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Tartan Details - Unnamed C18th - Prince Charles Edward

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Unnamed C18th - Prince Charles Edward" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1707
STWR ref: 1707
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1745
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Other
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Registration notes: The reason for such a profusion of Prince Charles Edward tartans is said to be his habit of honouring his host at that time by wearing his tartan. In his travels he obviously stayed/hid with many hosts.'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' (1893) states: 'Fragments employed in the preparation of this illustration are portions of a plaid worn by Prince Charles Edward during his brief sojourn in Edinburgh in 1745. On his departure he presented the garment to Susanna, Countess of Eglinton, a belle of the day at whose house in the Canongate he was a frequent visitor.' Apparently she divided it up amongst her seven daughters and the portions ended up being greatly mutilated (even made into slippers). The name Albany refers to one of the Italian titles borne Bonnie Prince Charlie - Duke of Albany. Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority's Scarlett Collection.
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