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Arms: Per fess embattled Or and Azure three spearheads in chief of the Second and an estoile of six points in base Argent.

Motto: Candor dat viribus alas

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: Page 666, BLG, 19th Ed, Vol. 1, The Kingdom in Scotland, 2001, and Entry 02574, page 171, “An Ordinary of Arms”, Vol. 2, Edinburgh, 1977, LO reference 54/60 on 26 February 1970. Source for background illustration: a B&W drawing of his achievement on notepaper sent by the armiger to the editor.

Pirie William Frederick Hogarth of Firhill, a living armiger, born in 1933, he succeeded his cousin as 9th of Firhill in 1967. Sometime RAF Flight Lt. he served in the Middle East & the Far East and is lately the publisher of the Baronage Press. He is a close relation of the late Charles Harry Clinton Pirie-Gordon of Buthlaw, an adventurous fellow & editor of the 1937 BLG ( See Buthlaw’s entry elsewhere in this website).

The arms illustrated are an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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