TONGE, Henri Asheton & William Asheton : Armorial Families: A Directory
of Some Gentlemen of Coat-Armour, Showing Which Arms in Use at the Moment are
Borne by Legal Authority. London, England: Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1899.
WILLIAM ASHETON TONGE, Gentleman. Born July 14, 1860, being the third
son of Richard Tonge, by his wife Caroline Edith, daughter of Richard Dunn of
Woolgreaves, near Wakefield, in the country of York. Armorial bearing - He
bears for Arms: Azure, on a bend invected plain cotised or, between six
marlets of the last, a lion passant between two grappling-irons, the flukes
upward of the first, differenced by a mullet; and for his Crest, upon a wreath
of colours, in front of an arm embowed in armour, the hand proper, grasping a
grappling-iron in bend sinister sable, a lion sejant of the last pierced in
the sinister shoulder with an arrow proper. Motto- "Retino vi leonis."
Property- Tonge Hall, near Middleton, in the County Palantine of Lancaster