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Motto: Tam andax quam fidelis (As much in daring as in faith)

The name Roxburgh is derived from the ancient town of Roxburgh in Lower Teviotdale.  The word is Norman in origin from 'Roke' a rock and 'boruth' a borough.  First mention of the name occurs in 1153 when Adam de Rogesburg witnessed a charter by David I in favour of Cambus Kenneth Abbey and between 1163-85, Walter of Rokesburg witnessed charters by Richard, bishop of St. Andrews.  

About the same time, the ‘terra abbacie de munros’ was granted by William the Lion to Hugh de Rokesburc, clericus regis.  This Hugh de Roxburgh was chancellor of the kingdom and bishop elect of Glasgow.  He died in 1199.  William of Roxburgh was cellarer of Newbattle Abbey in 1291 and John Rokesburg was procurator for the monks of Kelso in their dispute with William Folkard in 1295.  William of Rokesburgh was master of the maison Dieu of Berwick in 1332, and John Rokesburgh was charged with breaking parole in 1358.  Other spellings of the name include Roksburgh 1269, Roxbruch 1563, Roxburch 1567, and Roxburg 1342.  Owing to the name being topographical in origin, the Roxburgh District tartan would appear to be the most logical choice for those wishing to wear a tartan.  

About the same time, the ‘terra abbacie de munros’ was granted by William the Lion to Hugh de Rokesburc, clericus regis.  This Hugh de Roxburgh was chancellor of the kingdom and bishop elect of Glasgow.  He died in 1199.  

William of Roxburgh was cellarer of Newbattle Abbey in 1291 and John Rokesburg was procurator for the monks of Kelso in their dispute with William Folkard in 1295.  William of Rokesburgh was master of the maison Dieu of Berwick in 1332, and John Rokesburgh was charged with breaking parole in 1358.  

Other spellings of the name include Roksburgh 1269, Roxbruch 1563, Roxburch 1567, and Roxburg 1342.  Owing to the name being topographical in origin, the Roxburgh District tartan would appear to be the most logical choice for those wishing to wear a tartan.  

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