" From the lone shieling of the misty island, mountains divide us, and the waste of seas;
yet still the blood is strong, the heart is highland and we, in dreams behold the hebrides"
In the course of my research into my clan Sutherland genealogy I have collected a considerable amount of information about the history of the county of Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. My ancestors lived and worked in small communities and try as I may, I was unsuccessful in finding any information on the web about these places. Hopefully now, the following web pages may be helpful to others whose ancestors came from this beautiful and sometimes tragic county in the highlands of Scotland.
Overlooking Loch Fleet are the ruins of this thirteenth century castle. Some of the most dramatic stories in the history of Sutherland surround this ancient site.
Proncy Farm and Castle
The earliest history of Proncy castle is obscure but it seems it was originally a motte of the early norman period.
Nova Scotian / Waipu Scot's
Although my Sutherland family did not venture to New Zealand with these pioneers, I am sure that the passengers lists and other information found here will be very helpful to descendants of these hardy highlanders.
My Sutherland Genealogy
Take a look and check for any shared names. I would love to hear from any relatives no matter how far removed. We are scattered all over the world, the countries which I know have descendants from this branch of the Sutherlands are : Scotland, Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Please feel free to email me with any comments or additional information
that I may add to these pages.
Clan Sutherland History
Motto : Sans Peur ( without fear)
Crest : A wildcat Sitting erect
Territory: Caithness and Sutherland
Find out more about the history of Clan Sutherland and our part in the history of Scotland. From our first know ancestor, Freskin to the current Countess Elizabeth Sutherland Leveson-Gower.
The Clearances in Sutherland
The Sutherland's history is overshadowed by the clearances of 1814 to 1820 and the bitter controversy which followed them. find out more here.