Scottish family lines

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Good morning

My name is Stephen Thornton

My grandad allways said that we had Scottish family lines and we could wear a tarton so  a Thornton male married a female purvis.her father's line of purvis are very interesting and a sir William purvis married a Katherine Gordon in the 1500s and Katherine's father's line the Gordon's is also interesting

In the late 1400s James Gordon married a lady Marjorie Ogilvy and before returning to the Gordon tree then marrying into the Stewart line.

I would love to be allowed to wear a tarton if it be  Gordon clan or Stewart clan

any ideas who might be able to help with this


Stephen Thornton
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your message here and via the Clan Gordon's page. As a simple answer, certainly - you can wear a Gordon or Stewart tartan! The Scots are quite happy to have anyone wear almost any tartan they'd like, for whatever reason they like. Scot clans has a good explanation: 

ScotClans - What tartan can I wear?

As for your pre-1500 ancestors, you may find if you dig deeply enough that most people who were born pre-1700 are already profiled on WT. For example, I believe this is the profile you're describing for the 2nd Earl of Huntly:

George Gordon 2nd Earl of Huntly

and his daughter:

Agnes Gordon

and her husband:

James Ogilvy  

Hope this helps!

by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

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