Michael F. McCartney
- Blazon of Arms:
Or a stag trippant Gules attired Azure within a bordure Azure charged with eight saltires couped Argent.
- Blazon of Crest:
Issuing from a wreath Or, Gules and Azure, a dexter hand holding a rose Gules slipped, leaved, barbed and seeded Proper. Mantling Gules doubled Or.
Above: Stimulat Sed Ornat
Below: Mens Conscia Recti
Assumed, minus the saltires, c1967. Registered as the insignia of a nonprofit association in California in 1971. Added the saltires for additional difference and made similar registration in Nevada in the 1980's. Registered with the NEHGS in the early 1970's.
Michael's wife is Donna Conquergood, whose ancestors moved from the village of Roxburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland to Ontario, Canada in 1854. Branches of the family later spread across western Canada and various locations in the US.
The blue & white colors are Scottish and also reflect the old burgh seal of Roxburgh. The wreaths allude to the first part of the name. The chevron Argent fretty Bleu Celest (sky blue) alludes to the family tartan, designed by a family member, adopted at the family’s 1990 biannual reunion in Kelowna BC, registered with the Scottish Tartan Authority and now in the Scottish government’s Register of Tartans. The seagull and rose allude to the old burgh seal of Roxburgh (now used by Kelso) which featured an eagle and a dove on a rose bush, all white on a blue field. Flocks of seagulls are ubiquitous in Roxburgh village, around the Great Lakes in Ontario where the family first settled in Canada, and commonly found in other places the family settled across Canada and the US
The motto "Tamen Perge" is a Latin translation of a personal motto used by a family member who was an RCAF fighter pilot in WWII.