Sunday, 26 October 2014

Robinson Arms

The armorial bearings of William Auchinleck Robinson JP MP adorn a gable wall of the Culloden Hotel, Cultra, near Holywood, County Down.

The arms are halved.

I believe that the right-hand section ~ three bears' heads muzzled, below a trefoil ~ are those of his wife, whose family name was CULLODEN.

Intriguingly, the armorial bearings of FORBES, of Culloden House, Inverness-shire, include three bears' heads muzzled.

The possibility cannot be discounted that Patrick Culloden, or his ancestors, were natural offspring of a Forbes of Culloden.

First published in October, 2012; revised.

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