Clan Council and Armigers

GRAND COUNCIL & ARMIGERS

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CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

Any chief recognised by the Lord Lyon as chief of a clan or family is chief of all who bear the name of the clan or family….

Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 December 2021


HISTORICAL SYNOPSIS

  • There will only ever be one clan and family of Carruthers, and it originated in Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
  • It can trace the recorded use of its ‘name’ back into the 1100’s in Scotland, prior to this surnames were not used.
  • The name itself comes from an area and ancient parish in Annandale, Dumfriesshire called Carruthers, being named after the Brythonnic fort (Caer) of Rydderch (pronounced Ruthers in ancient Cumbric/Briton).
  • Rydderch was a warlord of the Selgovae tribe in and around 200 AD.
  • As Border Reivers, Carruthers were one of the 17 Border clans named in the 1587 Scottish Act of the Supression of Unruly Clans.

CLAN AND FAMILY INFORMATION

  • There  is only one recognised chief of the clan and family of Carruthers – Peter Carruthers of Holmains
  • There is only one official Carruthers tartan registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans in Edinburgh – Carruthers STR11700.
  • There is only one Society authorised by the clan chief to represent the name Carruthers and it derivations worldwide and that is the Clan Carruthers Society (International).
  • The chief of Carruthers is member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs (Scotland) while the clan and family society are members of COSCA (USA), CASSOC (Canada) and SAHC (Australia)

THE COUNCIL OF THE CLAN AND FAMILY OF CARRUTHERS  

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Arms do not belong to a family but to an individual. It is illegal and disrespectful to use the arms of a Scottish clan chief or armiger without their permission. The shield of the chief of Carruthers, dating back over 400 years and seen below, should only be used by permission of the bearer ie the hereditary chief of Carruthers. 

Arms/Shield of the Chief of the Name and Arms of CARRUTHERS

CLAN CHIEF:

Dr. Simon Peter Carruthers of Holmains
(Full achievment of the arms of the Chief of the Name and Arms of Carruthers)

LIVING ARMIGERS :

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Bruce Nigel Mitchell-Carruthers (France)

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James Andrew Carruthers of Dormont (UK)

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Iain Arthur Stewart Carruthers (UK)

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Dr. George Carruthers FSA Scot (UK)

Gary John Carruthers FSA Scot (Aus)

Living Armigers associated with the Clan:

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Dr. George Haig (Society Treasurer)


CCSI EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

Convenor:
Dr. George Carruthers, FSA Scot

Vice Convenor:
Dana Caruthers Norton, FSA Scot

Vice Convenor:
Cécelia Mitchell-Carruthers 

Treasurer:
Dr. George Haig

Asst Treasurer:
Stuart Carruthers

Executive Secretary:
Laura Carruthers

Executive Editor:
Dr. Liz Monument FSA Scot


REGIONAL CLAN COMMISSIONERS:

Clan Commissioner USA:
Dana Caruthers Norton, FSA Scot

Clan Commissioner Europe:
Cécilia Mitchell-Carruthers

Clan CommissionerCanada:
Andrew Carruthers

Clan CommissionerAustralia:
Gary Carruthers, FSA Scot

Clan Commissioner Africa:
Ian Carruthers

Clan Commissioner Great Britain:
Michael Carruthers


REGIONAL CLAN SECRETARIES

Clan Secretary Australia
Craig Monument

Clan Secretary Canada
Laurie Carruthers

Clan Secretary UK
Laura Carruthers

Clan Secretary USA
Dr. William Carruthers


WEBMASTER:
David Newton (USA)


CLAN AND FAMILY RESEARCH TEAM

Senior Genealogist– USA: 
Dana Caruthers Norton

 Senior Genealogist – Australia:
Gary Carruthers

Senior Genealogist – Canada:
Laurie Carruthers Caron Pasher


Clan yDNA – Research Lead
Steve Colburn (USA)


Lead Historian – UK
Dr George Carruthers FSA Scot

Lead Historian – USA
Craig H. Carothers

Lead Historian – Canada
Harold J Carruthers

Lead Historian – Australasia
Gary J Carruthers FSA Scot


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