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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "GRAHAM"

William de Graham, perhaps a native Scot, was granted by David I the Lothian lands of Abercorn and Dalkeith. His great-grandson Henry, marrying the Eskdale heiress of Avenel, established a contingent on the west Border, though the direct line died out there. The Montrose branch sprang from a different grandson of William, Sir David de Graham, who settled in Angus under William the Lion. His eldest son aquired by marriage the Strathern district that gave name to the Menteith branch. This is unconnected with Wallace's supposed betrayer, who at least did sign the 1320 Declaration of Independence, besides three Grahams.
The 'Gallant Grahams' often enter Scottish history: most notably in the 17th century, when 'the Great Marquis' (Montrose) and 'Bonnie Dundee,' forty years apart, each led valorously and met death in the royalist cause.

Septs of Montrose: BONAR, BONNAR, GRAHAME

Septs of Menteith: AIRTH, ALLARDYCE, BLAIR, BONTEIN, BONTINE, BONTAIN, BUNTING, GRAHAME, HADDEN, HALDANE, MACGIBBON, MACGILVERNOCK, MACGRIME, MENTHEITH, MONTEATH, MONTEITH, PYE, PYOTT

"GRAHAM." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.57. Print.

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# 53 - Graham see Black Watch - 12/14/2013 - 12:05 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "GRANT"

Despite Gaelic interpretations, the name is simply from the French "Grand," either 'Big' or 'Eminent,' and the family was known in their original Normandy with the motto 'Stand fast!' Introduced to Scotland by marriage with the Inverness-shire Bissets, Gregory le Grant was Sheriff of that territory before 1250 and laird in Stratherrick, northeast of Loch Ness, whilst his son Lawrence, by marriage to a Comyn heiress, aquired Strathspey lands that thereafter became their home-country. The Glenmoriston branch was a 16th-century offshoot; and they, as indeed most of the clan, Norman in name only, adhered loyally to the Stewarts, though the Grant chiefs always favored the ruling government.
Of General Ulysses Grant, U.S. President 1868-76, it was wagered his 'poker face' could not be tricked into emotion. But when a clansman called the old slogan 'Stand fast, Craigellachie !' (a Speyside crag), the forfeit had to be surrendered, with smiles all round.

Septs: ALLAN, BISSET, BISSETT, BOWIE, BUIE, GILROY, MACALLAN, MACGILROY, MACILROY, MACKERRON, MACKIARAN, PRATT, SUTTIE

"GRANT." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.57,58. Print.

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# 52 - Grant see Black Watch - 12/14/2013 - 11:48 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "GUNN"

Though largely a Pictish tribe, the name probably equivalent to the Welsh 'Gwynn,' the clan Gunn chiefs claimed Norse descent from one Guinni, son of a 12th-century Orcadian Olaf, acquiring Caithness lands from his mother's side, the earls of Ross. A turbulent clan much in feud with the Keiths and MacKays, they found it advisable in the 15th century to move from Caithness to the Kildonan district of Sutherland. The sept names derive mostly from chief's sons: as Johnson, MacIan, MacKean, Kean, Keene, all from 'son of John.' James (or Hamish), John, Henry (Eanrick), Rob and Will were all sons of the same 14th-century George Gunn, the 'Crowner' (royal legal deputy); William, of a later chief.

• "GUNN ANCIENT" a.k.a Morrison Clan Society

After the "MORRISON" red tartan was adopted this green and blue became known as the Society Morrison but is also called Green or Hunting. The Morrison website adds to the story: 'The green sett was developed by the Clan Society in 1909. Due to the loss of the Morrison original tartan around the 1700's, the Society selected a MacKay sett and added a red stripe.

Septs: ENRICK, GALDIE, GALLIE, GANSON, GAULDIE, GAUNSON, GEORGESON, HENDERSON, INRIG, JAMESON, JAMIESON, JOHNSON, KEAN, KEENE, MACCOMAS, MACCORKILL, MACCORKLIE, MACCULLIE, MACIAN, MACKAMES, MACKEAMISH, MACKEAN, MACMAINS, MACMANUS, MACOMISH, MACROB, MACWILLIAM, MAGNUS, MAIN, MANN, MANSON, MANUS, NEILSON, NELSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROBSON, SANDISON, SWAN, SWANN, SWANNEY, SWANSON, WILL, WILLIAMSON, WILLS, WILSON, WYLIE, WYLLIE

"GUNN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.58. Print.

"Tartan Details - Morrison Society." Scottish Register of Tartans. [http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails.aspx?ref=3021]. January 2014. web.

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# 51 - Clan Gunn - 12/14/2013 - 11:32 - - - Scotland

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