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Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington.

D 4.

Quarterly 1st and 4th Gules on a chevron between three cinquefoils Argent, a buckle Azure between two spots of Ermine, all within a bordure Or charged with eight thistles Vert: 2nd and 3rd Argent a fess wavy between three roses Gules barbed and seeded Proper.

This Coat of Arms also appears as S 3. The differences are that S 3. Shows an Earl’s Coronet, whereas D 4. Shows a torse above the shield which denotes a Lord, a lower rank. There is also a generation of a difference. This illustration is of the Shield as it was before the restoration of 1990.

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