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McInnis, Kenneth Lee
Armorial Achievement of Kenneth Lee McInnis

Motto: and in an Escrol over the same this Motto: “Dare to Defend”

Crest: and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest: a dexter cubit arm sleeved in the proper tartan of the clan Aonghais ( Clan MacInnis ) holding aloft a bearded axe all Proper.

Helm: Above the shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Or.

Shield: Per cross Azure and Or, a cross Vert, between in dexter chief: a castle of two towers Or, port and windows Gules, in sinister chief upon the sea in base undy Azure and Argent a lymphad Vert, sails furled, flagged and five visible oars in action Gules; in dexter base a boar’s head erased Sable, armed Argent and langued Gules; and in sinister base gyronny of eight Or and Sable; on a chief of the Second, a cotton flower between two burning torches all Proper.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: for Letters Patent, illustration for background Letter Patent; biographical information from the Letter Patent and from the armiger.

Kenneth Lee McInnis was born in 1954 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, however being an Army brat, considers Dothan, Alabama as his home town. However, he joined the Air Force and was trained in communications. After this, he completed college with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree at Troy State University. He was accepted into the CIA and served as an Officer there until retirement. He is married with four sons and one daughter.

He petitioned the Lord Lyon for arms on behalf of his 5th great grandfather Duncan McInnis and on his own behalf. Arms were granted to Duncan McInnis and matriculated to Kenneth Lee McInnis. This is documented on the 42nd page of the 94th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland on 27 September 2019. At the same time, he applied for and received a Pennon with his arms and motto, Dare to Defend, displayed thereon.

His eldest son and heir apparent is Carl Brian McInnes. His younger sons have applied for matriculations of their own which are presently in the painting queue.

The artwork is a rendering by Maggie Spalding.

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