is the motto of the Greenhalgh's of Brandlesome, in Bury
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
understanding of the motto is;
Vinctus ppp of vincio // vincire
Vincire = fettered.
Sola = relief, comfort, solace.
motto, therefore, means = free from the chains that held
( being Royalists they were heavily fined during the civil
war: becoming High Sheriff of Lancashire showed they were
back in favour)
information was kindly sent by Peter Greenhalgh, thanks
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.
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.