The American College of Heraldry, 25 December 1981, Number 179.
Chronicler King of Arms of Spain 23rd April, 1985, Protocol
5-1985, Folio 183-185.
The Court of the Lord Lyon, 5th
February 1986, volume 53, folio 66.
Arms (illustrated in the style depicted
in the Spanish registration) drawn by Quentin Peacock. Standard
drawn by Steve Cowan.
The arms, an original design based on a
punning of the Scottish name of Laird, were first assumed in
November 1981, at New Castle, Pennsylvania.
The Armiger (9th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army retired) is a
graduate of the Command and General Staff College with a Master’s
Degree in Military Science MS. He is the head of the family, a
retired Army Officer and a Vietnam War Veteran who came up through
the ranks. His awards include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze
Star and Purple Heart. Currently he is a “right of descent member”
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts,
The armiger has long been involved in the research of his family’s
history and lineage and is currently a member of the following
heritage societies by proven descent from his qualifying ancestors:
The Colonial Order of the Crown, The Sovereign Colonial Society
Americans of Royal Descent, The Military Order of the Crusades, The
Baronial Order of the Magna Charta, The Plantagenet Society, The
Winthrop Society, The National Society of Sons and Daughters of the
Pilgrims, The Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, The
National Society Sons of the America Revolution, The General Society
of the War of 1812, The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and
the Military Order of the World Wars.
The armiger is the only son of the late Captain James Douglas Laird,
351st Bomber Group, United States Army Air Force, (born Bristow,
State of Oklahoma, 1917) and his wife Marcia Eileen daughter of
Grant Garfield Strenick and his wife Myrtle Marian Sanders. His
father is the second son of James Edgar Laird, pastor of the Church
of Christ (born Scotts Hill, State of Tennessee, 1883) and his wife
Iva May, daughter of Jacob Snyder Higginbotham by his wife Rose Ella
Pruitt. His grandfather is the second son of William Franklin Laird,
Farmer (born Graves County, State of Kentucky, 1848) and his wife
Josephine Elizabeth daughter of James Russsell and his wife
Elizabeth Taylor. His Great Grandfather is the second son of James
Laird (born in the State of North Carolina, 1820) and his wife Winny.
These arms are the
exclusive property of Major James Douglas Laird, head of his
armorial house, formerly of New Castle in the State of Pennsylvania,
now residing in Mesa in the State of Arizona. The right to use of
the arms is extended to all lawfully begotten male heirs of the said
armiger to the exclusion of all others.