Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tour Scotland Video Robertson Stained Glass Window Greyfriars Tolbooth Highland Kirk Edinburgh

Tour Scotland video of the Robertson Memorial, stained glass window in Greyfriars Tolbooth Kirk on ancestry visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Th Robertson surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including King Robert the Bruce, born 1274, died 1329. Donnachaidh Reamhair, otherwise Duncan, a descendant of the Royal House of Duncan through the Celtic earls of Atholl, was the ancestor of the Clan Robertson which came to prominence in 1306 when Robert the Bruce was defeated at the Battle of Methven, near Perth, and fled into Atholl for protection. The Clan fought at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, and Duncan's son was called Robert after the King. It is from him that the Robertson surname originates.

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