Whelk: the mollusc is borne by several branches of the SHELLEY family, and some others, and may be represented as in the margin.
Argent, a chevron gules between three whelks sable--SHELLEY, co. Lincoln.
Sable, a fesse engrailed between three whelk-shells or--Sir John SHELLEY, co. Sussex.
Sable, on a fesse engrailed or between three whelks argent, as many maiden's heads proper crined of the second--SHELLEY.
Gules, a chevron[otherwise a fesse] vair between three whelk-shells or--WILKINSON, co. Durham; granted 1538.
Gules, on a chevron between three whelks argent as many demi-lions rampant sable--WILKINS, Kent.
Sable, on a fesse argent three whelks lying fessways gules--JOCE.