Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lapham arms



no harm in using this as a decorative feature of a website but do read these College of Arms
pages especially Frequently Asked Questions

my source is LAPHAM, privately published by Olene Lapham in 1934


"The Coat of Arms used by John Lapham of Providence is:Arms: argent, a chevron azure, between three towers proper, and a compass.
Crest: a sinister arm in armour, holding a dagger, all proper.

Motto: Amor, Honor et Justitia."

Providence, Rhode Island, USA about 1660 to about 1882

her drawing suggests that should be
Arms: argent, a chevron azure, between three towers gules, and compasses or, with red as my choice for the towers (just what is the proper or natural colour of a tower?)

Do respect the rules in
A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN HERALDRY by JAMES PARKER

1 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

This glossary about heraldry is fascinating. Minutes before I saw this on your blog, I was having a conversation with my mother and we were discussing some of these terms, i.e., lion rampant, passant, and couchant, so this is timely. I am going to send her a link to this, she will love this information. Thanks Hugh!

3:29 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home