Temple Coat of Arms

Updated: Jan 27, 2019


At Saint Paul's Chapel, New York, there is a monument on the north side of the chancel in memory of Sir John Temple. The inscription is engraved as follows:

Sacred to the Memory of

Sir JOHN TEMPLE, Bart.

Consul General

to the United States of America,

from his Britannic Majesty.

The first Appointment to this Country

after its Independence.

Died in the City of New York,

November the 17th 1798

Aged 67.

The monument is black marble edged with white, and displays the Temple arms which are described in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol 3, p. 25 as follows:

ARMS - Quarterly. 1 and 4. Or an eagle displayed sable. 2 and 3. Argent two bars sable each charged with three martlets of the first. CREST - Out of a ducal coronet a martlet. MOTTO - Templa quam Dilecta. The Baronet's badge. The martlets, both in arms and crest, should be gold. The second and third quarters contain the arms of Temple, to which the crest and motto belong. In the first and fourth are the arms of the Heptarch Kingdom of Mercia, which have been borne by the family since their ancestors were earls of that country.

The same source says the pedigree of the Temples will be found in Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, Fourth edition, 2 vols. 12mo. London, 1832, which I could not locate. This edition, shown below, however is very informative.


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