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by Chris Green
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

If one follows Boutell, the first part of the blazon might be: Per fess Or and Azure at honour point a Tower Gules between at dexter chief a Crescent and at sinister chief an eight pointed Star Azure ... The problem I see with saying that the tower is in chief, is that it is meant to be bigger than ...
by Chris Green
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

The only explanation I can provide for the horses being en echelon is the phrase "moviente del flanco sinistro" which, as we English might imagine, describes moving from sinister (to dexter). This must imply that each horse is further from sinister than the prevous one. My - very tentative - blazon ...
by Chris Green
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

The only explanation I can provide for the horses being en echelon is the phrase "moviente del flanco sinistro" which, as we English might imagine, describes moving from sinister (to dexter). This must imply that each horse is further from sinister than the prevous one. My - very tentative - blazon ...
by Chris Green
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Spanish translation?
Replies: 11
Views: 16451

Re: Spanish translation?

I have wrestled with the Spanish, which does not appear to provide an unequivocal blazon for the three horses (caballos) riding the waves (onda). Why they should be en echelon is a mystery. Don Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila is of course Cronista de Armas de Castilla y León. Surely he knows the...
by Chris Green
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Robin Bruce Mackie No.0373
Replies: 1
Views: 3273

Re: Robin Bruce Mackie No.0373

The Japanese badge is a nice idea.
by Chris Green
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Darren Evetts No.0368
Replies: 3
Views: 5470

Re: Darren Evetts No.0368

I note that Mr Evetts' arms are assumed rather than granted by the College of Arms. I would urge him to take the plunge and regularise his arms, particularly given that he is clearly a keen fan of things medieval, as his recently acquired Lordship of the Manor of Burntwood attests. As to the arms th...
by Chris Green
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 36129

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

Thanks! Makes sense. Hopefully the garb is reasonably authentically period. The surcoat and cloak might be. Whether the monk's habit was ever worn under it by Templars and if so whether it would have been what we might now call "midi-length" (to mid-calf) rather than ankle-length I leave to experts...
by Chris Green
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 36129

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

Thanks. But was the painting actually contemporary with De Molay, or maybe based on a contemporary description? (I'm guessing not, which wouldn't be surprising, but still curious.) To me the style of the painting suggested 19th century romantic. A quick Wiki search revealed that original was indeed...
by Chris Green
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Orders of Chivalry and Merit
Topic: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314
Replies: 8
Views: 36129

Re: Original Sculpture of Jacques de Molay 1244 -1314

The model clearly indicates that de Molay is wearing a calf-length mail hauberk and some sort of mail round his shoulders, perhaps intended to represent a coif or aventail . A calf-length hauberk would be extremely heavy and restrict movement on foot. It would be quite out of the question to mount a...
by Chris Green
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Boyd Sylvester Garrison No.0365
Replies: 4
Views: 5476

Re: Boyd Sylvester Garrison No.0365

There is (to me at least) a distinct difference between: Argent, on a chevron between three swords erect Gules, three quills erect Argent and: Argent, a star of eight points with cardinal points elongated, on a chief embattled Sable four stars of eight points with cardinal points elongated Argent In...
by Chris Green
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Boyd Sylvester Garrison No.0365
Replies: 4
Views: 5476

Re: Boyd Sylvester Garrison No.0365

The blazon seems to be missing a word:

Argent, a star of eight points with cardinal points elongated Sable, on a chief embattled Sable four stars of eight points with cardinal points elongated Argent.
by Chris Green
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Ronald Stewart Watt OBE No.0362
Replies: 2
Views: 3736

Re: Ronald Stewart Watt OBE No.0362

... single handily ...
You mean "single-handedly" (without help).
by Chris Green
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Melvyn Gwynne Jeremiah No.0359
Replies: 1
Views: 3107

Re: Melvyn Gwynne Jeremiah No.0359

An illustrious predecessor of mine I believe.
by Chris Green
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: Crest Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 16533

Re: Crest Identification

That's the problem I think Chris, it is difficult to ascertain who's crest it is as it is not unique enough to pinpoint the owner. The problem is in fact not so much heraldic as the time-consuming issue of researching who owned the house previously: census records, local council records etc. Given ...
by Chris Green
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Heraldic Crests
Topic: Crest Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 16533

Re: Crest Identification

Trawling the internet I find the Irish Crowley/O'Crowley CoA has such a crest: http://www.crowleyclan.com/council/Arms_usage.html http://www.crowleyclan.com/council/images/Chief_Arms.jpg If you believe anything issuing from a bucket shop the Spear family also uses the same crest: https://www.tradebi...
by Chris Green
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Charles Ferguson Melville Wright No.0351
Replies: 2
Views: 3495

Re: Charles Ferguson Melville Wright No.0351

I must say that this is the first time I have seen "cheveron", but that is what the Grant said, so cheveron it was and is.
by Chris Green
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Thomas Faber Hume No.0349
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

Re: Thomas Faber Hume No.0349

... translated from Lating to mean artisan ...

Ooops, you mean Latin of course.
by Chris Green
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347
Replies: 6
Views: 6492

Re: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347

Thank you. It's all quite logical, but if I am confused I suspect most people would be!
by Chris Green
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347
Replies: 6
Views: 6492

Re: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347

Now I am even more confused. "Who's Who Southern Africa" gives Richard Miller (sr) as having been granted arms by Lord Lyon, recognising his Feudal Barony: http://whoswho.co.za/richard-b-b-miller-baron-jedburgh-forest-72804 matriculated upon the 101st page of the 74th Vol of the Public Register of a...
by Chris Green
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347
Replies: 6
Views: 6492

Re: Jonathan Bernadotte Miller No.0347

I am confused. Is not the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon 13th Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest in the Peerage of Scotland (cr. 1633)? If the Duke had a great-grandson this would be his courtesy title. I see from the entry for Lance Miller that the Miller claim to the Lordship and Barony of Jedburgh Fo...
by Chris Green
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Miss Allyssaharmony Kerensky No.0344
Replies: 2
Views: 3590

Re: Miss Allyssaharmony Kerensky No.0344

Is the first name correct, or should it be Alyssa Harmony?
by Chris Green
Sat May 09, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 51528

Re: Display by one's spouse

Cathy, Not cadency then. So the differencing would not be intended to give any indication of the armiger's relationship to the head of the family, simply that there is some sort of relationship? One of the ways that it could be done is through use of different tinctures, though the combinations are ...
by Chris Green
Thu May 07, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 51528

Re: Display by one's spouse

Kathy: As you must know (but perhaps all those who follow this thread do not), the cadency road leads only to madness. It works - just - for the British royal family. But they have the services of the College of Arms to guide them, and even the College found it appropriate not to use the traditional...
by Chris Green
Tue May 05, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 51528

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 Chris Green
Tue May 05, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: The Use & Application of Heraldry
Topic: Display by one's spouse
Replies: 47
Views: 51528

Re: Display by one's spouse

Cathy: It would help if you read and digested other people's contributions before dragging out the soap-box. You begin your post: We are speaking to an American Chris. but then ignore completely the last paragraph of mine: US citizens have heraldic possibilities which we who live in the jurisdiction...