Padlock (Period)

Padlock (Period)

A padlock is a block of metal pierced by a keyhole, with a pivoted or hinged link to secure doors and such.  It’s a period charge:  a padlock Or was one of the badges of Francis, Viscount Lovel, d.1487 [HB 123].  For related charges, see fetterlock, shackle.

Randwulf Witlac bears:  Sable, a padlock and on a chief argent, three wolves’ heads couped sable.

Saerthryth Seolforlocc bears:  Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a padlock argent.

Rónán Ó Gobhann bears:  Gules, a padlock and a chief argent.

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