|First recorded in the Vestiarium Scoticum which
was supposedly based on an ancient manuscript now known to have been
forged. The original illustration shows the four main stripes in a
very dark shade of blue. There is no evidence of a Hamilton tartan
prior to the publication of this spectacular work. The authors, the
Sobieski Stuart brothers, enjoyed a popular following amongst the
Scottish gentry of the period and it is probable that the design can
be attributed to Charles Edward Stuart (Allan Hay) .