Our Ormsby Coat of Arms is:
The history behind our crest:
Sir William de Ormesby ~ Gules a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy Or. Together with Hugh de Cressingham's appointment as Chamberlain of Scotland, Edward I made Sir William de Ormesby the Justiciar. Scotland was in revolt during his term of office, so there was little he could achieve in the establishment of law and order. His family estates were in Lincolnshire and today it is based in Ireland.
I am a QA for the ISS (International Space Station) here at KSC & I currently reside in Cocoa FL. I am a native of Kokomo IN USA & the middle of six siblings (John C., Jean A., Jennifer M., Christopher L. & Carol Ann). My father Charles J. Ormsby married Ruth L. Crawford & was one of three brothers (Edward H. & George, who is Charles's twin) born to George & Maye Ormsby also in Kokomo IN. My father & his twin George Ormsby joined the USAF during WWII serving as fight engineers on B-17s. They were once shot down over Berlin & escaped with the help of the French underground back to allied forces. My other uncle Edward H. Ormsby had joined the US Army & was served under General Patton in the Third US Army at the Battle of the Bulge Dec 1944, Belgium. http://freespace.virgin.net/hart.ofeuro/bulgebat.html http://www.dean.usma.edu/math/courses/ma255/pdf/LanchesterProject2.pdf
Since I had joined the UASF in 1975 & maintained close relationship with my Uncle ED over the years he bequeathed his Prayer card from the Battle of the Bulge to me. http://www.apostolic.edu/patton/text.htm
I was once told that my grand father George Ormsby was born in Elwood IN USA & I think that is his burial site. It was also passed down that my great grandfather; also George Ormsby came from Co. Cork Ireland during the great potato famine with his other brothers. One brother (Charles?) who died on the voyage to America & was buried at sea & the other named Jack who went further west. It is also told that grate grandfather George spoke Gaelic & would only allow his family to speak English. It was also tradition that his brother Jack (aka: Black Jack) is the same Ormsby that is buried at Boot Hill AZ, USA with the headstone inscription “Ormsby shot”.
Charlene M. Ormsby