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Re: info about coat of arms
Posted by: Jim Ormsby (ID *****0015) Date: May 12, 2002 at 23:41:55
In Reply to: info about coat of arms by Stephen E. Ormsby of 789

You are partially correct. The shield and crest you write of is the third and last family shield, redesigned and altered to fit the Norman requirements. A family motto was included in a motto banner below the shield, enscribed in Latin, with the words meaning "Bravery with Prudence". the previous shields were the original Scottish round shield with an arm throwing a leg in the center. The second was the English version adapted by Richard of Ormesby when he switched allegiances from Scotland to England in the mid 1050's. These shields are part of the Heraldic record in the Library of London, along with a good bit of history regarding the origin of the Ormesby family name. It makes for very interesting reading. JimBO

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