Arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1976

Blazon: Vert a trident palewise issuant from the base, pendant therefrom by the strings a hunting-horn or, between two flaunches argent each charged with as many bars wavy azure

Crest: On a wreath of the colors within a crown palisade or upon a red sandstone rock between two sprigs of bog myrtle, an oystercatcher rising, wings elevated and addorsed, all proper

Mantling: Vert lined or

Supporters: On the dexter a lion rampant gules gorged with a collar dancetty of two points downward argent; on the sinister, a lion rampant of the last gorged with a like collar of the first, both holding in the interior forepaw a croizer head outward or

Motto: By faith and foresight

Arms of Jean de la Barre

Count of Étampes 1526-1534, viscount of Bridiers, Baron of Vérets, lord of La Barre, Villemartin, Plessis-les-Tours, Subterrane, Coez, and Jouy-en-Josas ?-1534 (?-1534)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV argent a chief and a chevron gules between three molets of six points pierced, all within a bordure engrailed sable (La Barre?), II and III per pale gules and azure, a bend or

Unfortunately, I have very little information on Jean de la Barre, so I can only assume that I and IV are his paternal coat of arms. Whether the second and third quarters belong to his mother’s family or one of his titles, I do not know.

Eagles, the ensign of the great Roman Empire were adopted very early, not perhaps on that account solely, but as being one of the hieroglypics of royalty.

– From Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p466 (1793)