ROLL OF EARLY AMERICAN ARMS - O
- ARM NAME BLAZON COMMENTS SOURCE
Oakley, Samuel (of New York, 1772)
Argent on a fess between three crescents Gules three fleurs-de-lis Or
O'Brien, Catharine, Baroness Clifton (d. New York, 1706)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules three lions passant guardant per pale Or and Argent (O'Brien); 2nd Or a fess checky Argent and Azure a bordure engrailed Gules (Stewart); 3rd Sable semy of cinquefoils a lion rampant Argent (Clifton)
Baroness Clifton in her own right; wife of Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, governor of New York and New Jersey
Odell, Rev Jonathan (of Burlington, NJ, 1767)
Or three crescents Gules
1. Odell, William (of Concord, Mass, 1640)
2. Odell, William (of Rye, NY, 1661)
Argent three crescents Gules
Odingsele, Thomas (of Salem, Mass, 1640)
Argent a fess in dexter chief a mullet Gules
O’Donnell, Gen Columbus (b. Baltimore, 1797)
Sable two lions rampant supporting a sinister hand between three mullets Argent
1. Offley, David (of Boston, 1638)
2. Offley, Sarah (d. Virginia, 1627)
Argent on a cross flory Azure between four Cornish choughs Proper a lion passant guardant Or
2. Arms on tomb, Church Point, Princess Anne Co [now Virginia Beach], Va. Mrs. Adam Thoroughgood.
2. Bolton, Crozier 2
1. Ogden, John (of Boston, 1640)
2. Ogden, Robert (of Boston, 1640)
3. Ogden, David (of Chester Co, Pa, 1682)
Gyronny of eight Argent and Gules, in the dexter chief gyron an oak branch fructed Proper
3. On his seal
2. Crozier 1
3. Matthews, Bolton
Ogilby, Frederick (d. New York, 1813)
Argent a lion passant guardant between two crescents in chief and a cinquefoil in base [Gules?]
On monument, Trinity Church, New York
Oglethorpe, Gen James Edward (Surrey, Eng, 1696-Cranham, Essex, 1785; in Georgia 1732-43)
Argent a chevron between three boars' heads couped Sable
Founder and first governor of Georgia. Arms confirmed to his grandfather Sutton Oglethorpe at the 1665 visitation of Yorkshire.
Ohio Company of Virginia (f. 1747)
[Argent] three deer passant regardant proper
Land development company formed by prominent Virginia and Maryland planters; arms adopted by the committee of the company, December 1750, for use on a seal.
Olcott, Josiah (Stratford, Conn, 1760-Hudson, N.Y., 1860)
Per saltire Gules and Azure a saltire Or [?] over all a lion's head erased contourny, on a chief Argent three fleurs-de-lis [tincture not indicated] between eight mullets Sable.
Bookplate by Richard Brunton. Direction of the lion's head probably an engraving error.
1. Oliver, Andrew (Boston, 1731-99)
2. Oliver, Peter (in Massachusetts, 1770s; d. Birmingham, Eng., 1791)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent from a cloud in sinister flank an arm fesswise proper holding a dexter gauntlet Gules (Oliver); 2nd and 3rd Vert a chevron between three leopards' heads Or (Fitch)
1. Bookplate by Revere. Usually attributed to his father, Andrew Oliver (1706-74), lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1771-74, but the Fitch quartering (from the elder Andrew's wife) suggests the arms are those of the son.
2. Chief Justice of Massachusetts, 1772-75; arms on his bookplate.
Oliver, Andrew (Massachusetts, 1731-99)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Argent an arm issuant fesswise from sinister flank the hand grasping a dexter hand couped at the wrist all proper; 2nd and 3rd 2nd and 3rd Vert a chevron between three leopards' heads Or (Fitch)
Bookplate by Hurd, impaling "Gules on a chief Or three crosses potent [Gules?]" (for Lynde).
1. Oliver, Dr. Thomas (of Boston, 1632)
2. Oliver, ----- (Boston, mid-1700s)
Argent a hand and arm issuing out of clouds in sinister flank fessways and grasping a dexter hand couped at the wrist all proper
2. Bookplate by Johnston, American Antiquarian Soc
2. Hecksher, American Rococo
Oliver, ----- (Massachusetts, mid-1700s)
Argent an arm issuant fesswise from sinister flank the hand grasping a dexter hand couped at the wrist all proper
Engraved on a silver paten made by Hurd.
1. Oliver, Thomas (Antigua, 1734-Bristol, Eng, 1815)
2. Oliver, Nicholas B. (of Germantown, Pa., 1775)
Ermine on a chief Sable three lions rampant Argent.
1. Bookplate, escutcheon of pretense on bookplate of his son-in-law; to Massachusetts abt 1750, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1771-76.
2. From Co. Kent
2. NEHGS #240
Olmstead, James (b. 1580; of New England, 1632)
Sable a pheon between three crescents Argent
Olyphant, David (of Charleston and Newport, d. 1805)
Gules three crescents Argent
Oñate y Salazar, Juan de (Zacatecas, Mexico, 1550-Spain, 1626)
Per pale, dexter Argent three bendlets Gules; sinister Or a tree eradicated proper supported on the sinister side by a wolf Sable
Founder and first governor (1598-1610) of the Spanish province of New Mexico. Arms on the cover of a book of poems dedicated to him in memory of his son Cristobal, published 1622.
Onderdonk (Van der Donk), Adrian (of New Castle, Del, 1656)
Argent a lion rampant Sable
O'Neill de Tyrone y O'Kelly, Colonel Arturo (Dublin, 1736-Madrid, 1814)
Tierced per fess, 1st Azure three stars of six points Argent; 2nd Or a dexter hand between two lions rampant combatant Gules; 3rd Argent a salmon naiant Vert floating on waves of the sea Azure and Argent; all within a bordure Argent charged with the words PRO PATRIA PUGNO in letters Sable
Governor of Spanish West Florida, 1781-92. Later created Marqués de Norte; the arms in this form may date from that time. The illustration in the source is inconsistent with the blazon; our image follows the blazon.
O'Neill, James (of Bradford, NH, 1796)
Per fess wavy the chief Argent a sinister hand Gules, in base waves of the sea proper thereon a pike fish naiant proper
Originally from Antrim, Ireland. The arms closely resemble those of the O'Neills of the Fews and of Clanaboy except for the use of a sinister instead of dexter hand and a pike instead of a salmon.
O'Reilly, Field Marshal Alejandro (Dublin, 1722-Cadiz, 1794)
Vert a dexter hand bloodied proper supported by two lions rampant Or
Printed on proclamations issued by him as governor of Spanish Louisiana, 1769. The arms are those of the Irish O'Reilly lords of Breifne. The field marshal was subsequently granted the title of Count de O'Reilly by King Carlos III along with a Spanish coat of arms, Or a horse passant Gules within on orle of three branches of laurel Vert fructed Gules, according to Cadenas, Títulos nobiliarios españoles (1996).
Orme, John (of Montgomery Co, Pa, 1720)
Argent a chevron between three escallops Gules
Ormsby, John (of Pittsburgh, 1752)
Gules a bend between six cross-crosslets fitchy Or.
Grandson of Robert Ormsby of Clogham, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Orr, John (Ayrshire, Scot, 1726-Leedstown, Westmoreland Co, Va, 1791)
Gules three piles conjoined in point within a bordure Argent, on a chief Or a torteau between two cross crosslets Azure
Son of Rev. Alexander Orr of Waterside, Ayrshire, for whom the arms were matriculated in Lyon Register, 1768.
Osborne, Samuel (Massachusetts, mid-1800s)
Argent a bend between two lions rampant Sable
Bookplate by Hurd
Osborn, Mary (b. Danbury, Conn, 1761; in Hartford, 1800)
Quarterly Ermine and Azure a cross over all Argent
Mrs. Andrew Kingsbury; embroidered by her daughter Elizabeth, ca. 1800
Osgood, Capt. John (of Andover, Mass, 1630)
Argent three garbs within a tressure flory counterflory Gules
Served in King Philp’s War.
1. Osgood, John (d. Andover, Mass, 1651)
2. Osgood, Peter (Andover, Mass, 1745-1801)
Or three garbs Gules
1. Tapestry reputedly brought from England
2. Bookplate by Richard Brunton
2. Bolton, Bates, Early Connecticut Engraver
Otis, John (of Hingham, Mass, 1635)
Argent a saltire engrailed between four cross-crosslets fitchy Azure
Overton, Isaac (of Southold, NY, 1658; d. 1688)
Azure a bend within a bordure Or
Owen, Jeremiah (in New York, 1756)
[Or?] a lion rampant [Gules?]
Engraved on a tankard donated to First Presbyterian Church, New York
Owen, Thomas (of Pittsburgh, 1798)
Or an anchor fesswise Sable between two lions passant Gules
Owsley, Capt Thomas (of Stafford Co, Va, 1690)
Or a chevron Sable between three holly leaves Vert, on a chief Sable a lion passant between two fleurs-de-lis Or
Oxenbridge, Rev John (of Boston, 1669)
Gules a lion rampant double-queued Argent and on a bordure Vert eight escallops Or
Seal on his will, dated 1674. From Daventry, Notts.