Complete genealogy of the Armstrong family, 1740-1920 by Armstrong, George W., 1851-Publication date 1920 Topics Armstrong family, genealogy Publisher Lisbon, Ohio : [s.n.] The bold Johnnie turned up dressed to the nines with perhaps 30 or 40 of his men also attired in their best. The Armstrong Clan was such a powerful force in the borders that King James V of Scotland saw them as a threat to his own authority. Clan Armstrong; Clann Mac Ghillielàidir: Crest: An arm from the shoulder, armed, Proper. Some of the famous Armstrong reiving names are Johnnie Armstrong, Kinmont Willie Armstrong, Sim the Laird, Ill Will Armstrong and Sandie his son, Dick of Dryhope, Jock of the Side. Bell: English and Scottish. The Armstrong's were a fearsome warring Clan from Liddesdale and the debatable lands on the borders of Scotland and England. He headed south from Edinburgh with a massive army and sent a letter to Armstrong to meet him at Caerlanrig Chapel. This cursing was read in every pulpit and at every mercat post within the Borderlands. This project has two main objectives: the first is to unite as many Armstrong families as possible by breaking down genealogical 'brick walls'. The curse was first uttered by the Archbishop of Glasgow, Gavin Dunbar, in 1525, and was aimed at the various families that made up the infamous Border Reivers, who ravaged and terrorised the English and the Scottish sides of the borders. In 1525 the Archbishop of Glasgow, Gavin Dunbar issued a curse over the Border Reivers and all their descendants. 3) Serve as a genealogical and historical recorder of the membership, The Armstrongs were the most feared riding clan on the frontier. Breaking the Curse. The clan reached is zenith in the early 16th century when its power was unrivalled. The clan does not currently have a chief recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms and therefore it is considered an Armigerous clan. The complete Armstrong Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son and heir. Armstrong Clan History: The Armstrong surname is assumed from a personal attribute " strength of arm. * Armstrong Fairbairn (Fairy Bear-Fair Beorn) * Cowie of Goranberry Gorrenberry * JAMIE TELFER ..FAIR DODHEAD *Archbishop 1525 Armstrong-Elwald Curse *Armstrong Fairbairn part 2 *Helen Kid’s Curse *Hobbie Noble *Jock O’ The Syde *Johnie Armstrong *Johnnie Armstrong *JOHNNY ARMSTRONGs last Goodnight: *Little Jock Elliot *Lock the door Lariston The curse was so vile that it has been known as the ‘mother of all curses’. The curse seems to have worked because in 1530, James V decided to stop Armstrong once and for all. The Clan Armstrong Crest which all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on top of the Clan Armstrong Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. 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