[ANSTHRLD] Slot Machine?

tmcd@panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Wed Jul 9 09:36:13 PDT 2003

Blaise de Cormeilles <blaise at scadian.net> wroote:
> I would not support it -- [Mortimer]'s fame, uniqueness, and
> unblazonability is a strong argument that the arrangement is
> peculiar to that family, and a coat using that arrangement a claim
> to unmerited status.

Parker mentions similar coats borne by people named Blancfront,
Hogeley, Butteler, Barlay, as well as by a Benedictine abbey at
Winchcombe (Gloucester).  Since he just mentions the surname, it's not
clear whether these people used the coat by inheritance or whether
they appear to be independent.  The motif being used by an abbey is
also a counter-argument.  I think more research would be needed.

Daniel de Lincolia
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com; tmcd at us.ibm.com is my work address

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