Clans have played a significant role in Scotland’s history and culture. Clans were particularly prominent in the Scottish Highlands, though they also existed in other regions of Scotland.
Since the mid-1200s, the Kincaids have been celebrated as a Scottish baronial family. The leaders of the family were known as the Lairds of Kincaid. Although much of the early family history remains shrouded in the mists of time, we can provide a brief account of our recent chiefs and the journey of how our family was recognized as a Gaelic clan.
John Kincaid officially registered his Arms and Supporters and was recognized as the chief of the Kincaid name on 29th June 1808.
Following John Kincaid of Kincaid, his son John Lennox Kincaid Lennox succeeded him and became the legal representative of both the Kincaid and Lennox families on June 12th, 1833.
However, John Lennox Kincaid Lennox passed away without any male heirs, leading to the Kincaid of Kincaid name and arms becoming dormant.
Alwyne Cecil Peareth Kincaid Lennox's petition was granted, and he received recognition as the chief of the name Kincaid on March 30th, 1960.
After Alwyne Cecil Kincaid of Kincaid, his niece Heather Veronica Peareth Kincaid Lennox succeeded him on August 16th, 1988.
Subsequently, Madam Heather Veronica Kincaid of Kincaid was succeeded by her granddaughter, Arabella Jane Kincaid Lennox, on January 26th, 2001.
Currently, our Clan Chief is Madam Arabella Kincaid of Kincaid, who resides in Shropshire, England, near the border of Wales.
Matriculation Document for Chief Arabella Kincaid of Kincaid
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