58344Re: An owl displayed
- May 6 8:38 AM
> Does anyone know of any pre-1601 arms with an owl displayed? I'm finding lots of eagles, but not owls.I have a done a little research into owls in heraldry in the sca period. I haven't looked at continental resources yet but I haven't seen any owls displayed in English heraldry. The default posture appears to be close and it is never blazoned. Owls sometimes have human faces in period depictions and this feature isn't blazoned either which leads me to believe that it was common practice.
This book has several owls with blazons and emblazons. A couple of them are:
S. John Sayvvyle, Yorkechyre: Argent, on a bend engraild sable three owls argent; quarterly with Thronhill, gules tow gemelles and a chief argent
Watyr Calvveryley of Lancasterchyre: Sable, a false excucheon between six owls 3.2.1. bordurewise argent.
John Slye: Gules, a chevron azure between three owls argent.
Hewett of Staff (added) : Sable, a chevron engrailed argent between three owls of the second.
John Seffelle (Qy. Seyville, no Savile): Argent, on a bend sable, three owls of the field, a label (3) gules.
(picture on p 193)
Thomas Oulegreve: Azure, a fess engrailed argent, between three owls of the last (picture on p198)
Sable, three owls 2 and 1 argent, legged gules.
I hope that helps.
Herald with a fondness for owls
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