In use since at least 1563; registered 1908
Blazon: Gules three lions passant guardant or dimidiated with azure as many herrings in pale fesswise argent
Motto: Rex et nostra jura (The King and our rights)
The device of the lions dimidiated with herrings is obviously related to the famously peculiar arms of Cinqe Ports, though it is not clear whether this is an intentional homage or another case of dimidiation having an unexpected result.
Blazon: Azure three bezants
Blazon: Azure a castle argent surmounted by a pile in base sable
Baron of Arques and viscount of Joyeuse 1560?-1581, duke of Joyeuse 1581-1587 (1560?-1581)
Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV paly of six or and azure, on a chief gules three hydras of the first (Chateauneuf-Randon de Joyeuse); II and III azure a lion rampant argent within a bordure gules semé de lis or (Saint-Didier)
Blazon: Vert on the dexter a wolf passant, on the sinister a castle triple-towered argent windowed azure
Blazon: Argent an aspen tree eradicated vert surmounted by a crescent moon gules
To [astronomers] would be applied for coat-armor a blue field, and in the same, some of the heavenly bodies, as Planets or Stars, or some of those instruments, wherewith they take their zeniths, elevations, longitudes, etc. also a Serpent biting her tail etc.
– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p50