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by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347
Replies: 6
Views: 3472

Re: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347

If I'm reading all this correctly, this gentleman's English and Scottish arms are the same except that Lyon swapped out the two eagles in chief and substituted two crosses moline (canting charges). Other relatively minor changes would be a different motto (I assume Lyon moved the motto up top, Scott...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342
Replies: 5
Views: 2862

Re: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342

You're most welcome!
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342
Replies: 5
Views: 2862

Re: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342

My opinion FWIW - others may see it differently: "Per Chevron Vert and Or ... a chevronnel counterchanged" should match the emblazonment, with the chevronnel centered over the per Chevron partition. Any other placement of the chevronnel (either above or below the per Chevron partition) wouldn't, as ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342
Replies: 5
Views: 2862

Re: Zarah Rahannah Kerensky No.0342

Pretty design, but to me the "chevron per chevron counterchanged" looks more like a chevronnel. À full Chevron would IMO likely be too fat to look right, so FWIW I prefer the emblazonment over the blazon. On the other hand two shields of these arms, one following the blazon and the other matching th...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Philip Donald Blanton No.0335
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Re: Philip Donald Blanton No.0335

For those who may not already know, Phil Blanton is the current head and heart of the US Heraldic Registry, to whom those in the US and elsewhere who have registered their arms with the USHR or may in the future, owe a debt of gratitude.
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Gabriel Joseph Mary McGovern N0.333
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Re: Gabriel Joseph Mary McGovern N0.333

As noted in the comments to the Facebook posting of this registrar, the blazon of the crest says incressent but the emblazoned shows a decressent.
But really nice arms!
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jean Marie Parlett No. 0331
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: Jean Marie Parlett No. 0331

Interesting entry! Curious as to why there was a Scottish grant with three parrots rather than a less expensive matriculation of her family's English arms with the single parrot. Nothing wrong with getting a new grant (quite nice) just less thrifty! :) Also enjoyed seeing the quarterly arms of the h...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Extension / correction to my SWAG assumptions re: arms of McClurg, Mackie and Murdoch -- Murdoch appears in one of the old Scottish sources as Argent with the two birds on a stick (OK, an arrow) with no further charges; Mackie of Larg the same as Murdoch with a chief Azure charged with a lion passan...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: LTC Lawrence King Casey, Jr. (AUS-Ret) No. 330
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Re: LTC Lawrence King Casey, Jr. (AUS-Ret) No. 330

Agreed -- simple, memorable, and most elegantly emblazoned.
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri May 29, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Sven Tratschitt No. 0329
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: Sven Tratschitt No. 0329

Attractive emblazonment, interesting partition line -- apparently an accepted partition in German, and the English translation is clear enough, so maybe we'll see it again!
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed May 27, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Rereading the last few messages in our heraldic ping-pong, you noted several families (names) bearing two ravens on an arrow (Murdoch, Mackie, McClurg) and then note that the "base" for your McClurg arms is the white with the ravens & arrow, with the rest just "etc". To my mind, the base arms for yo...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue May 26, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Based on your family's perceptions, should you swap out one or both ravens in favor of loons? Hmmm...that might suggest a Canadian connection, and maybe a couple of Canadian $1 coins transfixed by a golden arrow? (For the benefit of readers east of Newfoundland, Canadian $1 coins feature the image o...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun May 24, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

I'm not particularly skilled with the technology -- past computer illiterate, more like computer dyslexic -- maybe you or SKS could move or duplicate your last post & this reply as a new thread? "Pro's and Con's of Cadency?" or some such new title? Briefly re: your three numbered points: 1. Me too -...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed May 13, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Both. Over the years I've come to prefer the relative ;) simplicity of undifferenced family arms, but to each family (or even each individual within a family) their own preferred approach, at least in the US context. There are arguments both ways, both symbolic and artistic; but neither approach is ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun May 10, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

OK on concept. "As if" to me at least, should convey "same result" even though for different reasons. In the British tradition, a daughter with no brothers could transmit her arms to her kids as a quartering to their father's arms (or in Scotland at least, in lieu of their father's arms if he had an...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun May 10, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

(Continued). Since a number of those posting here are Europeans, and presumably more used to the idea of heraldic heiresses, I figured (rightly or wrongly) that the "as if" approach might make more sense to them, in reaching the same end result.. Raising your ire was just unintended collateral damag...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 09, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Oh - re: Kathy's adversion to "heiress" (her shibboleth, as "armiger" is mine :)) I'm not a fan of the term, either as to gender or to exclude non-heiresses from quartering - I merely used it "as if" since most students of heraldry would be familiar with the term in the context of quartering, and th...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 09, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

I had laboriously typed a long, detailed, elegant (or not) but ultimately mind-boggling response, which mercifully vanished into the ether when my tablet hiccuped. Hate it when that happens ... :). So more briefly: Rereading Kathy's post, her tentative solution for a couple choosing to use his surna...
by Michael F. McCartney
Fri May 08, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Martin's suggestion is intèresting but it strikes me as a solution (however logical) in search of a problem. The only place that comes to mind where "head of the family" - or even cadency generally - is considered all that important heraldically is Scotland, which has a long-standing and workable, i...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu May 07, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Your proposed system seems, on first reading (haven't sketched it out yet) quite logical - essentially treating each individual as an heraldic heir or heiress, but bumped down the ladder and dropping off the grid after three (?) generations. So if I'm visualizing correctly, it doesn't preserve the "...
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu May 07, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Chris - "land of the free" - true enough! - but we can only try... Kathy - I gather you're looking at quartering practices (and likely much else!) from a more or less small-f feminist viewpoint, which I can appreciate - mother, aunts, wife, two daughters, three granddaughters, last five immediate su...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue May 05, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Chris - true enough; but moral suasion, peer pressure, and the snicker factor ("how silly / presumptuous / ugly / etc. is that?") is really all there is most anywhere else given the general lack of effective (if any) legal regulation and enforcement beyond perhaps refusal to officially grant/confirm...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue May 05, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Quick comments - Freedom to choose, yes; total anarchy, no. While personal/family 6heraldry isn't legally regulated in the US (same as most of the non-UK world), we do have a ~200+ year history of heraldry from colonial times to the present. The American Heraldry Society's Guidelines addresses this ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue May 05, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Kathy, don't hold back - tell us what you REALLY think! ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 25393

Re: Display by one's spouse

Kathy - of course you're right. I did say "in effect" but should have also said "as if" or some such qualifier signifying a different technical status but with same practical outcome, i.e. same options re: quartering by the kids "as if" momma dearest had been an heraldic heiress. Personally I'd disc...