This is the Facebook group for Clan Ewing: www.clanewing.uk
If anyone is interested in a personalized shirt or decal made with pride by Ewing hands, pm me and I will be glad to accommodate your need to the very best of our ability! Thanks AUDACITER!!
Sandie Ewing Wilson:
Interesting I live in Canada can you send it here? (3 days ago)Susan Moon:
I'd like to see what you have! 1 (2 days ago)
My dad, Charlie Eutal Ewing RIP
Very handsome. 1 (2 days ago)Kimberly Ewing:
You took the words right out of my mouth Susan Moon (2 days ago)Michael Ewing:
Well....he is/was a Ewing😉 (2 days ago)Kimberly Ewing:
Lol yeah we definitely got that going for us (2 days ago)Michael Ewing:
My wife swears we favor (2 days ago)Lisa Kent:
y'all do 2 (2 days ago)Michael Ewing:
I got his grey eyes for sure 1 (2 days ago)Kimberly Ewing:
I ended up with those crazy hazel eyes (2 days ago)Michael Ewing:
It's a gift (2 days ago)Michael Ewing:
Mood eyes, grey, blue, green lol (2 days ago)
My Grandfather Jack Winston Ewing (Dub) RIP
Jody Jeanece Ewing:
My grand paw <3 (2 days ago)Susan Moon:
What was he like? (2 days ago)Lisa Kent:
my baby was a good man fun to (2 days ago)
This is what my wife is currently designing for my personalized t-shirt, black shirt w/white vinyl!
What we need for HBP (High Bloody Pressure) ????? Dr just prescription me "Lisinopril"..... Shall I take those or not ???? Its unopened I start plan take one in morning ???
Jeannine Ewing McKenna:
How many mg's are your meds? It's a medication that treats High Blood Pressure /HBP and it's also for ppl that are at risk for a heart attack. (4 days ago)Nancy Porter:
I take them every day since I got heart stints. It helps your heart work more efficiently and keeps it from overworking. I have no problem with it. I'm a Med aide and it is a common prescription. (4 days ago)Rachel Reinholm:
I'm not usually for medications but for high blood pressure, you should take something, otherwise mini strokes are possible and it can affect your memory. Just be sure they used an appropriate arm cuff size. My husband was told he had high blood pressure and they wanted to give him meds, but turned out the cuff was too small so it gave an inaccurate reading. After the right cuff was used, turns out he was fine. (3 days ago)
THE EWING ARMS AND CREST
First off, the difference between the arms and the crest: ‘Coat of Arms’ is the term used to describe the ‘full achievement’ of arms, incorporating shield, motto and crest (and, in some cases, supporters). When the full achievement is illustrated, the crest will be shown on top of a helmet, which is the original function of the crest. Heraldry was developed to distinguish armoured knights on the battlefield, and the helmet-crest and shield both declared the bearer’s identity.
A coat of arms belongs to a specific individual or armiger, not to a family, but is inherited by the eldest male heir. Daughters and second sons can also inherit a version of their father’s coat of arms, but it will be distinguished by Differences. In Scottish heraldry, these Marks of Difference are assigned according to detailed rules. The child of a Scottish armiger may not usually choose to adopt another Coat of Arms (the exceptions being where they have inherited another Coat of Arms from their maternal line or from their wife’s family, in which case they must also take on the surname associated with their arms). Whenever a new Scottish Coat of Arms is awarded, the shield will closely resemble other shields for the same family or surname.
Just as the crest and shield traditionally distinguished knights on the battlefield, so their followers sometimes wore distinctive badges. These could be temporary ‘field signs’ (often plants plucked from the surrounding countryside) but they could have a more lasting significance as with the pods of broom sported by followers of the Plantagenets (from the Latin for broom, planta genista). Sometimes, the same symbol worn by the knight as a crest was also worn by his followers as their badge. In Scottish heraldry, the tradition today is for clansfolk to use the crest surrounded by a ‘strap-and-buckle’ inscribed with the motto; this Crest Badge may be worn by anyone in the clan.
The Ewing arms are first recorded in the Workman Armorial, dated 1566, where a shield is shown labelled Ewing. The Workman Armorial does not record crests, so the omission of a crest here is not significant.
The arms next appear in Nisbet’s "A System of Heraldry" of 1722 (as shown here) associated with the family of Ewing of Craigtoun, descended from the Ewings of Keppoch. The shield is undifferenced from the version recorded in the Workman Armorial, suggesting that this family represented the chiefly line (although a sasine of John Ewing of Keppoch indicates that they were descended from a ‘younger son of the family’). Here the crest and motto are recorded for the first time, but it seems reasonable to assume that they had formed part of the original grant of arms. One further point to note is that the whole of the demi-lion including tongue and claws must be red - blue tongue and claws indicates the crest of the Orr-Ewings and belong only to their particular branch of the clan.
The crest and motto have long been acknowledged by Ewings in America, being apparently recorded by Dr. John Ewing of the University of Pennsylvania (1732-1802), who understood the full achievement to have belonged to his own ‘Scottish ancestors’. Dr. John Ewing was himself only two generations away from Scotland: his father Nathaniel was born in Londonderry in 1693, where his grandfather had apparently settled after leaving Scotland. Another American illustration of the Ewing arms bears the name of Maskell Ewing (see copy enclosed). Maskell’s father Thomas Ewing was born in Londonderry in 1695; Thomas’s father Capt. Findley Ewing was apparently born in Scotland c.1650, and might possibly have been the elder brother of the ancestor of the Ewings of Keppoch. Findley was the brother of Dr. John Ewing’s grandfather, so these two lines are very closely related. Thus, although the first record of the Ewing crest and motto occurs in Scotland in 1722, the second and third records would both appear to be from America.
I presented this evidence for the traditional crest and motto in a letter of 2015 and, in an email of 2016, I was advised on behalf of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, that the Ewing arms “are in progress at Lyon Court.” It may be that, on the appointment of a chief, Lyon Court will simply reassign the old Ewing arms. If however they decide that a new coat of arms is in order, this will closely resemble the traditional Ewing arms, because all arms within a family or clan must be consistent. Whatever decisions they make regarding the Ewing arms will be based on long-standing heraldic traditions. I expect that, before the arms are finally allocated, there will be a chance for further consultation but, in the meantime, it may be wisest to limit our interventions to a minimum, and allow Lyon Court to establish the arms on the basis of evidence and tradition.
Thank you so much for your leadership. Only two more days and I leave for Scotland on a long planned trip with my sister to visit the castle ruins. My cup runneth over! 5 (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
Love it! (4 days ago)Danny Ewing:
Would look great in color (4 days ago)Callum Ewan:
Really interesting. I like to think that battles would have taken ages whilst everyone flicked through their crest encyclopedias to find out who they were supposed to fight. :) 1 (4 days ago)Donnie S. Ewing:
John, thanks for your work and keeping the clan informed. Have a blessed day today. 2 (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
Thank you for the detailed response. Now I don't have to research myself😁 though I will probably do some doodling. It would be great, imo, if a revision is granted, because of the headless nature of the clan for such a long time. My choice would be to weave in something representative of the diligence that's gone into this monumental correction of history. We are here, and always have been. 2 (4 days ago)Carol Ewing McLary:
Interesting information, Thor. I haven't seen any explanation as detailed as this one. It's good having a historian for a cousin! :) 1 (3 days ago)
So, for really...in anticipation of being granted permission to have a new Clan Chief, I want to start working on a Crest for our new clan chief. I can only do what inspiration strikes me. If you would like to collaborate, or offer suggestions for design, please post here. We have a couple years, yeah? I think this thing needs doing.
Why do we need a new crest and clan chief? (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
We need a new clan chief because we don't technically have one. We don't need a new crest but that traditionally the crest belongs to the clan chief. The one we are using now is ancient and awesome. The whole topic is good for discussion, IMO. (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
John Thor Ewing is our clan chief. (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
Okay, I am behind the times. I thought it wasn't official until 2019. If so, since Clan Ewing has been without a clan chief for so many years, it's why I want to consider creating a new one. (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
I suggest you check with him. 1 (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
This is what he wrote on another thread, and where I got the idea: "A clan crest comes from the coat of arms of the chief. In our case, we don't currently have a chief and, as there has been no official record of the arms of the Ewing chiefs since the start of Lyon Register in 1672, no arms are currently assigned. This means that there can be no officially recognised crest until the appointment of a new chief (the Ewing Family Association is looking to organise a Clan Convention in 2019 to fix this)." - John Thor Ewing (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
I'd love to attend the convention! 1 (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
RIGHT??? We have 2 years to plan :D (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
This is my reference point: 1 (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
YES. We are on the same page! As far as we are concerned, he's it, but the Scottish Lyon Court hasn't yet accepted it. 1 (4 days ago)Rick Ewing:
Are you confusing the new "crest" with a new"coat of arms"? They aren't the same. 2 (4 days ago)John Thor Ewing:
I'll put together a post about the coat of arms and the crest shortly. Just to clarify on my own position as Commander, it is for a period of five years from 13 October 2014, and empowers me "to do and perform all acts and functions proper to the Commander of the said Clan in the personal absence of the Hereditary Chief thereof, in the same manner and to the same effect as if he had been specially appointed and instructed by such Hereditary Chief". 3 (4 days ago)Cecele Cox:
Thanks for the clarification, John Thor! (4 days ago)John Thor Ewing:
Thank you, Deb, for your offer of help here. I hope my new post will explain why I don't feel able to take you up on this, at least, not for now. 1 (4 days ago)Deb Ewing:
Roger that! Also I should say that we're I to design something and nobody wanted it, I'd really not mind at all. It might become a new tattoo ;) 2 (4 days ago)
I just want to verify before using it, is the Crest image (Audaciter) shown above copyright free? I'd like to put the emblem on my newest album's artwork...
Dude. What kind of Ewing question is that? Ya fecking do it, and if there's a scuttle, you broadcast it and switch to Reviresco :D 1 (6 days ago)Bobbi DeSart:
I don't believe it is. John Thor Ewing? (6 days ago)Bobbi DeSart:
To be more clear, I believe it is copywrite free. 2 (6 days ago)Bobbi DeSart:
Oh, and please post a link to the album when it's available so we can purchase it. 2 (6 days ago)Deb Ewing:
I feel we should be allowed some input in the production. You'll thank me later ;) (6 days ago)Steven Ewing:
I don't know if anything said on the Lord Lyon website has any "force of law" in Scotland or any other country, but here is the page on "Coats of Arms": www.lyon-court.com/lordlyon/216.181.html
And on Clan Crests: www.lyon-court.com/lordlyon/controller?p_service=Content.show&p_applic=CCC&pContentID=242 2 (6 days ago)John Thor Ewing:
Short answer: Yes, it's copyright free. 2 (6 days ago)John Thor Ewing:
Longer answer: If someone makes an image of a heraldic crest, they would usually have copyright in their own artwork. This image is based on one from an old book (but found online without proper references), where it is labelled 'Ewing of Keppoch' (the Ewings of Keppoch lived at Keppoch House, Dumbartonshire, in the 1600's, and appear to have used the undifferenced arms as awarded in 1566). I tidied it up for use here and elsewhere (I've uploaded another version here without the background) but I do not claim any copyright in the image.
There is a complication, although it has nothing to do with copyright: A clan crest comes from the coat of arms of the chief. In our case, we don't currently have a chief and, as there has been no official record of the arms of the Ewing chiefs since the start of Lyon Register in 1672, no arms are currently assigned. This means that there can be no officially recognised crest until the appointment of a new chief (the Ewing Family Association is looking to organise a Clan Convention in 2019 to fix this). That's why the image displayed on the clan profile is labelled 'Ewing of Keppoch and Craigtoun' (the Ewings of Craigtoun were descended from the Ewings of Keppoch), as an acknowledgement that we can't legitimately claim it as the clan badge, or at least not yet. 8 (6 days ago)Blake Ewing:
Thank you all so much for the information! 2 (6 days ago)Kathy Olsen Levinger:
Here is my family's coat of arms. 1 (6 days ago)Frank Ewing:
Looks like we have the same one.. 1 (6 days ago)Jeannine Ewing McKenna:
Yes, me too. Well, so did my sister and I. It looks like the same one that was shown months ago. Thor, I'm confused now. John Thor Ewing, I'm use to calling you just Thor...lol.😄 (4 days ago)