If any of the "Babington, Babbington, Bavington and or derivatives" Clan are interested I have a Family Crest ring passed down through my immediate family members with our motto in Latin and of course written in reverse. The ring is solid gold and bears a reverse of a Eagle with outstretched wings clutching a Crown with a banner below with our motto… No novelty or cheap mail order family crest here folks. My older brother William has a VERY old version with no family motto carved into <greenish stone>. I believe bloodstone due to the bright blood red flecks in the surface… it is far too fragile to wear and has no noticeable jewelers markings. If anyone is interested I will have pictures taken of the ring… Also have a Very rare original W.W. Greener shotgun made c. 1880’s in original condition with all the reloading and cleaning equipment and in a carriage box with our family name…The shotgun was made by Greener and Sons in Birmingham England… The carriage Box is in surprisingly good shape with a velvet liner (green). The shotgun has external hammers and Damascus steel barrels… The Story goes that my great grandfather came to the US in the Late 1890’s and moved to South Dakota (Deadwood) opened a Mercantile… Apparently after the death of a child he used this shotgun to take his life. Though the accident was reported that while climbing over a fence the weapon fell over and discharged…and there is a small but noticeable dent on the left barrel…Due to age and the Black powder loads for a 12 bore shotgun the weapon is unsafe to fire and is of course fully insured. Any question feel free to email me or post on the site.
Motto: INSOLITOS DOCUERE NISUS
James C. Babington
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