ROLL OF EARLY AMERICAN ARMS - J
- ARM NAME BLAZON COMMENTS SOURCE
Jackson, ---- (Boston, early 1800s?
Gules a fess between three shovellers Argent, in chief point an inescutcheon of a baronet of Ulster.
1. Jackson, Jonathan (Newburyport, Mass, 1743-1810)
2. Jackson, Patrick Tracy (Newburyport, Mass, 1780-Lowell, Mass, 1847)
3. Jackson, Dr James (Newburyport, Mass, 1777-Boston, 1867)
Quarterly, all four quarters Azure an escallop Argent
1. Bookplate by N. Hurd, 1770
2. Bookplate; son of Jonathan, #1.
3. Bookplate; son of Jonathan, #1
Jackson, ----- (Massachusetts, ca. 1800?)
Quarterly Gules and Or four escallops proper
Jackson bookplate mentioned in Allen's American Book-Plates and water color.
Jackson, Thomas (Boston, 1692-1757)
Barry of ten Argent and Azure a lion rampant Gules
On a quillwork achievement made by his daughter Sarah in 1734, impaling Argent a lion rampant Sable chained Or (Phillips).
Jacobsen, Rutger (d. Beverwyck (Albany), NY, 1683)
Or three annulets and in chief a cross superimposed on a letter A all Sable.
Commissary of Beverwyck; arms on a painted glass window originally in the First Dutch Church of Albany, now at the Albany Institute of Art and History.
Jadwin, John (of Rappahannock Co, Va, 1658)
Sable 10 plates four, three, two, and one, a chief Or
1. Jaffrey, George (Portsmouth, N.H., d. 1707)
2. Jaffrey, George (Portsmouth, N.H., 1762)
Paly of six Argent and Sable, on a fess Argent three mullets Sable.
Vermont cites contemporary seals, plates, and letters and shows the mullets as being of six points.
1. From Kincardine, Scot.; said to be Jaffrey of Kingswell.
2. Seal impressions on documents 1749-1762; son of #1. Bolton cites small water color from estate in Portsmouth.
Jameson, David (St. Anne’s Parish, Essex County, Va, 1757-1793)
Azure a saltire Or between four ships under sail Argent.
On the tomb of his wife, born Mildred Smith (d. 10 Dec. 1778), Yorktown, Va., with the arms of Smith (Azure a chevron between three acorns slipped and leaved Or) on a separate shield to sinister. Jameson was a member of the Virginia privy council in 1777, lieutenant governor in 1781, and a member of the state senate in 1783. Note: the emblazonment shown here reflects erroneous blazoning by Bolton and Crozier.
Janes, William (to New England 1637)
Argent a lion rampant Azure between three escallops Gules.
From Kirkland, Cambs.
Janney, Thomas (to Philadelphia, 1683)
Ermine a bend double-cotised Gules
Janvrin, Capt. John (of Portsmouth, NH, 1706)
Azure a chevron Argent between two bezants Or in chief and a fleur-de-lis Argent in base, surmounted by an inescutcheon quarterly, 1. Arms as above, the chevron charged with a crescent Gules; 2. Argent, three escallops Gules; 3. Gules, a mullet Argent, on a chief Gules, an arm erect couped at the elbow, vested Azure, cuffed Argent, hand Gules; 4. Argent, on a chief Sable, three griffins’ heads erased Argent
Janvrin, George (of Portsmouth, N.H., 1754)
A ship between two castles [tinctures and arrangement not indicated]
Seal. Arrangement in pale hypothetical. The original description (in NEHGR 31:61) is not clear that the charges were on a shield.
1. Jaquelin, Edward (b. 1688; d. Virginia, 1730)
Or, three nags’ heads Gules
Arms on oil painting of Edward Jaquelin; also quartered on the tombstone of his great-grandson Col John Ambler, q.v.
Jaquet, Jean-Paul (Nuremberg, Ger, ca 1618-New Castle, Del, 1685)
Azure a chevron between two mullets in chief and a crescent in base Argent
1. Jarvis, Leonard (Boston, 1716-70)
2. Jarvis, Leonard, Jr. (Boston, 1742-Penobscot, Me, 1813)
Sable a chevron Ermine between three doves Or
1. Bookplate by N. Hurd, 1760. Bolton speculates that the doves may be Argent; the plate appears to show hatching for Or, but the field has no indication of tincture.
2. Bookplate by N. Hurd without indication of tincture on the field.
Jarvis, Rev Samuel Farmar (Middletown, Conn, 1786-1851)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Azure six ostrich feathers 3, 2, 1, Argent; 2nd and 3rd Argent a fess Sable between three lions' heads erased Gules (Farmar)
Jaudon, Peter (settled Bucks Co., Pa.)
Argent on a mount Vert a grapevine in fruit and leaf all proper, on a chief Azure three mullets Argent.
Huguenot, born France.
Jauncey, William (New York, 1744-1828)
Or three chevronels engrailed Gules a label of five points Sable
1. Jay, Augustus (of New York City, NY, 1685)
2. Jay, John (b. New York City, NY, 12 Dec. 1745; d. Westchester County, NY, 17 May 1829)
Azure a chevron Or in chief a sun issuant Or breaking through clouds proper between two mullets Or, in base upon a rock two jays all proper
2. Seal; member, Continental Congress, 1778-79, 1789-95; Governor of New York, 1795-1801; First Chief Justice of the U.S. Bolton blazons the field Argent and the chevron Gules.
Jefferson, Thomas (Virginia, 1737-1826)
Azure a fret Argent on a chief Gules three leopards' faces Argent.
On a seal purchased in London, 1786, possibly with the chief Argent and the leopards' faces Gules; impressions in wax on various diplomatic documents. Also engraved on a silver urn purchased in Paris in 1789 (perhaps engraved after Jefferson's death). See the arms of President Jefferson
Jeffrey [or Jeffray], William (to Massachusetts by 1630; d. Newport, R.I., 1688)
Azure fretty Or on a chief Argent a lion passant guardant Gules.
From Chittingley, Sussex.
Jeffries, David (to Boston, 1677)
Sable a lion rampant between three scaling ladders Or.
From Rhoad, Wilts. Matthews says son of David Jeffries of Taunton, Somerset. Snuff box dated 1701; seal impressions on documents 1693-1718; silver candlesticks mentioned in will of John Jeffries of Boston, 1689-1777.
Jeffries, Dr John (Boston, 1744-1819)
Sable a lion rampant Argent between three scaling ladders bendwise sinister Or.
Bookplate by Callender. Bolton erroneously blazons the field as Gules.
Jeffries, John (Boston, 1689-1777)
Gules a lion rampant between three scaling ladders Or
Jeffry, James (in Philadelphia, 1776)
A lion rampant between three scaling ladders [tinctures not indicated]
Jekyll, John (Boston, 1674-1732)
Or a fess between three hinds trippant Sable
Gore Roll of Arms, dated 1723
Jenings (Jennings), Col Peter (d. Virginia, 1671)
Argent a chevron between three plummets Sable
Arms purportedly granted 1641, Yorkshire, England; Attorney General of Virginia.
Jenings, Thomas (in Maryland by 1773)
Argent a chevron Gules between three plummets Sable
Jenkins, Lewis (Massachusetts, 1744)
Quarterly, 1st Argent [possibly Or] three boar's heads couped and a chief indented Sable; 2nd and 3rd Sable a chevron Argent between three fleurs-de-lys [tincture not given]; 4th Gules two chevronels Argent.
Bookplate by Hurd, impaling "Gules a chevron Ermine between three garbs" (for Hill or Baron?)
Jenner, Thomas (d. Charlestown, Mass, 1765)
On a cross five fleurs-de-lis [tinctures not indicated]
Tombstone, Phipps Street Yard, Charlestown, Mass. Bolton mistakes the decorative framing of the shield as a bordure engrailed.
Jerdone, Francis (of Louisa Co, Va, 1753)
Argent a saltire on a chief Gules three mullets Argent
Arms engraved on silver brought from Scotland.
Jessup, Edward (of Fairfield, Conn, 1639)
Barry of six Argent and Azure, nine mullets Gules, three, three and three
Jett, Thomas (of King George Co, Va, 1774)
Three fleurs-de-lis [tinctures not indicated]
Arms on seal.
Jocelyn [or Josselyn], Henry (to New England, 1635; settled in Maine)
Checky Gules and Azure on a fess Gules an annulet Or
Son of Sir Thomas Jocelyn, Co. Kent.
Jogues, Rev Isaac, SJ (Orleans, 1607-nr Auriesville, N.Y., 1646)
Or on a chevron Sable between in chief two stags' heads caboshed proper and in base a rock argent gushing water to sinister and to dexter a duck naiant proper, three mullets Or
Jesuit missionary martyred by Mohawk Indians; canonized 1930
Johnes, Edward (of Charlestown, Mass, 1630)
Azure a lion rampant between three crosses formy fitchy and a chief Or.
Crozier says arms granted 1610, Shopshire, apparently referring to a grant to Sir Francis Jones, originally from Shropshire but at the time of London, in which the lion is statant, not rampant.
1. Johnson, Edward (Boston, 1630)
2. Johnson, John (to New England 1637)
3. Johnston, [Robert (b. South Carolina, 1768)?]
Gules three spear heads palewise Argent a chief Ermine.
1. From Herne Hill, Kent.
3. Water color probably by John Coles (Boston, ca. 1810)
Johnson, John (of Pittsburgh, 1765)
Quarterly Argent and Sable three fleurs-de-lis counterchanged
Johnson, Mary (b. Antigua, 1718; to Philadelphia)
Argent a bend and on a chief Sable three cushions Argent
Painted on copper; Mrs. Thomas Hopkinson
Johnson, Sir Nathaniel (in Charleston, S.C., by 1702)
Per pale Sable and Azure on a saltire between three towers Argent inflamed and in base two tilting spears broken in saltire Or five cocks Sable.
Contemporary portrait at Gibbes Museum, Charleston. Governor of Carolina, 1702-09.
Johnson, Sir William, Bt (Co Meath, Ire, 1715-Johnstown, N.Y., 1774)
Gules on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis Argent three escallops Gules
Bookplate. As a baronet, Johnson would have been entitled to display the badge of a baronet, a red hand on a white shield or canton, on his arms.
Johnson, Thomas (of Maryland, 1700)
Argent a fess embattled counterembattled between three lions’ heads erased Gules ducally crowned Or
Grandson of Sir Thomas Johnson; arms granted 10 Sept 1660.
Johnson, William Samuel (Stratford, Conn, 1727-New York, 1819)
Argent a chevron Sable between three lions’ heads couped Gules crowned Or.
Bookplate. Signer of the Constitution; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1789-91. Bolton blazons the chevron as Gules, but it is hatched as Sable.
Johns, Richard (to The Cliffs, Md., 1675)
Argent on a cross raguly Azure between four pheons Gules five bezants.
Born Bristol, 1645.
1. Johnston[e], Dr. John (to Perth Amboy, N.J., 1685)
2. Johnston[e], Gabriel (to North Carolina by 1734)
3. Johnston, Thomas (Maryland)
4. Johnston, John (New York?, late 1700s)
Argent a saltire Sable on a chief Gules three cushions Or.
Arms of the Scottish family of Johnston, Marquesses of Annandale.
1. Descendant (son?) of Lord Johnston; b. Edinburgh 1661. Vermont cites seals.
2. Governor of N.C., born Dumfries, Scot. On bookplate with a crescent on the saltire for difference, and in vestry room of St. Paul's Church.
3. Bookplate by Peter Maverick (late 18th c)
4. Bookplate by Peter Maverick (late 18th c)
Johnstone, John (of Basking Ridge, NY, 1710; d. 1721)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent a saltire Sable on a chief Gules three cushions Or (Johnstone); 2nd and 3rd Argent an anchor Gules (Fairholm)
Second son of James Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale.
Johnston, John (Boston, ca 1800)
Argent a fess between three lion's heads couped Gules
Bookplate by Maverick, impaling "Argent on a bend Azure between two unicorn's heads [tincture not given] three fusils Argent (for Beverly or Smith)
Johnston, Robert (of Turkey Island, Va, ca 1800)
Azure a saltire Argent on a chief Gules three cushions Or.
Johonnot, Zachariah (Boston, 1701-84)
Ermine on a chief Azure a sun in splendor [Or]
Arms engraved on flagon and baptismal basin given to Hollis Street Church, Boston
Jones, Capt Cadwallader (b. Virginia, 1755; d. Virginia, 1796)
Per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines a lion rampant within a bordure engrailed Or
Arms engraved on sword hilt.
Jones, Col Elisha (Weston, Mass, 1710-1775)
Sable a stag statant Argent attired Or
1. Jones, David (of Jones’ Falls, Md, 1682)
2. Jones, David (of Philadelphia, 1740)
Or a lion rampant within a bordure Azure
1. Jones, Dr. Gardner (in New York, 1789)
2. Jones, William G. (New York, b. 1787)
Azure a garb Or.
Jones, Frederick (d. North Carolina, 1722)
Sable a fess Or between three boys’ heads couped affronty proper crined Or
Arms on seal, impaling "On a bend three martlets and on a canton sinister a rose between two fleurs-de-lis" (Harding)
Jones, Gabriel (Virginia, 1724-1806)
Argent a lion rampant Vert vulned in the breast Gules
Arms on bookplate
Jones, John Paul (Kirkcudbright, Scot., 1747 - Paris, 1792)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules a stag statant Or; 2nd and 3rd Ermine on a fess Azure three crosses crosslet Argent (Paul)
Revolutionary War naval captain. Bookplate, painting in collection of Massachusetts Grand Lodge, AF&AM, and several seals. According to Jones's biographer, S. E. Morison, "About this time [winter of 1776-77], to fit his character as an officer and gentleman and possible Virginia planter, Paul Jones ordered to be painted for himself an achievement of arms, and had an heraldic seal cut. The arms are the stag used by several Jones families of Wales, quartered with those of a Paul family of Gloucestershire. The crest is the Jones stag; and the motto, the only original part, is Pro Republica."
Jones, Robert (in North Carolina, 1761-67)
Ermine three lions [tincture unknown]
King’s Attorney for North Carolina, 1761-67; arms on bookplate
Jones, Samuel (New York, late 1700s)
Per bend Ermine and Ermines a lion rampant within a bordure Or
Bookplate by Dawkins
Jones, William (of Chateau de Montgomery, N.Y., 1796)
Azure on a cross between four pheons Or five mullets Gules
From Co Wicklow, Ire.
Jongh, Wyntje Ariens de (of New Amsterdam, 1660)
A saltire between four martlets [tinctures unknown]
Wife of Aeldert Heymans Roosa, q.v.
J[ordan?], T[homas?] (in Connecticut, 1640s-50s)
Azure upon a mound a pelican in her piety in dexter chief a star of six points and in sinister chief an increscent [tinctures not indicated]
Seal found in the East River, Guilford, Conn, in 1917, bearing the initials "T.J."
Josselyn, John (of Boston, 1638)
Checky Gules and Azure on a fess Gules an annulet Or
See also 'Jocelyn'.
Josselyn, Sir Thomas (Roxwell, Essex, ca 1591-Lancaster, Mass, ca 1660)
Azure a josselyn Argent and Sable belled Or
Deputy governor of Maine, 1638. A josselyn is a circular cloth wreath with four bells attached.
Jouet, Daniel (of Rhode Island, 1686)
Azure two pennons crossed saltire-wise between a mullet in chief and an escallop in base all Or
Joy, John (of Boston, b. 1751)
Or on a chevron between three oak leaves Vert five gouttes Argent
Joyliffe, John (of Boston, 1663)
Argent on a pile Azure three dexter gauntlets Argent
Judah, Benjamin S. (New York, 1760-1831)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Vert a chevron in base a lion passant guardant and on a canton Argent a pair of scales; 2nd and 3rd Azure four fishes heads couped naiant 2 and 2 [Argent?]
Bookplate by Maverick
Judd, Thomas (of Cambridge, Mass, 1633)
Gules a fess raguly between three boars’ heads erased Argent
Judson, Lt Joseph (of Stratford, Conn, 1634)
Per saltire Azure and Ermine four lozenges counterchanged
Tombstone, Granary Burying Ground, Boston. Bolton blazons a trefoil on the breast of each of the birds, but a photograph of the stone does not show them.