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The name is usually pronounced ‘Marchbanks’. Alexander Nisbet (a Scottish lawyer and antiquarian) asserts that the family who acquired the lands of the princess, Marjorie daughter of King Robert the Bruce,  and took her name were originally kin to the Johnston Lords of Annandale. The first known Marjoribanks, Philip “de Merioribankis de eodem,” i.e. “Marjoribanks of that Ilk,” appears in 1485 as the holder of the “five merklands of Merioribankis of ancient extent.” He was probably a Johnstone who distinguished himself from the many other Johnstones of the area by adopting this patronymic.

Clan Marjoribanks Badge

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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. The piece is hand painted with dye oxide, specifically for metal. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge. 

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