The coat of arms of Elizeus Barron of Woodbridge, New Jersey.
It is recorded that Elizeus Barron came to North America in (or about) the year 1705. Elizeus Barron would come to live in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
The Coat of Arms Blazoned: Gules, a chevron argent between three garbs or.
Crested: An eagle reguardant with wings expanded, holding in its dexter claw a sword.
Motto: Furtuna juvat audaces.
The arms were most likely awarded in England by the College of Arms of Great Britain.
As cited on page 18 in the 1904 Edition of Crozier’s General Armory; William Armstrong Crozier, Fox Duffield & Company, New York.
The phrase Furtuna juvat audaces comes from Latin and can be translated into English as, Fortune favors the bold.
In times of old, when a coat of arms was found emblazoned in print or carved in stone, color was not usually an option, unless the art was hand-painted after the fact. To surmount this technological shortcoming, heraldic artists devised a system of “hatchings” or carved lines to represent each of the tinctures or colors used in heraldry. You can see Elizeus Barron’s coat of arms, shown in hatchings below.
More information on Elizeus Barron
There were several individuals named Elizeus Barron living in New England between 1670 and 1705, but I have not been able to connect this particular coat of arms to any of the individuals I’ve found.
It is important to note that Crozier was more interested in coats of arms than in genealogy, as such many mistakes and misattributed family legends made their way into his work. It is therefore advisable to always look for multiple collaborating sources when building your own family history and not to rely upon the work of a single source.
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Some History of North America in 1705
Woodbridge, New Jersey was much different when the Barron family came to North America. Explored by Sir Henry Hudson in 1609, the region that would become New Jersey was colonized by the Dutch and Swedish before the English acquired the area in 1664. Prior to European settlement however, the land had been the home of the Acquackanonk, Hackensack, Navesink, Raritan, Tappan, and other tribal groups. Charles the Second of England gave the territory between New England and Maryland to his brother, the Duke of York (who would later become King James II. In honor of the Duke, the area was named New York. The land between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers were then given to two loyal friends who had aided James through the English Civil War: Lord Berkeley of Stratton and Sir George Carteret—this new partition was then named New Jersey.
The Province of New Jersey had been place under direct royal rule in 1702, but the corrupt and ineffective governor was recalled to England in 1708 and administration of the colony reverted to the governor of New York until a separate governor was appointed in 1738.
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Other people noted as having the same or similar Coats Armor
Sir Balthazar Gerbier (1592–1667) had the arms A chevron between three garbs.
Edmondson attests to another Barron bears the arms Argent a chevron between three hearts Sable. Neither Edmonson or Burke attest to these particular arms belonging to a person named Barron, despite having a large number of arms for persons named Barron.
Notes about the Barron arms & symbols used in heraldry
The charges (symbols) used on a coat of arms usually have links to the name of the bearer or the place they were from, often in the form of puns (called canting in heraldry): John Ashman, would likely have an Ash tree on his arms, Robert Bakerridge might have a loaf of bread on top mountain, while Joshua Talbot, would likely have a type of dog, called a Talbot, figuring prominently on either the shield or crest. Other times, the charge might have to do with some accomplishment of the armiger, perhaps the man who lent the King a horse may be granted arms with a mighty steed. Sometimes less specific symbolism was used. Over the years, some generic meanings for many charges were developed which could add some flair to describing the merit of less illustrious charges. Can you see any puns in the blazon: Gules, a chevron argent between three garbs or. used in the Barron arms?
The following heraldic elements are predominate in the Barron coat of arms:
Can be used to represent high and important matters, a person of great powers. In 1898, W. Cecil Wade wrote in The Symbolisms of Heraldry concerning Eagle, “The Eagle, which is usually represented with wings ” displayed,” signifies ” a man of action, ever more occupied in high and weighty affairs, and one of lofty spirit, ingenious, speedy in apprehension, and judicious in matters of ambiguity.” The displayed wings signify protection, and the gripping talons “rending and ruin to rebels and evil-doers.” (Guillim.) The Eagle was an ensign of the ancient kings of Persia and Babylon; and Marius, 102 B.C., made the Eagle alone the ensign at the head of the Roman legions, but previous to this they had borne the Minotaur, horse, wolf, and boar. The emperors of the Western Roman Empire used a black eagle, but those of the Eastern or Byzantine Roman Empire adopted a golden one. Since the Romans, many empires and kingdoms have taken the eagle for their ensign, viz., Austria, Prussia, Russia, Poland, France, and also, as a supporter and crest, the Republic of America. The two-headed eagle signifies a double empire. William Rufus adopted as a device an eagle looking towards An eagle sable, displayed, within a bordure engrailed the sun, with the motto ” Preferro,” or ” I can endure it.” (Timbs.) Sloane Evans remarks that the Egyptians paid the Eagle high honours at Heliopolis. I think he meant the vulture or hawk, which was sacred to their highest god, Ra, or the Sun god. The Eagle is also held to be typical of a noble nature from its strength and innate power, and has been very generally preferred in Continental heraldry as a high device.
Guillim says that true magnanimity and fortitude of mind is signified by the Eagle, which disdains to combat with smaller birds. The Scriptures make constant reference to the Eagle as a symbol of power. It is also the emblem of St. John the Evangelist.”
Traditionally represents, power and military honor. Wade’s notes on Sword state, “The Sword, Guillim remarks, is a weapon fitted for execution and justice, and he holds that it is the true emblem of military honour, and should incite the bearer to a just and generous pursuit of honour and virtue in warlike deeds. When borne with a cross in the same field it would signify the defence of the Christian faith. Elsewhere he refers to the Sword as signifying Government and Justice. The
Cross of St. Paul consists of a cross-hilted sword, and it may be this that is intended in the arms of London, which latter consist of a white or silver shield bearing the red Cross of St. George of England, and in the dexter chief is a sword, which probably represents the Cross of the Patron Saint of London. These arms are of great antiquity, and under this supposition would form another instance of armorial symbolism at the earliest period. In Mr. Hewitt’s “Ancient Armour” (London, 1860), reference is made to the London banner of the thirteenth century, which bore on it a sword as the emblem of St. Paul.
There may be more specific and important meanings for the Barron family. Unfortunately, without reading the original grant of arms from England, we are only able to assume the more generic meaning of the symbols used in the coat of arms.
The colors or tinctures used in this coat of arms also have traditional meanings. The primary tincture of the arms, Gules (red) can be used to represent Magnanimity or Military Fortitude. Gules serves as the tincture of warriors and martyrs. The secondary tincture of the arms, Or (gold) traditionally means as Wade writes, Or denotes Generosity and, according to Sir John Feme, Elevation of Mind. This and the next color represent the two Metals of Heraldry.
The student of heraldry should always note that these “traditional” meanings of the colors used in heraldry may not be the reason the color was used in these specific arms. The achievements of the original Barron to carry these arms may have granted some more specific meaning for these arms, but the details would be contained in the original grant of arms from **Not Recorded**. More information about the colors, furs, and metals used in heraldry can be found by clicking this link.
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What was the Coat of Arms of the Barron family from Woodbridge, New Jersey?
Gules, a Chevron Argent betwixt three Garbs Or.
What was the Motto of the Barron family from Woodbridge, New Jersey?
Furtuna juvat audaces, which can be translated as Fortune favors the bold.
What is the family crest for the Barron family of Woodbridge, New Jersey?
It is important to know that coats of arms are awarded to individuals, not to families per se. This is the reason there are no family crests which broadly apply to all members of a given family. This coat of arms would apply only to direct male-line descendants of Elizeus Barron. This is not to say though that it isn’t nice to discover the coat of arms of all your ancestors and heraldry is great as a form of family-oriented folk art. More information on family crests: click here.
Coat of Arms of Elizeus Barron of Woodbridge, New Jersey: Gules, a Chevron Argent betwixt three Garbs Or. Elizeus Barron came to North America about 1705.
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