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Some important places for the Maclaren Clan, associated with the Lawsons

Motto: Creag an Tuirc (The boar's rock)

Here is the Boar's Rock: Creag an Tuirc

"During the Wars of Scottish IndependenceWars of Scottish Independence
The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries....the Clan MacLaren fought for King Robert the BruceRobert I of Scotland
Robert I, King of the Scots usually known in modern English as Robert the Bruce was King of the Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329.... The Battle of Bannockburn was a significant Scotland victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. It was the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence.... in 1314." -- Clan Maclaren

Battle of Culloden: Bloody Culloden

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Our William Lawson (1731-1826) desired his freedom so much that he faced the British, not only in his homeland of Scotland, also in the American Revolution at King's Mountain in 1780. There is about 30 years of his life unaccounted for. It was during this time he raised his family in hiding only showing up when the colonies declared their freedom from mother England. He was in hiding because he was a run-away slave. Some call it "indentured servant". But in his case, he was a slave because he was shipped to the colonies and bound out against his will.
Thanks Bill. I hope one day they make a movie about him like Rob Roy or Braveheart. I especially like the tale of the dogs tail on his plate.

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