The College of Arms in London maintains a manuscript copy of the Lyon Register, in which there appears an entry for James Muirhead of Bredisholme.
James Muirhead of Bredisholme was described as a second son of the family of Lauchop. The arms of James were blazoned:
Argent on a bend azure
three acorns or with a crescent for difference
The crest of James Muirhead of Bredisholme was blazoned:
hands supporting a sword
erected in pale proper
The motto of James Muirhead of Bredisholme read:
The first thing that one notices about the blazon for the arms of James Muirhead of Bredisholme is that it perfectly describes the arms illustrated in the Visitation of 1633:
Either the illustration was incorrectly applied to David Murehead of Lawchope in the Visitation of 1633 when it was published, or it was re-matriculated by James Muirhead of Bredisholme in 1676. I would think the former is the actual; it was pointed out on the page devoted to the arms of David Murehead of Lawchope that the illustrated arms did not match the blazon.
Please note: The images used for the graphics on this page
were derived from the book, A Display Of Heraldry,
by John Guillim, printed in London in the year 1679.