Holiday Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Bromley, co. Middlesex; descended from Sir Leonard Holliday Lord Mayor of London, 1605. Visit. Middlesex, 1663). Sa. three helmets ar. garnished or, a border of the last. Crest—A demi lion ramp. guard. resting the paws on an anchor all ppr.
2) (cos. Wilts and Somerset, Yard House, near Taunton, Iford Park, Wilts, Chapel Cleevc, co. Somerset, and Westcombe Park, co. Kent, Warminster, &c.). (Rodborough, co. Gloucester; derived from Edward, second son of Henry Halliday, of Minchin Hempton, son of Walter Halliday, the minstrel. Of this branch was Sir Leonard Halliday, Lord Mayor of London in 1605). Sa. three helmets ar. garnished or, a border engr. of the second. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding an anchor az. Motto—Quarta saluti.
3) (Tullibole, co. Kinross). Ar. a sword erected in pale ppr. hilted and pommelled or, the pommel within a crescent, in base gu. a canton az. charged with a saltire of the first. Crest—A boar’s head couped ar. armed or. Motto—Virtute parta.
4) (Castledykes, co. Kirkcudbright, 1779). Ar. a sword erected in pale ppr. hilted and pommelled or, the pommel within a crescent in base gu. a chief erm. and a dexter canton az. charged with a saltire of the field. Crest—A dexter arm armed, couped below the shoulder ppr. grasping a dagger also ppr. hilted and pommelled or, and distilling drops of blood from the point. Motto—Merito.
5) (Sir Andrew Hallidat, K.G.H., Deputy Inspector of Army Hospitals, &c.). Same as Halliday of Tullibole, the field being erm. and the additions of a mural crown above the point of a sword, a wreath on either side of the same. Crest, as Tullibole, transpiercing the boar’s head with a sword.