A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Part 90, Volume 2

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Page 936 - For this timely assistance, the king amply rewarded him with lands on the borders, and to perpetuate the memory of so important a service as well as the manner in which it was performed (for Fairbairn took the king by the thigh and set him on...
Page 1055 - Sempill, by whom he left a daughter, married to Sir William Hamilton, Bart, of Preston. About 1610, the lands of Thornton, near Kilmarnock, long in possession of the family, were alienated to a cadet, founder of the house of Mure of Thornton, the male line of which becoming extinct in 1701, in the person of Sir Archibald Mure, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, the estate passed by his heir female to John Cuninghame of Caddel, and is now held byArchibald Cuninghame of Thornton, the superiority being still...
Page 938 - CREST — A demi-savage grasping in his dexter hand a sheaf of arrows, and pointing with the sinister to an imperial crown or. MOTTO— This I'll defend.
Page 1036 - Castle, one of the few fortresses in Shropshire which were at that time in the interest of the Parliament ; and he gallantly sustained a month's siege, with but thirty-one men against five hundred horse and foot.
Page 1106 - DONOVAN Argent issuing from the sinister side of the shield a cubit dexter arm vested gules cuffed of the first the hand grasping a scian in pale the blade entwined with a serpent all proper.
Page 938 - Donnachie, whose descent from the ancient earls of the district in which their possessions lay, can be proved by charter...
Page 1026 - Eglinton; all within a bordure or, charged with a double tressure, flory counterflory, gu. for Seton. — Crest, a female figure ppr. anciently attired az. holding in the dexter hand an anchor or, and in the sinister the head of a Savage, couped, of the first.
Page 1122 - Quarterly, 1st and 4th, chequy or and gu. a chief vair; 2nd and 3rd, per fesse. the chief ar. and the base representing waves of the sea, in chief a dexter hand couped at the wrist gu. in base a salmon naiant In fesse ppr.
Page 1055 - The Mures of Caldwell are immediately descended from Sir Reginald More, or Mure, of Abercorn and Cowdams, who appears to have been Chamberlain of Scotland as early as 1329, the first year of the reign of David II. The name occurs, written at various periods, More, Mure, Muir, Moor, &c., and from the correspondence of the armorial bearings, seems to be the same originally as that of the Moores of Moore Place, in Kent, now represented by the Irish Moores, Marquises of Drogheda. The arms of
Page 1031 - Moore, [Kent, and of Kersant, Berks. Created a Baronet, 4 March, 1766; and a Knt. of the Bath, 25 June, 1772] az. on a chief, indented, or, three mullets, pierced, gu. — Crest, in a ducal coronet or, a Moor's head, in profile, ppr. wreathed about the temples ar. and az. Supporters, two greyhounds, reguard. ar. each supporting with the exterior foot an anchor sa. Motto, Fortis cadere, cedere non potest. Moore, Sir Graham, K . B. ar. on a fesse az. three mullets, pierced, of the field, within a bordure,...

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