Heraldry Online Blog

21 May 2011

18th Century Arms – Duke of Dover

Duke of Dover

Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Argent a human heart Gules imperially crowned proper on a chief Azure three mullets of the field (for Douglas) 2nd & 3rd Azure a bend between six crosslets fitchy Or (for Earldom of Mar) all within a bordure Or charged with a double tressure flory-counter-flory Gules.

Crest: A human heart Gules ensigned with an imperial crown between two wings Or.

Supporters: On each side a Pegasus Argent winged maned and hoofed Or.

Motto: Forward.

The Dukedom was created in 1708 in the Peerage of Great Britain for James Douglas (1672-1711), 2nd Duke of Queensberry  (Peerage of Scotland).  The Dukedom expired in 1788  on the death of the 2nd Duke, Charles Douglas (1698-1788) 3rd Duke of Queensberry.

Image courtesy of Richard Lichten


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