Supporters: (granted to the armiger solely for the term
of his life) Dexter: A griffin Gules, wings
elevated, armed, beaked and winged Or Sinister: A raven Sable proper.
Standard: 4 yards in length with
rounded unspoilt ends having the Arms of Sinclair (viz:- Argent, a
cross engrailed Sable) in the hoist and of 4 tracts, bendy-wavy Argent
and Gules, with the aforesaid badge depicted and displayed 3 times,
along with the cri-de-guerre, ’HRAFNS-MERKI(L)’ in letters Sable upon
2 transverse bands Or.
Badge: A raven displayed and volant
Mottoes: Above Crest: 'Fortiter Et Sincere'(Boldly and
Below Shield: 'Med Logum Skal Land Byggja'(By law shall the land be
Recorded: Lyon Office Birthbrief of
Hew/Hugh Sinclair, 4th Laird-Baron of Brough, c.1671-1714, held within
Joseph Stacey, Ross Herald(1663-86)'s archival papers.
Private Registration: Bureau of
Heraldry, Dept. of Arts and Culture of South Africa, regd. 21st June
2001 (H4/3/4/682), Govt. Notice 446, Govt. Gazette 23318, dated 18th
April 2002 (arms), Govt. Notice 1113,Govt.Gazette 25275,dated 8th
August 2003(badge and standard) - Certificate nos.3437 (arms,
supporters and compartment), 3438(badge) and 3438(standard), dated
30th July 2004.
Further Private Registration:
United States Heraldic Registry: regd. 15th February 2006, no.
20060215K (arms): 'Heraldische Gemeinschaft Westfalen: regd. May 2006,
no. DEV 200006 (arms,supporters and compartment).
The armorial rendering
(but not standard and badge, which were done by Achievements Ltd.) was
originally depicted, both in colour and bookplate form by Max Marnau.
The arms are a revised
version of those of the Shetlander feudo-baronial Sinclair family of
Brough (1563/87-1714), of which the armiger (as Baron of Brough) is
the titular representer; while the supporters with the lower motto and
badge/standard (in the Norne dialect) allude to the family's Norse
Viking heritage as cadet descendants of the dynastic 'Prince'-Jarls
(EARLS) of Orkney (c.894-1470/1), commemorating the latter's part in
the historic Irish battle of Clontarf (Good Friday 1014).
The armiger's maternal line, the Jamaican-based mercantile/planter
cadet branch of the Laing family of
Pa(b/p)dale and Strynzi (a/e), Orkney are represented by the crest's