Browlow Family Coat of Arms, Belton House, Lincolnshire
Sorting out a few of last years photos I came across a couple from Belton showing the Brownlow family Coat of Arms. This one appears on the west wall of the house overlooking the Courtyard whilst the other one which can be seen here is incorporated in the design on the courtyard clock which is mounted on the roof above the Courtyard Entrance.
The Latin reads "Opera illius mea sunt" (His works are mine)
Although the spelling of the name after about 1750 is Brownlow, prior to this time most people were illiterate and so the name is spelt in many ways, the most common alternatives being Brownlowe, Brownloe and Brownley. The family name seems to have existed in England for quite some time, for in 1325 a William de Brounley accompanied Edward II on an expedition to Flanders. The family has long been associated with the English and Irish nobility. Richard Brownlow (1553-1638) was granted arms in 1593 and his son 'Old' Sir John Brownlow (1590-1679) was the first Baronet of Belton. 'Young' Sir John Brownlow (1659-1697) built the family seat, Belton House.