Clan Young is an organization dedicated to cultivating a global spirit of kinship among those of the name Young, their descendants, and members of Clan Septs, to provide opportunities to learn more of the proud heritage of Clan Young and of Scotland, to encourage the giving of aide and hospitality to members of the Clan, and to honor our Scottish heritage and inspire in our Members and descendants the pride and spirit of our Scottish ancestors!
Clan Young is a charitable, educational, and social organization that seeks to cultivate a global spirit of kinship among those of the name Young and their descendants, provides opportunities to learn about the history of the Clan and of Scotland, and inspires in our members the pride and spirit of our Scottish ancestors.
In 1987, The “Highlander” Magazine showed “Young of Auldbar” as a Dormant Clan. Edward A. Young, III of Orlando, Florida contacted The Court Of The Lord Lyon and was given permission to convene Clan Young, and to display the Arms and Crest of Peter Young of Auldbar. Clan Young was convened on January 9, 1987 in Orlando, Florida by Edward A. Young, III and Jean W. Young. It was formally organized a year later with the election of its First Officers. The Clan Young Society became an incorporated Entity in 1994. What began as 5 members in 1987 has grown significantly since then!
The first Chief, or Head of the Young Family was Sir Peter Young (1544-1628), second son of John Young (1497-1583). Sir Peter was the Tutor to James VI of Scotland (James I of England). He had Eight Sons, and Eight Daughters. Sire Peter’s Eldest Son, James Young of Innerechtie was Father to Peter Young of Easter Seton, and the purchaser of Auldbar in 1670. The next three generations were Robert, Robert’s Son David, and then David’s Son Robert who died in 1753, and was the last of this Family line. According to Lyon Court records, the Title of "Chief of the Youngs of Auldbar" was vacated in 1672.
"Prudence Excels Strength"
The Clan is composed of Men and Women at least Eighteen (18) Years of Age who are direct Lineal Descendants of a Scotsman, or Scotswoman with the surname YOUNG, and can trace their Ancestry to the Scottish Ancestry of the Young Family, or who is a direct Lineal Descendant of a Scotsman or Scotswoman, and who does not necessarily descend from the Young Family. The Spouse and Dependent Children of any Member are considered to be Members as a Family in terms of Clan Membership.
Scottish Highland Games, Festivals, and Other Events are Everywhere! Please see the listing of games HERE!