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  Clan Agnew
Certainly many Agnews are to found in Ireland but in the 12th century it is recorded that Sir John de Courcy the conqueror of the province of Ulster was accompanied by Agneau, an Anglo-Norman knight who acquired extensive lands in Antrim.
In 1363 the Agnews of Lochnaw were appointed hereditary sheriffs of Galloway by David II and became to be great land owners in the province under the Douglases.
AGNEW: This name is said to derive from the Baronie d'Agneaux in Normandie, and to have arrived in Scotland via England and Ireland to become established in Galloway.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/atoc/agnew2.html   (676 words)

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The difference between clans, families and septs is the source of many questions as is the question phrased in one way or another, which asks, “to which clan do I belong”.
A chief was also entitled to add to his clan by the adoption of families or groups of families to membership of his clan, a good example being the “boll meal Frasers”.
In summary, therefore, the right to belong to a clan or family, which are the same thing, is a matter for the determination of the chief who is entitled to accept or reject persons who offer him their allegiance.
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Andrew Agnew was appointed hereditary Sheriff of Wigtown in 1451 and his descendants hold that office to this day.Lochnaw Castle was their base with another branch in Lochryan.
The 11th Baronet, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, is one of Scotland's leading heraldic experts and is the Rothesay Herald at the Court of the Lord Lyon.
The Agnew clan motto is "Consilio non impetu" which means "By wisdom, not force" was their base with another branch in Lochryan.
www.dunnoon.co.uk /clandetails.php?Clan=Agnew   (618 words)

 Scottish clan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of Scottish Highland identity and shared descent both to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the heraldry and Coat of arms.
Clans identify with geographical areas originally controlled by the Chiefs, usually with an ancestral castle, and clan gatherings form a regular part of the social scene.
Clan badges are a further sign of allegiance, and both clans and families have heraldic Coats of arms controlled by the Lord Lyon Court.
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 Family Tree genealogy and Scottish clan history from AncestralScotland - Search Results
Clan Agnew is thought to be from Normandy with its roots in the Barony d'Agneaux.
Agnew can be traced in the Wigtownshire and Galloway area of Scotland as early as the 14th century.
In 1426 Andrew Agnew was granted the lands and constableship of Lochnaw Castle.
www.ancestralscotland.com /clandetails.html?clan=agnew.html   (380 words)

 flag of Scottish Clan Insignia flags, Fahnen, Flaggen, FOTW bei Nationalflaggen.de
Clan Fraser) seems to be rather a guidon (rounded end) instead of a standard.
This horizontally divided section is crossed by bands inscribed with the motto or war cry of the clan; in between those bands are the crest(s) and badges and other emblems of the owner of the standard--or, in the case of a clan chief, of the clan.
The crest badge is the crest from the chief's coat of arms; it can be used by members of the clan when encircled by a strap and buckle inscribed with the clan slogan (war cry) or motto.
www.nationalflaggen.de /flags-of-the-world/flags/gb_clan.html   (2704 words)

 Clan Badges Defined and Illustrated
Major clans allowed minor clans who swore allegiance (called Septs) the use of the major clan's badge and the use of their clan tartan.
These clans were not registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon, and their clan chief had no recognized political influence.
With the sworn alliance, the minor clan was granted the right to wear the clan badge and the clan tartan of the major clan.
www.myhistories.com /clans_septs.htm   (385 words)

 Scottish Surnames A-L
The clan name was used to describe a tribal federation after the marriage of Eva Chattan and Angus Mackintosh, after 1291.
First record of William de Douglas in Lanarkshire, 12th C. Because of the clan's wealth, strength, and influence, they were a threat to the royal Stewarts, which caused them to lose their title and lands in 1455.
Ancestry traced to Duncan of Carrick of the 12th C.; or Henry Cinnidh was a younger brohter of William the Lion and founded the clan.
www.daire.org /names/scotsurs.html   (3289 words)

 Kyle Family Society
He courted a lady in vain, even though he "told her as an irresistible charm that he had the most beautiful burying-ground in the world." He never married although he is reputed to have had thirty-two children.
The ceann-cath was usually a member of the chief’s immediate family and often might have been the most suitable head of a major gilfine of the clan or perhaps the most likely heir if the chief were a youth or had no sons.
As the Crown and its courts came to be called upon to settle disputes concerning chiefs and their clan rights, it became increasingly important to distinguish between chiefs and all their various descendants and, in particular, the principal cadets or gilfine houses.
www.kylesociety.org /Kyle_Clan.htm   (2259 words)

 Clan/Family Histories
Clark was never a Highland clan but it is frequently found among the Clan Chattan confederacy and appears to have been a sept of the MacPhersons.
The Davidsons are said to have formed a part of the Clan Chattan force which fought in the famous "Battle of the Clans" at Perth in 1396, staged in front of King Robert III.
The progenitor of the clan is traditionally the abbot of Glendochart and Strathearn, a younger son of Kenneth Macalpin.
www.rampantscotland.com /clans/clans_index.htm   (1733 words)

The Clan Chattan, primarily with the Clan Mackintosh and others including Clan MacThomas, formed a Confederation consisting of several tribes or small clans who were united as a community of about 13-15 known clans.
The “Clan territory” is described as lying “mainly in east Inverness-shire” and stretching from “Inverness in the north to Laggan in the the south, and from Glenloy in the west to Glenshee and Invercauld in the east.
Wearing a particular clan tartan indicates that the wearer bears an allegiance to the chief of that clan.
www.combs-families.org /combs/records/scotland/macthomas.htm   (2209 words)

 The Clan Agnew
The sheriff's son, Andrew Agnew, married the daughter of the chief of the MacDowalls, and it was from his second son, William, that the Lochryan branch of the family descended.
Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw was killed in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547.
The castle and lands of the Agnews have since passed from the family, but the worldwide family of Agnew has developed strong links with their Scottish homeland, largely through the efforts of the present chief, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, eleventh Baronet.
www.supernet.com.br /~agnew/agnewhis.htm   (732 words)

 Agnew-Chambers Families
The historic seat of the Agnew clan is Lochnaw Castle, in Wigtownshire, Galloway, Scotland.
The Agnews were hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway and also the Lords of Larne in Ulster.
Meanwhile, Robert Agnew enlisted in the army from Pennsylvania and had a distinguished career as a Revolutionary War soldier serving under Colonel (later General) Anthony Wayne.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~susanb/agnewfamily.htm   (676 words)

 Blair Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lowland Clan Agnew held Blair Castle, seat of the Duke of Atholl, against the Jacobites who laid siege to the castle during the Jacobite uprising of 1745-1746.
They were besieged to near starvation until the Jacobite forces withdrew to fight the British Government forces at the Battle of Culloden.
Its many rooms feature important collections of weapons, hunting trophies, souvenirs of the Murray clan, ethnographica, paintings, furniture, needlework etc, collected by the Murray family over many generations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blair_Castle   (259 words)

 Agnew Spiro Agnew, Vice President From 1969 Through 1973, Died Yesterday In A Hospital In His Home St
Paul Agnew (PA) is one of the world's best performers of medieval songs, notable for his immaculate diction, natural intonation and a fluid tone.
Agnews Gallery is one of the leading international art galleries in the world.
Robert Agnew developed a new theory, which he named the general Robert Agnew was born on December 1, 1953, in Atlnatic City, New.
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 Scottish clan banners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Clan banners are the arms in flag form and are becoming very popular.
It is difficult to find many clan banners on the web but here are some photos of them.
People do use these widely as if they were the flags of the clans themselves, the same way they use the royal lion banner as if it were an alternative flag of Scotland.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-sccln.html   (144 words)

 Clan Without A Chief
In 1909 Sir Colin MacRae of The Inverinate Branch petitioned Lyon Court for recognition of his position as "Chief of The Clan MacRae." Major John MacRae-Gilstrap representing the rival Conchra family vigorously opposed the petition and the outcome was that Sir Colin’s Petition was dismissed and no Chief of the Name MacRae was recognised.
The current position is believed to be that a representative of The Conchra family, Baroness Miranda van Lynden, wishes to be established as Chief of the Name ‘MacRae’ and she claims widespread support in the USA and elsewhere towards achieving this aim.
He denied that the Petitioner, or any of his ancestors whom represented, was chief of the Clan MacRae, or used arms as such; and he denied that the competent in so far as it asked Lyon to recognise the Petitioner as Chief of the clan Macrae.
www.clanmacrae.org /documents/nochief.htm   (2363 words)

 About Us
The following clan societies are currently active in Texas, and have been identified as having an early connection with Texas history.
Isaac Agnew was Samuel's grandson and came to Texas with his son-in-law, Andrew Agnew.
Your clan will be among the first to learn of historical research and invited to participate in area projects and events.
www.txscot.com /scottish_clans_of_texas.htm   (1067 words)

 eBay Australia - clan, Cultural, Religious, CDs, DVDs items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Clan Map: Scotland of Old, including The Lands, Arms and
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 MyClan.com : Clan Agnew Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This library is intended to become a permanent record of past and present clan activities, and a valuable resource for future generations.
Many of the clan chiefs have agreed to begin posting their own family histories, photographs and other material, and over the coming months, we’ll be adding this information to this library.
We’ll soon be asking clansmen and clan associations to donate their own histories for inclusion into this valuable archive.
www.myclan.com /clans/Agnew_1/library.php   (177 words)

 Great Scot - Scottish kilts, tartans, and more
You can select from the over 100 Scottish clan names or simply type in your name and through our library of more than one million names, we will be able to come up with your coat of arms for any of the items on this page.
Crests were granted to the clan's chief, and all those who wanted to demonstrate their association with the clan would wear their clan crest surrounded with a strap and buckle, inside which would be their clan motto or slogan.
If you're already an ardent clan supporter, you might want to look at a kilt pin or badge with the clan crest to dress up your Highland Attire.
www.greatscotshop.com /clan_stuff.htm   (595 words)

 Southern Tradewind Blog » Blog Archive » The Scottish Clan Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
His son, Archibald, “Bell-the Cat”, led the nobles rebellion against James III which ended in the defeat and death of the King at the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488.
It would appear that the senior representative of this house is at present Lord Home (ex-prime minister of Great Britain) but he cannot exercise the chiefship while he is also chief of Home, the heir male is the Duke of Hamilton.
The vast estates of the family were forfeited to the Crown, and divided among the nobles who had contributed to the overthrow of this formidable house.
southerntradewind.net /blog/2006/03/29/the-scottish-clan-douglas   (10967 words)

 Clan Vans from Scottish Themes, Scotland
John Vans of Barnbarroch married the only child of Robert Agnew of Shauchen in 1747, in return for Margaret's substantial inheritance he assumed the additional surname of Agnew.
John Vans Agnew served in the second Boer War and commanded the Scottish Horse Yeomanry during the First World War.
In the nineteenth century, the house of Barnbarroch was redesinged and extended only to be gutted by fire in 1941 never to renovated and still stands ruined and uninhabited to this day.
www.scottishthemes.com /clan/clan_vans.html   (268 words)

 Drysdale/Douglas Family History
Drysdale is considered a sept of the Douglas clan, but it is quite likely that this was a separate family which existed previous to when the three Douglas brothers adopted the Drysdale name.
A sept is a family that can be related to a clan or larger family for various reasons.
After their participation in Battle of Arkinholm and the two month siege on Threave Castle the Johnstones were rewarded with a grant of the lands Buittle and Sannoch near Threave Castle, formerly part of the Douglas lands of Galloway.
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 MyClan.com : Clan Agnew : Clan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The fortunes of the family in Scotland were established when Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw was granted the lands and constableship of Lochnaw Castle in 1426.
He became MP for the County of Wigtown and was a strong supporter of the movement to preserve the sanctity of the Sabbath.
Many of the the Irish Agnews were early emigrants to the new colonies in the Americas, and in particular to Pennsylvania.
www.myclan.com /clans/Agnew_1/default.php   (820 words)

 The Wolf Clans  
The Wolf Clan is represented by the Basswood.
The clan's primary obligation within Menominee culture revolved around hunting, or more properly, the harvest of resources, for the taking of fish, fowl, and game went far beyond recreation.
As one of two harvesting clans (Moose was the other), its function was of central importance and encompassed a host of activities.
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Most are in a dictionary form, where each clan has a listing containing the history of the clan, and perhaps some information about the etymology of the name, tartans, mottoes, clan badges and chief’s arms.
While the clans of the Highlands are each given roughly a page of discussion, the primary aim of the volume is a much broader focus on the clan as a social system.
Agnew of Lochnaw, Crispin, "Peerage and Baronetcy Claims in the Lyon Court" 26 Journal of the Law Society of Scotland p.
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/scotbiblio.htm   (7853 words)

 Gaelic Themes : Search
If you do not know the clan your name is associated with you can use clan finder to search our database of over 30,000 sept names.
When a clan connection has been established click on the View Clan Information button to view the Crest, Location, Clan Seat, History and Tartans.
Town Search - enter the exact name of the town or village In Scotland, click on Search.The main clan or clans associated with the town will be returned - then click on View Clan Information.
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 Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Scottish Clans Mailing Lists
A mailing list for anyone with an interest in Scottish Clans including their history, genealogy, culture, and presence in the world today through clan organizations.
An associated project is The MacArthur Family Tree Project, a database of MacArthur genealogical research that will hopefully bring together all branches of the Clan.
A mailing list, sponsored by the Clan Ramsay Association of North America, for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Clan Ramsay, its septs, and associated families (e.g., Ramsay, Ramsey, Dalhousie, Maule, Brechin, and Brecheen) in any place and at any time.
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