Arms of Somershall of Derby

Somershall

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p233

Blazon: Or on a bend sable three butterflies argent

Ferne calls these canting arms on the grounds that the term “summer’s bird” refers to butterflies, but I cannot verify this.

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