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Charles Newton Byles

Registration number 20150130B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Charles Newton Byles which are created in his honor and conveyed to his descendants are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per fess dancette of five fir trees Argent and Vert, per pale counterchanged, in chief a lion passant guardant Gules langued Or.
Crest: A demi-lion Gules, holding a fir tree Proper.
Mantling: Vert doubled Argent.
Motto: By Learning Succeed


These arms incorporate the fir tree of the Pacific Northwest, both in the line of partition and in the crest. Both the arms and the crest include the English lion, recalling the very English origins of this family.

Biography: Charles N. Byles was born in Kentucky in 1844 and accompanied his Parents, Rev. Charles and Sarah Byles, to the Pacific Northwest by wagon train in 1853. Settling in the state of Washington, Charles N. Byles became a successful surveyor, farmer and banker. He platted the town of Motesano, Washington and upon his death in 1882, was called the "Father of Montesano" by the nespapers.


These arms are Registered to Elvin Mason Byles, Grandson of Charles Newton Byles, under #20100305C with the US Heraldic Registry and #1264 With the American College of Heraldry.

Registered by

Larry L. Snyder


Personal, Original, US, B

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