Wilson Clan 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch. Motto. Semper Vigilans. Hallmarked – John Fraser – Inverness – Edinburgh 1973. The pin is in good working order.
History of Clan Wilson:
The surname is widespread throughout Scotland, and, in the north, is sometimes given as a Sept name of Clan Gunn or Clan Innes. Meanwhile, in the south of Scotland, lands at Carnwath in Lanarkshire were acquired by James Wilson in 1655. The kiltmakers William Wilson & Sons were established at Bannockburn, near Stirling in 1760.
James Wilson (1742-1798) was born in Ceres, Fife, before emigrating to America in 1765. He was a signatory of the American Declaration of Independence. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) was born in Paisley and became a weaver. His satirical verses directed at a mill-owner brought him into trouble with the law and he emigrated to America in 1794. He produced seven volumes of American Ornithology, and was a maternal ancestor of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America.Andrew Wilson (1780-1845) was a pupil of the painter Alexander Nasmyth. He became Master of the Trustees’ Academy, Edinburgh. John Wilson (1785-1854) wrote under the name of Christopher North. He was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Robert Wilson (1800-82) was born in Dunbar and was associated with the invention of the screw propeller for ships.
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