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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(Fasque and Balfour, co. Kincardine, bart.). Motto—Fide et virtute. Ar. a savage’s head affrontee distilling drops of blood, about the temples a wreath of holly vert, within an orle flcury gu. all within eight martlets sa. Crest—Issuant from a wreath of holly vert a demi griffin sa. supporting betw. the claws a sword, the blade enfiled by a bonnet of holly and bay also vert.

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References

  • 1 The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313
  • 3 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 5 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P174
  • 7 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P168
  • 8 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Gouttes
  • 9 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Martlet
  • 10 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P79