Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby MS. 185, fol. 157v colour scan detail, heraldic scheme at the head of Hoccleve's translation from the Gesta Romanorum of the tale of Jonathas owned by the Hopton Family in the later 15th Century. It includes the arms of Yorkshire families such Rosse, Swillington, Waterton, Nevile, Vavasour (or, a fess dancetty sable), Gascoigne, Dyneley and Houghton.
The Arms of English Peers playing cards were first published in Heraldry, or a knowledge of the arms and blazons of royalty was an important part of a respectable education. Three editions of the pack are known.
The arms of Gascoigne of Lasingcroft, including that of Vavasour in the quarter, from page 166 of The Journal of American Genealogy by Frank Allaben Blazon - Or, a fess dancetty, in the dexter chief a cross crosslet sable.
Seal from a document made at Pontefract, Yorkshire West Riding dated 1278; Concerning Monk Bretton Priory, Yorkshire West Riding. The seal has no name, and therefore could relate to a number persons mentioned on the document, including Thomas De Burgh and William Vavasour. The seal's design is fess dancetty, with a label of five points, with a lion's head full face above and below and a sheaf on each side.