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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Re: Coat of Arms Deciphering
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 12:44 GMT (UK)  »
Here's a screenshot of the section of Renesse which applies to boars with one tree in European arms. I'm not sure what is in chief - definitely a mullet in sinister chief but no idea about the dexter - could be a crescent?? The horizontal lines are Azure (blue).

Liz

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The Common Room / Re: Help with finding grandad.
« on: Friday 16 February 18 16:52 GMT (UK)  »
Could he be Irish? There is a Richard Barry, son of Thomas Barry and Margaret Barry Brown born in 1879 at Edendarif, Down, Ireland on Ancestry. I can't find him later though (still looking).

Liz

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The Common Room / Re: Problem with Ancestry DNA Matches
« on: Thursday 15 February 18 18:13 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

This happened to me the other day - it sorted itself out after a little while and hasn't done it again. At the moment, mine is OK today. Hope it goes back to normal soon.

Liz

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help identifying this bridge please.
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
I also thought they gate looked a bit like a Church / graveyard. I've been 'street viewing' my way along the Sussex railways around Arundel / Pulborough etc and haven't seen it yet. Certainly feels familiar though - one place that came to mind was West Grinstead ... but haven't found a picture yet.

Liz

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help identifying this bridge please.
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 11:16 GMT (UK)  »
Interesting! My first thoughts on the bridge was that it was over the railway, but not sure ... I've asked my parents to have a look - Dad knows that area VERY well and might just recognise it if it is one of the villages round Arundel.

Liz

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There were different systems of "hatching" in use, and the horizontal lines could also mean Or (gold/yellow) or Gules (red).
I didn't realise that - thank you!

However, even using Or (gold) or Gules (red) I can find no trace of these arms with either a 'mullet' or a 'cinquefoil'.  The closest is still the arms of Docminique but I can see no link between the person who bore those arms and Stewart.  Having said that I am guessing that Stewart may have Scottish links and I know nothing about Scottish heraldry.

As for the difference between arms and a crest - the latter is the bit you see sitting on top of the shield.  The 'arms' are on the shield and are described in heraldic language which is called a blazon.

But, unless you know of a link to the Docminique family I think we need to look again further afield to find the origin of these arms, specifically with a cinquefoil (five leaved plant at the bottom) rather than a mullet (looks like a star)

Liz

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Hi,

Iím out at the moment but will try to explain it all later if no one else does before - but the name associated with these arms (itís not a crest) is Docminique.

Liz

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Yes definitely Azure with those horizontal line. I thought it was a cinquefoil at first but couldn't find anything and then thought it must be Docminique as everything else fitted.  He seems to have been an MP with Huguenot origins.  :D

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Hi,

I think the blazon (heraldic description) should be "Azure a chevron Argent between in chief two crescents and in base a mullet Or." Papworth's Ordinary gives the armiger as Docminique of London.

Liz

PS Welcome to Rootschat!

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