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:-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
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "STEWART of Appin"

Sir John's fourth son, Sir James Stewart of Pierston and Warwickhill, Ayrshire, who fell at Halidon Hill 1333, became ancestor to several important lines, including the Stewart Lords of Lorn, and those of Atholl. The Appin Stewart clan sprang from the last Lord Lorn, who died in 1469.

Septs: CARMICHAEL, CLAY, COMBE, COMBICH, COMBIE, CONLAY, CONLEY, DONLEVY, LEAY, LEVACK, LIVINGSTON, LIVINGSTONE, LORNE, MACCLAY, MACCLEAY, MACCOLL, MACCOMBE, MACCOMBICH, MACCOMBIE, MACCOMIE, MACDONLEAVY, MACKINDLAY, MACKINLAY, MACKINLEY, MACLAE, MACLAY, MACLEA, MACLEAY, MACLEW, MACMICHAEL, MACNAIRN, MACNUCATOR, MACROB, MACROBB, MITCHELL, MITCHELSON, ROBB, WALKER

"STUART of Appin." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.81,82. Print.

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# 17 - Stewart of Appin - 12/05/2013 - 14:21 - - - Scotland

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