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1) (Earl of Winton). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu., for Seton; 2nd and 3rd, az. three garbs or, as a coat of pretension to the Earldom of Buchan; over all, by way of surtout, an escutcheon per pale, on the dexter gu. a sword paleways ppr. hilted and pommelled or, supporting an imperial crown within a double tressure of the last, as arms of augmentation; sinister, az. a star of twelve points ar. for the title of Winton. Crest—On a ducal crown a dragon vert, spouting fire ppr. "with wings elevated. Supporters— Two foxes ppr. collared or, the collars charged with three crescents gu. to their collar chains fixed, passing betw. their forelegs, and reflexing over their backs; on an escroll, coming from behind the shield, and passing over the middle of the supporters, these words, “Intaminatis fulget honoribus.’’ Mottoes—Above the crest: Hazard zet forward; and below the arms: Invia virtuti via nulla.
2) (Viscount of Kingstoun; created 6 January, 1650). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Seton; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a dragon with wings expanded, tail nowed vert. Crest—A crescent flaming. Supporters—Two negroes wreathed about the head and middle with laurel ppr. Motto—Habet et suam.
3) (Garleton, bart., 1664). Quarterly, as Earl of Winton, without the escutcheon of pretence, a bordure quarterly az. and or. Crest—A star of six points in its splendour ppr. Motto—Habet et suam.
4) (St. Germain’s). Or, a fess betw. three crescents in chief, and as many fleurs-de-lis in base gu.
5) (Barns, co. Haddington). Or, a sword in pale az. hilted and pommelled of the first, supporting an imperial crown betw. three crescents gu. all within a double tressure flory counterflory of the last.
6) (London, 1766). Or, a sword in pale az. betw. three crescents gu. all within a double tressure flory counterflory of the last. Crest—A dragon snouting fire ppr. Motto—Hazard zit forward.
7) (Col. James Seton, 1806). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, as Barns; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a fess gu. three cinquefoils of the first. Crest—A crescent gu. Supporters—Two horses ar. Mottoes—Seton; and, Virtus duxit avorum.
8) (Earl of Dunfermline). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a fess gu. three cinquefoils of the first. Crest—A crescent gu. Supporters—Two horses at liberty ar. maned and tailed or. Motto—Semper.
9) (Kyllesmure, co. Haddington). Or, on a chev. az. a cinquefoil of the first betw. three crescents gu. a double treasure flory counterflory of the last.
10) (Carriston, co. Fife). Or, an otter's head erased sa. betw. three crescents gu. a double tressure flory counterflory of the last.
11) (Provost of Haddington, 1680; descended of Northrig). Or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu. a bordure engr. quarterly ar. and az. Crest—A swan swimming ppr. Motto—Cum progressu cautus.
12) (Touch, co. Stirling; heiress to. Sir Henry Steuart, Bart., of Allanton,). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. three escutheons gu., for Hay; behind the shield two spears in saltire, bearing on their points a royal helmet and shield of the arms of Scotland. Crest—A boar’s head couped or. Supporters—Two greyhounds ppr. Motto—Forward ours.
13) (Abercorn, co. Haddington, bart.). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or; three crescents within a double tressure counterflory gu., for Seton; 2nd and 3rd, ar. three escutcheons gu. all within a bordure gu. Crest—A Cornish chough on the face of a rock ppr. Motto—Hazard warily.
14) (Gargunnock, co. Stirling). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu.; 2nd, ar. three bulls’ heads erased sa. horned vert, for Turnbull; 3rd, az. three escutcheons ar., for Hay.
15) (Meldrum, co. Aberdeen; heiress to. Ubquhart, of Craigfintry). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu.; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a demi otter issuing out of a bar wavy sa., for Meldrum.
16) (William Seton, of H.M. Guard of Horse, 1672). Same Arms, with a lance in bend ppr. point embrued. Crest—A gauntlet ppr. Motto—Nigarum vestigia premo.
17) (Pitmedden, co. Aberdeen, bart., 1684). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, three crescents, and in the centre a man’s heart distilling blood, the whole within a double tressure flery counterflory gu., for Seton; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a demi otter sa. crowned or, issuing out of a bar wavy of the second, for Meldrum. Crest—A demi man in military habit, holding the banner of Scotland bendways, with the motto on an escroll above, "Sustento sanguine signa." Supporters—Dexter, a deerhound ar. collared gu. charged with crescents or; sinister, an otter sa.
18) (Mounie, co. Aberdeen; now represented by David Seton, Esq., of Mounie, J P. and D.L.). As Pitmedden, with a crescent az. in the centre of the quarters. Same Crest and Motto.
19) (Parbroath). Or, a mullet betw. three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory gu.
20) (Newark). Same Arms as St. Germain’s, within a bordure az.
21) (Tillibody, co. Clackmannan). Or, an annulet betw. three crescents within a double tressure flory counterflory
22) (William Seton, Provost of Haddington cir. 1650; descended from Northrig). The paternal arms of Seton within the royal tressure gu. and also within a bordure engr. and quartered ar. and az. Crest—A swan swimming ppr. Motto—Cum progressu cautus.
23) (St. Martin’s). Same Arms, within a bordure engr. gu.
24) (Lathrisk). Same Arms, a slip of rose in fess gu.
25) (Pittedie). Ar. a corslet az. betw. three crescents gu.
26) (Northrig). 1st and 4th, same Arms; 2nd and 3rd, Sinclair, of Herdmanston, altered to Seton, within a bordure quarterly ar. and az.
27) Or, a saltire gu. on a chief of the second three garbs of the first.
28) Az. a bend ar. betw. six mullets of the last.
29) Gu. a bend ar. betw. six martlets or.

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