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.

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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) have 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 

It is also available as a FlipBook.

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
  • 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

     

    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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