Friday, 15 July 2011

Fitzwilliam Hotels

ARMS: Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Lozengy Argent and Gules 
CRESTS: 1st:  Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Triple Plume of Ostrich Feathers Argent 
SUPPORTERS: On either side a Savage Man wreathed about the head and waist with Leaves and in the exterior hand a Tree eradicated the top broken all proper
MOTTO: Appetitus Rationi Pareat

The Fitzwilliam Hotels in the cities of Belfast and Dublin confirm that their name emanates from the noble Earls Fitzwilliam who owned much of the land in central Dublin at one time (not to say 90,000 acres of County Wicklow and 22,000 acres of Yorkshire).

There have been several Fitzwilliam creations, including a barony, a viscountcy and an earldom. The coat-of-arms of the Earls Fitzwillam is illustrated above. The earldom became extinct in 1979.

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