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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 web page 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, clip art, and drawing application you might have, but please do not steal my efforts.

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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 probably 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 armorials 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 surmised.

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 displayed 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 are in other languages. I make no effort to translate the blazons.
When alternative blazons were found, I have included them. In some cases I have only noted differences in tinctures in square brackets, in other cases, I have drawn the alternative arms and presented 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 mottoes, 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 and the source of your information. I welcome adding to this armorial any arms I may have missed.

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 / Allory

Probable arms of the 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.





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 / Assebroucke

Probable arms of the 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 Lion



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.

In heraldry, the leopard often refers to a lion. The drawings I have seen of the Baillon arms have a male lion's head, hence this third alternative version.




Guillaume II de Beauvais [5398], châtelain de Beauvais, seigneur of Vascœuil , fl. 1230-1260.

Picardy and Normandy: D'argent, à la croix de sable, chargée de cinq coquilles d'or. Crest: Une tête de griffon de sable, languée de gueules et becquées d'or, issante d'une couronne d'or.




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 Alternative



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.




Probable arms of the father of Françoise Bermondi [3937], wife of Daniel Marchesan / Marquésan [3936], fl. 1310s-1340s.

Nice: D'or à trois pals d'azur.




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 / Boglio

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

Nice: De gueules [or] à l'étoile de seize rais d'or [gueules].

Di rosso, alla stella (16) d'oro.

Alternatively: D'oro, alla cometa di 16 raggi, di rosso.





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

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




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.



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 / Bracque

Germain Braque [202], seigneur of Guyencourt, Troux, and Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, general master in the cour des monnaies (Currency Court), and alderman of Paris, fl. 1443-1485.

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




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

Normandy: D'argent à une quintefeuille de gueules.




Probable arms of the 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.


Caylus Arms



Guillaume Bernard de Caylus [1478], fl. 1422, seigneur of Caylus and Olargues.

Languedoc: D'or au lion de gueules et une orle de 16 étoiles (alias billettes) du même.




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




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.

Contremonet Arms



Jean de Contremoret [94], seigneur of Savoïe and Parassy.

Berry: Écartelé d'or et de gueules.



Cotin / Cottin

Probable arms of the 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.




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!




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 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.





Probable arms of the 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.




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

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





Philippe II Auguste [43422], king of France, fl. 1165-1223. He is thought by some scholars to be the first French king to use arms, but the available evidence suggest it was his son, Louis VIII, who was the first to bear these 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.





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.





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 d'Escornaix

Gavre d'Escornaix Impaled with Ghilstelles



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 / 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 de Beuil



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, de gueules [or] à l'étoile de seize rais d'or [gueules] (Beuil); au II et III fuselé d'argent et de gueules (Grimaldi).

Inquartato di BOGLIO che è di rosso alla stella (16) d'oro e di GRIMALDI.




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.





Probable arms of the 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.





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 Roche-en-Régneir Arms


La Roche-en-Régnier

Guigues VI de La Roche-en-Régnier [2954], seigneur of La Roche-en-Régnier (fl. 1318-1366).

Auvergne: De gueules à trois rocs d'échiquier d'or.

La Saussaye Wrong


La Saussaye Correct


La Saussaye and Morvillier


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. The first displayed arms are wrong, they are for a different family of the same name.

Blois: D'argent à une saussaye de sinople (trois saules arrachés et ranges de front). The second displayed arms are correct. An example of "canting," that is the design reflects the name as saussaye means a place planted with willows.

Blois: D'argent, à un sanglier de fable passant, accompagné de trois saules de sinople, deux en chef et un en pointe. The third displayed arms are those used by the children of Jean de La Saussaye and his wife Jeanne de Morvillier.

It is interesting to note that Robert de Le Saussaye [72], fl. 1436-1467, the grandfather of Jean, was a pursuivant of arms, called Longueville. This is the only ancestor of Catherine de Baillon I have found who was a herald by profession. He was employed by Jean d'Orléans, the Bastard of Orléans, Count of Dunois and Longueville, a companion of Jeanne d'Arc. Robert's father, Oliver de La Saussaye [144] was a man-at-arms for the Bastard of Orléans and may have served with Jeanne d' Arc.

Lascaris on Gueules

Lascaris on Or



Arms associated with the Byzantine Lascaris family. In general, the Byzantines did not use heraldry. These arms are supposedly those used by Theodore II Lascaris [15490], Emperor 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.


La Villeneuve Arms


La Villeneuve

Arms of Guillaume II de La Villeneuve [46], seigneur of Bailly and Noisy in part, fl. 1492-1516.

Île-de-France: De gueules billetés argent, au lion de même, brochant.

La Vove Arms


La Vove

Arms of Pierre de la Vove [82], seigneur of Villiers and of Blainville, fl. 1436-1484. Father of Renée de la Vove, the wfie of Vigor Maillard. Credit to Roland-Yves Gagné and Jean Bunot for this discovery.

Perche: Sable, à six besants d'argent, posés 3, 2 et 1.

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'Escornaix [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 Chasseur


Le Chasseur

Father of Perrette le Chasseur [73], the wife of Robert de Le Saussaye [72], fl. 1436-1467, pursuivant of arms, called Longueville,

Ile-de-France: D'azur, à trois clairons de sable enfilés et garnis d'or posées 2 en chef et 1 en pointe. Note: My effort to blazon the arms.

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 / L'Épine

Probable arms of the 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.





Philippe II de Lévis [738], chevalier, seigneur of Lévis, Marly-le-Chastel, Magny-l'Esssart, Florensac, and other places, fl. 1383-1422.

Île-de-France and Languedoc: D'or, à trois chevrons de sable, au lambel de trois pendants gueules.



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.




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

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





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.




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 de Durbuy

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

Luxembourg: Burelé d'argent et d'azur, au lion de gueules, couronné d'or, brochant, au lambel d'or de cinq 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, couronné d'or, brochant.

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. Also, thanks to Peter Howeard for pointing out that the Armorial Bigot does not show the lions tail as la queue nouée, fouchée et passée en sautoir for Gérard or his brother Henry. The split and crossed tail was not used until later dukes adopted it.




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.





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

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




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 Seal



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.

I beleive the above arms were incorrectly attributed to Pierre de Marigny. These are the arms of the unrelated Le Portier de Marigny of Normandy. The arms I show below are found on a seal from 1396 for a Pierre de Marigny that shows a rather complex arms: Écu écartelé, aux 1 et 4 de neuf besants 3, 3 et 3 sous un chef, aux 2 et 3 d'un écusson en abîme dans une orle de huit étoiles; accosté de feuillages. As this is a seal, we cannot know the tinctures, but a besant is commonly colored Or.


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" found in our book was a mistaken interpretation of the arms displayed in Héron de Villefosse, Armorial de la ville de Paris (1977, 71).





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

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


Méslant Arms



Amaury de Mésalant [1474].

Île-de-France: D'argent, au lion de gueules.




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 Wrong


Morant Correct



Probable arms of the father of Marie Morant [11], wife of Miles Maillard [10], fl. 1550s-1605.

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

The second variation appears to be more correct based on research into the Morant family.

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



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

Simon employed two pursuivant of arms called Houdan and Villiers. There real names are unknown. This is the only noble ancestor of Catherine de Baillon I have found who employed heralds, though her royal ancestors probably retained heralds.




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.





Probable arms of the father of Catherine 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.





Pierre Peloquin [74], husband of Jeanne Le Jay [75], father of Jeanne Peloquin [37], wife of Olivier de La Saussaye [36]. Note: I am not confident of this identification of the parents of Jeanne Peloquin and am researching to verify it.

Orléanais or Blois: D'argent à trois fasces d'azur, accompagnées de neuf coupé croisé or, posées 3, 3, et 3. Note: I found no original blazon for these arms, this is my effort to blazon these arms.




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




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 Descendants



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, the Younger


Jean de Popincourt, Premier President of the Parlement of Paris, uncle of Clémence de Popincourt[687], 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.

This second shield holds the arms of Jean de Popincourt, the nephew of the elder Jean de Popincourt, and brother of Clémence de Popincourt. These are probably also the arms used by her father, Jean de Popincourt dit Souillart [1374]. D’argent à la croix engrêlée de gueules et chargée de cinq coquilles d’or.




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

Picardy: De gueules à la bande d'argent.




Probable arms of the father of Guigonette de Sabran [3841], wife of Boniface Chabaud, seigneur de Tourrettes, fl. 1290s-1300s.

Provence: De gueules au lion d'argent [or].





Arms of Marie or Denise St-Germain [103], the wife of Jean Le Maistre [102], Advocate General of the Parlement of Paris, as found on their tomb in the church of St-Christophe, Paris, fl. 1480s-1510s.

Paris: D'or à la hure de sanglier de sable allumé et défendu d'argent.




The wife of Regnaut Le Bouteillier [672], knight, was either a Saint-Laurens or a Sainte-Beuve.

Normandy: De sable à trois mains d'or.





The wife of Regnaut Le Bouteillier [672], knight, was either a Sainte-Beuve or a Saint-Laurens.

Normandy: D'azur à trois anneaux d'argent.





Gerard III de Schelderode [5410], knight, lord of Schelderode, fl. 1260-1295.

East Flanders, Belgium: D'azur au lion rampant d'or.

Note: A seal from 1295 shows a lion rampant, differenced by a label of five points, color not stated.




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 an object that looks like a couped fleur-de-lis on top of a spike.




Straten / Straete

West Flanders, Belgium: De gueules à trois épées d'argent, mises en bande.

Richard III de Straten [21744], knight, seigneur of Straten, alderman of Franc de Bruges, fl. 1225-1284.


Tourneboeuf Arms



Armes of ]ean de Tourneboeuf [166], écuyer, seigneur and baron of Tourvouvre, about 1416.

Perche: Écartelées aux 1 et 4 de sable à la croix ancrée d'argent: aux 2 et 3 d'azur, à trois rencontres de boeuf d'or, posées 2 et 1.




Goswin de Varsenare [43490].

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




Probable arms of Nicolas Vaultier [34], seigneur of Montigy-lès-Cormeilles, councilor of the king and treasurer of Paris, fl. 1464-1495.

Orléanais and Île-de-France: 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.





Probable arms of the father of Marie de Venois [43], wife of Jean Le Bouteillier [42], seigneur of La Bouteillerie, Roguemont, Vaux-sur-Orge, amd La Boissière, fl. 1470-1513.

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


Villebresme Argent

Villebresme Or



Probable arms of the father of Gillette de Villebresme [159], wife of Philippot de Beauvillier [158], seigneur of Le Plessis-Menart, Morsant, Neuvy, Friaize, Villemancy, and Boisganière, fl. 1410-1457.

Vendômois: 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 de Lascaris

Vintimille de Lascaris Alternative


Vintimille (Ventimiglia) / Lascaris de Vintimille (Lascaris di Ventimiglia)

Guillaume Pierre I de Vintimille [7744], count of Vintimille and Tende, fl. 1230-1278, married Eudoxia Lascaris [7745], the daugther of the Byzantime Emperor, Theodore II Lascaris.

Provence, France, and Liguria, Italy: Coupé d'or et de gueules.

Jean de Lascaris de Vintimille [3872], count of Vintimille, fl. 1262-1322.

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

Alternatively: Écartelé, au 1 et 4, d'or à l'aigle bicéphale de sable couronné de même, au 2 et 3, de gueules au chef d'or.

Note: I have also seen blazons where the quarters are reversed.





Gilles de Vitry [402], seigneur of Chaulnay and Goupillières, fl. 1380s-1400s.

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





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.





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 / Voormeselle

Probable arms of the 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





Robert II de Wavrin [10818], knight, seneschal of Flanders, fl. 1231-1273.

French Flanders: D'azure, à l'écusson d'argent.




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.





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.





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

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




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:


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, the arms displayed in this armorial have been limited to the blazon on the shield. However, the full achievement of arms would include more elements, for instance, crest, wreath, helmet, mantling, motto, supporters, crown of noble rank, etc. In most cases, this information is not available. But when it is, the display of the full arms can be impressive. Here are the full arms of the counts of Baillon, Catherine's relatives back in France based on Louis Pierre d'Hozier's Armorial général ou Registre de la noblesse de France, 2nd ed., 7 vols. in multiple parts (Paris: Firmin Didot frères, fils, et cie., 1868-1878), see vol. 7, part 2, p. 65:

Counts of Baillon

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