Traces of Heraldry
Coat of arms belonging to the White or Whyte family (Leixlip.Co Kildare). Ar. a chev. engr. betw. three roses gu. barbed and seeded or. Crest - a demi lion ramp. sa. holding betw. the paws a flagstaff ppr. flag ar. theron the cross of St. George gu. Motto- Echel agus corule.Translated from the Irish as “the axle and coryg”.
Coat of arms associated with the Jephson family. Az a fesse embattled or between three cocks heads ar wattled ppr. Crest: a cubit arm vested paly ar and az, cuffed of the second, surmounted on a bend gu, in the hand a pansy or heartscase ppr
Ulster's King of Arms, Sir William Betham, lived in this house until 1853. But the coat of arms belong to the family of William Bruce, Master of the Court of King's Bench, who remodeled Rockford in 1886 . Coat of Arms: Or, a saltire and a chief gules, in the dexter chief a mullet argent, and in base a cinquefoil of the second. Crest : horse’s head arg., bridled gu., and charged on the neck with a cinquefoil of the last. Motto: Do well ..doubt not.
Garde family coat of arms. Az. on a chev. ar. three birds vert mcmbered gu. on a chief or, three griffins segreant sa. Crest—A. demi griffin ramp. sa. Motto—Toujours fidele.
The original gateposts of the large front entrance, now a convent, bear small fragments of the Wilson family coat of arms, specifically the crest. In years to come these fragments are sure to disappear
The arms of the De Vesci (Vesey) family tower over a Victorian terrace of houses in Monkstown that were developed on their land. Coat of Arms: Or on a cross sable, a patriarchal cross of the field. Supporters: two savages each holding in his exterior hand a club over his shoulder. Surmounted by a viscount's coronet. Motto: sub hoc signo vinces.