Clan Fotheringham History

Fotheringhay Parish Church

Fotheringhay Parish Church

From the manor and castle of Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire which in the 12th century was held by the Royal Family of Scotland as part of the Honour of Huntingdon.

The family had a house named Fotheringhay in the parish of Inverarity in Angus.

Dominus Robert de ffodryngay was witness to a Maule charter of 1261.

Walter de Fodringeye was one of the executors of the will of Dervorgilla, wife of John de Baliol in 1291.

Roger de Foderingeye was vicar of the church of Kilmuir-Easter in Ross-shire, and Huwe de Foderingeye of Perthshire rendered homage in 1296.

William de Foddrynghame was sheriff of Banff in 1358, Robyn of Fodryngame was one of the assize on the marches of Woodwrae in 1388,  and Thomas Fodringhame of Powrie was witness to a charter by John Jardin of Appilgarth in 1476.

The Fotheringhams of Ballindean in Perthshire descend from the Powrie family in Angus, who are said to be descended from Henry de Fodringhay who received the lands of Balewny, near Dundee, from Robert II.

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