Allen sent me this last year. Note that I have labelled it
"a" Healy arms, not "the" Healy arms. As you
may know, heraldic arms were (and still are) granted to individuals
and were not
valid for descendants. A child had to have his parents' arms
"differenced," i.e. made slightly different, often by
combining in some way the arms of both parents on the new blazon,
or "shield" in a completely new grant. So to be
excruciatingly correct we can't say that this is
"our" coat of arms, but it's fun to see it anyway and I
was very pleased when Allen sent it.
For those who may be interested, as I am, I have given below the heraldic description of these arms.
The background colour azure (blue) signifies Loyalty and
Truth. The boar is considered to have been endowed with
Courage and Fertility.
Couped: Cut off in a straight line.
In pale: The boars heads are arranged in a verticle array or column in the center of the shield.
Argent: They are silver (or white) in color.
CREST: On a chapeau gules turned up ermine a lion statant guardant proper ducally gorged or.
On a: standing on the top of the hat
Chapeau gules: a red hat.
Turned up Ermine: inside white fur flecked with black, visible when the bottom of the hat is turned up.
A lion: The lion symbolizes Majesty.
Statant: Standing on four legs.
Guardant: side view, but head and face turned toward the viewer, mouth open, snarling.
Proper: natural lion color.
Ducally gorged or: Wearing a gold duke's crown about the neck.