This blog post was stimulated by a conversation on a heraldry page which offered confirmation of what we as a society believed to be true regarding the Carruthers use of the fleurs de lis on our shields. Scottish Clans and the fleurs de lis To our knowledge, there are only two recognised Scottish Clans/Families that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers fleurs de lis.
Examples of Carruthers Bookplates through the ages Book Plate: Sir Charles Philip Huntington (1912) Firstly, what is a book plate? A bookplate is a small printed label which is adhered/attached to a book, usually inside the front cover. The term “ex libris,” meaning “from the books/library of” denoted the purpose of the bookplate itself and as… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Ex Libres.
Scottish Clans and Families by their very nature are associated directly to Scotland, it’s history and it’s culture and many of us are proud to be of them. These names can be highland, lowland or border surnames, but they remain Scottish to the core. Whether or not this is through birth or ancestry or even… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Latest guidance from the Lord Lyon on Chief’s of Clans and Families.
Attempting to help our family move genealogically from the darkness into the light. Reproduced here by permission of bespokegenealogy We have to appreciate that as humans we are all interconnected, but as we travel back in time the threads connecting us become much more tenuous and therefore open to abuse, especially with regards Scottish historical… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: a Scottish Genealogy Research Guide.
Lady Janet Douglas As is the way of genealogical research, the Carruthers family are interwoven through our history and marriage with many other border families, These include the Douglas’s, the Irving’s, Bells, Glendinnings and many others. However, in the norm the way the world worked until of late and supported by robust research, was that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Lady Janet Douglas, was she really a Carruthers?
Tom Moss We continue with the interview with Tom Moss, Reiver historian and author. Our last blog covered his beginnings, the start of his interest in Reiver history and an introduction to his level of expertise. His website Reivers History is the go to place for everything to do with the Border Reivers and as… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The enemy of our enemy is our friend ; An interview with Tom Moss, Reiver Historian and Author Part 2
The Capture of Kinmont Willie by John Faed The ancient proverb, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", has traversed time and is a phrase that would easily have been used by our reiver ancestors, whose priority and loyalty was always to their family and its allies. In some ways, it is as apt… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. An interview with Tom Moss, Reiver Author and Historian.
http://www.eupedia.com/ Carruthers is an ancient Scottish name. There is sadly no evidence we are directly related to William Wallace (nor is anyone else, as they have no idea who his family were), Robert the Bruce (nor is anyone else as his line died out on the death of his son David II) nor Irish or… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Ancient Invaders transformed Britain but not its DNA map.
Michael the Archangel, by Guido Reni, Santa Maria della Comcezione, Rome, 1636 The use of St Michael in heraldry and beyond is not new, while the depiction of the archangel fighting Lucifer, often depicted as a beast or dragon, is well known in religious art. St Michael is venerated not only throughout the Christian world… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Archangel St Michael and links with Carruthers
HOLMAINS To understand the Chief's line, we need to understand how we got from Carruthers of Carruthers, which our records show date back to before the early 1200's, through Carruthers of Mouswald, which began in 1320 and onto Carruthers of Holmains. The latter of course was seeded through a charter from King David II of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The House of Holmains – Our Chiefly line