Clan Jardine or Jardin of Applegirth in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, Descended from du Jardon who accompanied William of Normandy in the Conquest of 1066. The family were first recorded in Scotland when Winfredus de Jardin witnessed to charters in 1153. Of the same family was Patrick de Gardinus, chaplain to the bishop of Glasgow in circa 1250. Also of the same family is Sir Humphrey de Gardino, fl. 1245, and his descendants. Jardin settled at Applegirth in the 14th century. The clan were often in conflict with the English across the border in the 16th century. They also supported the infant King James VI against Mary, Queen of Scots, Sir Alexander Jardine was created a baronet of Nova Scotia 25th May 1672. The fourth Baronet, 1712-1790, lived in Brussels and was created a Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Arms: Argent, a saltire and chief gules, the last charged with three mullets of the field.
Crest: A spur-rowel of six points argent.
Motto: Cave adsum.