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Heraldry & Brasses


[Simple Norwood Shield with a motto attributed to Francis Norwood of Gloucester, Massachusetts: Nunquam Non Paratus 'Never Unready.']


[Copy of an embroidery executed by Judith Norwood (1738-1762), briefly the wife of David Plumer. The embroidery is at the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts.]

Heraldry

Sheppey Norwood Arms

The shield: ermine, a cross engrailed gules; the crest: out of a cucal coronet a boar's head and neck all or; the mantling: gules and ermine doubled; the motto:
Sub Cruce Vinces 'Under the Cross You Will Conquer.'

This coat of arms and crest are those of Sir Roger de Northwoode, whose name appears on the earliest list of those entitled to bear arms, the Roll of Arms of 1240, which is at the British Museum.

Earl Norwood has produced a beautiful buttonized version of this coat of arms with a rich blue background. He invites us to download it for our enjoyment:

Earl Norwood's Sheppey Arms

Ashford (Kent) & Leckhampton (Gloucestershire) Norwood Arms

The shield: ermine, a cross engrailed gules; the crest: on waves of the sea ppr., a lion sejant holding between the paws an anchor, flukes upward; the mantling: gules and ermine doubled; the motto:
Sub Cruce Vinces 'Under the Cross You Will Conquer.'

Note: On page 49 of GMNC's The Norwoods II, the lion is shown couped (cut off evenly) at the loins, but the description of the crest indicates that the lion is sejant (seated)

Wykeham and Tyringham (Lincolnshire) Norwood Arms

The shield: ermine, a cross engrailed gules, a crescent for cadency; the crest: a demi-lion rampant erased argent, ducally crowned or, holding between the gambs a palm branch proper; the mantling: gules and ermine doubled; the motto:
Sub Cruce Vinces 'Under the Cross You Will Conquer.'

Originally to Robert NORWOOD (1500-1588) "of the Pinner, Stanmore/Harrow district of Middlesex." From "a guide compiled by Everard Green, Rouge Dragon FSA in 1908: Miscellanea Genealogica et Haraldica, vol. 3, part 4, pp. 175-6" (GMNC: The Norwoods III, pp. 114, 395).

Astwood, Buckinghamshire, Norwood Arms

The shield: ermine, a cross engrailed gules; the crest: a demi-lion rampant [erased] or, holding in his dexter paw a branch of laurel argent, berried or; the mantling: gules and ermine doubled; the motto:
Sub Cruce Vinces 'Under the Cross You Will Conquer.'

Confirmation of arms and grant of crest to Thomas NORWOOD of Astwood, Buckinghamshire, at the request of Rouge Croix, by R. Cooke, Clar., 1 November 1585. Grants and Certificates (Stowe MS 670; Add. MS 14, 295). Quoted from A dictionary of Suffolk crests: Heraldic crests of Suffolk Families, by Joan Corder, FSA. Suffolk Recors Society, volume XL , General Editor, John Blatchly. Bury St. Edmunds: St. Edmundsbury Press, 1998.

This is probably Thomas NORWOOD of Harrow, b. ca 1520, to whom in February, 1540 Edmund Hazelwood conveyed the Manor of Astwoodbury, Bucks. He married thrice: (1) c1535 Margaret Goodrich; (2) c1547 Ellen Warner; (3) aft1562 Joane, widow of John Warner of Langley, Herts. (GMNC, op. cit., pp.114-116)

Thanet Norwood Arms

The shield: ermine, a cross engrailed gules; the crest: out of a ducal coronet a wolf's head couped gules; the motto:
Sub Cruce Vinces 'Under the Cross You Will Conquer.'

"The Thanet (Kent) Norwoods, a branch of this main line through Richard Norwood of Dane Court, and William Norwood of Nash Court" (GMNC, The Norwoods, II, pp. 24, 32-36).

I created these images, using Edward Callam's illustrations in The Norwoods II, Heraldry and Brasses as my guide. As I have studied heraldry, I have continued to make changes to the images, striving for greater accuracy. You are welcome to download them for non-commercial uses.

[I don't know what the motto was in all of these cases. If anyone has seen these arms, please supply confirmation or corrections.]

Norwood Arms in Stained Glass

St. Andrews Shalford, Essex

Wormshill Village Church, Kent

Canterbury Cathedral
Norwood Arms in the Ceiling of
the Cloisters

Brasses

Brasses at Minster-in-Sheppey
A report with photos by Connie Baesman


This page is still under construction. Planned are links to heraldry sites on the web and a discussion of Norwood Heraldry from the above cited work by G. Marion Norwood Callam, The Norwoods II, Heraldry and Brasses.


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