Clinkscales Family in America

October 30, 2016

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genealogy of clinkscales family
nograyareas60064 (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sylvester clinkscales, Mary Ann Scott, Isabella Clinkscales

Good Evening to all,My name is Robert Clinkscales and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I recently attended a family reunion in Chicago, Illinois and was informed their is a great abundance if mixture of races from black Americans to Cherokee Indians.

So with my curiosity I’m seeking to find out about our family history and talking with some of the older family members the family lived in Anderson, South Carolina.

The grandparents are Sylvester and Julia Clinkcales (maiden name is Rice). My curiosity was further aroused when I met a guy who is white from South Carolina who lives in Anderson south Carolina and said a relative by the name of “Pru Clinkscales” married a black female, but didn’t know her name.

At this recent reunion which was my first, I met some Clinkscales from New Jersey as well who knew a “Lamar Clinkscales from Anderson, South Carolina. I also met a woman who attends college and received tuition money because she was able to prove that she could trace her family line through the Indian Rolls of the Natchcez/Choctaw/Cherokee/Mexican off the Choctaw Reservation.

The great great grandmother was “Isabella Clinkscales” on the grandmother’s side. Also their was a “Mary Ann Scott, Seminole”, on the Seminole Reservation and was able to obtain her enrollment number!

So I hope you can see why i’m curious…I thank you for any information, you can send regarding our family tree ..thank you!

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Re: Clinkscales Tartan… or lack of one
Paula Clinkscales Newbeck (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jul 2003 4:08AM GMT
Classification: Query


Forgot to add a few bits of info. What I have found in my research is that Clinkscales means one of two things… either it’s a job orientated name for someone who made chain mail. The chinking of scales onto hard leather to make a chain mail suit. Or…. it’s believed to be for the land owned near a town near Coldingham Berwickshire Scotland. Since the motto, crest and coat of arms all mention some sort of mail I put my faith into the first explanation of the surname.

I also forgot to tell you what the coat of arms is. Without being hugely technical….(each part of the coat of arms has it’s own meaning as do each of the colors associated with each part) it is an Esquire’s helmet azure surmounted by two lances in black in a St. Andrew’s cross. Two red pennons drape down the sides. The helmet is for knightly duty, the lances are for bravery in battle, the black for grief, and the red pennons are awarded for gallantry, constantcy and dedication to duty.I’ll email you the full description if you want it.Paula

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Clinkscales Tartan… or lack of one
paula clinkscales newbeck (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jun 2003 2:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clinkscales

James,Sorry to disappoint but there is no Clinkscales family tartan. The surname originated in and around Berwickshire, East Lothian and Midlothian Scotland. (Edinburgh area) Earliest recording was in the book of Retours in 1600, and the surname is also mentioned in the Rolls of Caleverock which was an accounting of all known coats of arms in the area at the time.

The county of Berwick has a tartan all of it’s own, which if memory serves me right was designed by school children of the county in the early 1980’s. The surname Clinkscales is one of many family names given leave to wear the tartan as thier own. It was not common for the lowland counties to even wear tartans it was more commonplace in the highlands. Regardless if you are looking for a sample of the tartan you can look for the Berwick tweed on the internet sites for a sample. It isn’t for the faint of heart!

I can tell you there is a family motto, crest and coat of arms. The family motto for Clinkscales is “Manu Forti”, which is latin for with a strong hand. The crest for Clinkscales is a dexter hand embowed in mail holding a sword proper. The crest is the family circle that looks like a belt in a circle with a picture inside. The coat of arms is a bit more intricate… if you’d like a description for it just let me know. I haven’t been able to find a picture of it anywhere as it’s only been described in the rolls of Caleverock, and not anywhere else that I can find. I’ve written to the Court of Lord Lyons in Scotland that awards the coat of arms and bestows them on families to see if I can get a picture of it and to whom it was awarded to.

I hope I’ve answered your question. If you have anymore please feel free to email or leave another post. :o)

— Paula

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Re: genealogy of clinkscales family
Kelli Clinkscales Burnett (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2002 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Query

I grew up less than 40 miles from the Broadway plantation owned by the Clinkscales family in Anderson County. My grandfather still owns a portion of this land. I have been in contact with an African American Clinkscales from this same area who told me her ancestor was a slave on this plantation who took the Clinkscales name. This was common practice, and as the family owned many slaves during the height of slavery this would help to explain the diverse backgrounds of the Clinkscales name. There is still a large population of Clinkscales in Anderson county, both caucasian and African American. This is the first time that I have heard of a Native American background for this family, but I am not surprised that there is one. I am happy to share any info that I have.

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Clinkscales Surname, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Clinkscales Early Origins

The surname Clinkscales was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Clinkscales Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.


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Family Crests and Coats of Arms by House of Names

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Family Crest Image (JPG) Heritage Series – 300 DPI — Clinkscales family coat of arms

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[Report Excerpt] Re: list of clinkscales – — posted online in 2008

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Descendants of Adam Clinkscales

Generation No. 11.ADAM1 CLINKSCALES was born Abt. 1684 in Glasgow,Scotland, and died Bef. Jun 1730 in Maryland.

He married MARY PRENTON 1719 in Glasgow,Scotland.

She died Abt. 1760.

Burial: may be buried at Durham Parish Church Cemetery in Maryland
Immigration: Abt. 1718, Port Tobacco,MD

Burial: Charles Co.,MD

Marriage: 1719, Glasgow,Scotland

2.       i.       ADAM CLINKSCALES2 JR., b. Abt. 1720, Glasgow,Scotland; d. 1794, Charles Co.,MD.

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