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Crawford 2
Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gules a fess chequy Argent and Azure ( for Lindsay ),
2nd and 3rd , Or a lion rampant Gules debruised of a ribbon in bend Sable ( for Abernethy)

SOURCES, NOTES and CREDITS:: Union Roll of 1707 (see page 159 ), “The Sixteen Peers of Scotland, by Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, BT., and the illustration opposite page 1, The Scots Peerage, ( 4th Scottish Peerage that we are aware of ), Volume III published by David Douglas, Edinburgh and edited by Lord Lyon Sir James Balfour Paul in 1906.

The Earldom of Crawford is the Premier Earldom in the Peerage of Scotland. The date of the Peerage is given as 1398 in the Union Roll of 1707 and given preference at that time as the senior Scottish Earldom which yet stands.

Of interest here is the rendition executed in 1906 by Graham Johnston, Heraldic Artist to the Lyon Office. He is considered one of the great heraldic artists of the first half of the twentieth century. The artist’s signature mark and initials may be viewed in the bottom left of the image.

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