Clan Straiton also called Straton or Stratton is a Lawland Scots clan. The clan does not currently hae a chief therefore it is considered an Armigerous clan. The barony o Straiton lies in the coonty o Midlothian on the outskirts o the ceety o Edinburgh. There ar also baronies o a similar name in Ayrshire an in Fife.
According to Nisbet an old family o this name, designed ‘o that Ilk’, received their lands o Straiton frae King David I o Scotland. Alexander Straiton o that Ilk an Andrew Straiton o Craig served in the inquest on the succession of Sir Alexander Fraser o Philorth tae the estates o his grandfather.
Thomas de Straton o the shire o Edinburgh appeared in the Ragman Rolls in 1296. Alisaundre an James de Strachan also rendered homage. Alexander de Straton wis a signatory to the Declaration o Arbroath in 1320.
Black suggests that he may be the same Alexander de Straton who is described as ‘o our blood’ in a charter to him bi Keeng David II o Scotland. John de Stratton ‘dominus ejusdem’ (o that Ilk) witnessed a charter of lands in 1351.
Alexander Straiton o Lauriston wis killed leadin the clan at the Battle o Harlaw in 1411. The Straitons also held lands in Aberdeenshire an near Inverness. Cristina de Stratone grantit a chairter in 1451 in favour o the Friars Preachers in Aberdeen.
- Arms: Argent, three bars counter embattled Azure.
- Crest: A falcon rising Proper
- Motto: Surgere tento (I strive to rise)
- Supporters: Dexter, a lion rampant Or; sinister, a bloodhound Sable