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Huntley Coat of Arms Meaning

The two main devices (symbols) in the Huntley blazon are the buck’s head and buglehorn. The two main tinctures (colors) are sable and argent.

Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur 1. In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known 2. Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy 3.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 4. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 5.

The chief is an area across the top of the field 6. It appears in many different forms and can itself be charged with other charges and ordinaries, 7, being treated almost as if it were a completely separate area. In its simplest form it can be clearly identified. Early examples include the award by Henry III of England to the knight Robert de MORTEYN BRETON of Ermine, a chief gules.

The hunting horn, or bugle horn has a distinctive shape, being curved almost into a semi-circle, it can be decorated with bands of a different colour and typically hangs from a string, also coloured. 8. Apart from its obvious reference to the pursuit of hunting, it has also been used in allusion to the name of the holderr (HUNTER of Hunterston) and Woowward suggests it is also associated with those who have rights or obligations to the forest. 9

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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Treowen, co. Monmouth, temp. Edward III ). Sa. on a chev. betw. three bucks’ heads cabossed ar. as many bugles stringed of the first. Crest—A buck’s head cabossed ar. betw. the horns a bugle stringed sa.
2) (Boxwell, co. Gloucester). Ar. on a chev. betw. three stags’ heads erased sa. as many buglehorns stringed of the field. Crest—A talbot ppr. collared and lined or.
3) (Dorking, co. Surrey, and of Wales). Ar. on a chev. betw. three bucks’ heads erased sa. as many buglehorns or, (another, the horns ar.).
4) Ar. (another, erm.) a chev. betw. three bucks’ heads couped sa.
5) Erm. a chev. couped sa.

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References

  • 1 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
  • 3 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 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 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 40
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Chief
  • 8 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:hunting horn
  • 9 A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P400