* It is noteworthy that prior to Sir Willoughby, members of the Thyme
Clan were not known for their brains. The gene for genius came from
Lady
Isabel Trentine’s side of the family. She was the daughter of
Professor
Basil E Trentine, although many suspect this was a
pseudonym to conceal his true identity. His little-known invention,
(
linen batteries), earned him a pittance; he was shunned by the
scientific community and eventually died a
senile an’ bitter old man.
The Trentine family crest is the
Siberian Nettle and their clan motto
is “
Sententia Liber.”

This tapestry hangs in the west
tower’s great hall at Thyme Castle.

The pale leaves on the left are the
Thymes; the darker leaves on the
right show ancestors of those who
have married into the Thyme Clan.*