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Painted Coat of Arms on Canvas,  Motto- Esto Vigilans.  18th century. Possibly related to the Lloyd Family.


Painted Coat of Arms on Canvas,

Motto- Esto Vigilans.

Possibly  Lloyd of Dolobran Family,

18th century


The unusual coat of arms is painted on canvas.The arms depict a goat statant argent quartering three cocks argent.  The motto Esto Vigilans meaning Be Watchful is below, all within a black mantling.


Dimensions: 21 3/4 inches high x 19 1/4 inches wide x 1 3/4 inches deep. (55.25 high x 48.90cm x 4.45 deep)


One possible name for the coat of arms is as follows-



Reference:  The coat of Arms is similar to that shown here with a variant on the crest.


America Heraldica : a compilation of coats of arms, crests and mottos of prominent American families settled in this country before 1800" (1887), Page 216.


Thomas Lloyd, the colonist, was the third son of Charles LlOYD of Dolobran, and of Elizabeth STANLEY (of the great house of Stanley). He espoused the Quaker faith, and joined William Penn in the colonization of Pennsylvania, where he was Deputy-Governor, Master of the Rolls, and President of the Council (1684-1693).


He had come over to America in 1683, and died in Philadelphia in 1694. There are no descendants of his in the male line.


The Lloyds of  Dolobran, still count among the leading families of Great Britain. [Lloyd and Carpenter Genealogy, 1870;



Quartered—Ist and 4th: Sa., a he-goat, passant, arg. 2nd and 3d: Az., three cocks, arg., armed and combed, gu.


Crest : A he-goat, salient.


Motto : Esto vigilans. [Be watchful.]




SMITHS LlOYD Family of Pennsylvania.

Xorb. Arms : Arg., on a fess, gu., between three cinque-Page 22. Plate II. foils, az., a hind, passant, betweentwo pheons, or. XOritlQ, Arms : Quarterly, arg. and gu., a bend, en-Page 59. Plate VIII. grailed, sa.







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