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Am I in the right place??

Am I in the right place??

Posted: 24 Mar 2005 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jan 2007 7:18PM GMT
Surnames: Hendry
Hello,

My name is Robert William Hendry, descended from the Scotish Hendrys: Robert Hendry b.17 Mar 1752, Isle of Aaran; d. 31 May 1834 - Hinesville, Taylors Creek, Liberty County, Georgia.

I have been told by an "expert" I met at a Scotish Festival that my family is part of the Clan MacNaughton. Can anyone here verify that, or point me toward a source that can?

Also, if this is correct, can anyone tell my why or how this came to be?

Thanks.

Re: Am I in the right place??

Posted: 26 Jul 2005 6:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, if you ar related to the Hendry's from the Isle of Arran, Scotland then you are of Clan MacNaughton. There are numerous Hendry's in Florida. you can email me direct if you'd like and we can exchange info. debbiecruce@hotmail.com. My great-grandmother was Ella Lydia Hendry, daughter of David Asbury Hendry.

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 7:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Bob:

Yes, Hendry is listed as a Sept of MacNaughton. Take a look to "Collins Guide to Kith and Kin" and also the "Scottish Clans & Family Encyclopedia." Both sources include this surname as a Sept of MacNaughton.

Yours Aye,

Lauren M. Boyd, FSA Scot
President
Scottish Information Society

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 11 Jan 2007 4:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you both - Debbie and Lauren. I appreciate your responses.

Now, can you (or anyone)point me to a source that would help me understand the idea of Septs - how are they related to the Clans - how do they become (get admitted as) Septs?

And specifically, the history of the Hendrys as a Sept in Clan MacNaughton?

Again, thanks for your help.

Cheers!
Bob Hendry
Southern Maryland
bhendry@cheerful.com

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 11 Jan 2007 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Bob:

Please read my post regarding the term "sept".
http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.celtic.scottish.mac...

As to the reason that any name or family is associated with a clan, I offer the following. Generally speaking, an associated family might be known as a sept to a clan due to marriage to a clansmen/woman, living in the same area as the chief/clan, manrent, swearing of allegience to the Chief -- sometimes adopting the name as well. A Chieftainship was an elected position in times of olde and in modern time is an inherited position. The Chief was the patriarch or matriarch (some clans have female chiefs -- Hunter, for example) who took care of the needs of his clan -- supplied food, shelter,etc. In return, the members of the clan would stand by the Chief in time of war and inter-clan raiding. The Chief was never "above" the clan.

As to the precise reason that Hendry is listed as a Sept of MacNaughton, I am not familiar enough with your clan's history to begin to address that question. And truth be told, it is not always known precisely as the relationships have gone on for hundreds of years.

I might suggest that if you want to learn more, it may be of benefit to you to attend a Scottish games and gathering in your area and seek out the clan tent area. The Clan MacNaughton may or may not have a tent (and volunteer!) in attendance and may be able to provide you more solid leads. At minimum, you will experience what it is to be part of this larger Scottish family you have been blessed to be born into.

You will find a schedule for Scottish Games and Gatherings posted to the Scottish Information Society's site. Kevin McLachlan has worked diligently to make this the most comprehensive games listing on the Internet. Currently it includes all 50 US states and he is working toward adding Canadian events and more as time permits.

Yours Aye,

Lauren M. Boyd, FSA Scot
President
Scottish Information Society
http://www.scottishinfo.org

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 11 Jan 2007 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jan 2007 5:36PM GMT
Surnames: Hendry
Thank you very much, Lauren,

I finally got around to joining Clan MacNaughton this afternoon. My family has helped man the MacNaughton tent at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and the Anne Arundel County Scottish Festival for a couple of years now, but no one there can tell me the precise connection between the Hendrys and the MacNaughtons. Me thinks it has something to do with "Bog Henry, son of Nechtan", the old Pictish king. But I'm not sure. I will try to keep looking.

Are you affiliated with the clan?

Bob Hendry
Southern Maryland
bhendry@cheerful.com

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 12 Jan 2007 5:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Bob:

Congratulations on joining the organization that supports the fellowship of the Clan MacNaughton! Your dues and your committment to volunteer at the clan tent will help them to continue in this important role.

You asked if I am affiliated with the clan. The answer is no. I am currently International President of my clan, Genealogist and chair for the genealogical committee of another, member of two others and volunteer in some capacity for all 4 that I belong to. I am currently the President of the Scottish Information Society and have been a Rootsweb Volunteer since 1996. I am the admin for many of the clan resources as I am familiar with so many of the clans and their organizations. I have had the pleasure of meeting several of the clan chiefs and also the Lord Lyon of Scotland. I also lecture on Scottish Genealogy.

Yours Aye,

Lauren

Re: Am I in the right place??: Hendry -- Sept of MacNaughton?

Posted: 12 Jan 2007 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow! I am impressed - and most appreciative of your willingness to help those of us who are fumbling alond, simi-blindly. Thank you.

Must keep you busy . . . Thanks again. Over & Out!

Cheers!

Bob Hendry
Southern Maryland
bhendry@cheerful.com
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