The shield of Margaret Neville, 2nd Countess of Rutland.

This catalogue record comes from: Bottesford Heritage Archive

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  • The third (bottom left) quartering is “Neville Ancient” and represents the family’s founder, the Saxon Robert fitz Meldred, who married the Norman heiress Isabel de Neville.

    By Norreys (12/05/2018)
  • We are very grateful to the Norreys for providing us with this information. Neil Fortey (ed)

    By Neil Fortey (14/05/2018)
  • I’m not convinced by the attribution of the bottom left fourth quarter to Neville Ancient. Are there any other examples of this extant? It appears to be to be more like the Noel arms (red fret over gold with the top left corner ermine) although Noel doesn’t appear to have a ship?

    By Christopher Smith (21/06/2018)
  • Re: The shield of FitzMaldred, I’m afraid you have it reversed. The saltire is that of FitzMaldred and the fretty coat is that of the Norman Nevilles. The canton was originally Gules but as the office of ‘Admiral’ came to the family they introduced a “Nef” or a ship – a tie-up with their name.

    By Chev. David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, KMM, OLJ, OMLJ. (03/10/2018)

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