I would like to also put my name down for the newsletter on the Favills. While reading your response, Laurie, I came across the part about the coat of arms and the motto, "En Dieu ma foi". That motto and the coat of arms is on the front cover of a diary written by my great Uncle Josiah Marshall Favill, Diary of a Young Army Officer, kept during the Civil War and later published. The earliest records I have are of a Favill born 1636, died 1714. The coat of arms was granted during this time for years of service in the field. And that's it. The earlist ancestor with a full name was Georffrey William Favill, born 1693, died 1769. More than likely these ancestors came from Swineshead, Lincolnshire, England, or surrounding areas. The Favills that came to the United States started with my great great grandfather, William Marshall Favill, about 1853 and settled in Cohoes, New York, before moving on to Virginia in about 1872. My grand mother, Helena Amelia Favill (Richardson) was the first Favill born in Virginia.