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Re: Sutherland book
I don't suppose your Sutherland book mentioned a Lieut Alexander Sutherland
or Ensign William Sutherland, 1776, probably sons of the Rev Hugh Sutherland
I am progressing well on the Sinclair Officers in the 71st and will report
later. do you have room for a Sinclair Military page? Might be an idea to
ask for details from listers and accumulate. The book on Sutherlands in the
miltary seems to be well quoted.
Ed in Scotland
From: Ed Brumby <EdBrumby@71stfraserregt.freeserve.co.uk>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 20 April 1999 11:26
Subject: Re: Sutherland book might be helpful
>A friend loaned the book "A Prospect of Sutherland" by Gilbert T. Bell to
>me. Henry Sinclair b. 1580 m. Janet Sutherland. There quite a few
>marriages between Sinclairs and Sutherlands so this might be of interest to
>many of you. It concerns events connected with Carbisdale Castle which was
>built by the Dutchess of Sutherland and later gifted to the Scottish Youth
>Hostels Assoc. It is full of family scandal and intregues. Early history
>of this area starts with Allan, Thane of Sutherland, who was killed by
>Macbeth when he was attempting to secure the throne from the future Malcolm
>III sometime around 1057.
> Then the second chapt. begins with the 17th earl of Sutherland and his
>wife. All of us on the line of John of Exeter are equally Sutherlands
>one or more of them married a Sutherland wife. We do equally owe our genes
>to the women's side as well as the mans. That's a fact.
> One of the Dukes in here in 1864 entertained some interesting
>personalities of history. He built a RR from Ardgay across the Kyle of
>Sutherland to Golspie to Helmsdale . The line north went to Wick and
>Thurso. He also tried a couple of different industries to impove the
>economy of the area. Much of what he did must have affected Caithness
> I know you will find all the characters in this book sooo interesting.
>and was the Duke "accidently" shot? Then the family war really heated up!!
> This book was bought in Scotland. Published by Birlinn Ltd. 13
>St. Edinburgh EH9 1JH. ISBN 1 87474425 4. Probably not available here
>but will be on my purchase list when we get to Scotland next year for the
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