The Clan History
KINCAID: The name is derived from the lands of Kincaid in the Parish of Campsie in Stirlingshire. Many Kincaids, however, had early association with Edinburgh where, in the mid-1400s, they were amongst the Bailies of that city, and outwith their homelands these endured, founding the lines of Warriston, Craighouse and Over Gogar. Edward Kincaid was sheriff-depute of Edinburgh in 1521, and David Kincaid of Coittis, Constable of Edinburgh Castle in 1542. John Kincaid of Warriston was murdered at the behest of his wife in 1600, and for her part she was beheaded, while the perpetrator, a groom, was 'broken on the wheel'. In the Lennox, affairs were equally turbulent. In 1563, Malcolm Kincaid had his left arm severed during a fight with the Stirlings of Craigbarnet, and eight years later he took part in a feud with the Lennoxs' of Woodhead, the very family by whom the Kincaid inheritance would ultimately be preserved. That the Kincaids of Auchinreoch intermarried with the Buchanans of Carbeth is evidenced by their occurrence in the Buchanan family histories and, from the same source, we gather that some Kincaids entered the ministry and founded families in Ayrshire. Another family became established at Bantaskine, Stirlingshire, about 1450, and in this line was Alexander Kincaid, the Provost of Edinburgh in 1776, who served as the King's Printer and Stationer for Scotland. John Kincaid of that Ilk recorded arms in 1808, but by 1833 his family representation became merged with the principal family of Lennox when his son John recorded arms in that latter year using the hyphenated name Kincaid-Lennox, and quartered the arms. This family later became 'Peareth-Kincaid-Lennox' but have now forsaken this and resumed the representation of 'Lennox of that Ilk & Woodhead' by rematriculating the undifferenced arms in 1959. The representation of Kincaid of Kincaid was resumed in a collateral line in 1960 when the Lord Lyon granted arms with supporters to Alwyne Cecil KINCAID OF KINCAID. (Lyon Register Vol.43, fol.86).
TARTAN: Kincaid - pattern defined by scale and depainting in the 1960 matriculation of Kincaid of Kincaid.
Motto: This I'll defend
Names associated with the clan: KINKID KINCAID KINKEAD KINKAID KYNCAYD KYNKAD KYNKED KYNCAIDE KYNCADE KYNCAID
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