Gorges, John (1593 -1656)
Probably the stamp of Colonel John Gorges, son of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Lord Palatine of Maine. John Gorges was Member of Parliament for Somerset and for Taunton. The original arms of Gorges were Argent a gorges (or whirlpool) azure. These arms were disputed 2 Edward III by the family of Warburton of Cheshire, and the latter gentleman establishing his right to the arms in the court of Henry Earl of Lancaster, Earl Marshal, Gorges had assigned to him Lozengy or and azure a chevron gules.