Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Tulloch Family and Royal Scotland

My wife's family on the paternal side are the Tullochs and they hail from Orkney and its environs, traditionally ruled by Norse Earls and gifted to Scotland as a dowry!

Some years back my wife's Auntie (now decamped to New England) traced the Tulloch family tree through two branches.

One was the Graham Family Tree which goes through many Lords and Earls in the House of Montrose to William de Graeme 1125-1139.

Some of the ancestors include:
  • Sir Patrick, 1st Lord Graham 1444 AD.
  • Bishop George Graham of Dunblane (17th Century)
  • George Graham, 2nd Laird of Inchbrakie married Hon. Marjory Rollo, daughter of the 1st Earl Rollo (16th Century).

Now the Rollo family have famous Norse connections in Scandinavia, Normandy, England and Scotland. Clan Rollo fought at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513.

Another branch of the family was the Stewart Line of the Watt Family which goes through many Earls and Kings to King Robert I, aka Robert the Bruce.

Some of the ancestors include:
  • James IV of Scotland who married Margaret Tudor
  • Sir Robert Stewart of Strathdon, 1st Earl of Orkney, Abbot of Holyrood Abbey, half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots.
 Here is the chart of the Scottish Royal family showing Robert the Bruce and his descendants down to Mary Queen of Scots:

Our youngest, born in Wick, Caithness, is a fanatic Scotland fan whenever the 6 Nations is on. Perhaps Robert I of Scotland would approve.

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