Are you part of a Clan?

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  • #96235 Reply
    brydo

    About The Kiltmakery

    Bit of fun here guys, the “off Topic” part of the forum certainly needs it.

    Stick your surname into the alloyed slot and find out.

    I am seemingly part of the MacFarlane clan.

     

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  • #96243 Reply
    fwippers
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    I’m clanless! & clueless!

    #96246 Reply
    Mike 700
    Participant

    Tried it out and it appears that I may be part of the Ogilvie Clan, with a name only a letter different from one of their clan names?

    My son was married in DENMARK, dressed in full ‘Welsh’ tartan with Charlie Jacket, sporran, Dirk in sock and a watchain etc in the waistcoat, as was I and five others , and his Welsh tartan was one associated with our surname!

    He purchased his outfit for a sum in excess of “ a few bottles of scotch, whereas the rest of us rented ours for a week, and I transported them in the full length roof rack of my XC70!

    Failte ar Ais

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    #96248 Reply
    Brydo

    “Failte ar Ais”

    Thank you Mike its good to be back.

    I had no idea Welsh tartan existed, what else have you stolen from us lol.

    #96249 Reply
    Brydo

    fwippers i`m sure you have Scottish blood in you, no one can be as bloody minded as you without being Scottish lol.

    #96253 Reply
    fwippers
    Participant

    fwippers i`m sure you have Scottish blood in you, no one can be as bloody minded as you without being Scottish lol.

    I do indeed, on my mothers side as I have a cousin tracing the family tree who visited the lowlands to seek out some records. I travelled frequently to Scotland in the 80’s by train from London. I found the people of Glasgow particularly friendy and I always looked forward to using the underground! Unlike London!!

    #96256 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Clan Maxwell

    The name Maxwell originates from Maccus, a Norse chief and son of Undweyn, who gave his name to Maccuswell, a pool of the river Tweed near Kelso bridge. A grandson of Maccus, John Maxwell, became chamberlain of Scotland before dying in 1241, to be succeeded by his brother Aylmer.

    From Aylmer sprang many branches of the family throughout the south-west of Scotland.

    The Maxwell clan supported Robert the Bruce and fought at his side at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, under the clan chief of Eustace Maxwell. Herbert, the succeeding clan chief was knighted by James I for his services to the crown.

    The Maxwell Lords followed a tradition of diplomacy and political intrigue – the fifth Lord was on friendly terms with Henry VII of England, while the seventh Lord was linked with a number of plots to restore Mary, Queen of Scots to her throne. After her execution he continued to seek support for a catholic revolution in Scotland, corresponding regularly with Philip of Spain.

    The Maxwell family were created Earls of Nithsdale and the fifth earl, a staunch Jacobite, was captured at the Battle of Preston during the 1715 rising. He was taken to London, tried for treason and sentenced to death. On the eve of his execution he made a daring escape from the Tower of London, disguised as a serving woman. His wife assisted in this escape, and together they fled to the Continent, where they remained in exile.

    Pollok House, the seat of the Maxwell Baronets of Pollok, is now of international importance, as it houses the world-famous Burrell Collection in its grounds.

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    #96258 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Can I be admitted to refugees corner? My paternal grandmother was half Scottish…

    #96259 Reply
    Brydo

    Wigwam your in the same boat as fwippers, definitely Scottish blood coursing through your veins lol.

    #96260 Reply
    Brydo

    Very informative Joss or should I say “my Lord” ?

    #96261 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    If the amount of whisky I’ve drunk over the years has anything to do with it, I must be a bit scotch by now.

    Oh and I courted a girl who lived in Motherwell in the distant past. Which, as I was living in London at the time, was strenuous..

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    #96263 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Very informative Joss or should I say “my Lord”

    Born and bred I am Brydo.
    Fàilte air ais Brydo mo charaid

    Wigwam, Scotch is a drink, not a country.  Do you swear allegiance to the Scottish flag of independence?

     

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    #96265 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    No, Joss, just to the Scotch. Beyond that lies madness.

    #96290 Reply
    Brydo

    Its good to be back Joss mo charaid.

    Wigwam, Scottish girl from Motherwell, you lived in London…………………DADDY.

    #96298 Reply
    Winston

    Think me and you might be related Brydo lol

    #96301 Reply
    mitch
    Participant

    well apparently either ross,macdonald or stewart.

    never could make up my mind.

    #96302 Reply
    Brydo

    Maybe Winston that would be interesting ?

    #96304 Reply
    Mike 700
    Participant

    “Failte ar Ais” Thank you Mike its good to be back. I had no idea Welsh tartan existed, what else have you stolen from us lol.

     

    Well, Brydo not exactly stolen, but there is of course –

    Penderyn Welsh Whisky?

    Rhiannon is retailing at £53 for a 70cl bottle.ABV 46%
    Grand Slam at £48 a bottle ABV 46%
    & the award winning Bryn Terfel at £59.38 a bottle ABV 41%

    Iechyd da

     

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    #96339 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    We are clan member of the clan Mac Which Mobility Forum.

    There seems to be an issue on the forum. I am getting emails of posts, however, they are not showing up on the forum. Nor can I see any page numbers.

    Anyone else.

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    #165186 Reply
    Brydo
    Participant

    Posted this a couple of years ago and thought, with some new members, it might still have some legs in it.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

    #165201 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Clan Maxwell. Maxwell being my surname and born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. http://clanmaxwellsociety.com/

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    #165205 Reply
    Georgie

    My family are Clan Gordon on my mothers’ side and there are an awful lot of ‘Alexanders’ in the family.  Her father (Alexander, named for his father and grandfather) and his brother/mum’s uncle both served in the Grenadier Guards during WWII.  (I thought it would have been the Gordons, but it was definitely the Grenadiers.)

    When we were kids mum would tell us about how she used to ‘help’ her mother help him to put on his great kilt, which involved trapping one end of the cloth with the pantry window while her mum arranged all the pleats before he pretty much mummified himself with it.  A ruddy great pin was involved at some point, which she still has stashed away somewhere.

    Mums brother (my Uncle Alec!) served and did three Tours in Northern Ireland, though I mostly remember that he drove Antars in Germany because a family joke was “It’s big.  But it’s not as big as an Antar!”

    #165206 Reply
    Mike 700
    Participant

    Posted this a couple of years ago and thought, with some new members, it might still have some legs in it.

    Update.

    Rhiannon has matured nicely.

    The Grand Slam was enjoyed in 2019.

    A 2021 vintage Triple Crown has been stored and 2022 vintage is
    in production.

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