The Hartington Coat of Arms

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Hartington Lodge 1085 – Coat of Arms

The original arms are described as follows:
‘Sable three bucks’ heads caboshed argent attired or, Crest a serpent nowed proper’ – Motto
The Hartington Lodge Banner displays the ‘Sable three bucks’ heads caboshed (the head is re Those arms were borne by Sir William Cavendish, second husband of Bess of Hardwick, and by her second son, Sir William Cavendish, created Baron Cavendish in 1605 and Earl of Devonshire in 1618.
The fourth Earl was raised to Dukedom in 1694 whereupon the arms were added to as follows:
‘Supporters on either side, a buck proper wreathed about the neck with a chaplet of roses alternately argent and azure’. presented affonte and removed behind the ears so that no part of the neck is v An impressive example of the Devonshire family arms can be seen above the main entrance to the magnificent Palladian stables at Chatsworth which shows life-size stag supporters  with real antlers.
The Motto
Mottoes are brief phrases expressing some pious, loyal, moral sentiment, or some event in the family’s history and often playing on the name of the bearer, as is the case of the motto of the Cavendish family displayed on their coat of arms and our banner. Cavendo Tutus, ‘Safe through caution’ – Cavendish. This motto clearly also has masonic significance.
With thanks to W. Bro. Joe Sim for the research