Sable, a chevron engrailed Erminois between two annulets in chief Or,
and in base a
flame Proper encompassed by a chain of the [last], issuing from a civic wreath Gold.
Humphry Davy was born in Penzance (Cornwall) on the 17th of December 1778.
- Harleian Society - Grantees of Arms (1687-1898) :
DAVY, Sir Humphry, Bart., LL.D., F.R.S., ? Cornwall or London [Grosvenor
Street, London, 1818 (Burke)], 181 . ., Vol. XXX, fol. 351.
- Burke's General Armory (BGA) :
Davy (Grosvernor Street, London, bart., extinct; Sir HUMPHRY
DAVY. President of the Royal Society. was so created 1818.
d.s.p. 1829). Sa. a chev. engr. erminois betw.two annulets
in chief or, and in base a flame ppr. (commemorative of the
invention of the safety lamp by Sir Humphry Davy),
encompassed by a chain of the first, issuant from a civic
wreath gold. Crest--Out of a civic crest or, an elephant's
head sa. ear gold, tusk ar. the proboscis attached by a
line to a ducal coronet around the neck gold. Motto--Igne
constricto vita secura.
The above references were kindly provided by Stephen Plowman.
Some authors have [mistakenly?] listed the chevron as ermine instead of erminois.
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