• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

The border reivers

Does anyone know much about the border reivers, i do know some clans fought amongst themselves.

The Grahams [ my clan was amongst them] even fighting and murdering
each other, Armstrongs and others were active as well.

Being a Graham myself I'm glad i wasn't around then.

Anyone knowing anything would be appreciated

Oz Steve
 
Does anyone know much about the border reivers, i do know some clans fought amongst themselves.

The Grahams [ my clan was amongst them] even fighting and murdering
each other, Armstrongs and others were active as well.

Being a Graham myself I'm glad i wasn't around then.

Anyone knowing anything would be appreciated

Oz Steve

Here ya go Cuz, have a read of this.:)

http://home.comcast.net/~usrutledge/reivers.htm

PomSteve.:)
 
the Grahams
A foremost Border Clan

Name derivation - territorial. from graeg-ham (grey home) Old English.

James Graham, Marquis of Montrose

The Grahams we a very lively family and made many enemies. Consequently we often at feud with the Bells, the Musgraves and the Maxwells.:)

http://www.borderreivers.co.uk/
 
Basically the reivers lived on both sides of the border in a kind of no mans land that was disputed land. It was based on the river Tweed which has moved quite a lot over the years and still gives problems over fishing rights. I suppose its always been a troublesome area even before then. Which is why Hadrian built a wall to divide the Picts from the British. Apparently we have both Grahams and Armstrongs in our family.
 
Back
Top