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HATTON Coat of Arms

  1. Oldest available version 

  2. My graphic version in color
The Golden Hind is only present in the Hatton Coat of Arms. 

DESCRIPTION:

Blue- for Truth and Loyalty,
Red- for Military Fortitude,
The Chevron given to mean that it was a Medal for Protection.
The Ermine means Royalty (or in other words, he was a protector of Royalty)
The natural-colors  = "Proper"
Wheat Staves (the Garbs) - Fertility and Abundance,

Gold Metal -Generosity and Elevation of Mind.

By the way, the background of this page is called a "4-prick pattern of ERMINE", one of those used in designing a Coat of Arms. You can see the four dots or "pricks" used to create the diamond pattern. Each prick was also a tiny diamond shape, by the way. There are a variety of patterns to show it was Ermine. Each family had their preferences, of course. I just liked this one.

The `Golden Hind' -
In 1577-1580 Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world. Originally, the ship was named the `Pelican'.
When Sir Francis Drake returned after the Armada, he had renamed his ship the " Golden Hind" after his friend in court, Sir Christopher Hatton.  Sir Christopher Hatton had invested in Drake's enterprise, and was one of his most ardent supporters. Drake changed the name in honor of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton.  Hatton's crest was a golden hind. The Coat of Arms of Sir Christopher Hatton is much more elaborate then the one above.  The Coat of Arms of Sir Christopher Hatton is much more elaborate then the one above, but contains the same elements.

NOTE:  the Golden Hind - Was this the Coat of Arms said to have been drawn on the cover page in the diary of Henry Hatton Gird (III). His Grandson called it a Roe Buck, but might it have been the HIND - a female deer? Could this also be the origin of our family name of HIND? Is there a HATTON connection with the O' HEYNE clan in Ireland? 
You will note that it has the "Azure a chevron ermine between three garbs or "  Notice in the old version, that the Ermine is shown by using little dots or "pricks" to designate that it was made of fur - Ermine.
Hinds & Harts: The Red deer is the largest mammal in the UK. 

In the UK, a "hind" is a female deer, more specifically a female deer that is three years of age or older; especially a female red deer. "HINDS" are females and "HARTS or Stags" are males.
See Red Deer information, ecological notes about red deer, pictures, sounds and video clips

Read about these deer and see why Sir Christopher HATTON may have chosen it for his Crest device.

LINK - Go see a gorgeous oil painting by George Stubbs of a "Red Deer Stag and Hind" - (1792)

George Stubbs. Red Deer Stag and Hind. - Olga's Gallery

 

   2. My other variation of a Hatton Coat of Arms
(not known if it is completely authentic, but as close as I could get it.)
The Motto as: " virtus tutissima cassis "
This version I made of a HATTON Coat of Arms seems to have most of the original elements, and may be close to the one of Sir Christopher HATTON, (minus the Ermine his had), as it shows the overly exaggerated mantling. Those old courtly Nobles were known for the gaudy. His was supposedly quite ornate and gaudy.

 

3. According to "Heraldic Maryland"  by Newman, the Irish HATTON Family used the Coat of arms as described below, having a Griffin, not a deer, but is does give the ermine chevron, as in the oldest version above. (No Image Available)

Shield: "Azure a chevron ermine between three garbs or "
Crest: "A demi-griffin proper winged gules holding between the paws and esquire's helmet or"
.

I have not seen any HATTON coat of arms using the Griffin, but the rest of his description is the same or similar. Each son or brother would add their own little "devices" in order to distinguish himself from the others in his family. Perhaps the one Newman describes is from a branch.

The SHIELD: "Azure a chevron ermine between three garbs or".

or  blue shield with an Ermine Chevron set between three gold wheat staves
Azure = blue
(Strength, Truth & Loyalty )
Chevron = like a roof, ^ offering protection

garbs = devices
(garb is OF. for cloth or dress / - but in this case, it means "elements or devices" that represent what they did or where they won their valor or honors. The garbs in this case are 3 Wheat Staves which indicates Fertility and Abundance...times THREE! Is this wealth,  or land owned in 3 places or 3 branches of the Hatton family or all three? More investigation is needed.
 Some devices are not so easy for us understand today, but each one was recognized in those times for what it represented. The number of "garbs" present indicates the number of times he did something noteworthy or the number of "houses" his family's power possessed.

The CREST

 "A demi-griffin proper winged gules holding between the paws and esquire's helmet or".
This is a Griffin (rampant" = fighting )

"demi-griffin" = a small griffin image - indicates lesser nobility

 "proper" = natural colors, e.g.  tan, brown, green, etc. - whatever natural color it would be

 "winged" = has  wings.

"gules" = red  (Warrior , Martyr , Military Strength or Fortitude)

"esquire's helmet" = helmet representing the person who originally earned the crest / honor

"or"  = gold (Noble, the Sun. Originally only princes could wear it / generosity & elevation of the mind)

 

If a CREST is present it means this person won honors. However, you cannot have a Crest and if there was no Shield first.

HATTON Motto:  "Nil Conscire Sibi" 

Something to do with "Never Surrender...(?). "

I do not know the meaning of "Sibi".

- Above Description of Hatton coat of arms #3, Courtesy of "Heraldic Maryland"  by Newman.

FROM the HERALDRY Web Site

The Castle or Stately Home historically LINKED with the HATTON family in England  is Eastwell Park, in Kent county, England.

The HEAD of the Family is shown to be the Earl of WINCHILSEA

 

The Hatton Family is Referenced in the Harleian Manuscripts, and are seen to have been seated in the following counties:

MAIN County                                                Branched to                           Branched to

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE................................................> CHESHIRE
CHESHIRE
KENT
LONDON.....................................................................> HATTON
NORTHAMPTON
.......................................................> CHESHIRE
SHROPSHIRE
SURREY
.....................................................................> CHESHIRE

 

SHAPES AND STYLES OF SHIELDS

Name              Description                                                               Represents

Chief..........a bar across the top of the shield......................................Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Pale........... a center column on the shield - top to bottom...............Military strength, fortitude
Bend.......... a column from a top corner to opposite corner............A Knight's scarf - signifies Defense
Fess............a center column - left to right.........................................Signifies the Military Belt - represents Honor
Chevron....a column shaped like
^......................................................Roof of a house - signifies Protection, faithful service
Cross.........self explanatory, top to bottom, left to right...............Christian, one who had served in the Crusades
Saltire.......an X- shaped cross going corner to corner................St. Andrew's cross, signifying Resolution
Pile............a "V" shape on the front..........................................Wood used in bridge building - signifies Construction, building
Canton......a small square n the upper corner..........a flag 'added' to the arms, & may contain a charge granted by a Sovereign
Bordure....a border around the shield..................................Honor, as used to differentiate between family members

LINKS

 HATTON CASTLE in Scotland

*** THE HATTONS OF WEXFORD and IRELAND ***


 

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