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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "DRUMMOND"

The name is from the clan's earliest land at Drymen, near Loch Lomond: conferred, a tradition says, upon their ancestor Maurice who married Queen Margaret's maid-of-honour; adding that either he or his father was the Hungarian prince who piloted the refugee vessel of 1066 that brought Malcolm Canmore's bride-to-be. The earliest chief now documented was Malcolm Beg, or "the little," a 13th-century Steward to the Earl of Lennox.
The Drummond arms display a motto 'Gang warily' and the caltrops, those four-spiked cavalry snags that a later Sir Malcolm contributed to the victory of Bannockburn. For his services Bruce awarded the lands of Perthshire where chiefly the clan was to flourish. Annabella Drummond became Queen to Robert II, the first Stewart king; and from then on to the last Stewart, no clan remained more faithfully adherent than the Drummonds.

Septs: BEGG, BREWER, CARGILL, DOCK, DOIG, GREWAR, GRUAR, GRUER, MACCROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGROUTHER, MACGRUDER, MACGRUER, MACGRUTHER, MACROBBIE, MACROBIE, MUSHET, ROBBIE

"DRUMMOND." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.54. Print.

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# 58 - Drummond, see Royal Stewart - 12/19/2013 - 18:39 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "FARQUHARSON"

A branch of Clan Chattan, the Aberdeenshire Farquarsons or MacEarachers descend from Farquhar, son of the Shaw Macintosh of Rothiemurchus, Strathspey, who was awarded lands in Braemar by Bruce, for assistance against the northern Comyns. No such motive could be ascribed the clan for their devotion to the Stewart causes in after centuries. From Farquhar's grandson Finlay comes MacKinlay and some other sept names. The clan extended well into Perthshire, but MacEarachers etc. of around Argyllshire are of Lamont or other origin.

Septs: BARRIE, BOWMAN, CHRISTIE, CHRISTISON, CHRISTY, COATES, COATS, COUTTS, CROMAR, FARQUHAR, FERRIES, FINDLAY, FINDALYSON, FINLAISON, FINLAY, FINLAYSON, GRAICIE, GRASSICK, GREUSACH, HARDIE, HARDY, KELLAS, KERRACHER, LYON, MACARTNEY, MACCAIG, MACCARDNEY, MACCARTNEY, MACCUAIG, MACEARACHER, MACERCHAR, MACERRACHER, MACFARQUHAR, MACHARDIE, MACHARDY, MACKERCHAR, MACKERRACHER, MACKINDLAY, MACKINLAY, MACKINLEY, PATERSON, REIACH, REOCH, RIACH

"FARQUHARSON." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.55. Print.

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# 57 - Farquharson see Clan Chattan, MacIntosh - 12/19/2013 - 16:58 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "FRASER"

At first de Friselle or Fresel, then 'Fraisier' from the "fraises" or strawberry flowers in their armorial bearings, this Norman family first settled in Tweeddale under Malcome Canmore, to become the chief power in Peeblesshire throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, owning Oliver, Neidpath and other castles, also estates in East Lothian. The chief male line there dying out devolved upon the Lovat branch which had firmly established itself in the North, in Bruce's time. A further branch of Philorth founded Fraserburgh [see Baird] in the 16th century.
The Fraser clan have played a full part in history, not only in Scotland. For his Jacobite activities, Simon Fraser (Lord Lovat) was beheaded after Culloden at the age of eighty; and a later namesake explored the Fraser river in Canada. Sir James Fraser, author of "The Golden Bough," made folk-lore a study of the modern scientist.

"BAIRD". When the Bairds were in possession of Auchmedden it was Thomas the Rhymer who prophesied that "As long as eagles nested on the cliffs of Pennan, there would be Bairds in Auchmedden."

Septs: ABERNETHY, BISSET, BISSETT, BREWSTER, COWIE, FRAZER, FRESER, FREZEL, FRISELL, FRIZELLE, GILRUTH, GREWAR, GRUAR, GRUER, MACGREWAR, MACGRUER, MACILLRICK, MACILRIACH, MACIMMEY, MACKIM, MACKIMMIE, MACSIMON, MACSYMON, MACTAVISH, OLIVER, SIM, SIME, SIMON, SIMONS, SIMPSON, SIMS, SIMSON, SYM, SYME, SYMON, SYMONS, TWADDLE, TWEEDDALE, TWEEDIE

"FRASER." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.56. Print.

Baird, Hamish L. M. "THE BAIRDS". [http://clanbaird.net/]. MAY 1974. web.

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# 56 - Fraser Red, see also Baird | Bard - 12/17/2013 - 07:47 - - - Scotland

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