Origins of Clan Davidson
1300 - “Sapienter Si Sincere” meaning “wisely if sincerely” Clan Davidson Motto. Before the 1300’s the most powerful family Scotland had ever known were the Comyns, dominating the Grampians, Buchan and Moray (Northeast Scotland). The Davidsons were one of the earliest Clans to join the mighty Clan Chattan, a powerful group of Clans renowned throughout Scotland's history.
John the Red Coymn
1269 – 1306 - Lord of Badenoch and Lord of Lochaber, was a Scottish nobleman who was an important figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was Guardian of Scotland during the Second Interregnum 1296–1306. He is best known for having been stabbed to death by the future king Robert the Brus of Scotland before the altar at the church of the Greyfriars at Dumfries
Battle of Invernahoven
1370 - Clan Davidson is nearly destroyed losing their Chief and seven of his sons plus a large number of fellow clan members. The Battle of Invernahoven was a Scottish clan battle between the Clan Cameron and the Clan Chattan, a union of 400+ warriors that consisted of the Mackintoshes, Davidsons and MacPhersons.
Battle of North Inch
1396 - After years of continuous feuding, the clans of Chattan and Cameron agree to meet in mortal combat, each sends 30 of their best warriors to face each other in a battle-to-the-death. A grandstand was constructed from which the king, Robert the Bruce (III), his queen, Annabella Drummond, other Scot nobles and a number of foreign dignitaries could view the organized event, known in Scottish history as the “Battle of the Clans.”
Battle of Red Harlaw
On July 24, 1411, it is said that one of the bloodiest battle ever fought on Scottish soil took place just outside Aberdeen, between Celtic, Gaelic speaking Highlanders and Anglo/Norman English speaking Lowlanders, at stake the very crown of Scotland. The battle is remembered as “The Red Harlaw” the word “red” referring to the great amount of blood spilled on both sides. At the Battle of Red Harlaw, the successful defense of Aberdeen is lead by Sir Robert Davidson, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, who is killed in the battle.
1440 - William Davidson marries Christina Wallace daughter of Lt Gen. Sir John Wallace and Margaret Johnstone, Sir John was the 5th of Craigie Ayrshire, Scotland and 10th of Riccarton.
Christina Wallace, she was the G-G-G-Great grand daughter of Sir John Wallace, Sheriff of Ayrshire, Laird of Elderslie, Riccarton & Craigie, and the brother of Sir William “Braveheart” Wallace