Frederic John BILLING

ArmsOr on a bend sable between two late medieval swords bendwise points downwards proper a stag’s head couped Or between two Celtic crosses argent
CrestA stag statant Or round the neck a sash & pendant therefrom an escutcheon vert resting the dexter forefoot on Celtic cross argent
MottoKERNOW YN BRO BELL (Cornishman in a far land)

John Billing lives in Australia but his family is related to the Billings of Henger in Cornwall. Gold and black together with the bend & stag’s head couped are all seen in the original Billings arms. Gold & Black are also the county colours of Cornwall and this connection is maintained through the use of the Celtic crosses and motto. The swords signify justice (Mr Billing was a JP for Queensland) and military service with the RASC in Malaya. The green shield around the stag’s neck indicates the grantee’s interests in heraldry & genealogy.

Granted12th August 1992

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