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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Brace Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Source for 1-12: Burke’s General Armory
1) (Worcestershire). Sa. a bend betw. two hands and arms couped at the elbows ar. habited in mail ppr. Crest—An arm embowed habited in mail holding in the hand all ppr. a sword ar. hill or.
2) Sa. a bend or. betw. three dexter hands couped ppr.
3) (Vice Admiral Sir Edward Brace, K.C.B.). Or, within two bendlets az. betw. a lion ramp, and a scaling ladder three rams pass. sa., a chief wavy thereon upon a neck of land projecting into the sea a fortified circular lighthouse with a red flag flying toward the sinister, all ppr., being intended to represent that part of the works defending the town and port of Algiers, to which H.M.S. Impregnable, commanded by Sir Edward Brace, was opposed in the memorable battle of the 27th August, 1816. Crest—Out of a naval crown or, a dexter arm embowed in chain armour, the hand holding the flag of the kingdom of Holland in the year 1808, all ppr.”
4) Francis Brace, Esq., capt. R.N., nephew of the foregoing). The same Arms, with the exception of the chief, the same Crest.
5) (the ensigns of the other descendants of the late Francis Brace, father of Sir Edward Brace). The same Arms, without the chief. Crest—A dexter arm embowed in chain armour, the hand grasping a sword ppr. pomel and hilt or, attached to the blade a flag az. charged with an anchor gold.

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