The Armstrong Clan Society

                                                                                      

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

Ceud Mile Failte!  The Armstrong Clan Society offers you One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!


 

Events Where We May Host a Clan Tent

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  and Border Gathering


Game Reports


       Atlanta, GA,           (Stone Mountain)

Alexandria, VA

Braemar Gathering, Scotland

Columbus, OH

      Charlotte, NC             (Loch Norman)

Marysville/Gatlinburg, TN 

Glasgow, KY 

Greenville, SC

North Alabama, Huntsville AL

             Pittsburgh,PA        Ligonier

MN Fair and Games  

Potomac Festival, VA

San Francisco, CA (Pleasanton CA)

Springfield, IL


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  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.

 

 

 

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Lord Lyon, King of Arms,  Recognizes an Honorable Company

known as The Armstrong Clan Society

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.

Our coat of arms is located in the upper left hand corner of this page.


Tidbits from some 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 famous 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 areas (marches), east, middle, and west.

  • Reiving (raiding) was a common way the Armstrongs, and other border clans, survived for almost 300 years ( approx 1300 to 1600).

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

  • Lord Dacre was attacking and destroying Johnny Armstrong's Tower while Johnny and his men burned and destroyed Lord Dacre's town of Netherby in Cumberland, England.

   Many more interesting facts and stories at  ACS Publications


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

ACS members are encouraged to submit items, articles, and pictures to billjohn@hotmail.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 of great interest. Web space limitations may cause a “rotation” of the contents of our web site. So please be patient and understanding.

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   Updated 3 May 2014