Crest: Issuing out of a cap of maintenance a naked arm embowed grasping a scymitar, all Proper
Motto: Gude In Need
Historic Seat: Dolphinstone Castle (ruined), Jedburgh
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The name Ainslie most likely derives from Annesley in Nottinghamshire, England. William de Haneslej who witnessed a charter by Walter, Bishop of Glasgow (1208-18) is probably the same William de Anslee who was Canon of Glasgow in 1220. Magister Thomas de Aneslei was one of a number appointed to settle a dispute between the monks of Kelso and the Hishop of Glasgow in 1221.
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