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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "SCOTT"

The first recorded of this surname, originally spelt Scot, was Uchtred filius Scoti ('son of a Scot,' i.e. not Saxon or Norman) about 1124, and his grandsons are believed to have founded the branches of Buccleuch and of Balwearie in Fife; from which in turn many others and a noted clan of the Border. The great Sir Walter is far from the only brilliant star among 'the Saucy Scotts.' Michael Scot, 'the Wizard' of Balwearie, contemporary scientist with the 13th-century Rodger Bacon, then the 17th-century Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit, another sane eccentric, and David Scott among our finest painters are three that merit fuller appreciation.

Septs: GEDDES, LAIDLAW, LANGLANDS, NAPIER

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

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# 20 - Clan Scot - 12/05/2013 - 15:37 - - - Scotland
:-P:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "SINCLAIR"

The St Clairs first arrived in England with William the Conqueror, then in the Scotland of David I a branch became settled at Roslin, near Edinburgh. From 1379 these gave name to Scotland's most northerly clan and acquired the chiefship by a marriage to the heiress of the earldom of Caithness. Apart from local feuds with the Gunns and others, Sinclairs have frequently distinguished themselves in Scottish history. One Sir William fell in Spain, 1330, with the Douglas who was bearing Bruce's heart to the Holy Land. Then to Sinclair's green is counted unlucky, since so many of them wearing it fell with their Chief at Flodden, 1513. Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, painted by Raeburn as Commander of the Fencible regiment he raised in 1794, was a most practical idealist, forerunner of social surveys and planned agriculture, and first originated the word 'Statistics.'

Septs: BUDGE, CLYNE, GROAT, LYALL, WARES

"SINCLAIR." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.81. Print.

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# 19 - Clan Sinclair - 12/05/2013 - 15:05 - - - Scotland
:-[]:-P 3 Celts & Company • "STEWART"

The surname Stewart is the same as Steward, indicating the official in charge of the household and treasury, whether of the king or of some court-holding earl or bishop. It was from Walter fitz Alan, the Norman noble appointed by David I hereditary High Steward of Scotland with personal estates in Renfewshire, that the Stewart kings descended. But Walter's influential family and descendants had established various separate branches of Stewarts before their main line attained its Royal status. This occurred through another Walter, the 6th High Stewart, who fought at Bannockburn, marrying King Robert Bruces's daughter Marjory: their son became Robert II the first Stewart king, when David II died childless in 1371. From then on the Stewart dynasty's strengths and weaknesses, self-sacrificing leadership mingled with unremitting obstinacies, brought no little of the clan spirit into national history.
Previous to 1371, Walter's uncle Sir John Stewart of Bonkill, who fell at Falkirk 1298, left seven sons. The first three founded respectively the Stewart earldoms of Angus, Lennox, and Galloway.

Septs: BOYD, CARMICHAEL, DENNISON, DENNISTON, FRANCE, FRANCIS, LENNOX, LISLE, LOMBARD, LUMBARD, LYLE, MACMICHAEL, MENTEITH, MONTEATH, MONTEITH, MOODIE, MOODY, STEUARD, STEUART, STUART

"STEWART." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.81. Print.

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# 18 - Stewart, also see Boyd - 12/05/2013 - 14:33 - - - Scotland

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