers; grandsons of Thomas Cooke of Pebmarsh, Essex
1. Cooke, Henry (of Salem, Mass, 1638)
2. Cooke, Capt. Thomas (of Boston, 1636)
Or a chevron Gules between two lions passant guardant Sable
Cook, Elisha (in Boston, 1715)
Or a chevron checky Vert and Or between three cinquefoils Vert
Gore Roll of Arms
Cooke, Mordecai (of Gloucester Co, Va, 1650)
Or a fess between two lions passant Gules
Arms on his daughter Mary’s tomb impaled with Booth.
Cooke, Richard (of Boston, Mass, 1715)
Or a chevron compony Azure and Or between three cinquefoils Azure
Cooke, William (Prince Georges Co, Md, 1768)
Barry of six Argent [?] and Sable [?] in chief three annulets Sable
Cooley, Benjamin (of Springfield, Mass, 1646)
Ermine on a chevron Sable three leopards’ heads jessant-de-lis Or
Cooley, Rev Timothy M. (b. 1771, Granville, Mass)
Or a lion rampant contourny between three roses Gules
Bookplate by Richard Brunton; the contourny orientation is probably an error.
Cooley, Samuel (b. 1755, Bolton, Conn)
Ermine a lion rampant contourny between three roses Gules
Bookplate by Richard Brunton; the contourny orientation is probably an error.
Coolidge, John (of Watertown, Mass, 1691)
Vert a griffin segreant Or
See article on [[President.Coolidge">President Calvin Coolidge.
Cooper, Christopher (presumed d. North Carolina, 1587)
Gules on a chevron between three lions passant guardant Argent a fusil Gules
One of the assistant governors of the Roanoke Island "Lost Colony," collectively granted arms by Garter King of Arms prior to the voyage.
Cooper, Myles (1735-85; in New York, 1763-75)
Gules on a chevron between three lions passant Argent three lozenges Gules
Bookplate. Cooper was president of King's College, New York (now Columbia University).
Coote, Sir Richard, Earl of Bellomont (Ireland, 1636-New York, 1701)
Quarterly of eight, 1st and 8th Argent a chevron Sable between three coots proper (Coote); 2nd Or a fess between two cotises counterindented Vert (Pois); 3rd Argent a chief Gules (Wortesley); 4th Checky Or and Azure a fess Ermine (Calthrop); 5th Ermine on a chief Sable three crosses paty Argent (Wichingham); 6th Gules two lions passant Ermine [crowned Or?] (Felton); 7th Argent on a bend dancetty Sable three fleurs-de-lys Argent (Cuffe); over all an escutcheon of pretense quarterly (i) Sable a chevron ermine between three wings erect Argent (Naufan), (ii) Argent a maunch Sable (Hastings), (iii) Sable two bars in chief three roundels Argent(Fleet?), (iv) Per pale Or and Sable a saltire engrailed counterchanged.
Seal as blazoned in the Heraldic Journal III:27. Lord Bellomont was governor of Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire from 1695 until his death in 1701. See simple arms above.
Coote, Sir Richard, Earl of Bellomont (Ireland, 1636-New York, 1701)
Argent a chevron Sable between three coots proper
Governor of Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire from 1695 until his death in 1701. See quartered arms below
1. Cope, Edward (of Providence and Seekonk, RI, by 1640)
2. Cope, John (of Backington, Del, 1682)
Argent on a chevron Azure between three roses Gules slipped proper three fleurs-de-lis Or
1. With a crescent for difference; grandson of Sir Edward Cope of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
2. Crozier 1
Copley, John (of Boston, 1700)
Argent a cross Moline Sable
1. Corbin, Henry (d. 1675, Virginia)
2. Corbin, Francis (d. Edenton, NC, 1767)
3. Corbin, Richard (Middlesex Co, Va, 1766-1814)
Sable on a chief Or three ravens (corbies) proper
2. In vestry room of St. Paul's Church, Edenton, dated 1758 (according to Bolton)
The Corbin arms are also impaled with those of Turberville on the tombstone of Lettice Fitzhugh Turberville (d. 1732)
Corbusier, Henry (New York, 1764)
Vair on a canton a lion rampant [tinctures other than the field not indicated]
Cornette, Louis (d. Wrentham, Mass, 1788)
Argent a chevron Sable between in chief two cinquefoils Gules and in base a lizard palewise Vert
Arms of Cornette de Venancourt, Champagne, France
Cornwallis, Thomas (of St. Inigoes Creek, Md, by 1654)
Sable goutty Argent on a fess Argent three Cornish choughs proper.
1603-1675; of London; last in Maryland circa 1659.
1. Cortlandt, Oloff Stevense van (Netherlands, ca 1600-New York, 1684)
2. Cortlandt, Stephanus van (New Amsterdam, 1643-Westchester Co, N.Y., 1700)
3. Cortlandt, Pierre van (Rhinebeck, N.Y., 1762-Peekskill, N.Y., 1848)
Argent the four wings of a windmill conjoined saltirewise Sable voided Gules between five estoiles placed crosswise the center one surmounting the junction of the blades Gules.
1. Seal brought from Netherlands, 1638; burgomaster of New Amsterdam, 1655-64.
2. Used same seal as his father Oloff Van Cortlandt, #1; engraved on two caudle cups made ca 1690-1700. Mayor of New York, 1677-78 and 1686-88.
3. Engraved on a soup tureen made ca 1830; great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortland, #2.
Also on a painting by G. Kane ca 1800 at Van Cortlandt Manor and other silver made late 17th century.
2. Crozier 1, Hist. of N.Y. p. 394
Cotton, Rev. John (Boston, 1633)
Sable a chevron between three griffins’ heads erased Argent
1. Courcy, Col Henry de (of Queen Anne County, Md, 1654)
2. Courcy, Miles [Michael] de (d. Newport, 1742)
3. Courcy, John de (b. Newport, 1717)
Argent three eagles displayed Gules ducally crowned Or
3. Son of Miles de Courcy, #2; succeeded a distant cousin as 25th Baron of Kinsale in the peerage of Ireland, 1759.
2. NEHGS #358
3. NEGHS #358
Courtenay, Henry (Massachusetts, mid-1700s)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Or three roundels Gules; 2nd and 3rd Or a lion rampant Gules.
Bookplate probably by Nathaniel Hurd; impaling Bathurst [?], Sable three bars in chief three crosses paty Ermine.
Cousart, Archibald (d. Lancaster Co, SC, 1791)
A fess checky in sinister chief a mullet [tinctures not indicated]
Arms on tombstone, Old Waxhaw Cemetery, Lancaster, possibly devised by the carver.
Coutant, Jean (of New York, 1695)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three fleurs-de-lis Or; 2nd and 3rd Gules a tree eradicated Or on a chief Argent a crescent Sable
Couwenhoven (Conover), Wolfert (of Long Island, NY, 1630)
Argent a cross Azure in canton three leopards’ heads erased Gules
Coventry, Capt William, Jr (in New York bef 1774)
Sable a fess Ermine between three garbs Or
Confirmed by the College of Arms, 1602
Cowell, Rev. David (1704-1760, Trenton, NJ)
Ermine a hind trippant Gules
Arms on bookplate.
Cowles, John (of Dedham, Mass, 1702)
Ermine a cow statant Gules within a bordure Sable bezanty
Compare to arms of Cole, above.
Coxe, Daniel (d. New Jersey, 1779)
Per cross Gules and Vert on each quarter a roundel Or
Cox, John (New Brunswick, NJ, 1732-Philadelphia, 1793)
Or three bars Azure on a canton Argent a lion's head erased Gules.
1. Coytmore, Thomas (of Charlestown, Mass, 1636)
2. Coytmore, Elizabeth (Mrs. William Tyng)
Gules a chevron between three stag's heads caboshed Argent, a crescent for difference.
Brother and sister, from Wapping, Middx.
1. Crad[d]ock, Rev Thomas (to Maryland, 1744)
2. Craddock, Matthew (of Massachusetts, 1629)
Argent on a chevron Azure three garbs Or.
1. b. Bedfordshire; brother of John Cradock, Abp of Dublin.
2. Arms on seal; 1st Gov of Massachusetts Bay Company, but never came to America.
Same arms as Cradock, Barons Howden.
2. Crozier 1, Bolton
1. Crane, Henry (of Wethersfield, Conn, 1655)
2. Crane, Benjamin (of Wethersfield, Conn, 1655)
Argent a fess between three crosses-crosslet fitchy Gules
Crane, Jasper (1605-81, to New Haven, 1639)
Gules on a fess between three crosses paty fitchy Or a crane between two annulets Azure.
fm Suffolk, Eng.
1. Cranston, John (Newport, R.I., 1625-1680)
2. Cranston, Samuel (Newport, 1659-1727)
Gules three cranes within a bordure embattled Argent
1. Tombstone, Common Burying Ground, Newport. Governor of Rhode Island, 1678-80.
2. Matriculated in Lyon Register. Son of John Cranston, #1. Governor of Rhode Island, 1698-1727.
The arms also appear on a tankard made by John Coney (d. 1722), probably for the second Gov Cranston or one of his brothers.
2. Balfour Paul Ordinary
Craven, William (of South Carolina, 1750)
Argent a fess between six crosses-crosslet fitchy Gules
Arms on bookplate.
Crawford, David (of New Kent County, Va, 1650)
Gules a fess Ermine
Arms on bookplate. Undifferenced Scottish arms of Crawfurd of Auchinames, chief of the name and arms of Crawfurd.
Creyke, Henry (b. 1637; d. Virginia)
Per fess Argent and Sable on a pale three martlets [other tinctures not given]
Crispin, Silas (d. Philadelphia, 1711)
Erminois three lions rampant Azure armed and langued Purpure
Crokatt, James (d. South Carolina, ca 1765)
Argent a chevron between in chief two mullets Azure and in base a crescent Gules
Crommelin, Daniel (St-Quentin, France, 1647-New York, 1725)
Per pale, dexter Azure a fleur-de-lis within a bordure compony Or and Azure; sinister Argent a chevron Gules between three merlettes Sable
To New York, 1690s
Cromwell, John (of New York, 1650)
Sable a lion rampant Argent
Crooke, William (d. April 1723, Charleston, SC)
Argent a heron rising and a chief indented Azure
Arms on tomb.
Crookshank, ------ (Pennsylvania, ca 1800?)
Or three boar's heads couped Sable
Bookplate inscribed Judge Crookshank
Crossman (or Crosman), Robert (in Taunton, Mass, 1645)
Argent a cross Ermine between four escallops Sable.
From Somerset, Eng.
Crouch, Henry (Charleston, SC, d. 1783)
Argent on a pale Sable three crosses paty Argent a bordure engrailed Sable.
Crowne, William (of Mendon, Mass, ca 1667; d. Boston, 1683)
Azure three wolves passant Argent armed and langued Gules
With a crescent for difference. Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, 1638-61.
Crown, Henry (in New Hampshire 1688)
Per chevron [Gules?] and [Sable?} three compasses expanded [tincture not given]
Seal on document, 1688; possibly arms of Cartwright.
Crowninshield (Kronenschieldt), Johannes Caspar Richter (to Boston, 1680)
Azure a crown Argent.
b. Leipzig, 1661
Crozer, James (of Delaware Co, Pa, 1723)
Azure a cross between four fleurs-de-lis Or
1. Cruger, John (of New York, 1688)
2. Cruger, Henry (in New York, 1766)
Argent on a bend Azure between two greyhounds Proper three martlets Or
1. Iron seal brought by him in 1688.
2. Engraved on an urn.
Cuming of Culter, Sir Alexander, Bt (in Carolinas, 1729-30)
Azure three garbs within a bordure Or
Matriculated in Lyon Register, 1672-77
Cumming, William (b. Presley, Scot, 1690; to Annapolis after 1715)
Azure three garbs Or
Undifferenced arms of Cumming of Altyre, chief of the name
Cunningham, Andrew (Boston, 1660-1715)
Argent a shakefork between three mullets Sable.
In Burke's General Armory as arms of Marquess Conyngham.
Cunningham, James, Jr. (1794)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent a pall Sable; 2nd and 3rd Or a fess checky Argent and Azure in chief a crescent [for difference?] (Stewart)
Bookplate engraved 1794
Cunningham, Nathaniel (in Boston, 1748)
Argent a pall Azure
Engraved on flagon given to South Church, Boston.
Curler (Corlaer), Arent van (Nijkerk, Gelderland, 1619-Lake Champlain, N.Y., 1667)
Gules a cross moline Argent
Grandfather's seal in the Netherlands.
Curle, Thomas (d. 1700, Elizabeth City Co, Va)
Vert on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis Or a cinquefoil Gules
On his tomb near Hampton, Va
Curry, George (of Philadelphia, 1812)
Quarterly, 1st Gules a saltire in chief a rose Argent; 2nd Azure a chevron between three pheons Or on a chief Gules three demi-maidens; 3rd Argent three boar's heads couped Sable; 4th Gules on a fess engrailed Or a miter [?] Azure within a bordure Vair.
Curtiss, William (of Stratford, Conn, 1632)
Azure a fess dancetty between three ducal crowns Or.
Old parchment said to have been brought to America by the immigrant.
Curtis, William (of Massachusetts, 1632)
Argent a chevron between three bulls’ heads caboshed Sable
Curtis, William (of Roxbury, Mass, 1632)
Ermine a chevron Sable between three fleurs-de-lis Or
1. Curwen, Capt George (Salem, Mass., 1610-84)
2. Curwen, S. (Massachusetts, 1799)
Argent fretty Gules a chief Azure.
1. Crozier adds a crescent for difference.
See above for variant arms.
Curwen (Corwin) George (of Salem, Mass, 1638)
Argent a fret Gules on a chief Azure a crescent Argent.
On an embroidered 18th century "hatchment" in collection of the Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem. See below for alternative arms.
Curzon, Richard (to New York, 1726)
Argent on a bend Sable three popinjays Or collared Gules
Books and plate brought from England.
Cushing, ----- (Boston, ca 1710)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Azure an eagle displayed head to sinister Argent armed Gules; 2nd and 3rd Argent two dexter hands couped bendwise in bend sinister [Gules?] a canton checky Gules and Or
Tricked drawing in Gore Roll of Arms
Cushing, ----- (Boston, ca 1790)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent two sinister hands bendwise in bend sinister Gules a canton checky Gules and Argent; 2nd and 3rd Argent an eagle displayed Azure armed Gules
Painting by John Coles, "by the name of Cushing."
1. Cushing, Matthew (of Hingham, Mass, 1638)
2. Cushing, Thomas (Boston, 1725-1788)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules an eagle displayed Argent; 2nd and 3rd Gules two dexter hands couped bendwise in bend sinister Argent a canton chequy Or and Azure
1. Tombstone, Granary Burying Ground, Boston.
2. Embroidered "hatchment" made by his daughter Deborah.
1. Custis, Daniel Parke (b. York Co, Va, 1711-d. New Kent Co, Va, 1757)
2. Custis, John Parke (New Kent Co, Va, 1754-1791)
3. Custis, George Washington Parke (b. New Kent Co, Va, 1781; d. Arlington, Alexandria Co, Va, 1857)
Azure an eagle displayed Argent armed Or.
1. Engraved (in a lozenge) on gold snuffbox dated 1755, apparently a gift to his wife Martha Dandridge Custis, who later married George Washington. Son of John Custis, #2 above.
2. Bookplate; engraved on silver in collection of Mt. Vernon. Son of Daniel Parke Custis #1.
3. Bookplate. Son of John Parke Custis, #2.
None of the contemporary emblazonments indicate tinctures, but these arms, which are those of Parke, were adopted by the Custises after the death of John Custis's (#2 above) father-in-law, Daniel Parke.
1. Custis, Maj Gen John (of Gloucester Co, Va; d. 1696)
2. Custis, John (d. Arlington, Northampton Co, Va, 1749)
Argent a chevron between three popinjays Vert
1. Arms on tombstone, Eastville, Va
2. Arms on tombstone, Eastville, Va. Grandson of Maj Gen John Custis, #1.
Arms of Cliffe of Ingerstone, Essex, to which family the Custises were apparently related by marriage. Crozier and Bolton omit the chevron, which appears in both the Cliffe arms and on the tomb.
Cuthbert, Thomas (of Philadelphia, 1750)
Vert a fess engrailed between four mullets Argent over all an arrow palewise point downward proper
1. Cutler, John (to Hingham, Mass., 1637)
2. Cutler, Joseph Warren (New York)
Azure three dragons' heads erased Or langued Gules a chief Argent.
1. From Spranston, Norfolk, Eng.
2. Crozier 1
Cutler, Jonas (d. 1782, Groton, Mass)
Azure three griffins’ heads erased Or
Arms on tombstone.
Cutter, William (of Charlestown, Mass, 1637)
Azure three dragons' heads erased Or a chief Argent
Same as arms of Cutler, 2nd above.
Cutting, William (of New York, ca 1800)
Sable on a chevron between three roundels Argent each charged with a martlet three mascles Sable
Bookplate by P. R. Maverick
Cutt(s), John (of Portsmouth, NH, 1679)
[Argent?] on a bend engrailed [or wavy?] between in chief six billets and in base five billets [Sable?] three roundels [Argent?]
Arms on seal on deed.
Cutts, ------ (Massachusetts, mid-1700s?)
Argent on a bend engrailed Sable three roundels Argent
Cuyler, Hendrick (of Albany, 1664)
Vert an arrow bendwise Or
Seal on will. See variant above.
Cuyler, Hendrick (of Albany, NY, 1664)
Per pale embattled Gules and Azure an arrow bendwise point upward Or barbed and flighted Argent
Seal on his widow's will, 1702. See variant below.
See below for same arms with only the paternal (1st and 4th) quartering.