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Clan Carruthers: A Strong American Link to Scotland

The Society of Scottish Armigers (USA) Heraldry Society of Scotland As our history as a family and clan goes back into the mists of time, their are many ways to celebrate our rich heritage. Our armorial history is one way of pinpointing people and time frames as the heraldic records still exist. Therefore continuing on… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: A Strong American Link to Scotland

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Clan Carruthers: The Border Reiver Clan of Irving

Carruthers and Irvings As our close neighbours and sometime allies the Irvings/Irvines, have worked, fought and lived closely with our family for many hundreds of years and like the Carruthers, were great supporters of Robert the Bruce. As is the case with many border families, marriges have occured between both of our clans e.g. In 1634… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Border Reiver Clan of Irving

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Clan Carruthers: Sir Thomas Randolf. A Genealogists Tale

When sleuthing in genealogical terms, accuracy is all important. The road that is followed is full of twists and turns and more importantly, dead ends.  For this reason it is important that evidence is in place before assumptions are made. Here is one such detective story from Gary Carruthers - Genealogist with Clan Carruthers Society… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Sir Thomas Randolf. A Genealogists Tale

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Clan Carruthers: The Clan and the Carolinas.

The Carolinas are now inclusive of the US states of North Carolina and South Carolina when considered collectively. They are bordered by Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, and Georgia to the southwest. The Atlantic Ocean acts as their eastern border.  The Carolinas were once known as the Province of Carolina during the colonial period in American… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Clan and the Carolinas.

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Clan Carruthers : First Scottish Ship to America and our links with Aberdeen.

The earliest documented reference to a Scottish ship sailing to North America has been discovered by a local researcher at Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives. Thomas Brochard, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, made the amazing find while he was reading a late sixteenth century Council Register when he noticed an entry… Continue reading Clan Carruthers : First Scottish Ship to America and our links with Aberdeen.

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Clan Carruthers: The Victoria Cross and James C Carruthers

The Victoria Cross is the highest decoration for valour in the British armed forces. It is awarded for extreme bravery in the face of the enemy and therefore is a highly prestigious medal, all of the recipients of which are well documented by the British Government. It was instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria at… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Victoria Cross and James C Carruthers