Thus, honor being the chiefest and essential part of Gentry (for it is the testimony of his worthiness) I could wish every Gentleman were as careful to preserve it without spot, as some of them be vigilant to the increasing of their livelihood.
– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p77
Blazon: Gules a cross couped, the chief limb terminating in a fleur-de-lis and the other three in acorns argent
From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)
Blazon: Vair a fess gules
In use since 1387
Blazon: Argent a fess wavy azure, in chief a boar passant sable
In use since at least 1956
Blazon: Argent three towers 2 and 1 or, windowed sable, in chief a bat displayed proper
Wife of Ferdinand, the fifth king of Aragon from The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p222
Blazon: Aragon (or four palets gules*) impaled with gules a castle or (Castile)
*There is one fewer division than there should be in this representation.
Blazon: Per pale azure issuant from a fess wavy in base a fountain argent and vert the alchemical symbol for lead* surmounted by two mallets in saltire or
*Almost certainly drawn incorrectly