Baron of Kilcoy Sterling Silver 1974 Bonnet Badge
Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver glengarry badge made by Hamilton & Inches. Fully hallmarked in Edinburgh sterling silver 1974. This rare badge belonged to the late Thomas Ian Robinson who in 1969 became the Scottish Feudal Baron – Robinson of Kilcoy. He and his wife lived at Kilcoy Castle which has a great history with the MacKenzie clan.
A Scottish feudal barony (also known as prescriptive barony) used to be attached to a particular piece of land on which is the “caput” (Latin meaning ‘head’), or the essence of the barony, normally a building, such as a castle or manor house. Accordingly, the individual – irrespective of sex – who owns the said piece of land containing the “caput” was the Baron or Baroness. Unlike England’s system of hereditary peerages – which are, in the main, passed down the male line – Scottish feudal baronies may be passed to any person, of either gender, by inheritance or conveyance. Scottish Prescriptive Barony by Tenure was, from 1660 until 2004, the feudal description of the only genuine degree of title of UK nobility capable of being bought and sold (along with the Caput, or property), rather than passing strictly by blood inheritance.
Kilcoy Castle is a 17th-century castle near Muir of Ord and Tore on the Black Isle, in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Kilcoy Castle is a ‘Z’ plan fortalice dating from no later than 1618 and possibly founded as early as 1580 (contemporary with Dalcross Castle QV). The castle was built beginning as eary as 1580 by the Stewart family, and completed by Alexander Mackenzie, third son of Colin Cam Mackenzie of Kintail around 1618. As a result of his marriage (contract 15 August 1611) to the widow of Sir James Stewart of Kilcoy, he had a charter of the lands of Kilcoy dated 18 July 1616 and a further charter of the Barony of Kilcoy dated 29 January 1618. The estates passed through the male line of the Mackenzie’s of Kilcoy until the death in 1883 of Sir Evan Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet, when they were inherited by his eldest daughter, who married a Colonel Burton.
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