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Contents;

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.

 

900 YEARS OF ABERCROMBY/CROMBIE FAMILY HISTORY

by Carmel Margaret (Crombie) Dahl  MMXXII

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Our family came from Knights Templar

Updated: Sep 26, 2023


This tunnel in Acre was dug and built by the Knights templar during their time in Acre and it was the way they tried to escape when they were under siege 1189CE.

Monument in white marble by Richard Westmacott to General Ralph Abercromby, 1734-1801, in St Paul's Cathedral, London. Monument depicts Abercromby being fatally wounded, on horseback, at the Battle of Alexandria with a kilted member of the 42nd Highland Regiment of Foot supporting him, above the figure of a dying French soldier to indicate the British victory. The sculptural group is on a pedestal flanked by two sphinxes, all on a plinth.

You will find Sir Ralph and his family on the Family Tree of Tullibody. There is also a bio (with others) of his military career as an appendix to this site. He was buried in Malta at the Citadel of the Templars.


Below is how I researched the family and found what I believe is real proof that our predecessors were Knights Templar and therefore many members of the family are still members of the York Rite of the Masonic Lodge.

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