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A 900 year history of the Abercrombie/Crombie family 1125-2000.

Family Trees: The Main Trunk Banff/Aberdeenshire; The Fife Line; The Monymusk Line; Three lines in Northern Ireland 1600-c.1800 (Cromey/Cromie); The Glassaugh Line; The Tullibody Line; The Fetternear Line; The Colony of Massachusetts line from Northern Ireland c.1720; One major line of the Abercrombies who went to Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia et al; and eventually to about 34 of the United States to settle; Canada and Australia.

How we are descendents of the Templar Knights.

Our French Connection.

The Crombie/Abercrombie Crests and their meanings.

Crombie Castle/Kinnairdy House.

The Monymusk Reliquary and our connection.

My critique of the way the Innes family over 500 years muddied the historical records so that we could not find our real roots.

Bios of many past members of the family.

To see inside any of the contents just click on the title and it will open up for you.

Knights Templar

In c.1125CE King David I of Scotland invited members of the Knights Templar to come to his newly united Scotland to help in setting up a new system similar to the one set up by William of Normandy in England sixty years before. 

One of those Knights was Seogneur de Cromey from Burgundy.  He came from a family whose surname was MORIN, Cromey was a Title held by the first of that family to come to Scotland and it is from this that our surname was formed.

Geoffroy Morin, French Templar Knight Twelfth Century

Geoffroy Morin was Marshal of the Knights Templar during the mastership of Gerard of Ridefort, the tenth Grand Master of the Knights Templar (1185 – 1189). The date of his departure for the Holy Land and his entry into the Order of the Temple are unknown. From 1187 he was appointed as Commander of the Order in Tyre; he was appointed Marshal of the Order by Gerard of Ridefort in 1188 and was taken prisoner by the Muslims during the Battle of Hattin.

In 1189 he took part in the Siege of Acre where he died alongside Gerard of Ridefort and eighteen other Templars. According to a contemporary poem, Morin died carrying the Baucent.  Baucent (bauceant, baussant, etc.) was the name of the war flag (vexillum belli) used by the Knights Templar in the 12th and 13th centuries.

You can find the full story if you click onto the Family Crest.  This has other very intresting information about the family, including out connection with the Monymusk reliquary and much more.



by Carmel Margaret (Crombie) Dahl  MMXXII

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Family Trees

Updated: Apr 30

The Main Trunk and its Branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland:

This is the Main Trunk began in Banffshire in c.1125 and then went to Perthshire in 1400 before going back to Banffshire in 1600.

Family Tree Main Trunk
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First Branch, Fife, began in Fife with the same person as the Main Branch around the same time, c1125.

Family Tree for Fife
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Second Branch was begun in 1314/5 and is called Monymusk Branch, it was at Forglen, Banffshire.

Family Tree for Monymusk
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Third Branch was when the youngest member of the main branch went to Antrim and his sons began three branches in Northern Ireland after 1620

Family Tree for Northern Ireland Lines
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Fourth Branch is in Aberdeenshire and was called Fetternear Branch: It continues with family members from the Main Trunk who live and work in Aberdeenshire, which includes the Woolen Mills Family in Aberdeen.

Family Tree for Fetternear Line
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Fifth Branch was back in Banffshire and was called Glassaugh Branch.

Family Tree for the Glassaugh Line.docx
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Sixth Branch was called Tullibody and it was in Clackmanackshire, now Sterlingshire.

Family Tree for the Tullibody Line
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The family that remained in France: This covers the branch of the family with the title Seigner de Cromey: The Family Tree in France, : Berbis; Cromey, Morin: 1435-ongoing.

Family Tree for the French Connection
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Branches of the family tree which began in North America:

These cover the Scots Irish/Crombies who settled in the Massachusetts Colony; an Abercrombie line which goes from Virginia to South Carolina and eventually most of the United States of America; another Abercrombie line which line which is mainly South carolina, Georgia and other Southern States of the United States of America; the first sub-branch of the Fife Line, Abercrombie, which also goeos to the South-Eastern states of the United States; a branch of the Tullibody line which went to Baltimore, Virginia, the Carolinas and ended up in Illinois; another Abercrombie line which began in Baltimore; a line which possibly comes from Fife. There are also two Crombie lines from Northern Ireland to Canada.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire Family Trees North America.
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Branch Seven Virginia, South Carolina et al.
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Sub-branch of the Tullibody line.docx
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First sub-branch of the Fife Branch South Carolina and Georgia
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Robert born and died in Baltimore line..docx
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Possible a sub-branch of the Fife Line.docx
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Sub-branch Three from Dungiven N.I. to Canada, Australia, .docx
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Sub-branch two from Dungiven N.I. to Canada,
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The following lines go to Australia: I have incorporated them so that they follow on in the order listed as I am running out of space here.

Crombie to the Colony of South Australia from County Down N.I.; then Cromie to Victoria from the same family in County Down; Crombie from Fife to Western Queensland via Victoria; Cromie to Warrnambool, Victoria from Dungiven, N.I.; Cromey/Crombie to Victorian goldfields from Dungiven N.I.; then Crombie to Queensland from Dungiven via Greenock, Scotland.

Sub Branch One Robert goes to S.A.
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Sub-Branches Two and Three Robert goes to Victoria, Australia from Robert's Line in Nort
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Sub-branch Four from Dungiven N.I. to Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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Sub-branch Five from Dungiven N.I. to Greenock, Scotland.
. then Brisbane, Queensland, Aust
Sub-branch Six from Dungiven N.I. to Gippsland, and The Goldfields of Victoria, Australia
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