Clan Kinloch History

The history of the Kinloch Clan doe not start until the 1200’s (other research has shown the Pictish name Kinloch first appears around 800AD), but it does give some useful details of the early family trees. This is taken from “Scottish Clans: Kinloch Clan History

Also spelled Kinlock, the name derives from the barony of Kinloch at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife.

William de Kyndelloche of Fifeshire rendered homage in 1296 to England’s Edward I with his signature, along with the signatures of many other of Scotland’s nobility, on the Ragman Rolls.

Johannes de Kyndelouch attested a confirmation charter by David II to Ysabella de Fyf in 1365, Sir John Kyndeloch was chaplain to friar Andrew Meldrum, brother of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, 1438.

A noted traveller and physician, David Kinloch, was, in 1616, given the lands of Aberbothrie by James VI. In 1685, a different David Kinloch, was made Baronet of Nova Scotia.

David Kinloch, possibly a member of one of the cadet branches, gained the lands of Aberbothrie from James VI in 1616, he was a noted physician and traveller. Another David Kinloch was created Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1685

The Kinlochs have long been associated with Dundee and George Kinloch was elected the first MP for Dundee in the reformed Parliament of 1832.