William Pinney


        William Pinney was issued this armament according to Burke's Landed Gentry 5th Ed.50 while living at Somerton-Erleigh, Somerton, 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 - Quarterly; 1st and 4th, gu., three crescents, or, issuing from each a cross-crosslet, fitchee, arg., for Pinney; 2nd and 3rd, or, an eagle, displayed, with two heads, vert, beaked and membered, gu. Crest - An armed hand and arm ppr., holding a cross crosslet, fitchee, arg., for Pinney; an eagle's head, couped, or, wings endorsed sa., gorged with a collar, arg., for Pretor. Motto - Amor patriæ. Seats - Somerton Erleigh, and Burton-Pynsent, co. Somerset."

         William was born on the 4th day of July in 1806 at Somerton-Erleigh, Somerton, Somerset, England. He was a Colonel in the 2nd Somerset Militia. William was also a member of Parliament. William died on May 30th, 1898.





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