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    My Finished Arms Newly Registered with South Africa

    My newly registered arms and crest.



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    Nice! And the blazon, for those of us with an interest?

    I would enjoy anything you would care to share of the meaning behind the arms.

    Holcombe

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    Of course Holcombe,

    The blazon:

    Arms: Ermine, on a chevron between three fleur-de-lis Gules, a heart Or, between two trefoils slipped Argent.

    Crest: Statant upon two closed books, the upper bound Sable, the lower bound Gules, a lion guardant ermine holding in its dexter claw a thistle slipped of two leaves Or.

    Wreath and Mantling: Gules and Argent

    Motto: Sola Virtus Nobilitat

    The meaning in the arms:

    Fluer-de-lis: Onward and upward (overcoming adversity and striving for better)

    Ermine: My connection with Clan Henderson

    Heart: Passion, compassion and empathy. All things taught to me by my late mother. It also speaks to my interest in public service and my desire to be a counselor.

    Trefoils: My interest in DNA genealogy. Not only is it a nod to my Irish ancestors it also represents a DNA research project I belong to.

    My Crest:

    Lion: Taken from the upper quadrant of the Welsh house of Aberffraw's coat of arms, and symbolizes my direct familial connection with the Isle of Anglesey where my male line immigrated to Chicago from.

    Books: Symbolize both an interest in history and genealogy.

    Thistle: A nod to my own Scottish ancestry and my love for traditional Scottish music (I play the bagpipes).

    Sola Virtus Nobilitat: Virtue Alone Enobles...also the motto of Clan Henderson
    Last edited by Dram; 10th August 14 at 03:11 PM.

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    Thank you, Dram. For me, at least, the story behind the arms always adds to the enjoyment.

    Very nicely done, indeed!

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    Thank you very much Holcombe!

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    Nicely and to me at least, traditionally done.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    What Father Bill said.
    The only little problem (can be corrected easily) that I see, is the mistakes with the colours in the mantling.

    I've been called a nitpicker before, I can't see why .

    I hope you enjoy your arms.

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    Fantastic!!! They look great.
    [I]From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.[/I]-[B]Tecumseh[/B]
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    Sons of the American Revolution[/B][/LEFT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dram View Post
    Arms: Ermine, on a chevron between three fleur-de-lis Gules, a heart Or, between two trefoils slipped Argent.
    The blazon of the shield does not seem to mention the two thin gold chevrons on the red chevron.
    Stýophan, Clann Mhic Le˛id na Hearadh
    Steven, Clan MacLeod of Harris
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    Quote Originally Posted by saharris View Post
    The blazon of the shield does not seem to mention the two thin gold chevrons on the red chevron.

    You're correct that was accidentally omitted. Two chevrons cottised Or?

    Regards,

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