Susan FARNATH (nee Leaning)
A host of armigerous ancestors contribute to the composition of Mrs Farnath’s arms. To begin with a pun; greenery comes in the form of an olive branch wrapping itself around a fire beacon (which represents the flame of knowledge spread by teaching, Mrs Farnath’s profession) which occurs in the arms of Green and the banderolles attached are in the livery colours of Green. The Hopkins family actually use the olive slips and leaves. The olive grows out of a fundament, which is charged with ermine bars for Nicholson and red bars for Lancaster. Against the beacon leans (a pun on Mrs Farnath’s maiden name?) a boar spear making an allusion to Booth. The lion of the chief is for Stear and is winged – for Mrs Farnath’s father served in the RAF, as did her husband. The cross crosslet held by the lion is for Tinker and the ermine spot on the wings alludes to Johnson.