This year, Clan Ewing will appoint its first chief in almost 250 years.
Since the last Family Convention in 2014, Clan Ewing has been led by its commander, John Thor Ewing, and it has grown in strength and recognition. But the institution of commander can only be an interim measure. The time has now come to appoint a chief.
The last known Chief of Clan Ewing was Robert Ewing of Craigtoun, who is believed to have died in 1776. Since then, the line of descent has been lost, and it has not been possible to discover the heir to the chiefship by right of inheritance. So we’ve reached an impasse.
The Ewing Family Association is organising a new Family Convention to be held later this year when, unless a hereditary claimant can be securely established, a new chief will be appointed by the clan. If you cannot attend the Family Convention in person, there will also be an opportunity for eligible clansfolk to vote in advance. Among the candidates will be John Thor Ewing, current Commander of Clan Ewing. If you think you have a legitimate claim to be chief of this historic clan, or if you wish to stand for election as chief, Clan Ewing wants to hear from you now—straight away, before it’s too late!
The Ewing Family Convention will be held on 21st September 2024 at Strathleven House, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK, and simultaneously at the Crowne Plaza St Louis Airport Hotel, Bridgeton, Missouri, USA, when, unless a claim can be proven through hereditary right, the clan will appoint its choice of chief—the first for nearly two-and-a-half centuries. The meeting will be held under the supervision of George Way of Plean, Carrick Pursuivant and former Procurator Fiscal of the Court of the Lord Lyon. (Also see Wikipedia article.)
Full information, including program, registration, and fees at our 2024 Gathering at St Louis page.
You can ask questions or vote in the Clan's Convention by email at: email@example.com.
Every second year, Ewings usually gather in historically interesting locations. Here we were at Ewington, near Gallipolis, OH, in 2012. We explore and publish family histories and mutual ancestors. Some of us align with the Clan Ewing in Scotland, but others focus on the long and interesting history of people named "Ewing" (with relatives and fellow travelers) in America and around the world. See the announcement below for the 18th biennial Gathering at St. Louis, Missouri!
Membership in the Ewing Family Association is open to all persons with the Ewing (or similar) surname, to Ewing spouses, to anyone descended from a Ewing, or to anyone who supports the Association's purposes.
New Membership: If you would like to join the Association, please submit the Membership Form on-line. You will be asked for the $35 dues payment by credit card. If you'd rather not join through the on-line process, you can print and submit a paper form (PDF) and mail along with a check for $35 dues.
Renewals: Please submit the Membership Form on-line, and check the "renewal" box. You may also return the paper renewal form you should have received by postal mail along with a check for the dues.
For full information on the benefits of membership and other details, please consult our Membership page. There are also options for Institutional (Library) Memberships, and charitable donations.