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The House of Crawford has been without representation on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, a relatively recent development. The last unofficial Chief (Hugh Ronald George, b 1873) died in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1942 after having sold all of his heritable property in 1903, leaving nothing to unite around but historic legacy. The Lyon Court recognizes the Crawford surname as an independent armigerous House with a Senior Line (unofficial Chiefs) having for centuries registered Arms showing no differencing [except internal to cadets of the House and an honorary augmentation] or allegiance to another clan, house, or surname, this being the ultimate legal test of independence (not a sept). The Lyon Court is now considering a matter before the Court concerning the grant of undifferenced arms as a preliminary step to the assignment of a Chief to the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.

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