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Robert Allen Cromartie of Urquhart-on-Spey, Baron of Urquhart.

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 13th Jan. 2017. Registration No. 0416 (Vol.3). (Lordship & Barony Register)

Arms: Or, on a chevron Azure between three boars' heads couped Gules three mullets of the First pierced of the Second.

Crest: A horse's head Or having pendant from a chain around its neck a crescent Gules.

Above the Shield: behind which is placed his feudo-baronial mantle Gules doubled of silk Argent, fur-edged of miniver and collar Ermine and fastened on the right shoulder by five spherical buttons Or, is placed a chapeau gules furred Ermine (in respect of his feudal barony of Urquhart) thereon an Helm befitting his degree.

Motto: Per Actum Intentio.

The Arms of Robert Allen Cromartie of Urquhart-on-Spey, Baron of Urquhart.

Badge: (as feudal baron of Urquhart): A seahorse Argent crined and unguled Or langued Gules garlanded with ragged robin (lychnis flos-cuculi) Proper.

Standard: The Badge is depicted in the first and third compartments and the said Crest in the centre compartment upon a Standard three and a half metres in length of four tracts Or and Azure, split at the end, having Azure a St Andrew's cross Argent in the hoist, with the Motto "PER ACTUM INTENTIO" in letters Gules upon two transverse bands Argent.

Grant: Court of the Lord Lyon, 126th page of the 86th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

Arms painted by Neil Bromley.

The petition was submitted on the 28th September 2004, amended on the 23rd October 2007. The final grant was dated 14th December 2007 and signed by Robin O Blair, Lord Lyon King of Arms.

The basic achievement is similar to that of the Baron of Urquhart's 16th century Orkney ancestral Cromartie arms. Since it is also similar to that of the Chief of Clan Urquhart, whereas his three boars' heads have blue tongues and silver tusks, the Baron of Urquhart chose to have the boars' heads depicted all red, in the more ancient tradition. Since the armiger has no known blood relationship to the Chief, and is thus an i
ndeterminate Urquhart cadet, he introduced the Chevron, its choice being influenced by the original Cromarties having possessed the motte on which the ancient Cromartie Castle was built in the ancestral Urquhart lands.

As an armorial featuring a Chevron between three boars' heads might suggest an Elphinstone connection, so the three pierced mullets were added. Three mullets also hint at the arms of the early Douglas family that ruled Moray and thus the lands that later formed the Barony of Urquhart, so these were pierced to make the spur rowels that allude to the armigerís own history as an equestrian sportsman.

The Crest of a horse's head again symbolizes the armigerís life-long career as a thoroughbred horse breeder and racing enthusiast. The Crescent worn on a chain around the horse's neck honours Alexander Seton, first Baron of Urquhart.

By Certificate recorded in the land Register of Scotland of date 17 April 2007 the Petitioner is infelt in the lands of Urquhart-on-Spey.

The chapeau, mantle, Badge and Standard are destined to the Petitioner and his heir in the said barony of Urquhart.

 

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