The Armstrong Clan Society

                                                                                      

  Dedicated to the Armstrongs, Crosiers, Fairbairns, Grosiers, Nixons and those interested in these surnames.

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Events Where We May Host a Clan Tent

News-Scottish and ACS Related

Our Publications

Genealogy

Selected Scottish Internet Resources

 Scottish Border Tour

Tour Historic Edinburgh

Kirkin of the Tartans National Cathedral, WDC 

The Reiver Trail on the Scottish Borders

Clan Armstrong Trust AGM and Border Gathering

Game Reports

Atlanta ( Stone Mountain), GA

Alexandria, VA

Columbus, IN

Charlotte (Loch Norman),  NC

Gatlinburg, TN 

Glasgow, KY 

Greenville, SC

Huntsville,  AL

 Ligonier (Pittsburgh) PA

 Montgomery AL

Murfreesboro, TN 

Potomac Festival, VA

Springfield, IL

 

 

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A C S  Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Armstrong Clan Society has been organized to:

 1) Seek friendship and unity among Armstrongs and associated families.

2)  Provide for the preservation of Armstrong artifacts unique to the family and to maintain a library.

 3) Serve as a genealogical and historical recorder of the membership,

 4) Provide quarterly news, Armstrong history and genealogy via The Armstrong Chronicles,

 5) Establish geographic membership representation.

Membership

All Armstrongs, Croziers, Fairbairns, Groziers and Nixons, regardless of spelling, and their descendants, are eligible for full membership in The Society. All others interested in furthering the goals of The Society may become associate members. In the United States and Canada, dues are $25 per year, including two adults and all minor children. In all other countries dues are $35 per year, payable in US funds.


You can
click here to download a membership application. Any questions? Email Peter Armstrong at parmstrong2@sc.rr.com or mail  to Peter A. Armstrong
128 Essex Dr Summerville, SC 29485

Lord Lyon, King of Arms, Recognizes an Honorable Company

On September 24, 1984 the Lord Lyon, King of Arms granted warrant to the Lyon clerk to matriculate in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in the name of Armstrong Clan Society, Inc. "acting world-wide and in particular within the United States of America" to further the interests of the Armstrong family. Matriculated in the 8th day of February 1985 in the 110th page of the 62nd volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

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Tidbits from the 

Armstrong Clan Society Publications

  • King James V was a very mean tempered teenage Scottish King

  • "No Beer, No Battle" King Henry's troops told the English king upon launching an evasion into Scotland

  • Queen Elizabeth I (England) despised the Armstrongs

  • King James VI (Scotia) and King James I (UK) are one and the same person

  • The King James Bible is named after a Scottish King on the UK throne - see above

  • USA General John Armstrong camped with General Washington at Valley Forge

  • Lady Godiva was the mother-in-law of an Armstrong

  • There are at least 50 different spellings of "Armstrong"

  • "Pele (Pell) Towers" were Armstrong "castles".  See a photo in our "Border Tour"

  • The Milnholm Cross is the Armstrongs oldest relic. See it in our "Border Tour"

  • "Prisoners were taken" is a euphemism for abducting women during  raids.

  • "Prisoners" assisted in the rapid population growth among Armstrongs

  • The Scottish Borders were divided into three marches, east, middle, and west

  • Reiving (raiding) was a common way the Armstrongs, and other border clans, survived for almost 300 years.

  • Elliot, Murray, Nixon, Crozier, Little, Rutherford were surnames of fellow reivers on the "Armstrong Borders" also known as the "Debatable Lands"

  • Lord Dacre was attacking Johnny Armstrong's Hallows Tower while Johnny burned and destroyed Lord Dacre's town of Netherby in Cumberland

   Many more interesting facts and stories at ACS Publications

Interested in hosting a ACS Tent at "The Games"?  ACS members can email to armstrongclansociety@yahoo.com   

ACS members are encouraged to submit items, articles, and pictures to armstrongclansociety@yahoo.com. Captioned Photos from recent games and articles about Armstrong achievements have been very popular. Captioned photos of recent trips to our Scottish roots are also great interest. Web space limitations may cause a “rotation” of the contents of our web site. So please be patient and understanding. Note: When submitting photos of individuals please provide a statement that you obtained their permission to publish their picture. Sorry but, we cannot publish individual or group photos on the ACS web site without having this consent statement.

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