ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great deal of pleasure that we announce that, as of the 30th of November 2023, Laurie Carruthers Caron one of our Senior Genealogists, a member of our Society's Canadian Board and an integral part of the Clan Carruthers y-DNA Project Team has been awarded a Fellowship in the Society of Antiquaries… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Laurie Carruthers Caron, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
One cannot appreciate our history without the facts surrounding it. The evidence is the core of our past and shines light on the actuality of who and what we are. During our research, we came across this piece on the town of Annan, from over 100 years ago. Annan itself sits on the River Annan,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Annan 1886-1915
Bishop Andrew Carruthers (1770-1852) Scottish Catholic Archves (SCA/CH/3) The Right Reverend ANDREW CARRUTHERS (1770-1852), Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District (Bishop of Ceramus) from 1832 to 1852 As we know John Carruthers 9th of Holmains, Chief of Carruthers at the time, matriculated arms in the Lyon Register in 1672 after the Lyons Act of that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bishop Andrew Carruthers (1770-1852), another armiger of the clan and family.
We were deemed in our day to be quite a powerful, and very well respected family and classed in Annandale as a member of the landed gentry. Although we were lairds of estates throughout Annandale, Carruthers were never Lords. However, both Mouswald and Holmains were erected as Baronies through the Scottish Crown. The accumulation of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The lands of our family 1300-1700, a window into our history.
A GUIDE TO GHILLIE BROGUES by Rob Richie, When thinking of Highland dress, the kilt is the first natural association that comes to our mind, yet there is a plethora of accessories to consider. The sgian dubh, sporran, kilt pin, kilt hose & flashes and of course ghillie brogues are definitely an essential part of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Gillie Brogues
The 1587 Act of Parliament set the scene for the end of the Reiver lifestyle and the leaving by many families to other parts of Scotland as well as England, Ireland and overseas ie the colonies, India, Canada and Australia as well as others. Carruthers as a family, were mentioned in the Act as one… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: ‘Unruly’ Border Clans update
Taken from heritagedaily.com, an excellant and informative site. It is obvious that unless research is carried out in a robust manner with good solid methodology, it can only lead to inconsistency and false outcomes. We continually attempt to ensure this doesn’t happen, but this takes a great deal of time and hard work to filter… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: DNA update: not all that glitters is gold.
We are aware that a large amount of monies was left by a daughter of Holmains in order to re-purchase the lands of Holmains and Kirkwood and reinstate the family upon them. Sadly this did not happen and we are currently not sure why, but below is a piece which explains part of the story.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Holmains and Kirkwood Estates, why were they not bought back?
Dark or Light Wood, Carruthers crest, on Carruthers tartan. Awaiting the manufacturers listing on his site. With the production of the new CARRUTHERS wall plaque, and the manufacturers use of the official seraphim crest, we revisit why our crest is, as it is. The use of the seraph/seraphim as the crest of the Carruthers Chief,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: the only Scottish name with a seraphim as its crest.