Genealogical sources in Provo, Utah corroborate an
ancestral relationship to
younger brother of
Richard Lumley, later 1st Earl of Scarborough, but no original
documents have been identified to date. As Henry and his first wife
Elizabeth appeared in a family bible dating circa 1800, Henry’s family
history has been a subject of study in this armiger's family for
generations. To create proper armorial bearings with current
genealogical evidence according to the law of arms, the shield is
differenced by, first, "a Fess engrailed" referencing the crossing of
the Atlantic by the armiger's ancestors, and second, "three Bezants"
referencing the establishment of the armiger's ancestors in Virginia
during the reign William III, of Orange, and Mary II. Several Lumley
families use Popinjays or Parrots in their arms and the tradition has
been carried on in this instance as well.
The main element of the newly designed Crest is a Griffin. Being half Eagle and half Lion, it represents the American and English heritage of the armiger. Gules, Argent and Azure are the colors of the Union Flag and the flat of the United States as well as the flag of Texas where the armiger was born. The Saint Cuthbert’s cross is a reference to County Durham from whence the family descends. The tail is in the coward position for reverence before divine power represented in the cross.
The motto is the Latin for God and my right. The right to which the motto refers is the right to bear arms.
Medium Achievement of Arms of Lee Thurman Lumbley colour versions