Williames – Vaughan of Ystumcolwyn – A stained glass armorial shield; motto; Asgre . Lan . diogel . ei . Pherchen; arms; quarterly of eight; some panels cracked but without loss, 30.5 inches x 21 inches overall.
1 – Quarterly (1 and 4) Gules, a lion rampant or. (2 and 3) Or, a lion rampant gules (Vaughan) Over all a baronet’s hand gules.
2 – Or, a lion rampant azure, langued gules. (Nannau)
3 – Per bend ermines and ermine,a lion rampant or, langued gules. (Tudor Trefor)
4 – Argent, a cross flory sable between four choughs. (Edwin of Tegeingl)
5 – Vert, a he-goat passant argent. (Celynin of Llwydiarth)
6 – Gules, a chevron ermine between three bearded men’s heads proper (Williames of Cochwillan)
7 – Gules, a chevron argent between three plates. (Madoc of Gloddaeth)
8 – Argent, six lions rampant sable, langued gules, 3,2, and 1. (Not identified).
Robert Howell Vaughan of Hengwrt and Nannau, Co. Merioneth, 1st Bart. created (1791), married, about 1767, Ann, daughter and heir of Edward Williames of Ystumcolwyn, Meifod. By this marriage the Ystumcolwyn estate passed into the hands of the Hengwrt family, one of the oldest and best known in Merioneth.
J.D.K. Lloyd, M.A., F.S.A. Six Armorial Shields in Meifod Church, Parish of SS. Tysillio and Mary, reprinted from The Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol. LII. Part II. (Shield E).
The author suggests in a letter dated Sunday 12th April 1959, addressed to Mrs Vaughan of Nannau, “that the Meifod Shield was given by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan (1768-1843) 2nd Baronet,” and that “he must have had a duplicate made for himself.” Sold together with the aforementioned letter, and a copy of the article on the Meifod Shields inscribed to Mrs Vaughan by the author.
Scan and Information Courtesy of Tamlyns.