On quite a few occasions, we have been approached by other clans and families who are still armigerous i.e. with no Chief. This is in the main asking for information regarding the route and journey Carruthers took to achieve confirmation of our chief. The full legal process asnd rationale leading to the confirmation of the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Armigerous to Official Status- a simple chart.
OBITUARY FOR MR ANTHONY MAXWELL
The Maxwells were a large and important clan and riding family, in the West March of the Anglo-Scottish borders. It is claimed that they originated from viking stock, from a place called Maccus Well in the East March. This was situated on the other side of Scotland, around the River Tweed near Kelso. Maxwell are… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Maxwells and Carruthers, a deep seated bond.
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.
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)
There are a host of commercial suppliers of Scottish clan and family coats of arms and surname histories to the general public. This is usually sold under the guise that the arms included are the arms of the family or clan named. However the arms of the clan or family belong to the Chief and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Ancient History Plaque
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
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
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
How much do you really know about Carruthers, our history and our heritage? Attached is our Christmas Quiz, put together by our Clan Convenor for your enjoyment. If nothing else, it is something to while away the hours, and a fun way to learn about about who and what we, as Carruthers really are.The answers… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Society Christmas Quiz.