Hawthorn: this bush is used in some few instances on account of its name. It was also adopted as a badge by Henry VII., and described as a hawthorn-bush regally crowned. The white-thorn is found on the arms of Bishop ALDRICH, and the may-flowers probably represent the flowers of the bush. It may be fructed, or flowered, and the leaves also occur.
Argent, a hawthorn-tree eradicated proper--SYLVESTER.
Argent, three thorn-trees vert--THORNHOLME[granted 1653].
Per pale argent and gules, a chevron between three lion's heads erased counterchanged; on a chief or a thorn-tree proper--THORNTHWAITE, Cumberland.
Argent, a thorn-tree fructed proper on a chief gules a lion passant guardant or--O'MURCHOE.
Argent, a hawthorn-tree erased vert, flowered gules--BRETLAND, co. Chester.
Argent, a chevron sable between three hawthorn-leaves vert--THORNTON, co. York.
Verte, on a fesse argent between three garbs or, banded gules, two boughs of whitethorn saltier-wise enfiled with a crown proper, between a mound royal azure and a robin redbreast proper, all within a bordure engrailed of the third[pometty ?]--ALDRICH, Bp. of Carlisle, 1537-56.
Gules, a cross ingrailed ermine between in chief two may-flowers slipped or--MAYFIELD, co. Cambridge[granted 1684].