Gillespie Coat of Arms
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Scotland). Per fess or and az. a galley of the first with oars, mast, and flag gu. in dexter chief a hand couped holding a dirk in pale, and in sinister chief a cross crosslet of the third.
2) (Newton, Scotland). Az. a chev. wavy ar. betw. three roses gu. slipped or. Crest—An anchor ppr. Motto—Tu certa salutis anchora.
3) (Gillespie-Stainton) (Biggarshiells, co. Lanark, and Bitteswell, co. Leicester, 1873). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a three-masted ship, sails furled and flags flying in chief, a crosslet fitchee betw. a pelican in her piety, and a dexter arm fessways couped below the elbows, the hand holding a dagger erect all ppr., for Gillespie; 2nd and 3rd, az. on a chev. ar. betw. three boars’ heads erased of the second, as many cinquefoils of the first, for Stainton. Crests—A wild cat saliant ppr. for Gillespie; A fox saliant ppr. collared or., for Stainton. Mottoes—Qui me tanget paenitebit, for Gillespie; Moderata manent, for Stainton.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Gillespie Name
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Gillespie Coat of Arms Meaning
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