Clan Carruthers

CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Act anent supply of 1707

This is taken from the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707  and is an important piece of our history. We are mentioned in its listings as representatives of the shire of Nithsdale and Dumfries, given the responsibility to uplift monies as required by the Crown to arm and maintain its forces. The Chief of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Act anent supply of 1707

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Royal Canadian Navy: Official new tartan registered.

An official tartan for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has been registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Edinburgh, Scotland. In a similar vein to the Carruthers tartan, the colours of this tartan were chosen to represent different aspects of what it represents ie the Royal Canadian Navy, where: black is their new uniform;… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Royal Canadian Navy: Official new tartan registered.

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.

This piece is not here to discuss intermarriage or genealogy (the latter being sadly and seriously tainted in some quarters), but simply to look at what the facts and history tells us about why, other than for commercial reasons, Carruthers would traditionally be listed as a sept of the family of Bruce. It is fair to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Tartan, where to buy it and how to wear it.

One of the questions we regularly receive is; 'How do we buy the official Carruthers tartan'?  Carruthers have never had a tartan of its own until one was registered in our name recently. In fact, there is no evidence that any Scottish clan or family had a tartan assigned to their name prior to the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Tartan, where to buy it and how to wear it.

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.

Every now and then our research picks up a gem of information, today we would like to share such a piece with you. In November 1965, arms were matriculated by the Reverend Arthur Stanley Carruthers FSA Scot, co-author of the book, Records of the Carruthers Family with RC Reid. This matriculation showed that he was… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Another living Carruthers Armiger discovered.

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Meet the USA Board

CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 501(c)(3) Registered Organisation (Proudly representing all Carruthers and derivatrives of our Name in the USA) WHO ARE WE Clan Carruthers is a Scottish Border Clan and Family, who can trace their paternal line back to 900AD and a Swedish male and their maternal line much further into… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Meet the USA Board

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CLAN CARRUTHERS: The 1595 Act for Punishment of Theft, Robbery, Oppression and Sorning

People often quote the 1587 Act of the Suppression of Unruly Clans as the one which clearly mentions the Border families as clans, but there was another that names many of those same, but as surnames rather than clans. That was the 1595 Act for Punishment of Theft, Robbery, Oppression and Sorning (To Sorn; to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The 1595 Act for Punishment of Theft, Robbery, Oppression and Sorning