Lord Lyon’s decision
LORD LYON RECOGNISES CHIEF OF CLAN IRVING OF BONSHAW
By Interlocutor dated 25 August 2014 THE Lord Lyon King of Arms recognised ROBERT ALEC SNOW IRVING OF BONSHAW as CHIEF OF THE NAME AND ARMS OF IRVING OF BONSHAW an independent branch of the Clan Irvine, long established in the Borders at Bonshaw.
Court of the Lord Lyon
Interlocutor of the
Lord Lyon King of Arms
the Petition of
ROBERT ALEC SNOW IRVING
Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw
of date 8 November 2013
Edinburgh, 25 August 2014. The Lord Lyon King of Arms, having considered the foregoing Petition and arguments for the Petitioner, (Primo) RECOGNISES the Petitioner in the name, style and dignity of Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, CHIEF OF THE NAME AND ARMS OF IRVING OF BONSHAW for aught yet seen; and (Secundo) GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to prepare Letters Patent maintaining, ratifying and confirming to the Petitioner and his heirs bearing the name of Irving of Bonshaw the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:-Argent, three holly leaves Proper. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a mantling Vert doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest an arm gauntleted holding a branch of holly consisting of seven leaves all Proper, and in an Escrol over the same this motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS”.
On a Compartment strewn with holly leaves below the Shield are set for Supporters two snow leopards rampant guardant Proper; and upon a Standard four yards in length with rounded end, having Azure, a St Andrew’s Cross Argent in the hoist, tierced of three liveries Vert, Argent and Vert, is depicted his said Crest twice along with his Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS” in letters Or upon two transverse bands Sable; and for Pinsel, four and a half feet long by two feet in height, Argent bearing his Crest within a strap Vert buckled and embellished Or inscribed with the Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS” in letters Or all within a circlet Vert bearing the Petitioner’s title “Irving of Bonshaw” in letters Argent and in the fly an Escrol Vert bearing in letters Argent the Motto “HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS”, And Grants Warrant to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate the same in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
The Lord Lyon’s decision confirmed the Chief’s entitlement to the coat of arms of the Irvings of Bonshaw recorded by William Irving of Bonshaw c. 1672 in Volume 1, folio 335 of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland which are recorded in the following terms: