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Blackwood Coat of Arms Meaning

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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Blackwood Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Pitreavie, co. Fife). Az. a fess or, in chief a crescent ar. betw. two mullets of the second, and in base a mascle of the third.
2) (Hamilton-Temple). (Earl of Dufferin). Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Blackwood, az. a fess or, in chief a crescent ar. betw. two mullets of the second, and in base a mascle of the third; 2nd, Temple, quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, an eagle displ. sa., 2nd and 3rd, ar. two bars sa. each charged with three martlets or; 3rd, Hamilton (Earl of Clanbrassill), gu. three cinquefoils pierced erm., on a chief or, a lion pass. of the field. Crests— 1st, Blackwood, on a cap of maintenance gu. turned up erm. a crescent ar.; 2nd, Temple, on a ducal coronet or, a martlet gold; 3rd, Hamilton (Earl of Clanbrassill), a demi-antelope affronte erm. attired and unguled or, holding betw. his hoofs a heart gu. Supporters—Dexter, a lion gu. armed and langued az. gorged with a tressure flory-counterflory or; sinister, an heraldic tiger erm. gorged with a like tressure, gu.
3) (Bart., descended from a younger aon of Sir John Blackwood, Bart., by his wife Dorcas, Baroness Dufferin and Clandeboye). Az. a fesse or, in chief a crescent ar. betw. two mullets of the second, and in base a mascle of the field. Crest—On a cap of maintenance gu. turned up erm. a crescent ar. Motto—Per vias rectas.
4) (Robert Blackwood, Dean of Guild of Edinburgh, 1705). Ar. a saltire sa. on a chief of the second three oak leaves ppr., in the collar point a mascle gu. Crest—Rays or beams of the sun ppr. Motto—Per vias rectas.

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