Moffat Clan @ MacBraveHeart
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|The town of Moffat in Annandale in Dumfriesshire is the origin of this clan. The first
recorded use of the name is a churchman called Nicholas de Mufet, who was a witness to a
charter by the Bishop of Glasgow around 1230. He was himself elected Bishop of Glasgow in
1268, but died in 1270 before being consecrated.
A subsequent Bishop of Glasgow, Robert Wishart, was a supporter of William Wallace. Robert de Muffet and Thomas de Muffet, both from Dumfriesshire, gave homage to Edward I of England in 1296, presumably signing the 'Ragman Roll' (which Willam Wallace did not sign, and was thereby able to claim at his trial that he never owed alliegance to Edward I). Many of those who pledged alliegance to Edward I in 1296 were soon fighting against him in the Wars of Independence. As the character Craig says in Braveheart, 'a promise to a liar is no promise at all'.
In an Act of 1587 for the quieting and keeping in obedience of the disorderly subjects inhabiting the Borders, Highlands, and Islands, the Moffetis of the West Marche get special mention as being one of the more unruly clans.
The father-in-law of the famous explorer Dr David Livingstone was the Rev Robert Moffat
of the London Missionary Society. Livingston used the mission station, founded by Moffat,
at Kuruman in South Africa as a base for his first African travels in the 1840s. The
present Chief is Madam Jean Moffat of that Ilk, who succeeded her father on his
death in 1992.
Barrie Moffat of that Ilk
Jean Moffat of that Ilk ...
[We've removed the earlier reference to two tartans.]
Jan B. Moffett ...