Clan Lyle of Gardyne by Forfar in Angus, Scotland. Descended from Ralph de Insula or de Lisle, of Norman origin and of Northumberland, England, who was first mentioned in a charter of land to Paisley Abbey in 1170. Of the same family, William de Lile witnessed another charter of lands to Paisley Abbey in 1222. The cousins, John de Lille of Berwickshire and Richard del Isle of Edinburgh paid homage to Edward I of England on the Ragman Roll of 1296. The clan acquired the barony of Duchal in Renfrewshire, and in 1358, the barony of Buchquhan (now Buchanan) in Stirlingshire. Sir Robert Lyle was created Lord Lyle by James II, and his son was one of those who intrigued against James III but joined Lord Lennox against the king’s assassins in 1488. Another branch held seat at Murthill in Forfarshire from 1375. Another branch settled in Ulster, Ireland.
Arms: Gules, fretty or.
Crest: A cock or, crested and barbed gules.
Motto: An I may.