Chevron is in Charges.
Chevron. A v-shape, pointing upwards unless specified inverted.
Fox. Ermine, on a chevron azure three fox's heads and necks erased or on a canton of the second a fleur de lys of the third. The canton is an augmentation of honour to his paternal arms, granted out of the Royal Arms as a mark of esteem to him and his heirs forever, by King Charles II following the Restoration of the Monarchy. Source.
Eyre. Argent, a chevron gules.
Stafford. Or, a chevron gules.
On 15 Jan 1634 Edward Barkham Lord Mayor 1570-1634 (64) died. His eldest son Edward Barkham 1st Baronet South Acre 1591-1667 (42) inherited all his estates excepy Waynflete which were inherited by his younger son Robert Barkham 1599-1661 (35). In 1652 Jane Crouch 1573-1652 (79) died.
A very rich and stately altar monument, of marble and alabaster, ornamented with several deaths heads, bones, &c. in basso-relievo, on this rests a large black marble slab, supported at each corner by a column of black marble of the Dorick order; on this slab lies a mat or bass of alabaster, curiously carved; and on that lie the statues of Sir Edward Barkham and his lady, on their backs, in their full length and proportions in alabaster, Sir Edward in armour, and (what is somewhat incompatible) with his scarlet gown and golden chain about his neck, as Lord Mayor of London, over his armour; so that the statuary was of the same opinion with the Roman orator, Cedant arma togœ (Let the arms yield to the toga or Let the sword yield to the toga); he has also a book in his right hand, and rests his head on a cushion: his lady is in a dress agreeable to the age she lived in, her hands across, and rests her head on a cushion; at the head and foot of this monument are the effigies of two sons (Edward Barkham 1st Baronet South Acre 1591-1667 (42) and Robert Barkham 1599-1661 (35)) and three daughters (Elizabeth Barkham Lady Garrard 1593-1632 (41), Margaret Barkham 1605-1640 (29) and Jane Barkham 1596-1661 (38) Note. one daughter Susan Barkham 1602-1624 (32) had predeceased her father) all kneeling on cushions. To this monument is a wall-piece of the same materials, on the summit of which is this shield, argent, three pallets gules over all a chevron or, Barkham; and under it this motto, diligentia, fortunæmater (fortune, prosper through diligence, care, economy); on each side of this, is a figure; that on the right hand representing Victory, with a laurel crown in her right hand, and on the pedestal that supports her, Barkham impaling quarterly 1&4, arg. on a pale sable three crosses pattee, or, in a bordure engrailed of the 2d, Crouch; in the 2&3 arg. on a chevron sable three helmets closed, or, Scot: the figure on the left hand is, a skeleton representing death, and on the pedestal the arms of Crouch and Scott quarterly, and by these figures are two hour-glasses with wings.
Around 1577 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (37). Portrait of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (42). The heraldic escutcheon shows seven quarters as follows:
1: Drake of Ash. Drake of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon.
2: Argent, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the first; Billet of Ash.
5: Barry of seven argent and sable.
6: Azure, six lions rampant argent crowned Gules, 3, 2, 1; Forde of Forde.
PAINTINGS/GOWER/Richard_Drake.jpg7: Argent, two chevrons sable (Esse/Ash of Ash); Esse or Ash of Ash.