Andrew LAVIS

ArmsArgent on a cross Gules an oak leaf Or a bordure Sable charged with billets also Argent, overall a chief also Or thereon a pale Azure charged with a saltire Or and between two escutcheons Gules.
CrestIssuant from waves of the sea proper a demi-lion Gules crowned with a ducal coronet and about and from its neck a cloak Or holding between his paws a book spine outwards Sable.

The red cross indicates that Mr Lavis is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London and a graduate of the University of London. Mr Lavis is a former headmaster and the bordure symbolises white chalk on a blackboard. The oak leaf stands for his interest in gardening, country sports and the countryside in general. In the chief the two shields indicate his interest in heraldry, while the pale shows the arms of the Diocese of St Albans. Mr Lavis has done much work for the parish of All Saints, Little Munden, which is in that diocese. The crest tells the story of Mr Lavis’ family, who came up from Devon to London seeking employment in the docks and in tailoring. The lion of Devon, clothed in a cloak, holds a book of learning.

Granted2nd June 1991 (The College of Arms)
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