Arms Query.

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Arms Query.

Post by DjMcGeachie » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:54 pm

Discovered these arms on a lodge on a recent fishing trip, can anyone please tell me any more about the arms.



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Post by Andrew J Vidal » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:40 am

It looks like a variant of the Foster arms. Two of the common charges I've seen repeated in the Foster Family is the horn and chevron.
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Post by James W. Forrester » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:13 pm

Those are probably Forrester arms (not likely "Foster", which is a spelling variant). Scottish in origin, the 3 hunting horns signify an heriditary forester. The Forrester name (a recognized Lowland Clan) came from the fact that they were keepers of the royal forests. The Chief's arms (Forrester of Corstorphine) have only the hunting horns, the other charges signify a different branch of the family. The chevron is used by Forrester of Bamburgh and was used by Sir Adam Forrester. I have not seen the sun device in my (limited) family records.

The Hunter clan uses the 3 hunting horns, too, as they were also heriditary foresters, but they used different colors.

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