Arms of Lucas de Viene

From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Azure crusilly and a fess dancetty argent

Lucas de Viene (also spelled Vyenne) was a lord of two manors in Sussex, Putwood and Cudlow. He also apparently had enough of a rivalry with John de Bohun that the latter and several of his servants ambushed the former and ducked him in a horse pond.



Granted 1682

Blazon: Sable a lion rampant double-queued or bearing between the front paws an escutcheon gules a fess argent (Austria)

The lion is a reference to the arms of the Habsburgs, and the escutcheon is easily recognizable as the arms of Austria. The region was under Austrian control until 1806. It is possible that this grant of arms was part of an ongoing power struggle between the local lords and the counts in Scheer; the grant may have been a show of support for the lords from Emperor Leopold I.

Arms of Marie de’Medici



Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV o five torteaux in orle, in chief a roundel of France (Medici), II and III gules a fess argent (Austria)

These are Marie’s arms from before her marriage. In a classic example of quartering, the first and fourth quarters display the arms of her father, Francesco I de’Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, while the second and third come from her mother, Archduchess Joanna of Austria. Since both parents were armigers, all of their children would have been entitled to bear their arms quartered. Upon marrying King Henry IV of France, she would have quartered his arms in the first and fourth quarters with the above arms in the second and third.

Arms of Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany


Granted 2001

Blazon: Per pale argent and azure a fess wavy counterchanged; in the dexter chief an eagle displayed gules armed or, in the sinister chief a swan close proper

The eagle is drawn from the arms of the Zähringer family, by way of the former village of Villingen, while Schwenningen contributed its canting swan. The fess wavy symbolizes the rivers Brigach and Neckar.

Arms of the borough of Wandsworth


London, England

Granted 1965

Blazon: Per pale indented argent and azure a fess chequy of the second and or, each of the last charged with a goutte of the second

Crest: On a wreath of the colors an ancient ship with a dragon’s head at the prow sable four oars in action and as many shields or on the bulwarks, flying a pennon gules and a sail of the arms

Supporters: On the dexter a dove wings elevated and addorsed azure and charged with four molets of five points or, in the beak a sprig of lavender proper; on the sinister a dragon sable wings elevated and addorsed argent and charged with four crosses couped gules

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: We Serve

The field of the arms is derived from the London borough of Battersea. The fess chequy is from the arms of William de Warren, first Earl of Surrey, and the gouttes represent the tears shed by the prosecuted French Huguenots, as many of them settled in Wandsworth when fleeing persecution in the seventeenth century.

Arms of Richard de Esbornham


From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Gules a fess argent, in chief three molets of five points or

The Esbornham, or Ashburnham, family seems to have lived in or near Sussex. Richard’s father (also named Richard) married into the Maltravers family, though his wife was a younger daughter and therefore not entitled to bear her family’s arms.


Arms of the House of Corsini


In use since at least 1366

Blazon: Argent three bendlets gules surmounted by a fess azure

The family’s origins date back to the later twelfth century, when Nesi Corsini arrived in Florence. The Corsini specialized in the textile trade, but later branched out into banking. In 1730, Lorenzo Corsini ascended to the papacy as Clement XII. He elevated his family to princes of Sismano (from the rank of marquis) in 1731.