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SHIELD: Quarterly, 1st and 4th: or a double headed eagle displayed gules, armed and beaked azure; 2nd and 3rd: parted per bend embattled argent and gules; overall an escutcheon or, charged with three stag's horns gules.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: The illustration of arms for background is from the internet Wikipedia article. Text is adapted from the same source. The Earldom of Glasgow is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. According to Wikipedia, The Earl of Glasgow is the junior most extant earl in the Peerage of Scotland.

David Boyle, (1666-1733) was the eldest son of John Boyle of Kelburne and Marion Steuart, eldest daughter of Sir Walter Steuart of Allanton. David was created on 31 Jan 1699 Lord Boyle of Kelburn by King William III & II. Then Lord Boyle was created Earl of Glasgow on 12 April 1703 by Queen Anne and subsequently was one of the commissioners who negotiated the Treaty of Union uniting the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707.

He had already been created Lord Boyle of Kelburn, Stewartoun, Cumbrae, Finnick, Largs and Dalry in 1699, and was made Lord Boyle of Stewartoun, Cumbraes, Fenwick, Largs and Dalry and Viscount Kelburn at the same time as he was granted the earldom. These titles are all in the Peerage of Scotland.

The seventh Earl, another David Boyle, served as Governor of New Zealand from 1892 to 1897 and was created Baron Fairlie of Fairlie in the County of Ayr on 23 July 1897 by Queen Victoria, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The Earl of Glasgow is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Boyle and the family seat is Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland. The current earl is Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow. He has an heir apparent, his son another David Boyle, is Viscount Kelburn.

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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