- The Court of The Lord Lyon
A Scottish Clan without a chief is like a fish without water. For 200 years Clan Cunningham has been without a chief to lead us since the death of the last chief in 1796.
Fortunately the last four chiefs were unified in their designation of a female line as heirs should their male-heir line fail, and we have found the eldest descendant of that line.
Therefore it it time to have him recognized by the Crown through Lord Lyon and take the leadership in Clan Cunningham.
We the members, associates and supporters of Clan Cunningham's desire to have their candidate for Chief, William Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore, recognized by Lord Lyon.
Robert William Bontine Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore is the eldest surviving descendent from the 12th Earl of Glencairn and Chief of Clan Cunningham. In 1796, his ancestor, Robert Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore, as eldest surviving son of Lady Margaret Cunninghame, eldest daughter of the 12th Chief, from her marriage to Nicol Graham of Gartmore, received the ancestral estate, undifferenced arms and name of Cunninghame upon the death of her nephew, the last Earl of Glencairn and Chief of Cunningham by entail of the 12th Earl. He bears the undifferenced arms of the Earls of Glencairn and Chiefs of Cunningham. His line of descent was chosen as heir by the lasts Chiefs and as such we clan members, associates and supporters request that he be recognized as our Chief of Cunningham.
He is also descended from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland and Edward the I, King of England.
The Recognition of Cunningham Chief petition to The Court of The Lord Lyon was written by Leslie Kenyon and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.