Susan FARNATH (nee Leaning)

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ArmsArgent, set upon a point in base barry of four gules and ermine a grassy mount vert thereon a fire beacon without ladder azure entwined in an olive branch fructed and leaved ppr. and tied under the basket with two banderolles to the sinister azure and Or leaning against the shaft a spear bendwise sinister gules the basket in the form of a coronet enflamed Or issuing from a chief engrailed vert a demi-lion winged Or the wing charged with an ermine spot holding in the dexter paw a cross crosslet argent.

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.

Granted20th August 2004 (College of Arms)
AgentRobert Noel (Lancaster Herald)
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