BISHOP Family Heraldry


The BISHOP Family Shield and Crest are shown below, in colour, together with classical heraldic descriptions.


William BISSHOP, 1574


Shield: Argent, on a bend cotised gules, three bezants. 

Crest: An eagles head erased, party per fesse or and gules, beaked of the last. 

Motto:  “Pro Deo et Ecclesiâ”.


Shield: Three gold discs (coins), on a red diagonal sash, on a silver (white) background. 

Crest: An eagles head, divided by a horizontal line, in gold and red, with a red beak. 

Motto:  “For God and Church”


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John BYSSHOP, 1390


Burguillon Shield: Quarterly or and gules, a bend sable; in the 2nd and 3rd quarters three annulets argent. 



John BYSSHOP of Tillington Court, 1502


Milborne Shield: Gules, a chevron between three escallops argent.


John BISSHOP of Holway, 1540


Dawe Shield: Argent, on a pile gules a chevron between three crosses croslet of the first.

William BISSHOP of Holway, 1569


Buckler Shield: Sable, on a fesse between three dragons’ heads erased or, as many estoiles of the field.



William BISSHOP of Holway, 1591


Dunning Shield: Bendy sinister of fourteen, or and purpure, over all a lion rampant sable.



Richard BISSHOP of The Manor House, South Warnborough, 1625


Walcot Shield: Quarterly 1st and 4th, argent, a chevron between three chess rooks ermine; 2nd and 3rd, argent, on a cross flory sable five fleurs-de-lis or.

Richard BISSHOP, 1627

1.  Argent, on a bend cotised gules, three bezants, for Bishop. 

2.  Gules, a chevron between three escallops argent, for Milborne.

3.  Gules, fretty ermine, for Eynesford.

4.  Argent, a bend between six martlets gules, a crescent for difference, for Furnival.

5.  Or, a fret gules, for Verdon.

6.  Argent, a lion rampant per fess gules and sable, for Lovetot.

7.  Argent, a chevron gules between three hurts, a crescent for difference, for Baskerville.

8.  Azure, a bend cotised between six croslets fitchée or, for Blackett.

9.  Same as 1.

Richard BISSHOP of The Manor House, South Warnborough, 1661


Heron Shield: Sable, a chevron ermine between three herons closed argent, beaked and legged gules.



Richard BISSHOP, 1757


Caesar Shield: Gules, three roses argent, on a chief of the second as many roses of the first.



Alfred Caesar BISHOP, 1834


Wedderburn Shield: Argent, a chevron between three roses gules, barbed vert.



William Chatterley BISHOP, 1840


Dunbar Shield: Quarterly 1st and 4th, gules, a lion rampant within a bordure argent; 2nd and 3rd, or, three cushions within the royal tressure gales; all within a bordure nebulée quartered azure and gules.



Alfred Caesar BISHOP, 1866


Legge Shield: Azure, a buck’s head cabossed argent.