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of George, second Earl of Seaforth, and by her had two
sons and three daughters : —

1. Sir James of Mey.

2. George, an officer in the army, married Margaret

Moncreifl, and had issue Margaret, born at Edin-
burgh 15 November 1687.

3. Elizahetli, married to John Sinclair of Ratter.

4. Barbara, married to David Sinclair of Preswick.

5. Mary.^

Sir Jambs Sinclair of Mey, the eldest son, married,
flrst,^ Frances, daughter of Sir John Towers of that Ilk
and Innerleith, by whom he had a son and a daughter : —

1. Sir James, who succeeded.

2. Margaret (Henderson calls her Barbara) married to

Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke.
He married, secondly, Jean, daughter of Francis Sinclair
of Keiss and Northfield, second son of George, fifth Earl of
Caithness, apparently without issue."

Sir James Sinclair of Mey, third of the name, married
Mary, daughter of James, second Lord Duffus, and had
issue ; —

1. Sir James of Mey.

2. William.

3. Kenneth.

4. Margaret.

Sir Jambs Sinclair of Mey, fourth of the name, obtained
a Crown charter in 1740, and married Margaret, daughter
of John Sinclair of Barrock, by whom he had two sons. He
died 4 October 1760.

1. Sir John of Mey.

^ Henderson. '' Ibid., 54. ^ Henderson says, 'It was Sir James's con-
temporary. Sir John Sinclair of Longformacus, who married the daughter
and heir o£ Sir John Towers of Innerleith.' Playfair agrees. The ex-
planation may be that the lady was twice married. ^ Henderson, 64.



356 SINCLAIR, EARL OF CAITHNESS

2. William, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard
Sinclair, merchant in Thurso, second son of Alex-
ander Sinclair, last Laird of Dun. He had a son
John, captain in the 79tli Foot, who was killed at
Waterloo, and a daughter, Williamina, who died
unmarried.*

Sir John Sinclair of Mey, was served lieir of taillie and
provision in 1763, and died at Barrogill Castle, 26 March
1774. By Charlotte, his wife, second daughter of Eric,
de jure fourth Lord Duffus, he left a son and a daughter : —

1. Sir James, who succeeded, and became twelfth Earl

of Caithness.

2. Margaret, married, 1 September 1782, to the Rev.

William Leslie of Darkland, with issue.

XII. Sir James Sinclair of Mey, eighth Baronet, and
ninth in descent from George of Mey, Chancellor of Caith-
ness, was born at Bai-rogill Castle, 31 October 1766, suc-
ceeded his father as Baronet in 1774, and became twelfth
Earl of Caithness in 1789, but did not immediately assume
the title. The same year. Sir William Dunbar, and other
freeholders of the county of Caithness, objected against
his remaining on the roll, on the ground that, though he
had not assumed the honours of the earldom of Caithness,
he had acquired, by succession, the right of that peerage.
The matter went on appeal before the Court of Session,
but ultimately it was not brought to a decision.' His Lord-
ship was chosen one of the sixteen representatives of the
Scottish Peerage at the general election in 1807. He was
Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Caithness, and in 1810
was appointed Postmaster-General. His Lordship was also
lieutenant-colonel of the Ross-shire Militia. He died at
Barrogill 16 July 1823.

He married, at Thurso Castle, 2 January 1784, Jean,
second daughter of General Alexander Campbell of Bar-
caldine, Deputy-Governor of Fort George, niece of Sir John
Sinclair of Ulbster, Baronet, M.P., and by her, who died 2
April 1853, at Edinburgh, had issue : —

1. John, Lord Berriedale, born 20 July 1788, died at
Barrogill Castle 1 June 1802, in his fourteenth year.

' Henderson, 65. 2 Qn 4 May 1793 he was found entitled to the
honours (Burke).



SINCLAIR, EARL OF CAITHNESS 357

2. Alexander, thirteenth Earl.

3. James, born 24 October 1797, a lieutenant-colonel in

the army ; married, in 1819, Elizabeth, youngest
daughter of George Tritton, Esquire, of Westhill,
Wandsworth. He died, with issue, 18 January 1856.

4. Patrick Cami^hell, born 14 July 1800, married Isabella,

daughter of Major-General M'Gregor, and died 13
March 1834. His widow died 3 March 1853.

5. Eric George, born 19 August 1801. He was in the

Royal Navy, and died 26 September 1829.

6. John, born at Barrogill Castle, 4 July 1808 ; an officer

in the army. He married, 22 October 1833, Maria-
Petronella, youngest daughter of John Church,
Esquire, and died 8 January 1861. His widow died
26 February 1878.

7. Janet, married, at Edinburgh, 10 May 1805, to James

Buchanan, Esquire, of Ardenconnel, Dumbartonshire,
afterwards of Craigend Castle, Stirlingshire, who
died 21 December 1860. She died 24 February 1867.
They left issue.

8. Helen, born 22 September 1786, died, unmarried, at

Barrogill Castle, 1 October 1803.

9. Charlotte Ann, born 11 March 1792, married, at Edin-

burgh, 21 May 1810,' to Major-General Alexander
Murray MacGregor, with issue. He died on 18 July
1823, and his widow on 7 April 1854.

XIII. Alexander Campbell, succeeded his father as
thirteenth Eai'l. He was born 24 July 1790 at Barrogill
Castle ; married, 22 November 1813, at Mortlake, Surrey,
Francis Harriet, daughter and co-heir of the Very Rev.
William Leigh of Rushall Hall, co. Stafford, Dean of Here-
ford. This Earl was sometime an officer in the army, and
was Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Caithness. He died
24 December 1855 at Edinburgh (Admon. 6 November
1858), leaving by his wife (who predeceased him there on 23
August 1854) two sons : —

1. James, fourteenth Earl.

2. William Leigh Canning, born 1825, died 3 January 1834.

1 Scots Mag., Ixxii. 399.



358 SINCLAIR, EARL OF CAITHNESS

3. Alexander Eric George, born 20 May 1827. He served
in the 91st Regiment, and died 21 Augnst 1857.

XIV. .Iames, fourteenth Earl, born at Edinburgh 16
December 1821. A Fellow of tlie Royal Society, and known
to the scientific world as an inventor. A Representative
Peer of Scotland, 1858 and 1865 ; created a Baron of the
United Kingdom, as BARON BARROGILL, 1st May 1866.
A Lord-in-waiting 1856-58, and again 1859-66, and Lord-
Lieutenant and Vice-Admiral of Caitliness. He married,
first, 17 July 1847, at St. George's, Hanover Square, Louisa
Georgiana, third and youngest daughter and co-heir of Sir
George Richard Philips, Baronet, of Weston, co. Warwick.
She died 31 July 1870, at Barrogill Castle. By her he had
issue : —

1. George Philips Albxandee, fifteenth Earl.

2. Fanny Georgiana Elisabeth, born 26 October 1854, who

died, unmarried, 11 October 1883.
He married, secondly, 6 March 1872, at Edinburgh, Marie,
Duchesse de Pomar (so created in 1879 by Pope Leo xiii.),
only surviving daughter of Don Jose de Mariategui, and
widow of His Excellency General the Conde de Medina
Pomar. Tiie Earl died in New York 28 March 1881, and
was buried in the Chapel Royal, Holyrood. His second wife,
who was born in 1830, survived him, and died 2 November
1895 in Paris.

XV. George Philips Alexander, succeeded his father
as fifteenth Earl. Born 30 November 1858 in London, he
was Lord-Lieutenant of Caithness, and lieutenant-colonel of
the Caithness Artillery Volunteers. He died, unmarried, 25
May 1889, at Edinburgh, when his Barony of Barrogill be-
came extinct, and his Scottish honours passed to his kinsman,

XVI. James Augustus, sixteenth Earl, heir -male of
Robert Sinclair, fifth son of Sir James Sinclair of Cannis-
bey and Mey, Baronet (see p. 354). He was born 31 May
1827. He was for many years a chartered accountant in
Aberdeen ; he died 20 January 1891 in Paddington, and was
buried in Old Aberdeen. He married, 26 April 1855, Jessie,
daughter of Roderick Macleod, Esquire, M.D. of London,
and by her, who survives him, had issue : —



SINCLAIR, EARL OF CAITHNESS 359

1. John Sdtherland, present Peer.

2. Normnii Macleod, B.A. Camb., born 4 April 1862 ;

married, 21 December 1893, Lilian, second daughter of
Higford Higford, Esquire, of 23 Eaton Place, London,
with issue : —

(1) Olivia, born 15 October 1894.

(2) Diana, born 21 April 1898.
?3) Lucy, born 27 February 1902.
(4) Teresa (twin), 27 February 1902.

3. Charles Augustus (Rev.), M.A. Oxon., Rector of

Hempsted, Gloucester, born 11 May 1865, married,
25 October 1899, Marianne, second daughter of the
late Rev. Edward Harman, Rector of Pickwell, co.
Leicester, and has issue : —

(1) Janet, born 14 October 1900.

(2) Nicola, born 3 April 1904.

4. George Arthur, born 28 April 1874, Legal Department,

Board of Trade, 7 Whitehall Gardens, London, S.W.

5. Margaret Helen.

6. Euphemia Wilhelmina.

7. Meredith Isabel.

8. Mary Jessie.

XVII. John Sutherland, seventeenth Earl, born 17 Sep-
tember 1857 in Aberdeen.

Creation. — Earl of Caithness and Lord Sinclair, 28
August 1455.

Arms. — Not recorded in Lyou Register, and variously
given in different MSS. The following blazon is given in
the Peers Arms (Lyon Office ms.) : — Quarterly, 1st, azure
a lymphad at anchor, sails furled and oars erect in saltire,
within a double tressure flory counterflory or, for Orkney ;
2nd and 3rd, or, a lion rampant gules for Spar ; 4th, azure,
a ship under sail or, for Caithness ; over all a cross engrailed
and counterchanged argent and sable, for Sinclair.

Crest. — A cock proper.

Supporters. — Two griffins proper armed and beaked or.

Motto. — Commit thy work to God.

[a. t. g.]



LIVINGSTON, EARL OF CALLENDAR



HE HON. JAMES LIV-
INGSTON of Brighouse,
third and youngest son
of Alexander, first Earl
of Linlithgow, after serv-
ing with distinction as a
soldier in various parts of
Europe, and attaining the
rank of colonel, returned
to his native country in
1633, in which year he was
appointed one of King
Charles's Gentlemen of
the Bedchamber, and cre-
ated a Peer by the title
of LORD LIVINGSTON
OP ALMOND. The
patent, which is dated 19 June 1633, refers to the services
rendered by Sir James to the King, his father, and his only
sister (Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia), and also mentions his
military achievements abroad, which conferred no small
honour on his country. The destination of the dignity is to
heirs-male.' In 1634 Lord Almond acquired the lands and
barony of Oallendar, on the resignation of his elder brother
the second Earl of Linlithgow, the Earl of Wigtoun, and
Sir James Douglas of Mordington,' and in 1637 the barony
of Falkirk also came into his possession by purchase from
the Earl of Linlithgow,' a number of other lands in Stirling-
shire being subsequently added to his estates. When an army
was levied in Scotland in 1640 to oppose the English and King




' iJegf. ilfagf. Sigi., at date. ~ Ibid. ^ Ibid.



LIVINGSTON, EARL OF OALLBNDAR 361

Oharles, Lord Almond, who was one of the subscribers to
the Confession of Faith ' as it was professed in 1580,' was
chosen Lieutenant-General, or second in command under
General Leslie, but matters were soon settled by the
Treaty of Ripon. Lord Almond was one of the first who
subscribed the bond of association in favour of the King at
Cumbernauld early in 1641, and when Charles visited Scot-
land the same year he was pleased to raise his lordship to
the dignity of EARL OF OALLBNDAR, by patent dated
at Holyrood House 6 October. The destination of the new
dignity was limited to the heirs-male of the Earl's body.
In 1648 the Earl of Callendar refused the lieutenant-
generalship of the Scottish anny, but the following year he
accepted the command of the forces levied to oppose
Montrose, who, however, beat a hasty retreat from Dum-
fries to Carlisle, and his opponent, after getting an Act of
Approbation from Parliament, marched into England and
joined the army under the Earl of Leven, which took New-
castle by storm in the month of October. When King
Charles came (or was brought) to Newcastle in May 1646,
the Earl of Callendar obtained from His Majesty a
patent, dated 28 July, granting to him, in the event
of the failure of heirs-male of his body, the power of
nominating the person who should succeed him in his
estates and titles, and in default of such nomination these
were to pass to his nephew Alexander Livingston, and his
heirs of entail and provision. Another honour the Earl
obtained at this meeting with His Majesty was the Sheriff-
dom of Stirlingshire in succession to the Earl of Mar.
When, in 1672, the Earl, in virtue of this office, claimed the
customary Sheriff's gloves and the gift of a stag every year
from the burgh of Stirling, one of the pleas in defence of
the action he raised against the town was that the office of
Sheriff, having been given to the Earl by Oharles i. during
his captivity in the Isle of Wight, it had since been revoked
and declared void.' The appointment, however, is dated at
Newcastle 4 August 1646,^ nearly a year before the King
went to the Isle of Wight. In the ' Engagement ' of 1648
the Earl of Callendar was second in command to the Duke

' FountainhaH's Historical Notes, i. 47. '^ Beg. Mag. Sig.



362 LIVINGSTON, EARL OF OALLBNDAR

of Hamilton, and on the surrender of Carlisle to the Scottish
army on 9 July, he was appointed governor of the town and
citadel. On the disastrous failure of the expedition at
Preston in August, the Earl escaped in disguise to Holland,
and his estates were forfeited and dealt with by Cromwell,
who allowed nothing to the Countess out of the revenues,
but did not interfere with the jointure she enjoyed as
Dowager Countess of Dunfermline. The Earl returned at
the Restoration, and was re-invested in his estates, and
got a new patent, dated at Whitehall 21 November 1660,
providing the succession to his nephew, Alexander Living-
ston, second son of Alexander, second Earl of Linlithgow,
and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, to the second
son of George, third Earl of Linlithgow, and the heirs-male
of his body, whom failing, to Alexander Livingston, son
of the deceased Sir Alexander Livingston of Dalderse, a
natural son of the Earl's, with other remainders. The
editors of Wishart's Deeds of Montrose, Edinburgh, 1893,
make the following comment on the career of the first
Earl of Callendar : ' ' He was a nobleman who, between
war and politics, was much put to it in steering a course
for himself, but on the whole succeeded. In Montrose's
cipher key he is represented by ' Almanack,' probably from
his study of the signs of the times.' Crawford in liis
Peerage, followed by Douglas, says that the Earl died in
1672 very aged, but he is mentioned as a heritor of the
parish of Manuel in a deed dated 20 November 1673,^ and
according to a Falkirk periodical he died in 1674.^

He married (contract dated 1633) Margaret Hay, only
daughter of James, seventh Lord Yester, sister of John,
first Earl of Tweeddale, and widow of Alexander Seton,
first Earl of Dunfermline, High Chancellor of Scotland.
She died without issue by her second husband on 30
December 1659, cetatis suce sixty-seven." The Earl left
two illegitimate children, Alexander and Helena. The
son, who was knighted, became known as Sir Alexander
Livingston of Dalderse. He married Jean Hamilton,
and their son, Alexander, is mentioned in the remainder

' Page 45 n. " Linlithgow Charters. ^ Falkirk Monthly Magazine,
April 1827, 144, cited in The Livingstons of Callendar and their Principal
Cadets, by E. B. Livingston, privately printed, 1887-1889. * Inscription
on coffin in vault of Dalgety Church in Fife. Cf. Lamont's Diary.



LIVINGSTON, EARL OF OALLBNDAR 363

clauses of the patent of the earldom, dated 1660, as an
heir of tailzie.'

In terms of this patent, the first Earl of Oallendar was
succeeded by his nephew,

II. Alexander, second son of Alexander, second Earl of
Linlithgow, who married (contract dated 25 and 28 August
1663) Mary, third daughter of William, second Duke of
Hamilton, but had no issue by her. After his death in
August 1685, she married, secondly (contract dated 28
June 1690), Sir James Livingston of Westquarter; and
thirdly, James, third Earl of Pindlater. The second Earl
of Oallendar had a natural son. Sir Alexander Livingston
of Glentirran, who was created a baronet of Nova Scotia
20 July 1685.

III. Alexander, third Earl of Oallendar, who, after a
prolonged lawsuit, succeeded his uncle, the second Earl,
was the second son of George, thii'd Earl of Linlithgow.
There is a letter from the Privy Oouncil, dated 6 May 1688,
appointing the Earl of Oallendar colonel of the Stirlingshire
Militia for securing the peace of the kingdom.' He died
in December 1692, leaving by his wife Anne Graham (who
was living February 1704), eldest daughter of James, second
Marquess of Montrose, one son and two daughters : —

1. James, fourth Earl.

2. Henriet, who died unmarried 25 May 1738, and was

buried in Holyrood Ohapel.

3. Mary, married 1717 to James Graham of Airth, in the

county of Stirling, Judge-Admiral of Scotland, and
had issue, and died 26 March 1734.

IV. James, fourth Earl of Oallendar, was, in his minority,
served heir to his father 4 August 1693, and on the death of
his uncle George, fourth Earl of Linlithgow, in August 1695,
he also succeeded to that title. His honours and estates
were forfeited by his engaging in the rebellion of 1715.

Oreations. — 19 June 1633, Lord Livingston of Almond,
6 October 1641, Earl of Oallendar.

1 Beg. Mag. Sig. ^ Minutes of Commissioners of Militia of Stirling-
shire.



364 LIVINGSTON, EARL OF OALLENDAR

Aems. — Quarterly : 1st and 4tli, sable, a bend between
six billets or, for Callendar; 2nd and 3rd, argent, three
cinquefoils gules within a double tressure flowered and
counterflowered with fleur de lys vert, lor Livingston,
with a crescent in tlie centre lor difference.

Orest. — A dexter hand, holding a sword, proper.

Supporters. — Two lions gules.

Motto. — Et domi et foris.

[w. B. c]



ERSKINE, LORD CARDROSS




Esme, Duke of Lennox.
13 March 1617.^



This



OHN, seventh Earl of
Mar, was created LORD
OARDROSS by charter,
dated at Greenwich 10
June 1610,' with destina-
tion to liimself and his
heirs - male and assigns
whatsoever. By virtue
of the powers conferred
on him therein, he, on
31 January 1617, assigned
the said dignity, reserv-
ing his own liferent, in
favour of Henry Erskine,
the second son of his
marriage with his second
wife Mary, daughter of
assignation was confirmed



Henry Erskine, to whom the title of Lord Oardross
was assigned by his father, never inherited the honour, as
he predeceased him in 1628. He married, shortly after 14
December 1625,^ Margaret, only daughter of Sir James
Bellenden of Broughtoun, and had issue : —

II. David Erskine, who on the death of his grandfather
John, Earl of Mar, on 14 December 1634, succeeded to the
lordship of Oardross. He was one of the few peers who
opposed the surrender of King Charles i. to the Orom-
wellians at Newcastle in 1646. On 18 February 1664 he
had a charter of the lordship of Oardross, with power of



Reg. Mag. Sig.



2 Ibid.



Gen. Reg. Sas., xviii. 351,



366 ERSKINE, LORD OARDROSS

nominating his successor in the Peerage, which failing,
with remainder to the lieirs-male of his body, whom fail-
ing to his heirs and assigns whomsoever. He died in 1671.
He married, first, contract dated 9 August 1645,' Anne,
fifth daughter of Sir Thomas Hope of Oraighall, Bart.,
Lord Advocate. He married, secondly, in 1655, Mary,
youngest daughter of Sir George Bruce of Oarnock, and
sister of Edward, Earl of Kincardine, and had issue.
Issue by first marriage : —

1. Henry, third Lord.

2. Margaret, who was married to William Cunningham of

Boquhan in Stirlingshire, and had issue.
Issue by second marriage : —

3. Alexander, died young.

4. William of Torry, M.P. for Oulross 1689-97, Lieu-

tenant-Governor of Blackness Castle ; died 5 October
1700 ; ^ married his cousin-german Magdalen, daughter
of Sir James Lumsdain, with issue.

5. John of Carnock, born at Cardross 30 May 1662,

accompanied William of Orange to England in 1689,
and was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of Lord Car-
dross's Regiment of Dragoons 19 April 1689, Lieu-
tenant-Governor of Stirling Castle 8 May 1701, and
of Dumbarton Castle 25 August 1702.' He was M.P.
for the burgh of Stirling 1702-7, and for that district
of burghs 1707-10, and died at Edinburgh 13 January
1743." He married, first, 14 Marcli 1690, Jane,
daughter and heiress of William Mure of Caldwell ;
she died in May 1690 s.p. : secondly, 5 January 1691,^
Anna, elder daughter of and co-heiress of William
Dundas of Kincavil, advocate ; she died 29 June
1723, leaving issue four sons and a daughter : thirdly,
28 April 1725, Lilias, eldest daughter of Sir John
Stirling of Keir, and widow of John Murray of
Touchadam and Polmaise ; she was born 12 January
1681, and died s.p. 27 March 1729: and, fourthly,
25 November 1729, Mary, daughter of Charles Stuart
of Dunearn ; she died 12 September 1772, and had
issue a son.

' neg. Mag. Sig., 10 June 1646. 2 Services of Heirs, 1700-1709,
' Dalton's Army Lists. * Scots Mag. '' Edin. Keg.



ERSKINB, LORD OARDROSS 367

6. Charles, captain in the Earl of Leven's or Edinburgh

Regiment, 19 July 1689, fell at Steinkirk 4 June 1692.

7. Veronica, married, 10 September 1703,' to Walter

Lockhart of Kirktown, Lanarkshire, and had issue.

8. Magdalen, baptized at Port of Menteitli 14 February

1667, married to Alexander Moneypenny of Pitmilly.

9. Maria, died 1 April 1680 unmarried.^

III. Henry, third Lord Oardross, succeeded his father in
1671, and having joined the party opposed to the Earl of
Lauderdale's government, was imprisoned in Edinburgh
Castle for four years from 5 August 1675. Released on 30
July 1679, he shortly thereafter proceeded to North America,
where he founded a colony in Carolina, which was destroyed
by the Spaniards. He returned to Europe, and going to
Holland he entered the service of William of Orange,
whom he accompanied to England in 1688. He raised a
regiment of dragoons, of which he was appointed colonel
on 19 April 1689 ; a member of the Privy Council and
General of the Mint ; died at Edinburgh 21 May 1693 in his
forty-fourth year, from the effects of the hardships he had
undergone. He married, 3 March 1671,^ Catherine, youngest
daughter of Sir James Stewart, and co-heiress of lier brother
Sir William Stewart of Ejrkhill, who survived him, and died
in January, and was buried in the Abbey of Holyrood 1
February 1725.'' They had issue : —

1. David, fourth Lord.

2. Charles, admitted advocate 24 June 1704, died at

Edinburgh 25 February 1763.' He married Ann,
daughter and heiress of Walter Scott of Edenshead,
youngest son of Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit, with
whom he got the estate of Edenshead. She died 19
December 1763 without surviving issue.

3. William, Deputy-Governor of Blackness Castle, died

before 10 October 1739,^ married Margaret, daughter
of Colonel John Erskine.

4. Thomas, born at Edinburgh 5 June 1691, admitted

advocate 17 July 1716, and died at Edinburgh 14
January 1731. He married, 15 June 1721,' Rachel,

1 Edin. Keg. ^ Services of Heirs, 1700-1709. ^ Edin. Reg. " Funeral
Escutcheon and Holyrood Reg. ^ Scots Mag. " Edin. Tests, ' Edin. Reg,



368 BRSKINB, LORD OARDROSS

daughter of John Libberton, merchant burgess of
Edinburgh ; she died 30 June 1769, leaving issue.

5. Catherine, married, first, to Sir William Denholm of

Westshields; and secondly, 4 April 1714, to Daniel
Campbell of Shawfield, and had issue a daughter.

6. Mary, born 30 March 1690, married to James Nimmo,

merchant and cashier of excise in Edinburgh, and
died at Edinburgh in June 1733, leaving issue three
daughters.

7. Anne, born 9 December 1692, married to Archibald

Bdmonstone of Duntreath, and died before 1716.

IV. David, fourth Lord Oardross, baptized at Port of
Menteith 3 January 1672, captain in Lord Cardross's
dragoons November 1690, succeeded on the death of his
cousin William, Earl of Buchan, in 1695 to that title, tvliieh
see.

Creation. — 10 June 1610, Lord Cardross.

Arms (recorded in Lyon Register). — Quarterly : 1st and
4th grand quarters, gules, an eagle displayed or, armed and
membered azure, looking towards the sun in his splendour
placed in the dexter chief, as a coat of augmentation ; 2nd
grand quarter, counter-quartered, 1st and 4th, azure, a bend
between six cross-crosslets fitchee or, for Mar; 2nd and
3rd, argent, a pale sable, for Erskine ; 3rd grand quarter,
counter-quartered, 1st and 4th, or, a fess chequy azure
and argent, for Stewart ; 2nd and 3rd, azure, three garbs
or, for Cumniing.

Crest.— A hand bearing up a boar's head erased on the
point of a skene thrust through the same proper.

Supporters. — Dexter, a horse argent, furnished gules;
sinister, a griffin parted per fess argent and sable, armed



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