The Arms of Stewart Cadets ~ 4

Arms of Stewart of that Ilk
This preliminary survey of Stewart cadets ends with a brief look at some quartered arms. Initially the cadet lines featured their quarter of the Stewart chequered fess with a difference, but subsequently various Lords Lyon were persuaded to allow cadets with quartered coats to include the undifferenced Stewart arms and to treat the existence of the other quarters as sufficient to difference the combined coat from the original undifferenced coat. Genealogists regret this.
Arms of Stewart of Albany

Stewart of Albany ~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th Or a lion rampant Gules and in chief a label of three points Azure; 2nd and 3rd Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent and in chief a label of three points Gules.

Robert was a younger son of King Robert II and in 1399 was created Duke of Albany by his brother. (He earlier bore Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent surmounted of a lion rampant Gules.)

Stewart of Buchan ~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent; 2nd and 3rd Azure three garbs Or.

John Stewart, Earl of Buchan, was the second son of Robert, 1st Duke of Albany (whose other three sons lost their heads for treason). The Earl was killed fighting as Constable of France at Verneuil in 1424. Note that although a younger son of a younger son, his Stewart quarter is undifferenced. (The three garbs are for the earldom of Buchan.)

Arms of Stewart of Buchan
Arms of Stewart of Traquair

Stewart of Traquair ~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent; 2nd Azure three garbs Or; 3rd Sable a mullet Argent; 4th Argent an orle Gules and in chief three martlets Sable.

The first Stewart Earls of Buchan died out, and there was a new creation in 1469. James Stewart of Traquair, a bastard son of the new 1st Earl, married the co-heiress of Rutherfurd of that Ilk and then later bore Traquair in the 3rd quarter, Rutherford in the 4th.

Stewart of Craigie ~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent and in chief three buckles of the Second; 2nd and 3rd Ermine a fess Sable charged with three crescents Argent.

The Stewarts of Craigie (later Craighall) continued to difference the Stewart coat in the first quarter and with three buckles showed their descent from the Stewarts of Bonkyl. The 2nd and 3rd quarters are for Craigie.

Arms of Stewart of Craigie
Arms of Stewart of Lennox

Stewart of Lennox ~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent within a bordure Gules charged with eight buckles of the First; 2nd and 3rd Argent a saltire between four roses Gules.

Originally the first quarter bore the undifferenced arms of Stewart of Bonkyl, Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent surmounted of a bend Sable charged with three buckles of the First.




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