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02a. Rothesay Herald
Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt., QC

Arms: Argent, a chevron between two cinquefoils in chief Gules and a saltire couped in base Azure.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Blazon: page 9, Burkes Landed Gentry, 19th Edition, Scotland. Background illustration is from the HSS Society site, Officers of Arms. For text, adapted from: pages 9-12, Burkes Landed Gentry, 19th Edition, Scotland; pages 65-66, “Officers of Arms in Scotland 1290-2016” by Charles Burnett, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 2016, and the internet Wikipedia article.

Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Baronet, Chief of the Name and Arms of Agnew, was born in 1944, Major (Ret.) Royal Highland Fusiliers., Advocate 1982, Queen’s Counsel 1995 , Slains Pursuivant to the Earl of Errol 1978-81, He was appointed as an Officer of Arms at the Court of the Lord Lyon as Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms in 1981and as Rothesay Herald of Arms in 1986 in which off he is currently serving. He is a member of The Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers since 1976.

He married in 1980 Susan Rachel Strang Steel, they have four children a son and three daughters. His son, Mark Douglas Noel Agnew of Lochnaw, younger, born in 199,1 is the heir to the chiefship and baronetcy.

The last person to hold the position of Rothesay Herald before Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw was Lt. Col. Harold Andrew Balvaird Lawson, CVO., appointed “in Extraordinary” in 1981 and who died in office in 1985.

The artwork is a rendering of John Hamilton Gaylor.

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