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21 January 2014

Arthur William Kay-Menzies – Grant of Arms 1929

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 21:10
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The 1928 Grant of Arms to Arthur William Kay-Menzies has recently sold on eBay for £164, vendor swan1011.

Menzies Grant2

 

Arthur William Kay-Menzies, born 1874 died 1944.

Interestingly, the blazon appears to be missing the field for the 2nd & 3rd quarters:

Missing-Argent

Arms: Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules two swords in saltire points upward proper pommels and hilts Or on a chief invected Argent three roses of the field barbed and seeded proper (for Menzies) 2nd & 3rd [Argent] Within two bendlets engrailed an annulet between two crescents Sable (for Kay).
Crest: In front of a Saracen’s head affronte and erased wreathed about the temples with laurel proper two spears saltirewise also proper surmounted by a rose as in the Arms (for Menzies) Within the horns of a crescent Azure a goldfinch between two branches of laurel proper (for Kay).
Motto: Vil God I Zal

The Arms are also listed in the 1929 edition of Armorial Families:

Menzies AR

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