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Heraldic device (Crest)

During the reign of Henry III (1216-1272) records show that a knightly family called the 'de Hertishorns' resided in the parish. It was recorded that Henry de Hertishorn and Richard de Hertishorn held half a knights fee in the parish under Robert de Ferrers. No doubt this family had been given land in the parish sometime after the Norman conquest and adopted the name of Hertishorn after the ancient parish name.

The shield they had made consisted of three harts heads in an inverted chevron. The harts showing a fine display of antlers and horns. This family married into the Bradbourne family of Bradbourne near Ashbourne and on the illustrated family tree of the marriage alliances of this family, is shown the de Hertishorn shield.

Note that the Chevron is red, the Harts or Bucks head are black and their background is silver. This picture will be replaced with a colour version soon.

Source: Old Halls and Manors in Derbyshire, J Tilly held in Swadlincote library

 

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