Arms of Stewart of that Ilk
The Arms of Stewart Cadets
Part 2
Arms of Stewart of Moray

Stewart of Moray ~ Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counterflory Gules, within a bordure compony Argent and Azure.

James Stewart, Earl of Moray and Regent of Scotland, bastard son of King James V, bore Scotland within a bordure of the Stewart fess tinctures, the bordure compony recognising his bastardy. He has been noted as bearing also Scotland debruised by a riband or baton sinister which was later switched over to the dexter.

Arms of Stewart of Ascog

Stewart of Ascog ~ Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent within a bordure Sable charged with eight mascles of the Third.

John Stewart of Ascog matriculated these arms as a descendant of the Stewarts of Bute. There is no record of his immediate ancestors' arms, but it may be deduced that either in reality or notionally they bore first the bordure Sable and that a younger son later differenced the bordure with the eight mascles.

Arms of Stewart of Craigins

Stewart of Craigins ~ Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent between three otters' heads couped Gules.

An older blazon of Stewart of Craigins quarters the shield, giving 1st and 4th Or a bend chequy Azure and Argent, and as 2nd and 3rd Or a ship and in chief three buckles Sable. A Stewart bearing buckles may be assumed to descend from Stewart of Bonkyl, but in this case it may be through a maternal link.

Stewart of Bighton ~ Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent between three mascles of the Second.

This is a blazon from Nisbet, chosen here to illustrate, as does the variation of Stewart of Craigins above, differencing by the addition of charges. Lyon Register records the blazon for Stewart of Bigtoun (in Orkney) as Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent between two mascles of the Second.

Arms of Stewart of Bighton

Stewart of Castlemilk ~ Or a bend Gules surmounted of a fess chequy Azure and Argent.

These arms, matriculated by Sir Archibald Stewart of Castlemilk, a baronet, were borne by a cadet branch, Stewart of Torrence, with a crescent for difference. In heraldic tradition this blazon gives precedence to the Or a bend Gules and hints at an alliance with an important but unknown family, the Stewart fess having second place. Perhaps a Stewart historian may supply a clue to us.

Arms of Stewart of Castlemilk

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