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Dabney
Russell Hoyt Dabney

ARMS: Vert, on a pile Purpure fimbriated Or between two garbs of corn a scythe blade uppermost of the Third a base wavy Argent and Azure, a bordure parted per pale embattled Argent and Or.

CREST: a demi-winged dragon having the horn of unicorn Gules winged Vert beaked armed and legged Or gorged with an ancient crown to which is attached a broken chain and holding in its claws a long cross crosslet fitchée Or and breathing flames of fire Proper.

MOTTO: SAORSA NO BÀS

PENNON: 120 cm long -- Liveries Or and Vert with the Petitioner's Arms in the hoist bearing his Motto "SAORSA NO BÀS" in two lines Counterchanged.

Matriculation: Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, Volume 87, Page 110, 3rd Aug. 2007.

The story behind these Arms begins with my great-great-great grandfather Tyree Glenn Dabney. Robin O. Blair, Lord Lyon, suggested that the island of Tyree was known for its beauty, with nice beaches and lush flora. The Arms reflect the blue of the sea, white beaches, and green landscape, capped by purple for the many wildflowers there. The next step was to put the purple on a pile suggesting a narrow valley or glen. So the Arms are a nice play on the name Tyree Glenn. The garbs of corn and scythe reflect his occupation as a farmer. The border marks that I am a second son of a first son, of a first son, of a fifth son, of a first son, of a third son.

Russell Hoyt Dabney, 61, of Roswell, GA died 23 January 2013. RIP ! Please see Hot News 23 for his obituary. dqw 2013 0131
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