Smiths’ Company

From Heraldry Display’d, or London’s Armory by Samuel Lyne, p42

Arms of the Smiths’ Company

Blazon: Sable a chevron argent between three hammers crowned or

Crest: A peacock rising, wings addorsed and elevated, towards a sun in splendor, all proper

Motto: By Hammer and Hand all Arts do Stand

The old Germans thought there was great divinity in a white horse, which had never been bridled or used, but taken from the woods and put into the sacred chariot; and it could by its neighings foretell future events.

From Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry by Susanna Dawson Dobson, p309

Confirmation of Arms to Thomas Legh


Confirmation of arms to Thomas Legh, of High Legh, Cheshire, esq. 1580 and 1613.

Journal of the Chester Archælogical & Historic Society
Chester: Chester Archælogical & Historic Society, 1887.

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV argent a lion rampant gules, II and III crusilly three eaglets displayed or

Crest: On a wreath argent and gules, a demi-lion rampant of the second collared or

Mantling: Gules lined argent