|Dimensions||13 x 15 x 4 in|
Hand Crafted High Quality Clan Murray of Atholl Cold Cast Bronze Wall Plaque.
Measures 11″ X 14″
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: On a Wreath Or and Sable a demi-savage Proper wreathed about the temples and waist with laurel, his arms extended and holding in the right hand a dagger, in the left a key all Proper.
Motto: Furth fortune and fill the fetters
The Clansman’s Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any descendant.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The Murrays were a great and powerful clan whose lands and cadet houses were scattered throughout Scotland. Famed for their patriotism from earliest times they boasted a royal origin.
They are descended from the Flemish nobleman Freskin de Moravia (also progenitor of Clan Sutherland). He and his son were granted extensive lands in Moray and intermarried with the old line of Celtic Mormaers from Moray. The descendants of his grandson William de Moravias’ decendents became Lords of Bothwell but changed their name to Murray/Moray by the end of the 13th century. From him descend the principal houses of Murray; Tullibardine, Atholl, Abercairney and Polmaise.
Andrew Murray the great Scots patriot was fatally wounded at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. His son also Sir Andrew married the King’s sister and was Regent of Scotland after the death of Robert the Bruce.
The principal family to which the chiefship was unchallenged for most of the clan’s history was Murray of Tullibardine, ancestors of the Dukes of Atholl.
The lands of Tullibardine were acquired by Sir William de Moravia in 1282.
Sir David Murray, 6th of Tullibardine had ten sons: William succeeded as 7th Laird; and Patrick was ancestor of the Earls of Dysart, the Murray baronets of Ochtertyre and the Earls of Mansfield (whose family seat is Scone Palace).
Sir John, 12th of Tullibardine was created Lord Murray in 1604 and Earl in 1606 and his grandson was created Earl of Atholl in 1629. The Murrays fought for the Jacobite cause. Lord George Murray, Lieutenant-General of the Jacobite army besieged Blair Castle while it was occupied by the Hanovarians in 1745. The Atholl Highlanders who fought at Culloden are the only unit of the Jacobite army surviving today and are also the only legal private army in Scotland.
In 1736 the 2nd Duke of Atholl inherited the sovereignty of the Isle of Man through his grandmother but surrendered this to the government in 1765 for £70,000. Blair Castle at Blair Atholl is still the family seat of the Dukes of Atholl where the Chief resides.
Artist: Maxine Miller
|Dimensions||13 x 15 x 4 in|
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