Ash: this tree occurs in more than one coat, rather, perhaps, in consequence of the frequency of the syllable ash in proper names. It probably refers to the common ash(i.e. fraxinus), unless otherwise expressed. But examples occur of mountain ash, properly called the rowan-tree(and in one case rodey).
Argent, an ash-tree proper issuing from the bung of a tun--ASHTON, Cornwall.
Argent, an ash-tree vert--ESTWREY. [By one branch of the family a chevron vert between three bunches of ashen keys proper.]
Argent, on a chevron gules between three branches of rowan[or rodey] tree proper, as many crescents or. [Also by another blazoning between three trees proper, fructed of the second]--RODEY, Liverpool.
Argent, on a chevron azure, between three branches of mountain-ash vert, as many crescents of the first--ROWNTREE.
The seed-vessels of the common ash-tree are called Ashen keys.
Argent, three ashen keys vert between two couple-closes sable--ASHFORD, Devon.
Argent, a chevron between three branches of ashen keys vert--ASHFORD, Cornwall.
Ash. See Colour.