JAMES BUCHANAN ( of Drumpelier )
The first of the Drumpelier family appears to have been Andrew Buchanan, second son of George Buchanan, second son of Andrew Buchanan of Gartacharne.
The bearer of the arms appears to be James Buchanan eldest son of Andrew Buchanan of Drumpelier. He married in 1723 Marion Montgomerie of Boutrehill, and secondly he married Elizabeth Binning. By his first wife he had issue. 1. James, 2. George and five daughters.
The arms are recorded in Lyon Register Volume 1, Page 261, 25 May 1761.
THE ARMS: Quarterly, first and fourth, Or, a lion rampant Sable, armed and langued Gules within a double tressure flory counterflory of the second; second and third,Sable, on a chevron between three bear‘s heads erased Argent, muzzled Gules a cinquefoil of the first charged with a crescent of the second.
THE CREST: A dexter hand Proper holding a cap of state turned up Ermine within a laurel branch disposed orleways
THE MOTTO: Audaces Juvo ( I assist the bold )