✹ About Sunday 23 March 1661/62 MarkS on 24 Mar 2015 • Link It appears that Sam bore the Pepys family coat of arms quartered with another. Does anyone know what that was? Pepys says in this entry that the colours of his arms are black, gold and grey. Those are the arms displayed in the 1st and 4th quarters - Sable, on a bend or between two horse's heads erased argent, three fleurs de lys of the field. But in the 2nd and 3rd quarters he bears what looks to me like Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure engrailed or. Presumably these are the arms of his mother's family?