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Clan Innes

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Clan Innes
Crest: A boar's head erased Proper.
Clan Innes haes na chief, an is an armigerous clan
Last ChiefSir James Innes, 6t Baronet
Dee'd19 Julie 1823
Note: Guy Innes-Ker, the 10t Duke o Roxburghe is undoubtedly the Chief o Clan Innes, housomeivver he canna be so recognised as retains the name Innes-Ker.

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 frae the lands of Innes in Moray, Scotland.

Clan Innes claims strynd frae Berowald, a Flemish knight, who wis gien 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, focht 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, mairit Lady Margaret Ker (whom throu 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 syne 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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