Gaskell Coat of Arms

The Gaskell Family Coat of Arms was granted in 1822 to William Gaskell, my greatx3 grandfather and his descendants.

However, William died before it was formally granted and it was issued in the name of his eldest son, William Kynaston Gaskell, who died without issue.

The right to the Arms has, therefore, continued through the descendants of William Gaskell.

The original of the Coat of Arms and Pedigree to date can be viewed at:

The College of Heralds

Norfolk Pedigree Volume 46 Page 12

Richmond Herald

College of Arms

Queen Victoria Street




To whom these Presents shall come Sir George Naylor Knight GARTER Principal King of Arms and Ralph Bigland Efquire CLARENCEUX King of Arms of the South East and West parts of England from the River Trent Southwards send Greeting Whereas William Kynaston Gaskell of Chalfont St Peters in the County of Buckinghamshire Efquire eldest Son and Heir of William Gaskell late of the same place Efquire deceased hath represented unto Henry - Thomas Howard - Molyneux - Howard Efquire commonly called The Right Honourable Lord Henry - Thomas - Howard - Molyneux Howard Deputy (with the Royal Approbation) to his Brother The Moft Noble Bernard - Edward Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshall and Hereditary Marshall of England that being desirous of bearing Armorial Ensigns with due Authority he therefore requested the Favour of his Lordships Warrant for our devising granting and exemplifying such as may be proper to be borne by him and his Descendants and also by the other Descendants of his said late Father with due and proper differences according to the Laws of Arms And foreasmuch as his Lordship did by warrant under his Hand and Seal bearing date the Fifth day of June instant authorize us and direct Us to grant and exemplify such Armorial Ensigns accordingly Know ye therefore that We the said GARTER and CLARENCEUX in pursuance of his Lordships Warrant and by Virtue of the Letters Patent of Our several Offices to each of Us respectively granted have devised and do by these Presents grant and exemplify unto the said William Kynaston Gaskell the Arms following that is to say Gules on a Chevron Argent between three Hawks close proper beaked legged and belled Or as many Crofs Crofslets fitche of the Field on a Chief Ermine three Spears heads Sable the points embrued proper And for the Crest Wreath of the Colours A Mount Vert thereon in front of an Oak Tree fructed proper a Greyhound couchant Sable collared or resting his dexter forepaw on a Escocheon of the last charged with a Fleur de lis Azure as the same are in the Margin hereof. more plainly depicted to be borne and used forever hereafter by him the said William Kynaston Gaskell and his Descendants and also by the other Descendants of the said late Father with due and proper differences according to the Laws of Arms In Witnefs whereof We the said GARTER and CLARENCEUX King of Arms have to these Presents subscribed Our Names and affixed the Seals of Our several Offices the Twelfth day of June in the Third Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Vc and in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

On behalf of Sir George Naylor Ralph Bigland Clarenceux

Ralph Bigland Clarenceux Deputy Garter King of Arms

A number of unrelated Gaskells and commercial Heraldry Companies have wrongly and without consent used the Gaskell Coat of Arms. Permission, however, has been granted to an owner of another Gaskell web site to use the Coat of Arms within that web sites see Other Gaskell & Family Sites

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