ROLL OF EARLY AMERICAN ARMS - E
- ARM NAME BLAZON COMMENTS SOURCE
Eager (Eger), William (to Cambridge, Mass, 1630)
Azure a lion rampant gorged with an antique crown Or, armed and langued gules, a chief Ermine.
Eames, Thomas (1618-80, to Framingham, Mass)
Argent issuant from a fess Azure a demilion rampant Gules.
From Cornwall (Matthews) or Somerset (Crozier).
Earle, John (of Westmoreland County, Va, 1652)
Gules three escallops a bordure engrailed Or
East Jersey, Proprietors of (est. 1674)
Per fess Gules and Argent, in chief issuing from a cloud in sinister a human arm holding in the hand a balance proper, and in base a garb of wheat between two ears of maize in fess proper
On the seal of the proprietors. They relinquished government of the province back to the crown in 1702 but retained land ownership and related rights.
Eastman, Roger (of Haverhill, Mass, 1638)
Gules in dexter chief point an escutcheon Argent charged with a lion rampant Sable
Eastwick, Pleasant (b. Watertown, Mass, 1639; in Portsmouth, NH, by 1687)
A chevron between three bucks statant [tinctures not indicated]
Seal on document dated 1687
Eaton, Charles (of New York, 1742)
Argent trefly Vert two annulets braced in nombril point Sable
Eckley, Rev. Joseph (d. 1811, Boston)
Gules three swords paleways, points upwards, Argent, hilts and pommels Or, the middle surmounted by an inescutcheon bearing a dexter hand couped.
Arms on tomb, Granary Burying Ground, Boston. The arms are those of Clark; not known why they appear on Eckley's stone.
Eddy, John (of Watertown, Mass., 1630)
Sable three old men’s heads couped at the shoulder Argent crined Proper
Eden, Charles (d. 1722, Bertie Co, N.C.)
Gules on a chevron Argent between three garbs [Or?] three escallops Sable
Tomb, St Paul's Church, Edenton, N.C. Governor of North Carolina, 1713-22.
Eden, Sir Robert, Bt (d. Annapolis, Md, 1784)
Gules on a chevron between three garbs Or banded Vert three escallops Sable, in chief point [sometimes in honor point] an escutcheon Argent charged with a sinister hand couped Gules (for a baronet)
Tomb, St Anne's Church, Annapolis; bookplate. Governor of Maryland, 1769-76. NEHGS blazon includes a crescent for difference.
Edgecomb, John (New London, Conn, ca 1649-1721)
Gules on a bend Ermines cotised Or three boars' heads couped Argent
1. Edwards, Isaac (d. Craven Co, N.C., 1775)
2. Edwards, Charles (b. 1767, New York)
Argent a fess Ermines between three martlets Sable
2. Bookplate, with a crescent for difference
Edwards, John (of Lancaster Co, Va, 1653; d. 1667)
A fess indented between three martlets
Seal on his will. Crozier and Bolton conjecture the fess as Ermines and the martlets Or (!).
1. Edwards, William (of Hartford, Conn, 1639)
2. Edwards, Rev Jonathan (East Windsor, Conn, 1703-Princeton, N.J., 1758)
Per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines overall a lion rampant Or
1. Arms on his seal.
2. On silver left in his will; the eminent divine.
2. Bolton, Vermont
1. Eels, John (of Dorchester, Mass, 1650)
2. Eels, Maj Samuel (of Dorchester, Mass, 1630)
3. Eels, Samuel (d. Hingham, Mass, ca 1705)
Argent three eels naiant Azure
3. Arms on will.
Egleston, Bagot (d. 1674, Windsor, Conn)
Argent a cross and in the first quarter a fleur-de-lis Sable.
Matthews says born in England 1500 [sic; probably 1600].
Elam, Samuel (in Rhode Island, 1780s)
Gules two bars Or between three martlets [Argent?]
1. Eliot, John (to Roxbury, Mass, 1631)
2. Eliot, Samuel (in Boston, 1784)
Argent a fess Gules between two bars gemelles wavy Sable.
1. Matthews says baptized 1604; son of Bennett Elliott of Nasing, Essex. Arms of Eliot of Saint-Germans, Devonshire.
2. Watercolor from Sir Isaac Heard, Garter King of Arms.
Ellery, Benjamin (Gloucester, Mass, 1669-Newport, RI, 1746)
Argent a bordure invected Or surmounted of a pile reversed Azure and overall a chevron Argent
Bookplate. See variant above.
1. Ellery, William (of Gloucester, Mass, 1663)
2. Ellery, Benjamin (Gloucester, Mass, 1669-Newport, RI, 1746)
Per chevron Azure and Argent a bordure engrailed Or
2. Seal and silver. See variant below.
Ellicott, Andrew (of Bucks Co, Pa, 1730)
Lozengy Or and Azure a bordure Argent
Elliman, James B. (to New York, 1820)
Argent a fess between three eagles displayed Gules.
From Coventry, Eng.
Elliot, Andrew (Minto, Scot, 1728-1797; in Philadelphia and New York, 1747-84)
Gules on a bend engrailed Or a baton Azure all within a bordure Vair
Matriculated in Lyon Register, 1693. Lieutenant governor of New York,
1. Elliot, Henry (of Massachusetts, 1675)
2. Elliott, Col Barnard (South Carolina, 1740-1778)
Azure a fess Or
2. Bookplate by P. R. Maverick. See also below.
Elliott, Col Barnard (South Carolina, 1740-1778)
Argent a fess Azure
Bookplate. See above.
Ellis, Edward (in Boston, 1732)
Per chevron Sable and Gules a chevron Or between three fleurs-de-lys Argent
Embroidered "hatchment" by his daughter Elizabeth
Ellis, Rowland (d. Gwynned, Pa, 1731)
Or a lion rampant Azure.
B. 1650, Bryn Mawr, Dyffrdan, Merionethshire, Wales
Elliston, Robert (in New York, 1713-1756)
Per pale Gules and Vert an eagle displayed wings inverted Argent
Bookplate and engraved on alms bason donated to Trinity Church; comptroller of HM Customs, New York
Elmendorph, Jacobus (of Kingston, NY, 1667)
Quarterly Or and Gules
Elmes, Christopher (of Exeter, N.H., 1639-40)
Eltonhead, William (of Lancaster Co, Va, 1646)
Quarterly per fess indented Argent and Sable in the second quarter three plates
Elwood, Richard (to Minden, NY, 1748)
Azure a chevron Argent between in chief two annulets Or and in base a stag's head caboshed Argent attired Or.
Elwyn, Sarah (of Dedham, Mass, 1637)
Argent a chevron Gules between three martlets Sable
Mrs Michael Metcalf
Ely, Nathaniel (of Springfield, Mass, 1635)
Argent a fess engrailed between three fleurs-de-lis Gules
Engraved on a tankard. Brother of Richard Ely, above.
1. Ely, Richard (to Connecticut 1660)
2. Ely, Joshua (to Trenton, NJ, 1685)
Argent a fess engrailed between six fleurs-de-lis Gules.
1. On ring.
2. From Dunham, Notts.
2. Matthews, Crozier 1
1. Emerson, Thomas (in Ipswich, Mass, 1650)
2. Emerson, Nathaniel (d. 1712, Ipswich, Mass)
3. Emerson, ----- (Massachusetts, 1747)
4. Emerson, Rev William (Concord, Mass, 1769-1811)
Per fess indented Or and Vert on a bend engrailed Sable three lions passant Argent
1. Matthews says probably from Lincolnshire; Crozier says Durham.
2. Tombstone, Burying Ground, Ipswich. Bolton blazons the bend Azure, but the stone does not indicate any tinctures, nor does it show the per fess partition. Born Foxton, Durham, Eng.
3. Quillwork sconce, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, dated 1747; tinctures and per fess partition line not indicated
4. Bookplate. Father of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
2. Vermont, Zieber, Bolton, Her Jl I:90
Emery, John (to Newbury, Mass., 1635)
Argent three bars nebuly Gules in chief three torteaux.
From Romsey, Hampshire.
Emmet, Thomas (d. New York, 1827)
Azure a fess engrailed Ermine between three bulls' heads caboshed proper.
Grandson of Dr. Christopher Emmet (1701-43), Tipperary, Ire.
Endicott [Endecott], John (d. Boston, 1665)
Argent on a fess Azure between three fusils Gules a griffin passant Or
Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony; arms on portrait. Heraldic Journal, I:68 says no arms are known to have been used by Gov Endicott.
English, Alexander (in Lancaster Co, Va, 1685)
Four martlets 3 and 1 [no tinctures indicated]
Seal on will.
English, James (of Laurel, Del, 1685)
Sable three lions rampant Argent
Engravers' Company (Philadelphia, by 1788)
Or on a chevron engrailed Gules between in chief a parallel ruler Sable barred and studded Gold and in base two gravers in saltire Azure handled Sable three plates
On a flag carried in the Constitutional procession of 1788; described by Francis Hopkinson in his account of the procession.
Ensign, James (of Hartford, 1670)
Sable three swords palewise 2 and 1 Argent hilts and pommels Or
1. Eppes, Lt Col Francis (of Virginia, 1635)
2. Eppes, William (to Virginia by 1623)
3. Eppes, Robert (to Virginia by 1623)
Per fess Gules and Or a pale counterchanged three eagles displayed Or
1. Engraved on 18th century silver of his descendants
2. NEHGS #648
3. NEHGS #648
Erneville de Launay, Marie d' (to Pennsylvania 1791-99)
Argent a chevron Gules between three merlettes Sable.
Wife of Jean-Baptiste, Sieur le Bault du Fort (circa 1745-1810). Arms confirmed by the French Ministry of Justice, 1951.
Errington, Gerrard (of the Freshes of Rappahannock, Va, 1654)
Argent two bars in chief three escallops Azure
Erskine, Henry, 3rd Lord Cardross (Scotland, 1650-93; in Charleston Neck, S.C., 1683-86)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters Gules an eagle displayed looking toward the sun in dexter chief Or armed Azure (Cardross); 2nd grand quarter quarterly i & iv Azure a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy Or (Mar), ii & iii Argent a pale Sable (Erskine); 3rd grand quarter quarterly i & iv Or a fess checky Azure and Argent (Stewart), ii & iii Azure three garbs Or (Cumming)
Founder of failed Covenanter colony.
Erving, William (Massachusetts, late 1700s)
Argent three bunches of holly each of three leaves Vert banded Gules within a bordure checky Vert and Argent
Bookplate by Callender
Escandón y Helguera, José de, Count of Sierra Gorda (Soto de la Marine, Cantabria, 1700-Mexico City, 1770)
Quarterly, 1st Gules a castle triple-towered [upon a terrace] Argent; 2nd Argent an eagle displayed with wings inverted between two roses in bend sinister Gules; 3rd Azure upon a staff issuant from a cook-pot Or a forked pennon Gules; 4th Vert a castle triple-towered [upon a terrace] Argent; overall in chief point a cross couped Or
Engraved on a diploma issued to him by the University of Mexico, 1756, with tinctures corrected based on records in the royal chancery court of Valladolid, Spain. Colonizer and first governor of the colony of Nuevo Santander, which extended on both sides of the Rio Grande into what is now southern Texas.
Etholén, Capt Arvid Adolf (Helsinki, 1799-Elimäki, Finland, 1876)
Per fess, the chief Or chaussée Gules a naked arm embowed grasping a harpoon between in dexter a whale naiant spouting and in sinister a terrestrial globe on its stand all proper; the base Argent a frigate under sail proper on a sea Azure
Finnish officer in Imperial Russian Navy; first came to Alaska in 1818; chief manager of Russian America (Alaska), 1840-45.
Euines [Evans?], Edward (Pennsylvania, 1708)
Azure a winged stag trippant Or
Gore Roll of Arms; quillwork "hatchment" made by Sarah Henshaw, Mass, ca 1753, in Five College/Deerfield Museums
Eustace, Col John Skey (d. Newburgh, N.Y., 1805)
Azure a bend Argent between nine cross crosslets, four in chief and five in base, Or
Evans, Lott (of Philadelphia, 1681)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent three boars’ heads couped Sable; 2nd and 3rd Gules a lion rampant regardant Argent
1. Evelyn, Robert (in Virginia, 1637)
2. Evelyn, George (to Kent Island, Md, 1636)
Azure a griffin passant on a chief Or three mullets Sable
Brothers. Visitation of Surrey, 1623. See variant arms above.
1. Evelyn, Robert (in Virginia, 1637)
2. Evelyn, Capt George (b. 1609, Surrey, England; of James City County, Va)
Azure a griffin passant and a chief Or
Robert and George were brothers. See variant arms below.
1. Everard, Judith (of Ipswich, Mass, 1636)
2. Everard, Sir Richard, Bt (in North Carolina, N.C., 1725-31)
Argent a fess wavy between three estoiles Gules
1. Mrs Samuel Appleton
2. Last proprietary governor of North Carolina
2. NEHGS #231
Everett, Edward (Boston, 1780-1851)
Gules a chevron paly of eight Or and Azure between three mullets Argent
Ewing, Maskell, Jr (Trenton, N.J., 1755-1825)
Argent issuant from the point of a chevron embattled Azure between in chief two mullets and in base a sun Gules a flag Gules charged with a canton Azure and thereon a saltire Argent
Bookplate. Bolton blazons the canton on the flag "per chevron Azure and Argent."
Ewing, Thomas (of Greenwich, N.J., 1718)
Quarterly Gules and Or the second and third quarters charged with a saltire Gules
Eyre, George (to Burlington, NJ, 1727)
Argent on a chevron Sable three quatrefoils Or.
From Keveton, Notts.; great grandson of Sir Gervase Eyre of Hope, Derbyshire. Same arms as Eyre of Lindley Hall, Warwick.
Eyre, John (New England, 1718)
Argent a chevron Ermines between three escallops Gules
Seal on letter dated 1718
Ezpeleta y Galdeano, José Manuel de, Count of Ezpeleta de Beyre (Barcelona, 1742-Pamplona, 1823)
Quarterly, 1st Argent a lion rampant Gules (Ezpeleta); 2nd Gules two bars the upper counter-compony Argent and Sable the lower Argent in chief a crescent checky Argent and Sable (Galdeano); 3rd Gules three towers-towered Or (Dicastillo); 4th Vert a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules crowned Or (Prado)
Arms in his biography by F. de Borja Medina Rojas. Spanish commandant of Mobile, Alabama, 1780-81.
Crozier gives place of origin as Co. Kerry, Ire.