Donnyng, Thomas N/A

The crest that accompanies the inscription may be an antelope's head couped. The coat of arms of Donning according to Burke's General Armory was Bendy sinister or and vert, a lion rampant sable, that of Donynge of Chichester temp Henry VII was Bendy of six or and vert a lion rampant sable. These arms were confirmed to a John Donnyng in 1565, according to Harvey's Grants (British Library Add MS 16,940 folio 21; Harleian MS 1562 folio 49). The coat of John Dunning, created Lord Ashburton in 1782, extinct 1823, was Bendy sinister of fourteen or and vert a lion rampant sable, and his crest was an antelope's head couped at the neck proper. For Doninge Burke gives Paly of eight or and vert a lion rampant sable, and for Dunyng of Rye in Sussex, Bendy sinister of eight or and vert a lion rampant sable. These arms and the accompanying names are close enough to represent variants in blazoning and orthography. Papworth gives the arms of Lord Ashburton as Bendy sinister of fourteen or and purpure a lion rampant sable, and they are so shown in the plates of an early Debrett.

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Donnyng, Thomas (Stamp 1) Crest: An heraldic antelope's head couped
Heraldic Charges: antelope's (heraldic) head