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  Greenhalgh Coats of Arms

VINCTUS SOLA

This is the motto of the Greenhalgh's of Brandlesome, in Bury Parish.

Vinctus is the ppp of vincio
Vin/cio - cire - xi - ctum
(vt) Bind; fetter; encircle.
(fig.) confine; restrain; envelop; attach
Solaci'ol/um -i n. a grain of comfort
Sola'c/ium -i & ii n. comfort, consolation, relief.
Sola'm/en - inis n. solace, relief

My understanding of the motto is;
Vinctus ppp of vincio // vincire
Vincire = fettered.
Sola = relief, comfort, solace.

The motto, therefore, means = free from the chains that held them
( being Royalists they were heavily fined during the civil war: becoming High Sheriff of Lancashire showed they were back in favour)

This information was kindly sent by Peter Greenhalgh, thanks Peter

Now the picture to the left here is a grave stone showing the Moto. Click the picture for a better view. It is very poor quality but if you look closely you can see that firstly the horn is round a different way to the image above. Also the helmet does not seem to be there neither. Looks like the Image above though close to what it should be is infact slightly wrong. But it stays until I find the right one.

The coat of arms below is believed to be incorrect. It is mean't to belong to a Greenhalgh line from Nottingham. Thier motto is said to be I owe all things to god.