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Tartan Details - Jacobite - 1850

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Jacobite - 1850" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1835
STWR ref: 1835
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1850
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Other
Registration notes: Details from W and A Smith's 'Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland', pub. 1850. The authors state that this pattern was taken from a silk scarf or plaid manufactured in 1712 but for which they offer no evidence beyond the family tradition of the unnamed lady said to have owned it when they were writing in 1850. Apparently based on the Smiths’ claim, W & AK Johnston state (1896), again without any evidence, that this tartan was adopted by the Jacobites prior to the ’15.
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