|Coats of arms in the windows of Selby Abbey, recorded in 1756.|
|The abbey of Selby - the first abbey built in Britain after the Norman conquest and the place where King Henry I ['Beauclerc'] was born.|
The windows were probably paid for by donations from local medieval land owners as well a s travellers who may have taken shelter in the then monastery.
Window east end south side aisle:
|Family Name||Description in Mon. Ebor.||Modern Blazon||Comments|
|Edmund earl of Lancaster or his son, Thomas earl of Lancaster||England with a label of 3 points||Gules 3 lions passant guardant or with a label of 3 points each charged with 3 fleur de lis|
Window east end of the north aisle
|Family Name||Description in Mon. Ebor.|
|[Possibly Wake]||Or, two bends, gules, in chief 3 besant, or torteaux of the second.|
Windows on the south side of the church in the upper row going from east to west
|Family Name||Window||Description in Mon. Ebor.||Comments|
|[Firstly: possibly Bissett]
[Secondly: possibly Darcy]
|First window||Firstly: Azure, 6 besants or; 3,2,1.
Secondly: Gules 3 cinque foils, argent
|Second window||Firstly: Quarterly, azure and argent, in the first
quarter, a fleur de lys, or.
Secondly: Argent, a saltier, gules.
Thirdly: Azure 2 chevrons or.
Fourthly: Gules, a bend argent.
|Firstly: Ross (Ros/ Roos)
[Secondly: possibly Hastings variant]
[Thirdly: possibly Deyvile/ Deiville &c. of Kilburn]
|Third window||Firstly: Gules 3 water budgets, or.
Secondly: Azure a maunch ermine.
Thirdly: Gules a fess varee [vair], between 3 fleur de lis or and azure.
|[Firstly: possibly Warenne variant]
[Secondly: possibly Warenne variant]
|Fourth window||Firstly: Argent a chief chequee [chequy], Or and azure.
Secondly: Argent a bend gules in a bordure chequee Or and azure.
[Secondly: possibly Martin]
[Fourthly: possibly Paynel, Paynell, Pagnel &c.]
|Fifth window||Firstly: Azure two bars or in chief 3 besants.
Secondly: Argent 2 bars gules in chief 3 mullets gules, pierced argent
Thirdly: Or on a chief indented azure, 3 plates argent.
Fourthly: Argent 2 bars between an orle of 6 martlets gules.
|Sir Hugh de Culy (Cuilly) reign of Edward II.||Sixth window||Argent a chevron between 3 mullets pierced, sable.|
In the low windows on the south side from east to west
Secondly: Tiptoft (Tibetot)
Thirdly: Bruce (Brus)
Fifthly: Faucenberge (Fauconberg &c.)
|First window:||Firstly: England [gules 3 lions passant guardant Or] with a with a label of 3 files,
argent charged with three besants each.
Secondly: Argent a saltier engrailed gules.
Thirdly: Argent a lion rampant azure.
Fourthly: 5 fusils in fess charged with each an escalop [escallop] gules.
Fifthly: A lion rampant debruised with a bar componee, Or and gules.
Sixthly: Gules, a maunch and bordure Or, alias Or, a maunch gules.
|[Firstly: Edmund earl of Lancaster or his son, Thomas earl of
[Thirdly: De Grey]
|Second window||Firstly: England [gules 3 lions passant guardant Or] with a label or file
of 3 points
Secondly: Cheque [Chequy] Or and azure a fess gules.
Thirdly: Barre [barry] of 6 azure and argent.
|Firstly: Edmund of Woodstock, earl of Kent brother to
King Edward I. OR else Thomas of Woodstock, 6th son of Edward III, duke
of Gloucester. [Also by Earl Edmund's descendant, Joan of Kent, Thomas de Holland,
earl of Kent]
[Secondly: possibly Mandeville]
Thirdly: Meinil (Meynill &c.)
Fourthly: Birkin of Birkin
[Fifthly: Mautravers, Maltravers]
[Sixthly: possibly Plompton]
|Third window||Firstly: England [gules 3 lions passant guardant Or] within a bordure
Secondly: Azure a frettee [fretty] of 8 pieces, or; a chief of the 2nd.
Thirdly: Vert-. azure three bars gemels and a chief or.
Fourthly: Argent a fess azure. A file or label of 3 points gules.
Fifthly: Sable a frett of 6 pieces or.
Sixthly: Argent 5 fusils [similar to lozenges] on a bend azure.
On the north side of the choir, in the upper windows, from west to east:
Secondly: Barry and Palmer [OR Babthorpe!]
|First window Quarterly|| Firstly: barry of 6 argent and gules.
Secondly: Gules a chevron or, between 3 crescents argent
Babthorpe of Babthorpe nr. Howden, also given about 1312 as Sable a chevron Or, between 3 crescents ermine.
|First window||Firstly: 2 gules, 2 bars gemells and in chief argent.
Thirdly?: Argent on a bend azure three mullets of 6 points pierced.
[Secondly: possibly Wake]
[Thirdly: Alan la Zouche, Souche &c.]
|Second window||Firstly: 2 bars gemells nebulee [nebuly] argent
Secondly: Or on a chief indented gules 3 plates argent
Thirdly: Gules 6 besants or, 3, 2, 1.
|[Firstly: possibly Meynill]
[Secondly: possibly Bardolf, Bardolph]
|Third window||Firstly: 2 bars gemells argent over all a bend of the 2nd.
Secondly: Or, 3 chaplets or cinquefoils, gules 2 and 1.
Thirdly: Agent a chevron between 3 garbs, gules.
|[Firstly: possibly De Vere or Brotherton earl of
Secondly: Ingham [of Norfolk]
|Fourth window||Firstly: Argent, a plain cross gules in a bordure
Secondly: Partee per pale or and vert. a cross percerele gules.
Thirdly: Argent a chevron between 3 wolves heads, gules.
|[Secondly: Sir Peter de Mauley of Mulgrave and
[Thirdly: Sir Thomas de Multon]
[Fourthly: Possibly Useflete of Norfolk and Suffolk]
|Fifth window||Firstly: Gules a chevron between 3 plates.
Secondly: Or a bend sable.
Thirdly: Argent 3 bars gules.
Fourthly: Argent on a fess azure. 3 fleur de lis Or.
|Sixth window||Firstly: Lozenges argent and gules.
Secondly: On a canton gules in bend or.
On the north side , lower windows from west to east:
|Family name||First window|
|Stapylton (Stapleton)||Second window||Argent, a lion rampant sable.|
|[De Percy]||Third window||Or a lion rampant azure, debruised, with a bar componee, argent and gules.|
|Lord Darcy||Fourth window||Azure, 6 semi de crosslets, 3 cinquefoils argent.|
|[Possibly De Grey]||Fifth window||Baree [Barry] of argent and azure 3 chaplets or ogresses, gules 2 and 1, charged with as many quarterfoils argent.|
|Lucy||Sixth window||Firstly: Gules 3 lucys hariant, argent.|
In the windows in the west end of the steeple. In the lower row, on the east side of the north door, or entrance into the church:
|Paganel [Paynell, Paynel, &c.]||Firstly: Azure a cross patonce, or.|
In the north east window, next to the steeple:
|[Firstly: Sir John Paynell, Paynel, &c. living in
the reign of Edward II.]
Secondly: Perci [Percy]
|Firstly: Gules, a cinquefoil, argent.
Secondly: Or a lyon rampant azure
In the south side lower window:
|Stapylton [Stapleton]||Lately argent a lion rampant, sable but is now (1756) destroyed.|
In the last south window:
|Clifford||Chequee [chequy] or and azure, a fess gules.|
Next to the steeple on the east side were the following, viz:
Secondly: Thwenge (Thweng, Tweng &c.) of Kilton.
[Thirdly: Henry French OR Franke, living in the reign of King Edward IV]
|Firstly: Argent on a fess between two bars gemels,
gules 3 fleur de lis, argent.
Secondly: Argent a fess gules, between 3 popinjays vert.
Thirdly: Vert a saltier [saltire] engrailed or.
Transcribed from:- Burton, John. Monasticon Eboracense. (1758), pp. 408-409 with additions in square parentheses.
Also see West Yorkshire coats of arms
© Tim Midgley 21st March 2017 revised 26thMarch 2017.
< A 'greenman' from the roof of Selby Abbey.