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Clan Allardice

Clan Allardice
Clan Allardice Clan Crest

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Clan Badge: A naked man from the middle holding in the dexter hand a scimetar all proper.
Motto: In the defence of the distressed.

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Clan Allardice History:
Although not a common name, the Clan Allardice are known to hold storng beliefs in their ancestry, claiming a hertiage from a family settled near the Bervie water. William the Lion granted a charter to the family of the lands of Allrethis, and the family took the name of the land as their own denomination. The barony of Allardice lies in Kincardineshire near to the parish of Arbuthnott. Thomas Allardice of that Ilk gained yet more land from David II, while Sir James Allardice was the Clerk of the Royal Treasury and Archdeacon of Moray around 1478. The principal line ended when the last heir of Allardice, Sarah Allan, married the Minister of Parliament for Kincardshire, Robert Barclay of Urie, in 1776. Their granddaughter, Margaret Barclay Allardice, claimed through her Allardice heritage, the earldoms of Strathearn, Monteith and Airth. She assumed the name and arms of Barclay-Allardice in 1883, however, now the successors use the Barclay name Alone

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Clan Allardice Arms
Arms: Argent, a fesse wavy gules, between three boars’ heads erased sable.
Crest: A naked man from the middle holding in the dexter hand a scimetar all proper.
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Motto: In the defence of the distressed.

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What is a Sept
In Scotland, a sept is often a family that is absorbed into a larger Scottish clan for mutual benefit. For example, the Burns family sept was absorbed into the Clan Campbell. The Burns family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan absorbed a potential rival for British affection in Scotland. Each Scottish clan typically has a number of septs, each with its own surname. Septs have rights to wear clan tartans although they often have tartans of their own.

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