I'Anson baronets were of a so-called "armorial family". This is the coat
of arms they were authorised to bear:
COAT OF ARMS: Quarterly azure and gules, a cross flory, in the first and
fourth quarters an annulet or, a chief. (It should be noted that
not everyone bearing the name is authorised to bear the Coat of Arms. See
mon devoire" means "to do my duty" (or "to do my homework" if one
is young enough - or, indeed, if one wants to be a good genealogist!).
This motto, however, seems to have been adopted "recently" according to
the author of the 'History of the I'Anson Family', Bryan I'Anson.
sans travaille" ("nothing without labour") is the motto on the
17thC monument of Sir Bryan I'Anson at Ashby St Legers.
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