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Baillon Cartouche

Ancestral Armorial for
Catherine de Baillon

by John P. DuLong

Dedicated to the memory of René Jetté

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These images are copyrighted. Please do not use them on your webpage or any other publication without my express authorization. It has taken me a considerable amount of time, money, and effort to compose these images and I do not appreciate the theft of them. I find it demoralizing to see my images stolen and used often without attribution. It makes me question why I should continue making these images available to the public for viewing.

You are more than welcome to interpret the blazons and produce your own renderings of these arms using whatever talent, clipart, and drawing application you might have, but please do not steal my efforts.

Please feel free to direct people to this website should you wish your readers to see the arms of Catherine de Baillon's ancestors. Should you wish to use one or more of these arms on a webpage or in a publication, then please contact me for authorization. To do otherwise would be an act of plagerism.

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Catherine de Baillon was a young noble woman of France who moved to New France in 1669. She married Jacques Miville dit Deschênes, a commoner of Swiss ancestry. Many French Canadians in Canada and the United States of America descend from Catherine and through her ancestry are able to trace a lineage back to Charlemagne. Most of these arms were discovered by a research team while studying the ancestry of Catherine Baillon for the book we published, namely, René Jetté, John Patrick DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, Gail F. Moreau, and Joseph A. Dubé's Table d'ascendance de Catherine Baillon (12 générations) (Montréal: Société généalogique canadienne-française, 2001). This book can be ordered from the SGCF.

Before using this armorial please take note of the following points:

  • Several arms that were not included in our book, but are known from other sources, have been added. In particular, I have added arms, mostly Flemish and Italian, that can be found in published additions and corrections to our book.
  • You will note that some of the arms here go beyond the twelve generations we included in our book. However, I have not included arms that were assigned retroactively to ancestors who lived before heraldry was in common use, for example, those assigned to Charlemagne.
  • Some arms were modified from what is in our book due to better information from other sources.
  • Ideally, I have found contemporary evidence for the use of the arms by the ancestor, but in some cases I have applied the arms used by the family of that surname in the same area and period. I suspect some of the arms presented here would have been differenced for cadet members of families, but this information is not always found. I have modified several of the arms to reflect blazons found in contemporary armoials such as the Gelre and Bigot armorials found at Arnaud Bunel's Héraldique européenne web site.
  • In some cases I have presented the likely arms of the fathers of ancestresses when the names of their fathers are not known but their likely arms can be determined.
  • The arms are arranged in alphabetical order by surname and the blazons are included. In this updated version of the Baillon armorial I have added information regarding the person who would have held the arms dipslayed including in square brackets the ahnentafel number (that is, the identity number assigned to each ancestor) from our book or the number that would be assigned to an ancestor beyond the twelfth generation.
  • I have also indicated a range of years in which the armigerous ancestor flourished (fl.).
  • Most of the blazons are in French, but a few in other languages. I make no effort to translate the blazons.
  • When alternative blazons were found, I have included them.
  • Lastly, for some ancestors I have added the blazon for the family crest and the motto. As time permits, I will add more crest blazons and mottos, but this information is generally not available for most of these families.

You should understand that these are the arms of Catherine de Baillon's ancestors and you do not have a right to use any of them as your own personal arms even if you descend from her. Arms are inherited by the eldest son, by younger son with differences, and by sons who can quarter their maternal grandfather's arms because their mother has no brothers. Catherine de Baillon was not an heraldic heiress, as she had surviving male relatives, and she married a non-armigerous colonist, so even the Baillon arms cannot be claimed by anyone who descends from her. These arms are presented here for educational purposes and not as any claim to own them or use them as personal arms.

Please contact me with any corrections or additions but when you do so please include the blazon of the arms in question. Let me know if you find a blazon for arms of Baillon ancestors that I have missed and I will be happy to add them to this armorial.

For your pleasure I am also presenting here Catherine de Baillon's royal gateways to the King of France and to the Emperor of Byzantium illustrated with the arms for each generation:

Catherine de Baillon's Armorial Royal Gateway to the King of France
Catherine de Baillon's Armorial Royal Gateway to the Emperor of Byzantium

 

Alory

 

Alory / Allory

Father of Catherine Alory / Allory [815], wife of Guillaume Barbery [814], seigneur of Esclimeu in Artois.

Paris: Ecartelé, aux 1 et 4 d’argent à la fasce de gueules, aux 2 et 3 gueules à la bande d’argent.

 

Amiens

 

Amiens

Gilles d’Amiens [6158], seigneur of Canaples and of Outrebois (fl. 1250-1284).

Picardy: De gueules à trois chevrons de vair.

Note: His seal appears to show: Écu portant trois chevrons de vair, au franc canton chargé d'un lion[?] passant. The colors of the canton are not mentioned.

 

Andechs de Méranie

Andechs Alternative

 

Andechs de Méranie

Berthod IV, duke of Méranie [86846], father of Agnes de Méranie [43423], wife of Philippe II Auguste, king of France [43422].

Bavaria, Germany, and Northern Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast: D'azur à l'aigle d'argent.

Alternatively: De sinople à la croix de vair, cantonnée de quatre clochettes d'argent bataillées d'azure. (According to the Grand armorial de France [1975, 1:45], these are the correct arms for Agnes de Méranie.)

Assebroucq

 

Assebroucq / Assebroucke

Father of Jeanne d’Assebroucq [347941], wife of Gauthier de Litchtervelde [347940], knight, grand veneur (huntsman) of Flanders, fl. 1166-1204.

West Flanders, Belgium: De gueules, à la bende et six quinte fueulles [sic,  quintefeuilles] d'argent.

 

Baillon One Ring

Baillon Three Rings

 

Baillon

Alphonse de Baillon [2], sieur of Valence and of La Massotterie (fl. ?-1669).

Orléanais: De gueules à une tête de léopard d’or bouclée du même.

Alternatively: De gueules à une tête de léopard d'or, baillonné de trois annelets de même.

Beauvillier

 

Beauvillier

Philippot de Beauvillier [158], seigneur of the Plessis-Meanat, of Morsant, of Neuvy, of Friaize, of Villemancy, and of Boisganière, fl. 1432-1476.

Orléanais: Fascé d'argent et de sinople, les fasces d'argent chargées de six merlettes de gueules 3, 2 et 1.

Berre

Berre Alternative

 

Bere

Honoré de Berre [122], coseigneur of Berre, Châteauneuf, Tourettes, Falicon, and Ascros, fl. ?-1503.

Provence: De gueules au château d'argent de trois tours à la fasce d'azur.

Alternatively: De gueules au château d'argent de trois tours du même, maçonné de sable, ouvert du champ, chargé d'une bande en divise ou cotice alésée d'azur.

Bermondi

 

Bermondi

Father of Françoise Bermondi [3937], wife of Daniel Marchesan / Marquésan, fl. 1310s-1340s.

Nice: D'or à trois pals d'azur.

Béthune

 

Béthune

Guillaume III de Béthune [21638], seigneur of Loker and Meulebeke (fl. ?-1243).

Artois, France, and West Flanders, Belgium: D'argent à la fasce de gueules.

Beuil

 

Beuil / Boglio

Nice: De Gueules à l'étoile de seize rais d'or.

Guillaume Rostaing de Beuil [3878], baron de Beuil, fl. 1285-1315.

Bizet

 

Bizet

Jean Bizet [14], seigneur of Paponville and of the Grandmaison, fl. ?-1607.

Beauce: D'argent à une tête de More accompagnée de trois croissants de gueules ranges en chef.

Blacas

 

Blacas

Pierre Blacas [494], siegneur of Carros and cosiegnuer of Châteauneuf, fl. 1425-1447.

Provence: D'argent à la comète à seize rais de gueules.

Boucher

 

Boucher

Pierre Boucher [6402], proprietor of a fief in St-Denis, a suburb of Paris (fl. 1230s).

Paris: De gueules semé de croisettes d'argent, au lion d'or brochant sur le tout.

Brabant

Brabant

Henry I [21710], duke of Brabant and Lothier, on the 3rd Crusade and served the imperial forces at the battle of Bouvines, fl. 1160-1235.

Brabant, Belgium: De sable, au lion dór, armé et lampassé de gueules. Crest: Le lion, issuant, couronné d'or, sommé d'une queue de paon au naturel, entre un vol de sable. Motto: Brabant au noble duc!

 

 

Braque

 

Braque / Bracque

Germain Braque, seigneur of Guyencourt, Troux, and Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, general master in the cour des monnaies, and alderman of Paris, fl. 1443-1485.

Paris: D'azur, à une gerbe de blé d'or, liée de gueules.

Breaute

 

Bréauté

Roger de Bréauté [674], baron of Néville, fl. 1350s-1360s.

Normandy: D'argent à une quintefeuille de gueules.

Castellane

 

Castellane

Father of Philippine de Castellane [937], widow of Pierre Liti [972], seigneur of Dosfrayres, Bonson, and La Roquette du Var, châtelain of St-Alban, fl. 1365-1379.

Provence: De gueules à un château d'or ouvert, crénelé et sommé de trois tours de même, maçonnées de sable; celle du milieu plus élevée que les deux autres.

 

Chabaud

 

Chabaud

Jean Chabaud [60], seigneur of Tourrette, Peillon, La Roque St-André, and Châteauneuf, fl. 1505-1555.

Nice: D'or à l'étoile à seize rais d'azur chargée d'un château de trois tours d'argent.

 

Chabot de Souville

 

Chabot / Chabaud de Souville

Antoine Chabot de Souville [30], seigneur of La Fond, formerly a knight in the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Order of Malta), fl. 1549-1571.

Provence and Paris: D'azur à une étoile d'or chargée d'une tour de gueules.

 

Clèves Original

Clèves

 

Clèves

Thierry de Clèves [10854], siegneur of Dinslaken, fl. 1214-1244.

Clèves and Ruhr, Germany: De gueules, à l'écusson d'argent.

Alternatively: De gueules, à un écusson d'argent en abîme, et une escarboucle fleurdelisée d'or, brochant sur le tout. (Used by later counts and dukes of Clèves.)

Note: Jean Bunot pointed out that the arms used by Catherine Baillon's Clèves ancestor, Thierry V, count of Clèves, would be missing the escaboucle displayed here. He basis this on the Armorial Bigot as displayed at Arnaud Bunel's Héraldique européenne web site.

Cotin

 

Cotin / Cottin

Father of Charlotte Cottin [211], the wife of Germain de Marles of Paris [210].

Paris: Azur, à deux chevrons d'argent accompagnée de trois hures d'or.

 

 

Créquy

Jean I de Créquy [2698], Sire of Créquy and of Canaples (fl. 1289-1327).

Pas-de-Calais: D'or au créquier du gueules. Crest: Une boule de gueules entre deux têtes et cols cygne affr. d'argent bq. de gueules supp. ensemble une bague d'or, châtonnée d'un diamant. War Cry: A Créquy le grand baron! Motto: Nul ne s'y frotte!

Culdoë

 

Culdoë

Jean Culdoë [1626], seigneur of the fief Pasquier, councilor and chamberlain of the king, prévôt des marchands (mayor) of Paris, and general master of the cour des monnaies, fl. 1350-1415.

Paris: D'azur à trois oies d'or chaperonnées de gueules.

 

Dampmartin

Dampmartin Ancient

Dampmartin for Aumale

 

Dampmartin / Dammartin

Simon de Dampmartin [21686], count of Aumale, Ponthieu, et Montreuil, fl. 1205-1239.

Île-de-France: Fascé d'argent et d'azur de six pièces à la bordure de gueulles (used by Simon de Dampmartin on a 1234 seal).

Alternatively: Fascé d’azure et d’argent de six pièces (used by his paternal ancestors).

Alternatively: D'argent à la bande de gueules chargée de trois besants d'or (apparently used by Simon's daughter Jeanne de Dampartin, wife of Ferdinand III, king of Castille and Leon).

 

Des Landes

Des Landes

Pierre des Landes [406], seigneur of Maigneville, Beaurepaire, Amfreville, etc., changer of the royal treasury, general of the cour des monnaies, and prévôt de marchands (mayor) of Paris, fl. 1400-1443.

Paris: D'argent à la bande d'azur chargé d'une merlette or.

Alternatively: D'argent à la bande d'azur

Note: Beaumont's Armorial de la ville de Paris (1977, 41) displays the arms for Pierre des Landes, the ancestor of Catherine Baillon, but with the merlette Or upon the bend.

 

Doria

 

Doria

Father of Catherine Doria [1941], wife of Antoine Grimaldi [1940], Admiral of Genoa, co-Seigneur of Monaco, seigneur of Prats and Lantosque.

Provence, France, and Genoa, Itlay: D'or coupé argents; brochant sur le tout, une aigle de sable, couronnée, becqués et membrée de gueules.

Dudzeele

 

Dudzeele

Jacques de Dudzeele [1358], knight, fl. 1350s-1360s.

West Flanders, Belgium: D'argent au chevron de gueules.

 

France

 

France

Philippe II Auguste [43422], king of France, fl. 1165-1223. He is generally thought to be the first French king to use arms.

Île-de-France: Azure, semé de fleur de lys.

Eventually, the arms of France became more elaborate with an open faced helmet, crown, pavillion, angel supporters, a motto (lilia neque nent neque laborant [the lillies neither spin nor work, a reference to Luke 12:27]), and a war cry (Montjoye Saint-Denis). However, Philippe Auguste probably just used the arms displayed here. In 1376, the arms were simplified to Azure, three fleurs-de-lis or.

 

Gaillard

 

Gaillard

Jean Gaillard [78], seigneur of the Bois-au-Chantre, man-at-arms in the compagnie d'ordonnances (military company) of the count of Penthièvre, at the service of the duchesse of Orléans, fl. 1450-1475.

Blois: D'argent semé de trèfles de sinople, à deux perroquets affrontés de même, membrés et becqués de gueules, surmontés en chef de deux T ou croix potencées de gueules.

 

Garlande

 

Garlande

Jean II de Garlande [2710], seigneur de Possesse, fl. 1287-1336.

Île-de-France and Orléanais (Gatinais):  D’or à deux fasces de gueules.

 

Gavre

Gavre d'Escornaix

Gavre d'Escornaix Impaled with Ghilstelles

 

Gavre

Rasse V de Gavre [43264], Seigneur of Gavre, Chièvres, Liedekerke, etc., fl. 1200-1220.

East Flanders, Belgium: D'or, au double trescheur fleuronné et contrefleuronné de sinople.

Gavre d'Escornaix

Arnoud V de Gavre [676], seigneur of Escornaix (Schoorisse), of Croisilles, and of Staden, fl. 1350-1387.

D'or, au double trescheur fleuronné et contrefleuronné de sinople brisé d'un chevron de gueules.

Arnould VI de Gavre [338], baron of Escornaix (Schorisse) and seigneur of Dieudonné, Morocurt, Romagnies, Berchem, etc., councilor of Jean Sans Peur, duke of Burgundy, fl. 1670s-1418, and his wife Isabelle de Ghistelles [339].

Au premier d'or, au double trescheur fleuronné et contrefleuronné de sinople brisé d'un chevron de gueules (Gavre d'Escornaix); au second de gueules au chevron d'hermine au franc-quartier Luxembourg (Ghistelles).

 

Gentien

 

Gentien / Gencian

Jean Gentien [1618], money changer and bourgeois of Paris, fl. 1357-1358.

Paris: D'argent à fasces vivrées de gueules, à la bande d'azur semée de fleurs de lys d'or brochante sur le tout.

Ghistelles Original

Ghistelles Quartered with Luxemburg

Ghistelles with Luxembnourg Pretence

Ghistelles quartered with Dudzeele

 

Ghistelles / Gistel

Jean III de Ghistelles [2712], seigneur of Ghistelles, Ingelmünster, Voormezeele, Woestine, and Huise, chamberlin of Flanders, fl. 1280s-1290s.

Flanders, Belgium: De gueules au chevron d'hermine.

Jean IV de Ghistelles [1356], knight, seigneur of Ghistelles, Grand chamberlin of Flanders, died at the Battle of Crécy, 1346. The paternal Ghistelles arms quartered with the maternal Luxembourg arms.

Ecartelé: 1 et 4, de gueules, au chevron d'hermine (Ghistelles); 2 et 3, burelé d'argent et d'azur de huit pièces, au lion de gueules, couronné d'or (Luxembourg).

Roger de Ghistelles [678], seigneur of Dudzeele and Straten, fl. 1340s-1360s. He used the the arms of pretence for Luxembourg in the franc-quarter (canton) because of his grandmother Marguerite de Luxembourg [2712], a heraldic heiress.

De gueules au chevron d'hermine au franc-quartier Luxembourg.

Arms of Jean de Ghistelles de Dudzeele (Jan van Dudzeele), the son of Roger de Ghistelles [678] and Élisabeth de Dudzeele [679], and brother of Isabelle de Ghistelles [339] as they appear in the armorial listing the participants in the famous 1392 Bruges tournament.

Écartelé: 1 et 4: de gueules au chevron d'hermine accompagné au canton droit du chef d'un écusson d'argent, au lion de gueules (Ghistelles); 2 et 3: d'argent au chevron de gueules (Dudzeele). Note: That on some renderings the quarters are reversed.

Grimaldi

Grimaldi de Beuil

 

Grimaldi

Luc Grimaldi d'Antibes [970], co-seigneur of Antibes, Cagnes, and Menton, fl. 1350s-1390s. These are the arms of the Princes of Monoco, descendants of Luc.

Provence, France, and Genoa, Italy: Fuselé d'argent et de gueules.

Grimaldi de Beuil

Arms used by the descendants of Andaro Grimaldi [1938] and Astruge de Beuil, baroness of Beuil, [1939], fl. 1300s-1350s.

Écartelé: Au I et IV, d'or à l'étoile de seize rais de gueules (Beuil); au II et III fuselé d'argent et de gueules (Grimaldi).

 

Haverskerke

 

Haverskerke / Haverskerque

Pierre de Haverskerke [2714], knight, possibly the seigneur of Renescure, Isbergues, and Wisquette, fl. 1270s-1330s.

French Flanders: D'or à la fasce de gueules.

 

Herzelles

 

Herzelles

Father of Élisabeth de Herzelles [2719], wife of Richard IV de Straten [2718].

East Flanders, Belgium: De gueules, au chevron d'or, accompagné en chef à dextre d'une étoile.

 

Holland

 

Holland

Florent III [86834], count of Holland, earl of Ross in Scotland, died at Antioch on the 3rd crusader (fl. 1141-1190).

Holland, Netherlands: D'or au lion de gueules armé et lampassé d'azur. Crest: Une queue de paon au naturel.

La Saussaye

 

La Saussaye

Jean de La Saussaye [18], bougeois of Blois, seigneur of Brezolles, Vaux, and of La Roboys, fl. 1520s-1538.

Blois: D'argent à une saussaye de sinople.

 

Lascaris on Gueules

Lascaris on Or

 

Lascaris

Arms associated with the Byzantine Lascaris family. In general, the Byzantines did not use heraldry. These arms are supposedly those used by Théodore II Lascaris [15490], Emporer of the Roman Orient at Nicaea, fl. 1222-1258. The Vintimille family incorporated the imperial arms into theirs due to their ancestress Eudoxia Lascaris [7745], Theodore's daughter.

Nicaea, Turkey: De gueules à l'aigle éployé d'or, chaque tète couronné du même.

Alternatively: D'or à l'aigle éployé de sable, chaque tète couronné du même.

 

Le Bouteillier

Le Bouteillier Impaled with Gavre d' Escornaix

 

Le Bouteillier

Guy I Le Bouteillier [168], kinght, seigneur of La Vieuville, La Bouteillerie, and La Roche-Guyon, partisan for the Burgundians against the Armagnacs, captain of Rouen, and loyal to Henry V, king of England, fl. 1408-1438.

Normandy: D'hermine à une fleur de lis de gueules.

Catherine de Gavre d'Escprnaix (169), wife of Guy I Le Bouteillier (168), and daughter of Arnould VI Gavre d'Escornaix (338),
fl. 1410s-1450s.

Normandy and Flanders: Parti: Au premier d'hermine à une fleur de lis de gueules (Le Bouteillier); au second d'or, au double trescheur fleuronné et contrefleuronné de sinople brisé d'un chevron de gueules (Gavre d'Escornaix).

Le Maistre Original

Le Maistre

 

Le Maistre

Jean Le Maistre [102], advocate general of the Parlement of Paris, fl. 1482-1510.

Île-de-France: D'azur au coeur d'or surmonté dúne étoile d'argent.

The following arms were used by his descendants:

Paris: D'azur à trois soucis d'or 2 et 1.

Lespine

 

Lespine / L'Épine

Father of Gillette de Lespine [637], fl. 1320s-1370s. She was of the Lespine / L'Épine family of Vendômois who held the seigneurie of Claireau.

Vendômois: D'argent à la croix de gueules, à un aubespin de sinople au premier quartier.

 

Le Sueur

 

Le Sueur

Guillaume Le Sueur [104], seigneur de Bergy, councilor of the king and general in the cour des monnais, fl. 1480s-1530.

Paris: D'azur à trois tulipes d'or, tigés de sinople.

 

Lhuillier

 

Luillier / Lhuillier

Jean Lhuillier, seigneur de La Motte d'Égry et de Neufmoulin, conseiller au Parlement de Paris, fl. 1490-1535.

Paris: D'azur à trois coquilles d'or.

Litchtervelde

 

Litchtervelde

Jacques de Litchtervelde [173970], baron and seigneur of Litchtervelde, fl. 1202-1217.

West Flanders, Belgium: D’azur au chief d’ermines.

 

Limburg

 

Limburg

Waleran III [10852], duke of Limburg and count of Luxembourg and Arlon, seigneur of Montjoie (Monschau, Germany), fl. 1180-1226.

Limburg, Netherlands, and Luxembourg: D'argent, au lion de gueules, à la queue fourchue, armé et couronné d'or, lampassé d'azur.

 

Lombart

 

Lombard/ Lombart

Jean Antoine Lombart [62], seigneur of Lestreau, valet of the dauphin's wardrobe, magistrate of Antibes, jester of King Henry II, postmaster of Paris, and ordinary valet of the chamber of the kings Henry II and Charles IX, fl. 1525-1565.

Provence: De gueules à une bande d'or accotée de deux coquilles d'argent.

 

Luxembourg de Durbuy

Luxembourg

Luxembourg de Durbuy

Gérard de Luxembourg [5426], seigneur of Durbuy, (fl. 1253-1303).

Luxembourg: Burelé d'argent et d'azur, au lion de gueules, la queue nouée, fouchée et passée en sautoir, armé couronné d'or, lampassé d'azur, au lambel d'or [azur] de trois pendants.

His brother, Henry V, count of Luxembourg, fl. 1217-1281, used arms without the lambel. Their father was Waleran III [10852], duke of Limburg, fl. 1180-1226. It was the count of Luxembourg's arms that were used by the Ghistelles family in their arms.

Luxembourg: Burelé d'argent et d'azur, au lion de gueules, la queue nouée, fouchée et passée en sautoir, armé couronné d'or, lampassé d'azur.

Note: Thanks to Jean Bunot for indicating that the label should be Or and not Azure according to the Armorial Bigot as displayed at Arnaud Bunel's Héraldique européenne web site.

 

Maillard

 

Maillard

Miles Maillard [10], seigneur of Le Breuil and La Boissière in part, fl. 1550s-1605.

Île-de-France: D'azur au chevron d'or accompagné de trois fers de pique d'argent, 2 en chef et 1 en pointe.

 

Mailly

 

Mailly

Colard dit Payen de Mailly [1538], seigneur de Lorsignol, fl. 1315-1396.

Picardy: D'or, à trois maillets de sinople.

 

Marchesan

 

Marchesan / Marquésan

Daniel Marchesan / Marquésan [3936], notary, later councilor to Robert I d'Anjou, king of Naples and count of Provence, seigneur of Turbie, Riquieret Laugier, and Coaraze, premier consul of Nice, fl. 1297-1343.

Nice: Parti de gueules et d'or.

 

De Marigny

 

Marigny


Pierre de Marigny [686], advocate in the Parlement of Paris, paritisan in the Burgundy party, Prevost of Paris, fl. 1395-1425.

Paris: D'azur à deux fasces d'argent.

 

De Marle

 

Marle of Picardy

Mathurin de Marle [6], seigneur of Vaugien, Ragonant, and La Vacheresse, fl. 1600s-1620s.

Artois, Picardy, and Île-de-France: D'argent à un chevron d'azur, accompagné de trois aiglettes de gueules, posées 2 en chef et 1 en pointe.

De Marle of Paris Bis

 

Marle of Paris

Germain de Marle [210], wine and salt merchant, councilor of the king, aldername of Paris, general in the cour des monnaies, secretary of finances, and provost of merchants (mayor) of Paris, fl. 1457-1502.

Paris: D'or à trois merlettes de sable, posées 2 en chef et 1 en pointe.

Note: The blazon of "D'argent à 3 aiglettes de gueules, posées 2 en chef et 1 en pointe" was a mistaken interpretation of the arms displayed in Héron de Villefosse, Armorial de la ville de Paris (1977, 71).

 

Masmines

Masmines

Thierry de Masmines [347942], fl. 1140-1183.

Belgium: D'azur au lion d'or, couronné, lampassé et armé d'argent.

 

Mont-Saint-Eloy

 

Mont-Saint-Éloy

Renaud du Mont-Saint-Éloy [810], bourgeois of Arras, councilor in the Parlement of Paris, councilor to the duke of Burgundy, fl. 1396-1418.

Artois: D'argent au sautoir de gueules.

 

Morant

 

Morant

Father of Marie Morant [11], wife of Miles Maillard [10], fl. 1550s-1605.

Île-de-France: D'argent, à trois molettes de gueules.

 

 

Morhier

Morhier

Simon Morhier [170], knight, seigneur of Villiers-le-Morhier, St-Pait, Mesnil-Aubry, Houdan, etc., paritsan of the Burgundian party and he served Henry VI / II king of England and of France, provost of Paris, member of the Grand Counsel of France and Normandy, and governor general of finances for Normandy, fl. 1420-1449.

Beauce and Orléanais: De gueules à une fasce d'or, accompagnée de six coquilles d'argent [posées 3, 2, 1] [posées 3 et 3].

 

Morvillier

 

Morvillier

Étienne de Morvillier [38], seigneur of Nèzement, St-Lubin, and La Sourdière, lawyer, councilor of the king, ordinary master of accounts and procurer general of king Louis XII in the county of Blois, fl. 1480s-1515.

Blois: D'argent à une laye de sable.

 

Nezement

 

Nèzement

Father of Cather de Nèzement [77], lady of Nèzement and of the Breuil, wife of Jacques de Morvillier [76], fl. 1440s-1470s.

Vendômois: D'azur au chevron d'or accompagné de trois merlettes de même, 2 et 1; celle de la pointe surmontée d'un croissant aussi d'or, au chef d'argent.

 

Picguigny

 

Picquigny

Jean de Picquigny [3078], seigneur de St-Ouen, fl. 1300-1338.

Picardy: Fascé d'hermine et d'azur, à la bordure de gueules.

 

Pierrepont de Roucy

Roucy

 

Pierrepont

Jean II de Pierrepont [10842], count of Roucy, vicount of Mareuil, seigneur of Pierrepont and Sissone, fl. 1217-1251.

Champagne and Picardie: Vairé de six pièces. On a seal for Jean II de Pierrepont.

Alternatively: D’or au lion d’azur, armé et lampassé gueules. Used by his descendants as counts de Roucy.

 

Ponthieu

Ponthieu Descendants

 

Ponthieu

Guillaume II [43374], "Talvas," count of Ponthieu and Montreuil, fl. 1171-1221.

Picardy: D’or à trois bandes d‘azure.

Alternatively: D'or à trois bandes d'azur, à la bordure de gueules. Used by his descendants as counts of Pontieu.

 

Popincourt

Popincourt

Jean de Popincourt, Premier President of the Parlement of Paris, uncle of Clémence —?— [685], the wife of Pierre de Marigny [686], advocate in the Parlement of Paris.

Paris: D’argent à la croix dentelée de gueules chargée de cinq coquilles d’argent.

 

Roye

 

Roye

Dreux de Roye [1354], knight banneret, seigneur of Germigny, fl. 1301-1334.

Picardy: De gueules à la bande d'argent.

 

Sabran

Sabran

De gueules au lion d'or [argent].

 

Saint-Beuve

Saint-Beuve

D'azur à trois anneaux d'argent.

 

St-Germain

Saint-Germain

D'or à la hure de sanglier de sable.

 

Saint-Laurens

Saint-Laurens

De sable à trois mains d'or.

 

Schelderode

Schelderode

D'azur au lion rampant d'or.

Spinola

Spinola

Oberto Spinola [62018 and 124162] of Genoa, fl. 1156-1183.

Provence, France, and Genoa, Italy: D'or à la fasce échiquetée d 'argent et de gueules de trois tires surmontée d'un toiret ou
épine de gueules.

The blazon in Italian reads: D'oro, alla fascia scaccata di argento e di rosso, sostenente una spina di botte, di rosso. The object above the fess is supposed to be a barrel plug or spigot. This is often rendered as a couped fleur-de-lis on top of a spike.

 

Straten

 

Straten

De gueules à trois épées en bande, les point en bas, tout d’argent.

Varsenare

Varsenare

Goswin de Varsenare [43490].

West Flanders, Belgium: De sable à trois épées en bande, les point en bas, tout d’argent

 

 

Vaultier

Vaultier

D'azur à la bande d'argent, chargé d'un lion naissant de gueules, mouvant du bord inférieur de la bande, ledit lion accompagné de deux étoiles de sable sur la bande.

 

Venois

Venois

D'or, à six fleurs de lis de sable [d’azur], posées 3, 2 & 1.

 

Villebresme Argent

 

Villebresme Or

Villebresme

D'argent au dragon ailé de gueules, la queue tortillée à une tête au bout, et armé et lampassé de sable.

Alternatively:

D'or au dragon aislé de gueules[, membré d'azur].

 

 

Vintimille

Vintimille

Coupé d’or et de gueules.

 

Vintimille de Lascaris

 

Vintimille de Lascaris

Écartelé, au 1 et 4, de gueules à l'aigle bicéphale d'or couronné de même (Lascaris), au 2 et 3, de gueules au chef d'or (Vintimille).

Vitry

 

Vitry

D'azur à la fasse lozangée de trois lozanges d'or, accompagnés de trois merlettes de même.

 

Vivien

Vivien

Arms used by members of the Vivien family in the Cour des monnaies. Marguerite Vivien [421], wife of Jean de Marle [420], was known to have relatives associated with this court. She remarried Jean Vivien, her cousin.

Paris: Écartelé en sautoir: en chef et en pointe, d'azur à la tour d'or ouverte de sable; aux flancs, d'argent aux lions affrontés de sable. Au sautoir engrêlé de gueules brochant sur la partition.

 

Volta

Volta

Ingone della Volta [248076 and 496652] of Genoa, fl. 1156-1163.

Genoa, Italy: Bandé d'argent et de gueules (Bandato d'argento e di rosso).

 

Voormezele

Voormezele / Voormeselle

Father of dame —?— de Voormezele [2717], wife of Sohier de Dudzeele [2716].

West Flanders, Belgium: D’argent à l’essequier [échiquier] de douze pièces, de gueules

 

 

Wavrin

 

Wavrin

D’azure, à l'écusson d'argent.

Whitney\

Whitney

Thomas Whitney [162], served at the Battle of Agincourt, 1415, fl. 1385-1432, husband of Philipotte Broullart [163], probable father of Isabeau de Hutenay [81], wife of Guillaume de Maillart [80].

Herefordshire, England: Azure, a Cross counter-companee Or and Gules.

 

Wingene

 

Wingene

Roger I de Wingene [86984], knight, seigneur de Wingene, fl. 1208-1247.

West Flanders, Belgium: De sinople à trois macles d’argent, au chef d’or, à trois pals de gueules.

 

Woumen

 

Woumen

Richard de Woumen [347906], seigneur of Merkem, fl. 1110-1128.

West Flanders, Belgium: D'argent, au sautoir de gueules.

 

Zaccaria

Zaccaria

Giovanni Zaccaria [15522] of Genoa, 1183-1248.

Genoa, Italy: Ecartelé de gueules et d'argent (ou d’or).

Heraldry as Genealogical Evidence

In the course of the Catherine Baillon research project two key pieces of evidence to prove her royal ancestry were heraldic artifacts. These items helped us prove connections between generations of noble families.

This commemorative plaque was created for Marguerite de Gavre d'Escornaix, the Abbess of Ste-Gertrude, Nivelles, in modern-day Belgium. It displays Marguerite's ancestral arms and the images of the Madonna and child, Ste-Marguerite, a crouching dragon, and a kneeling abbess Marguerite in the middle, 1461.

The impaled arms at the top are those of Marguerite de Gavre d'Escornaix showing that she was the daughter of a Gavre d'Escornaix father and Ghistelles mother. The arms of her grandparents appear to the right and the left. On the top right are the arms of Gavre d'Escornaix her paternal grandfather and on the top left the arms of the de Roye her paternal grandmother. On the bottom right the arms of Ghistelles her maternal grandfather and the bottom left the arms of Dudzeele her maternal grandmother. In addition, the Ghistelles arms displays in the upper right the arms of Luxembourg. This turned out to be a guidepost for the Baillon researchers that lead to the royal gateway via the Luxembourg family.

Nivelles Plaque Image

To more easily recognize the arms on the plaque they are reproduced here in color:

Nivelles Plaque

Another important piece of heraldic evidence used to prove Catherine de Baillon's ancestry was the impaled seal of Catherine de Gavre d'Escornaix, the wife of Guy Le Bouteillier, from the Archives nationales de France, Salle de sigillographie et d'héraldique, Pièces originales, no.2018:

Seal

The seal was used on several 1439 documents and bears the legend "S. Katherine le boutellier dame de la rochegniõ." The arms on the right are those of her deceased husband Guy Le Bouteillier, seigneur of La Roche-Guyon, and on the left the arms of her father Arnould VI de Gavre, sire d'Escornaix. Thus the seal proves that she is the wife of a Le Bouteillier, the daughter of a Gavre d'Escornaix, and the lady of La Roche-Guyon.

And here are the arms displayed in color with the Le Bouteillier arms on the left and the Gavre d'Escornaix arms on the right.

Imapled Seal

Lastly, here are the full arms of the counts of Baillon, Catherine's relatives back in France:

 

Counts of Baillon

The art work on this web page was accomplished using Adobe Illustrator CS and Armorial Gold Heraldry Clipart.

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