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Re: Connections with Portugal??
There certainly was a connection with the Stewarts. Charles II married
Catherine Braganza, princess of Portugal. Don't know how that originated,
but they already had alliances with them.
From: Penelope Blair Hillyer Law <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: Connections with Portugal??
>They may have made the same mistake that a cousin of
>mine made. We were discussing Prince Henry
>Sinclair's voyage to the New World and her child
>popped out with "Did he have anything to do with
>Prince Henry the Navigator?" Prince Henry the
>Navigator of Portugal funded explorers such as
>Magellan much later than Prince Henry Sinclair did -
>by about 2 centuries if my faulty memory is not
>failing me. The strange side of all this is that on
>my father's side of the family (non-Sinclair) there
>was one Christophe Colomb from Corbeille, France who
>married Francoise Bringier of White Hall Plantation
>and subsequently of Bocage Plantation (her father's
>wedding present) up-river from New Orleans in about
>1800. He claimed descent from Christopher Columbus,
>but since records were destroyed during the French
>Revolution we have never been able to prove or
>disprove the association, which I don't think would
>be anything to be proud of anyway, considering recent
>discoveries regarding the original Christopher that
>have come to light such as treatment of the native
>Sorry to stray so far from the subject, but couldn't
>resist adding in a little personal vignette.
>> Someone recently was telling me that there was some
>type of connection
>> between the Sinclair family and Portugal. Has
>anyone heard anything along
>> these lines? Were they thinking of a marriage
>perhaps? They were very hazy
>> as to the exact reason they sensed a connection,
>but the idea seemed
>> interesting enough that I decided to refer it to
>the group. Portugal
>> connections for Sinclair/St. Clair?
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