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30 September 2017

Bookplate: Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

Filed under: Heraldry — Stephen J F Plowman @ 16:57
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Vendor supermanifest is offering for sale on eBay the bookplate of Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (b.1819 d.1885).  He married in 1856 Mary Harriet MacNeil the daughter of John MacNeil of Parkmount.  In 1867 he was created  Baron Cairns of Garmoyle and in 1878 both Viscount Garoyle and Earl Cairns.

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Arms: Gules three martlets Argent a bordure of the last charged with as many trefoils slipped Vert.
Impaling
1st & 4th Azure a lion rampant Argent armed and langued Gules 2nd Argent a sinister hand couped fessways in chief Gules in base wavy Azure a salmon naiant of the first 3rd Or a galley Gules sails furled on a chief of the second three mullets of the first (for MacNeil of Parkmount).
Crest: A martlet Argent charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped Vert.
Supporters: On either side a hawk proper chained and belled Or holding in the beak a trefoil Vert.
Motto: EFFLORESCO  (I Flourish)

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The bookplate is listed in Frank’s Catalogue of British & American Book Plates.

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