Coat of Arms – granted 200 years ago

I am reminded by a cousin (Guilherme Maia de Loureiro), that the Ivens Coat of Arms was granted to William Ivens on August 25th, 1816, and recorded in the College of Arms, London on 30th August, 1816.

COA colour

ARGENT on a FESSE engrailed AZURE between two GOATS passant in Chief SABLE, and in base upon a MOUNT VERT an ORANGE TREE proper. An ANCHOR erect OR between two crescents of the Field.

And for the Crest on a Wreath of the Colours. An Anchor Fesse-Wise, OR, entwined by a branch of Vine proper thereon an EAGLE with wings elevated also proper. Each wing charged with an amulet azure. As the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted”

Argent – (White) – Cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, sincerity, peace, joy

Azure – (blue) – Steadfastness, truth, strength, loyalty

Fesse Engrailed – (the horizontal blue divide ) – Earth and Country

Goats – Practical wisdom, and emblem of a man who wins through diplomacy rather than war.

Sable – Black – Grief and resistance

Orange Tree – symbol of William’s Business interests, citrus fruit.

Anchor – Salvation, hope and religious steadfastness

Crescent – symbol of hope

To be borne and used for ever hereafter by him the said William Ivens and his descendants and by other descendants respectively of the said late Father Robert Ivens with due and proper differences according to the Laws of Arms”

Witness whereof we the said Garter and Clarenceux King of Arms have to these presents subscribed our names and affixed the seals of our several offices this 25th day of August in the 56th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King. Defender of the Faith etc. and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and sixteen.”


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