MacMillan Clan Crest
Crest Description: A dexter and a sinister hand issuing from a Wreath grasping and brandishing aloft a two-handed sword, Proper
MacMillan 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:
M’Millan (England): Argent a chevron between three mullets Sable. Source: Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645.
Scott MacMillan of Rathdown: Argent a lion passant Gules between two bars and in chief three mullets Azure. Confirmed to Scott MacMillan of Holybrooke Hall (now of Rathdown) by the Chief Herald of Ireland, 4 March 1994.
Rt Hon Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC: Argent a Chief Or overall between three Open Books proper edged Or and bound Azure those in chief inscribed respectively in letters Sable “Miseres” and “Discere” and that in base also in letters Sable inscribed “Succo” and as many Mullets Azure a Lion rampant Sable. Granted by English Kings of Arms.
Macmillan: Argent a lion passant between two barrulets Gules in chief three stars Azure. Source: Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645.
Macmillan of Dunmore (Variant): Or a lion rampant Sable on a chief per fess of the second and Gules three mullets Argent. Source: William Buchanan of Auchmar, An Inquiry into the Genealogy and Present State of Ancient Scottish Surnames (1820; orig ed 1723), p. 283; also in Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645.
Macmillan of Brockloch: Argent on a chevron between three mullets Sable as many bezants. Source:Alexander Nisbet, A System of Heraldry, Vol I, p. 219 (1722).
Macmillan: Argent a lion passant between two bars Sable and in chief three mullets Azure. Source: Ross Herald’s manuscripts, pre-1663.
Makclenand of yt ilk: Argent a lion passant between two bars and in chief three mullets Gules. Source: Forman’s Armorial, 1563. Same arms captioned Makcleland of yt ilk in Slains Armorial, 1565. The clear similarity to the later MacMillan arms shown below strongly suggests either a close genealogical connection or an error in identification on the part of the compilers of the rolls.
Andrew McMillan of Cleghorn: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between in dexter and sinister chief two ancient pistols, butts downward and outward and flintlocks showing, in base a mound of ironstone enflamed all proper. Date of grant unknown. Shown impaled with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Gun Makers, of which Andrew McMillan was master, in Stephen Friar, ed., A Dictionary of Heraldry, (1987).
Lt Col Peter Hugh Macmillan: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between three mullets Azure in chief and five open books disposed in orle therewith of the fourth, within a bordure engrailed of the third for difference. Granted 21 June 1955, Lyon Register 40/93. Lt Col Peter Hugh Macmillan’s father was the Rt Rev John Victor Macmillan, OBE, Bishop of Guildford (b. 1877, d. 1956)
Rt Hon Hugh Pattison MacMillan, Baron Macmillan of Aberfeldy, GCVO, PC, KC: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules on a chief Ermine three mullets Azure. Granted 1 March 1932, Lyon Register 30/23
Macmillan of Shorthope (Reconstruction): Per pale Or and Argent a lion rampant Sable in chief three mullets Azure. Matriculated in 1876 to Walter Macmillan-Scott of Wauchope and Pinnacle Hill, eldest son of Thomas Macmillan-Scott of Wauchope and Pinnacle Hill (1816-1862), to be quartered in 2nd and 3rd with the arms of Scott of Wauchope (Or on a bend Azure a mullet between two crescents Or within a bordure compony Azure and Or). Thomas Scott of Wauchope had assumed the additional surname and arms of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Macmillan of Shorthope, in accordance with the terms of the entail of the Shorthope estate. Sources: Balfour Paul Ordinary 4630; Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 906.
William McMillan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first and surmounted of a crescent per pale Gules and Argent with a Lochaber axe head of the last issuant therefrom, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued of the third grasping in its paws a fiery cross proper, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure, a bordure engrailed Gules charged with a crescent Argent in centre chief. Matriculated in Lyon Register 46/139, 30 October 1964
Angus McMillan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first and surmounted of a crescent per pale Gules and Argent with a Lochaber axe head of the last issuant therefrom, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued of the third grasping in its paws a weaver’s shuttle also of the third threaded of the fourth, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure, a bordure engrailed Gules. Matriculated in Lyon Register 43/154, 9 February 1961.
MacMillan of Murlagan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules grasping in its dexter paw a dagger Azure hilted Or and in its sinister a sheaf of five arrows proper, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure. Granted to Andrew Harkness MacMillan of Murlagan (confirmation of ancient user), Lyon Register 42/48, 16 April 1957; matriculated to his eldest son, Dr William George McKelvie MacMillan of Murlagan, Lyon Register 47/80, 5 February 1965.
MacMillan of Laggalgarve: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules accompanied by three mullets Azure in chief, two cross crosslets fitchée Gules in fess and three salmon naiant Vert in base. Granted to Lt Gen Sir Gordon Holmes Alexander MacMillan of Laggalgarve, Lyon Register 38/6, 18 May 1950, prior to determination that he was entitled to the undifferenced arms, above, as hereditary chief of the clan. Subsequently matriculated to his second son, Lt Gen Sir John Richard Alexander MacMillan, KCB, CBE.
MacMillan of Dunmore (now of MacMillan and Knap): Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules and in chief three mullets Azure. Confirmed to Duncan Macmillan of Dunmore, Esq., “Representative of the Antient Family of Macmillan of Knapdale,” Lyon Register 1/376, 20 Dec 1742; matriculated to Lt Gen (later Gen) Sir Gordon Holmes Alexander MacMillan of MacMillan, KCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, MC and bar, Lyon Register 38/96, 18 July 1951; inherited 1986 by his eldest son and successor as chief, George Gordon MacMillan of MacMillan and Knap
MacMillan of Dunmore (arms without supporters matriculated 1742)
MacMillan streamer A streamer devised from the arms of Joseph MacMillan