Weel: Fish-weel or Fish-basket is a contrivance still used in rivers to catch fish. The charges appear to be drawn in various ways, but of those shewn in the margin the first is the more ordinary form of a weel, while the second seems to be usually blazoned a fish-basket. The terms eel-pots, weir-baskets, occur in describing certain crests, and they have been mistaken for flasks, jars, &c., e.g. in the arms of WILLARD.
Or, a chevron between two fish-baskets[weels or eel-pots]--FOLEBARNE.
Argent, a chevron ermine between three fish-baskets, hoops outwards vert--WYLLEY, 1716.
Per bend gules and azure, a fish-basket weel, or eel-pot in bend or; on a chief azure a wolf's head erased sable between two ogresses--WHEELER, co. Worcester.
Gyronny of eight, gules and or, a fish-weel in fesse sable--FORTON.
Argent, on a chevron sable between three flasks or jars[they are weels] proper five ermine spots of the first--WILLARD, Eastbourne, Sussex.
A weir-basket filled with fish--Seal of William WEARE, of Weare Gifford, Devonshire.
An eel-pot per pale argent and vert--The Badge of Lord WILLIAMS of Thame(now borne by the Earl of Abingdon).