Clan Innes claims descent frae Berowald, a Flemish knight, who wis given the lands o Innes bi Malcolm IV o Scotland in 1160. Berowald's grandson, Walter, assumed the surname Innes an wis grantit a chairter o confirmation bi Alexander II o Scotland in 1226. In 1452, Robert Innes, the eleiventh laird, fought unner the Earl o Huntly at the Battle o Brechin. He later foondit the Greyfriars o Elgin in an attempt tae repay for his sins. The twentiet chief o Clan Innes, Sir Robert, wis a Member o Parliament for Moray an wis made a baronet o Nova Scotia in 1625. The third baronet, Sir James, married Lady Margaret Ker (whom through the saxt baronent inheritit the Kerdukedom o Roxburghe. The twinty-fift chief (an saxt baronet), Sir James Innes, claimed the dukedom o Roxburghe in 1805 when the previous duke dee'd athoot a direct heir. Later, in 1812 the Hoose o Lords ruled in favour o Sir James, rejectin claims bi the heir female o the seicont earl an heir male whatsoever o the first earl. Acause o the rulin Sir James teuk the surname Innes-Ker an wis titled James Innes-Ker, 5t Duke o Roxburghe. The present duke o Roxburghe is heir tae the chiefship o the clan, housomeivver since he bears the surnameInnes-Ker the Lord Lyon King of Arms will no recognise him as chief o the name Innes.