Family Crests

I belong to a group called Drink and Draw. We do not draw while drinking. Instead we meet once a month and decide on an assignment. We then have a month to complete it and bring it to the next meeting. Our projects have included things as specific as "Mural" and as abstract as "Cold". We are a varied group. 1 Illustrator, 3 designers and a neurologist. Our current project is to develop family crests or marks for each of the other 4 members. Here are some I have been working on.

Charles Peale
Peeler: A member of her majesty's constabulary: a police officer; especially in the United Kingdom and Australia. Derived from the name of Sir Robert Peel who developed the Metropolitan Police Act in 1928 which proved to be the foundation for the modern police force in Britain.

Mark Quigg
A year ago my Sainted sister Mary traveled to County Down in Ireland. While exploring a local estuary in wetsuit and scuba gear she came across this ancient shield. Exited by her find she headed in to Downpatrick and asked around about its origins. Kathleen Kelly knew good and well the value of the find. “why that's an ancient tribal shield of the Wild Hares of Lough Neagh, of whom Mark Ó Craig was their Chieftan." You can imagine how exited I was! Also the Ó Cuaigs were good friends with the Hills… There are traitors among us.

Mark Quigg:
You may find this one to be interesting. It was found in the English Midlands painted on the backside of an old toilet seat cover. The wood that the cover was made from was salvaged from an ancient farm house said to be the home of the Quigley family during the 1300s.

  Jeff Hill  I found this mark, well something like it, on a gravestone in Northern Ireland. The name below it was HILL (possibly HELL as it was pretty worn). I think some ancestors of yours' were tough customers.I have embellished it. I really hope your relatives were not killing my relatives.

Jeff Hill
I found this mark, well something like it, on a gravestone in Northern Ireland. The name below it was HILL (possibly HELL as it was pretty worn). I think some ancestors of yours' were tough customers.I have embellished it. I really hope your relatives were not killing my relatives.