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Posted by: Jean Pruett (ID *****4608) Date: October 16, 2004 at 17:34:11
In Reply to: KIRKBRIDE COAT OF ARMS ect; by June Bristow of 497

Actually, the Kirkbride Coat of Arms is originally described in "Crozier's General Armory as "Argent: a cross engrailed (with scallops)vert (as an X)" describing the origial colors as "Silver; agreen cross engrailed." A version shows it quartered with the Wigton Coat of Arms which is a black shield with three gold stars in the top half. The name Kirkbride means The Church (Kirk) of St. Bride who was an Irish Missionary contemporary with St. Patrick. She went to Iona and founded churches in the south of Scotland and the North of England. The English Village of Kirkbride is twelve miles west of Carlisle England and was given as a land grant to Odard de Logis in about 1125 and confirmed by King Henry I in 1130. When I was in England in 1982 I obtained as much of the Kirkbride History as I could find in the Tully Library and the Records office at The Castle. So the above information is well documented in my files.

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