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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                                    Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice

  ACS  President, Peter  Armstrong,  announced  that  the  2014  AGM will be held at the North Alabama Scottish Festival on Saturday, October 4 at Sharon Johnston Park, New Market AL, 20 miles Northeast of Huntsville, AL. For more information visit http://www.tennesseevalleyscottishsociety.org.


News from The Clan Armstrong Trust in Scotland

"Armstrongs at the Eskdale”.

   As a result of recent developments, especially the  permanent loss of The Armstrong Museum in Lodge Walk,Langholm,Scotland, "The Trust" has been cooperating with a fledgling organization called  The Langholm  and  Eskdale Visitor Network. The result is that the owners of the Eskdale Hotel, in the town center, have generously donated spacewithin the hotel where we can have a permanent display of Armstrong artifacts and historic memorabilia which memorabilia and will be called “Armstrongs at the Eskdale”. To launch  this  project we  will be working  hard  over  the summer to  bring it to fruition for a  Grand  Opening, and Armstrong Gathering, held over the weekend of the 12th,  13th and  14th of September 2014.  The opening of the  display/exhibition will be on Friday the 12th followed by a formal dinner in the Eskdale Hotel and the remainder of  the  weekend  will be  taken up with visits to the Reiver Trail, Carlisle Castle and the Tullie House Museum.

If you would like to attend the opening email frank.wherrett1@talktalk.net AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

If you would like to stay at the Eskdale Hotel contact john.noonan1@hotmail.com    AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Reiver Trail Escorted Tour Fees

   A fully escorted tour of the Reiver Trail in Scotland, using our local expert guides has a fee of 20.00 GBP per person plus 40 pence GBP per mile if the guide uses their private vehicle (minimum mileage charge is 60 miles). It is required that the ‘per person’ and ‘minimum mileage’ fees be paid before the tour begins. We apologize for any inconveniences this might cause. - From The Clan Armstrong Trust. www.thereivertrail.com


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 these pages.


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 many other border clans, survived for almost 300 years (from about 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" between Scotland and England.

  • 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 9 Aug 2014