George Carruthers 10th of Holmains and 6th Baron, 19th of his line, was born to John 9th and Mary daughter of William Carruthers of Denbie in 1677. It was his father John 9th who registered the Carruthers chief's arms with the Lord Lyon after the Lyons act of 1672. George was the grandfather of John… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: George Carruthers, 10th of Holmains, 6th Bar.
Dear Clansmen and Clanswomen, Please see below, a message on behalf of Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Chief of Agnew. Sir Crispin acted as legal advisor during my successful hearing at the Lyon Court. Sir Crispin’s son and heir Mark’s mental health took a battering after two failed attempts to row the Atlantic. But it… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: An appeal from our Chief
The question that is commonly sent to us and we paraphrase as it comes in many forms is: 'having read 'somewhere' on the internet, what Scottish Royalty is part of the Carruthers ancestry'. We will try and answer this question based on the latest research we have in the hope of directly linking us as… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: DNA evidence of our Royal ancestry, what the research has revealed.
Official CARRUTHERS wall plaque is now available. Like all tasks that are worth doing, they are worth doing right and these things take time. This is especially true when there is a legal process to follow in order to gain that individual recognition and respectability within Scottish clan society both at home and abroad. If… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Its now available: the Official Carruthers clan plaque.
King Charles III Tartan Details - King Charles III The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "King Charles III" tartan is shown below. Reference: 14030 Designer:Scottish Tartans Authority, TheTartan date:06/05/2023 Registration date:4 September 2023 Category: Royal Restrictions:Yes. Intended for the exclusive use of His Majesty King Charles III. May only be… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Personal tartan of King Charles III registered.
William I (the Lion) reigned as King of Scots from 1165 to 1214. He was called the "the Lion" during his own lifetime, not because of his tenacious character or his military prowess but because of the flag or standard which has been associated with him ie a red lion rampant with a forked tail (queue… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Scottish Lion, William I.
From wiki and augments: the Teuchter (Highland)-Sassanach (Lowland) divide. (although not exact as the line can be blurred, this remains a reasonable conceptual indicator) Well known Scot's words have been used to define where a Scot actually comes from, sometimes used disparagingly by the other group and for many generations. These terms split Scotland across… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Teuchter or Sassanach
It is our pleasure to announce that Carruthers were well represented at three Highland Games in Canada: the Fergus Festival in Ontario, and two of the Highland Games in New Brunswick, Moncton and Fredericton in 2023. Wherever our standard is flown, our family’s name is brought to the fore and again reflecting that Reiver pride… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: CCS (Canada) representing the Clan in 2023
We are all aware that our name came from the ancient Cumbric dialect of the Brythonnic language (P Celtic) meaning the fort of Rydderch. We are also aware that in that language 'fort' was Caer and Rydderch was, as it would be today in Welsh, Ruthers and the name after a Selgovae war chief and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Mouswald, first recognised seat of Carruthers, a snapshot in time?
Research in genetics is moving forwards at a fast pace, it is opening the doors in undertanding such issues as human and animal disease and human populations past and present. However it, like all research, has its positives, negatives, strengths and weaknesses, as all study is a dynamic process. Therefore, a good understanding of the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Oldest Clans in Scotland: the tale of a tartan Pinocchio.