ArmsArgent, on a chief gules two crosses flory vair a cinquefoil azure for difference.
CrestA cubit arm vair charged with a cinquefoil gules in the hand a battle-axe ppr.
MottoJUSTUS PROPOSITI TENAX (The just is firm of purpose)
The crosses are assumed to have been taken from the arms of the Earls of Albermarle who appointed the family hereditary keepers of the gate of Skipton Castle in about 1190 which post they then held for 400 years.
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