Arms of John Duncan McAlpine
John Duncan McAlpine, born 1887, was with the 1st Depot Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW1. Unfortunately, as were many others, he was poisoned by gas during the war and upon his return, his doctor advised him to convalesce in Western Canada. He passed away in 1951 Further information could not be found or retrieved.
John Donald McAlpine, the only son of John Duncan, was with the 1st Canadian Armoured Division at D-Day. Arms were granted to this only son in memory of his father, John Duncan.
`The Arms were granted for and in memory of John Duncan McAlpine and devolved to his only son, John Donald McAlpine. The Letters Patent trace through John Duncan’s father, Duncan McAlpine, to his grandfather, Donald McAlpine, and the county of Argyll in Scotland .
Arms: Per bend Vert and Azure, on a bend Or a sword Gules in bend dexter, hilted Sable between in chief an antique crown Or and in base a bearded man’s head Proper, severed at the neck
Crest: a curlew Proper
Motto: HONOUR ~ TRADITION ~ LOYALTY
Granted: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 4th December 2001. Lyon Register, Volume 83, Page 113.
The Arms were granted for and in memory of John Duncan McAlpine and devolved to his only son, John Donald McAlpine. The Letters Patent trace through John Duncan’s father, Duncan McAlpine, to his grandfather, Donald McAlpine, and the county of Argyll in Scotland.
Arms of Duncan Alastair McAlpine
Azure a saltire Argent surmounted by a sword point downward Argent its hilt beset dexter to sinister with a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Azure a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Gules a maple leaf Or fimbriated Gules both enfiling an ancient crown Or;
A castle tower Azure masoned Argent charged with a rose also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or rising therefrom a demi eagle wings displayed Or beaked Argent langued Azure each wing charged with two Scotch pine cones Azure;
On a grassy mound strewn with cones of the Scotch pine Argent and roses also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or two collies Or and Argent armed Sable the dexter gorged with a collar Azure charged with three oak acorns Argent the sinister gorged with a collar Azure charged with three Maltese crosses Argent;
THA CUIMHNE AGAM-SA GU BHEIL AILPEIN BEO. This Gaelic phrase means "Remember the death of Alpin".
The Arms of Sidney F. McAlpin
“Gules, on a bend Argent between in chief a fir tree eradicated Argent and in base an ancient crown Or a sword in bend Gules hilted and pommelled Or, A bordure engrailed Azure.
Crest: a darner dragonfly Purpure”
Motto: Na Bitheam Coitcheann (In Escrol above the arms).
Issued on 8th February 2011
69th page of the 91st volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
Arms of Thomas William David McAlpin
This is the fourth in a series of articles relating to the MacAlpine arms.
Thomas William David McAlpin, fourth son of Alexander McAlpin and Sarah, 1768 – 1850.
As his parents moved back and forth between SC and GA, he could have been born in either location. By the early 1790’s he was in Tennessee. He served in Tedford’s Company of Knox Count., TN as a Private. It appears he followed his older brother, Alexander Jr. to TN.
In 1798 he shows on the tax roll in Oglethrope County, GA. In 1801 he served as power of attorney for his brother Alexander in order to sell some of his property in GA. He and his wife Agnes also sold their property in GA and prepared to move back to TN. Records indicate he was living in Lincoln County when Thomas served in the war of 1812. After a few years he moved again to McNairy, TN where he resided until his death. He was the father of nine and a farmer in McNairy, TN.
Blazon Azure on a bend of Argent between two garbs Or a sword point upward Azure enfiled with an antique crown Or all within a bordure engrailed Or charged with three marlets Azure
Page 107, of the 89th volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
The Arms of Christian McAlpine
The Danish Arms of Christian McAlpine (Christian Maccabæus-Alpinas) granted in 1580, are the oldest recorded arms granted to a MacAlpine.
Christian was born December 25th, 1541 in Wittenberg, Saxony (modern Germany) to John MacAlpine, an influential Scottish theologian, who became the chair of Theology at the University of Copenhagen at the invitation of Christian III of Denmark.
Christian was a Professor, Cleric, Envoy, Principal for Soro Skole.
In 1573 he Married Kirsten Clausdatter Gagge and they had eight children.
Shield: Argent, a "Wildman" displayed Armed, dexter, a charged bow and arrow, Or. Crowned with a chaplet of oak leaves, Vert. Crest: Two crossed arrows, on downward point. Helmet, befitting the rank of a nobleman
The Arms of Michael T McAlpin
This is the eighth in a series of articles relating to the MacAlpine arms.
Michael Todd McAlpin Commander of the Name MacAlpine as Commissioned by the Lyon Court.
The Arms are matriculated from his fourth Great Grandfather Neil McAlpin born 1758 Kilmartin, Scotland, died 1831 North Carolina.
A junior officer in a Highland Regiment with Lord Cornwallis, Neil settled in North Carolina following the American War for Independence.
As Western lands opened, the family migrated through Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and later to Oregon and Washington.
Michael was born in Washington State in 1952. His Arms were matriculated with differences in 2008.
Arms: Gules on a bend Argent between in chief a fir tree eradicated Argent and in base an ancient crown Or a sword in bend Gules hilted and pommeled Or a bordure engrailed parted per pale Azure and Argent.
Crest: a green darner dragonfly Proper
Motto: Na Bitheam Coitcheann “Not a Common Man”
Matriculation: The arms are recorded on page 17 of volume 89 of date 10 July 2008 in "The Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland".
In addition to Arms Granted by the Lyon Court, Michael carries a Commission as Commander Ad Interim of the Name MacAlpine after due consideration of a Family Conclave otherwise known as a Derbhfine
The Arms of Neill McAlpin
This is the third in a series of articles relating to the MacAlpine arms.
Neill McAlpin 1758 – 1831; born in Kilmartin, and baptized January 31st, 1758, at Kilmartin Church.
Neill’s father, James McAlpin, was the schoolmaster at Ford, about two miles outside of Kilmartin, while his mother Elizabeth Campbell McAlpin, was the daughter of the Laird of Inverliever, about five miles from Kilmartin.
Neill was apprenticed to his uncle as a silversmith, and later became a junior officer in a Highland Regiment in Cornwallis’ army when the American Rebellion arose.
His time of service in the war was fraught with injury as he was shot three times, and bayoneted in the face and was left to recuperate at Wilmington N.C. During his recuperation he heard of the surrender of Cornwallis, took the oath of Allegiance to North Carolina, and situated himself in the Gaelic speaking Argyll Colony at Cross Creek (now Fayetteville), North Carolina. He became a schoolteacher, as he was fluent in both English and Gaelic. While there, he acquired many acres of land.
Shield: Gules, on a bend Argent between in chief a fir tree eradicated Argent and in base an ancient crown Or a sword in bend Gules hilted and pommelled Or.
17th page of the 89th volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.