Trstensky family armales

We Ferdinand the third by the grace of God elected the Roman Emperor, Always Victorius and also German, Hungarian, Czech, Dalmatian, Slavonic, Ramae, Serbian, Galitian, Lodomerian, Cumanian and Bulgarian, etc. king, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundia, Brabantia, Styria, Carintia, Marktgravius of Moravia, Duke of Luxemburg and also that of Upper and Lower Silezia, Wiertemberg, the Prince of Suevia, Count of Habsburg, Tyrol, Fereti, Kyburg and Goritia, Landgravius of Alsatia, Lord over the Mark of the Holy Roman Empire over river Enns, Marktgravius of Burgos, Lower and Upper Silesia, Lord of Slavonic Mark and of Port of Naonis and Salty etc. We recommend the text of the present document for all to remember for their benefit. We would like to present our appreciation to fulfill the plea of some of our devoted citizens, accepting loyalty and loyal service of the loyal ANDREJ TRSZTENSZKY who served the Sacred Crown of the first Hungarian kings and Our Majesty at various places and times. And also because of Our Royal mercy and concern towards those Christians´ services for us and all in God deciesed previous Hungarian kings and their followers and for remembrance of their bravery this decision has been made. Therefore ANDREJ TRZTENSZKY as well as his sons ANDREJ, JÁN and MARTIN, as well as his brothers Martin and Juraj in the position of a non-noblemen, which they have lived because of our will by a special act and number have been enclosed within our Kingdom of Hungary and attached parts and provinces and to his Crown subordinated kingdoms, we would like to accept, enclose and record our decisive resolution to award this family and its successors all our mercy, honorable freedoms, privilages, freedoms, rights, claims and imunities which real and true noblemen possess and accept them and their successors to the status of nobility and agree that they all use that title. On the basis of that decision we agree that they also use the coat of arms as their symbol of nobility. The blue shield contains a turned right gold griffin with his red tongue hanging out, spread wings, tripple arrows spreading frontwards and dropped tail. The griffin carries in his right lifted claw three arrows with their tops turned upwards. The griffin is standing on his hind legs in the blue field on the green meadow. On the helmet there is a crown with a black pulled down wing with a gold star in the centre. The cloth, which surrounds the shield, is blue and gold and silver and red. The coat of arms in this shape and form was awarded to ANDREJ TRSZTENSZKY and other members of his family, to his successors of both sex. The family has the right to use this coat of arms as their symbol according to the principles of Hungarian kings. The coat of arms could be used on shields, on tournament lances, and other weapons, on seals, garments, goblins, rings, baldachins, house, tombstones, etc. This coat of arms can be used by members of the family without sex restrictions. We use this document to raise the family into the status of nobility. We confirm the text of this document by our secret seal which we use as the Hungarian king for ANDREJ TRSZTENSZKY and his successors of both sexes. The witnesses of this event were IMRICH LOSI, the elected archbishop of Eszterghom, the Head of the Church of Hungary, Count of Eszterghom, legate, secretary, and our close adviser, in free royal town of Bratislava, on the 15th January 1638, during the reign of us in wholly Roman Empire, in Hungary and other affiliate countries in the twelfth and in the Czech Lands in the tenth year of our reign. Other witnesses include JÁN THELEGDI, the archbishop of Kalocsa and Bacska, JURAJ LIPPAY, the bishop of Eger, BENEDICT VINKOVICS, the bishop of Zagreb, LADISLAV HOSZUTOTHY, bishop of Varadin, šTEFAN SIMANDI, the bishop of Transylvania, JURAJ JAKUSSITH de ORBAVA, the bishop of Veszprem, JÁN CSEH, bishop of Päťkostol, GREGOR NAGYFALUSI, bishop of Vác, JÁN THELEGDI administrator of Nitra, MIKULÁš REÓTHE, bishop of Sirmia, JÁN BELAVICH, the bishop of Tinin, JÁN PÖSSKY, the bishop of Csanad, JÁN FREDERIK PRAIMER, the bishop of Roson, JÁN THE BAPTIST AGATICH , the bishop of Segnien and Modrush. And also other noblemen Mikuláš Eszterházy de Galanta, the palatine, Ján Drugeth de Homonna, judge of Royal Court, Žigmund Erdeödy de Monyorókerek, governor of Croatia, and Slavonia, Krištof Bánffy de Alsó Lindva, treasurer, Count Mikuláš Zrinio, carter, Ján Pálffy de Eordéd, waiter for serving drinks, Count Nyáry de Bedegh, janitor, štefan Osztrozitz de Giletnicz, waiter for the table, Count Pavol Pálffy de dicta Erdeöd, waiter, Imrich Czobor de SzentMihály, master of royal court and štefan Pálffy, the count of Bratislava and other noblemen of Kingdom of Hungary.

Ferdinand, m.p.
Imrich Lósi
Archbishop of Eszterghom
Vavrinec Ferenczffy, m.p.

In the year 1638 on the 26th April in Veličná town at the General Assembly of Orava region, for special issue of the document announced by the authorities and displayed in the presence of noblemen of Orava region and handed over by Peter Bajcsi de Bajcs at Geczelfalva, read and presented publicly.

Ján Kubiny de Felsö Kubin

Deputy Count of Orava region m. p.

František Okolicsnay
Notary and juror on oath of Nobility Jurisdical Court