Harewell, Francis (1570 -1629)
Francis Harewell, of Birlingham in Worcestershire, was the younger son of Edmund Harewell, of Besford, and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter and heir of James Berry of Hampton Poyle in Oxfordshire. He married Mary Sheldon (d. 1617), daughter of Richard Sheldon of Spetchley. The family does not appear in any of the heraldic visitations of Worcestershire, but their arms are said to be Argent on a fess nebuly sable three hares heads erased argent, and the crest a hare's head erased or. There is a list of twenty two printed books given by him to the Bodleian Library in Oxford in 1615 in the Bodleian Benefactors Register p.217 8, and this stamp is said to have been cut to mark them, though it is not apparently the crest of the Harewell family!