Carruthers Banner Clan Carruthers Society (Canada) have unveiled their Society banner, proudly announcing who and what they are. This will be used to represent our name at gatherings and festivals. It clearly shows the Carruthers clan badge accurately portrayed on the Carruthers tartan, adopted as the official clan tartan in 2019 after the confirmation by… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Canadian Society has new banner.
Zelda M Carruthers, Dr Joe Morrow Lord Lyon and Graham Carruthers at the Fergus Festival 2019. It is with great personal sadness that I share the news of the passing of one of our own. Zelda M Carruthers, after a long and debilitating illness, passed peacefully today, Monday, June 13 at 4:30 EST in Mississuga, Canada. … Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The passing of Zelda M. Carruthers, Canada.
Our Convenor is a member of the Society and has pleasure in sharing its newsletter with you. Although the content on the whole is superb, there is a particularily interesting article on the Black Watch Museum by Elizabeth Roads, LVO FSA former Lyon Clerk, whom the society had the pleasure in interviewing for our website.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Royal Celtic Society No.25
As information comes in, it improves our evidence database allowing us to portray a better and more accurate picture of our family and ancestors. Some research is still in the early stages but the information below covers a landscape that is important to us. A section of Hadrians wall taken from the entrance to Banna,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: North of the wall.
Examples of Carruthers Bookplates through the ages Book Plate: Sir Charles Philip Huntington (1912) Firstly, what is a book plate? A bookplate is a small printed label which is adhered/attached to a book, usually inside the front cover. The term “ex libris,” meaning “from the books/library of” denoted the purpose of the bookplate itself and as… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Carruthers Ex Libres.
This blog post was stimulated by a conversation on a heraldry page which offered confirmation of what we as a society believed to be true regarding the Carruthers use of the fleurs de lis on our shields. Scottish Clans and the fleurs de lis To our knowledge, there are only two recognised Scottish Clans/Families that… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Carruthers fleurs de lis.
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.
Scottish Clans and Families by their very nature are associated directly to Scotland, it’s history and it’s culture and many of us are proud to be of them. These names can be highland, lowland or border surnames, but they remain Scottish to the core. Whether or not this is through birth or ancestry or even… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Latest guidance from the Lord Lyon on Chief’s of Clans and Families.
Attempting to help our family move genealogically from the darkness into the light. Reproduced here by permission of bespokegenealogy We have to appreciate that as humans we are all interconnected, but as we travel back in time the threads connecting us become much more tenuous and therefore open to abuse, especially with regards Scottish historical… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: a Scottish Genealogy Research Guide.
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?