Clan Montgomery Badge, Scottish Lowland Clan

Clan Montgomery Badge, Scottish Lowland Clan

SKU: CLAN0071

Clan Montgomery is a Lowland Scottish clan. The Montgomeries emigrated from Wales to Scotland in the 12th century as vassals of the FitzAlans. The family derives its surname from lands in Wales, likely from the Honour of Montgomery which was located near the Shropshire lands of the FitzAlans.

The earliest member of the clan in Scotland was Robert of Montgomery, and the earliest possessions of the clan (in Scotland) was Eaglesham, in Renfrewshire. Members of the clan are recorded in the late 13th century Ragman Rolls, but it is not until the 14th century when the family rose in prominence, through a dynastic marriage with the Eglinton family. Through this marriage the clan acquired the Eglinton estates; the clan also acquired the lands of the Ardrossan family.

When the second Earl of Eglinton, chief of Clan Montgomery was released after the battle of Langside he had tried to secure the safety and toleration of Catholics in the wake of the Reformation. Ironically, his daughter Lady Margaret married Robert Seton of the Clan Seton, the 1st Earl of Winton who was a loyal Covenanter during the Civil War and did not accept the religious policies of Charles I of England. He did however accept Charles II of England and was made a colonel of the King's Lifeguard of Cavalry. He was later captured at Dumbarton and was not released unto after the restoration in 1660.

Alexander Seton took his mother's maiden name of Montgomery and became the 6th Earl of Eglinton. He was a Protestant supporter of King Charles II. He was imprisoned by General Monck for his Royalist sympathies in 1659. In 1628 another branch of the Scottish Montgomerys settled in the north of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland and 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein came from this line.

During the Jacobite Uprisings the Clan Montgomery supported the British government. 

Perhaps the most famous of all the Montgomerys was Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, who was a senior British Army officer during the Second World War. Bernard Montgomery, nicknamed "Monty", was born into an Ulster Scots 'Ascendancy' family from Inishowen, from a line of Scottish Montgomerys who settled in Ulster in the north of Ireland in 1628. He commanded the British Eighth Army through many campaigns on the African continent and Europe. He was in command of all Allied ground forces during the Battle of Normandy (Operation Overlord), from D-Day on 6 June 1944 until 1 September 1944. He then continued in command of the 21st Army Group for the rest of the North West Europe campaign, including Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Plunder. By the end of the war, troops under Montgomery's command had taken part in the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket, liberated the Netherlands, and captured much of north-west Germany. On 4 May 1945, Montgomery accepted the German surrender at Lüneburg Heath.


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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    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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