Crest: A dexter hand holding up a dagger paleways Proper
Motto: This is our Charter
Origin of Name: Placename, France
Seat: Gosford House, East Lothian
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Wemyss & March KT
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Chartres the Northern French city famous for its Gothic cathedral is claimed as the origin of this name. One of the sons of a Lord of Chartres was believed to have come over to England during the Norman conquests and it is believed that one of his descendants traveled north to Scotland with David I, settling in the Borders. In a charter dated 1174 to the Abbey of Kelso there appears the name ‘de Carnoto’ which may be a Latin version of the name.
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