JOHN BUCHANAN of Ardoch
The Buchanans of Ardoch are descended from William Buchanan, first of Ardoch who was the eldest son of Thomas Buchanan of Gartincaber. The family are Cadets of Drummakill, via Gartincaber, Blairlusk, and Carbeth.
The arms are recorded in Lyon Register Volume 1, Page 557, 29 April 1791
THE ARMS: Or, a lion rampant Sable, in his dexter forepaw a dagger Proper, within the Royal tressure of the second, all within a bordure invected Gules
THE CREST: Two hands grasping a two-handed sword Proper.
THE MOTTO: 'Clariora Sequor' ( I follow brighter things )
These arms also appear in the name of John Bernard Parkes-Buchanan but with the additional motto 'Prosecute or Perish'. See 'Armorial Families', where it is claimed that Parkes-Buchanan is heir-male of Ardoch, heir-of-line of Buchanan of Ibert, elder brother and co-heir of the great Master George Buchanan, Keeper Privy Seal of Scotland (1571-1578 ).