BAILEY   FAMILY

COAT  OF  ARMS

  Naturally the coat of arms or family crest should be thought of as art or entertainment and not taken too seriously.   The arms on this page are an attempt to illustrate the descriptions from the Burke's General Armory and some other sources.   Whether or not they can be actually connected to our modern-day families is in dispute.  The original illustration was purchased by me and belongs to me - copy or vary it as you like. 

Suggestions and corrections for the illustrations and information are welcome

(Donna Hollingsworth Hocking  olivhill@flash.net).
  The 4th great-grandfather of James Miner Bailey (1810-1899) is well documented as James Bailey of Rowley, MA who emigrated 1638 in the ship AMERICA. According to The Bailey Family by Jeanne Bailey Ransom ( pub 1991) James of Rowley was the son of Godfrey Bayley of Bradford Parish, Yorkshire. The origins of this family are unknown, but whether Scottish, English or Irish, the predominate shield of the Bailey family is the azure shield with nine stars (some variations in the shape of the stars) but the crest of the Scottish clan is a boars head. 
   
The Ringdufferin (Irish) arms seems the favorite within my family.
  Note: (Scottish Baileys) Sir John Baillie of Hoprig in East Lothian signed an agreement at Berwick in 1292 with a seal bearing six mullets. Either his heir or the subsequent heir would have been the William whose name is forever famously linked to Wallace, and is claimed as the ancestor of the several different Baillie lines ~ Lamington, Dunain, Innisbargie, Dochfour, Parbroth, Carphin, et al.
  See more information researched by Teddie Anne Driggs: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hindorff/baileyorigins.htm
  Click on any image for a larger view.
   

These arms are described in The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales : comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time
by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892. (pub. 1884)

Bailey
[England] Norwich, Norfolk county

    
  • BLAZON:
  •      Per pale azure and sable, a cross crosslet saltirewise between four estoiles OR.
          Shield divided in two (per pale) of blue and black with four six-pointed stars whose rays are wavy around a gold cross made from four Latin Crosses (arranged at right-angles to each other crossing diagonally).
       
  • CREST:
  •      A cubit arm erect vested bendy of six azure and sable cuff argent the hand proper holding a crosier and surmounted by an estoile both OR.
          An  arm cut off at the elbow that is clothed in diagonal stripes of blue and black with a blue cuff and a natural colored hand holding a gold like a shepherd's crook topped by a gold six-pointed star whose rays are wavy.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •      Deo duce
          With God for a leader

    Bailey
    [England] Ightham Place, and Nepicar House, county Kent  

       
  • BLAZON:
  •      Erminois a lion passant sable holding in the dexter paw a cross pattée fitchée gules on a chief nebulée of the second a cross pattee, OR.
          Shield of heraldic fur consisting of black ermine spots on a golden field with a black lion with one foot in the air (as if walking to the viewer's left) holding in its left paw a red cross which has arms narrow at the center, and broader at the perimeter and has the under limb brought to a point.  On a black partition of the field running across the top (divided by a line made up of a series of bulbous protrusions) a gold cross cross which has arms narrow at the centre, and broader at the perimeter.
       
  • CREST:
  •      In front of a demi lion erminois holding in the dexter paw a cross pattée fitchée gules the trunk of a tree eradicated fesswise and sprouting proper.
          A horizontal trunk of a naturally colored leaf sprouting tree with the.  Behind the tree: the upper half of a lion (of heraldic fur consisting of black ermine spots on a golden field) holding in in its left paw a red cross which has arms narrow at the center, and broader at the perimeter and has the under limb brought to a point. 
       
  • MOTTO:
  •      Nec temere nec timide
          Neither rashly nor timidly

    Bailey
    [England]  

     
       
  • BLAZON:
  •      Ermine three bars wavy sable
          Shield of white or silver, powdered with black spots representational of the tail of an ermine. Over the shield 3 black wavy narrow horizontal stripe across the middle.
       
  • CREST:
  •      A demi lady holding on her dexter hand a tower, in her sinister a laurel branch vert.
          The upper half of a lady holding in her left hand a tower(a tapering cylinder of masonry topped with battlements, usually having a door and a few windows) and in her right hand a green laurel branch.

    Bailey
    [Wales] Bart. of Glanusk Park, Breconshire   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •      Argent between two bars, three annulets in fesse gules all between as many martlets of the last.
          Shield of silver.  Over the shield 2 red narrow horizontal stripe across the middle.  Between the two bars 3 red rings.  Above and below the two bard 3 red stylized birds of the swallow family.
       
  • CREST:
  •      A griffin sejant argent semée of annulets gules.
          Covered with small red rings of indefinite number a silver griffin (a beast that is amalgamation of lion and eagle) on its haunches, with both forepaws on the ground.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •      Libertas
          Freedom

    Bailie
    [Ireland] Ringdufferin, county Down  

       
  • BLAZON:
  •      Azure, nine stars, three, two, and one, argent
          Shield of blue with nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.
       
  • CREST:
  •      A hand and a dagger
          A human hand holding a short sword.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •      Quid Clarius Astris
          What is brighter than the stars

    Baillie (Kennedy-Ballie)
    [Ireland] Rector of Ardtrea, Armagh (1836)  

       
  • BLAZON:
  •      1st and 4th, azure nine estoiles three, three, two and one, for Baillie;  2nd and 3rd, argent a chev, gules. betw. three cross-crosslets fitchee sable, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the second for Kennedy.
          Shield divided in four parts –
    The top left and bottom right parts (for Baillie) are blue with  nine silver (argent) six-pointed stars whose rays are wavy – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.

    The top right and bottom left parts (for Kennedy) are silver with two red narrow bands consisting occupying the inward half of where a bordure would be, following the exact outline of the shield.  The bands are decorated with fleurs-de-lis set in alternating directions and within the bands are three black crosses that have the three upper ends crossed (so as to from three small crosses) and the lower bar of the cross is sharpened at the lower end.  Between the three crosses a red a bent stripe that runs from side to side, rising to a sharp corner in the middle. 
       
  • CREST:
  •       1st, a boar's head couped argent, for Baillie; 2nd, A dolphin naiant azure
          Two crest (opposing)
    On the left (for Baillie) a silver boar’s head; the end severed with a straight cut. 
    On the right (for Kennedy) a blue dolphin swimming to the viewer's left.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Quid Clarius Astris
          What is brighter than the stars

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Hoperig, co. Haddington; and Lamington, co. Lanark   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure (in some early blazons, sable) nine stars three, three, two, and one, argent.
          Shield of blue (in some early blazons a shield of black) with nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.
       
  • CREST:
  •       A boar's head erased proper.
          A naturally colored boar’s head; the end severed with a straight cut
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Quid Clarius Astris
          What is brighter than the stars

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Jervieswoode, county Lanark   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Sable the sun in his splendour betw. nine stars, three, two, and one, argent
          Shield of black with nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom. Between the stars  a round disc representing the sun surrounded by numerous rays, usually wavy.
       
  • CREST:
  •       A crescent OR.
          A gold symbol resembling the half moon with the points turned up.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Major virtus quam splendor
          Virtue is greater than splendour

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Walstoun   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure, the moon in her complement betw. nine stars, three two three, and one, argent.
          Shield of blue with the full moon, represented with human features in the disk.  Surrounding the moon nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.
       
  • CREST:
  •       A dove volant holding in her beak a branch of olive proper.
          A dove flying toward the viewer's left holding in her beak a natural colored olive branch.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Patior et spero
          Endure and hope

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Mannerhall   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       As Jervieswoode, a crescent argent for difference.
          The same as Jervieswoode:  Shield of black with nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom. Between the stars  a round disc representing the sun surrounded by numerous rays, usually wavy. For difference to Jerfieswoode: a silver crescent.
       
  • CREST:
  •      A crescent OR.
          A gold symbol resembling the half moon with the points turned up.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Major virtus quam splendor
          Virtue is greater than splendour

    Baillie (1780)
    [Scotland] Cairnbroe, county Lanark   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •      Sable the sun in his splendour betw. five stars two two and one, argent in middle chief an eagle's head erased OR.
          Shield of black with five silver (argent) stars – two on top, two in the middle, one on the bottom. Between the stars  a round disc representing the sun surrounded by numerous rays, usually wavy.
       
  • CREST:
  •      On the point of a sword erected proper hilted and pommeled OR, a laurel wreath fructuated of the first.
          An erect naturally colored sword with the grip and cross-piece of a sword and the ball at the end of a sword hilt in gold.  At the point of the sword a naturally colored laurel wreath.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Perseveranti
          Perseverence

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Polkemmet, county Linlithgow (1823)  

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Quarterly,
    1st and 4th, azure nine stars three, three, two, and one or, a bordure counter-nebuly argent and sable;
    2nd and 3rd, azure a lion rampant and in chief three stars argent, Inglis of Murdistown.
          Shield divided in four parts –
    The top left and bottom right parts (for Baillie) are bordered in silver with internal lines drawn with a series of bulbous protrusions, which are supposed to resemble clouds Within the border is a field of blue nine silver (argent) six-pointed stars whose rays are wavy – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.

    The top right and bottom left parts (for Inglis of Murdistown) blue with 3 silver stars above a silver lion on one hind foot and prepared to battle.
       
  • CREST:
  •       A star of eight points issuing out of a cloud proper
          Naturally colored eight pointed star rising out of a cloud.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       In caligine lucite
          It shines in the dark
       
  • SUPPORTERS:
  •       Two lions guard, argent
          Two silver lions holding the shield up or standing beside it as if to keep or guard.

    Baillie
    [Ireland] Innishargy   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •        Azure nine stars, three, three, two and one, argent a bordure wavy OR.
          Shield of blue with a gold wavy border.  Within the border nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom
       
  • CREST:
  •      A star of eight points issuing out of a cloud proper.
          A star of eight points issuing out of a naturally colored cloud.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Nil Clarius Astris
          Nothing is brighter than the stars

    Baillie (Wm Baillie)
    [Scotland] Rosehall, county Sutherland (1747)   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars, three, three, two and one, argent a bordure OR charged with ten cinquefoils vert.
          Shield of blue with a gold wavy border that has within it ten green abstract forms resembling flowers.  Within the border nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom
       
  • CREST:
  •      A cat sejant proper.
          A naturally colored cat seated, facing the viewer's left.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Spero Meliora
          Hope is everything

    Baillie (Sir Evan Baillie)
    [Scotland] Dochfour (1812)   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars, three, three, two and one, argent
          Shield of blue with nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom
       
  • CREST:
  •      A boar's head erased proper.
          A naturally colored boar’s head severed with a jagged cut.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Ubi Bene Ibi Patria
          Where one is well off, there is his country
       
  • SUPPORTERS:
  •       Two tigers proper. Each gorged with an antique crown or, and thereto affixed a chain passing betw. the forelegs and reflexed over the back of the last.
          Two naturally colored tigers. Each with a gold crown (with s encircled by a series of plain triangular rays) encircled round the neck or throat.  Each crown is attached with a gold chain that passes between the front forelegs and is bent round over the back the through the front forelegs. 

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Monkton, county Ayr (1874)

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars, three, three, two and one, OR, a bordure engrailed argent
          Shield of blue with a silver border drawn with circular bites taken from it.  Within the border nine gold (OR) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.
       
  • CREST:
  •      An eagle reguardant his wings raised proper.
          Anaturally colored eagle facing forward with wings raised and head turned back to the viewers right (looking back over its shoulder).
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Libertas optima rerum
          Freedom is the best of all things

    Baillie
    [England] Paignton, county Devon (1855)   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars of six points wavy, three, three, two and one, OR, a bordure of the last charged with two boars' heads erased in pale and two hands holding daggers erect in fess all proper.
          Shield of blue with a gold border.  Vertically aligned on the border two naturally colored boar’s head severed with a jagged cut. Horizontally aligned on the border two naturally colored hands holding short swords.  Within the border nine gold (OR) six-pointed stars with wavy points – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom.
       
  • CREST:
  •      A boar's head couped proper.
          A naturally colored boar’s head; the end severed with a straight cut. 
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Quid Clarius Astris
          What is brighter than the stars

    Baillie
    [Scotland] Balmeddiesyde   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars OR three, three, two and one, a bordure argent charged with eight crescents of the first.
          Shield of blue with a silver border.  On the border eight blue symbols resembling the half moon with the points turned up. Within the border nine gold (OR) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom
       
  • CREST:
  •      A morning star proper.
          A naturally colored 6 pointed star.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Vertitur in lucem
          It is changed into light

    Baillie (James Baillie)
    [Scotland] Littlegill (1763)   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure nine stars three, three, two and one argent, a bordure indented of the second charged with eight stars gules.
          Shield of blue with a silver border with the inner edge drawn so as to represent the teeth of a saw.   On the border eight red stars.  Within the border nine silver (argent) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom
       
  • CREST:
  •      A boar's head erased proper.
          A naturally colored boar’s head severed with a jagged cut.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Quid Clarius Astris
          What is brighter than the stars

    Baillie (Wm Robert Ballie)
    [Scotland] Edinburgh (1858)   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Azure eight stars three, two, two and one OR, in fess point a stag's head cabossed of the last, a border erm.
          Shield of blue with an ermine (heraldic fur white with of black ermine) border.  Within the border nine gold (OR) stars – three on top, two stars in the middle, one star on the bottom. In the center of the shield a gold stag’s head head affronte and cut off so as to show no part of the neck.
       
  • CREST:
  •      The sun in his splendour proper.
          A yellow disc with twelve or more wavy rays.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Clarior astris
          Brighter than the stars

    These arms are not described in The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

    Baily
    [Scotland]   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Or, on a fesse engrailed between three nag's heads erased azure as many fleurs-de-lis argent
          Shield of gold with three horse’s heads severed with a jagged cut. A blue horizontal band across a shield drawn with circular bites taken from it with 3 silver fleurs-de-lis. 
       
  • CREST:
  •       A goat's head erased azure bezantee horned OR.
          A blue goat’s head severed with a jagged cut indiscriminately strewed over with gold discs.
       
  • MOTTO:
  •       Vestigia nulla retrorsum
          No Stepping Back

    Bailey
    [England] Northumberland   

       
  • BLAZON:
  •       Vert an eagle displayed argent, armed OR.
          Shield of green with a gold eagle with both wings, the body and the legs displayed and with red, claws, beak and tongue.
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