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The Clan Chisholm Society, initially founded in London by Chief James Chisholm of Chisholm at the end of the 19th century, was resurrected in 1951 by his granddaughter Mairi and her nephew Alastair. It is now presided by Mr Forbes Merritt Chisholm.
The Society aims at preserving the heritage of the Clan and maintaining links between scattered Chisholms, thanks mainly to International Gatherings (1996, 2001, the next one being planned for 2006) and a yearly Journal. It has developped both in Britain and overseas. There are now over 600 members. To join, please get in touch with the relevant Branch.
Presidents of the Clan Chisholm Society
Mairi Chisholm of Chisholm (1951-?)
A. R. Chisholm (?-1969-?)
Ruari I. L. Chisholm (1989 - 1994)
Roger E. Chisholm-Batten (1994 - 2001)
Forbes Merritt Chisholm (since 2001)
The Chisholms, Chiefs of the Clan Chisholm
1. John de Chisholme
2. Richard de Chesholme
3. Sir John de Cheseholme (c. 1300)
4. Alexander de Chisholme (c. 1335)
5. Sir Robert de Chisholme (c. 1346)
6. Sir Robert de Chisholme (c. 1358)
7. John de Chisholme (?-1436)
8. Alexander de Chisholme (1436-?)
9. Thomas de Chisholme
10. Alexander de Chisholme (?-1432)
11. Wiland de Chisholme
12. Wiland de Chisholme
13. John Chisholm
14. Alexander Chisholm
16. John Chisholm (1589?-1630)
17. Alexander Chisholm (1630-1661)
19. Alexander Chisholm (1661-1686)
20. John Chisholm (1686-1709)
21. Roderick Chisholm (1709-1767)
22. Alexander Chisholm of Chisholm (1767-1785)
23. Alexander Chisholm (1785-1793)
24. William Chisholm (1793-1817)
25. Alexander William Chisholm, MP (1810-1817-1838)
26. Duncan MacDonell Chisholm (1811-1838-1858)
27. James Sutherland Chisholm (1858-1885)
28. Roderick Donald Matheson Chisholm (1862-1885-1887)
29. ? (1887 -?)
30. Chisholm Gooden-Chisholm (?-1929)
31. Captain Roderick Chisholm of Chisholm (1929-1943)
32. Alastair Chisholm of Chisholm (1943-1997)
33. Hamish Chisholm of Chisholm (born 1956 - Chief since 1997)
(If you can help fill in the gaps in these lists, please write to the webmaster)
Alexander de Chesholme, witness of a charter in 1248/1249.
John de Cheseholm, mentioned in a papal bull of 1254.
Richard de Chesholme, of the county of Roxburgh, August 1296 (Ragman Rolls *).
John de Chesholme, of the county of Berwick, August 1296 (Ragman Rolls *).
* Warning : The linked page says that "in the 13th century 'f' was used to represent the letter 's' and that convention has been left in these names". It is wrong : 'f' has never indicated an 's' ; the long 's', without a bar in the middle, should not be taken for an 'f' and should only be spelt 's'. Where the author writes 'Chefolm', 'Chefehelm', 'Rokefburgh', please read Chesolm, Chesehelm, Rokesburgh.
Various spellings of Chisholm encountered in historical documents : de Cheisolme, Cheisolmus, Cheisolves, Chelson, CHISHOLM, Chisholme, Chrysolveus, Geyssolm de Cromnes.
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