Clan Wallace of Ellerslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Of Celtic origin from Britain, the family lived on the borders of Wales and England, hence their original name Waleis, i.e. from Wales. They either settled in Scotland after accompanying King David I, or they settled in the old kingdom of Strathclyde in the 10th century. Richard Walensis of Riccarton held land near Kilmarnock as a vassal of the High Steward of Scotland before 1160. His grandson, Adam Walays, had two sons, the eldest Adam succeeded to the family estates in Ayrshire. and the younger son Malcolm, received Elderslie and Auchinbothie in Renfrewshire. Malcolm was executed with his eldest son Andrew for defying Edward I of England, but his youger son, Sir William Wallace of Elderslie who famously revenged the death of his kin by killing their executioner, Sir John Fenwick at Lowden Hill in Lanarkshire
Arms: Gules, a lion rampant argent, within a bordure countercompony of the last and azure.
Crest: Issuant from a crest coronet of four (three visible) strawberry leaves or, a dexter arm vambraced, the hand brandishing a sword all proper.
Motto: Pro libertate (for liberty).