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William Tothill / Tuttell, 1607-1673
Ringstead, Northampton;  Boston, Mass.;  New Haven, Conn.

Coat of Arms

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Crozier's General Armory, a registry of American families entitled to coat armor, lists a William TUTTLE or TOTHILL of Boston, Massachusetts, 1653.

ARMS:
Azure, on a bend argent, doubly cottised or, a lion passant sable.
 
CREST:
On a mount vert, a bird proper, in the beak a branch of olive, vert, fructed or.

Interpreting the blazony terms in common language gives a precise description:

ARMS:
"Azure"
a blue shield (men's arms were depicted on a shield; women's arms were depicted on a lozenge [diamond shape])
"Bend Argent"
a broad silver stripe running from upper left to lower right
"Doubly Cottised Or"
two narrow stripes of gold on each side of the bend
"Lion Passant Sable"
a black lion, walking, with the right front paw raised
CREST:
"Mount Vert"
a green mound or hilltop
"Bird Proper"
a dove or coot in natural colors
"Branch of Olive, Vert"
a green olive branch
"Fructed Or"
with golden fruit

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