Clan McAlpin(e)

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Clan MacAlpin(e)
Clan MacAlpine Boars Head Crest.jpg
Clan MacAlpin(e) has no chief, and is an armigerous clan
CommanderMichael T. McAlpin

Clan MacAlpin(e) is a Scottish clan without a Hereditary Clan Chief recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. However, following a Petition to the Lord Lyon King of Arms, a Family Convention (or Derbhfine) was held at Abbotsford House the home of Sir Walter Scott on 10 September 2016[1]. The Family Conclave selected and recommended Michael Todd McAlpin Senior for the role of Commander. On 19 April 2017 Michael received his Commission[2][3][4] as Commander of MacAlpine from Dr. Joseph Morrow the Lord Lyon.[5] This Commission has empowered him to do and perform all acts and functions proper for a period of ten years or until a Chief is named.

History[edit]

The MacAlpine surname is still common in Scotland today but there is little trace of any clan of the name.[6] The former chiefs apparently had their seat on lands that are now Dunstaffnage Castle in Argyll, which was an early capital of Kenneth MacAlpin,[6] who was King of the Picts and according to myth, the first King of Scots.

Clan MacAlpine Encyclopaedia p1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie Gall (19 January 2016). "There clan only be one: MacAlpine launch search for first ever chief". Daily Record. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ "New Lyon Commission". Heraldry Society of Scotland. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Michael Todd McAlpin". The Society of Scottish Armigers, 10 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Clan MacNpine now has a new Commander!" (PDF). Electric Scotland, April 2019.
  5. ^ "Commission by the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Favour of Michael Todd McAlpin, Senior as Commander of the Name of McAlpine" (PDF). electricscotland.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "MacAlpine". electricscotland.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.