The Family of Henderson originated in several areas in
Scotland. A small clan from clan battles in the Highlands,
to the plantation of Ulster, the Jacobite uprisings, the Massacre at
Glencoe, and emigration to North America and Australia. There have
been Henderson chiefs, and farmers, knights and colliers, generals and
soldiers, good Scots wherever they have chosen to live.
FORDELL CLAN HENDERSON
Robert Henderson was a Burgess of Edinburgh who acquired
the lands of Fordell in the latter part of the 15th century.
was James Henderson, who became Lord Advocate of Scotland in 1494, for whom the lands of
Fordell were erected into a barony in 1511. These Hendersons were
staunch supporters of their King and fought and died in his
One of the more famous members of this branch was
Alexander Henderson (1583-1646) who is regarded as the greatest leader of
the Reformation in Scotland after Knox. One of the most respected
Presbyterian leaders, he was largely responsible for drafting the
National Convenant in 1638.
to our Henderson family in America
Go to the Clan Henderson
Society of the United States and Canada
(Join the society for events, contacts, membership, newsletter and genealogy)
Dr. Horace Loftin keeps record of "all" Clan Hendersons.
Perhaps he can help you find which one is yours, or find your missing
Go to our Henderson family
Our American family is related through William Henderson whose
four or five sons went to America.