Leaders of Clan Henderson
Alister D. Henderson of Fordell
Chief of the Arms and Names of Henderson
Alistair D. Henderson of Fordell, was recognized as Chief of the Name and Arms of the Baronial House of Henderson by the Lord Lyon in 2005. Alistair D. Henderson of Fordell was named chief following the passing of his father Dr. John William Philp Henderson of Fordell. Alistair currently resides in Torwood, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. He is an electrical engineer, presently consulting in the field of air pollution control and travels throughout South East Asia.
He has two children. His daughter Claire, (Bachelors of Communications (Film & Television)) graduated from Griffith University with the Dean’s Award for high achievement and now works for BBC in London. His son, Iain, is working in Japan and is a graduate of the University of Queensland.
Alistair is interested in Scottish history, and is a member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, the Scottish Genealogy Society, and the Genealogical Society of Queensland. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
High Commissioner and Chieftain
David R. Henderson
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Counselor to the Chief
Tanistry was a the Gaelic system for passing on titles and lands. Under this system, a Tanist is the person who holds the office of heir-apparent to succeed to the chieftainship of the Clan. In the Clan Henderson, our Tanist is Iain Henderson, son of the Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, Alistair D. Henderson. Iain is a graduate from the University of Queensland in Australia and currently resides and works in Japan.