Major-Gen. Sir Reginald John Pinney


        Major-Gen. Sir Reginald John Pinney was issued this armament according to Burke's Landed Gentry 15th Ed.49 while living at Racedown near Crewkerne, Somerset, England. There is no indication of the date of issue for this armament. The blazon or heraldic description of this issue is as follows:

"Arms - Gu. three crescents or, issuing from each a cross-crosslet fitchee arg. Crest - An arm in armour embowed, the part above the elbow in fess ppr., the hand holding a cross-crosslet fitchee arg. Motto - Amor Patriæ. Seat - Racedown, nr. Crewkerne, Somerset. Club - Naval and Military."

         Reginald was born on the 2nd day of August in 1863 at Coleshill, Warwick, England. He was educated at Winchester and Royal Military College and married Hester Head on August 28th, 1900. He was active in the South African War between 1901 and 1902 and was in the Great War between 1914 and 1919. This extraordinary gentleman held so many titles during his life that I won't attempt to mention all of them here, but perhaps the most notable is that of Knight Commander of the Bath received in 1918. Reginald and Hester had three daughters and three sons. The Major-General died in 1943 at Racedown. There is more information on Reginald and his family in the John Pinney genealogy.


Racedown Lodge in Dorset near Crewkerne circa. 1750


A Memorial to Reginald and his wife Hester in the parish church at Broadwindsor in Dorset





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