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John Crawfurd 1st Viscount Garnock.

Centre of canopy.

The Arms of Viscount Crawfurd are here displayed with those of his wife’s father. Women were seldom armigerous, and in such cases were allowed to use their father’s Arms.

The Arms of Viscount Crawfurd are here shown "parted Per Pale" or "Impaled", his on the Dexter and his wife’s on the Sinister. His Blazon is described on the page entitled "Centre of Gallery",as follows:- Quarterly 1st and 4th, Azure, three crosses patte Argent; 2nd and 3rd Gules a fess chequy Argent and Azure; over all an inescutcheon Gules Charged of a fess Ermine. Supporters, dexter a Highlander in a short tunic, his shield charged of the Arms of Crawfurd. A difference here on the sinister side is a horse Argent. His wife’s Arms are, Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent, which were her father’s as James Stewart 1st Earl of Bute.

The Royal Stewart line used the Fess chequy Azure and Argent as their distinguishing mark, and the Stewart of Bute line was descended from one of the nineteen illegitimate children of Robert II, who also had thirteen lawful offspring from two marriages.

This family became one of the wealthiest in Britain.

The actual size of this carving is some four feet / 120 cm high.

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