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Nicholas Spencer Fitzroy Cram-Sinclair

Registration number 20060215K

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Nicholas Spencer Fitzroy Cram-Sinclair incorporating the ancestral arms of Jarl Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland (c.1345 - c.1400) are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Quarterly, 1st, Argent,a cross engrailed Sable; 2nd and 3rd, Argent,a mullet Azure between three inescutcheons Gules; 4th, Argent, on a cross engrailed Sable, a human heart Gules, and in the dexter chief, a crescent Gules; overall at the fess point, an inescutcheon Gules, charged with 3 fleurs-de-lis Argent.
Crest: On a winged human heart Gules, a sparrowhawk proper
Mottoes: Above the crest: 'Fortiter Et Sincere'; Below the shield: 'Med Logum Skal Land Byggja'
Badge: A raven displayed and volant Sable.


2004 South African Bureau of Heraldry #3437-#3439
2006 Burke's Peerage and Gentry's International Register No.26
2006 Heraldische Gemeinschaft Wappenrolle 200006

Design rationale

Updated inherited arms of the Shetlander baronial house of Brough (Brugh/Burgh) founded by Hugh Sinclair (1563/87), major landowner, lineal cadet descendant of Scottish transatlantic voyager Henry Sinclair, 1st St.Clair/41st dynastic Norse/Norwegian 'Prince'-Jarl(Earl) of Orkney which was certified by his grandson/namesake within the Scottish Lyon Court archives of Joseph Stacey, Ross Herald (1663-86). The 4th quarter and human heart represent another Shetlander branch of Sinclair of Quendale.

The sparrowhawk crest represent armiger's maternal line of Orcadian/Jamaican mercantile family of Laing who were descended in the female-line from the aforesaid 'Prince'-Jarl Henry, whose Norse Viking ancestry/heritage is represented by raven badge and bottom motto in the ancient and now extinct Viking dialect of Orkney-Shetland known as Norn.

The middle inescutcheon is the armiger's titular representation of/to the English (anglicised) branch of the German von Cramm baronial/feudal lords of Oelber and Volkesheim, Duchy of Brunswick, Kingdom of Hanover.

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