Deuchar Name Study

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Definition: Of territorial origin from the lands of Deuchar in the lordship of Fern or Fearn in Angus. The Deuchars of that Ilk were considered one of the oldest families in the district, and ere said to have come into possession of the lands of Deuchar about the year 1230.

Territorial - Derived from the lands of Deuchar in Agnus. Used as a surname since the medieval period, but relatively rare. Alexander Deuchar, from Aberdeenshire, was a clergyman in Barbados during the early eighteenth century .. Clan Lindsay.

  • Alexander Deuchar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alexander Deuchar (1777 – 12 August 1844) was a seal engraver and Lyon Herald at the Court of the Lord Lyon (the authority for heraldry in Scotland and revived the Templar tradition in Scotland in the early 19th Century in order to establish a new form of chivalry. The Deuchar family had been Jacobite but transferred their allegiance to the Hanoverian cause before 1745, when a prominent Jacobite, Lyon of Easter Ogil carried off the great sword of Deuchar, but it was recovered after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, and in the possession of Alexander when he started his revival of the Scottish Knights Templar. The new Order started formally in 1805 when a charter was issued to by the Early Grand Encampment of Ireland (previously the High Knight Templars of Ireland Lodge), under the title of the Edinburgh Encampment No. 31. It became the Grand Assembly of Knights Templar in Edinburgh. His brother, David, who was serving in the 1st Regiment of Foot, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), joined with other officers of the Regiment. In1809 Alexander began with Major Mueller of the same regiment to request authority from the Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the Order of England, for a charter for a new Grand Conclave. The charter was granted, finally, on 19 June 1811, for the "Grand Conclave of Knights of the Holy Temple and Sepulcher, and of St. John of Jerusalem, H.R.D.M. + K.D.S.H.". David Deuchar served in the Peninsular War (1808-14) in the 3rd Battalion of the 1st Regiment of Foot, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), and during the campaign in Portugal took the altar cross from the Templar Church at the Castle of Tomar which had been destroyed by the French, and presented the Cross at the inauguration of the Conclave. Somewhat controversially he opened the Conclave to non-Masons, and issued charters to Encampments which were non-Masonic.

  • David Deuchar was a goldsmith, seal engraver and an amateur etcher. Deuchar was one of the first to have spotted the talent of the future portrait painter, Henry Raeburn, encouraging him to become a painter rather than a jeweller.

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Is there a plan to add in Deuchar people and make a list/try to connect them up? One of mine is
posted by Karla Huebner
Hi Sandra,

I've added your project to a better category so people can find you. Sounds like it would fit well in our One Name Studies Project. Thanks for starting it!

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann