daniiaddison (daniiaddison) wrote in little_details,

Specific wording for a loyalty oath 17th century

My story takes place in the late 17th century in the scottish highlands. I am about to set the scenery for a clan meeting during which some of my characters are suppose to give a loyalty oath to their chief. I want to know if there was a certain way in which this was done and if there was specific wording.
I found some information in another novel, but am not sure whether that was the common way of doing that or if the author just made it up - if so, I obviously can't use that.

I searched google with following words and phrases:
- clan history
- loyalty oath wording
- oath of allegiance
- scottish oaths
- loyalty oath clan chief

from the offered results i checked

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_oath
- http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-12940384.html
- http://news.scotsman.com
- http://www.clangrant-us.org/FAQ.html
- http://www.bayviewkentallen.co.uk/glencoemassacre.html
- http://mysite.verizon.net/.../clanmactavishseannachie/id20.html

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_Allegiance_(United_Kingdom)
--> this site does give wording examples for oaths, but only for oaths of allegiance to the king or queen of england

Maybe I am just trying to be too precise, yet I want to know if there was a specific way for that kind of ceremony and if there were specific words that were used.

It would be great if someone could help. Even if you just tell me, that there was no specific way and it was done individually, depending on the clan maybe.

Oh - the clan that I am referring to are the Frasers of Saltoun. If that is of importance.
Tags: 1700s (no decades given), uk: scotland: history

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