Clan Montgomery

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Welcome to Clan Montgomery

Clan Montgomery Team
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Team Members Michael Montgomery, Terri Stern, Annette Rossman, Marty Acks
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Clan Montgomery together with members bearing the name Montgomery, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Montgomery.

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 Montgomery on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Montgomery.


Clan History

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Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Space-'Montgomery of Scotland' Founder Project for Haplogroup J-Z35794

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Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.

Clan Montgomery

Clan Chief: The Right Honourable Hugh Archibald William Montgomery, 19th Earl of Eglinton and 7th Earl of Winton. Clan Chief of Clan Montgomery. Succeeded his father in 2018. The succession is fairly safely assured, by the Chief's son and also his three brothers.

Crest: A lady dressed in ancient apparel Azure holding in her dexter hand an anchor and in her sinister hand the head of a savage couped suspended by the hair all Proper

Motto: Garde bien (Watch well)
Region: Lowlands
District: Eaglesham, Renfrewshire
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Gaelic name: MacGumerait


Allied clans

Clan Seton

Rival clans

Clan Cunningham

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Castles and mansions

  • Annick Lodge
  • Ardrossan Castle
  • Bourtreehill House
  • Caldwell Castle
  • Little Cumbrae Castle
  • Cunninghamhead Estate
  • Dalmore House and Estate
  • Eglinton Castle
  • Barony and Castle of Giffen
  • Hessilhead Castle
  • Lainshaw
  • The Lands of Montgreenan
  • Polnoon Castle
  • Seagate Castle
  • Segersj√∂ House and Estate
  • Skelmorlie Castle, near Largs
  • Stanecastle
  • Coilsfield Castle; Coilfield House; Montgomerie House Policies

Origins of the Clan

Clan Montgomery originated in Wales, and emigrated to Scotland in the 12th century as vassals of the FitzAlans. The family derives its surname from lands in Wales, likely from the Honour of Montgomery which was located near the Shropshire lands of the FitzAlans. There is no evidence of any familial connection between Clan Montgomery and the family of the Earls of Shrewsbury, who derived their own surname from lands in Calvados, Normandy. [Disputed in source below] In 1066 Roger de Mundegumbrie fought for William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. He later invaded Wales where he captured the Castle of Baldwin, which he renamed Montgomery Castle.

The earliest member of the clan in Scotland was Robert of Montgomery, and the earliest possessions of the clan (in Scotland) was Eaglesham, in Renfrewshire. Members of the clan are recorded in the late 13th century Ragman Rolls, but it is not until the 14th century when the family rose in prominence, through a dynastic marriage with the Eglington family. Through this marriage the clan acquired the Eglington estates; the clan also acquired the lands of the Ardrossan family (which was possibly a branch of the Barclay family).

See also:

See Also:

A Genealogical history of the Family of Montgomery (178 pages)

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