Arms of Chesne

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p241

Blazon: Azure an oak tree eradicated vert

Ferne has some stern words for arms such as these that do not obey the law of tincture: “if they be not both agreeing with the conformity and seemly observance of Blazon & Armory, & also approved by the King of the province… the said coats be no Arms, by the strict sentence of law: and the bearers thereof are not thereby made Gentle or Noble, since that they have not borne the ensigns of Gentry, but the signs of Merchants, Carters, or the like unnoble persons.”

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