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Re: Baptist Religion--A hint?
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Plumpett@aol.com writes
>I have read recently that a Sinclair built the first Baptist Church in
>northern Scotland !
>Since the first article on this site that raised the Baptist question
>occurred several days later , I didn't note the specific details for later
>To address the inquiry that first raised this issue , it would seem consistent
>with this finding that a specific religious affiliation could provide a
>valuable clue in finding roots in a family line .
>I would confirm other list member's comments that the religious affiliations
>were often fluid in this country . My own Sinclair line in the USA was first
>found to be
>Methodist- Episcopal , then Episcopal .
>A daughter then married into a line with Quaker , Baptist and Presbyterian
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It is very difficult to reply from a Scottish perspective I am not sure
what you mean by fluid - the major change came at the REFORMATION - when
the forces of protestantism came to be dominant in Britain as a whole
and Henry the Eighth renounced his catholic faith and became head of the
Church of England. Now, there were splits within the Protestant
teaching and from that came such groupf as the Baptists, the
I've learnt in the time of being part of the Sinclair network that
direct. existing contacts with people in Scotland are of comparatively
little interest. I can understand this since we are so remote and
possibly so few in number and our more dirsct links with the past
history of the Sinclairs and with present possible family links in the
States and canada etc. are difficult to establish.
Anyway I think I'll ubsubscribe for now since most folks find Scotland
and its denizens just a tad remote.
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