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Cathcart Clan

The lands of Cathcart take their name from the River Cart in Renfrewshire (‘caeth-cart’ means ‘straight of cart’).

The founder of the Cathcart clan appears to have been Rainaldus de Kathcart who, in 1178, can be traced to a charter of the King’s steward at Paisley Abbey.

The historic seat of the Cathcart clan is at Cathcart Castle in Glasgow, a now destroyed castle – the remains of which were pulled down in 1980.

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Septs:
Motto: I HOPE TO SPEED
Translation: I HOPE TO SPEED
Crest: A dexter hand couped above the wristed and erect, Proper.