Viscount Rochdale Family Coat of Arms
A Coronet of a Viscount
I hope for light
Baronet (UK) 14th February 1913
Viscount (UK) 20th January 1960
Argent a Chevron engrailed Gules between two estoiles in chief Azure and a Rose of the second in base barbed and seeded proper
A Cubit Arm erect vested Argent cuffed Azure the Hand proper grasping a Chaplet Vert encircling a Rose as in the Arms
On either side, a Ram or charged on the shoulder with a Rose Gules slipped
and leaved proper
Definitions of Heraldic terms
A coat of arms signifies armorial bearings. These are a unique heraldic design on a shield which is the central element of the full design which consists of a shield, supporters, crest, and motto. There are various ways of acquiring arms.One method is the arms of Family which are hereditary. They are passed onto the descendants of the first bearer. Many of the terms used to describe elements within a coat of arms are believed to have originated from French, Arabic and Latin.
Argent: indicates the colour Silver and is generally represented by the natural colour of the paper/white
Chevron: are the bars across the shield
Engrailed: : refers to the edge of a border (in this case, the bars), which has small semi-circular indents
Gules: indicates the colour red
Estoiles: are a star and are usually made up of six wavy points
Azure: indicates the colour red.
Rose: the heraldic rose has five petals, representing the wild rose
Barbed and seeded proper: indicates that the seeds and the barbs are different colours
Crest: is an object which was fitted to the top of the helmet of commanders in order to distinguish them in battle
A cubit arm erect: the human arm is often in a crest.Its positioning will be described, in this case vertical (erect) and being cut at the elbow is known as a cubit-arm.
Argent: indicates the colour Silver and is generally represented in by the natural colour of the paper/white
Cuffed: means the arm has a sleeve, of which the cuff is of another colour
Azure: indicates the colour blue
The hand proper grasping: the word proper indicates the item being referred to will be in its natural colour
Chaplet vert: chaplet is a garland of leaves.Therefore, in this case, a Chaplet Vert is a green garland
Rose as in the arms: the heraldic rose has five lobes of similar shape, five barbs, and a central seed in a circle
Supporters: refers to animals which are placed as supports on either side of the shield
Ram: is often depicted in both the arms of the both the English and the French
Or charged on the shoulder: charged signifies resting on
Rose Gules: gules indicates the colour red.
Slipped and leaved proper: proper indicates the item being referred to will be in its natural colour