THE  HOUSE OF LUMSDEN  

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1672 Robert Lumsden of Stravithie 1672 Sir James Lumsden of Innergellie

LUMSDEN ARMS

In Scotland we have the most strictly controlled system of Heraldry in the world. This function is given to the Lord Lyon, King of Arms, with his Lyon Court in Edinburgh.  

 

Arms in Scotland are personal to a named person, which may be inherited by the senior male child. There is no such thing as "Family" Arms. The only heraldry which may be worn by all Lumsdens is the Clan Crest Badge, authorised by the Chief.

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Prior to 1672, Arms were recorded by the Heralds in their own Armorials, or in Armorials commissioned by private individuals. These are a rich source of interest.

1562 Blanerne of That Ilk 1582 Lumsdaine of Blanerne 1592 Lummesdaine of Blanerne 1600 Lumisden of Blanerne

In 1672, by an Act of Charles II, the Lord Lyon was ordered to examine all Arms in Scotland, decide who was eligible to bear Arms "which have been used from the beginning of time" and record these in a "Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. The following four Arms were recorded in the first Folio.

The 1672 Act also allowed the Lord Lyon to grant Arms upon petition to "Grant Arms to virtuous and well deserving persons". This is the system still in use.  Persons who have Armigerous ancestors can petition for a differenced version of these Arms, or can petition for a new set of Arms.

1672 William Lumsden of Rennyhill 1680 Alexander Lumsden of Cushnie 1863 James Lumsden 1899 David James Lumsden 1937 Robert Lumsden 1982 Russell Lumsden 1985 Cren Lumsden Younger of that Ilk 1997 James Ralph Lumsdaine of Innergellie 1992 Archie Lumsden 1908 Henry Lumsden of Pitcaple.

1562 Blanerne of That Ilk

1600 Lumisden of Blanerne

1582 Lumsdaine of Blanerne

1592 Lummesdaine of Blanerne

1672 Robert Lumsden of Stravithie

1672 Sir James Lumsden of Innergellie

1672 William Lumsden of Rennyhill

1680 Alexander Lumsden of Cushnie

1863 James Lumsden

1899 David James Lumsden

1908 Henry Lumsden of Pitcaple

1937 Robert Lumsden

1982 Russell Lumsden

1985 Cren Lumsden Younger of that Ilk

1992 Archie Lumsden

1997 James Ralph Lumsdaine of Innergellie

There are 16 living Armigers with name of Lumsden.

As the eldest son of The Chief, Cren Lumsden bears his fathers Arms with a label of three.

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Gillem Lumsden, Chief of the Name and Arms of Lums

GILLEM LUMSDEN Chief of the Name and Arms of Lumsden

A full account and images can be found in the CD "The Arms of Lumsden ", sold by the Clan Shop.

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Lumsden Clan Crest Badge

'AMOR PETITUR MORAS'  

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Where there is a Clan Chief of the surname, these Arms will be based on the Chief's Arms. (All Lumsdens are assumed to be related, even from the distant past). The next  eight images are a selection from the 26 Arms which have been registered since 1672.