Clan Cathcart of that Ilk, Scotland; from the Gaelic Caeth-cart, named after the River Cart in Renfrewshire, the progenitor of the family was Rainaldus de Kethcart who witnessed the charter of the king’s steward to Paisley Abbey in 1178. His son William de Kethcart was also witness to a similar document in 1200. Alan de Cathcart took lands from Paisley Abbey in 1234, and his daughter Cecilia’s husband, John de Perthick gave all her lands to the abbey. Alan’s son, William de Cathcart submitted to King Edward I of England in 1296. His son Sir Alan de Cathcart fought for Robert the Bruce. His grandson, Sir Alan de Cathcart, was raised to the peerage and obtained the estate of Auchencruive in Ayrshire. His grandson Alan and his two half brothers Robert and John at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The 3rd Lord Cathcart was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in September, 1547.
Arms: Azure, three cross crosslets fitchee issuant from as many crescents argent.
Crest: A dexter hand couped above the wrist and erect proper, grasping a crescent argent.
Motto: I hope to speed.