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1) (that Ilk, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a bend az. three buckles or, within a double tressure flory counterflory gu. Crest—A griffin’s head ppr. Motto—Grip fast.
2) (Earl of Rothes; now borne by the Countess of Rothes in a lozenge). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a bend az. three buckles or, for Leslie; 2nd and 3rd, or, a lion ramp. gu. debruised by a ribbon sa., for Abernethy. Crest—A demi griffin ppr. Supporters: Tvo griffins ppr. beaked, armed, and winged or. Motto—Grip fast.
3) (Lord Lindores). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a bend az. three buckles or; 2nd and 3rd, or, a lion ramp. gu. debruised by a ribbon sa. by way of surtout an escutcheon gu. charged with a castle triple-towered ar. masoned sa., for the title of Lindores. Crest—A demi angel with wings or, holding in the dexter hand two greyhounds’ heads erased ppr. Motto—Stat promissa fides.
4) (Lord Newark), As Lord Lindores, with a crescent gu. in thief. Crest, Motto, and Supporters, as Lord Lindores.
5) (Findrassie, co. Elgin; heiress m. 1794, Sir John Leslie, of Wardis). Quarterly, as Earl of Rothes, within a bordure chequy gu. and or. Crut—A buckle ar. Motto—Firma durant.
6) (Burdsbank, Scotland). The quartered Arms of the Earl of Rothes, within a bordure parted per pale chequy and counter-componee gu. and or. Crest—A buckle or. Motto—Keep fast.
7) (Torry, co. Forfar). The quartered coat of Rothes, within a bordure indented and parted per pale az. and ar. Crest—A buckle or. Motto—Hold fast.
8) (Balquhain, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a fesse az. three buckles or. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ppr. Motto—Grip fast.
9) (Kincraigie, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a fesse betw. two crosses crosslet fitchee az. three buckles or. Crest—A griffin’s head couped ppr. charged with a cross crosslet fitchee ar. Motto—Firma spe.
10) (Glasslough, co. Monaghan, bart. ; a branch of Balquhain). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a bend az. betw. two holly leaves vert three buckles or; 2nd and 3rd, or, a lion ramp. gu. debruised by a ribbon sa. Crest—A griffin’s head erased gu. Motto—Grip fast.
11) (James Leslie, Advocate, of the family of New Leslie, co. Aberdeen, 1694). Ar. on a fesse az. three buckles or, within a bordure of the second charged with as many stars of the first. Crest—A griffin ppr. winged or, holding in the dexter talon a buckle of the last. Motto—Probitas et firmitas.
12) (Kininvie, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a fess az. three buckles or, within a bordure indented of the second. Crest—A griffin ppr. holding in the dexter talon a buckle or. Motto—Quae juncta firma.
13) Leslie-Melville (Earl of Leven and Melville). Quarterly, 1st, az. a thistle slipped ppr. ensigned with an imperial crown or, as a coat of augmentation to the arms of Leslie; 2nd, ar. on a bend az. three buckles or, for Leslie; 3rd, ar. a fesse gu.; 4th, gu. three crescents within a bordure ar. charged with eight roses of the first, both for Melville. Crest, of Leslie: A demi chevalier in complete armour, holding in the dexter hand a dagger erect ppr. pommel and hilt or; of Melville: The head of a ratch-hound erased sa. Supporters—1st: Two chevaliers completely armed, each holding in the exterior hand the banner of Scotland, for Leslie; 2nd: Dexter, a ratch-hound; sinister, an eagle ppr., for Melville. Mottoes—Pro rege et patria, for Leslie; and, Denique coelum, for Melville.
14) (Pitcaple, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a bend az. betw. two mullets gu. three buckles or.
15) (Wardis, co. Aberdeen, and Findrassie, co. Moray, bart., 1625). Ar. on a bend az. betw. two holly leaves vert three buckles or; quartered with Leslie, of Findrassie. Crest—A demi griffin ppr. Motto—Grip fast.
16) As Leslie, of Wardis, without the Findrassie quarter. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ppr. Motto—Grip fast.
17) (Tulloch, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a fesse az. three buckles or, betw. as many fleurs-de-lis of the second. Crest—An eagle’s neck with two heads erased sa. Motto—Hold fast.
18) (Colpnay-Shiels, co. Aberdeen). Ar. on a fess az. three buckles or, within a bordure invecked of the second, charged with eight crescents of the first. Crest— A buckle issuing out of a crescent ar. Motto—Conamine augeor.
19) (Oustens, Scotland, 1672). Ar. on a bend az. betw. three oak branches shppcd vert, acorned ppr. as many buckles or. Crest—A hand holding a writing pen ppr. Motto—Soli Deo gloria.
20) (George Leslie, Bailie of Aberdeen, 1672). Ar. on a bend embattled az. three buckles or. Motto—Deus providebit.
21) (Aberdeen, 1672). Ar. a pair of wings inverted conjoined ppr. surmounted of a fesse az. charged with three buckles or. Motto—God guide all.
22) (Powis, co. Aberdeen). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a bend az. three buckles or, within a bordure gu. ; 2nd and 3rd, az. three frases ar. within a bordure quartered or and of the second, the first charged with three antique crowns gu. the last with as many cinquefoils ar. Crest—A crescent ar. Motto—Crescat Deo promotore.
23) (Dunlugas, co. Banff, 1814). Quarterly, as Earl of Rothes within a bordure az., en surtout, per fess ar. and az. in chief two bears’ paws crossing saltireways ppr. and in base three cinquefoils, two and one ar., for Gron, of Christiansand, in Norway. Crest—A demi griffin ppr. holding in his paws a buckle or. Motto—Grip fast.
24) (Colonel Jonathan Forbes Leslie, of Rothie, co. Aberdeen, 1862). Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters, counter-quartered, 1st and 4th, ar. on a fess betw. two boars’ heads erased az. in chief and base three buckles or, for Leslie, 2nd and 3rd, az. a fess chequy ar. and of the first betw. three boars’ heads erased or, a bordure indented of the second, for Gordon, of Badenscoth; 2nd and 3rd grand quarters, az. a dirk in pale ar. hilted and pommelled or, on its point a wolf’s head couped of the third, betw. three bears’ heads couped of the second, muzzled gu. a chief also of the second and issuing from its base a demi otter sa. crowned with an antique crown of the fourth, for Forbes. Crests—A griffin’s head and neck erased ppr., for Leslie; a bear’s head and neck couped and muzzled ppr., for Forbes. Mottoes—Grip fast, for Leslie; Spe expecto, for Forbes.
25) (Nethermuir, co. Aberdeen, 1872). Per pale ar. and or, on a bend az. betw. two crosses flory gu. three buckles of the third. Crest—A demi griffin ppr. Motto—Grip fast.
26) (Ballybay, co. Monaghan; confirmed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1708, to Ven. Henry Leslie, of Hillsborough, D.D., Archdeacon of Down, son of James Leslie, Esq., of the same place, and grandson of Henbt Lesue, Bishop of Meath) Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a chev. az. three round buckles or; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—An angel ppr.
27) (exemplified to Francis Charles Beers, Esq., of Ballyward Lodge, co. Down, on his assuming, by royal licence, 1850, the surname of Lesue in lieu of Beers, in memory of his maternal uncle, Rev. John Leslie, of Kincraigie Castle, co. Donegal). Ar. on a fess betw. two cross crosslets fitchee az. three buckles or, a crescent gu. for diff. Crest—A griffin’s head couped ppr. charged with a cross crosslet fitchee ar. Motto—Firma spe.
28) (exemplified to Martin Leslie Haworth, Esq., son of Martin Edward Haworth, Esq., of Balham Wood, co. Herts, by Lady Mary Leslie, his wife, eldest surviving sister of the eleventh Earl of Rothes, and now heiress presumptive to that peerage, upon his taking the name and arms of Leslie, instead of that of Haworth, by royal licence). Ar. on a bend az. three buckles or. Crest—A demi griffin segreant ppr.

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