The Curious Pedigree of Lt. Thomas Minor
From New England Historical and Genealogical Register of July 1984, pages 182-185
By John A. Miner and Robert F. Miner
For over a period of perhaps some three hundred years, descendants of Lt. Thomas Minor, as well as students and writers of history and genealogy, have accepted a certain coat of arms and the seventeenth-century essay detailing Thomas's heritage as fact. The Register published the "Herauldical Essay Upon the Surname of Miner" as well as the supposed Miner coat of arms (v13 : p161-164; v82 : p160).