Kintyre Pursuivant
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Kintyre Pursuivant
Kintyre Pursuivant
Badge of the Kintyre Pursuivant.svg
The heraldic badge of Kintyre Pursuivant of Arms
 
Heraldic traditionGallo-British
JurisdictionScotland
Governing bodyCourt of the Lord Lyon

Kintyre Pursuivant of Arms was a Scottish pursuivant of arms of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

The Kintyre Pursuivant was formerly a private officer of arms in the service of the Lord of the Isles, but along with Dingwall Pursuivant, Ross Herald, and Islay Herald became an officer of arms to the Scottish Crown when the last Lord of the Isles forfeited his estates and titles to James IV of Scotland in 1493.

The badge of office is Two dolphins hauriant addorsed Azure enfiled of a coronet of four fleurs-de-lys (two visible) and four crosses pattee (one and two halves visible) Or.[1]

John Charles Grossmith George, held the office of Kintyre Pursuivant from 1986 to 2000, before his retirement and subsequent appointment as Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary.

The office is currently vacant.

Holders of the office

Arms Name Date of appointment Ref[2]
Adam Loutfoot 1494
Sir John Pettigrew 1536
John Forsyth 1548
Patrick Davidson 1557 [3]
James Purdie of Kinaldies 1569 [4][5]
William Rankeillour 1595
Walter Ritchie 1616
John Ritchie 1632
William Stewart 1633
George Stewart 1641
George Gordon 1661
John Dale (or Daill) 1668
Alexander Barbour 1684
Arms of Skene of that Ilk.svg John Skene 1706
Arms of Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, Baronet.svg Sir John Erskine of Cambo, Baronet 1707
Alexander Green 1714
John Masson 1715
James Clarkson 1724
Thomas Nicolson 1761
James Geddes 1785
Robert Hamilton 1821
William Robert Montignani 1859
John Jeffers Wilson 1860
Hugh Gray Tibbetts 1866
Vacant 1869-1953
Arms of Moncreiffe of that Ilk.svg Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk 1953-1955 [6]
Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle 1955-1971 [7][8]
Vacant 1971-1986
Arms of John Charles Grossmith George.svg John Charles Grossmith George 1986-2000 [9]
Vacant 2000-Present

See also

References

  1. ^ Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77-86.
  2. ^ Grant, Sir Francis James (1945). Court of the Lord Lyon: List of His Majesty's Officers of Arms and Other Officials with Genealogical Notes, 1318-1945. Society.
  3. ^ Accounts of the Treasurer of Scotland, vol.12 (1970), 69
  4. ^ Register Privy Council Scotland, vol.1 (1879), pp.658-660, list of heralds and messengers
  5. ^ Accounts of the Treasurer of Scotland, vol.12 (1970), 188
  6. ^ "No. 17054". The Edinburgh Gazette. 17 March 1953. p. 143.
  7. ^ "No. 17273". The Edinburgh Gazette. 1 April 1955. p. 212.
  8. ^ "No. 19053". The Edinburgh Gazette. 17 December 1971. p. 1004.
  9. ^ "No. 21898". The Edinburgh Gazette. 4 March 1986. p. 311.

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