Tuesday, August 23, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Mark Anthony Child, son of Increase Child, son of Mary Lyon (Child), daughter of Joseph Lyon, son of Joseph Lyon, son of William Lyon, son of William Lyon, son of Isabell Wightman (Lyon), daughter of William Wightman.]

William Wightman rubbing, Harrow on the Hill, England
Re William Wightman brass rubbing/coat of arms
William Wightman
1579 St. Mary Harrow on the Hill, London
48" x 18"
, Black on white
Photos of William Wightman

William Wightman, Esq lived 27 years in the rectory at Harrow
Buried in the church is also his wife Etheldreda (Audry)
Reference: Asmoleum, County Middlesex, Parish Harrow
Wightman is depicted wearing Elizabethan/Jacobean armour, and the brass attempts super realism, with an abundance of cross hatched shading, a hallmark of this period (of decline) in the art of brass engraving
Rubbed by Anne Miller, 11 November, 1969
Wightman's Coat of Arms
Arms. Argent, on a Bend engrailed Gules, between three Cornish choughs proper, as many leopards' faces Or.Crest. On a wreath argent-azure, a stork Argent, beak and members Gules, holding in her mouth a Snake winding round her body and foreleg vert.No motto. Family name Wightman used instead. This third coat, much later, was granted for distinguished service to William Wightman, Esq., of Harrow-on-the-Hill, near London.

The coat of arms of William of Harrow-on-the-Hill is quite widely shown as the ancestral coat of the descendants of George Wightman of Quidnessett. However, so far as the records show, William had no son to carry on the family name. Therefore, it is obvious that no one of Wightman name can rightfully claim descent from him, and consequently any claim to his coat of arms by one bearing the name "Wightman" appears to be totally unjustifiable. Source: < http://www.wightmanfamily.com/coat_of_arms.html>
found on ancestry.com

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