ashurst (2)
ArmsGules on a pile reversed throughout between eight fleurs-de-lys four two and two Or a pair of wings cojoined in lure also gules
CrestWithin a circlet of roses gules barbed seeded & leaved proper a cock Or combled wattled beaked and legged gules grasping in the dexter claw a torch sable enflamed ppr.
MottoVINCIT QUI PATITUR (He conquers who endures)

Mr Ashurst was able to trace his connection to the Asherst family back to 1580 and received a de novo grant permitting him to use the family’s motto and fleurs-de-lys. The pile reversed and the wings represents a glider landing on a runway and marks Mr Ashurst’s service as a Commander of M Squadron of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the 2nd World War. The circlet of red roses indicates the grantee’s birth in Lancashire, while the cock was the badge of Little Lever Secondary Modern School of which he was headmaster. The torch of learning is taken from the badge of his old school, Farnworth Grammar of Pochin (Or, a chevron gules between three horseshoes sable).

Granted24th November 1993
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