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Blazon of arms: Ermine within an orle Azure a bugle horn sable garnished Or stringed Gules.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration of arms is based on the Wikipedia illustration in the articles on Baron Rootes and the Rootes Group as is the blazon and some of the text. Our artist stated that Scots normally depict horns with the mouthpiece to dexter and the bell to sinister, but English armory has them reversed, as in the arms of Lord Rootes (and, anomalously, Charles Burnett, President Emeritus of the HSS.)

Sir William Edward Rootes, GBE(17 Aug 1894 - 12 Dec 1964) 1st Baron Rootes, was a British motor manufacturer. He was the head of the Rootes Group which made the Hillman Minx, the Humber, the Sunbeam, the Sunbeam Alpine and the Sunbeam Tiger. Our family had both a Hillman Minx and a Humber station wagon at one time.

Lord Rootes was knighted for his work in WW2 and was made a Peer of the United Kingdom in 1959. He died in 1964, age 70. The peerage survives in the person of his grandson, the third Baron who succeeded his father in 1992.

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor.

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