Surnames/tags: Scottish_Clans Johnstone
Welcome to Clan Johnstone
|Clan Johnstone Team|
|Team Members||Paula J, David Urquhart|
- Clan Chief: Patrick Andrew Wentworth Hope Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, 26th Chief of the Name and Arms of Johnstone, 11th Hereditary Steward of Annandale and 11th Hereditary Keeper of Lochmaben Palace. Succeeded in 1983.
- Crest: Numquam non paratus (Never unprepared)
- Motto: Winged stirrup with motto
- Slogan/War Cry:
- Region: Border country
- Historic Seat:
- Plant badge: Red hawthorne
- Pipe music:
- Gaelic name:
The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Johnstone together with members bearing the name Johnstone, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Johnstone.
Team To Do List
This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:
- promoting the entries of those bearing the name Johnstone on Wikitree.
- ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
- encouraging interest in and study of Clan Johnstone.
Other Names Associated with the Clan
Clan Research and Free Space Pages
Image Credits and Acknowledgements
Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into the Team Page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.
Johnstone comes from "John's toun", not "John's stone" or John's son." Historically, "Johnston" has been an alternate spelling of the surname. The first known person of this name was John of Johnstone, who in 1174 gave his name to the lands of Annandale in Dumfrieshire which he had been granted. His son, called Gilbert Johnstone ("Gillibertus de Johnistoun") appears on records between 1194-1214 and onwards, presumably taking his surname from the town his father had established - "Johnstone" or "John's toun".
Gilbert's Grandson called Sir John Johnstone was a Knight of the county of Dumfries.  Sir John Johnstone signed the Ragman Roll of King Edward I of England in 1296.
At this time Perth was known as St Johnston and Johnstonburn in East Lothian was then called Jonystoun. These two areas have records of the Johnstone Clan. A third area of Johnstones which came from Stephen the Clerk and Margaret the heiress of Sir Andrew Garioch used the family name of Johnston.
Stephen de Johnston, called The Clerk, married Margaret de Garviach, before April 1380. It was through this marriage to Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Andrew Garioch, knight, of Caskieben that he got the lands of Caskieben, Crimond, Kinburn and others, which he called Johnston, from his own name, and from him are descended all the Johnstons of the North.
Johnston of Caskieben is one of the most ancient families of the name of Johnston, and have always competed with the Johnstons of Annandale for the chiefship. They have long been designated "Of That Ilk"; which generally denotes head or chief of a clan.
- Major Percy Hope-Johnstone, de jure 10th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, 25th Chief of the Name and Arms of Johnstone, 10th Hereditary Steward of Annandale and 10th Hereditary Keeper of Lochmaben Palace. Father of the present Clan Chief.
- The Peerage - History of Clan Johnstone
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