Capt. George Mowat, R.N., 1811, representative of Clan Mowat or Mouat of Balquhollie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Descended from the Norman family of Monhault which held estates in Wales and England. Sir William of Montealt obtained lands in Ferne, Forfarshire from William the Lion, and his son Richard de Montealto was Justiciary of Scotland in 1214, and his grandson, Eustace de Montealto was Sheriff of Forfar in 1263.
Arms: Argent a lion rampant sable.
Crest: The battlement of a castle or, issuant therefrom a demi warrior, armed and accoutred proper holding in his dexter hand a sword also proper hilted and pommelled or, and in his sinister a flagstaff, thereon twisted a banner vert, fringed and charged with an antique crown or.
Supporters: Two savages wreathen head and middle with oak proper each holding in his exterior hand a trident or.
Mottoes: Over the crest. Monte alto.
below the shield; Commit thy work to God.