Amazingly detailed rendition of the Clan Bell Clansman's Crest Badge printed on the Back of a 100% Cotton Black T-Shirt.
Large two color crest badge on back of shirt, small white chest print that reads Clan Bell with mini crest badge.
Available in Sizes M-XXXL
Crest:A hand holding a dagger, paleways proper..
Motto: I BEIR THE BEL (I Bear the Bell).
The Clansman's Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Bell Heritage. Wearing this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any descendant of the Clan Bell.
"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu" - Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The Bells participated in the Borders disturbances as one of the riding clans of border reivers. In the thirteenth century Gilbert Le Fitzbel held lands in Dumfries, Sir David Bell was Clerk of the Wardrobe to Robert II. In 1426, William Bell’s lands of Kirkconnel were confirmed by James I under a charter recorded in the register of the great seal.
The Bells, along with other Borders families, became increasingly turbulent throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Crown’s determination to pacify the Borders led in 1517 to Clan Bell receiving royal letters of warning to keep the peace.
The tower of Blackethouse was destroyed in a raid by the English in 1547. After the union of the Crowns in 1603, the family suffered much the same fate as the other border reivers; many emigrated to the new plantation lands in Ulster where the name is among the twenty most numerous in that province. Others settled further afield in Australia and New Zealand.
The descendants of the Lairds of Blackethouse stayed in the realm but moved to the cities where they contributed substantially to learning and in particular medical science.