The coat of arms of Joseph Atkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Joseph Atkins came to British colonies of North America in the year 1728 from Sandwich, Kent.
The Coat of Arms Blazoned: Argent, a cross sable, a tressure of a half fleur-de-lis between four mullets of the second..
Crested: Two greyhounds’ heads endorsed argent and sable collared and ringed counterchanged.
Motto: Argent, a cross sable, a tressure of a half fleur-de-lis between four mullets of the second.
The arms were most likely awarded in England by the College of Arms of Great Britain.
As cited on page 15 in the 1904 Edition of Crozier’s General Armory; William Armstrong Crozier, Fox Duffield & Company, New York.
“He conquers violence with law.” Many similar translations can be found as the work of conveying the exact meaning of Latin phrases into English can involve many subjective choices.
More information on Joseph Atkins
A possible picture of Joseph Atkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Birth, Marriage, Death and Burial information can be found on We Relate, click here to see it. Amazon has a book by Francis Higginson Atkins covering the story of the Joseph Atkins family, which includes some information on the coats armor used by various members of the family, click here to see it.
What was the Coat of Arms of the Atkins family from Newburyport, Massachusetts?
Argent, a cross sable, a tressure of half fleur de lis betwixt four mullets of the second.
Other people noted as having the same or similar Coats Armor according to Crozier’s General Armory
“Argent, a cross sable, a tressure of half fleur de lis betwixt four mullets pierced of the field” belonged to Sir Robert Atkins of Saperton.
Notes about the Atkins arms
The blazon, that is, the verbal description of the coat of arms is quite problematic to parse. It may infact be incorrect. I have however, given my best guess as to what the arms are supposed to look like, and this may by the only place on the internet where you can see the arms of Joseph Atkins as most websites on heraldry display the wording and don’t even try to figure out what the blazon is trying to explain.
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©2008-2012 Kip J. Kay @ Heraldry on History Road
Originally posted 2012-08-10 11:28:40.