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Monsieur Xavier Fairforth Rippon

ARMS: Parted per chevron Argent and Azure on a chevron between in chief two crosses crosslet fitchy Sable and in base a stag’s head cabossed Argent attired Or a chain broken in chief Argent; on a chief Azure three griffins’ heads erased Argent langued Or.

SOURCES/NOTES & CREDITS: Blazon and illustration for background and biographical information were supplied on request by the armiger. The blazon was reworked by J. H. Gaylor and the texted adapted by D. Q. Wedvick.

Xavier I. F. Rippon, a living armiger and French citizen, was the contest winner of
the first “Name that Laird” contest naming the Marquis of Huntly as the laird in question on the Society of Scottish Armigers’ website. In addition, he correctly identified the four quarters of the Marquis of Huntly’s arms. M. Rippon stated that he is not a member of the SSA or the HSS nor on Facebook. He went on to explain that he is “a Frenchman who has Scottish origins lost in the troubled history of the 18th century” And that his, “family is still tied to the Mackenzie clan today”.

It is our hope Xavier Rippon will go on to win more such contests as a challenge to our own members.

The artwork is a rendition by John Hamilton Gaylor

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