This is a transcript of a photocopied list obtained from the Dobie Clan of North America.

This is the genealogy submitted by Lt. Col. William Fraser Dobie when he applied for his family arms. Some information from the accompanying Letters Patent has been added in [square brakets]. -CD.

James V of Scotland
Mary of LorraineMargaret Erskine Elizabeth Carmichael
||(dau. of Sir John
||Carmichael of Crawford)
Queen Mary of ScotsRegent MoraySir John Stewart,
Prior of Coldingham

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TO ALL AND SUNDRY — whom these Present Do or May Concern, We Sir James Balfour Paul, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Doctor of Laws, Lord Lyon King of Arms, send Greeting; Whereas WILLIAM FRASER DOBIE of Stonihill, Portencross, in the County of Ayr, Lieutenant Colonel Sixth Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Volunteer Decoration, in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Renfrew, Esquire, residing at Edgemont, Paisley, hath by Petition of date the fourth day of March current, Represented unto Us that he was born on the sixteenth day of September 1862, and is the eldest son of the late George Dobie, tobacco manufacturer in Paisley, and his wife Annabella Fraser (Married the twenty fifth day of July 1854): that the said George Dobie, was the eldest son of George Dobie, Officer in the Royal Navy, and his wife Elizabeth Bate, (married the tenth day of May 1812): that the said George Dobie was the second son of Alexander Dobie in Dunbar, and his wife Elizabeth Brown (married the ninth day of February 1781): that the said Alexander Dobie was the son of James Dobie in North Berwick, and his wife Barbara Deans (banns proclaimed the nineteenth day of October 1745): that the said James Dobie was the son of James Dobie in North Berwick and his wife Ann Graham: And Whereas the said Petitioner hath Prayed that We would Grant our Licence and Authority unto him and to his descendants and to the other descendants of his grandfather to bear and use such Ensigns Armorial as might be found suitable and according to the Laws of Arms, Know ye therefore that We have Devised and Do by these Presents Assign, Ratify and Confirm unto the Petitioner William Fraser Dobie Esquire, and to his descendants and to the other descendants of his grandfather with such congruent differences as shall hereafter be matriculated for them, the following Ensigns Armourial as depicted upon the margin hereof and matriculated of even date with these Presents In our Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, viz:- Ermine, a helmet closed between three cross crosslets Azure, a bordure counter compony Argent and Gules: Above the shield is placed a helmet befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Argent and on a Wreath of his Liveries is set for Crest & cross-crosslet Azure surmounted of a thistle slipped proper, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto Non nobis domine. In Testimony whereof these Presents are subscribed by Us and the Seal of Our Office is affixed hereunto at Edinburgh the twenty seventh day of March in the fifteenth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George the Fifth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, &c. and in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty five.
J. Balfour Paul

Letters Patent authorising use of Armourial Bearings