BY ROGER CRISPELL ON CRISPELL FAMILY ARMS
On July 16, 1999, Ann and I visited the Newberry Library in Chicago.
The library is an historical research library with considerable resources for Genealogy and Heraldry.
We located two of the three books referred to in Volume I of The Crispell Family in America compiled by Kenneth Hasbrouck in 1976.
We also located the arms in another book, not previously identified, listed below,**
**Victor & Henri Roland, General Illustrated Armorial,
Vol.II, PI.CL C call # ocr 1179 .R53
This is a book of Black and white illustrations, as indicated in title.
J.B. Rietstap, Armorial General, 1884
Vol. III P.107
(Volume and Page numbers differ from Hasbrouck reference)
We were told that this is normal because of various binding practices
Henri Jougla Morenas, Grand Armorial de France
call # f 0739 .458
All are found under the spelling CRESPEL, de la Touche*, Bretagne. All are in French and confirm the previously accepted description. The “Crispell Family – Hasbrouck” reference reads “de la Triche”*. I cannot explain the difference at this time
“De gules [sic] a’ une main fermee d’argent, accompagnee des trois cygnes du meme” – A red shield, with a silver closed hand, surrounded by three swans.