Thornley, Col. Michael Ellis

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0099
  • Registration Date: 27 April 2021
  • Date Assumed: 23 March 2020
  • Heraldic Artist: Dr. Joseph Crews
  • Armiger: Col. Michael Ellis Thornley of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Category: International Armigers

Arms as interpreted by Dr. Joseph Crews
Arms as interpreted by Dr. Joseph Crews

Blazon:

Arms:  Azure, five mullets, four of eight points and one of five forming the constellation of the Southern Cross Argent; within a crown of thorns Or.

Crest:  Upon a helm with a wreath Argent and Azure, a snow owl displayed Argent, wearing on it's neck a medallion Or, and holding/grasping in it's dexter talons a lighting bolt Or.

Mantling:  Azure doubled Argent

Motto:  ASPIRATIO CONSEQUI TUA

Design Rationale:

(none given)

Other Registration(s):

  • 23 March 2020: Arms Certified by Don Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila, Cronista de armas de Castilla y León (No. 17/2020)

  • 29 April 2020: Arms registered by the heraldry Society of Africa, Bunyoro-Kitara

Other Interpretations of the Blazon:

Arms as interpreted by Dr. Joseph Crews

Artist: Dr. Joseph Crews

Other Items & Honors

Royal Order of Kamehameha I: On 24 July 2020, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Cross with Collar 1 of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I (Kamehameha I e Hookanaka) by H.R.H. Prince Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA, who is considered to be a legitimate pretender and heir to the Royal House of Hawaii.

Royal Order of Kalakaua I: On 27 July 2018, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Cross 1 of the Royal Order of Kalakaua I (Kalakaua I e Hookanaka) by H.R.H. Prince Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA, who is considered to be a legitimate pretender and heir to the Royal House of Hawaii. On 24 February 2019, the armiger was promoted to Knight Grand Cross (KGCK) 1, 2 of the Royal Order of Kalakaua I.

Royal Order of Kapi'olani:  On 27 July 2018, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Cross 1  of the Royal Order of Kapiʻolani by H.R.H. Prince Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA, who is considered to be a legitimate heir to the Royal House of Hawai

Royal Order of the Crown of Hawai’i:  On 27 July 2018, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Cross 1  of the Royal Order of the Crown of Hawai’i by H.R.H. Prince Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA, who is considered to be a legitimate heir to the Royal House of Hawai

Royal Order of the Star of Oceania:  On 27 July 2018, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Cross 1  of the Royal Order of the Star of Oceania by H.R.H. Prince Darrick Lane Hoapili Liloa Kamakahelei Baker of Hawaii, USA, who is considered to be a legitimate heir to the Royal House of Hawai

The Most Honourable Order of Omukama Chwa II. Kabalega:  On 25 November 2018, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Grand Officer 1 (GOCK) of the Most Honourable Order of Omukama Chwa II. Kabalega, Bunyoro- Kitara.

Most Esteemed Royal Order of Kisanu Dhow: On 27 Shaban 1442 (10 April 2021), the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Warrior Grand Officer 1 (MZNJK) of the Most Esteemed Royal Order of Kisanu Dhow, awarded by HM Kolo Othman Hamza Malilo II, Sultan of Mwene Mbonwean, Sultanate of Ujiji (Tanzania).

Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog  On 31 August 2019, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight Grand Officer 1 (KGOG) in the Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog for being instrumental in the creation of Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim. Awarded by Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, Nana of Sefwi Obeng Mim. (Ghana).

Notes & References

  • Award has been verified by Brevet.
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