Coat of arms of Connor
Emblazoned by Connoe
Country of OriginUnited States
TraditionScottish heraldry
Issuing AuthorityLord Lyon King of Arms (29th of January 1986)
Aliases Connor#9095

Argent, a bar-gemel Sable between three escutcheons Gules, differenced with a label Sable. From the crest, A falcon Proper grasping in the dexter claw an hour glass Or. For a motto, “SEMPER FIDELIS”

Argent, a bar-gemel Sable between three escutcheons Gules, differenced with a label Sable.
A falcon Proper grasping in the dexter claw an hour glass Or.
Gules doubled Argent.

Grant of Arms

Grant of Arms issued by Lord Lyon King of Arms on 29th of January 1986

WE Malcolm Rognwald Innes of Edingight, Baron of Yeochrie, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Writer to Her Majesty's Signet, Lord Lyon King of Arms, send Greeting: WHEREAS, William Carroll Hay, Holder of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts of Bentley College, Construction Superintendent, residing at 10 Lantern Lane, Halifax, Massachusetts in the United States of America, having by Petition unto Us of date 18 October 1984 for and in memory of his father HOWARD WILLISTON HAY SHEWN; THAT he, the Petitioner, born Weymouth, Massachusetts 5 March 1940 (who married Weymouth aforesaid 11 May 1963 Joyce Ellen, daughter of Herbert Seeley and has with other issue an elder son and heir apparent William Carol Hay, Junior, born Weymouth aforesaid 7 February 1964) is the eldest son of the late Howard Williston Hay and his wife (married Weymouth aforesaid 17 September 1939) Muriel Zeta, daughter of William Carroll Mousley; THAT the Petitioner's said father (born Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada 18 December 1909) was the eldest son of Thomas William Llewellyn Hay who emigrated to Canada and thereafter fought in the South African War with the 4th Canadian Mountain Rifles, and his wife (married Cambridge, Massachusetts 9 December 1908) Margaret Alvina, daughter of John Edmonds; THAT the Petitioner's said grandfather (born Shrewsbury in the County of Shropshire 7 March 1859) was the eldest son of Thomas William Hay, Clock and Watchmaker; and his wife (married Shrewsbury aforesaid 15 September 1857) Catherine Martha Llewellyn, daughter of George Carsewell; THAT the Petitioner's said great-grandfather was the son of Thomas William Hay, Watchmaker, and his wife Cecilia; THAT the Petitioner's said great-great-grandfather (baptised Bishop's Castle in the County of Shropshire 24 August 1789) was the eldest son of Thomas Hay and his wife (married Bishop's Castle aforesaid 29 June 1757) was the son of John Hay and his wife (married Bromfield in the County of Shropshire 2 January 1744/45) Elizabeth Hudson; AND the Petitioner having prayed that there might be granted for and in memory of his father such Ensigns Armorial as might be found suitable and according to the Laws of Arms, KNOW YE THEREFORE that We have Devised, and Do by These Presents Assign, Ratify, and Confirm unto the Petitioner for and in memory of his father Howard Williston Hay and to his descendants and to the other descendants of Thomas William Hay and his wife Catherine Martha Llewellyn Carsewell with such due and congruent differences as may hereafter be severally matriculated for them, the following Ensigns Armorial, as depicted upon the margin hereof, and matriculated of even date with These Presents upon the 62nd page of the 71st Volume of Our Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, VIDELICET:--- Argent, a bar-gemel Sable between three escutcheons Gules. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree, with a Mantling Gules doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest a falcon Proper grasping in the dexter claw an hour glass Or, and in an Escrol over the same this Morro "SEMPER FIDELIS", and for Pennon Argent, a bar-gemel Sable between two escutcheons Gules, by demonstration of which Ensigns Armorial he and his successors in the same are, amongst all Nobles and in all Places of Honour, to be taken, numbered, accounted and received as Nobles in the Noblesse of Scotland: IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have Subscribed These Presents and the Seal of Our Office is affixed hereto at Edinburgh this 29th day of January in the 34th Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-six.

[Signed] Malcolm R. Innes of Edingight


Shield: "Argent, [...] three escutcheons Gules" is from the arms of the chief of Clan Hay, presumably representing the Legend of Luncarty wherein a farmer Hay and his two sons drove off the invading Danes with farm implements, saving the day.

Crest: The falcon likewise likely comes from this legend, as Hay was granted "so much land [...] as a falcon from a man's hand flew over till it settled," though I do not know the purpose of the hourglass.

Motto: This probably is because my grandfather was in the United States Marine Corps, whose motto is the same.