Broun of Colstoun
Broun of Colstoun - Chief’s Arm’s: Gules, a chevron between three fleur-de-lis Or
Broun of Colstoun - Chief’s Crest: A lion rampant, holding in the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis Or
As recorded in Scottish history books, David Broun of Colstoun, A.D. 1374, seals with a lion rampant, which was also used by Patrick Broun of Colstoun 1574-97.
Broun of Colstoun - Chief’s Motto: Floreat Majestas - “Let Majesty Flourish”
In 1073, Walterus Le Brun travelled from France to Scotland as the leader of a band of warriors to the aid of King Malcolm of Scotland. Documents record Walterus Le Brun as a baron from early twelfth century who flourished in Scotland. Documented as the progenitor of the Brouns of Colstoun, he was witness to an instrument of the Inquisition of the possessions of the Church of Glasgow, made by David I, Prince (Earl) of Cumberland, in 1116, in the reign of his brother, King Alexander I of Scotland.
Join us in this exciting journey, as the Brouns of Colstoun & Thornydykes reach out to all extended family members of this great bloodline and establish a place of belonging for all descendants. Consider the Broun site as a place where your history can be recorded, challenged and clarified for all members to see as we bring this great clan together again under our Clan Chief.
Our aim is to qualify the facts and create a single source of truth that can be passed from one generation to the next, promoting a family unit that allows us to support each other in heritage.
Enter our site by clicking onto the “Gathering of the Brouns”, where you’ll find updates from the Chief of the Name and Arm’s, Sir Wayne Broun. Learn about the history of the Brouns, get involved in the discussions about the links between Sir Walterus Le Brun and the Royal Family’s of France and find out more about the latest Scottish events……