"The Heir, or first son, the LABEL. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number. They not only distinguish the sons of one family, but also denote the subordinate degrees in each house." -Hall, 1862

Label Difference

"The Heir, or first son, the LABEL. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in…

Mary I (popularly known in the English-speaking world as Mary, Queen of Scots and, in France, as Marie Stuart) (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587) was Queen of Scots (the monarch of the Kingdom of Scotland) from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. She was also the queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. After a long period of custody in England, she was tried and executed for treason following her alleged involvement in three plots to assassinate Elizabeth I of England and place herself on the English throne.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary I (popularly known in the English-speaking world as Mary, Queen of Scots and, in France, as Marie…

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1765 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. He was the father of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, who was a politician and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Stephen Van Rensselaer

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1765 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New…