Tails Queues

Tails Queues is in Animals.

double queued

Double Queued. Having two tails.

Burghesh Arms. Gules, a lion rampant or, double queued or.

Chaucer Modern Arms. Argent, a chief gules overall a lion rampant double queued or.

Lygon Arms. Argent, two lions passant double queued gules.

Earl Roseberry Arms. Quarterly, 1&4 vert, three primroses within a double tressure flory counter-flory or (for Primrose); 2&3 argent, a lion rampant double queued sable (for Cressy). Source.

queue fourchy

Effigy of Sir John Peche. The tomb of Sir John Peche, situated on the North side of the chapel attached to Lullingstone Castle [Map], in a state of high preservation, ranks amongst the finest specimens of the time in which it was executed. The canopy is richly ornamented with arms and devices. In the spandrils on the South side are carved the rose and pomegranate, the badges of Henry VIII and Katherine of Arragon: in various parts of the tomb the same badges appear, both single and conjoined. In the spandrils on the North side is seen the Rebus for the name of Peche, formed by peaches and letters united, which shew that the final vowel of the name was accented—Pech-e. The same Rebus is repeated elsewhere on the monument. In the centre of the canopy on the N. and S. sides are escutcheons, bearing the modern arms of Peche— a lion rampant crowned, queue forchée, surmounted by the crest on a wreath of peach branches fruited, a lions head crowned. Beneath the escutcheon on the South side, appears the motto of Sir John Peche, Prest aa Faire, and in the same situation, on the N. side, this inscription, Peche me fieri fecit, most probably allusive to the tomb having been made during the lifetime of Sir John, by his order and direction. The motto is repeated in various places about the monument; amongst the heraldic devices is introduced the ancient coat of Peche, a fess between two chevrons.

The effigy, which lies at the lower part of the tomb, represents the knight, wearing over his armour a rich emblazoned surcoat, wrought on the border with the motto and devices of Peche. Beneath the surcoat and plate armour appears the skirts of a haubergeon, wrought of small plates. The Tasses, which nearly cover the Cuisses, are formed of The double-tailed lion crowned, is placed at the feet of the figure, and not far from it, on the right side, the gauntlets of the knight.

The arms of Sir John Peche, at the bottom of the first page are taken, from a window in the chapel at Lullingstone.

Details:—Plate 1.—Fig. 1. The Gorget:—2, 3, and 4, Motto, and Devices on the Surcoat. Plate II.—Fig. 1. Hilt of the Sword:—2. Specimen of the plates forming the Haubergeon.

Effigy of Richard Wellesburne de Montfort. THIS very remarkable effigy lies on the north wall of the church of Hitchendon in Buckinghamshire. After the battle of Evesham in 1265, in which the famous Baron Simon de Montfort, with his eldest son Henry, lost their lives, his wifea and children fled the country, with the exception of the youngest son Richard, who assumed the name of Wellesburne (from a manor so termed in Warwickshire, an ancient possession of the family), and retired to Hinchendon as above, where he resided at a mansion called Wreck Hall. The armorial bearings on this effigy, and the peculiarities which mark the period of its execution, enable us very confidently to appropriate it to this identical personage. He became the founder of the family of Wellesburne, which was extant in the county of Buckingham, in the reign of Henry VI. In the church of Hitchendon down to that period were placed numerous monuments of his successors, one of which will be found in another place. A deed of this Wellesburne de Montfort has been printed in Nichols's History of Leicestershire, the faulty Latin of which is perhaps no proof of its being fictitious. There are two seals appended to this instrument, one of which has the legend "Sigillum Bellatoris, filii Simonis de Montefort; [Seal of the Warrior, son of Simon de Montefort]" the other bears the rampant lion of his house, the legend "Wellisburne de la Monteforte."

There is some reason to conjecture that Richard Wellesburn de Montfort was imbued with the martial character of his race. His effigy represents him in the attitude of a Crusader (he might, not improbably, have passed some of the years immediately after his father's overthrow, abroad, in the service of the cross); his right hand grasps a dagger, his left sustains a ponderous broad-bladed sword, on the scabbard of which are escutcheons of various armorial coats, borne doubtless by the connections of his noble family. On this and all the effigies of his descendants the pride of heraldry obtains, which shows that they resigned not, under adverse fortune and a change of name, the remembrance of their honours.

The quilted gambeson appears in bold folds under the hauberk and descends to the upper part of the knee. His feet rest on a lion, on which is a crescent for difference. The bearing of the shield is very remarkable; a lion rampant à la queue fourchée, holding in his mouth a childb the field semée with crosslets fitchée. The bearing is repeated on the surcoat quarterly, with a griffin segreant, holding in his paws a child, and with the addition of a chief cheque, no doubt for Mellent, to which Earldom the Montforts succeeded about the time of the Norman Conquest.

This effigy is executed in a truly noble style, and recalls to us at a glance the age of chivalry and romantic feeling; and it is somewhat remarkable, that it commemorates a name which has become hacknied among the writers of fiction, without allusion to the historic tacts connected with it, merely for its sound. The slender but striking circumstances which are known concerning Wellesburne de Montfort surely afford admirable ground-work for the writer of historical romance.

Note a. Eleanor, second daughter of King John and Isabella of Angoulesme, she retired to a nunnery at Montargis, in France. Simon her second son, was Count of Bigorre in France, where he founded a family bearing his patrimonial name; Almaric, her third son, was first a priest in York, but embraced the military profession abroad; Guy, the fourth son, was Count of Anglezia in Italy, progenitor of the Montforts of Tuscany, and of the Counts of Campobachi in Naples; Richard, the fifth son, is commemorated by the effigy.

Note b. Gules, a Hon rampant with two tails argent, was a bearing of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. See the vignette above, from an architectural decoration in Westminster Abbey. This shield with the addition of a child in the lion's mouth, was blazoned in the windows of Wreck Hall at Hitchendon, and carved on the reading desk of Hitchendon Church. Argent, a lion rampant, with ten cross-crosslets fitchée sable, are the Montforts of Warwickshire. Bendy of six. Or and Gules, changed temp. Edward 1. to bendy of ten, are the Montforts of Beldesert. Gules, a griffin segreant, a chief cheque Or and Azure, over all a bend Ermine, is a coat of the Wellesburn Montforts. There is at Hitchendon a monumental figure of a withered corpse, enshrouded in a loose shirt, having marked on his breast the figure of a priest and eight crosslets on his body. This represents, it may be well conjectured, some incumbent of the parish church of the Montfort family. Langley conceives (but the style of the figure by no means supports the idea) that it is a memorial for Peter, son of Peter de Montfort, who died at the battle of Evesham. See Hist, of Desborough Hundred, p. 478.

tail nowed

Tail Nowed. Knotted; depicted interlaced in a knot.