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Buchanan/Whannell Family
« on: Friday 24 July 20 16:51 BST (UK) »
I have acquired some cutlery that has a family crest on it and have found out that it belongs to the Whannell family who seem to originate in Scotland. Possibly Ayrshire.
I am now curious to know more about this family and wondered if anybody could help.
According to Scotland's People, the family coat of arms seems to have been granted in 1778 to a Peter Whannell (alias Buchanan).
I think some of the family eventually moved down to London but would be interested to know about their origins presuming that they must have had a high enough status to be able to afford cutlery with their coat of arms engraved onto it!
Thank you.  :)

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Re: Buchanan/Whannell Family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 July 20 18:14 BST (UK) »
Have you read this article?

http://www.ayrshirehistory.org.uk/Bibliography/pdfs/AN44.pdf

Refer to page 10

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Re: Buchanan/Whannell Family
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 July 20 18:17 BST (UK) »
No I haven't. Thank you very much for that Kloumann.  :)


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Re: Buchanan/Whannell Family
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Re: Buchanan/Whannell Family
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 July 20 18:34 BST (UK) »
Many thanks.  :)