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Postby sahona » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:05 pm

Shard wrote:
sahona wrote:that
Prove it!


I think proving follows kneading, if you just let it lie. :P
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Postby Olivepage » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:10 pm

Sorry for delayed response - had a little Scottish holiday.

But was a somewhat upset to see this:-

"Callum Entwistle? Now what clan do you reckon he belongs to?

Or are we talking about the island of Mull off Yorkshire?"

I would have thought gentlemen of your learning and education would have known Entwistle was a Lancashire name, NOT Yorkshire.

It is important to get these things right.
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Postby Telo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:27 pm

Re Clan Entwistle, disnae matter, we're all Jock Tamson's bairns and stuff. We've all got to come from somewhere, although the sight of so many young people in the in islands living in caravans was a pretty depressing experience. I believe the position has improved in recent years (although I stand to be corrected....... ).

I'm quarter English. I'm not ashamed of it. In fact, quite proud of my English ancestors.

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Postby Rowana » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:38 pm

Shard wrote:
I'm quarter English. I'm not ashamed of it. In fact, quite proud of my English ancestors.


I started researching my family tree last year, and discovered that I'm one eighth Irish. My Great-Grandmother was born somewhere in Ireland, Letterkenny possibly, but I haven't got to the bottom of it yet.

Three quarters Scottish, but I've no idea about the other eighth! Another G-Grandmother was, shall we say, a bit of a character, and had several children to several fathers!

Oh, the skeletons we uncover!

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Postby JackJ » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:01 pm

Shard wrote:I'm quarter English. I'm not ashamed of it.


Strange statement !

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Postby Telo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:14 pm

JackJ wrote:
Shard wrote:I'm quarter English. I'm not ashamed of it.


Strange statement !

It wouldn't have been if you'd had the common decency and courtesy to quote the whole line.

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Postby Windfinder » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:32 pm

Shard wrote:It wouldn't have been if you'd had the


Strange statement !




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Postby Ocklepoint » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:37 pm

Talking of ancestry and things to be proud of........

I think the part of my mainly Scottish Irish ancestry that I am most proud of is being one sixty fourth or perhaps one one hundred and twenty eighth part Burmese

Would that entitle me to play for the Burmese football team?

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Postby Telo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:41 pm

Windfinder wrote:(and I will never get bored with this game!)

What an odd thing to say....

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Postby Rowana » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:50 pm

Ocklepoint wrote:Talking of ancestry and things to be proud of........

I think the part of my mainly Scottish Irish ancestry that I am most proud of is being one sixty fourth or perhaps one one hundred and twenty eighth part Burmese

Would that entitle me to play for the Burmese football team?


Not sure about the Burmese football team, but now you mention things to be proud of, I've also discovered that I'm related to a retired Captain of the US Coastguard.

He was their head of communications, and was instrumental at the start of satelite communications with ships, GMDSS and all that sort of stuff. I have corresponded with him by email, and I find it amazing that we both have so much in common, even after 5 generations!
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Postby Windfinder » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:32 pm

Shard wrote:What an odd thing....



Strange statement !

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Postby Olivepage » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:49 pm

I never understood why anyone should be interested in their family tree. You stand or fall on who you are not on what your ancestors did or did not do.

I have no claim to exotic ancestry, I'm sure all my ancestors on the maternal side were peasants and on my father's side, soldiers.

My one and only handle on celebrity is that my maternal grandfather is reputed to have once shared a platform with Keir Hardie.

So there!

PS - One question that has puzzled me. A very good friend of mine moved from Bradford to Islay about 20 years ago. When they moved they had a very young son. About 2 years after moving they had a daughter.

The question is: Is the daughter English or Scottish?
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Postby Rowana » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:25 pm

Olivepage wrote:I never understood why anyone should be interested in their family tree. You stand or fall on who you are not on what your ancestors did or did not do.



While I can see where you are coming from, I find it fascinating, not only who the ancestors were, but what they did, and the times that they lived in.

For example, I've found that some of my ancestors families moved around a hell of a lot - London & Cornwall for example. This was in the early 1800's when there was no transport, the railways were just starting up, and roads were almost non existant. How the hell do you move yourself, wife and several infants/babies from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall?

Also interesting is how some traits continue down the generations. My wife has a thing about trains,and often said she would have loved to have a big train set, with all the layouts etc. Turns out that many of her ancestors WERE railway workers!

So, while I agree with you to some extent, it's the past generations that make us what we are.
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Postby ljs » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:21 pm

Can see both sides of that discussion but intrigued that my paternal grandfather who was a minister in the Church of Scotland travelled from Glasgow to Spain through France by motorcycle in 1908 for his 5 week summer holiday. The only thing he took with him was a spare collar! Does that mean I'm descended from the Glasgow chapter of the Hells Angels....?

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Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:20 pm

ljs wrote:Can see both sides of that discussion but intrigued that my paternal grandfather who was a minister in the Church of Scotland travelled from Glasgow to Spain through France by motorcycle in 1908 for his 5 week summer holiday. The only thing he took with him was a spare collar! Does that mean I'm descended from the Glasgow chapter of the Hells Angels....?


No, I would say, just descended from hell. :lol:
Incidently, where exactly is Fannys bay in Donegal? and what is the quality of the poteen like there? as I am completly out of it, and in dire need of some, madicinal purposes ya know. :wink:


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