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BUCKINGHAM (Borough, now town council)
Incorporated into: 1974 Aylesbury Vale
Per pale Sable and Gules a Swan rousant wings inverted and expanded Argent ducally gorged Or.
The arms were not officially granted, but recorded at the Visitation of 1566.
The swan was a badge of the ancient family of De Bohn, and of the Giffards who were Earls of Buckingham, and then of the Staffords, the first Dukes of Buckingham. The last two families owned the important castle at Buckingham. The background shows the Stafford livery colours of red and black. The coronet is sometimes depicted with a chain attached.
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
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