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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Coat of Arms
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:03:20 +0000
In message <004701c4fe28$25816340$>, john guy
>I don't think that there can be a chargeable offense in this business. There was
>a firm operating out of the main terminal of Heathrow for at least ten years.
>The dodge could have been that they wanted the customer to point out which of
>quite a few choices was his or hers. They had a heraldry book with the names,
>and for each name there could easily be six Arms.
But strictly speaking, the arms are personal to the man who gets the
original grant and his (male) heirs, not to anyone with the same
surname. And there was a trime when the Heralds did pursue and fine
people for using arms to which they were not entitled.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society