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16 March 2012

New addition: Brownlee Armorial

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 10:40
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The latest addition to my online Armorial is for Brownlee

 

So far it just has the two Arms as recorded in Scotland in 1969 for two Australian viz: Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine a bordure Or for difference & Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine a bordure engrailed Or for difference.  The two grantees were brothers and the sons of a second son.  Therefore, the stem Arms for that family are most probably Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil ermine

 

The Arms seem to be based upon those of Brounlee (Gyronny of twelve Gules and Or in the centre a cinquefoil Sable) in Burke’s General Armory (BGA).  The BGA entry gives no biographical or geographical details, as such is of limited use and, of course, no authority.  Unfortunately, there are various family history website that still cite BGA as an “official” record.

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