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Sa. a chev. checquy or, and gu. between three cushions of the second.
| The oldest representation
of these Arms appears on a wooden chair (Still in existence - Last known
owner H. Monroe) dated 1357 and believed to have belonged to William Brisbane
who was made Chancellor of Scotland in 1332. The three cushions may be an
allusion to this office.
At one time these arms were known to have a Gold Medal Hanging Between the two top Cushions, but as the line of General Sir Thomas Brisbane 'who received the medal from the King' died out, it does not seem appropriate to use it. Also this same Man was amongst other things the captain of the ship that first landed at a cove in Australia with a fresh water stream which they named after their Captain and hence the name of the city that grew there.
Interestingly, many members of the family "Brisbin" in America have asked for details of this coat of arms, but it seems that their name originated during the American war of Independence when two rebel sons wishing to differentiate themselves from their British father, changed the spelling and went to war against their own heritage. Does this Bar the line from using the Arms ???
The castle still stands and is now a hotel (I must visit to confirm)