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Michael Joseph Quigley, IV


Registration number 20150203B


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Michael Joseph Quigley, IV are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure a saltire engrailed Ermine fretting a voided escutcheon surmounted by the saltire in dexter chief and sinister base Or.
Crest: Upon a wreath Or and Azure a sea lion sejant with leonine legs Ermine the piscine parts Or winged Azure semi of mullets Argent gorged with a naval crown resting the dexter claws upon an anchor bendwise Or.
Mantling: Azure doubled Or
Motto: Quis Separabit (Who Shall Separate Us?)

Rationale

These arms were designed by the armiger in consultation with the Lancaster Herald, based upon a grant of arms to a previous Quigley from another era. The tinctures were changed to represent both the traditional colours of the naval service as well as those of the Irish provincial arms of Connaught from whence the armiger's ancestors hail. A white saltire on a blue background recall the naval signal flag for the letter "M", a reference to the initial letter of the armiger's first name. The crest is symbolic of the armiger's joint military service, air-land-sea, recalling his service in the Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy, as well as his service with U.S. Navy Special Operations. The naval crown represents his service as Assistant Naval Attaché to Malta and Belgium. The anchor is a Christian symbol of hope. The star-spangled wings represents the armiger's American heritage.

The armiger's badge is symbolic of his dual American and Irish citizenship.

Note

Honorary Grant: College of Arms, London, 10 December 2012 Officer of Arms: Robert John Baptist Noel, Lancaster Herald

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Michael Joseph Quigley, IV

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Personal, Original, US, Q

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