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Maclellan shield how to find

Maclellan shield how to find

Posted: 1383286239000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: McClellan
My sons father was David B. McClellan his father David Burton Maclellan I just found all this out if some one could tell me more about how to find the castle/clan for Maclellan and how do find out if you have any royalties to anything inregards to my son name. Plus the Maclellan shield my son would like to know that so please if someone could send me in the right direction.
Thank You Joanie

Re: Maclellan shield how to find

Posted: 1383318061000
Classification: Query
Joanie Marie, you might want to consider checking out the website, which is the official website of Clan MacLellan. We provide a great deal of information about McClellans (with various spellings) and have a genealogy database. When someone joins ($20/yr for individual; $25/yr for family membership) they send our genealogy archivist all the information they have on their McClellan ancestors and she enters it into the database. If she finds a match with other members, or additional information on your line, she lets the member know. We also have a link on the website to Kirkcudbright and we have quarterly newsletters. My ancestors (Robert and Nichola (Gordon) McClellan) left there in 1774 and settled in VT and NY. You may contact me directly at if you have questions.
Nancy MacClellan Sears, President, Clan MacLellan

Re: David Burton Maclellan, David B McClellan/Clan MacLellan, and Coat of Arms/Heraldry

Posted: 1383354441000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1383354742000
Surnames: McClellan, MacLellan

You will want to visit the clan's website as much of this information probably will be found on it. Also -- there are designated boards for Clan interaction, no genealogy beyond about 1745 to current day, whereas the surname board is for genealogy of all eras and locations.


There is also a board for discussion of Coat of Arms & Heraldry:

There are specific rules regarding Heraldry and Arms (shields). One must either earn them or inherit them, based on Heraldic Law. There is no "shield" or "family crest" for everyone.

I suspect that when you speak of "royalties" you are questioning if there are any heritable arms for your son. In order to discover this, you must do the genealogy of his Ancestors to find if any of them were Armigers and if the Arms descend to your son.

I find only 3 Arms granted to MacLellan in the General Armory. One has been dormant since 1832, one granted in Barclay, Scotland 1719 and a third granted in Edinburgh, Scotland 1685.

There may be others, but this is the book I have at hand for the moment. You'd have to do some work to discover if he may be entitled to register for any of them. You would have to petition the Lyon Court and pay the fees for EACH GENERATION to transfer the arms to your son.

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