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While it was a part of England, some residents of Virginia had the right to bear coats of arms.
Tyler and Crozier identified many of these individuals:
- Tyler, Lyon G. "Coats-of-Arms in Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Oct. 1892):112-121; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jan. 1893):167-171; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1893):25-29; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1893):133-135. Digital version at JSTOR - free.
- Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families. New York: The Genealogical Association, 1908. Digital version at Google Books - free.