Scotland's Forgotten History

As our family roots originate in Scotland, I think it might be helpful for us to learn more of its forgotten history. Here is a link to two brief videos that will eventually become a series of Scotland's Forgotten History. I hope you'll enjoy them and develop a love and connection to our Lawson heritage. It's one of bravery and heroism. We are connected by blood to a noble people.

Scotland's Forgotten History Trailer from Scotland's Forgotten History on Vimeo.

Our Need for Revival Today

Our Need for Revival Today from Scotland's Forgotten History on Vimeo.

Grandma Anna Stone Lawson with siblings and Father

This picture was probably taken around 1910. I remember my Great Grandmother telling me she traveled in a covered wagon. This picture certainly looks as though it could've been taken from a scene in the "Little House on the Prairie" series!

Lawson Family Crest


MacLaren / Lawson Scottish Tartan

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.

Tartan is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over—two under the warp, advancing one thread at each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colours cross, which give the appearance of new colours blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett.(Wikipedia)
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Mother and Father's Wedding Photo


Anna Stone Lawson: 'A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised...'

Anna Stone LawsonJune 23, 1908 - Dec. 1998
The Woman Who Fears the Lord(Proverbs 31: 30 - 31 ESV)
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Today is Grandma Anna Lawson's Birthday!  She was born June 23, 1908 and went to be with the Lord, whom she served, in December of 1998.
Scripture tells us that a woman who fears the LORD, will be praised by her descendants and today is a day for us to give the LORD our praise for the godly example Anna Stone Lawson displayed for us.

Dear Father in Heaven,  We thank You for the Christian influence of our Grandmother Anna Lawson. She planted seeds of the Gospel of Jesus Christ deep within our souls as she read Bible stories and spoke of You to us while we sat on her lap and felt her loving arms wrapped around us.    She assured us of her and Your love.   We remember her smile and laughter as we grew up.   We remember th…

William “the Rebel” Lawson and the Battle of Culloden

Excerpt from Lawson, William - A Scottish Rebel by Bill Porter and posted online at Electric Scotland:
"William Lawson was born 26 June 1731 at Montrose, Scotland. He was the only son of a widow lady (1). No information is available on his father. Some believe his name was Robert and may have been killed during the Scottish uprising which culminated in the fatal route and dispersion of the followers of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, "the Pretender" to the throne of Great Britain at the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746.  “At this battle the British army, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, killed 1000 of the 5000 Scottish troops in less than an hour and pursued the fleeing rebels, persecuting and prosecuting them and members of their families (2). William Lawson was one of many young Scotsmen arrested and placed in prisons in northern England.  “Confined at Chester and Carlisle, the Scottish rebels became a threat to the English crown. On 25 September 1746, …