Fellowship of Isis
Fellowship of Isis Central Foundation Center
Homepage Archive


What's New!

Our Blog


Introduction
Manifesto - Ethics
Join FOI



Foundation Center
Circle of Brigid
Castle Events


Letters & Announcements


Bookstore


Online Library
Liturgy & Other Books
Lawrence's Works
The Call of Isis



Goddess Art Gallery


FOI Audio Gallery


Castle Photo Gallery


FOI Founders
Olivia
Lawrence
Pamela



FOI History
Historic Photos


Other Resources
Juno Covella
FOI Prayers
Monthly Oracle



FOI Societies
College of Isis
Spiral of the Adepti
FOI Priesthood
Druid Clan of Dana
Noble Order of Tara
Muses Symposium
Center Guidelines



FOI Centers & Networking


Solitary & New Members



Contact / FAQ

Search this site

About this site

Donate



Fellowship of Isis key
This Fellowship of Isis website has been authorized by the FOI Foundation Center: Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy, Eire


Clan Donnachaidh - Robertson
Barony of Strathloch

Olivia Robertson shares:
            "I enclose two photos of the Coat of Arms of the Barony of Strathloch, conferred on my brother by the Chief Herald of Ireland at Dublin Castle. In case people query the very basis of our Gaelic (Scota II) claim and the Barony with its court, which is the ground of the Order of Tara - I feel both these documents are important. Only a Baron can have Supporters. Derry chose of course 2 mermaids (proper) as Robertsons came from the Orkney Islands - having left Ireland.

            Validation is important and these are the original parchment documents which I photographed myself. They have, alas moved the Chief Herald of Ireland's office out of the historical Dublin Castle, so these are among the last issued from there by the late Chief Herald Gerald Slevin. I think the Coat of Arms, painted by the Herald's official Artist (Mrs. O'Shea) looks like Isis and Nepthys at either end of the prone Osiris. He represents the "Chained Man" captured by the Robertsons to benefit James I of Scotland - but the Chained Man is held to be a great honour to have on your arms. Why? I believe it is a disguised representation of the Horned God with his ivy binding hands and feet. The sacrificed Green Man. They were up to all sorts in ancient Scotland. The ladies would be Melusine who had a reptilian tail and a Selkie Seal-maiden." (Sept. 9, 1999)

Coat-of-Arms Motto:
Ramis Micat Radix
"The root glitters in its branches"


Charter © Baron of Strathloch
Please do not reproduce.

            "The Chained Man Proper (i.e. naked) was given by James to the Robertsons of the day for catching a Rebel. . .Note Derry's Supporters - Mer-women. As we are descended from Lady Godiva who rode through Coventry naked they are suitable. Goda is the female equivalent for God in Saxon." (Jan. 3, 2000)


Coat-of-Arms © Baron of Strathloch
Please do not reproduce.


Additional Note: Alexander Reid, younger son of John Reid, styled 4th Baron of Strathloch, assumed the name of Robertson, at the same time as his elder brother John Reid, styled 5th Baron Rua of Strathloch, who in 1567, m. his cousin Marjory, dau. of John Robertson of Lude, and thereupon assumed the name of Robertson, and was ancestor of the succeeding barons Rua (a title which continued to be borne until this, the elder line, became extinct in 1807), and also of the Robertsons of Cray and of West and East Bleaton.

"History of the Landed Gentry in Ireland"
By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., 1899.


Noble Order of Tara Pages:

Noble Order of Tara Initiation System

NOT Overview

Applying to a NOT Priory

Founding and Managing a NOT Priory

Oracle of the Goddess Tara

Guidelines for all Centers

Noble Order of Tara Publications






© Copyright
All Rights Reserved.