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Flight Capt. Richard Downing Jacoby Stuart of Yeochrie, Baron of Yeochrie

Arms: Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent between a Cross Gules surmounting a pair of Wings Azure in chief and a balance Purpure in Base. Above the Shield, behind which is placed his Feudo-Baronial Mantle Gules doubled of silk Argent, fur-edged of miniver and collar Ermine and fastened on the right shoulder by five spherical buttons Or, is placed a Chapeau Gules furred Ermine (in respect of his feudal Barony of Yeochrie), thereon an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Or,

Crest: Pelican Argent, Ducally gorged Gules, in her nest feeding her young Proper,

Motto: “MORS POTIOR MACULA” Death Before Infamy

Badge: Pair of wings Purpure surmounted by a Balance Or , which Badge is depicted in the first and third compartments, and the said Crest in the second compartment, one a standard four yards in length of four tracts or and Azure, split at the end, having Azure, a St. Andrews Cross Argent in the hoist with the Motto “MORS POTIOR MACULA” in letters Gules upon two transverse bands Argunt which Chapeau, Mantle, Badge and Standard are destined to the petitioner and his heirs in said barony of Yeochrie.

Granted: Court of the Lord Lyon, 14th December 2000


History: Originally a church property the Barony was re-erected separating it from the Barony of Auchintoull, by CHARLES II in a charter of novodamus under the Great Seal dated 24 August 1663. Located mid way between Huntly and Banff, the original Barony of Yeochrie was bordered by Aberchirder to the South West, Yeochrie House, and Kinnardy Castle overlooking the Deveron River to the South East, Auchintoll House to the North East and Cornehill Crofts to the West.

I was queried if I wished the Lord Lyon to draw based upon Jacob, JACOBI R (James II) or the Stuart of Bute ancient Sept of Jacobi now rendered Jamieson (see Blacks Surnames of Scotland) or if I wished to submit a heraldic design based upon personal Achievements. I elected to devise Arms based upon ancient Arms, family records and person achievements.

The Cross represents a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Religion with Ministerial Certificate to the Chaplain Corp of the U.S. Military and Academic Life Teaching Credential. The Wings to signify Command Pilot (ATPL) for U.S. licensed International Airlines and the U.S. Department of Defense. Scales of Justice represent LL.B (Law degree) with CREB land conveyance licensing and professional Bar association membership.

The Pelican in Piety Crest was taken from ancient Arms in my families’ possession of Stuart, Moffat and Jacobi of Ecolm. The Pelican was Ducally gorged to show emanate reverence to the patron saint of the Stewarts, SANCTI JACOBI (St. James).



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