Meserve, Solomon Willis

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0112
  • Registration Date: 07 April 2022
  • Armiger: Solomon Willis Meserve (1905-1985) of Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Heraldic Artist: Richard McNamee Crossett

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

Category: American Armigers

Arms as designed and interpreted by Richard McNamee Crossett
Arms as interpreted by Richard McNamee Crossett


Arms:  Or, three cherry sprigs slipped two and one each fructed of three Gules and there above leaved of two Vert, on a chief Gules a lion passant guardant Or.

Crest:  On a mount Vert a lion passant guardant Or before a cherry tree fructed Proper.

Motto:  Au Valeureux Coeur Rien Impossible

Design Rationale:

Solomon was a direct descendent of Clement Messervy born in Jersey, C.I. in 1655 and died in Kittery, NH in 1721. These arms include the red cherries found in the Messervy/Meserve arms recorded on Jersey. The motto, too, is that from the Jersey Messervys.

Other Registration(s):

  • The American College of Heraldry #1248, 1995

  • The US Heraldic Register Reg. 20100305F

Other Items & Honors

Crest: On a mount Vert a lion passant guardant Or before a cherry tree fructed Proper.

Standard: The armiger's standard: On the fly, the arms; followed by the crest, the crest and the crest, with the motto 'Au Valeureux Coeur Rien Impossible'.

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