David C McKINLEY-WOODHALL

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ArmsErmine, on a chevron gules, an heraldic leopard’s head langued azure between two branches of oak Or.
CrestIn front of an oak tree ppr, fructed Or, an anvil ppr.
MottoDIEU ET MON DEVOIR (God and my right)

The additional name of McKinley was assumed by deed poll. The ermine shield and heraldic leopard’s face makes reference to the County of Shropshire whence the Woodhall family originated. The leopards’ heads also appear in the arms of Shropshire and may make reference to William I, Norman overlord of Shropshire, from whom Mr McKinley Woodhall is descended in the distaff lines. The chevron and oak branches area a cant on the family name. The anvil in the crest alludes to the family trade of iron founders and the oak tree is, once again, a pun on the family surname.

Granted21st December 1977 (College of Arms)
AgentColin Cole (Windsor Herald)
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