Descriptive Catalogue of Impressions from Ancient Scotish Seals, Royal, Baronial, Ecclesiastical, and Municipal, Embracing a Period from A.D. 1094 to the Commonwealth: Taken from Original Charters and Other Deeds Preserved in Public and Private Archives
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1320.—General Register House a.d. 1320.—General Register Abbey of Melros Abbot ALEXANDER Andrew Appended arms of Scotland background ornamented bend Bishop of Glasgow Bishop of Moray centre chevron chief cinquefoils comitis Common Seal comune coronet Couche Counter Seal Crest crowned crozier DAVID dexter side double tressure flowered Douglas Dunbar Earl Earl of Carrick Edinburgh engrailed fess cheque figure of St fleur-de-lis flowered and counter-flowered fourth full-length figure gardant Gothic niche helmet with mantlings infant Jesus inscription jacobi James johannis John kneeling at prayer knight on horseback Lands late G Lindsay lion rampant Lord lower Melros Charters Monastery Moray mullet nimbus ornamented with foliage Parliament of Scotland Patrick Plate pontifical vestments Register House Robert round seal saltire scroll second and third shield bearing shield surrounded sigill sigillum sinister side STUART Supporters sword THOMAS three bars three cinquefoils three mullets tracery Virgin and infant WALTER Westminster WILLIAM
Page 29 - Three boars' heads and necks, couped. " S ' GULLELME BROUNE." c. AD 1590. — Southesk Charters. 138. BRUCE, ROBERT, LORD OF ANNANDALE. An armed knight on horseback at full speed, with a drawn sword in his right hand, and on his left arm a shield charged with a saltire, which is also shewn on the caparisons of the horse, seemingly with the addition of the chief.
Page 41 - Charters. 222. CUMIN, JOHN. An armed knight on horseback at full speed, with a drawn sword in his right hand, and on his left arm a shield charged with three garbs, which are also repeated on the caparisons of the horse. On the top of the helmet is a crescent and a star, having much the appearance of a crest, but being placed at the commencement...
Page vii - GEORGE BRODIE, ESQ. CHARLES DASHWOOD BRUCE, ESQ. O. TYNDALL BRUCE, ESQ. THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY.
Page 193 - Virgin with a royal crown and nimbus, sitting with the infant Jesus in her arms. In the lower part of the seal is a shield bearing a fess cheque, and in base a mascle.
Page 61 - AD 1217.— Panmure Charters. 334. FIFE, DUNCAN, EARL OF. This has been a fine seal, but is now much broken. An armed knight on horseback at full speed, as word in his right hand, and on his left arm a shield charged with a lion rampant, which is repeated on the caparisons of the horse.
Page 225 - The figure is represented standing on a pedestal in chain armour, with a conical helmet, a sword in his right hand, and on his left arm a shield chequy, or and azure, with a bend sinister ermine.
Page 178 - John, holding a palm branch in his right hand, and a book in his left. The inscription is precisely the same as in the last, p. 88.
Page 177 - A rich design. Within a Gothic niche, a figure of the Virgin sitting, holding in her right hand a branch of lilies, and her left supporting the infant Jesus standing on the seat beside her ; in the lower part of the seal, within an arched niche, an Abbot in front, with a crozier, kneeling at prayer ; at the sides of the niche are two shields, the dexter one bearing the arms of Scotland, the sinister three escutcheons, being the bearing of Hay.
Page 180 - Hunum. c. AD 1202. — Melros Charters. 1014. DUNFERMLINE, RALF, ABBOT OF. A fine seal in excellent preservation. Within a Gothic niche a representation of the Eternal Father and Son. The Father sitting with the cruciform nimbus, holding between his knees the Son extended on the cross. Above the right shoulder of the Father is a star, and above the left a pellet within a crescent. At the sides of the niche are the words,