Martin & Allardyce

San Antonio, Texas

Authentically recorded Coats of Arms of English, Irish,
Scotch and Welsh origins.


ARMS: Vert, on a fesse between three garbs or, banded gules, two branches of olive in saltire encircled by a ducal coronet of gold, between two robins proper, a bordure engrailed eriinois charged with eight torteaux.

CREST: An arm couped below the elbow, vested arc, charged with a bezant, the hand holding a quill argent.

MOTTO: Dirige

AUTHORITY: Burke's "Landed Gentry", 1898 edition, page 11.

TINCTURES: The shield is of green.
The fesse is of gold.
The garbs (wheatsheaves) are of gold, tied with bands of red.
The olive branches are of green, crown of gold (ducal coronet).
The robins are natural.
The bordure is of erminois (gold charged with black ermine spots).
The torteaux are of red.
The hand is natural, sleeve blue, bezant on sleeve of gold, quill silver.
The wreath, under the crest, is of alternate twists of gold and green.
The helmet is of steel color or silver.
The mantle is of green lined with gold.
The ribbon is of gold, motto lettered in black.

NOTES: This family was of Uxbridge, in Middlesex, in England, later of St Leonard's Forest, in Sussex, in England. "The Forest" was originally Royal Property, granted to the Powletts, and inherited by the Aldridges about the year 1750. One variation of the arms exists in which the crest is a phoenix rising from flames.

We hereby certify that the insignia hereinabove described is recorded in the published heraldic authority hereinabove cited.

December 15th, 1962.

Mary Martin Potter
Member of Firm

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared Mary Martin Potter, of the firm of Martin & Allardyce, of P.O. Box 14126, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, who took oath that the insignia above described appears in the published heraldic authority above mentioned.

Given under my hand and seal of office, this 22nd day of November A. D., 1958

/s/ Gertrude M Kauffmann
Notary Public

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