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Holt Heraldry

The coat of arms for the Holt family have changed over the generations by marriage. The Holt of Stubley and Holt of Gristlehurst arms are displayed below. In five direct descents the Gristlehurst Holt's married into Knightly families. The coat of arms are described as:-
Holt of Stubley Holt of Gristlehurst
The Holt of Stubley
ARMS Argent, on a bend engrailed Sable three fleurs-de-lys of the field.

Click here for Robert Holt. Knight. of Stubbeley Halle. Hundersfeld. Anno Domini. 1472.

The Holt of Gristlehurst
ARMS quarterly of five
FIRST argent (AR) on a fesse engrailed sable (S); three fleurs-de-lis of the field (AR) (HOLT of Stubley)
SECOND argent (A) three boars two and one sable (S) in the mouth of each a piece of gristle. (GRISTLEHURST)
THIRD argent (AR) a chevron sable (SA) between three towers gules (G)(ABRAHAM)
FOURTH ermine on a chief indented azure (B); two lioncels rampant or (OR)
FIFTH vair argent and azure (A)(B); a bend gules (G). (MANCETTER of Warwick)
Cavendish Holt Holt of Stubley
Holt of Gristlehurst Chadwick including Holt quarterings
Holt of Gristlehurst
Names of Quarterings ( Visitation of Suffolk 1561)
1: Howlte; 2: Gristlehurst; 3: Sumpter; 4: Brockhole; 5: Roos; 6: unknown; 7: unknown; 8: Howlte
Chadwick including Holt quarterings 1808
27. Holt of Shevington and Ince, co. Lancaster, argent, on a bend engrailed sable 3 Fleurs-de-lis of the first
28. Gristlehurst of Gristlehurst co. Lnacaster, argent 3 boars statant gristles in their mouths, all sable
29. Sumpter of Colchester co. Essex,. argent, a chevron, sable ent, 3 towers triple-towered gules.
30. Brockhole of Great Stamford co. Essex, or, a chevron ent. 10 cross-crosslets gules
31. Mancester of Mancester co. Warwick vairic a bend gules
32. Roos of Radwinter and Asheldam co. Essex argent 3 water bougets gules
33. Albini Baron of Belvoir co. Leicester, argent 2 chevronels gules a file of 3 points azure
34. Asheldam of Asheldam co. Essex ermine on a chief indented azure 3 lions ramparts or
Holt one of the Judges of the Common Pleas William Holt of Grislehurst
The Visitation of London 1633-4 Candleweeke Streete Ward
Holt one of the Judges of the Common Pleas
The Visitation of London 1633-4 Langborne Guard
William Holt of Grislehurst, Edward Holt of Cople and Alexander Holt of London Goldsmith
Lee's Heraldica Lancastria original arms manuscript
The Right Honourable Robert Durning Holt, 1893 arms.
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