Records within our family suggests that Carruthers were Keepers of the Trailtrow Preceptory. This has caused us to speculate that we are linked to either the Order of the Knights Templars or the Knights Hospitallers. As such and accepting the intrique these orders stimulate has set out a romantic picture and allowed the imagination of… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The family, the Templars, Hospitillers and Trailtrow – the facts.
Everyone loves to be associated with the famous present or past, some more than others it seems. This is whether characters of royal heritage or even those mysterious groups of the past such as the Templars. 'Carruthers' it seems are no exception, or at least those using our name would like us to believe so.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Cathars, the Templars and us?
Evidence suggests that the Templars had lands in Dumfriesshire. There is a link between Carruthers and the Trailtrow Preceptory, which sat near Lockerbie, as well as Hoddom, a place used since Roman times for religious practices, which is near Ecclefechan. It is also interesting to remember, in the context of the Templars, that the term preceptory… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Carruthers Chiefs and the Templar Link.
The Credibility of Nonsense. For many years, a great many of us have worked very hard to have our clan and family recognised and respected as a credible entity within Scottish culture internationally. Yet when we are continually bombarded and embarrassed by nonsense, posted by people who by accident or design, are putting up posts… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Templar grave of Uileam Roibard and the Crescent Moon
Taken from the BBC website; BBC.com, here is an interesting piece by Addison Nugent. She writes this as part of a travelogue and it may be of interest to our members. Other information gleened from Knights Tempar International, UK. Genealogical Archives, electricscotland and the excellant research by AJ Carruthers is included. She writes: "It was… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Secret Seat of the Templar.