Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Cleansing ‘corrupted blood’

Scotland's Caledonian Mercury reports on a "Parliamentary bid launched to wipe Jacobite smear from the records"

According to the report a series of Acts of Parliament in the wake of the Jacobite rebellions in the 17th and 18th centuries a large stripped a number of Stuart-supporting families of their titles, disinherited their descendants and declared their families as having ‘corrupted blood’ in perpetuity.

Comment: It's remarkable how long old grievances can persist. 

Thanks to BIFHSGO colleague Richard McGregor for the tip.

2 comments:

Chris Paton said...

This one keeps popping up! lol Jamie McGrigor and Peter Drummond Murray tried the exact same thing two years ago - see http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2009/07/14/list-of-scottish-names-attained-during-jacobite-rebellion.aspx

Susan said...

Hmmm McGregor, McGrigor