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Capt. James BLOUNT's Coat-of-Arms
Image of James Blount's Coat-of-Arms.
This shield represents two coats of arms and two crests,
one for BLOUNT (on the left half) and one for CLARE (on the right half).
Family Group Sheet of Capt. James BLOUNT
Son of James BLOUNT & Ms. CLARE

1.  John Hill Wheeler.  1884.  Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians.  Columbus Printing Works, Columbus, OH.  Source of the above image.
2.  Helen M. Blount Prescott.  1902.  Blount and Blunt. Press of W.F. Roberts, Washington, DC:

ARMS: 'Barry, Nebuly of Six, Or and Sa.'
CREST: 'An Armed Foot in the Sun.'
3.  Sir Bernard Burke.  1883.  A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.  Harrison, London:
pp. 54-56 BLOUNT... Arms—Barry nebulée of six, or and sa.
pp. 118-121 CLARE... Arms—Or, three chevs., gu.
4.  James Parker.  1894.  A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (republ. 1970, C.E. Tuttle, Rutland VT; online at Mr. Saitou's web site [link died]):
Or, three chevronels gules.--CLARE.
5.  Classic Heraldry: Arms of the 13th and 14th Centuries (online at the Baronage Press web site):
Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester ~ 
Or three chevronels Gules.  [image of arms]
6.  The Association of Amateur Heralds. [link died]
7.  Steven B. Madewell.  Association for the Advancement of Heraldry.
8.  Eddie Geoghegan.  Coats of Arms from Ireland and around the World.
Translation of Heraldic Nomenclature
argent = silver, represented by white in print or paint
barry = barred horizontally
chevronel = a chevron, but half the width
gules = red
nebuleé / nebuly = undulating, wavy
or = gold, represented by yellow in print or paint
sa = sable =  black
armed foot = the foot of a suit of armor
in the sun = shining

The first, and major, point to make is that James BLOUNT's shield (as in the drawing above), is "impaled," that is, it represents two coats of arms (and two crests).  Usually, and as in this case, the husband's coat of arms is on the dexter half and the wife's on the sinister half (dexter means right — orientation in heraldry is always in reference to the bearer of the shield, not the observer, so the dexter side of the shield is on our left in the illustration above).  The complete blazon (description) for Capt. James BLOUNT's coat of arms would be:

Barry nebuleé of six, or and sa, for Blount; impaled Or, three chevronels gules, for Clare.

Arms that are "barry nebuly" are not common.  Parker (1894) mentions two coats of arms that are "barry nebuly of six" (viz., BLOUNT and DOLSEBY), then gives an uncolored image of a shield demonstrating the form:

Colorless image of a coat of arms, 'barry nebuly of six.'
Note that "nebuly" (wavy) refers to the bands of color themselves and not to the wavy lines separating the alternating colors.  Below are two versions of the CASALI arms demonstrating artistic differences in rendering barry nebuly:
CASALI: Barry nebuly of six or and azure.
A version of the Casali coat of arms.
Courtesy of Steven B. Madewell
Courtesy of Eddie Goeghegan

Here is another example, from Parker (1894), of the "Company of Staple Merchants," which is:

Barry nebuly of six argent and azure; on a chief gules a lion passant guardant or...
Company of Staple Merchants coat-of-arms.
The Association of Amateur Heralds [link died] didn't have an image specifically of the CLARE coat-of-arms, but they do have a similar one of the RAVENSBERG coat of arms:
Or (gold), three chevrons Gules (red).
Ravensburg coat-of-arms.
which is similar to the CLARE arms.  Technically, a single chevron should be one-fifth the width of the shield and multiple chevrons (viz., chevronels) should be half the width of a chevron (i.e., one-tenth the width of the shield).  In practice, many do not distinguish the chevronel as a separate entity, and the width of the single or multiple chevrons is arbitrary (and thus left to the artist).

The remainder of the illustration of Capt. BLOUNT's coat-of-arms (the leaves, flowers, flourishes, etc.) is flamboyance on the part of the artist.  It has nothing to do with heraldry.

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