Vintage Scottish Young Clan Armiger Sterling Silver & Gold Plate Bonnet Badge
Vintage Scottish Young Clan Armiger Sterling Silver & Gold Plate Bonnet Badge. Wonderful Scottish Clan Young Kilt Badge hallmarked Sterling silver with 18ct gold plating bonnet badge with motto 'Sola Nobilitas Virtute' and silver Armigers eagle feather.
Made by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh hallmarked - date letter C 1977 Jubilee year
9.2 grams of sterling silver with 18ct gold plate
Origins of the clan
The name Young is clearly personal and descriptive, however it may have also been applied to distinguish a father from a son if both had the same Christian name. In this case the name in Scotland is synonymous with Younger, which was used to describe the heir to a feudal title. Earliest records of the name in Scotland include Malmor and Ade Young who appear at Dumbarton in 1271. In 1342 John Young of Dingwall witnessed a charter by the Earl of Ross to Reginald who was the son of the Lord of the Isles.
A person who has registered his or her own coat of Arms and Crest, or inherited these according to the Laws of Arms in Scotland from an ancestor who had recorded them in the Lyon Register, may wear their own Crest as a badge:
- either on its Wreath, Crest Coronet or Chapeau,
- or, as is more usual, within a plain circlet inscribed with his Motto.
An armiger may also choose to wear instead the Crest badge of his Chief if the armiger is a clansman. An armiger is entitled to one silver eagle's feather behind the plain circlet, and if he is also a Peer he may add his appropriate coronet of rank on top of the circlet.
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