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No. 87 “Pope” Cunningham and a New Explanation for the Clan Cunningham’s Coat of Arms


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Often we hear people say this changes everything, or this is a major breakthrough. In this case this article does change everything. Derek Cunningham has over the last 12 years done more than anyone else to recover our ancient past. He has recovered the notes of Frederic van Bossen, he has recovered our link with the de Percys and he has investigated the Cunninghams of Cunningesholme. However, this article is truly groundbreaking. It recovers the link between Clan Cunningham and Pope-elect Robert Somercotes, and he tells us the reason why he did not become Pope. He also provides a reasoned explanation for each element in out ancient Coat of Arms; and to finish up he even provides a new theory for the origin of the name Kilmaurs. We think you will really enjoy this amazing Clan article.

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  1. Great research and presentation. Thank you for your perseverance and hard work. It would really be helpful if someone could create an ancestry tree based on this article which shows the ancestor and descendent links as described so this can be applied to our individual family trees.

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