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James Macintosh McCready


James Macintosh McCready

Arms—Argent, a fess quartered Sable and Or between in chief two Trefoils Vert and in base a narcissus slipped Proper; overall two flanches Gules each charged with a New Zealand Cabbage tree Or.

Crest—a dexter hand couped erect holding a compass rose Proper.

Motto—Hold True

Granted—The Court of the Lord Lyon to Stanley McCready of Green Island, Dunedin, 5 April 1976. Lyon Register, Volume 61, page 3.

The arms are based on that of MacCredie of Pearstoun [Public Register Volume 1, page 377] but have been differenced for an indeterminate cadet. The trefoil has been substituted for a narcissus (the armiger’s father was a daffodil grower and hybridiser). To the flanches have been added New Zealand Cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) – the first use in heraldry. For the crest, the hand grasps, not a sword, but a compass rose. James Macintosh McCready is an ex-P.NZAF pilot with a 2nd navigator’s ticket.


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