Posted by Clabair on July 04, 1999 at 10:56:05:
In Reply to: Re: Robert Rogers posted by caitlin on July 03, 1999 at 19:08:17:
: : I know that Robert Rogers was of Scottish descent, and have recently learned that I am somewhat Celtic myself. I know that Rogers used the thistle as part of his unit's insignia, and I understand that the thistle is the emblem of Clan Stuart, from which I hail (doesn't everybody?), but also commonly used as an all-around symbol of Scotland itself. I was wondering if anybody (perhaps Maj. Bray?) could tell me what Clan Rogers claimed as his own? Perhaps if there were any paintings showing him wearing a tartan, it could be determined from that, but I didn't know the first place to look, so I came here first.
: : PS- Thanks Caitlin for the photo of the bridge, it's beautiful!
: You're welcome...
: Good luck on your quest
Using the Clan Tartan to ID Rodger`s clan would be next to impossible because the tartan was never used that way untill Queen Victoria made it a fashion in the 1890`s. The use of the tartan plaid and bagpipes were even outlawed at one point in time as a way of showing that they were ruled by the English. The only way that you could wear the kilt was if you joined a Highland Unit in the English Army. There are a lot more details that go along with all this but you get what I`m trying to say. With a little bit of research, one should be able to find his clan.
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