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Offline MacGrigor

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Arms of the MacGregor family
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 12:05 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Would anyone be able to tell me how many coats of arms have been granted to the MacGregor clansmen, to whom and when? Although I understand that I have no right under Scottish law to display a coat of arms (hence why I use the clan crest which is free for use), it would be interesting to see if I am descended from any who where granted arms.

Thanks,

Adam McGregor
MacGregor, Lipman, Goddard, Cartwright, Thorogood, Streater, Dobson, Beagley, Norgate, Kearley, Stockton, Pepper, Harding, Scarr, Stocker, Willis, Bass, Graves, Jellis, Hallam, Pearce, Winch, McKenzie, Franks, Elias, Sands, Thompson, Hinson, Smith, Gould, Graham, Pochin, Underwood, Thake, Watkins, Halls, Dale, Gomport, Baynes, Taylor, Towers, Beam, Game, Teat, Northwood, Dodson, Grant, Stapleton, Goodman, Stewart, Carter, Summerly, Edwyns, Westcott, Tozer, Wyatt, Beaumont, Stubbs, Trigg, Rogers

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 August 17 12:27 BST (UK) »
Scotland's People gives the following 12 entries for MacGregor -

 
Namegrant yearvolumerecord number
CORTLANDT ALEXANDER MACGREGOR3/10/1881
10
89
EVAN JOHN MACGREGOR MURRAY19/12/1809
2
87
FRANCIS NUGENT MACGREGOR13/7/1883
11
31
JAMES MACGREGOR11/12/1782
1
1588
JAMES MACGREGOR22/8/1811
2
131
JAMES MACGREGOR14/9/1831
3
92
PATRICK COMYN MACGREGOR OF BREDILAND1/4/1870
8
64
PHILIP LEIGHTON MACGREGOR15/4/1887
11
99
ROBERT FRANCIS HENRY MACGREGOR8/3/1872
9
6
SIR JOHN MACGREGOR ALIAS MURRAY BARONET0/3/1801
1
1590
SIR JOHN MACGREGOR, BT., ALIAS MURRAY OF LANRICK AND BALQUIDDER

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Chas
18/7/1795
1
1589

PS - Lord Lyon's writ only runs as far as the borders of Scotland. If you are outside Scotland, you may display what you like, but be aware that a coat of arms is a form of identity and if you are usurping someone else's identity, that is punishable throughout the world.

Chas
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India - Scotland - Australia

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 August 17 12:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much for all of that. Seeing as all of the arms are relatively recent, it looks like I'm not descended from any bearers of arms. Thanks again.
MacGregor, Lipman, Goddard, Cartwright, Thorogood, Streater, Dobson, Beagley, Norgate, Kearley, Stockton, Pepper, Harding, Scarr, Stocker, Willis, Bass, Graves, Jellis, Hallam, Pearce, Winch, McKenzie, Franks, Elias, Sands, Thompson, Hinson, Smith, Gould, Graham, Pochin, Underwood, Thake, Watkins, Halls, Dale, Gomport, Baynes, Taylor, Towers, Beam, Game, Teat, Northwood, Dodson, Grant, Stapleton, Goodman, Stewart, Carter, Summerly, Edwyns, Westcott, Tozer, Wyatt, Beaumont, Stubbs, Trigg, Rogers

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 August 17 13:46 BST (UK) »
The thing to remember is that the MacGregors had a very turbulent history. There was a time when all MacGregors were attained. It has been recorded that during that time they took other names to stop themselves being killed. These are some of the recorded names they took -

 
AlpinArgylArrowsmith
BainBalfourBeachley
BeglandBlackBowers
BowieBowmakerBrewer
BuchannanCairdCallander
CampbellClarkColeman
ComrieCraigdallieCrerar
CrowtherCunninghamDenison
DochartDochertyDorward
DouglasDowieDrummond
DunnErskineFerguson
FisherFletcherGair
GoodsirGordonGragg
GrahamGrantGrayson
GreerGreggGregor
GregorsonGregoryGregson
GreigGrewerGrier
GriersonGrigg(s)Grigor
GruerGudgerGuiness
HayHubberdJohnson
JohnstonKingKirkwood
LakieLandlessLawrence
LeckieLeishmanLivingston
LockieMacAdamMacAlastair
MacaldowieMacAlpinMacAndrew
MacAngusMacaraMacaree
MacCanishMacChoiterMacConachie
MacCrowtherMacDonaldMacDougal
MacEanMacEwanMacEwin
MacFarlaneMacGeachMacgehee
MacgheeMacGillMacGregor
MacGrewMacGrigorMacGrowther
MacGruderMacIanMacilduy
MacInnesMacLarenMacLeister
MacLiverMacNeeMacNeice
MacNeilMacNeishMacNicol
MacNieMacnocairdMacnucator
MacPeter(s)MacPetrieMacPherson
MacWilliamsMagruderMalloch
McGeheeMenziesMor
MurrayNeilsonNeish
NelsonNucatorOrr
PatersonPatullo/PittillowPeat
Peter(s)PetersonPetrie
RamsayRobertsonRoy
ShanklandSinclairSkinner
StevensonStewartStirling
StringerTainshTelfer
TelfordTossachWalker
WeliverWhiteWillox
Wilson
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Chas
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India - Scotland - Australia

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 August 17 18:25 BST (UK) »
Yes, the McGregors are just one part of my family history that involves persecution. I think that the forced name change has probably restricted my search for my ancestors, seeing as I can only go back as far as 1796.
MacGregor, Lipman, Goddard, Cartwright, Thorogood, Streater, Dobson, Beagley, Norgate, Kearley, Stockton, Pepper, Harding, Scarr, Stocker, Willis, Bass, Graves, Jellis, Hallam, Pearce, Winch, McKenzie, Franks, Elias, Sands, Thompson, Hinson, Smith, Gould, Graham, Pochin, Underwood, Thake, Watkins, Halls, Dale, Gomport, Baynes, Taylor, Towers, Beam, Game, Teat, Northwood, Dodson, Grant, Stapleton, Goodman, Stewart, Carter, Summerly, Edwyns, Westcott, Tozer, Wyatt, Beaumont, Stubbs, Trigg, Rogers

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 August 17 09:12 BST (UK) »
The name Macgregor being proscribed  it couldn't appear on a legal document i,e a will, a tack or a deed, hence the name-changes. To get round this the clan had a conference whereby they all agreed to take the name Grant in view of the long connection with that clan & a common descent as the Clan Alpin. A Macgregor chieftain would be appointed chief of the whole clan Grant, a cunning stunt which never came to fruition due to the laird of Grant's apoplexy at the very idea. ;D

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Re: Arms of the MacGregor family
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 August 17 12:11 BST (UK) »
If only they had all taken the name Grant - that would have made my research a lot easier!
MacGregor, Lipman, Goddard, Cartwright, Thorogood, Streater, Dobson, Beagley, Norgate, Kearley, Stockton, Pepper, Harding, Scarr, Stocker, Willis, Bass, Graves, Jellis, Hallam, Pearce, Winch, McKenzie, Franks, Elias, Sands, Thompson, Hinson, Smith, Gould, Graham, Pochin, Underwood, Thake, Watkins, Halls, Dale, Gomport, Baynes, Taylor, Towers, Beam, Game, Teat, Northwood, Dodson, Grant, Stapleton, Goodman, Stewart, Carter, Summerly, Edwyns, Westcott, Tozer, Wyatt, Beaumont, Stubbs, Trigg, Rogers