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:-[]:-P 3 Celts & Company • "MURRAY"

Though a few among the Galloway Murrays may derive from 'MacMurray,' most by far of this widespread clan take their name from the ancient province of Moray, which once included Inverness-shire besides the present county, and in the 12th century was the storm-centre of a series of clan rebellions against the nationally-organized feudalism of Malcolm Canmore's dynasty. Under David I the 1130 revolt was suppressed and a process begun of transplanting whole clans into and out of Moray. Freskin of Strathbrock (Broxburn) [see"DOUGLAS" p.54], said to be a Fleming, was one of the incoming leaders; he was installed at Duffus with the name de Moravia, and is claimed as founder to all Clan Murray. The earliest branches were Sutherland and Bothwell, and an important Perthshire section includes the Duke of Atholl as Chief of the Tullibardine branch. Murrays took a prominent place with Wallace and Bruce and in both Jacobite risings, as also in other spheres, such as founding the scientific Royal Society of London. The various Earls of Moray had little or no connection with Clan Murray.

Septs: BALNEAVES, DINSMORE, DUNBAR, DUNSMORE, FLEMING, MORAY, MURRIE, NEAVES, PIPER, PYPER, RATTRAY, SMAIL, SMALE, SMALL, SMEAL, SPALDING

"MURRAY." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.78,79. Print.

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# 23 - Murray, see also Douglas and MacIntosh - 12/05/2013 - 17:52 - - - Scotland
:-P 3 Celts & Company • "ROBERTSON"

Their first chief Duncan, from whom the numerous Robertsons take their alternative name Clan Donnachaidh or Donnachie, was friend and ally of King Robert Bruce, and tradition had him a son of the Angus Mor mentioned under the MacDonalds. The clan remained ever active and loyal to the Stewarts, and took the new name from their chief Robert (himself named after Bruce), to commemorate his capturing the murderers of James I in 1437. From The name of their ancient seat in Atholl the Chiefs retain the style Struan Robertson, but branches became distributed widely in Scotland and indeed throughout the world.

Septs: COLLIER, COLYEAR, CONNOCHIE, CONOCHIE, CUNNISON, DOBBIE, DOBBIN, DOBIE, DOBIESON, DOBINSON, DOBSON, DONACHIE, DONAGHY, DUNCAN, DUNCANSON, DUNNACHIE, HOBSON, INCHES, KYNOCH, MACCONACHIE, MACCONCHIE, MACONICH, MACCONECHY, MACCONNOCHIE, MACDONACHIE, MACGLASHAN, MACINROY, MACIVER, MACIVOR, MACJAMES, MACLAGAN, MACCULLICH, MACONACHIE, MACROBBIE, MACROBERT, MACROBERTS, MACROBIE, MACWILLIAM, REED, REID, ROBBIE, ROBERTS, ROBISON, ROBSON, ROY, STARK, TONNACHY

"ROBERTSON." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.79. Print.

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# 22 - Clan Robertson - 12/05/2013 - 16:53 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "ROSS"

The Norman family de Ros were established in North Ayrshire in the 12th century, and from the same quarter installed a fresh branch over two centuries ago by purchasing the Balnagowan seat of the unrelated Clan Ross chiefs. Hence many Rosses in the South, in the Moray to Aberdeen sector, and some in Ross-shire itself are really of the same ancestry as Clan Rose, pronounced also Ross.
The Ross clan, otherwise Anrias from a 13th-century chief MacGilleAndreas, 'son of a devotee of St. Andrew,' took name from the province of which their earliest chiefs were Earls. They served with Bruce at Bannockburn and came to possess a large section of Ross-shire, but lost much power after Harlaw 1411 and the 1476 forfeiture of the earldom to the crown. In more recent times Rosses have earned front rank in such spheres as Polar Exploration, and Tropical Medicine.

Septs: ANDERSON, ANDISON, ANDREW, ANDREWS, CORBET, CORBETT, CROW, CROWE, CROY, DENOON, DENUNE, DINGWALL, DUTHIE, FAIR, GAIR, GEAR, GILLANDERS, HAGART, HAGGART, MACANDREW, MACCULLIE, MACCULLOCH, MACLULLICH, MACTAGGART, MACTEAR, MACTIER, MACTIRE, TAGGART, TULLO, TULLOCH, TYRE, VASS, WASS

"ROSS." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.80. Print.

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# 21 - Ross see Black Watch - 12/05/2013 - 15:59 - - - Scotland

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