Hay Clan Crest
Hay Coats of Arms:
A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them. for more information see our pages on heraldry here:
HAY, Earl of Errol
Argent, three escutcheons, Gules.
On 6 May 1865, the Lord Lyon granted arms to Charles Hay, a banker residing in Edinburgh’s New Town.
These arms feature the three red shields which are a ubiquitous feature of Hay arms (compare these with the undifferenced arms quartered into the Seton recording featured in this album a few weeks ago). The blue border and star have been added for difference, as Charles had demonstrated he was the representer of a particular cadet branch of the Hays from the 16th century.
The blazon is: Argent, three inescutcheons Gules, in the centre a mullet Azure for difference, all within a bordure of the Last, and, for crest, a goat’s head Argent horned Or charged on the neck with a mullet Azure.