Court of the Lord Lyon Acquisition of
Grant and Matriculation of Scottish Arms
ACQUISITION OF GRANTS AND
MATRICULATIONS OF SCOTTISH ARMS
Notes for the guidance of non-British subjects
Grants of Scottish Arms
by Letters Patent are not made to non-British subjects.
A non-British subject
can, if he is able to trace his ancestry back to a direct or, in some
cases, collateral armigerous ancestor, petition for a
cadet-matriculation, and will be given a duly differenced version of the
armigerous ancestors arms showing the Petitioners own place within
It is possible, however,
for a non-British subject to obtain a cadet-matriculation off a grant
made under the following alternative circumstances to:-
(a) a relative now
resident in Scotland or in one of Her Majestys realms overseas, and
who is a British subject; or
(b) a deceased ancestor
born in Scotland; or
(c) a Scottish ancestor
settled in the United States of America prior to 1783.
In connection with (b) above, here it is
important that information, where available, concerning the deceased
Scottish-born ancestor should be supplied on:
(i) his place of parish
(ii) date of birth, if
(iii) residence, or the name of the
parish in which he was residing prior to emigration;
(iv) occupation, rank or profession;
(v) parentage, if known;
(vi) place within the family (e.g.
eldest or third son) if known;
(vii) wifes name, if
he was married prior to emigration; also date and place of marriage, if
(viii) issue, if any.
The Petitioner will
require to produce proofs avouching the above founded on evidence
contained in Parish records, etc.
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