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Gladneys In America

Special thanks to Mildred Lee Gladney Arnold, she has earned our eternal gratitude for authoring and publishing the wonderful Gladney's In Americal Genealogy/Family History book in 1966. A work of family love!

The original paternal grant of arms to the distinguished old family of Gladney, prominent in history for many generations. The arms was granted and recorded in the old College of Arms in London prior to the seventeenth century. It is simple in design because of its antiquity and bears no motto as these had not come into use, and none was added later, as some families did. The eagle was called the "king of birds" and as such was a much-favored charge or blazon on the arms, it was the symbol of great strength, watchfulness and courage.