Cranstoun Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Baron Cranstoun; extinct or dormant 28 Sept. 1869). Motto—Thou shalt want ere I want. Gu. three cranes ar. Crest—A crane roosting with its head under its wing and holding up a stone with its right foot all ppr. Supporters—Dexter, a lady richly attired, upper vestment gu. under or, holding out in her right hand a branch of strawberries ppr.; sinister, a stag all ppr.
2) (Mockrie, Scotland). Motto—I desire not to want. Gu. three cranes ar. within a bordure invecked of the second. Crest—A crane’s head erased ppr.
3) (Samuel C. Cranstoun, Governor of Rhode Island 1724). Mottto—Dum vigilo curo. Gu. three cranes within a bordure embattled ar. Crest—A crane pass. ar.
4) (Corehouse, co. Lanark). Quarterly, 1st and and 4th, gu. three cranes ar.; 2nd and 3rd, or, three crescents gu., for Edmondstoune. Crest and Motto, as Lord Cranstoun.