The Clan Pringle Association
On Wednesday 3rd October 2012 leading members of the Pringle family met together and held the inaugural meeting of the Clan Pringle Association in the Pewterers’ Hall in London.
The Proposed Constitution of the Clan Pringle Association was tabled and adopted after a unanimous vote.
A copy of the Constitution is available to download here.
The following officers were unanimously elected in accordance with the Constitution:
- Chairman - James W Pringle of Torwoodlee, the 14th Laird.
- Secretary (and Pringle DNA Surname Project Administrator) - Sir Murray Pringle of Stitchill, Bart.
- Treasurer - James B Pringle (Stitchill family).
The following were also elected as Trustees:
- Alastair Pringle of Stitchill, younger, also the Co-Administrator of the Pringle DNA Surname Project.
- Andrew Pringle (Stitchill family).
- James M Pringle, Clan Pringle Association Website Administrator.
At the meeting we agreed to apply to become a not-for-profit charitable organization with the relevant authorities in Scotland, and open a bank account for donations. We hope that this will be the beginning of something much larger, and that Pringle’s from all over the world will join us in our efforts.
On 6th October 2013 the Board of Trustees co-opted the following Trustee:
- William Leon Pringle III, as a North America Representative.
On 14th August 2017 the Board of Trustees unanimously elected the first female to the Board as the Treasurer for a period of three years, replacing James B Pringle.
- Mrs Pricilla Dorman (nee Pringle)
Photos from the October 2012 meeting:
On Monday 18th March 2013 the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) became satisfied that the Clan Pringle Association had met the charity test, and entered it in the Scottish Charity Register. This means that the CPA now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Your charity’s registered name is: Clan Pringle Association
Your charity number is: SC043865
Your charity was registered on: 18 March 2013
Your principal contact address is: Torwoodlee, Galashiels, Scotland, TD1 1TZ
Your charitable purposes are: G - the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
Your charitable objects are: To preserve the Pringle family's traditions, sites, artifacts and records and to study its history, culture and relationships with other Scottish families and similar organisations by scientific, genealogical, archaeological and other research and make the results publically available to interested parties. The work to advance the knowledge of Scotland's culture and heritage will be disseminated as widely as possible.
Clan Gathering and AGM 2014: There was a Clan Gathering of Members of the Clan Pringle Association on Friday 27th June 2014, including an AGM and BBQ at Torwoodlee in Scotland. Our Executive Committee sent out a Notice, agenda, proxy and BBQ invitation before the meeting. William Pringle’s online photo gallery of the gathering can be seen here.
Minutes of the 1st CPA AGM held on 27th June 2014 at Torwoodlee
Minutes of the 2nd CPA AGM held on 10th July 2015 in England
Minutes of the 3rd CPA AGM held on 12th July 2016 in England
Minutes of the 4th CPA AGM held on 14th August 2017 in England
The Clan Pringle Association wishes to extend an invitation to all Pringles worldwide to apply for membership. Please e-mail us and let us know of your interest or use the form below.
Mission Statement of the Clan Pringle Association
- To raise the public profile of the clan and highlight the honour of the Pringle name.
- To promote Pringle history and to correct the errors of previous historians.
- To protect and preserve the historical sites that have been the home to Pringle’s throughout history.
- To establish who is the current clan chief through genealogical research and our DNA project.
- To include the worldwide Pringle diaspora in the Clan Pringle Association.
- To provide a forum through which Pringle’s can contact and communicate with each other.
Charity status: The Clan Pringle Association achieved Charity Status in Scotland and our North American Branch has been registered as a 501c3 non-profit.
The Pringle DNA Surname Project: To date, 61 men have joined our Y-DNA Surname Project. Of these, 39 men are shown to be related by varying degrees of closeness. Of these related men 22 do not have the surname Pringle or variants (Prindle, Pring, Pringe) or did not provide their names. Of the 22 unrelated men, 15 have the Pringle or variant names, probably because of a past adoption or illegitimacy, or an ancestor taking his wife’s Pringle surname for some reason. The remaining seven unrelated men had different surnames or did not provide their names.
Clan Gatherings: There have been three Pringle Clan Gathering, and we are planning to also have one in North America next year.
Torwoodlee Tower: Our Chairman has obtained grants to consolidate Torwoodlee Tower from the Fallago Environment Fund and Historic Scotland. The work started in the spring of 2015 and will last two years. BBC News: Historic Torwoodlee Tower project starts
Book Free Online: We have made this book available free online as a service to Pringles around the world - THE RECORDS OF THE PRINGLES OR HOPPRINGILLS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER, BY ALEX. PRINGLE, M.A., B.Sc. Published: Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1933.
New Book: We have assisted the author in producing this book - Saving the Army: The Life of Sir John Pringle by Dr Morrice McCrae. Published: 4 Sep 2014. Available to purchase on Amazon.co.uk. The biography's launch took place in the New Library, Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Monday 3rd November 2014.
Social Media Efforts: We have been posting regular content on the Pringle social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Advertising: Advertisements for the CPA have been placed in the clans area of the Scottish Banner and Scottish Life magazines.
American Scottish Festivals: The Association participated in the Alma Scottish Festival in Michigan on May 23-24 2015, and in the St Andrews Society of Detroit’s 166th Annual Highland Games on July 31-August 1 2015 in Livonia, Michigan.
People who have already joined:
- Annie Pringle from Queensland, Australia
- Dale Lemar Pringle III from Texas, USA
- Mark Pringle from Edinburgh, Scotland
- Norman Pringle from Cramlington, United Kingdom
- Laura Ann (Miller) Womack from Petersburg, United States
- Ben Rivis from Kirkby Moorside, England
- Daniela Belen Pringles from Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Jorge (George) Pringles from Los Angeles, California, USA
- Jeanette Pringle from Forest Hill, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- James Pringle from Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
- Daray Pringle from Oakland, USA
- Jeffrey Pringle from Ovid, USA
- Douglas Pringle from Lincoln, Ca., United States
- Chad Pringle from Montgomery, USA
- Alastair Pringle from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
- David Pringle from Christchurch, New Zealand
- Oliver Bradley Pringle from Fairbanks, United States
- Patrick Murray Pringle from Rochester, MN, U.S.A.
- Edna Pringle-Moss from Palm Coast, Florida, USA
- Debra Prindle from Interlaken, New York, U.S.A.
- Shanda Sepulveda (nee Pringle) from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
- Robert John Pringle from Knysna, South Africa
- Frances Taylor Pringle from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
- Calvin Logan Pringle from South Australia
- Allison Ross Pringle from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Robert Pringle from Simi Valley, CA, USA
- William Leon Pringle III from Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, USA
- Russel Walter Pringle from Houston, Texas, USA
- William Slye from Millersville, Maryland, USA
- Tomas Pringles from Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fe, Argentina
- James Pringle from Burford, Oxfordshire, England
- Thomas William Pringle from Blyth, Northumberland, England
- Paul Pringle from Bedlington, Northumberland, England
- Jamie Stuart MacKintosh Pringle from Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
- Richard Pringle from Robinson, McLennan, Texas, USA
- Jon Pringle from Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
- William Pringle from Salem, Oregon, USA
- Stephen Romeo from Keystone Heights, Florida, USA
- Pamela Pringle-Dore from AuSable Forks, New York, USA
- Robert Pringle Schneider from Canastota, New York, USA
- Kevin Pringle from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
- Adam Himmel, Roseville, California, USA
- James Leslie John Pringle from Harare, Zimbabwe
- William James Bruce Pringle from Harford, Maryland, USA
- James Burns Hogg, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
- Peter Pringle from Victoria, Australia
- Robyn Pringle from Kent, England
- James Pringle from Cumberland, Maine, USA
- Margaret Pringle from California, USA
- Robert Pringle from Glasgow, Virginia, USA
- Andrew Nagel from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
- Robert Keith Pringle from Huddinge, Sweden
- Alistair William Pringle Rae from Aberdeen, Scotland
- John Prindle from Berlin, Green Lake, WI, USA
- Susanne Turtle from Summertown, Lawrence, TN, USA
- Michael George Pringle from Northwich, Cheshire, England
- Lawrence Pringle from Chelsea, Maine, USA
- Jimany Pringle from Naples, Florida, USA
- Susanne Margaret Pringle from Willoughby, NSW, Australia
- Tania Godwin from Aberdeen, Scotland
- Kirby Pringle from Tuscola, IL, USA
- Derek Pringle from Hampton, Virginia, USA
- Gail Pringle from Birtle, MB, Canada
- Hamish Pringle from London, England
- John Brian Pringle from Box Elder, South Dakota, USA
Plus the 7 trustees listed above. Please note that this list may not accurate all of the time.
If you would like to join our association and be added to our membership please use the registration forms below.
Membership of the Clan Pringle Association is £15 per annum, per household. We have two methods of registering:
1. Online Electronic Registration method:
Payment should be sent to our CPA PayPal account, by sending it to our Treasurer: You should click the box that the payment is from a friend, and there will not be a charge on the payee. If you do not have a linked bank account you can pay by credit card, in which case there will be a small charge levied by PayPal.
2. Print and Post Registration method:
Cheques can be made out to the ‘Clan Pringle Association’ and posted to:
The Clan Pringle Association, Torwoodlee, Galashiels, Scotland, TD1 1TZ Please print and fill out this application form and covering letter and send them with the cheque. Please note that we cannot accept cheques in any foreign currency at this time, as our bank will only allow cheques in British Pounds Sterling to be paid into our account. However, our PayPal account accepts all currencies.
Please like us on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ClanPringleAssociation
Many of the other Border Families also refer to themselves as Clans and have even adopted highland clan tartans.Their websites are as follows:Clan Armstrong Trust www.armstrongclan.infoClan Bell International www.ClanBell.orgBorthwick Clan Association www.clanborthwick.comClan Crichton www.clancrichton.orgClan Douglas Society (USA) www.clandouglassociety.orgClan Douglas Association of Australia www.clandouglas.org.au Clan Douglas (UK) DouglasHistory.co.ukClan Dunbar www.clandunbar.com Elliot Clan Society www.elliotclan.comClan Hamilton Society www.clanhamilton.orgClan Home Association (UK) www.clan-home.orgClan Home Society (USA) www.clanhome.netClan Irving www.ClanIrving.comClan Johnstone Association www.johnstoneclan.org.uk or www.clanjohnstone.orgClan Kerr (UK) www.clankerr.co.uk Kerr Family Association (USA) www.kerrfamilyassociation.comClan Maitland Society www.clanmaitland.org.uk Maxwell Society www.maxwellsociety.com or www.clanmaxwell.comClan Rutherfurd Organization www.clanrutherfurd.org Clan Scott Society www.clanscottsociety.org or www.clanscottscotland.comSeton Family www.thesetonfamily.comSwinton Family Society www.swintonfamilysociety.orgTurnbull Clan Association www.turnbullclan.com