WW2 Soldiers taken at the ruins of Mouswald Tower, note the Drumlanrig Arms above the gateway Carruthers, Logan Estate and Cornal Tower At the entrance to the dale of Moffat, in the parish of Moffat in upper Annandale in the county of Dumfriesshire, lay the ruins of Cornel Tower, an ancient Border Keep that once… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers of Mouswald, Shield Bearer to the Red Douglas and more on Marion of Mouswald.
Clan Carruthers: Pele Towers & Mouswald Tower
Border Towers According to Alastair Maxwell-Irving FSA, FSA Scot in his paper on Tower Houses, these defensive strong- holds came in all shapes and sizes over a period of nearly 300 years. They ranged from the great tower-house castles of the late 14th and 15th centuries to the lesser towers of the 16th century and later,… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Pele Towers & Mouswald Tower
Clan Carruthers: Mary Queen of Scots
Mary I of Scotland was from the Royal House of Stuart. She reigned over Scotland from the 14th December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Born on the 8th December 1542 at Linlithgow palace which is situated to the west of Edinburgh in Scotland to the powerful Stuart Dynasty, Mary was the only surviving child of James… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Mary Queen of Scots
CLAN CARRUTHERS: Our Coat of Arms, where do they come from, what do they mean?
As a Carruthers, we are all very aware of the arms that we presume represents our family. These arms are the property of the Chief of our name and once confirmed by the Lyon, they then become theirs by proven birth right. They do not belong to our family in general. WHERE DO THEY COME… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Our Coat of Arms, where do they come from, what do they mean?
Clan Carruthers: Our Family Crests
The crests on the Arms of the Carruthers Family have been in existence at the very least, since 1672. Carruthers as a Scottish riding family of ancient pedigree, played a role in both the Church and if legend is true, the Knights Templars as well. It is suggested that this is reflected in the use… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Our Family Crests
Clan Carruthers: Carruthers of Mouswald
Carruthers of the House of Mouswald, were the first after Carruthers of Carruthers, and the Carruthers chiefly line. According to John J Reid. The earliest reference to Mouswald as a place, takes us back to the time of Alexander II. It is cited in the Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, where is says: Richard… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Carruthers of Mouswald
Clan Carruthers: The Tearful Mouswald Tragedy
Arms of Sir Simon Carruthers The story of the Mouswald sisters, Janet and Marion, who were made wards of the Douglases after their father died in 1548 in a border raid against the English. This led to the maltreatment and death of the younger sister, poor Lady Marion Carruthers. Marion was a strong willed young… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: The Tearful Mouswald Tragedy
Clan Carruthers: Armigers and how to obtain Carruthers Arms.
Currently and excluding the Carruthers petitions in the process of presentation, there are 12 recorded Carruthers arms in the armorial records of Scotland, although one is deemed a mistake. As an armigerous clan, if there were no surviving descendants of the chiefly line of Holmains, then during a Derbfine, the armigers would play a role.… Continue reading Clan Carruthers: Armigers and how to obtain Carruthers Arms.