Stephen SLATER

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ArmsOr three pairs of wings each conjoined in lure and upwards Sable between six cross crosslets vert.
CrestOn a circlet sable edged and ermined or between two sickles blades uppermost points inward argent the handles Gules the outer edges of the blades set with peacocks feathers proper a demi talbot azure langued gules.
MottoDONA NOBIS PACEM (Give Us Peace)

The arms and crest reflect the personal tastes and interests of the grantee The wings could be those of the rooks or jackdaws seen on Salisbury Plain where Mr Slater has spent 20 years Wiltshire is also commemorated in the green of the crosses which in turn commemorate the 200 churches of the County of which he has recorded the heraldry Black and gold were the grantees school colours and those of the Dowdeswell family in whose house Breedon School occupied The sickles of the crest represent the Hungerford family on whose land the family home was built, while the peacock feathers reflect an interest in continental heraldry The blue demi-talbot represents an interest in dogs and Mr Slater's connection with the Bath Heraldry Society An exhibition laid on by the Society had a picture of a crest showing a talbot and this took his fancy !

Granted2nd March 1985 (College of Arms)
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