Clan Keith Crest Badge T-Shirt in Black available in Men’s and Ladies variations.
Men’s – Large two color crest badge on back of shirt with small one color chest print that reads Clan Keith. Sizes M-XXXL.
Ladies V-Neck – Large two color crest badge on front of shirt. Sizes M-XXL.
Standard and Ladies sizes in drop down menu below.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Crest: A ten-pointer stag’s head.
Motto: Veritas vincit (Truth conquers)
The Clansman’s Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Keith Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any Keith descendant.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The placename Keith comes from a Cumbric form of the Modern Welsh coed (“wood”). A warrior of the Chatti tribe is said to have killed the Danish General Camus at the Battle of Barrie in 1010. For this valour Malcolm II of Scotland dipped three fingers into the blood of the dead and drew them down the warrior’s shield. The warrior was thereafter named Marbhachair Chamuis which meant the Camus Slayer. The chief of the Clan Keith has borne the same three lines on his shield ever since. It can be found as early as 1316 on the seal of Sir Robert de Keith.
In 1308 Robert the Bruce granted the royal Halforest of Aberdeenshire to his friend, Robert de Keith. Here the Marischal built his castle. His nephew was William Keith of Galston who returned Bruce’s heart to Melrose Abbey after the death of the Sir James Douglas at the Battle of Teba in Andalucia. Bruce confirmed to the family the hereditary office of marishcal by a charter of 1324 and Sir Robert de Keith had commanded the Scottish cavalry at the Battle of Bannockburn. The office was held upon the condition that they bore the ancient arms that they had inherited from Marbhachair Chamuis.
George Keith, 8th Earl Marischal was appointed a Knight of the Thistle by James Francis Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender). During the Jacobite rising of 1745 the Clan Keith supported the Jacobite cause. As a result George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal along with his brother, James, forfeited their lands, castles and titles. However the two Keith brothers played a part in Continental affairs during the 18th century with the earl being one of the very few Jacobite Knights of the Garter. He also received the highest order in Prussia, the Black Eagle. While his brother, James, was given Russia’s Imperial Order of St Andrew.
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