Arms of Morganatic Houses

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Ryan Shuflin
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Re: Arms of Morganatic Houses

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 08 May 2013, 12:29

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The Arms of the Countess of Carlow, She was the Russian wife of a Duke of Mecklenburg. The arms was not used much because her son was made dynastic and became Grand Duke of Mecklenburg. The arms on the sinister are of course those of her family, the Wonlarlarski arms. The griffin presumably represents Rostock and the Mitre; Carlow. Interestingly, the Griffin is preferred as a reference to the Paternal arms over that of the Bull's head.

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Re: Arms of Morganatic Houses

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 08 May 2013, 14:24

http://skeel.info/Arms/rosenborg.jpg The Counts of Rosenborg, I believe the title and arms has been given to various cadets who have renounced the throne. Again there is a quarter to represent the title. Interestingly, the Oldenburg arms remain, but the arms of Denmark are very much modified.

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Re: Arms of Morganatic Houses

Postby Jonathan Webster » 29 May 2020, 22:39

As regards the arms of the Teck/Cambridge family, the original arms of the family as Counts of Teck, granted in 1863 were quarterly 1&4 Teck, 2&3 Württemberg. The later arms were granted in 1871.

See here: http://www.welt-der-wappen.de/Heraldik/seiten/morganatisch2.htm

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Re: Arms of Morganatic Houses

Postby Jonathan Webster » 29 May 2020, 23:09

Prince Heinrich of Hesse Darmstadt (1838-1900) is interesting as regards the arms of Morganatic houses in the fact that he actually fathered two of them.

By his first morganatic marriage in 1878, to Caroline Willich von Pöllnitz, later created Baroness of Nidda (1848-1879), he had one son, Karl (1879-1920), created Count of Nidda in 1883

The arms of the Counts of Nidda were Or, on a chief Sable two Mullets of Eight points in fess Argent:

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-which was simply a re-use of the territorial arms of Nidda born in the greater coat of arms of Hesse-Darmstadt, and had originally been born by the family that ruled Nidda in the 1200s but had become extinct.

Prince Heinrich married for a second time, again morganatically, in 1892 to Emilie Hržić de Topuska (1868–1961), created in 1895 Baroness of Dornberg

By her he had a second son, Elimar, Baron of Dornberg.
The ancient arms of the medieval Lords of Dornberg had been Azure, three Lozenges Argent:

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-for the arms of Elimar, the Azure in the arms of the medieval Lords was merely replaced with Gules.

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Re: Arms of Morganatic Houses

Postby Jonathan Webster » 29 May 2020, 23:24

The arms of the Von Freydorf family, descended from Carl Wilhelm Eugen von Freydorf, the morganatic son of the marriage of Christoph, Margrave of Baden-Durlach to
Maria Katharina Höllischer:
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