In an interesting piece taken from the Barrie Historical Archives and published in Barrie Today in 2017, it tells a sad tale of one James Carruthers of Ontario. The carpenters of Barrie were rarely idle in the 1870s. New businesses and homes were springing up everywhere, and buildings in the County’s seemingly most combustible town… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The sad and strange tale of James Carruthers.
In Canada, our Society is represented by the regional branch Clan Carruthers Society-Canada, a registered 'not for profit organisation'. This is led by our Canadian Clan Commissioner Andrew J Carruthers. As an integral part of his board, we are very lucky to have with us one of Canada's top genealogists. This of course is none other than Laurie… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Laurie Carruthers Caron, a Clan Genealogist’s story.
During the lowland clearances and even before, members of our family emigrated to the American Colonies, usually via the Ulster plantations. In the New World, they soon got a reputation as hardy individuals who could survive and more importantly prosper, even with everything the new country threw at them.THE FRONTIER (TV Series)https://youtu.be/2J5wTsYAh94 The Canadian TV… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Scottish-Canadian Fur Traders
Our Society, officially formed in 2017 and based on a Royal Charter to Carruthers of Holmains in 1755, has tried very hard to ensure that we have done everything correctly, transparently and set on solid foundations. We publish the facts in relation to both our family specifically and Scotland in general, based on evidence and… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Now official in Canada
From our beginnings in Annandale, Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland, our family have spread far and wide, and in many cases have and still are making a difference to communities around the world. We are continually on the look out for stories of our family and we are glad that this was brought to our attention by… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: John Clement ‘Cap’ Carruthers, 54th Brigade CEF
Mr Graham Carruthers elected as Board Member of CASSOC We are pleased to announce that one of our Canadian stalwarts, Mr Graham Carruthers, Executive Secretary of Clan Carruthers Society International, has been elected to the Board of the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC). Graham, has worked tirelessley for Carruthers in his home Country,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: CCSI Executive Secretary, becomes a Director of CASSOC
Highland games and gatherings occur throughout the world and not simply in Scotland. They are events where those of Scottish blood and heritage, celebrate their culture with pride, wherever they reside. In the same vein as other cultures, competitions to prove strength, endurance, skill and honour became a central hub to these events. However, they… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: At the Fergus Festival
Despite an ocean separating their ancestral homelands, Scottish immigrants and Native Americans encountered each other frequently on America’s wild frontier, fighting, trading and even living together. Both cultures were treated as tribal societies and driven from their lands by British authorities, aggressively seeking power and financial gain and who would later romanticise the very ways of… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Scots and the North American Indian.
The SS James Carruthers was a Canadian Great Lakes cargo-bulk carrier built in 1913. The ship was owned by the St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam and Navigation Company out of Toronto, Ontario, with the official registry number 131090. She was a steel hulled, steam propeller driven lake freighter; 550 feet in length, 58 feet wide and 27 feet deep.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Tragedy of the SS James Carruthers.
CASSOC, the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada was formed in January 1976 led by Mr Donald Campbell. It's Newsletter was called Ad Drochaid (the Bridge) at the organisations inception, which is still issued today. Their first AGM was held in November of that year, having 31 paid member groups registered. CASSOC has grown from… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada