David Randle VAUDREY MBE

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ArmsOr a chevron sable between in chief a lion passant holding in its dexter paw a cross formy fitchy and in base a cross flory gules.
CrestA cock or beaked wattled & legged gules astride a chevron reversed the inner-edges engrailed sable.

The arms are based on those used by Edward Vawdrey in 1683 (A fess between in chief a lion passant holding a cross crosslet fitchy and in base a plain cross between 4 ermine spots. A white cock for a crest). The present arms are a differenced version of these arms. The cross flory alludes to a probable French connection. The reversed chevron of the crest is a cant on the initial letter of the family surname while the engrailed inner edge together with a pheon used as a badge represents the family's military service in two World Wars.

GrantedJuly 1986 (College of Arms) to John Randle Vaudrey MBE, with the limitation extended to include the descendants of his grandfather John Clough Vaudrey.
AgentTheobald Mathew (Windsor Herald)
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