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Fascinating and original. I love it!
Lewis A. Nowitz, 28 Oct 2003
Until 1943 the municipality of Hei- en Boeicop did not have its own
municipal arms. It owned a seal with a coat of arms, which was used by
the municipality, but nothing was known about its age and origins.
In 1729 Hei- en Boeicop was separated from Vianen and became a manor with low jurisdiction, owned successively by members of the families Van Hoogstraten, Jongbloet and Van Hall. The seal did not belong to any of those families. The High Council of Nobility therefore concluded that the seal was no sound base for new municipal arms.
On 26 Oct 1943 a new coat of arms was granted with the arms of Van Beusighem and Van Brederode, the main families of Vianen. However the municipality was not satisfied and started a quaeste about the origins of the old seal. In 1943 R.T. Muschart concluded that it was a varnishing imprint from the second half of the 18th century (later dated 1772) of the alliance arms of Van Hoogstraten - Terwen, and in between in the arms of Hei- en Boeicop (per pale I noir two fesses argent; II argent
two fesses noir, and in between two vague figures).
Later on some other seals were found, dated resp. 1738, 1794, etcetera.
By royal resolution of 12 Nov 1969 a new Coat of Arms was granted:
Per pale I gules two fesses or; II argent two fesses noir, in between two columns noir; the shield surmounted by a crown or of eleven pearls.
Source: article of unknown origin.
Jarig Bakker, 18 Sep 2004