Caratacus-Wiki In the first century AD there lived a Chieftain of a Celtic tribe called the Catuvellauni, whose name was Caratacus (The ancient Cumbric/Welsh form was Caradog/k). He was renowned as a brave and experienced warrior who fought hard against the Roman occupation of Brittannia, when his lands were invaded. So the question is why… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Caratacus of the Catuvellauni- was he a Carruthers?
There is an old nursery rhyme called ‘ring a ring of roses ’ which relates to the the Black Plague in Britain in 1665 and covers the symptoms and treatment ie ‘posies’ believed to work at the time. The information of treatments in the rhyme has since proved inaccurate and not based on any real… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: No Scot Would Wear an English Tartan? Do Carruthers?
A pardon for Scottish witches The Scottish witchtrials began in ernest in 1590, killing thousands of innovent people, but justice may now be finally served. There has now been a petition; PE 1855 to Pardon and Memorialise those convicted under the Witchcraft Actof 1563 for the attention of the Scottish Parliament and as such a… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scotland, our family and a plague of Witches.
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?
Did we as Carruthers, being a small Annandale family at the time, actually receive the 'colours' of Red and Gold as our own from David I, way back in the late 11th century? Interesting stuff, but is it true? The piece in question Carruthers Colours Arms of Carruthers of Holmains, hereditary chiefs 1548-to date. Firstly,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Our ‘Ancient Colours’ received from King David I (1082—1153)
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?
As has been highlighted in the past, there are those who may make claims and some who also offer certification, information, arms and titles that carry no real weight nor in many cases, credibility. However, more and more people are starting to rile against it and are saying enough is really enough and they are… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Use of titles of nobility; true or false.
Or, when is a Carruthers clan badge, really a Carruthers Clan Badge Above is a rendition of the Carruthers Clan Crest Badge by Celtic Studio from Ontario, Canada, but is it seen to be acceptable to our clan and family? Well because of the format of this depiction, the uneducated have been rudely calling it… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: And the ‘Dough Baby’
This piece is not here to discuss intermarriage or genealogy (the latter being sadly and seriously tainted in some quarters), but simply to look at what the facts and history tells us about why, other than for commercial reasons, Carruthers would traditionally be listed as a sept of the family of Bruce. It is fair to… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Bruce and Carruthers, the historic links.
Carruthers and the descendancy from Kenneth MacAlpin, King of Scots Accuracy, tenacity and solid evidence are the bedrock of any historical research, otherwise it simply becomes hypothetical and conjecture, which in itself leads to statements that are sadly false. The questions that continually arise relates to our family and their relationship with historical figures, usually… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers and Kenneth McAlpin (King of Scots)