x.x.x.x | Message modified by user LittleMo January 13, 2013, 10:19 am
Before I was married my maiden name was McCreadie.
My father comes from Dunoon on the river Clyde in Argyll in Scotland. Many years ago dad investigated the family and his surname and discovered that the name comes from Dal Riata which were a clan that originated from the North East of Ireland and also lived in the west of Scotland and islands.
Just now reading about the Stone of Scone I found these two items in wikipedia.
Various theories and legends exist about the stone's history prior to its residence at Scone:
Legends hold that this stone was the coronation stone of the early Dál Riata Gaels, which they brought with them from Ireland when settling Scotland.
The more historically supported story is of Fergus. As the first King of the Scots in Scotland, he is recorded to have brought the stone from Ireland to Argyll, and was crowned in it.
Fergus Mór mac Eirc was a legendary king of Dál Riata. He was the son of Erc.
While his historicity may be debatable, his posthumous importance as the founder of Scotland in the national myth of Medieval and Renaissance Scotland is not in doubt. Rulers of Scotland from Cináed mac Ailpín until the present time claim descent from Fergus Mór.
So this is only legend, not factually proven, about the stone, but it has enabled me to find out that I come from the Scottish clan from which the first King of Scotland came ! WOW
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