Hey i'm new here my name is Emma Bain and i'm quite interested in what my Ancestry is, i mean not as much as some people but nevertheless it's interesting would love see what i can find out :)
My first question is what i asked in the Title: What does it mean for a family member to own a platebody and a shield with a coat of arms on it?, i ask this because my dads father had one that was passed on to him and it was a real one not bought online or anything, someone else on my dads side has it now since his parents passed a while ago. I saw it once myself when i visited and it was pretty epic, i'm positive it was either the Bain Coat of Arms or the Clan Chattan Coat of Arms on the shield cos it had the different pictures on it both have the boat picture on it.
My dads father and ancestors a lot of them served in the Military too that much i know a lot of the older families do, i'm new to this though so not sure what much means but i've read into a lot of the Scottish ancestry, what happened with the immigration of Vikings, Pictish Tribes and the Ottoman Empire, i figured that stuff was the best place to start.
Pretty interesting thing to have i'm not sure if a platebody is common to have either? but nevertheless that's what they have, i'm sorry i don't have photos since it was years ago i saw it and i'm not quite sure who has it but i'm positive they're in a different town a fair distance away.