Rev. John MacInnes of Crathie Coat of Arms
"The origin of the alternative MacInnes Coat of Arms is much clearer. These were the Coat of Arms used by the Reverend John McInnes (1689-1777) of Crathie church and later used by the MacInneses of Rickerby. These arms show on the shield a twin tower castle - a sailing galley - a gyronny of eight - and a wild boar's head as the Crest. The boar's head clearly alludes to the Dalriadic kings - the sons of Erc. Angus, Fergus and Loarn. It is to this Angus, buried on Iona, that the MacInneses claim descent. The boar on the royal fort of Dunadd seems to lend some credence to the symbol. The castle is said to be for Kinlochaline. The twin tower castle is rare in Scottish heraldry and seems to be peculiar to the MacInneses. The sailing galley is common to sea-going clans and the gyronny of eight shows a common ancestry with the Campbells. Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, the late Lord Lyon, said that these arms were consistent with the history of the Clan MacInnes. These arms were never matriculated. "
MacInnes, Donald. Clann Aonghais, Scottish Newsletter of the Clan MacInnes Society. Issue Number 1, November 1998.
|MacAngus, Ross. Original artwork.|