Clan Carruthers of Howmains, Scotland,; the name derived from an ancient British fort Caer Rydderch. The family became Stewards of Annandale in the 13th century. Nigel de Karruthers was Rector of Ruthwell in 1330, Chancellor to Robert, Steward of Scotland in 1344, and Canon of Glasgow Cathedral in 1351. They acquired much land only to have their territories forfeited due to unruly behaviour of murder and raiding in 1548. They were created barons in 1542.
Arms: Gules, two chevrons engrailed between three fleurs-de-lis or.
Crest: A seraphim volant proper.
Motto: Promptus et fidelis.'