Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sir Nicholas de Segrave - 1238-1295


                                     sable a lion rampant argent

Sir Nicholas de Segrave changed his arms from those his father bore to those pictured above
                                                      





                               sable three garbs argent

 The arms borne by Sir Nicholas' ancestors are pictured above. They represent three sheaves of wheat.
They were borne by Gilbert de Segrave who was Nicholas' father.
                                            


Sir Nicholas de Segrave fought by the side of Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham in 1265.  He was severely wounded.  Later he withdrew with a group holding out on the Island of Ely, and was still carrying on the struggle against tyranny in 1267.  He was excommunicated three times between 1263 and 1267 for fighting against the king. Eventually he reconciled with Henry III and his son Edward.

The Segraves are direct ancestors of April.

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