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MacArthur
James Edward Moir MacArthur of that Ilk

Arms: Azure, three ancient crowns Or

Crest: two branches of bay in orle Proper

Motto: FIDE ET OPERA

Slogan: EISD O EISD

Matriculated: The Court of the Lord Lyon. By interlocutor, 28th August 2002.

In August 2002, the Lord Lyon approved the petition of James MacArthur of Milton, making him the first Chief of Clan Arthur for over 220 years. James MacArthur has served as Commander of the Clan for ten years. The previous Clan Chief, Charles MacArthur of Tirivadich died with no apparent heir.

The new Chief and his predecessor share common ancestors from the late fifteenth century in the persons of John MacArthur of Tirivadich and his son Charles. James MacArthur was the heir male of the third son of Charles MacArthur, one John MacArthur of Drissaig until the more senior lines were proved to have died out.
Ten years ago the senior members of the clan held a derbh-fine and elected James to be Commander of the Clan.

James' arms were matriculated then as Azure a cross moline Argent between three ancient crowns Or (L.R. volume 70, folio 110). With the removal of the silver cross, the chief's coat now reverts to the earliest form of arms of the chief of Clan Arthur, a shield apparently identical to the description given in ancient manuscripts for the legendary King Arthur's blazon!

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