About Sir Richard de Quincy
he says that Dougall Seton married Jennet Quintsey daughter to Rodger Quintsey Earle of Wintone Constable of Scotland By which marriage it appears the said Dougall Seton gott the lands of Winton Now though there is some error in regard to the date and the marriage for Dougall is said to have lived a full century before Roger de Quinci who died in 1264 it shows the family belief that Winton came through some De Quinci connexion which the Setons perpetuated in their title They also adopted the De Quinci crest the wyvcrn or dragon seen on the beautiful seal of the Constable in 1250 Laing's Cat No 082 and two dragons still form the supporters of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton the male representative of this distinguished house which as their old chronicler remarks hes bein verray ancyent and honorable. Lord Henry Scott in his recent able address to the Historical Section of the Archaeological Institute at Southampton traced the title of Winton borne by the bishops of the see from the Caer Gwent of the Britons through the Venta of the Romans If my conjecture is borne out by evidence then we have an antiquity for the lineage of the Scottish Winton equalled by few titles in the Peerage That the Setons like other well known families had an English connexion appears from Dugdale Baronage ii p 736 who says
26 ARMORIAL DE GELRE. but the established crest of the Winton family was a dragon or wyvern vert, spouting fire, wings elevated, and charged with a mullet argent, issuing from a ducal coronet. Some- times a scroll with the war-cry " Set on " issues from the mouth. Motto, " Zet fordward," or " Hazard, zet fordward." Below the shield, Invia virtuti via nulla (Ovid., " Met.," xiv. 113), and on scrolls pass- ing over the middle of the supporters, Intaininatis fulget honoribus (Hon, " Carm.," iii. 2, 18).
The wyvern crest was used by Roger de Quincy, Earl of Win- chester, and is believed by Nisbet to have been adopted by the Setons with the title of Winton, on account of their relation to the family of De Quincy.