Our research has always led back to the Brythonic language and Cumbric dialect of ancient Welsh as being the language of our forebears, melding progressively into the language of Scots and our own dialect of 'Southern/Border Scots'. An excellent piece appeared of late in one of Scotland's premier newspapers, The Scotsman which was written by… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The language of our ancestors.
From Wiki - Vikings We constanly get our messages hit by Trolls asking exactly the same questions: 'where do Carruthers originate' and 'are Carruthers a Viking Clan'. There has obviously been much confusion linking Carruthers with Vikings and Viking 'royalty' yet both our y-DNA Marker and Haplogroup would suggest these statements are inaccurate. We accept… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Most vikings were Scandinavians, but not all Scandinavians were Vikings?
Carruthers of Mouswald and it’s Cadet lines. With all the pollution against our name, sometimes Clan Carruthers (International) feels a wee bit like eco warriors. Not trying to save the planet per se, but closer to home and working hard to save the factual history and heritage of our ancient family. We have always believed… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Mouswald line an update on our y-DNA research.
CARRUTHERS; A proud Scottish Reiver family, from Annandale in the ancient West March of the Scottish Borders. This we already know, but what makes ‘us’ as a Society claim to represent our worldwide Scottish family and clan and the right to call ourselves the 'official home’ of Carruthers. Further, are you wishing to keep the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The official home of Carruthers, but can we really make that claim?
As a Scottish clan and family with a confirmed chief, CARRUTHERS is now recognised in Scots law as a noble incorporation. The right to bear Scottish arms, both for a clan chief or a clan armiger is controlled and regulated through the office of the Lord Lyon on behalf of the British Monarchy. Evidence supporting… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: the Letters Patent for the Arms of Gary John Carruthers, FSA Scot.
Most Carruthers will be aware of the family tome; 'The Records of the Carruthers Family' written by A Stanley Carruthers FSA Scot and R. C. Reid and although other books have been published relating to the family this still remains the go to reference for Carruthers history to this day. Rev Arthur Stanley Carruthers FSA… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: R.C. Reid, co-author of the ‘Records of the Carruthers Family’, but who was he?
Attempting to help our family move genealogically from the darkness into the light. Reproduced here by permission of bespokegenealogy We have to appreciate that as humans we are all interconnected, but as we travel back in time the threads connecting us become much more tenuous and therefore open to abuse, especially with regards Scottish historical… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: a Scottish Genealogy Research Guide.
Lady Janet Douglas As is the way of genealogical research, the Carruthers family are interwoven through our history and marriage with many other border families, These include the Douglas’s, the Irving’s, Bells, Glendinnings and many others. However, in the norm the way the world worked until of late and supported by robust research, was that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Lady Janet Douglas, was she really a Carruthers?
The lands belonging to the Carruthers of Wormanbie, a caset branch of Holmains, sat north of Annan on the eastern bank of the river Annan itself. These lands were infelt to Thomas Carruthers of Flemingraw in 1492 but he alsio recieved the lands of Corry from James II, as his share in the Battle of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers of Wormanbie, cadet line of Carruthers of Holmains.
General idea of the Feudal System In Feudal Scotland, as in any other part of Europe where feudalism was the dominant social system, the Scottish Monarch owned all the lands of the country in which he reigned. Nobility and Lairds, and included the 'Feudal Barony' of which Carruthers of Mouswald and Holmains were included, held… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Surnames living on the feudal lands of John Maxwell, the Earl of Morton (1587).