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Boynton Family of Yorkshire

This is pedigree of the early Boynton family of Sedbury, Gilling West, North Yorkshire (today near Scotch Corner on the A1) taken from a 15th century Visitation that was republished by the Surtees Society early in the 20th century.

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The terms used above to describe the colours of a coat of arms vary according to source and the importance of the family involved. A basic heraldic colour terms chart can be summarised as -

Colour

 

Tincture

Planets

Precious Stones

P. Stones (Old French)

Yellow

 

Or

Sol

Topaz

Toupace

White

 

Argent

Luna

Pearl

Perle

Black

 

Sable

Saturn

Diamond

Dyamond

Red

 

Gules

Mars

Ruby

Ruby

Blue

 

Azure

Jupiter

Sapphire

Saphir

Green

 

Vert

Venus

Emerald

 

Purple

 

Purpure

Mercury

Amethyst

Amatiste

Maroon

 

Sanguine

 

 

 

Orange

 

Tawny

 

 

 

Gold

 

Or

 

 

 

Silver

 

Argent

 

 

 

The following terms are commonly used to describe features on a shield -

Name

Description

Barre

multiple horizontal bands

Bend

a band running diagonally

Bordure

a border around the edge

Canton

a small square located in an upper corner (normally left)

Chevron

an inverted V central band

Chief

a band across the top of a shield

Cross

a band running centrally top to bottom, another left to right

Fess(e)

a central horizontal band

Pale

a central vertical band

Pile

a V central band

Saltire

a diagonal cross from corner to corner

 

 

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