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Re: Malcolm Caithness??
I've added this explanation to
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>Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 12:08 AM
>Subject: Malcolm Caithness??
>> More questions about names.
>> It was just recently that I noticed Malcolm's last name was Caithness.
>>I guess that is pretty unobservant. So I know the area named Caithness.
>>this the shortened version of Malcolm of Caithness? If so, is his name
>> Now I don't want to cause trouble with this next question, it is just
>>help me understand the situation, and know he isn't about to take over
>>another territory, But, if he hypothetically got possession of Rosslyn,
>>would he then be Malcom Rosslyn? Is there someone named ____Rosslyn? Was
>>his father called _____Caithness? How long has the name been in the
>>family? Are his kids named Caithness? Why isn't he Malcolm Sinclair?
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>Not sure if this got answered but I will answer it now anyway. I have just
>returned from Scotland where I talked with our Chief and this is how it
>works. Malcolms family name is Sinclair but when you have a title, you
>sometimes drop the family name as it is understood by all exactly what that
>is and the land title is substituted. John Sinclair who is Viscount Thurso,
>is always called John Thurso by people in Caithness and the Lords. Peter
>St. Clair Erskine is the Earl of Rosslyn and he is called Peter Rosslyn.
>Often when people with titles sign their names, they use only the place-name
>"Thurso" or "Caithness". The usage of titles and proper names is a very
>highly developed art and is subject to the most minute rules of protocol.
>This is just one of them. Our Chief is very excited about the 2000
>Gathering next year and he and John Thurso and Peter Rosslyn are all
>Yours aye, Rory.
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