David Jestyn EVANS
The three chevronels allude to the arms attributed to the descendants of Lestyn ap Gwrgan, Prince of Glamorgan in the eleventh century and head of one of the twelve royal tribes of Wales from whom this family claims descent. Arms bearing the three chevronels have been used by the family for nearly three hundred years, without the authority of the College of Arms. The Garbs refer to the farming, landowning and agricultural consultancy activities of the family since about 1700 up until the present time. The Cornish Choughs refer to the close association of the family with Cornwall since the early twentieth century and descent from several of the old Cornish families on the distaff side. On the crest, the Celtic Cross at the head of the staff held by the paschal lamb and the lamb itself, refer to a number of Evans forebears who have been Anglican priests, working mainly in Wales, but also in Norfolk and Cornwall. David Evans was for six years a member of Council of the National Trust and was for fifteen years directly involved in management training for the Trust; he is also a member of NDFAS directory of lecturers. The wreath of oak leaves refer to these. Members of the family are Hereditary Freeman of the City of Cardiff.