Sept and Vassal Families affiliated to Clan Douglas

 

 

Septs

 

 

What is a Sept ? 

A Sept is a family name which can be related to a clan or a larger family for various reasons - either by marriage or seeking protection from a larger or a more powerful clan or family. Many recorded Sept names have since become clans in their own right and many may be related to more than one clan.

 

 

Agnew (1)    
BELL FOREST MACGUFFEY
BLACKLOCK FORREST MACGUFFOCK
BLACKSTOCK FORRESTER MCKITTRICK
BLACKWOOD FOSTER MORTON
BROWN GLENDINNING SANDILANDS
BROWNLEE INGLIS SANDLIN
CARMICHAEL INGLES SIMMS
CAVAN/CAVEN/CAVIN KILGORE SOULE
CAVERS KILPATRICK STERRITT
DICKEY KIRKLAND SYMINGTON
DOUGLASS KIRKPATRICK SYME
DRYSDALE LOCKERBY YOUNG
 

The Clan Douglas Society of North America (CDSNA) has produced a booklet on the Douglas septs. This contains much information not yet available in this website. It can be downloaded as a pdf here>> link to Septs booklet 

 

The author, Harold Edington, CDSNA Septs Project Coordinator, seeks feedback on this project.

 

 

Vassals

 

(In the feudal system) a vassal is a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant.

 

  • The Kidstons - though their is a claim that their status should be 'Allied Family'.
  • The Olivers
  • The Patersons
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    Affiliated families

     

    Several surnames, while not septs of Clan Douglas, have definite affiliation with and connection to Clan Douglas.  For further details, see the above mentioned publication.

     

    • Blackadder
    • Carruthers
    • Crockett
    • Dalzell/Dalyell/Deal
    ** Dickson/Dixon – See Septs: Dickey/Dickie/Dick
    • Galbraith
    • Hamilton *
    • Home/Hume - See Earls of Home
    ** Lockhart * - See Septs: Symington/Syme/Simms
    • Maxwell
    • Moffat *
    • Pringle - See Hop Pringles of Teviotdale and The Pringles of Whitsome
    • Rowell/Rowle/Rule & Turnbull
    • Rutherford
    • Stoddart/Stottard
    ** Weir – See Septs: Blackwood

         
    Clans Section
    Contents
     
  • What is a clan?
  • Who can be a member of a clan?
  • Septs
  • The search for a clan chief
  • Crests
  • Tartans
  • Border clans
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    Notes:

     

    1.  The Agnews are a clan in their own right
    2.  The Tweedie family were closely aligned with the Douglases.  "The history of the Tweedie, or Tweedy, family; a record of Scottish lowland life & character" of 1902 gives a good account.

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