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Or : Gold : Generosity and elevation of the mind

Fesse : The band of blue & white squares : Signifies the Military Belt - represents Honour

Counter :  refers to Opposite
Compony : Squares of the Fesse
Argent : Silvery or White : Sincerity, Peace
Vert : Green
Griffin :
Dancette : The diagonal bar
Chief : Top third of the Shield
Unicorn : Extreme courage; virtue and strength

"Truth Conquers All Things"

Or, a fess counter compony argent and vert, between three griffin's heads erased of the third, for Wrightson; impaling sable, a bend dancette and in chief three owl's argent.
: On a wreath of the colours a unicorn salient or.


"Truth Conquers All Things"

When married, a woman may unite her arms with those of her husband in what are called marital arms; their arms are impaled, meaning placed side by side in the same shield, with those of the man on the dexter and those of his wife on the sinister. If one spouse belongs to the higher ranks of an order of chivalry, and thereby entitled to surround his or her arms with a circlet of the order, it is usual to depict them on two separate shields tilted towards one another, termed accollé. A married woman may also bear either her own arms or her husband's arms alone on a shield with a small differencing mark to distinguish her from her father or husband.

If the woman is an heraldic heiress, her arms are shown on an inescutcheon of pretence (a small shield) in the centre of her husband's arms.

When widowed, a woman continues to use her marital arms, but placed on a lozenge or oval.


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