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Walter Galloway (View posts)
Posted: 18 Mar 2002 1:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I see that clan history is a recommended thread. Then let's get it going. I'm not a clan expert, so I would love to hear from any who claim to be. I'm am a bit of a historian though. My direct line of Galloway's I've traced back to a William who lived in the 1600's and feel reasonably sure his ggrandfather was the same Wm. Galloway noted for bravery in battle w/ Robert Bruce. He received a grant of land from the Dunnes and Bruces and named his first born Robert.

This lineage from then includes lots of William's, Robert's and Marion's, after the Dunnes. Eventually the name Tait emerges in honor of Adam Taite, his daughter Sara married Robert Galloway.

I feel like the actual "clan" is probably an earlier existence dating up to these later Galloway's I've mentioned. No doubt that the first William mentioned was part of a "clan". Perhaps even, generation or two even after that. But, then again, these are the Galloway's I've found mention of. There are probably hundreds that existed at that time who were never documented, the actual Clan Galloway.

I can take the Galloway name back much further and will when I return next.

Please continue this discussion, my friends and family.

Sincerely, Walter J. Galloway
Posted: 9 May 2010 6:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galloway, De Baliol (Ball), McLaughlin and McGlothlin
Walter, I would love to know what information you may have uncovered since you last posted. I found that on my Frank side, I am directly related to King John DeBaliol (Ball)and Sir William Wallace. (If the records are accurate. Still checking that.) Upon reading a bit of history into their connection and the history behind that, I learned that James the first of England stripped Scotland of it's very being as a country. Along with it, a lot of Clans were stripped and many more people slaughtered. This in the same area that I have read the Galloway Clans existed and thrived. I have also read that some clans never regained their own "Clanship" after that. Your ideas of when the Galloway clans may have actually existed, coincide with everything I have read on the subject so far. Admittedly, I am woefully ignorant of Scottish History and with what little I have read, may have just "muddied" my understanding further. I am interested in anything you have discovered regarding clan history, possible Galloway Clans and everything else about them. :O) Good luck in your research! Debra Frank Galloway

Re: history

Posted: 29 Aug 2010 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I descend from Matthew Galloway and Elizabeth Beaver's son, Levi Galloway.


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Thank you,



Carolyn Guillotte
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