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by Grant MacLea South
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: MacLea families of Donegal
Replies: 2
Views: 10134

Re: MacLea families of Donegal

Thank you Kyle, What we know is that these families descend from one of the son's of the old MacLea Baron's of Linsaig, part of the Achnacree branch in Appin. These folk took refuge in Ireland after they could not return to Scotland due to military service under the Earl of Argyle, Chief of the powe...
by Grant MacLea South
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Hogmanay!
Replies: 1
Views: 4119

Happy Hogmanay!

Dear Clan folk,

Wishing you all the very best for 2013.

May this year be one of happiness and prosperity for all... :)
by Grant MacLea South
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

Hello Greg, Let me know if you have a question and I will do my best to answer. I am far from being authoritative on the subject, with only an intermediate level understanding. But as an Armiger I have taken an interest over several decades. I was first introduced to both genealogy and heraldry as a...
by Grant MacLea South
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

Heraldry and Clan Structures. Here is a little perspective from a Highland point of view. Heraldry was very popular in the Lowlands of Scotland, due in many ways to the predominance of Anglo-Norman and other continental territorial families with their Court in Edinburgh, [eg. Balliol, Bruce, Stewar...
by Grant MacLea South
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

Dear Greg, You mentioned about how a son might petition for arms. An eldest son may hold his father's arms marked with a white label of three points and an eldest grandson also marked with a white label of five as direct Heirs in courtesy use of the arms until the time of succession. This follows in...
by Grant MacLea South
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

As promised I am posting some information in answer to the question regarding Livingstone and Livingston heraldry. A Brief Look at the Lowland Livingston’s of Callendar, their principal cadets and heraldry. Here I present fourteen generations of the early family to provide the context of how the Arm...
by Grant MacLea South
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

Hello Greg, Yes it is possible. There are several research questions that need to be looked at. Below is a wee overview. Scottish Heraldry is heavily protected by both Scots Law and Scots cultural practice. So you are embarking on a legal process before a Court. Although they are friendly and do ass...
by Grant MacLea South
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)
Replies: 12
Views: 63101

Re: History of the Arms of Livingston(e)

Dear Gentlemen, I am so sorry to not respond sooner. The Lowland Livingston's have an original set of Arms granted to the known stem of that family and matriculated with difference to each branch accordingly. Further a senior branch in time may succeed to the stem arms only, if and when, the stem it...
by Grant MacLea South
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Messages from the Chief
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 15250

Re: Merry Christmas

Hello Kyle,

Thank you for your Christmas cheer and thank you for all your good work.

I hope everyone has a wonderful time over the Christmas period.

Peace and health!

Grant MacLea South
by Grant MacLea South
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Messages from the Chief
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 15250

Re: Merry Christmas

Dear Bachuil,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your's.

Best wishes from the MacLea South's of Australia.

Grant