Nicholas Robin BARTON

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ArmsGules, a bar between in chief two pairs of keys in saltire wards uppermost those in bend Or surmounting those in bend sinister argent in base a tun fesswise Or.
CrestA cubit arm vested sable charged with two roses in pale argent barbed and seeded ppr. the hand grasping a birch rod all proper.

The bar and the tun are a pun on Mr Barton’s surname. The keys represent those of St Peter’s School York, which Mr Barton’s family has attended since the late 19th century. The white roses in the crest represent the county of Mr Barton’s family, while the birch rod is the instrument of his profession being that of a schoolmaster.

Granted6th December 1972 (College of Arms)
AgentJohn Brooke-Little (Richmond Herald)

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