Monday, February 19, 2007

Hearne website on Rootsweb

This Hearne website is by Carl Hearn and James M Hearn.

Here is a list of the contents:

Generation one, William Hearne, First Immigrant, 16?? to 1691, Somerset Co.,Maryland.
The Last Will and Testament of William Hearne 16?? - 1691
The Loyalty Oath of inhabitants of Somerset So. Md. to William and Mary, Soveriegns of England

Generation two, Thomas Hearne Sr., 1691 to 1762, Maryland.
Notes on Thomas Hearne Sr.
The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Hearne Sr. 1691 - 1762

Generation three, William Hearne, Son of Thomas Hearne Sr., 1723 to 1753, Somerset Co., Maryland.

Generation four, James Hearne, 1749 to 1823, Md>NC>Ohio.
Notes on James Hearne.
The Last Will and Testament of James Hearne 1749 - 1823
Hamilton County, Ohio History regarding Jesse Hearne and descendants
Resting Place of James and Elizabeth Hearn(e)

Generation five, Moses Hearne, 1781/82 to 185?, Montgomery, Rowan, Lincoln Co.s., NC.

Notes on the sons of James Hearn including Moses Hearne Sr. and Joshua of Lincoln Co., N.C. cir. 1800 and on.
Notes on John T. Hearn.

Generation six, Joshua Allen Hearne, 1808 to 1889, Lincoln Co, NC, Pope Co., Arkansas.
Notes regarding Hearne, Harkey, and Darr families in Pope Co., Arkansas.
Grave Monument of Joshua Allen Hearne, Pope. Co. Ark., Pisgah Cemetery.
The Letters of Marcellus Greene Hearn.
History of the Choctaw Removals by Jerri Rogers Chasteen.**NEW**

Generation seven, Joshua Orr Hearn, 1855 to 1923, Pope Co., Arkansas, Pottawatomie, Payne Co.s, Oklahoma.
Pictures of Joshua Orr and Mattie Harkey Hearn. Pictures of Maud, Oklahoma, 1910.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Hearn(e) Coat of Arms

James B. Hearn Sr. shared with me this great drawing of the Hearn(e) coat of arms.

It matches the symbols described by the research William T. Hearne had done.


(History, page 22)

This is the interpretation of the heraldry:

The shield is described as sable (sa.) or black, and it is the field, or ground, on which the armorial bearings are grouped. Some are red, gold or silver. Rothschild is red shield and is pronounced ‘Rote-shild.’ ‘A chevron’ means a bar whose width is one-fifth the length of the shield, the ornamentation of which is ‘ermine.’ This, you know, is the fur lining, or trimming, of royal robes, and of a judge’s robe, in the higher courts of Great Britain, The ermine itself is supposed to be spotless, symbolizing the purity of justice, but the ornaments on it are intended to stand for the tips of the tails of the little animals whose skins make the valuable lining in question, the whole fur except these tips being a pure white. ‘Between three herons argent’ means between three silver herons. Argent is French for silver. The crest which ornaments the top is the neck and head of a heron, resting on the usual support, a banded bar, or perhaps a striped cushion; in this case the bands are gold and silver (‘or’ and argent’). The heron’s head ‘ducallv gorged’ means that the throat, or ‘gorge,’ of the heron is ornamented with a ducal coronet. 'Ppr.' (proper) means its own natural color, gold, with red lining. The motto signifies: ‘He maintains the laws and his rights.’ The 'chevron' is really two bars meeting in the center of the shield like rafters in a roof, and resting on the base of the shield. I will not venture to decide on the significance of these emblems, but I think they must point back to some member of the Hearne family who was a duke and of royal lineage, or he may have won the title by his services on the bench. The heron I take to be a symbol of courage and devotion.(History, page 25)