Newlin Family Genealogy Forum
You must have missed it on my site, for I have included a picture of the mill with, Nathaniel I believe. It is the whole background for his page, if memory serves. I took the photograph on a visit there, a few years ago.....I also included a photo of the miller's house, built in 1722.
The signet ring is described as: Azure and gules, on a chevron or, bewteen 3 lions of the same, 3 cresents of the first. A demi-lion rampant proper; bezante, charged with a cross-crosslet argent....1 lion rampant proper. Translated, this means a Blue ( on the left half, facing the shield, divided into an upper and lower half by a gold inverted V, 3 old lions (one on each side of the upper portion and one in the lower center) 3 blue crescents on the inverted broad V shape. One upright side facing lion on each side support the outside of the shield. Above the shield is the crest - the forward half of a lion in natural color surrounded by a gold ball surrounded by a silver cross, with each arm of the cross crossed.
Having said all this, I hate to say that the ring, once in the posession of a Mrs. Anna Newlin of Philly, is now lost, and all we have is the description. However, the coat of arms is most similar in description to that of the Newlands of Scotland,as described in Burk's General Armory and not to those who were English. Thus, it's impossible to use any "perhaps" crest owned by our original emigrant as any sort of proof of the origins of the family. If we take it as such, we would have to assume that the family was Scottish in origin.
I have been aware of what Larry Newlin and others found, but, unfortunately, just finding names and people living in the "right" timeframe does not constitute any sort of actual proof that they are "OUR" Newlins. I know of another possible set of parents for our NIcholas from reading the research of a Newlin done during the '30s, that I found in the Chester County HIstorical Scoiety. He mentions a will, which I was very excited about.....I sent the info to my friend in England, another family researcher who visited the area but could not locate the will. So, another dead end....however, it does let us know that there were others in England and Scotland, at the same time, that could just as easily have been our Nicholas' parents....thus, I believe the jury is still out on their identity. I was just hoping that you had acutal documentation that these folks were our NIcholas' family.