Major John Carruthers, born January 21 1934, died April 13 2018 The bulk of this blog has been supplied by one of our senior genealogists; Gary John Carruthers from Australia. This piece looks at the line through Robert Carruthers to John Lawson Carruthers and is another fine example of robust genealogical investigation. It also follows… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: John L. Carruthers, Gurkha.
In the Court of the Lord Lyon in the PETITIONSbyJames Andrew Carruthers of Dormontclaiming to be entitled to recognition as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers as “Carruthers of Holmains”andDr Simon Peter Carruthersclaiming to be entitled to recognition as Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers as “Carruthers of Holmains” FINDINGS AND REASONSIntroduction1.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Official Decision for Chief
This piece is reprinted by kind permission of Scottish Heritage Magazine. It is an article by the Shennachie of Durie, Dr Bruce Durie, who was hounoured by the appointment from the Chief of Durie himself; Andrew Durie, Chief of the Name and Arms of Durie. There is a persistent myth that the origin of the name… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Shennachie
Fealty to a ChiefThe piece below explains the use of arms, in this case by Clan Kincaid although for ease of understanding, Kincaid has been replaced with the name Carruthers. It is interesting to note that the wearing of, or the use of the chiefs crest or Arms, is a declaration in support of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Use of Arms to show fealty and support to the Chief.
The Battle of Pinkie or giving it its full title, the battle of Pinkie Cleugh, was a disaster for both Scotland and the borderers who fought there. It was to be the last pitched battle between England and Scotland. This piece is taken almost wholly, to include the bibliography, from the superb history site: battefieldsofbritain.co.uk… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh
As we cover the evidenced history of our family and now that we have our hereditary Chief in place, we thought it would be interesting to further introduce some close members of the Chiefs line. According to our research and the evidence available to us, we currently have two major lines in existence with living… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Mitchell-Carruthers (Holmains)
We thank our Executive Secretary, Graham Carruthers from Canada for this excellent post. According to the 'Records of the Carruthers Family' by Carruthers and Reid, the state on page 38 in the last paragraph, that 'the Carruthers Clan lived within Annandale and were chiefly located at Mouswald and Holmains and numerous adjacent places. This district… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Middlebie Church
Some wrongly chose to suggest that the confirmation of a Chief or Commander of a Scottish clan by the Lord Lyon King of Arms are only for the Scots members of the clan or family. This of course is grossly inaccurate and seems to be perpetrated to feed some business agenda. In the case of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Clan MacEwan – en route to a Chief
As we announced last week, after a gap of 210 years (and after 12 long years of research, hard work and waiting) Clan Carruthers has a chief, Dr Simon Peter Carruthers, who now becomes known as 'Carruthers of Holmains'. Simon Peter Carruthers' (known as Peter) claim to chiefship has been upheld by the Lord Lyon… Continue reading Confirmation of Chief of Carruthers
Based on our announcement that both registered Carruthers tartans would be made available through our Clan Society Shop, we have decided to concentrate our blog on the tartan we have used as a sept of Bruce. In as much as anyone can wear whichever tartan they wish, unless its a private weave, all Bruce tartans remain… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Bruce Tartan; Ancient, Modern, Hunting etc