Extract of matriculation of the Arms of the 18th Earl of Lauderdale

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Arms of the 18th Earl of Lauderdale
Arms of the 18th Earl of Lauderdale

Or a lion rampant gules couped at all his joints of the field within a Royal tressure flory counterflory azure, in a dexter canton Argent a saltire Azure, surmounted of an inestucheon Or, charged with a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter-flory Gules, being the addition of Nova Scotia as a baronet, above the Shield from which is pendent by its proper riband the Badge of a Baronet of Nova Scotia, is based His lordships Coronet, thereon an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Gules doubled Ermine and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest a lion sejant affrontee Gules ducally crowned, in his Dexter paw a sword of the last, hilted and pommelled Or, and in his sinister a fleur de lys Azure, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto (Consilio et Animis": and on a Compartment below the Shield are set for Supporters, two eagles, and behind the shield in saltire proper two representations of the Sovereign’s National Flag of Scotland (Cross of St. Andrew), fringed Or, ropes and tassels of the last as Insignia of Office of the Honourable Office of Bearer for the Sovereign of the Sovereign’s National Flag of Scotland.

Source: Matriculation of the Arms of the Earl of Lauderdale, extracted from the 4th page of the 64th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland


A lion sejant affrontee gules ducally crowned proper, holding in the dexter paw a sword proper pommel and hilt or, in the sinister a fleur-de-lis azure.


Consilio et animis = By Wisdom and Courage

The first use of this phrase of which we are aware was by Bishop Isidore of Seville in the 6th century: "Men whose wisdom and courage make them worthy of heaven are called heroes"

Other coats of arms

The arms described above are those of the 18th Earl of Lauderdale.

Other members of the Maitland family also bore arms, and their coats of arms differed materially from those of the Earl, though in many cases they included the rampant lion and also the lion crest, albeit with different colour scheme


The Clan Badge

       This can be used by all clansfolk - whether or not they bear the name of Maitland. 


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