Clan Innes is a Scots clan. The clan is athoot a chief that is recognised bi the Lord Lyon King of Arms therefore it can be considered an armigerous clan. The clan takes its name from the lands of Innes in Moray, Scotland.
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 Ker dukedom 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 surname Innes-Ker the Lord Lyon King of Arms will no recognise him as chief o the name Innes.
The crest badge suitable for clan members tae wear contains the heraldic crest o a boar's head erased Proper, an the heraldic motto o BE TRAIST.
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