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James William Forrester

Registration number 20070705B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of James William Forrester which were borne by his father Claude Preston Forrester are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a fess Azure, between three hunting horns Sable, stringed and banded Gules, the top of a palmetto tree couped Argent.
Crest: A talbot’s head erased Argent, collared Azure, the collar charged with the top of a palmetto tree, couped Argent
Mantling: Azure, doubled argent
Motto: The truth shall make you free

Biographical note

The armiger holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Master’s in Business Administration and is a Certified Safety Manager. He is retired from the chemical industry. He is the Commander (2006-2007) of the 16th South Carolina Volunteers, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Chaplain of the Greenville Chapter of Military Order of Stars and Bars, as well as Past Chaplain for the South Carolina Division of the Military Order of Stars and Bars. He is also Captain of the 16th South Carolina Color Guard of Honor. He is an ordained Christian minister and President of the Widowed Persons Organization, Greenville Chapter. He is a life member of the American Radio Relay League, a Volunteer Examiner for Amateur Radio license, certified Emergency Communications volunteer, member of the American College of Heraldry, a Past Master of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina, and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason. He is Commissioner for the Carolinas of the Clan Forrester Society, which organization he served as Vice-President for 8 years.


1992 The American College of Heraldry #1075
1995 Collegium Heraldicum Russiae #217
2007 Burkes Peerage and Gentry International #00115

Design rationale

The arms combine the ancient Forrester arms of three hunting horns with the azure field and argent palmetto tree of the South Carolina flag, where the Armiger is a 5th generation resident.

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Personal, Ancestral, US, F

Roll of Arms