ROLL OF EARLY AMERICAN ARMS - V
- ARM NAME BLAZON COMMENTS SOURCE
Vane, Henry (Debden, Essex, 1613-London, 1662)
Azure three sinister gauntlets Or
Vargas y Contreras, Diego José, Marqués de la Nava de Barcinas (Madrid, 1643-near Santa Fe, N.M., 1704)
Quarterly, 1st grand quarter Argent three bars wavy Azure (Vargas); 2nd grand quarter per pale Argent a lion rampant Gules and Or four pallets Gules all within a bordure Azure charged with eight escutcheons each Or a fess Azure (Ponce de Leon); 3rd grand quarter Gules five shoes in saltire checky Or and Sable, on a bordure also Gules eight escutcheons each Or a bend Sable (Zapata); 4th grand quarter quarterly, i and iv Or a wall embattled Azure, ii and iii Or a pale Gules (Luján)
Spanish governor of New Mexico, 1690-96 and 1702-04. See S. A. Nelson, "The Arms of Diego de Vargas, Governor of New Mexico, Solved," Double Tressure 37 (2014), 42-47.
Varick, Col Richard (Hackensack, N.J., 1753-Jersey City, N.J., 1831)
A woman blindfolded as Justice holding a sword in her dexter hand and a balance in her sinister [tinctures not given]
Bookplate by Billings; mayor of New York, 1798-1801
1. Vassall, William (b. 1580; in Salem, Mass, 1627)
2. Vassall, Samuel (Stepney, Middx, 1586-Massachusetts [?], 1667)
3. Vassall, Leonard (Jamaica, 1678-Boston, 1737)
4. Vassall, Col John (Jamaica, 1713-Cambridge, Mass, 1747)
5. Vassall, Dr Henry (Jamaica, 1721-Cambridge, Mass, 1769)
6. Vassall, Maj John (Boston, 1738-Bristol, Eng, 1797)
Azure a sun in splendor and a chalice in pale Or
2. On his memorial in King's Chapel, Boston, erected by his great-grandson Florentius Vassall, 1766.
3. Engraved on a paten donated to Christ (Old North) Church, Boston, 1730; great-grandson of Samuel Vassall, #2
4. On his tomb, Cambridge, Mass, and engraved on a tankard donated by him and his brother William (of Jamaica) to Harvard College, 1729; son of Leonard Vassall, #3.
5. Bookplate by N. Hurd; brother of John Vassall, #4
6. Bookplate by N. Hurd; son of John Vassall, #4. His daughter Lucy ordered a painting of the arms from John Gore of Boston, 1763-64.
Also on a cream jug made by N. Hurd, mid-1700s.
3. Crozier 1, Bolton, NEHGS #357
1. Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de (Quebec, 1698-Paris, 1778; in Louisiana 1743-53)
2. Vaudreuil, Adm Louis-Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de (Rochefort, France, 1724-Paris, 1802; in the USA 1778-83)
Or a lion rampant crowned [with an ancient crown] Gules
1. French Governor of Louisiana, 1743-53.
2. Deputy commander of French naval forces in the American Revolution; nephew of Pierre de Vaudreuil, #1. Arms on an engraved portrait, 1789.
The French blazon specifies that the tail is léopardée, i.e. with the tip bent to sinister rather than back toward the lion's head.
1. Vaughan, Samuel (in Philadelphia, 1783-90; d. Brighton, Sussex, 1802)
2. Vaughan, Benjamin (Jamaica, 1751-Hallowell, Me, 1835)
3. Vaughan, Samuel (b. Jamaica, 1762; in Philadelphia, 1790s)
Sable a chevron Argent between three boys’ heads couped Argent [proper] crined Or each wrapped around the neck with a snake Vert
1. Two bookplates, one impaling "Argent on a chevron Sable three roundels Or" (Hallowell); also on a set of Chinese export porcelain impaling Hallowell
2. On a bookplate impaling "Gules a cross flory between four trefoils slipped Argent" (Manning); son of Samuel Vaughan, #1.
3. Bookplate; son of Samuel Vaughan, #1.
Vechten, Tennis Dercksen van (in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, 1638)
Gules a fess embattled Argent
Veniard de Bourgmont, Etienne de (in Michigan, 1706)
Azure a savage proper seated upon a mountain Argent
French officer at Detroit and later Louisiana. Arms registered in D'Hozier's Armorial Général.
1. Vernon, Daniel (in Newport, R.I., 1666; d. ca. 1715)
2. Vernon, Samuel (Newport, R.I., d. 1737)
Or on a fess Azure three garbs Or.
2. On his tombstone and that of his wife Elizabeth (d 1722), North Cemetery, Newport
Matthews lists the fess as Argent, which is probably an error.
Verplanck, Abraham Isaacse (in Fishkill-on-Hudson, New Netherland, 1638)
Ermine on a chief engrailed Sable three mullets Argent
Virginia, Colony and Dominion of (settled 1607)
Argent a cross Gules between four escutcheons royally crowned proper, those in the 1st and 4th quarters bearing the arms of England impaling Scotland, in the 2nd France Modern, and in the 3rd Ireland
Arms above revised 1707 to reflect the Act of Union between England and Scotland
Virginia, Colony and Dominion of (settled 1607)
Argent a cross Gules between four escutcheons royally crowned proper, that in the 1st quarter bearing the arms of England impaling Scotland, in the 2nd France Modern, in the 3rd Ireland, and in the 4th Hanover
Arms above revised 1714 to reflect the Hanoverian succession to the British throne
1. Virginia Company of London (chartered 1606)
2. Virginia, Colony and Dominion of (settled 1607)
Argent a cross Gules between four escutcheons, each royally crowned proper, those in the 1st and 4th quarters quarterly of France and England, in the 2nd Scotland, and in the 3rd Ireland
1. Assumed in England, ca 1619
2. Retained following the revocation of the Virginia Company's charter in 1624.
Vleck, Tielman van (to New Amsterdam, 1658)
Argent on a fess Sable a double-headed eagle displayed Or
Voor Hies, Steven Coerte van (in Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherlands, 1660)
Quarterly, 1st and 4th Gules a tower Or voided of the field; 2nd and 3rd Argent, a tree eradicated Vert
Vose, Isaac D. (Milton, Mass, 1773-Boston, 1855)
Ermine a chevron between three cinquefoils Gules
Vose, Robert (in Dorchester, Mass, 1636)
Ermine a chevron between three roses Gules
Vro[o]man, Hendrick Meesz. (arr. Rensselaerwyck, New Netherland, 1664)
Or fretty Gules three bars Azure the center one charged with a Moor's head couped at the shoulders proper wreathed about the temples Argent vested Gules, over all a quarter chevronny Or and Gules
An old painted board. W. J. Hoffman blazons the field as 15 saltires Gules, but his illustration of the board shows fretty.
Governor of Massachusetts Bay, 1636-37