at Midhurst, a market town and civil parish in the Chichester district which dates back to 1186 when it was listed as Middleherst and literally meant "middle wooded hill."
The village formerly stood within the grounds of Midhurst Castle but the Bishop of
dismantled the castle c. 1284. Medhurst Green is a village in
and Medhurst Row is found in Edenbridge, Kent.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Adversa virtutue repello
Motto Translation: I repel adversity by virtue.