FREER/FRERE CRESTS AND COATS OF ARMS
The following information on FREER COAT OF ARMS and CRESTS was complied by Richard Hollier with some additions by Stan Freer.
Freer (Stratford-upon-Avon, co. Warwick). Sa. a chev. ar. betw. three dolphins naiant ppr. Crest- A dolphin, as in the arms. 140. 5 (John- Branston Freer) Pl. 48, cr. 9.
Freer (GEORGE FREER ESQ., of Glascow). Ar. A saltire betw. In chief a mullet and in base a matlet az. Crest-A swan ppr. Motto-Non sine periculo.
Freer, Eng., a sphere, or. Pl. 114, cr. 6
Freer, Sco., a swan, ppr. Motto: No sine periculo. Pl. 122, cr. 13
Freer (REV. RICHARD LANE FREER, Rector of Bishopstone, co. Hereford). Az. A chev. betw. three dolphins naiant ar. Crest-Out of a ducal coronet an antelope's head all ppr.
Freer, Alfred, J.P., Action Homes, Pedmore, Stourbridge, out of a ducal coronet gu., an antelope's head arg., attired or. Aime ton frere. 300.4
Freer, Major William Jesse, V.D., F.S.A., Stony Gate, Leics., out of a ducal coronet an antelope's head. Aime ton frere. 300.4
Freere, or Fryer (co. Essex, and Charlton, co. Salop). Sa A chev. Betw. Three dolphins ar. Crest-Out of a ducal coronet a hind's leg all ppr.
Frere (Roydon, co. Norfolk, and Finningham, co. Suffolk). Or, two leopards' faces in pale gu. betw. as many flaunches of the last. Crest-Out of a ducal coronet gu. an antelope's head ar. armed or. Mottoes: Traditum ab antiquis sera re; and, Frere ayme frere. meaning: To preserve what is handed down from antiquity; and, Brother loves brother (For more on this individual see FRERE Description at End of Section marked by *****)
Frere (Rt. Hon. Sir HENRY BARTLE EDWARD FRERE, Bart., G. C. B.). Same Arms,
Crest, and Motto. (For more information of this person click here)
Frere, out of a ducal or., an heraldic antelope's head arg., attired, crined, and tufted of the first. 300.4
Frere, Sir Bartle Compton Arthur, Bart., D.S.O., of Wressil Lodge, Wimbledon, Surrey, out of a ducal coronet or., an antelope's head arg., attired, crined, and tufted of the first. Traditum ab antiquis servae. - Frere ayme Frere.
Frere, John Tudor, Esquire, of Roydon Hall, Diss, same crest and motto.
Friere, Norf. And Leic., out of a ducal coronet, gu., an antelope's head, ar., attired, or. Pl. 24, cr. 7 (coronet, pl. 128, fig. 3)
Frere (Water Eyton, co. Oxford, bart., extinct; WILLIAM FRERE Esq., of the city of
Oxford, J. P. Visit. 1574. EDWARD, his son and heir, was created a bart.,1620, but d. s. p.). Or, an ear of barley betw. two bars humettee gu. two flaunches of the second each charged with an ear of barley of the first. Crest-Two arms embowed erect, holding a wheatsheaf.
Frere, Fryer, or Freer (The Blankets, Clains, co. Worcester). Sa. a chev. betw. three dolphins embowed naiant. ar. Crest-Out of a ducal coronet or, an antelope's head ar. armed, crined, and tufted gold. (See Comments on Blankets in Blaby Freer, p.139)
Richard Frere in 1569 entering his pedigree and arms (sable, a chevron between three dolphins heads embowed) at the Vis. Worcestershire. First known recorded Coat of Arms in Freer Family.
Frier (St. Martin's, co. Stamford, and Baron, co. Lincoln). Sa. a chev betw. three dolphins embowed or, a canton erm. Crest-Out of a ducal coronet or, an antelope's head ppr.
Frier (Scotland). Az. a chev. betw. three dolphins naiant ar.
Frier, Linc., out of a coronet, or, antelope's head, ar. Pl. 24, cr. 7
Friere, out of leaves, vert, five tulips, or,
Fryer (Clan, co. Essex, London, and co. Worcester). Sa. a chev. betw. three dolphins embowed ar. Crest- Out of a ducal coronet or, an antelope's head ar. attired, crined, and tufted gold.
Fryer (Chatteris, Isle of Ely, co. Cambridge). Same Arms, and Crest. Motto: Jamais arriere.
Fryer (London; granted 10 April, 1572). Sarne Arms, a canton erm. Crest- Out of a ducal coronet or, an antelope's head ar. armed, crined, and tufted gold.
Fryer (Lord Mayor of London, 1721). Same Arms and Crest.
Fryer, Frere, or Frear (London). Sa. on a chev. betw. three dolphins embowed ar. as many towers triple-towered of the first. Crest-On a tower sa. a cock or, the tower environed with a serpent ar. darting at the cock.
Fryer Az. (Another, gu.) a chev. engr. ar. betw. three dolphins or, a canton erm. Crest-An heraldic antelope's head erased per fesse ar. and gu. gorged with a ducal coronet or, attired of the second.
Fryer Ar. a chev. betw. three dolphins sa.
Frear (London; granted Feb. 1602). Sa. on a chev. ar. betw. three dolphins \or, as many castles of the first.
*Various other Fryers, but no resemblance in Arms or Crest.*
FREER-SMITH of Benwell (Roy. Lic. 4 Dec. 1905 H. Coll.).
Quarterly, 1 and 4. azure, a dolphin naiant between two chess-rooks in pale or (Smith); 2 and 3. argent, a saltire between two martlets in pale and as many mullets in fesse all azure (Freer). Mantling azure and or. Crests -1. on a wreath of the colours, in front of a dolphin as in the arms, an anchor in fesse azure (Smith); 2. on a wreath of the colours, in front of waves of the sea thereon a swan both proper, two mullets azure. Motto- "No sine periculo."
Son of Adam Freer-Smith of Galston, Ayrshire, m. Clara Jane Lyne, d. of Capt. Edmund Denman, R.N., of Egg Buckland, Devon:-Sir Hamiiton Pym Freer -Smith, Knt.' (1905), CS.I. (1910), Commander (ret.) R.N., served at occupation of Vera Cruz 1861, at bombardment of Kagosima 1863, and Simonoseki 1864. and as Acting Comrnander of Daphne,in suppression of slave trade 18872-3, b. 1845; m. 1st, 1879, Constance (d 1885), d. of late G. F. Bagnall of Chelten-ham; 2nd. 1891, Selina Kingsford, d. of late George Wilson of Tapton Hall, Sheffield; and has issue -Denman Freer Freer-Smith. Esq., Capt. Inniskilling Dragoons b. 1892 (m. 1992, Phyllis Marion, d. of Lt.-Col. F. Mulliner, of Dallington); Constance Emily Mary; and Florence Freer (m. 1920, Charles John Chaytor, Nigerian C.S.) Seat - Benwell, Sunbury, Middlesex. Clubs Army and Navy, Royal Southern Yacht, Bembridge Sailing.
FRERE OF WIMBLEDON
FRERE of Wimbledon. Or, two leopards' faces in pale gules, between as many flaunches ot the last. Mantling gules and or. Crest - Out of a ducal coronet or, an antelope's head argent, armed gold. Mottoes - "Traditum ab antiquis servare" "Frere ayme frere."
Son of Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bart., G.C.B., GCS.I., D.C.L, F.R.S., b. 1815; d. 1884; m. 1844, Catherine, d. of Lieut.-Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir George Arthur. 1st Bart:
Sir Bartle Compton Arthur Frere, D.S.O., 2nd Bart. (24 May,1876), b. 1854. Res.- 67 Westbourne Terrace Hyde Park, W. Club- Athenaeum.
FRERE (Vn. Suffolk, 1664). Or, two leopard's faces in pale gules, between as many flaunches of the second.
Mottoes;- "Traditum ab antiquis servare"; - Frere ayme frere " Livery - Coat dark blue, piped with red, waistcoat red, trousers dark blue, with seam piped red, for full dress: red plush breeches, overcoat dark blue. gilt buttons. Eld. son of the late Lt.-Col. Richard Tudor Frere, R.E., b.1844; d. 1912; m. 1874, Gertrude Moyle, d. of John W. Sherer, C.S.I.:-
Harold Arthur Frere, Esq., H.M. Colonial Service, British Guiana, b. 1876; m. I9l9, Mary Elvira, only d. of the late Prof. Sir John Burchmore Harrison, Knt. Bach.. C.M.G., F.l.C., F.C S., F.G.S., M.A., etc., Dir. of Science and Agriculture, Georgetown, B. Guiana, and has issue; Richard Burchmore Frere, Gentleman. b. 1922. Estate- Roydon, Norfolk. Res.-Roydon Hall, Diss, Norfolk.
Second son of the late Rev. Henry Temple Frere, Rector of Burston, Norfolk. b. 1821; d.1890; m. 1851, Sarah Maria Heath, d. of William H. Jary, of Blofield Lodge, Norfolk:-
Sir Bartle Henry Temple Frere, Knt. Bach.(1918), LL.B., K.C., Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, Chief Justice of Gibraltar 1914-22. b. 1862; m. 1896, Gwendolen Winslow, d. of the late John Tudor Frere, Esq., of Roydon Hall, Norfolk, and h as issue; Henry Bartle Jary Frere. Esq., b. 1902; and Sarah Barbara Jary. Seat South Walsham Hall, Norfolk. Club- Oxford and Cambridge.
The following is stated on p. 230 of Burke's LANDED GENTRY, Vol. 2 -"Arms - (Recorded in the Visitations of Suffolk, 1612 and 1664), Or, two leopards' faces in pale gu., between as many flaunches of the last. CREST - Out of a ducal coronet gu., an heraldic antelope's head arg., armed, crined and tufted. (Granted and confirmed 1 Dec. 1918 to all descendants of John Frere, of Wickham Skeith, m. Thomasline Jessop.) Mottoes - Traditum ab antiquis servare; Frere ayme Frere." Note that many of these elements and one motto are associated with Richard Freer and the Blaby Freer of Leicester suggesting a link.
Freer Genealogical Information Sources
Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, ii. 70
Marant's Essex, ii. 353
Burkes Commoners, iv. 752
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the LANDED GENTRY, Vol. 2, p.225, p. 228, 18th edition MCMLXIX.
Landed Gentry, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Herald and Genealogist, v. 427
Harleian Society, i, 82
xiii, 200, 400 (Visitations of Essex 1552,1558, 1570, 1612,1634)
xxviii, 194 (Visitations of Worcestershire 1569)
Memoirs of the Family of Chester, by R. E. C Waters, 72
Burkes Extinct Baronetcies
Jewitt's Reliqueny xxiii, 217
Fletcher's Leicestershire Pedigrees and Royal Descents, p.139
Note: This book is an index of publications of family names.
Source: "The Genealogical Guide" by George W Marshall Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1980. ISBN: 0 8063 0235 6.
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales Sir
Bernard Burk Publisher: Heraldry Today, ISBN: 0 900 455 38 x
Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 1. Reprint of 4th edition. Publisher: Heraldry Today, 1984. ISBN: 0 900 455 38 1.
Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland (2 Vols. In 1). Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland Vermont, 1968, ISBN 0-8048-0177-0.
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