Further to your information on the Coat of Arms, you might be interested to know that my father, Bernard Hunter Jameson Thoms (eldest son of Henry James Macthomas Thoms, and brother of Duncan Thoms)petitioned (on my behalf)the Lord Lyon King of Arms on August 17th, 1972 to have Arms matriculated anew - "with a suitable difference" -in my name (Hamish Jameson Thoms, his adopted son.) The petition was granted on June 7, 1973, with the following Ensigns Armorial videlicet: "Or, a lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Azure, debruised of a chevron Sable, within a border of the Second, in dexter chief a voided canton Sable. Above the shield is placed an Helmet befitting his degree, with a Mantling Gules doubled Or, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest a demi-cat-a-mountain guardant proper holding in the paws an escutcheon Gules charged with a unicorn's head couped Ermine and crined Or, and in an Escrol over the same this motto VIRTUS.VINCIT.INVIDIAM "These arms were matriculated on the 30th day of July, 1973. Extracted furth of the 69th page of the 56th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
I also believe my father had his own arms matriculated about the same time.