Stewart McBain of Glenbain

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Glenbain, Saskatchewan Canada
Registration of Arms
April 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 349

Arms of Stewart McBain of Glenbain
Arms of Stewart McBain of Glenbain
 
Arms of Stewart McBain of Glenbain

Arms of Stewart McBain of Glenbain

Blazon

Quarterly, 1st Or a lion rampant Gules, 2nd Argent a dexter hand Gules, 3rd Argent a sword palewise proper, 4th Or a lymphad Azure sails furled proper flagged and oars elevated in saltire Gules, overall a three-point label Vert charged with three cross-crosslets fitché Argent;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The shield is that of the chief of Clan McBain. The quartered arrangement and charges such as the lion, the lymphad and the hand are commonly used in coats of arms from the Highlands of Scotland. The addition of a green label and the cross-crosslets fitché create a difference from the chief’s arms to indicate that Mr. McBain had served as chief but resigned his position in favour of his cousin.

Crest

Blazon

A demi-wildcat salient proper gorged with a three-point label Vert charged with three cross-crosslets fitché Argent, on the sinister leg a Highland targe Gules;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The wildcat with the targe is the crest of the chief of Clan McBain, and is similar to the wildcat of the crest of the Clan Chattan, of which the McBains were originally a sept. The addition of a green label and the cross-crosslets fitché distinguishes this crest from that of the current chief.

Motto

Blazon

TOUCH NOT A CATT BOT A TARGE;

Symbolism

This Scots phrase, meaning “Do not touch the cat without a shield,” is the motto of Clan McBain and is a variation on that of Clan Chattan.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5668 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent registering the heraldic emblems of Stewart McBain of Glenbain

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Not Available.

Painter

Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh / Cour du roi d’armes Lord Lyon, Édimbourg

Calligrapher

Not applicable

Recipient Type

Individual

Other Information

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 March 1960.