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John Ramsay Grant (Ian)

Arms: Gules three antique crowns in pale Argent within an orle of eight plates each charged with a cross patée of the first.

Crest: A demi-unicorn Argent charged on the shoulder with a cross patée armed, crined, unguled and gorged with an antique crown and chain Gules.

Motto: God guides my hand.

Grant: 12th November 1979, Lyon Register 6th page 63rd volume.

The orle of plates charged with crosses, represent eternal life through Christ, whilst the antique crowns are the traditional charge of the Grants. The silver deml-unicorn of the crest depicts Ian's work done in silver in Scotland.

Joined Hamilton & Inches from school in 1956, after two years training in gold and siIversmithing he was sent by Hamilton & Inches for seven years to be apprenticed in Edinburgh to Mr James Anderson, heraldic and ornamental engraver in gold and silver of great repute, as his father was before him. The emphasis in Ian's case to be on heraldic work.

He returned to Hamilton & Inches in 1965 to start their first internal engraving department of which he was foreman with 2 engravers under him when he left to start his own workshop in Edinburgh in 1968. Ian, who is a founder member of our society was also the maker of our Chairman's badge.

Achievement devised by Bill Adams. This representation by Carl Alexander von Volborth.
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