The Kings and Queens od Scotland by Timothy Venning As a society, we are always intrigued by the claims made about our Carruthers ancestry especially our claimed relationship to Scottish Royalty, and beyond that to Irish and Norse royalty. It seems that there is no one of substance that isnt a Carruthers these days. Firstly… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: My Carruthers DNA says I’m Scottish royalty?
Charteris It is with both embarrassment great sadness that we once again have to address the silly claims being made to suggest that everyone and their uncle is a Carruthers. This seems to include the surnames Carruth, Carrick and Charteris and most famous people in history. One can therefore only put it down to bad… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Is Charteris a variation of Carruthers?
CARRUTHERS POPULATION IN DUMFRIESSHIRE IN THE 18TH - 19TH CENTURIES The population of Scotland was affected by both the Highland and Lowland clearances, as well as the Ulster plantations. But, according to the John Gray Centre in Scotland, historians have commented on the ‘high quality’ of early Scottish emigrants, particularly in the late 18th and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Howard Mathison, Geographer and the Carruthers Maps.
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.
https://youtu.be/pBb_jKKCcC8 The above video is based on current research and is produced by the Linguistics and English Language Department of the University of Edinburgh. Were Carruthers Gaels and Gaelic speakers, or were they not? The map to the left is taken from the Scots Language Centre based in Perth, Scotland, showing the four main dialects… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Southern Scots, the language of the Border Reivers.
As a Carruthers, in the same vein as many other Scottish names, we are more than aware of how poor research in the field of genealogy can muddy the historical waters. This manipulation, whether by accident or design is usually through inexperience, incompetence, laziness, frustration or simply to feed an ongoing agenda, commercial or otherwise. As… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Red Book of Scotland – History and Genealogy
This excellent piece is taken from the "Claymore", the Journal of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations from July 2020, of which Clan Carruthers Society-International is a full member. Although looked at from a highland clan perspective, this excellent piece may help to answer many of your questions. Carruthers were known supporters of the… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Do Clans, Chiefs and Coats of Arms still matter today?
In 843AD, the kingdom of Scotland was created when Kenneth MacAlpine led an army of Scots to victory over the Picts or was it and was Kenneth himself a Pict? History becomes difficult with the mists of time and even with DNA, the specifics are blurred with respect to lineage the further back… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Kenneth MacAlpine, King of the Scots, or was he?
According to the dictionary of 'The Law.com', Manrent is defined as; Being in Scots law; The service of a man or vassal. A bond of manrent was an instrument by which a person, in order to secure the protection of some powerful lord, bound himself to such lord for the performance of certain services. Within… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Manrent
Like any legitimate organisation, we try to ensure that our posts are evidence based and historically accurate. Accepting this, we were pleasantly surprised at the Clan Carruthers page on Wikipedia, which seems to do just that. Our understanding is that the person/s involved in monitoring the Scottish clan pages are pretty strict that they reflect… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: In Wikipedia