Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is awarded to and individual and belongs to that individual, not the individuals family. However, the Arms can be handed down from father to eldest son. The Arms lapse when there is no eldest son to inherit them.

The first and oldest Coat of Arms awarded to a Fazakerley was ermine three bars vert.

Fazakerley de Fazakerley

No one knows when the Arms first appeared, but a note in the Lancashire Visitation of 1664/5 stated that the coat was on a seal attached to deed that was dated 1316.

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In 1426 after the marriage of Robert de Fazakerley to Hellin (Ellen) de Walton, and lengthy dispute with the Walton family, who owned land adjacent to Fazakerley, the Arms were quartered with the Walton black and silver swans. This gives quarterly, first and fourth, ermine three bars vert, second and third, sable three swans argent

Fazakerley de Fazakerley

The Arms were registered in the Lancashire Visitation of 1664/5.

The quartering meant that the original Arms were no longer in use, so they became available for another individual to register and use. A son of the principle Fazakerley family,

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