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The armorial bearings within this extensive collection were researched and prepared by Joseph McMillan in 2014. Emblazonments by Mark Anthony Henderson. 

HOUSE OF FORDELL

 
 
James Henderson [1st] of Fordell – Three piles issuant from sinister on a chief a crescent between two ermine spots.

(Seal, 1497 [Stevenson 2: 409])
 

 
James Henderson [1st] of FordellThree piles issuant from dexter on a chief a crescent between four ermine spots, two and two.

(Seal, 1506 [Stevenson 2:410])
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd] of FordellParted per pale dancetty Or and Sable, on a chief Argent a crescent between two ermine spots Azure.

(Late addition, ca. 1560, to Sir David Lindsay’s Armorial, 1542)
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd] of FordellPer pale dancetty Sable and Argent on a chief Argent a crescent Vert between two ermine spots.

(Queen Mary’s Roll, 1562)
 
 
[James] Henderson of FordellSable three piles issuant from dexter Or on a chief Argent a crescent [Azure or Vert?] between two ermine spots Sable.

(Workman’s MS, 1565-66)
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd of Fordell]Argent three piles issuant from dexter flank and on a chief Sable a crescent Or between two Ermines spots.

(Slains Armorial, ca 1567)
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd] of FordellGules three piles issuant from dexter flank and on a chief Argent a crescent Azure between two Ermine spots.

(Seton Armorial, 1591; also on his seal, 1592, without indication of tinctures)
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd of Fordell]Argent [probably an error for Or] three piles issuant from dexter flank Sable and on a chief Argent a crescent Vert between two Ermine spots.

(Dunvegan Armorial, ca 1600)
 
 
[James] Henderson [3rd] of FordellOr three piles issuant from the dexter edge on a chief Argent a crescent Azure between two ermine spots Sable.

(Lord Crawford’s Armorial, 1601)
 
 
[Sir John] Henderson [5th] of FordellPer pale indented [or dancetty] Sable and Or on a chief Argent a crescent Gules between two ermine spots Sable.

(Balfour’s MS, 1630-54)
 
 
Henderson of Fordell (3rd quarter for Sir William Lockhart, Lord Advocate) - Parted per pale indented sable and argent on a chief gules a crescent or betwixt two tufts of ermine as the second.

(Lyon Reg, ca. 1690)
 
 
[Sir John] Henderson [3rd Bt] of FordellGules three piles issuing from the sinister, on a chief Argent a crescent Azure between two ermine spots.

(Nisbet, 1722; 1838 bookplate of Sir Robert Bruce Henderson, 6th Bt of Fordell; BGA 1865, for Henderson-Mercer of Fordell)
 
 
Henderson of FordellParted per pale dancetty Or and Sable, on a chief Argent a crescent Azure between two ermine spots Sable.

(Lyon Reg, 1882, as 1st quarter for Hew A. D. H. Haldane-Duncan Mercer-Henderson; Lyon Reg, 1985, to Dr. William Philip Henderson of Fordell)

OTHER HENDERSON FAMILIES

 
 
William Henryson (d. 1582), Treasurer of Orkney – Three piles issuing from the dexter side [?]

(On his tombstone at St. Magnus Cathedral; H. L. Norton Smith, A Collection of Armorials of the County of Orkney (Galashiels, 1902), pp. 66-69 and plate 18)
 
 
Henryson (Orkney) - Per pale, in dexter three piles issuing from dexter, in sinister a crescent reversed, and overall a chief ermine.

(Carved panel on the bishop’s throne at Graemeshall, Orkney; Norton Smith, p. 69)
 
 
Sir Thomas Henryson, Lord ChestersThree piles issuant from dexter, in sinister a rose, a chief parted per fess charged in the lower half with a crescent between two ermine spots.

(On his book stamp, c. 1635)
 
 
Henderson of ChestersParted per pale pily Sable and Argent on the last a rose Gules, on a chief of the last a crescent between two ermine spots Or.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
Henry Henderson of St. Lawrence, M.D. – Parted per pale indented Sable and Argent two attires of a hart transposed paleways and counterchanged, on a chief Gules a crescent Or between as many ermine spots [Argent?].

(Lyon Reg 1/326 [1672/76]; Nisbet, 1722)
 
 
George Henderson, Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne – Barry pily of ten Or and Sable, a chief Ermine.

(Recorded in Robert Carr’s MS Catalogue of the Mayors and Sheriffs of Newcastle, 1730, in W. H. D. Longstaffe, ed, Visitation of the Northern Counties, Surtees Soc 41 (Durham, 1863), p. lxxvi)
 
 
Alexander Henderson of Eildon Hall, banker in Edinburgh – Parted per pale indented Or and Sable three roundels in fess counterchanged.

(Lyon Reg, 1825)
 
 
[Walter?] Henderson of Granton [fl. ca. 1600?] Parted per pale pily Argent and Sable a bordure of the first, on a chief Gules a crescent between two ermine spots Or.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
Henderson, Liverpool Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent a bordure quarterly of the first and Ermine, on a chief Argent a crescent Azure between two ermine spots Sable.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
[Alexander] Henderson [of Press], Lord Provost of EdinburghGules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent each charged with a heart, on the dexter side four mullets in pale of the second, on a chief of the same a crescent Azure between two ermine spots Sable.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
[Charles Cooper] Henderson, Chertsey, Surrey – Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent a chief Ermine.

(Robson, 1830; per Fox-Davies 1895, used by Col (later Maj Gen) Kenneth Gregg Henderson, CB (b. 1836), but not matriculated. Charles Cooper Henderson was his father.)
 
 
HendersonGules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent a bordure Or, on a chief of the second a crescent Vert between two ermine spots Sable.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
Henrieson – Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent, the under one charged with a crescent Vert between two ermine spots Sable.

(Robson, 1830)
 
 
Rev Gilbert Henderson Phillips, Brodsworth, Yorks – (4th quarter) Gules three piles issuant from sinister within a bordure Or, on a chief Ermine a crescent Azure.

(Coll of Arms, 1863)
 
 
Robert Henderson, Randalls Park, Surrey Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Or, a chief engrailed Ermine.

(Lyon Reg, 1865)
 
 
Major (later Major General) John William Cleland Henderson, Roke Manor, Hants. – (1st and 4th quarters) Ermine three piles, two in chief and one in base, Gules, each charged with a crescent Argent, on a chief of the second three estoiles of the third.

(Coll of Arms, 1869; Lyon Reg, 1882)
 
 
Thomas Henderson, merchant, Glasgow – Argent three piles issuing from the sinister Sable, on a chief wavy Azure an anchor between two crescents of the first.

(Lyon Reg, 1872)
  
Christopher Hope Henderson-Roe, Upper Macclesfield, Cheshire. Known to have been granted; Blazon unknown.

(Coll of Arms, 1879)
 
 
Arthur Henderson of Williamfield, Ayr Sable three piles issuing from the sinister Argent, on a chief Or a mullet Azure between two ermine spots.

(Lyon Reg, 1885)
 
 
Sir William Henderson, Lord Provost of Aberdeen – Azure three piles Or, in base a tower triple-towered Argent, masoned Sable, doors and windows Gules, on a chief Ermine a crescent of the first between two spur-revels of six points of the third.

(Lyon Reg, 1892)
 
 
Colonel George Henderson, Heverswood, Kent – Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Or, a chief embattled Ermine.

(Lyon Reg, 1893)
 
 
Richard Henderson, Glasgow – Argent three piles issuing from the sinister Sable, on a chief indented Azure two olive branches wreathed surrounding one in pale between two crescents of the first.

(Lyon Reg, 1895)
 
 
Henderson of Hallyards (4th quarter for Thomas Clayhills-Henderson of Invergowrie) – Argent three piles issuing from the dexter Sable, on a chief Ermine a crescent Gules between two mullets Or and in a canton Azure, on a chevron between three mascles Or a boar’s head erased Azure in the middle chief a fleur-de-lis Or.

(Lyon Reg, 1896)
 
 
James Alexander Henryson-Caird, Cassencary, Kirkcudbright – Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent, on a chief Sable three garbs Or.

(Lyon Reg, 1897)
 
 
Sir James Henderson, Lord Mayor of Belfast – Per pale indented Gules and Or, on a chief Vair a crescent between two bells of the second.

(Ulster Grants J/47 [1899])
 
 
Sir Alexander Henderson, Bt, Buscot Park, Berks (later 1st Baron Faringdon) – Or three piles issuing from the sinister Vert, on a chief Ermine three torteaux.

(Lyon Reg 17/20 [1902])
 
 
V. Rev. William George Henderson, Dean of Carlisle – Parted per bend indented Sable and Or, on a chief Argent a rose Gules barbed and seeded Vert between two ermine spots.

(Lyon Reg 17/68 [1904])
 
 
Mary Augusta Walcott Henderson, Maud Henderson, Isabel Grace Henderson, Ida Henderson, Beatrice Henderson, and Mabel Henderson Parted per bend indented Sable and Or, on a chief Argent a rose Gules barbed and seeded Vert between two ermine spots, a bordure Gules.

(Lyon 17/71 [1904])
 
 
Francis Henderson, Dumbartonshire and Glasgow – Gules three piles issuing from the sinister Argent on a chief Or, in a sea undy Azure and of the second a Norse galley Vert in full sail and armed proper flagged Gules.

(Lyon 20/66 [1910])
 
 
Major John Acheson Henderson of Drumlamph, co. Derry – Per pale dancetty Or and Sable, on a chief Argent a crescent Azure.

(Ulster Grants K/95 [1912])
 
 
Archibald John Pitcairn Henderson, Glasgow – Argent three piles issuing from the sinister Sable, on a chief Azure a crescent between two lozenges of the first.

(Lyon Reg 23/66 [1918])
 
 
Sir Thomas Henderson, Roxburghshire – Or three piles issuing from the sinister Gules, on a chief of the last a golden fleece between two fleurs-de-lis of the field.

(Lyon Reg 24/21 [1919])
 
 
William Craig HendersonArgent three piles issuing from the dexter Sable, on a chief Ermine a portcullis proper chained Or between two hunting horns Vert garnished and stringed Gules.

(Lyon Reg 34/6 [1940])
 
 
John Cochrane HendersonAzure three piles, on a chief of the last an Aesculapian rod accompanied by two thistles slipped all proper and in base a boar’s head erased of the second.

(Lyon Reg 35/4 [1944])
 
 
Major Ronald Henry White HendersonOr three piles issuing from the sinister Vert on a chief invected Ermine three torteaux.

(Lyon Reg 35/66 [1946])
 
 
Thomas Sinclair Thyne Henderson, USA - Or three piles issuing from the sinister Gules, on a chief of the last a golden fleece between two fleurs-de-lis of the field, all within a bordure of the first for difference.

(Lyon 36/28 [1947])
 
 
Granton Holston Henderson, Rosemont, Pa. – Gules a wreath of twisted Silver and Sable beset in cross with four hawk’s bells gold, within an orle of martlets silver.

(Coll of Arms, 1953)
 
 
John Kenneth HendersonGules three piles issuing from sinister Or, a chief engrailed Ermine charged in dexter chief with a crescent Sable for difference.

(Lyon Reg 43/126 [1960])
 
 
Sir Ian Leslie Henderson – (1st & 4th quarters) Sable three piles issuing from sinister Or, on a chief Ermine a crescent Azure, all within a bordure engrailed Gules.

(Lyon Reg 47/118 [1965])
 
 
John Crombie Henderson - Argent three piles issuing from the sinister Sable, on a chief engrailed Azure a crescent between two lozenges of the first.

(Lyon Reg 54/44 [1969])
 
 
James HendersonArgent three piles issuing from the sinister Sable, on a chief invected Gules a pale Ermine of one spot between two cushions Or.

(Lyon, 1970; LR 52/62)
 
 
Robert Henderson, Havana, Cuba – Gules three piles issuing from sinister Or on a chief Ermine a crescent between two locomotive wheels Gules.

(Lyon Reg, 1977; CHI Grants X/21 [1991])
 
 
Filiberto Jesús Robustiano Henderson, Charlotte, N.C. – Gules three piles issuant from sinister Or on a chief engrailed Ermine a crescent between two locomotive wheels Gules.

(Lyon Reg 58/98 [1977])
 
 
Mark Anthony Henderson, Manassas, Virginia – Sable three chevronels issuant from sinister braced Or on a chief Argent a lion rampant between two fleurs-de-lis Gules.

(Assumed, 2014)


Sources:
A. C. Fox-Davies, Armorial Families, 7 eds (Edinburgh, 1895-1929)
A. Nisbet, A System of Heraldry, 2 vols (Edinburgh, 1722)
T. Robson, The British Herald, 2 vols (Sunderland, 1830)
R. R. Stodart, Scottish Arms, 2 vols (Edinburgh, 1881)
J. H. Stevenson, Scottish Heraldic Seals, 3 vols (Glasgow, 1940)


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