Rare 19th Century Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

Rare Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

Rare Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

Rare 1870’s Monteith glengarry badge in un hallmarked silver. A rather fine early pattern glengarry badge in a larger Victorian format. Motto ‘ Dum Vivo Spero

Size approx. 64mm x 52mm

Crest. Hand Holding A Dagger Ppr.
Source. Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

Monteith Clan

Main Crest: An eagle, looking up to the sun in its glory
Main Motto:
 Sub Sole Nihil (Nothing under the sun)
Origin of Name: Place name, Perthshire
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

The name Monteith, also seen spelled as Monteath, is of territorial origin, coming from Monteith in south-west Perthshire.

In 1237, Malcolm de Manetheth appeared as a witness, whist a Colin de Mentaghe who was a juror on an inquisition at Perth in 1305, may also be Kilinus de Mineteth who was perpetual vicar of Kaledrach in the Dunblane diocese in 1322.
In Norwich, in 1396, a William of Mentethe was arrested for violation of a truce.

In 1525, Johen of Mentecht was a juror on an assize in Stirling, and there is a David Munteitht who held lands in Glasgow in 1550. Both in Glasgow, there was a William Mwntheicht who was a witness in 1553, and a Patrick Mynteith was a burgess freeman in 1611.

 

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19th C Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge
19th C Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

2 Responses

  1. Patrick Mc Neil
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    Please advise of availability of vintage Macneill badges

    • House of Labhran
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      We have all the current stock shown on the website shop page. If you would like us to add your details to the wants list? We will then email you with any Macneill badges that come in. many of our finds go to clients on our lists and never get to the website.

      Please confirm if you would like us to add your details.

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