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Mottoes of some Devonshire families

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 29, (1897), pp. 286-290.


F.T. Colby

Prepared by Michael Steer

This brief paper was presented, perhaps as light entertainment at the Association's 1897 Kingsbridge meeting. In Heraldry, a family mottoe is "a short saying expressing the guiding maxim or ideal of a particular family, especially when used as part of a coat of arms". The author provides examples of variety of Devon family mottoes, with some illustrations of the mistakes made in interpreting them. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

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Acland 289
Amory 288
Bastard 286
Buller 289
Calmady 289
Cary 289-90
Chichester 287
Clifford 287
Coleridge 287
Coplestone 287
Courtenay 287-8
Dayman 287
Duntze 287
Edgcumbe 287
Elton 287
Floyer 288
Fortescue 288
Fort, Richard le 288
Fulford 289
Fursdon 289
Graves 288
Ilbert 290
Kingdon 289
Lopes 286
Lousada 287
Luttrell 287
Luxmoore 289
Parker (Lord Morley) 286
Northcote 289
Parlby 288
Pellew 287
Poltimore, Lord 287
Portsmouth, Lord 287
Pridham 289
Radcliffe 287
Russell 287
Strode 289
Trefusis 287
Trist 288
Troyte 287
Tucker 288
Walrond 287
Westcott 289
Worth 289
Yonge 287
Reference source names
Burke 288
Clermont, Lord 288
Cary, Robert 290
Colby 290
Cope 286
Exmouth, Lord 287
Fairbairn 287
Fox-Davies, A C 287
Gibbons 288
Grafton 288
Graves-Sawle, Sir C 287
Graves, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas 287
Henry VI 290
Herrick, Robert 290
Hollingshed 288
Littleton, Sir Thomas 289
Nelson, Lord 287
Normandy, Duke of 288
Risdon, Tristram 287
Westcote 289

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