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Descendants of William COLE I

Second Generation

2. Roger COLE I (William ) was born in 1242/1243 in of Chumleigh, Devon, England . He died in 1301 in in an expedition against the Scots, perhaps in Scotland.

The coat of arms are stated in a note to Roger Cole. "Arms of Cole: Arg. a bull passant Sa., armed Or with a bordure of the second bezantee." The border may have come from "Richard, Earle of Cornwall . . . as an augmentation for services in the Warres. " According to the Visitation of Surrey which has no reference to the Roger Cole above, "Arms -- Argent, a bull gules, horned or, within a bordure sable bezantee." These descriptions translate to a red horned walking bull on a white background with a black border studded with gold coins or circles called bezantes. The family crest is "A demi-dragon Vert, holding in the dexter paw an arrow Or, headed and feathered Arg." The Visition has the same description except calls the arrow "flighted." These descriptions suggest a charging dragon on a green background holding an arrow in the right paw. The feathers of the arrow has a different color than the crest. The family motto is "Deum Cole Regum Serva" which is "Honor God, Serve the King

Title: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Descent of Margaret Locke, Third Wife of Deputy governor Francis Willoughby, Volume Info: 35, Page: 59-65 Abbrev: Locke, NEHGR Author: Col. Joseph L. Chester Publication: January 1881 Page: p. 65
Title: The Genealogy of the Family of Cole, of the County of Devon Abbrev: The Genealogy of the Family of Cole Author: James Edwin-Cole Publication: James Rusell Smith, London, 1867 Page: p. 6

He had the following children:

+ 3 M i Roger COLE II
  4 M ii William COLE.

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