Clan Abernethy History

abernethy_img_historyThe earliest record of this name is that of an abbott of the Strathearn Monastery of Abernethy in Perthshire in the 12th century. His son was Orm de Abernethy, also an abbott who witnessed a Charter of William the Lion. There were Abernethies living in Upper Lauderdale in the 13th century. In 1399, John of Abrenethy, a knight of Scotland was given safe conduct in England as was George Abrnnete in 1465.

Lord Abernethy was one of three people who originally sought refuge at the church of Lesmahagow in Lanarkshire, where they were granted protection of the church and ‘the Kings Peace’, granted by David I.
Various spellings of the name include Abernethy, Abrenethy, Abrnnete, Haberinthan, Abirnythy, Albirnyth, Abernethi, Abernetti, Ebbernet, and Habernethi.

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