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Chevalier David Alexander Richard Waterton-Anderson, KSG, OLJ

Arms: Quarterly, 1) Argent a saltire engrailed Azure between three molets
in chief & flanks and a crescent in base Sable [ANDERSON of Kinneddar]; 2)
Barry of 6 Ermine & Gules, overall 3 crescents Sable [WATERTON of Methley];
3) Barry of 6 Argent & Azure, in chief 3 lozenges Gules and in the fess
point on the Argent a spur rowel of five points Sable [FLEMING of
Woodhall]; 4) Gules, a lion rampant Vaire armed, langued & crowned Or
[BARON EVERINGHAM of Laxton]. Shield surmounted of a Baron Baillie’s cap.

Crest: On a mound an oak tree fructed all Proper.


1st Quarter Grant: Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh 20 March 1992 Vol. 73,
fol. 78
2nd, 3rd & 4th Quarter: Early 14th century English Rolls of Arms.

The Armiger is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great
(Vatican State Knighthood, 2006); Order ‘Pro Merito Melitensi’ (Order of
Malta -Silver Medal, 2012); The Military & Hospitaller Order of Saint
Lazarus of Jerusalem (Officer, 2015), Heraldic Artist, Genealogist,
Associate Fellow of the International Association of Amateur Heralds.
Founder & Chairman of the "Anderson Association," Highland Piper (1st
Battalion Scots Guards, 2013-15)

On 2nd April 1526, James Anderson was appointed Carrick Pursuivant of Arms
at the Court of the Lord Lyon. This James is claimed as ancestor of the
Andersons of Arbrake and Kinneddar. In the 1566 Workman MS of Lord Lyon
Forman, arms are recorded for Anderson of that Ilk (*Argent a saltire
engrailed Gules between a mullet in chief and three crescents in the flanks
and base Sable*) and it is claimed that James Anderson was recognised as
representer of the race and clan.

The earliest sculptured arms used by the armiger’s Anderson forebears (*Argent
a saltire between three stars in chief & flanks and a crescent in base
Gules*) was used by the Anderson of Bruntstane and Dumbennan by Huntly from
around 1600. This formed the pattern of many coats used by Andersons in the
north-east of Scotland. Through Gordon intermarriages, descendants of this
family adapted their arms in allusion to these connections (*Argent a
saltire engrailed between two stars in chief and base Gules and two boars
heads erased in the flanks Azure*), which were recorded in Lyon Register in
1673 - Vol. 1, fol. 239 for Anderson of Ardbrake & Westerton, co. Banff.
The current senior representer now lives in South Africa.

The Andersons of Kinneddar, co. Elgin (settled there in 1691), were a
junior scion of the Ardbrake line and later recorded a differenced version
of these arms (*Argent a saltire Azure between three molets in chief &
flanks and a crescent in base Sable*) at the Lyon Court in 1992 - Vol. 73,
fol. 78.

The Armigers quartered coat stems from a testamentary injunction in his
mothers will (who was heir general to the English Barony of Everingham of
Laxton, created in 1309) to take her name and arms in addition to his
paternal name and arms. The three principal coats of Waterton, Fleming and
Everingham were chosen as arms of affection for simplicity.

Waterton Crest: (sometimes depicted) In front of a panache of feathers
Argent, Sable & Gules, a crescent of the second.

Waterton Motto: (sometimes shown below the achievement) "BETTER KYNDE
FREMBD THAN FREMBD KYEN" (Better a friendly stranger than estranged kin).

(The artwork is by the Armiger).
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