Clan Carruthers

Clan Carruthers: The Maxwells and Carruthers, a deep seated bond.

It is historically accurate to state that Carruthers supported two great families. The first was that of the Bruces, up to and including their monarchy, and the second was the Maxwells. During their feud with the Johnstons, Carruthers stood with the Maxwells as supporters of the same.    Upset by some of the Kings decisions,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Maxwells and Carruthers, a deep seated bond.

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Clan Carruthers: James (Jim) T. Carruthers, a quiet hero to his family.

Our Society welcomes stories regarding the history of a Carruthers. This blog celebrates the life of one of our own, James T Carruthers. It was written by his daughter Marie Carruthers, with input from her cousin Stewart Carruthers, from Haddington, who has carried out some background work on the family history. It therefore offers a… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: James (Jim) T. Carruthers, a quiet hero to his family.

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Clan Carruthers: Join the Society (CCS-I)

Why Join the Clan Carruthers Society - International (CCS-I) Well........do you have Carruthers in your bloodline? Are you proud of your Carruthers and Scottish associations? Would you like to make connections with others of our ilk and find out more about your ancestry and history? Anyone with any Scottish blood surging through their veins and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Join the Society (CCS-I)

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Clan Carruthers: The Lands and Barony of Holmains – Chiefs of Carruthers

This article has been compiled by Mr Gary J Carruthers, FSA Scot, our Regional Clan Commissioner for Australasia and Oceania.  Gary is also, along with Dana Caruthers Norton and Laurie Carruthers Pasher, one of our most senior Clan Genealogists, as well as being a Carruthers armiger. His arms were granted through matriculation, by the Lord… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Lands and Barony of Holmains – Chiefs of Carruthers

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Clan Carruthers: CCS-I Successes and Achievements through 2020

Coming to the end of a horrific year for us all, we would however like to take this opportunity to wish all our family and friends, a very happy and healthy New Year, especially as we reflect on our Society's journey over these last 12 months. As a Society, the Clan Carruthers Society - International, authorised… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: CCS-I Successes and Achievements through 2020

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Clan Carruthers: At a Glance and FAQ’s

The Border Reiver Clan and Family Carruthers - at a glance Chief's Arms: Gules two chevrons engrailed, between three fleurs de lis Or.Supporters: Two fallow deer bucks RampantCrest: A seraphim volant Proper.Motto: Promptus et Fidelis (ready and faithful)Badge: Gorse (Ulex europaeus)Origin of Name: Topographical - from the Brythonic, Caer Rydderch (fort of Ruthers)Area: Middlebie, West March. Lands: Western Scottish Borders, Dumfriesshire. Original Chiefs: Carruthers… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: At a Glance and FAQ’s

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Clan Carruthers: The Unicorn, Scotland and the Scottish Monarchy

The Unicorn According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Unicorn was a mythological animal resembling a horse or a goat with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China. The earliest description in Greek literature of a… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Unicorn, Scotland and the Scottish Monarchy