|COAT OF ARMS|
Although there is no such thing as a generic Barton Coat of Arms, it is interesting to see which Bartons have been awarded this honor and what their coats of arms look like.
There are at least four different examples of coats of arms that I've discovered.
Two are in V. H. V. Rolland's Illustrations To The Armorial General, by J. B. Rietstap
An illustration of the coat of arms of the Bartons of Saxby Hall is located in Burke's Landed Gentry
The Barton Historical Society uses a completely different coat of arms from the three mentioned above. I don't know the origination of the coat of arms they display.
The above illustrations for two different Barton coats of arms can be found at Designs of Wonder. I don't know the names of Barton men to whom these coats of arms belonged, nor do I know the deeds they accomplished to earn their coat of arms.
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THE COLLEGE OF ARMS
"There is no such thing as a Coat of Arms for a surname, as Coats of Arms belong only to the original grantees and their descendants in the male line."
"Anyone who can establish a direct male line of descent from an ancestor whose arms are registered at the College is automatically entitled to those arms. Official recognition of this necessitates recording of the descent in the registers of the College of Arms."
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life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There
is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not
before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections."
- Samuel Adams [letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775]
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