05 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.


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