Arms of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames

London, England

Granted 1966

Blazon: Azure three salmon naiant in pale argent finned and tailed gules

Crest: On a wreath of the colors issuant from a wreath of bay leaves vert banded or a demi-stag proper gorged with a crown of or pendant therefrom an escutcheon ermine on a chevron vert between two chevronels the chief per pale azure and gules, the base per pale gules and azure, a cross paté or, holding between the forelegs a fountain

Supporters: Two stags proper gorged with a ribbon argent pendant therefrom an escutcheon azure issuant from the base an elm tree proper in front of a sun rising or and resting the interior hind hoof on a charred woodstock proper

Compartment*: A grassy mount proper supported by a fillet wavy pre fess wavy argent and azure

Mantling: Azure lined argent

The arms are derived from the historical arms of the borough, recorded as far back as 1572; the three salmon refer to three fisheries mentioned in the Domesday Book. The escutcheon on the crest bears the arms of the Borough of Malden and Coombe, and the supporters’ escutcheons show the arms of the Borough of Surbiton.

*Compartments are usually left to the discretion of the artist, not specified in the blazon.

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Arms of Roger de Leuknor

Leukenore

(c. 1244 – c. 1295)

From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Azure three chevronels argent

Sir Roger de Leuknor (or Lewknor) married Joan de Keynes, who seems to have been an heiress in her own right. They probably lived near Sussex, where both families held land.

The chevronel is a diminutive (smaller version) of the chevron. As in these arms, they are typically borne in multiples, although it’s not impossible to have a single chevronel.

Arms of de Gernon and Gloucester

de Gernon and Gloucester
Arms of Ranulf de Gernon, Earl of Chester 1128-1153 (1099-1153) and Maud of Gloucester (?-1189)

From p43 of Lacies Nobilitie by Sir John Ferne (1586)

Blazon: Per pale baron and femme; the first azure three garbs or, the second or three chevronels gules

The arms Ferne gives for Maud (whom he calls Alice) seem to be skipping ahead a few decades. The chevronels are well-known as the arms of the Clare family, who would inherit the earldom of Gloucester in 1225. Maud’s father Robert was the first earl of Gloucester and (probably) the first illegitimate son of Henry I. Since he was born before his father ascended the throne, it is unknown if he bore arms or what they would have been.

Arms of Gabriel de Rochechouart

Rochechouart

Marquis of Mortemart 1643-1663, duke of Mortemart 1663-1675 (1600-1675)

Blazon: Party of eight I gules a crescent vair (Maure), II azure three fleurs-de-lis or surmounted by a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon), III gules nine mascles 3, 3, and 3 or (Rohan), IV barry of ten argent and azure, three chevronels gules (La Rochefoucauld); V argent a serpent nowed azure, crowned or, and devouring a child gules (Milan), VI gules a chain in saltire, cross, and orle or, charged with a center point vert (Navarre), VII gules a pale vair (des Cars), VIII ermine (Bretagne); overall in the fess point an escutcheon barry nebuly of six argent and gules (Rochechouart)

Arms of François XII Alexandre Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld

Rochefoucauld

Count of La Rochefoucauld 1747-1765, duke of Liancourt 1765-1827, duke of La Rochefoucauld 1814-1827 (1747-1827)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV gules a bend argent (de Roye), II and III or a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules; overall in the fess point an escutcheon barry of ten argent and azure, three chevronels gules (La Rochefoucauld)