McLaurin / McLaren history and genealogy, focusing on the Argyll clan whose last chief was John MacLaurin, Lord Dreghorn, Edinburgh 1781.
Clan McLaurin predates by one hundred-seventy-six years the modern Clan MacLaren in Balquhidder that was petitioned in 1957 by London MacLarens.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Limited Edition MacLaurin of Dreghorn clan badges are now available, made in USA.
"Bi' se mac an t' Slaurie" pre standardized gaelic meaning “Take control of the chain”, referring to the hearth chain that held the cooking pot. The deeper meaning is open to ones interpretation. Perhaps a quote from Ossian? It is not found in the Bible.
Clan Chief's Crest matriculated by John MacLaurin, Lord Dreghorn in 1781 the son of Colin MacLaurin the noted mathematician, educator and historian who collected the genealogies of Western Argyll found in Manuscript:1467. "Crest a Lady from the middle upwards ifouing out of the Wreath
in her arms a Child both proper and habited Vert" In use long before the modern Clan MacLaren was created in 1958 with it's motto "Creag an Tuirc".
Limited edition run from Baker Art Foundry.
Raised crest bonnet badge or plaid brooch.
Solid polished pewter with pin back app. 2" diameter.