Coats of Arms for the Benbow Family
Please remember that, technically speaking, a coat of arms could only be passed from father to son. You can read more about British heraldry online or in published volumes. However, many people love to look at these and use them in some way.

The Burke's General Armory gives the description of the Benbow coat of arms that most use as the following: shield design is "Sa. two string-bows endorsed in pale or, garnished gu .. betw. two bundles of arrows in fesse, three in each, of the second, barbed and headed ar. banded of the third." And the crest design is given as: "a harpy close or, face ppr. her head wreathed with a chaplet of flowers gu."


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Benbow Coat of Arms from 1621
Benbow Coat of Arms from 1621
This is the coat of arms granted in February 1621 to John Benbow, Clerk for the Crown, who worked in the Tower of London. He is considered to be a member of the Newport Branch of the family, from Newport, Salop (Shropshire), England.

The description of this coat of arms is: "Sable, two strung bows endorsed in pale Or, garnished Gules between two bundles of arrows, in fesse, three in each, Or, barbed and tipped Argent, tied Gules. Crest: A harpy close, Or, face proper, her head wreathed with a chaplet of flowers gu." 
 
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Benbow Coat of Arms, for William Benbow, Gentleman of County Kent
Benbow Coat of Arms, for William Benbow, Gentleman of County Kent
book page dated 1742; copied from Ebay listing 
 
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Benbow Coat of Arms from Wales
Benbow Coat of Arms from Wales
undated, with original recipient unknown 
 
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Benbow Coat of Arms from Shropshire
Benbow Coat of Arms from Shropshire
undated; no further information at this time 
 
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Coat of Arms for Benbow, a stock form from a commercial firm
Coat of Arms for Benbow, a stock form from a commercial firm
This is for those who don't like the harpy on the top of the 1621 coat of arms, and would prefer a helmet instead. This is done partially from a commercialized standard perimeter format, where only the interior details are changed for a particular surname. 
 

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