I have just started exploring the web for family info and happened upon your website. It is great! If it is possible, I wouldn't mind a scanned image of the Allardyce crest. This would be very interesting!
My great grandfather was John Allardyce from Rhynie, Scotland who was a missionary in China and eventually moved to Canada where I reside.
My grandmother told me that he had researched the family back to Robert the Bruce who had 2 daughters--one who married an Allardyce (or variation of the name) and the other married into the family of the Thane of Glamis, (the Queen Mother's family).Do you or anyone else know anything about this? or have any records?I am only going by oral history here so can't offer much more.
Anyway, it is great to find this site and connect with some distant relations!