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George Craufurd (1684-1748)

Arms: Blazon: Gules a fess ermine with two swords saltireways in base proper, a bordure wavy argent.

SOURCE, NOTES and CREDITS: arms: “Scottish Bookplates”, Lee & Campbell, London, 2006 and “An Ordinary of Arms”, Paul, Second Edition, 1903, entry 2246. Illustration: none; text: dqw from the above.

George Craufurd, 1684-1748, son of Thomas Craufurd of Cartsburn was the compiler and author of the first publication of “The Peerage of Scotland” in 1716. This was the first of four such publications published during the course of the next two centuries ending in the last edition of 1907-1914. A younger contemporary of Nisbet, he rated and got a solid mention in “A System of Heraldry” in 1722.

The arms Geo. Craufurd used on his bookplate differ considerably from those matriculated by his father, Thomas, at Lyon Court. But since he actually used these arms in life, it was decided to use his bookplate arms. dqw 20091028

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor

Wedvick Armorial, 120, Craufurd, 20091028

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