Clephane of Carslogie Clan

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The goal of this project is to ... offer a focal point for all members interested in the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Clephane of Carslogie together with members bearing the name Clephane of Carslogie, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Clephane of Carslogie.
Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Clephane of Carslogie on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Clephane of Carslogie.
Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

Clephane of Carslogie History

Crest: a dexter hand holding a helmet proper
Motto: Ut sim paratior, to be better prepared
Region: Chief Seat at Carslogie in the county of Fife; and later at Kinross-shire, Fife.
Plant badge:
Pipe music:
Gaelic name:
10. David Clephan of Carslogie Bears argent a Lyon rampant gules and on his head ane Helmet
azure Above the shield ane helmet befitting his degree mantled gules doubled argent next is placed on ane
torse for his crest a dexter hand holding ane helmet proper The motto in ane scroll is Ut sim paratior [1672]
319. Cephane, (William Douglas MacLean) of Carslogies Esquire
Bears quarterly first and fourth argent a Lyen rampant gules
in the dexter chief point, an Esquires helmet proper, the paternal
coat, Second and third argent a heart imperially crowned proper
within a Bordure azure, charged with eight buckles or, on a chief
of the third, three mullets of the field, for Douglas of Kirknefs
Crest a hand holding a helmet proper Motto Ut Sim
paratior. Supporters two Unicorns argent, horned,
hoofed, & maned sable. Matd 22th Septr 1802

The signficance of the Douglas name needs to be resolved; SPENCER-JOSHUA-ALWYNE COMPTON, MARQUESS and EARL of NORTHAMPTON, Earl Compton, and Baron Wilmington, F.S.A.; born 2 Jan. 1790 succeeded his father, Charles, 1st marquess, 24 May 1828; married, 24 July 1815, Margaret, eldest da. and co-h. of major general William-Douglas-Maclean Clephane, of Torloisk, N. B., and by her who d. 2 April 1830) has issue,---l. CHARLES, cari Compton, 6. 26 May 1816, took the surname of Douglas before that of Compton, and the armis of Douglas quarterly with those of Compton, by royal sign manual, 5 Jan. 1831 ; 2. MARIANNE-MARGARET, b. 21 June 1817 :3. • WILLIAM, b. 21 Aug. 1818, R.N.;---4. SPENCER-SCOTT, b. 6 March 1821 ; 5. ALWYNE, b. 18 July 1825 ; 6. MARGARET-MARY FRANCES-ELIZABETH, b. 15 March 1830.[3]. Also refer

Alternative spelling of Carslogie

  • Kerslogy

St. Andrews Citizen 25 September 1915, Page 2, The Ancient Record of the Sherrifdom of Fife, findmypast databse online, subscription required, accessed 6 July 2022.

Carslogie House

As for the Antiquity of this Family, there is a Charter of Confirmation, by Duncan
Earl of Fife, of the Lands of Carflogie, to John Clephan, which bears him to poffefs
them, adeo liberé ficut [so freely as] David de Clephan Pater ejus & Pradeceffores eas tenacrunt [His father and his predecessors hold them]. By
the Witneffes of this Charter, which wants a Date, it appears to have been granted in
the Reign of Robert I. [circa 1306-1329][4]
  • Carslogie House, Classification House (Period Unassigned), Canmore ID 31504, Site Number NO31SE 23, NGR NO 35229 14339, Datum OSGB36 - NGR, Canmore, National Record of the Historic Environment Scotland, accessed 30 May 2022.
  • The History of Fife, The History, Ancient and Modern, of the Sheriffdoms of Fife and Kinross: With the Description of Both, and of the Firths of Forth and Tay, and the Islands in Them ... with an Account of the Natural Products of the Land and Waters. Sir Robert Sibbald. R. Tullis, 1803 Google Books, Page 394.
  • Plan of Carslogie - 2 June 1801, Repository code 234, Reference RHP140608, National Records of Scotland, Accessed 30 May 2022.
  • Carslogie House Records Ordnance Survey Name Books Fife and Kinross-shire OS Name Books, 1853-1855 Fife and Kinross-shire volume 53 OS1/13/53/63 ScotlandsPlaces, accessed 7 June 2022.


Category: [[Category:Clephane of Carslogie Clan]]
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Names associated with the clan:

Spelling alternatives: Clephan, Clephane, de Clephane, Cliphan, Cliphane, Clepau, Clephene

In date and numerical order (with spouses) these are:
NB: All these dates need to be revised against the resources.

Perhaps some merges with wives to be done?
Not flowing/connecting to the line:
In Red book but not making sense with the Barony:

? Not mentioned in The Baronage of Scotland
+ No WT profile as yet


  • The Steel Hand and arm and the Horn of Carslogie, The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland: Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions. Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition, and Original Poetry, Volume 2, Walter Scott Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. Google Books, Pages 206-207.
  • The Clephane Horn, musical horn; oliphant, Museum number 1979,0701.1, The British Museum, accessed 30 May 2022.
  • Iron Hand of Clephane, History of Scottish medicine by Comrie, John D. (John Dixon), 1875-1939; Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, Publication date 1932. The Internet Archive, Pages 168-160.


  1. "Legal Records - Coats of arms" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople ( accessed 3 June 2022) 1672 , David Clephane of Carslogie (Coats of arms Volume 1 Page No 129th)
  2. "Legal Records - Coats of arms" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople ( accessed 3 June 2022) 1802 , William Douglas Maclean Clephane of Carslogie (Coats of arms Volume 1 Page No 587) 24/9/1802
  3. Debrett's Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland ... By John Debrett, William Courthope · 1838, Page 54, Google Books
  4. A System of Heraldry Speculative and Practical : with the Truc Ant of Blazon, According to the Most Approved Heralds in Europe : Illustrated with Suitable Examples of Armorial Figures, and Atchievements of the Most Considerable Svinames and Families in Scotland, Etc, Together with Historical and Genealogical Memorials Relative Thereto, Volume 1, Alexander Nisbet. J. Mack Euen, 1722 :Google Books
See also:
  • Red Book of Scotland, Volume 3 (Car-Drum), George Clephane of Carselogie, Pages 146-156. Copyright © Gordon MacGregor 2022. First Published 2016. This Edition Published 2022. (Available to purchase
  • The Baronage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom. Colected from the Public Records and Chartularies of this Country, the Records and Private Writings of Families and the Works of Our Best Historians, Sir Robert Douglas (of Glenbervie), Bell & Bradfute, W. Creech, J. Dickson, E. Balfour, P. Hill, W. Laing, A. Guthrie, J. Watson, Manners & Miller, And A. Constable: And By Cadell & Davies, London, 1798. Pages 317-319, Google Books
  • The Scottish nation; or, The historical and genealogical account of all Scottish families and surnames, by MacVeigh, James Publication date 1889, Pages 651-652. The Internet Archive
  • Clephane, The Scottish Nation, Electric Scotland, accessed 7 June 2022
  • British Crests: containing the crests and mottos of the families of Great Britain and Ireland; together with those of the principal cities; and a glossary of heraldic terms ... Embellished with nearly fourteen hundred crests, engraved by Robert Kirkwood, from original drawings, by G. Sanders, and J. Grant, Volume 1, Alexander Deuchar, Kirkwood&Sons, 1817, Google Books
  • The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time, Bernard Burke, Harrison & sons, 1864 Google Books
  • Anderson, William, 1805-1866. The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, And Biographical History of the People of Scotland. Edinburgh: Fullarton, 18801882. HaithiTrust Digital Library
  • CUPAR’S MURAL TABLET The British Newspaper Archive: Fife Herald - Wednesday 30 June 1954, Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD, (, accessed 23 May 2022, subscription required.
  • THE ANCIENT HOME OF THE CLEPHANES The British Newspaper Archive: St. Andrews Citizen - Saturday 04 September 1926 Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD, (, accessed 23 May 2022, subscription required
  • FIGURED IN HISTORY The British Newspaper Archive: Fife Herald - Wednesday 12 October 1955, Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD, (, accessed 23 May 2022, subscription required
  • St. Mary the Virgin, Bathwick Smallcombe Cemetery Memorial Inscriptions, Bath Record Office, Archives and Local Studies, Pages A-21 to A-24.Bath Record Office

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HI Amy, I have researched the Clephane family for over 30 years, I have a facebook group called 'Friends of Carslogie'.

Your tree is wrong :)


posted by [Living Clephane]
Thank you, Neil, but this is not my tree. I just happen to manage the team on behalf of the Scotland Project. The information was pre-existing when the team was set up. At present, we have no active team members for this family. If you are interested in helping out, please consider joining the Scotland Project and the Scottish Families Team. You can find the join post here:
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin