Clan Borthwick

Basic Info.

Borthwick Clan Crest

Borthwick Clan Crest


Crest: A Moor’s head couped, Proper, wreathed Argent and Sable
Motto: Qui Conducit (He who leads)
Origin of Name: Territorial, Roxburghshire
Region: Lowlands
Seat: Borthwick Castle, Midlothian
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon Lord Borthwick

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Borthwick Tartan

Borthwick Ancient

Borthwick Ancient

Borthwick Clan tartan

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Clan History

Saint Margaret

Saint Margaret

Borthwick History

The lands by Borthwick Water in Roxburghshire appear to have been the origin of the Borthwick name but the family that took it are one of the oldest in Scotland. Some suggest that they may have come to Britain with the Roman Legions, others that they may have been originally Hungarian. The more accepted assertion is that they arrived in Scotland around 1067 accompanying the Saxon Edgar the Aetheling and his sister, Margaret.

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Clan Lands

Borthwick Lands

Borthwick Map

Borthwick Map- from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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