Clan Chisholm

A Border clan.

The name Chisholm is said to be derived from the Middle English cheese meadow.

The hamlet of Chisholme is in the parish of Roberton, Roxburghshire and Roxburgh is regarded by any as being the home of the Chisholms.

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There is evidence that the Chisholmes took an active part in hostilities during the times of the Border Reivers. 

They were a strong Catholic family and were involved in the Risings of 1715 and 1745, in support of Prince Charles.

The Clan fought for the Prince at Culloden where 30 of the Clan were killed.  After the battle Charles wandered the Highlands, and some of his few companions were Chisholmes.

After the 1745 Uprising there came a time of persecution and forced clearances. Many clansmen emigrated, some voluntarily, many by force.

A Chisholme website: