Saturday, 6 June 2015

Baronscourt Hamilton Heraldry

Lord Belmont's Blog on his visit to Baronscourt provides two interesting coats of arms.

http://lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogspot.ie/

The impaled arms over the front door of the house are for Hamilton and Russell for James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and his wife Lady Louisa Russell.


The Hamilton Arms at Lisadell Church, Co Armagh


The arms of Russell

The other arms dated 1890 are the arms of Hamilton with an escutcheon of pretence containing three fleur de lis. These latter arms represent France. The Marquess of Abercorn (who became duke in 1868) assumed an inescutcheon bearing France and crowned with a French ducal crown on his arms.

For the full details of the Title of Duke of Ch√Ętellerault and the Hamilton-Abercorn Controversy
see:

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/france/scotfr.htm








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