Welcome to The McGeachie Armorial Roll (Scotland)

From various Heraldic & Armorial Sources

by David James McGeachie - FSA Scot.

Illustrated below are the Armorial bearings of the surname McGeachie, as recorded in the Register of all Armorial Bearings in Scotland (the Lyon Register), The Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, early Heraldic manuscripts, along with other armorial bearings listed in other sources for those whose arms are not of Scottish or Irish origin. On this page it is only the shields which are illustrated; the full achievement (including the crest etc.) will eventually be shown along with perhaps a short biography on individual pages dedicated to each armiger.

These arms are a perfect illustration of the way in which all new grants and matriculations of Scottish arms try to follow and reflect the “chiefly” or “stem” arms. We can see that the Scottish McGeachie Arms are predominately based upon a Sable, (black) shield, with a Argent (silver) chevron, between in chief two gillyflowers each of five petals, and in base a chrysanthemum of twelve petals Vert, (green) fimbriated Or (gold) - Once familiar with the composition of the McGeachie coat of arms, it is possible to recognise others.

2008
David James McGeachie 
Sable, a chevron Argent between in chief 2 Gillyflowers each of five petals, and in base a Chrysanthemum of twelve petals Vert fimbriated Or .

Court of the Lord Lyon - 28 Oct 2008, vol. 88 folio 30. 

2008
Daniel David Cooper McGeachie 
Sable, a chevron Argent between in chief 2 Gillyflowers each of five petals, and in base a Chrysanthemum of twelve petals Vert fimbriated Or, with a Three point Label.

Court of the Lord Lyon - 28 Oct 2008, vol. 88 folio 30. 

2008
Deborah Mariko McGeachie 
Sable, a chevron Argent between in chief 2 Gillyflowers each of five petals, and in base a Chrysanthemum of twelve petals Vert fimbriated Or, within a Lozenge.

Court of the Lord Lyon - 28 Oct 2008, vol. 88 folio 30.

2008
David McGeachie Snr
Sable, a chevron Argent between in chief 2 Gillyflowers each of five petals, and in base a Chrysanthemum of twelve petals Vert fimbriated Or, with a Curved Single point Label.

Court of the Lord Lyon - 28 Oct 2008, vol. 88 folio 30. 

 

The Variant Spelling Armorial Roll (Scotland)

From various Heraldic & Armorial Sources

by David James McGeachie - FSA Scot.

Illustrated below are the Armorial bearings of a variant spellings of the Surname, as recorded in the Register of all Armorial Bearings in Scotland (the Lyon Register), The Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, early Heraldic manuscripts, along with other armorial bearings listed in other sources for those whose arms are not of Scottish or Irish origin. On this page it is only the shields which are illustrated; the full achievement (including the crest etc.) will eventually be shown along with perhaps a short biography on individual pages dedicated to each armiger.

These arms are a perfect illustration of the way in which all new grants and matriculations of Scottish arms try to follow and reflect the “chiefly” or “stem” arms. We can see that the variant spelling arms are predominately based upon an Or, (gold) shield, with a Dexter Hand, Gules (red) - Once familiar with the composition of the variant coat of arms, it is possible to recognise others.

 

1296
MacGachen - Roland - Del Counte de Wiggeton.

Or, a Dexter Hand, apaumee and Erect Gules. Roland's Seal of Arms as appended on the Ragman Rolls 1296. 

1296
MacGachen - Roland

A Bend between three stars, Detached Seal 1296, Scottish Armorial Seals by V. R. MacDonald. 

1624
McGachen of Dalquhat

Or, a Dexter Hand, Gules. Pont's Manuscript 1624. 

1630
McGahan of Dalqwhat

Or, a Hand, Gules. Sir James Balfour - Lyon (1630 - 1654). List of Scottish Surnames with their arms, page 46.

1842
McGachan of Dalqwhat

Or, a Dexter Hand, Gules. Burkes General Armory of England & Scotland. Page 639, McGeachen (Dalquhat Scotland).

1630
McGaiche or McCraiche

Argent, a Fess between three stars in chief, a Lyone Rampant, Gules. Sir James Balfour - Lyon (1630 - 1654). List of Scottish Surnames with their arms. 

1543
MacGeichan - Sir John

A Tau cross between three stars, one in chief and two in the flanks, Scottish Armorial Seals by V. R. MacDonald.