Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/9/2006

Send in the clans

THE accent was pure southern England but the name was unmistakably Scottish. Hamish Chisholm, the Chisholm of Chisholm, may now run a scaffolding business in Suffolk, but he’s still the chief of his clan.

It’s a role he takes very seriously, not least because it has been passed down through generations of his family for around seven centuries. That he intends handing it on – and all that it entails – to his own 27-year-old son testifies to his strong belief that the ancient clan system of Scotland is not only not under threat but has a positive future. for more click here

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