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The name derives from the Anglo-French ‘brise bane’ meaning ‘break bone’ or ‘bonebreaker’. The first of the name in Scotland is William Brisbone who is among the list of archers sent from Berwick to Roxburgh in 1298 and who was most probably an Englishman.


Thomas Brisbane had a charter of Litill Rothy in Aberdeenshire from Robert I.

The Brisbanes of Bishoptoun acquired the lands of Killincraig and Goga in the parish of Largs around 1400. The estate was erected into the barony of Brisbane by a Crown charter in 1695, thenceforth the family were known as Brisbane of Brisbane.

The clan acquired the Bishopton lands around 1332, building Bishopton House on them. The land passed to the Walkinshaws circa 1671, after having been held by the Brisbanes for over 400 years.

Clan Brisbane Badge, Scottish Lowland Clan

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  • Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge. 

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